Events in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine beginning May 17
Seventh Annual OTR 5K Run / Walk and Summer Celebration
Saturday, May 18, 10am to 4pm
Each year, thousands of participants come out to celebrate the start of summer and the renaissance of Over-the-Rhine, and this year’s event promises to be even bigger and better than last. Established in 2007, the “OTR 5K Run & Walk” serves to both highlight successes in the community and raise funds for the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce. This year’s race starts and finishes in Washington Park. Race to compete, or make the 2013 OTR 5K Run & Walk a family affair. Dogs and strollers are welcome. This year’s event features a children’s race, with varying age groups, and prizes.
Not a runner? Cheer on those who are and then join in the OTR Summer Celebration afterwards in Washington Park from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. with live music, the City Flea, food, adult beverages, an expanded fine art show, vendors, kids’ activities, and entertainment.
The OTR 5K entry fee is $25 per participant and includes a race t-shirt for those who register online in advance. Registration in person is available during packet pick up and day of at the event. The race kicks-off on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. Whether you are a seasoned marathoner or simply an OTR enthusiast, come out and support this gem of a neighborhood.
What: OTR 5k and Summer Celebration
Where: Washington Park
When: Saturday, May 18, 2013 (race start 10 a.m., Summer Celebration until 4 p.m.)
Music Line Up
Two stages of live, local original music on the Main Event Lawn Stage and Bandstand:
The Cincy Brass (Event Lawn Stage 10:15am-11:30am)
Baoku & the Image Afro-Beat Band (Event Lawn Stage 12:00pm-12:45pm)
DAAP Girls (Event Lawn Stage 1:15pm-2:00pm)
Decker (Event Lawn Stage 2:30pm-3:15pm)
The Tillers (Bandstand 11:30am-12:15pm)
Mia Carruthers (Bandstand 12:45pm-1:30pm)
With special appearances from:
Young Professionals Choral Collective (Bandstand 10:45am-11:15am)
Cincinnati Opera (Bandstand 2:00pm-2:20pm)
Queen City Brass Band (Bandstand 2:45pm-3:30pm)
New! Cocktail Terrace at 21c
Now Serving Creative Cocktails
Open (WEATHER PERMITTING) Tues - Sat at 5pm
Carew Tower Open House
Friday, May 17, 11:30 to 1pm
Visit for an Open House with merchants and restaurants, plus live performances in the Arcade. With 25 shops and restaurants, you can find whatever you need at Carew Tower, from a Four-Star meal to an iPhone charger, or a bow tie to an eye exam. Pay a visit to Downtown Cincinnati's classic shopping center on Friday, May 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can enjoy live music and performances inside the gorgeous Rookwood-adorned Carew Tower Arcade and find special offers and giveaways from the merchants, all available for one day only! Also during the Open House, guests will find FREE passes to the Carew Tower Observation Deck at participating merchants.
Pendleton Photo Safari
Saturday, May 18, 10am until 12pm
Pendleton Arts Center (1310 Pendleton Street)
Hunt shapes and symbols of the historic Pendleton and Over-the-Rhine neighborhoods with renowned urban Cincinnati photographer Marc Wavra! Camera phones are welcomed, but no camera is necessary.
These shapes, symbols, and images will serve as inspiration for a public art sculpture to be installed along Pendleton Street in the coming months. This event is one in a series of community engagement events being organized by ArtWorks as part of the Pendleton Public Art Project. The Pendleton Public Art Project is funded by the City of Cincinnati, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.
Mercer Commons Garage (opened May 2013)
This 340-space parking garage is conveniently located on Vine Street between 13th & 14th Streets. Construction of Mercer Commons condominiums and townhomes is ongoing around the garage, but don’t let that fool you. Parking is available! Enter from Vine Street and park for $1/hour up to an $8 maximum. Monthly parking passes are available for $85/month.
March 12 11:30
Nick's American Cafe
248 South Miami Ave.
Cleves Ohio 45002
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