Looking for something to do this weekend? WCPO has teamed up with CityBeat to give you the top nine picks.
1. World Choir Games
Thousands of choir members from around the world have made the trek to Cincinnati, where the World Choir Games will be held for the first time in the United States.
The games run from July 4-14. If you find yourself at home this Saturday, tune into 9 News for our special on the World Choir Games starting at 7 p.m.
For more information on the games visit http://www.wcpo.com/subindex/entertainment/world_choir_games .
2. Friendship concerts around the Tri-State
The World Choir Games provide the biggest stage for choral competition in the world, but this installment of the Games also gives the Tri-State a chance to hear some performances for free.
Sixty friendship concerts will take place July 5-13 throughout the region, giving Tri-State residents a chance for a break in their daily routines to hear celebrated choirs perform in their communities.
For a complete list of events visit http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/world_choir_games/friendship-concerts-take-place-throughout-tri-state .
3. Newport Motorcycle Rally
That’s right, it’s time for the annual Newport Motorcycle Rally. The rally will include live entertainment, contests, food and prizes.
The first night of the celebration will offer a fireworks show over the Cincinnati skyline. Attendees can cruise the waterfront and check out the rows of choppers, and owners can register their hogs for a chance to be crowned “Best-Looking Bike.”
Get more details here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/newport-motorcycle-rally) .
4. Grand Opening of the renovated Washington Park
Washington Park was once deemed as Cincinnati’s second oldest park, having been around since 1855. Now, after more than $50 million in renovation and expansion, it will stand as the city’s newest — though, of course, still tipping its hat to good ol’ history. After all, its historic value is what set it apart in the first place, holding memories and remains from the Civil War and The Centennial Exposition of the Ohio Valley of 1888.
The public park will be reopening with a quintessential ribbon cutting ceremony directed by Mayor Mark Mallory and Cincinnati Parks Director Willie Carden. Local restaurants will also be giving out free samples, including free popsickles from Street Pops and free waffles from Taste of Belgium, and much more.
Find out more details here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/washington-park-grand-opening) .
5. Indie Summer Series on Fountain Square
Every Friday through the end of August, the MidPoint Indie Summer Series takes place on Fountain Square. Each week, bands from all over the world, and some from our own backyard, take the stage for a free show.
This week's acts include Ohio native Lydia Loveless, Patrick Sweany and The Ready Sauce.
For a complete list of performances or for more information visit http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/midpoint-indie-summer-series-lineup-announced .