CINCINNATI - Looking for something fun to do this weekend? WCPO has teamed up with CityBeat to give you the top nine picks!
1. The Great Inland Seafood Festival
Picture this: more than 15 local restaurants and national vendors lined up along the Ohio River selling some of the best seafood you’ve ever tasted. Now imagine devouring a tender, juicy whole Maine lobster.
Are you drooling yet? Then grab your fellow fish-loving friends and head out to the four-day Great Inland Seafood Festival. The festival takes place at Newport on the Levee. Find out more here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-great-inland-seafood-festival) .
2. Cincy Blues Fest
This weekend, the Cincy Blues Fest — one of the finest Blues events in the Midwest — returns to Sawyer Point to celebrate its 20th anniversary, a rare and remarkable achievement for any music festival.
This year’s main stage national headliners are especially strong — Webb Wilder on Friday and Duke Robillard on Saturday — but the Cincy Blues Fest always has a ton of interesting and engaging artists performing throughout the fest’s multiple stages.
Get more details here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/music-cincy-blues-fest) .
3. Western & Southern Open
One of the oldest — and now biggest — tournaments in tennis opens Saturday (through Aug. 19), with most of the best players in the world competing for more than $5 million in prize money. Long known as an important warm-up to the U.S. Open, the Western & Southern has continued to evolve in recent years, reaching a high point in 2011 with the first-ever simultaneous running of the men’s and women’s events and an impressive expansion of the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason to include six new courts, a host of local food vendors, multiple special events and even live music.
Find out more here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/sports-western--southern-open) .
4. Second Sunday on Main
Everyone hates Sundays. The day effectively kills any fresh, weekend glow and the actions of Saturday (or even Friday) catch up leaving everyone in a dazed, “where’d-my-weekend-go?” stupor. But not all Sundays are created equal. Second Sunday on Main is an outdoor market held every second Sunday running from June 10 to Oct. 14. What makes it different from the standard farmer’s market held by nearly every neighborhood in Cincinnati is that each Sunday has a different focus. This Second Sunday is all about health and wellness.
Get details on the event here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/event-second-sunday-on-main) .
5. Date Night Movie at Washington Park
In case you’ve been under a rock for the past few years, Washington Park has undergone some changes recently. One of those changes is a Cowboy-Stadium-sized screen that shows movies every Saturday night until the end of August.
The best part? It’s absolutely free. "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" airs this week. Couples are invited to lay down their blankets, curl up on the Civic Lawn and enjoy a date night with the city footing the bill.
Click here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/date-night-movie-at-washington-park) for more information.