Do you have a soft spot for seafood but find yourself unwilling or unable to travel hundreds of miles to the nearest ocean? Are you tired of paying inland prices for delicious fish, crabs and shrimp? Have no fear, landlubbers! This Thursday through Sunday, the Newport riverside will be transformed into an oceanside Mecca as it hosts the 2011 Great Inland Seafood Festival.
The picturesque village of Glendale might seem like a sleepy place, but leave it to this elegant town to celebrate its appreciation for food, drink and charming local history with an equally classy party! The Glendale Beer, Wine and Food Festival spans three days of wine tastings, food sampling, live music and much more from within and around the Glendale Village Square.
It's no secret that musical performances focus on the auditory aspect of art. But thanks to sponsorship from local organizations, audiences will be able to experience a true feast for the senses. "Music on the Trails" is a four-week concert series that features local bands performing in different locations around the picturesque hiking trails of Burnet Woods.
Dust off your leather jacket and hide your Prius at home, because it’s time for the annual Newport Motorcycle Rally. The rally boasts four days of festivities celebrating Cincinnati motorcycles and the people who know them best. Attendees can trek to the waterfront and admire the rows of bikes framed against the Cincinnati skyline, and owners can register their rides for judging and a chance to be crowned the "Best-Looking Bike."
New York City flaunts the Brooklyn Bridge. San Francisco brags about its Golden Gate. But did you know that the Cincinnati waterfront is also home to a historic piece of suspended engineering? This Saturday, RoeblingFest will bring together people from both sides of the Ohio River to celebrate the history of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, as well as the community and pride that are intertwined with this beautiful Covington landmark.
People dedicate holidays to everything from an appreciation for a parent to the birthday of a president. But what about an annual celebration for a book? Bloomsday is a yearly tribute to James Joyce and his world-famous novel, 'Ulysses.' The day itself is named after the novel's main character, Leo Bloom, who spends a single day traveling through the main streets and back alleys of Dublin while allowing readers a first-hand glimpse of everyday life for the people of Ireland.