Purple tulips in the foreground with the Roebling Suspension Bridge in the background

Do spring blossoms and warmer weather give you a hankering to get out? After Mother Nature dropped some unexpected snow on us in March, it’s likely there’s been a rise in local cases of “cabin fever.” Here are a few upcoming events in April, if you’re looking for fun things to do in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

A crowd of Cincinnati Reds fans in the Opening Day parade, heading into the Great American Ballpark

Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade – April 2, 10:00 am

We’re celebrating the return of baseball with a four-day, Cincinnati Reds Opening Day weekend extravaganza! March 29th is Opening Day this year, but the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade and festivities will be held on Monday, April 2.  The Parade starts at noon, but the fun begins at 10 am at Washington Park and Fountain Square.  There will be food, craft beer, live music, games, and of course, baseball! The Reds play the Cubs at 4:10 on April 2. 

A blue poster with information for the KSO's Open Mic Night and a photo of a microphone and empty wood stool

Open Mic Night at the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra – April 14, 7:30 pm

Head out to the campus of NKU for the KSO’s annual Open Mic Night. Principal musicians from the Symphony shine in the spotlight, while the whole Orchestra has fun playing pieces like “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas.”

Long table with white cloth outside at Mainstrasse Village, covered in lamps, ceramics and collectibles

Return of Mainstrasse Village’s Monthly Mainstrasse Village Bazaar – April 22, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

April means the start of a new season of Mainstrasse Village’s monthly Bazaar. Head down to 6th and Main St. in Covington every fourth Sunday, from 9-3, for antiques, vintage finds, unique crafts, repurposed home goods, tools, collectibles, gadgets and more!

An orange sign with Butterflies of Madagascar written on it and a drawing of a blue and orange butterfly

Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show “The Butterflies of Madagascar”

The ever-popular, annual Butterfly show at the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park is back, from March 24-June 17. This year celebrates the exotic plants and unique butterflies of Madagascar, the “Island of Rainbows.”


Have fun enjoying the first full month of springtime in Cincinnati and NKY!