JUNE

PNC Summer Music Series
Memorial Day to September
Fountain Square will host eight live music events a week including reggae, southern, acoustic, indie music and much more.
Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., downtown. www.myfountainsquare.com.

PNC Salsa on the Square
Thursdays (Schedule TBD)
Fountain Square heats up on Thursday nights when bands including Tropicoso, Acapulco, Son del Caribe and ¡Zumba! play from 7 to 10 p.m. Instructors teach basic steps to dancers, who can choose to cool down with a drink after learning hot new moves. A variety of food items are also available. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., downtown. www.myfountainsquare.com.

Family Days on the Square
June 5-26
The events designed for children 10 and under are held from 10 a.m. to noon and feature activities including fitness, dance, stories, art and playground games. Every event concludes with a performance by a children's entertainer.
Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., downtown. www.myfountainsquare.com/family.

Trillium Art Fair
June 6
About 40 local artists present their handmade art, paintings, metal works, woodturners, photography, jewelry and caricatures. Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn.
(513) 771-8733 or www.greatparks.org.


Newport Italianfest
June 10-13
Get a taste of Italy with authentic food, music, family photos, a cooking competition and fireworks. Riverboat Row, Newport. www.newportky.gov.

Live at the Levee
June 17-Aug. 25
Summer Concert Series on Riverwalk Plaza, featuring Soul Pocket (June 17), J.D. Shelburne (June 24), The Rusty Griswolds (July 1), and Naked Karate Girls (July 8), among others. Newport On The Levee, www.newportonthelevee.com

Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show 2010: Butterflies of Japan
Through June 20
This year's event marks the 15th anniversary of the Butterfly Show at the Krohn Conservatory. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience that features cultural displays, fabulous events, and "special guest" butterflies and insects brought over from Japan for the first time. Colors and plantings will change three times during the show, when a new "special guest" butterfly flies in: Sakura, April 17-May 10; Tanabata, May 11-31; Otsukimi, June 1-20. There is an admission charge for this special event. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati. (513) 352-4080 or www.butterflyshow.com.

9th Annual Ohio River Way Paddlefest 2010
June 24-26
Paddlefest has grown into the largest on-water canoe and kayak festival in the entire country with over 1,800 paddlers attending from over 15 states. This year's Paddlefest Weekend will feature challenging and educational activities for folks of all ages and skill levels. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson. (513) 588-6936 or www.ohioriverway.org/paddlefest/.


JULY

Party in the Park
Through Aug. 18
Every Wednesday this summer, join the party that's been rockin' the river for 33 years.
Yeatman's Cove Park, downtown. www.party-in-the-park.com.

Toyota's Movie Night on the Square
June 5-Aug. 28
Saturday Night at the Movies presents two feature films each week during the summer on Fountain Square's big screen, with movies shown at 7:30 and 9:30. Bring your own blankets, chairs and pillows. Adult beverages, soft drinks and snacks are available for purchase. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., downtown. www.myfountainsquare.com/family.

ArtWorks Interactive Mural
Through Oct. 31
Local artists and a team of teen apprentice artists from ArtWorks are creating an interactive mural for the Contemporary Arts Center's UnMusuem titled "Stay Up Cincinnati," featuring Cincinnatians such as Ezzard Charles, Annie Oakley, Aaron Pryor and Doris Day. Open to the public and free with general museum admission. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., downtown. (513) 345-8400 or www.contemporaryartscenter.org

Newport Motorcycle Rally
July 2-5
Fire up the hog and head down to Newport for four days of music, motorcycle shows and awards, a charity ride and fireworks. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport. www.newportmotorcyclerally.com.

P&G Fourth of July Bash
July 4
Enjoy a free fireworks display in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. The evening kicks off with the Gospel and Smooth Sunday music series concerts at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. At 9:00, more music and fireworks will begin. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., downtown. www.myfountainsquare.com.

Red, White & Blue Ash
July 4
Celebrate Independence Day with rock legends YES and Peter Frampton while enjoying fireworks simulcast to a music soundtrack, food and family activities. Duke Realty Property, Lake Forest West Drive and Glendale Milford Road. www.blueash.com.

St. Rita Fest
July 9-11
The annual fundraiser for St. Rita School for the Deaf, St. Rita Fest is one of the longest-running festivals in the Tristate. It features musical entertainment from Inside Straight, After Midnight and the No Name Band, children's entertainer Zak Morgan, and more than 100 booths that include rides, food and games. Admission is $2. St. Rita School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale-Milford Road, Evendale. (513) 771-7600 or www.srsdeaf.org.

Cincinnati T-Shirt Market
July 16
The mini-market on Fountain Square from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. celebrates Cincinnati with T-shirts designed for the city. Colleges, sports teams and major attractions will all be represented in the apparel, as well as creations by local designers. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., downtown. www.myfountainsquare.com

Canning Basics
July 17, Aug. 14, Sept. 11
Figure out what to do with the food you've grown while getting the basics on canning from Gretchen Vaughn of Greensleeves Farm. Safety issues and more are covered with a water-bath canning demonstration and a discussion on pressure canning. Seating is limited. RSVP to Gretchen at greensleevesfarm@gmail.com. Park +Vine, 1109 Vine St., downtown. (513) 721-7375 or www.parkandvine.com.

British Car Day
July 18
Vintage Jaguars.,Triumphs, MGs, food, music and family activities, sponsored by the British Car Club of Greater Cincinnati. William Harbin Park, Fairfield. (513) 378-5805 or www.bccgc.com.

Cincinnati Salsa Festival
July 29-Aug. 1
The festival brings some spice to Cincinnati with live music, salsa performances and workshops, parties, and even a certified attempt for the largest salsa class in The Guinness Book of World Records. Various locations downtown. (513) 939-0936 or www.cincinnatisalsafestival.com.

August

Q102 & Bud Select Party on the River Presented by M/I Homes
Through Sept. 8
Every other Wednesday night, come out to see live music acts like Naked Karate Girls and The Lions Rampant at Yeatman's Cove. Parties run from 5:30 to 10 p.m., with after parties at Jefferson Hall at Newport on the Levee to follow. Yeatman's Cove Park, downtown. www.wkrq.com

Glier's Goettafest
Aug. 6-8
Celebrate all things goetta, such as goetta pizza, goetta reubens, goetta burgers, goetta omelets, goetta fudge and more. Newport's Riverfront Levee. www.goettafest.com.

Appalachian Heritage Day
Aug. 7
Experience Appalachian culture while you eat, listen to live music, and watch demonstrations in spinning, basket making and woodcarving. Paddleboats, fishing and a wet playground make it a perfect spot to bring the kids. Miami Whitewater Forest Harbor, 9001 Mount Hope Road, Harrison. (513) 521-7275 or www.hamiltoncountyparks.org.

Great Inland Seafood Festival
Aug. 12-15
Enjoy the freshest catches the Tristate has to offer, including the festival's signature $10.95 whole lobster. Continuous live music acts play while guests gobble down everything from crab legs to salmon. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport. (513) 477-3320 or www.greatinlandseafoodfest.com.

Water Balloon Toss at the Square
Aug. 20
Participants compete in the long-favored game to win prizes, but most of all to get relief from the heat. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., downtown. www.myfountainsquare.com/balloontoss.

9th Annual Summer Arts and Crafts Fair
Aug. 21
The free event invites guests to peruse arts and crafts in the theater, lobby, stage and outdoors. Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., Western Hills. www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com.

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