August Fairs & Festivals Around Southwest Ohio
Southwest Ohio Parent
by Southwest Ohio
1w ago
August signals the beginning of summer’s end. But the season’s not over yet! And we’re here to tell you how you can make the most of it. Mark your calendars with these festivals to get out and about with the family this August and enjoy the last few weeks of warm temperatures, late sunsets, and summer fun. Glier’s Goettafest When: July 25-28 & August 1-4 Where: Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way Newport, KY 41071 Event Link: goetta.com/goettafest Goetta, a German dish pronounced “get-uh”, is often compared to breakfast sausage or scrapple and is a mixture of pork, beef, steel-cut ..read more
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Best Places to Hike with Kids | Cincinnati & Dayton
Southwest Ohio Parent
by Southwest Ohio Parent
1w ago
Summer is the perfect time to go for a hike. In addition to fresh air and exercise, hiking offers a healthy and fun activity you can enjoy with your family. And with our excellent park systems, there are so many great places to explore. Check out this list of the best places to hike in Cincy and Dayton with kids: Sharon Woods As one of the most family-friendly parks in the city, we had to include Sharon Woods on the list. There’s so much to do aside from hiking, but don’t forget about the trails that do show off the natural beauty of this park. There’s a paved trail that is great for strollers ..read more
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Main Library Grand Reopening Celebration
Southwest Ohio Parent Magazine
by Southwest Ohio
1w ago
The Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library is set to unveil its newly renovated Main Library with an exciting Grand Reopening Celebration from July 12 – 14. This highly anticipated event will showcase the library’s redesigned spaces, innovative features, and a range of family-friendly activities. From guided tours to live music performances and interactive workshops, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Mark your calendars for this weekend-long celebration of the Main Library’s transformation! Rediscover the Main Library: After months of renovation, the Main Library is ready to w ..read more
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Light Up the Night with the Water Lantern Festival
Southwest Ohio Parent Magazine
by Southwest Ohio
1w ago
Light up your calendars with a magical moment at the Water Lantern Festival in Cincinnati! Set to take place on August 10 at the picturesque Eden Park, 950 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45202, this enchanting event promises to create an unforgettable experience for families of all ages. The festival will bring together communities to celebrate life, love, and happiness as thousands of lanterns illuminate the water, creating a sight that will leave a lasting impression on your heart. Related Article: Ohio Festivals Worth the Drive  Attendees will have the opportunity to create and launch ..read more
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Family Fun and Great Eats at the Newly Opened Entropy Brewing Co. in Miamisburg
Southwest Ohio Parent Magazine
by Southwest Ohio
2w ago
A brand-new family-friendly establishment, Entropy Brewing Co., is now open in Miamisburg, offering a perfect blend of delicious cuisine, local brews, and a unique indoor playground for the little ones. As parents, we know how challenging it can be to find a spot where we can relax and enjoy a meal while our kids have a blast. Well, Entropy Brewing Co. has us covered! Picture this: while you sip on a refreshing craft beer or savor a mouthwatering southwest-inspired dish, your kids can explore and play to their hearts’ content in the safe and engaging indoor playground. It’s a win-win for every ..read more
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Krohn Conservatory’s ‘Butterflies in Space’: An Out-of-this-World Experience
Southwest Ohio Parent Magazine
by Katie Clark
2w ago
Are you looking for a fun family adventure this summer? Check one off your summer bucket list by visiting the “butter-nauts” at Krohn Conservatory’s Butterflies in Space exhibit. Running through August 18, the 29th annual exhibit is inspired by monarch and painted lady butterflies that were released on the International Space Station back in 2009. Scientists discovered that these special butterflies were able to successfully adapt to a zero-gravity environment. As you head in, be sure to look up as you will be greeted by an astronaut and cosmic space above, complete with light-up blu ..read more
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Summer Fun this July at RiverScape MetroPark
Southwest Ohio Parent
by Southwest Ohio
2w ago
RiverScape MetroPark is buzzing in July with exciting events and activities. The United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival comes alive at the park on Friday, July 26, from 5:30 to 11 p.m., marking attendance to one of the region’s largest summer events. The weekend-long celebrations include a 5/10K race, live music, dancing, and other fun activities, culminating on Sunday, July 28, at 6 p.m. If you visit earlier in July, you can enjoy the RiverScape Summer Music Series concerts, featuring local and regional acts from diverse genres. Sponsored by the Jack W. & Sally D. Eichelberger Foundation ..read more
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Golf, Gather and Play All Day at Oakley Greens!
Southwest Ohio Parent
by Southwest Ohio
2w ago
As you walk in to Oakley Greens, you are welcomed with fresh air and a wide open space (be sure to wave hello and snap a shot with their mascot Mr. Oakley, too!). Never miss a game with the multiple big screens displaying sports, from baseball (go Reds!) to soccer to golf, and the Bengals in the fall; all surrounded by dozens of adirondack chairs, covered picnic tables and table seating. Feel free to bring your furry friend, as Oakley Greens is totally pet friendly, too! Just beyond the enterance is a large open space for kids to run around outside, featuring TWO kids play areas with ..read more
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Signs of a Fracture in Kids
Southwest Ohio Parent
by Dayton Childrens Hospital
3w ago
From injuries on the playground to the soccer field, many kids will have a broken bone at some point during childhood. When your child is injured, it can be overwhelming to know when and where to go for care. Here are the signs of a fracture, and where to go if you think your kiddo might have a broken bone.  What is a Fracture? Fractures or broken bones are injuries that occur when a bone is subjected to more force than it can handle, resulting in a crack or break. Children are particularly prone to fractures due to their active lifestyle, participation in sports and adventurous nature. F ..read more
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Feeding Hungry Teens on a Budget
Southwest Ohio Parent
by Jennifer Thompson
3w ago
We have four children in our home ranging in age from 12 to 18. Four hungry children with hungry friends who wander into our kitchen at all hours of the day. The pantry is opened and closed repeatedly. The fridge light constantly illuminates the first floor. My kids are on a mission: it’s Operation Snack Time.    Except, a pack of fruit snacks doesn’t seem to get the job done anymore. Now, it’s trays of chicken nuggets and frozen pizzas popped in the oven. It’s multiple bowls of cereal consumed in a row. It’s a bottomless, endless pit at war with my bank account that very much i ..read more
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