events

Upcoming Mega Weekend


Cincinnati is a bustling ball of new energy and this weekend is proof that we're on the rise.  Check out all the goodness thats happening and plan to make it to at least a few of these super awesome events:

Thursday July 7

*A-Line Photography Event
Switch Lighting in the OTR Gateway, 6-9pm 

Friday July 8

*Arnolds Pre Flea Friday
Flea themed specials and free appetizers before each flea this summer!

This weeks acts look like pure entertainment.

Saturday July 9

The City Flea
A buncha new vendors & goodness. Weather's gonna be classic summer. 11-5pm

Architreks/ Cincinnati Walks Tours
Leaving from The Flea at 1pm & 3pm to tour OTR


OTR Gateway Merchant's Summer Sale running from the 8th - 18th.
Participants include:

*Winter Wonderettes at Ensemble Theatre
Shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

PNC Summer Music Series Saturday SLAM
Fountain Square at its illist.

Sunday July 10

Second Sunday on Main
Dog parade and live tunes!

Sunday Pride and Parade Festival
Fountain Square AGAIN!

Summer Solstice Dance Party
Some Soul for your soul at The Drinkery, 5pm

....and if you've yet to visit the re-opened Japps, make sure you head down for an afternoon or evening cocktail or coffee.  The revamped space is breathtaking.  

Ladies and gentlemen... It might be worth using a vacation day on Monday to recover from all this action!

Delightfully Jammed Summer

When we began brainstorming this flea market idea we were really excited about the possible ways that we could hopefully interweave our event with other businesses and events in the area and encourage people to not just come to the markets and leave, but to explore before and after. We are so excited that the established "locals" have embraced us and the summer is already littered with partnerships.  Heres a few.. Hopefully everyone will take advantage of some or all!

June 4:

Bike + Dine brought to you by Park + Vine and Queen City Bike- Leaves from The City Flea and then heads around the city (and across the bridge) to sample some amazing restaurants and end at Neons where...

A Post-Flea Party will be held at The Famous Neons Unplugged. Since we are so confident that the weather is going to be amazing that day we are equally as confident that there will be no place in the city better to enjoy the night than Neons' Patio. Expect some kind of sweet City Flea themed drinks and possibly some antics. Bring your doggies too!

The Cincinnati Fringe Festival brought to you by The Know Theatre of Cincinnati will be in full effect- running from May 31st- June 11th. Stay tuned for the full schedule, but there will definitely be multiple performances to attend in the area on June 4th. Thousands come to the city to enjoy this festival- gets your tickets now!

July 9th:

The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, a very short stroll from the flea site, will be in the midst of "The Winter Wonderettes" show. Seems like a great way to cool off after a day at the flea! We just saw "25 The Musical" at ETC and loved it. Luckily theres still time to catch that show as well!

All Dates:

Architreks/Cincinnati Walks Tours will be leaving from The City Flea offering tours of OTR. The awesome fact is that you can get 50% off tickets today through a Groupon offer! Get em while they're hot! Whether you are a local or a visitor these tours are well worth it and you will quickly realize how little you know about OTR.

We are also excited about multiple other collaborations that will be built into the markets themselves. Thanks for the open arms Cincinnati!

25 The Musical

Last night we had the pleasure of seeing the opening performance of "25 The Musical" at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati in the Gateway Quarter. It was a great introduction to Ensemble because this show is essentially a highlight real of the past 25 seasons that this intimate theater has produced. On top of the entertainment value and impressive talent of the local cast and crew, we were very excited by the passion for OTR that Ensemble exudes. Board president Stephen King made a short appearance before the show and made it obvious how invested and proud of The Gateway Quarter, Over-the-Rhine, and Cincinnati they are. When asked by King, what seemed like about 90% of the nearly two hundred person audience raised their hands to show that they had either had drinks or dinner in the area before the show- a statistic that King pointed out wasn't possible less than five years ago.  Ensemble Theatre is one of the businesses that are helping change the statistics and reputation of OTR and deserves everyones support. The bonus of showing them your support is that they put on amazing performances! Check out "25 The Musical" through the 22nd of May and be sure to see when else is on the calendar!

Time To Get Your Craft On!


Crafty Supermarket is finally here again!!  Saturday May 7th is the spring show. 11am-6pm at The Clifton Cultural Arts Center (3711 Clifton Ave.)

The creators and organizers of the event (Alisha, Chris and Grace) set their sights high back in 2009 and have exceeded all expectations.  We attended our first show this past fall and were blown away! Seeing an event like this thrive in Cincinnati was fuel for the small spark that was The City Flea at the time!  Trust us when we say this is unlike any "craft show" you've ever been to.  You'll fine some of the cooleset DIY'd wares around, from jewelry, to paper goods, ceramics, footwear, and local gourmet food- Crafty Supermarket has something for everyone. Plus, you will see a number of vendors that will be at The City Flea this summer!  So go support this weekend- You will not regret it. From what we hear, this thing gets better every time so we are looking forward to what is in store for Saturday!