Summertime might start winding down next month, but outdoor activities, concerts, and festivals are still going strong! Here are some highlighted events coming your way this August in the NKY and Cincinnati region.

A big crowd at Goettafest at Newport on the Levee with signs hanging above naming goetta dishesPhoto: Glier's Goettafest

Glier’s Goettafest – Aug. 2-5

Newport on the Levee bustles with festivals all summer along, but Glier’s Goettafest has to be one of the most popular. We love this sausage that’s unique to the Cincinnati and NKY area so much this is the second yearly Goetta festival in our region! People come from all over the U.S. to attend what Glier’s calls a “Goetta Family Reunion.” Join them for live music, family fun, and every conceivable recipe incorporating this “crispy-creamy treat.” To name just a few, there will be Goetta Mu Shu, Goetta Brownies, Goetta Loaded Potato Pancakes, Goetta Empanadas, and more. Check out the Goettafest menus to see how much more.

a map of the world's longest yard sale on Highway 127

The World’s Longest Yard Sale – Aug. 2-5

Does your head swivel and your car slow down when you pass a sign tacked up to a telephone pole that says “Yard Sale TODAY”? If so, you should mark your calendar for “The World’s Longest Yard Sale” which runs right through the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati region. Otherwise known as the 127 Yard Sale because it runs along Highway 127, it goes from Alabama to Michigan—690 miles of yard sale goodies! In our area, Highway 127 also becomes 42, and the Yard Sale runs from Florence, through downtown Cincinnati, up to Fairfield.

Mariachi band with black and silver sombreros at the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Free Concert at Devou Park – Aug. 4

This month’s free offering from the KSO sounds like a lot of fun! Bring a picnic basket to Devou Park for their 7:30 concert, “Sombreros vs. Lederhosen.” There will be a Mariachi group as well as a Bavarian Polka Band for a concert that will be sure to make you smile, as well as dance! Yes, the Chicken Dance is indeed on the program.

Behringer-Crawford Music Series

Final Two of the Behringer-Crawford Museum's 2018 Summer Concerts - Aug. 2 and Aug. 9

If you haven't yet made it out to the Behringer-Crawford Museum's popular summer concert series this year, you still have two chances to go! On Thursday, August 2 it's  time for "Something New, Something Blue" with Aron Levin & Heaters. And on Thursday, August 9, it's the "Big Finish" with The Company. Bring a folding chair or blanket and enjoy live music under the summer sky. (The concerts move indoors if there's inclement weather.) 

AJ Jolly Festival on the Lake

Festival on The Lake at A.J. Jolly Park – Aug. 11

School is just around the corner—time for a last summer blast in the park! Head out to A.J. Jolly Park for kids’ activities, live music, arts and crafts, food, craft beer, and more by the beautiful lake!

Black Family Reunion

The Black Family Reunion – Aug. 17-19

One of the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati region’s largest family-centered events is celebrating its 30th year in 2018! This year the theme is “A People of Purpose.” This weekend-long festival at Sawyer Point focuses on the “historic strengths and values of the Black Family” and honors those who make a difference in our community. There’s a parade, a job fair, health screenings, free concerts featuring award-winning, nationally recognized artists, and of course, lots of delicious food, and family fun!