This Weekend: 5/3–5/6

It’s a busy weekend in Cincinnati, with Flying Pig Weekend, Cinco de Mayo, and the Kentucky Derby all taking place. Plus there’s a lot of great art, free fitness, plant sales, and outdoor fun!

And you know what else? If I didn’t know any better, I’d say spring is here to stay! Check out the Spring in Cincy tab on for ideas where to sit outside around Cincinnati, plus a comprehensive guide to all things Creamy Whips and Farmers’ Markets. Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is approaching. Here is a great list of unique, Cincinnati-centric gift ideas.

But This Weekend:

May 3: Community Night at Findlay Market, 4–8pm
May 3: Vinyl Night at Bircus Brewing, 4–9pm
May 3: Pike Street Stroll Pop Up hosted by Rooted Yoga, 5–8pm
May 3: Dog’s Night Out hosted by STAF at Graeter’s (Hyde Park), 6–9pm
May 3: A Dog’s Night Out, Adoption and Donation Event hosted by Lil’ Paw Prints Animal Rescue Haven at Graeter’s (Mason), 6–9pm
May 3: Salsa on the Square Kick-Off on Fountain Square, 7–10pm
May 3: Original Live Music from Locals MayaLou, Nancy P, and Joshua! at Mixwells Northside, 9pm–1am
May 3–4: JWR Trappist Style Trippel Release at Alexandria Brewing Company
May 3–5: The Plant Sale 2018 at the Civic Garden Center

May 4: Patio Night with Mazunte at Pearl’s, 3pm–12am
May 4: Force Friday at Narrow Path, 5–10pm
May 4: May the Fourth Be With You Episode III: An Art Tribute Show at Brew House, 5–11pm
May 4: Derby Kickoff Party hosted by Cincinnati Magazine at Carnegie Hall, 7–9pm*
May 4: Fireworks Friday after Cincinnati Reds vs. Miami Marlins, 7:10pm*
May 4: Little Kings Mile hosted by Christian Moerlein Beer Series, 8–10pm*
May 4–5: May 4th Celebration! at Paper Street Trading Co.
May 4–5: The Fretboard Experience at Fretboard Brewing
May 4–5: Essex Studio Art Walk May
May 4–6: Cincy Cinco Latino Festival on Fountain Square
May 4–6: Flying Pig Weekend

May 5: Totally Hopped Out/Hops, Hops, Hops Can Release at Listermann, 10am
May 5: WestSide Market, 10am–4pm
May 5: Pure Barre Pop-up at WestSide Market, 10–10:45am
May 5: Manifest Press Book Sale at Manifest Gallery, 11am–2pm
May 5: Spring Pottery Fair presented by the Clay Alliance, 11am–5pm

May 5: Derby de Mayo at Lucious Q featuring Tropicoso, 11am–11pm
May 5: 16 Lots Derby Day Party and KJ Summerville, 12pm–12am

May 5: Flying Fur Run, 1:30–2:30pm*
May 5: Cinco de Derby at Borderlands, 2–8pm*
May 5: Derby de Mayo Charity Crawl, 2–9pm*
May 5: Summer Kickoff Celebration at Green Man Twist, 3–9:30pm

May 5: Oakley Wines Kentucky Derby Party, 3–10pm
May 5: 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Gomez Salsa Cantina – Walnut Hills, 3pm–1am
May 5: Cinco de Nada 2018 at Nada, 3pm–1am
May 5: Cincinnati Poetry SLAM at Artsville, 6–9pm*
May 5–6: Indian Jewelry and Attire Exhibition at Hyatt Place Cincinnati–Northeast

May 6: 20th Running of the Flying Pig Marathon, 6:30am–2pm
May 6: Flying Pig Marathon Watch Party at The Growler House, 7am–12:30pm
May 6: When Pigs Fly Over Streetside at Streetside Brewery, 7:30am
May 6: Pure Barre Pop-up in the Park at Veterans Park in Green Twp, 9–10am
May 6: Northside Urban Hike hosted by Imago, 9:45am–12pm*
May 6: PLANT SALE at Fern, 12–5pm
May 6: Yoga for Everybody Free Workshop at World Peace Yoga Cincinnati, 3–5pm
May 6–13: Nurse’s Week hosted by Swine City Brewing

All events are linked to their respective Facebook event page. Ticketing information, where applicable, is available on the event page, as well as the location, time, and other relevant details.

And, of course, here are some great, ongoing events in the urban core:

Strauss Troy Market on Fountain Square, 11am–2pm
Workout on the Green at Washington Park, 6–8:30pm

Workout on the Green at Washington Park, 6–8:30pm

FSQ Eats on Fountain Square, 11am–2pm
Yappy Hour at Washington Park, 5–8pm
Salsa on the Square, 7–10pm

Weekend Workout at Washington Park, 9–10am

through May 20: Workout Sundayz at Ziegler Park, 11am–12pm

*Ticket, fee, or admission applicable. Click on the link for more information.


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