Bastille Day Celebration, July 15

Celebrate Bastille Day and Montgomery’s French connection with its sister city Neuilly-Plaisance Saturday, July 15, 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm.  Montgomery is about 5 miles north of Cincinnati.  Enjoy street cafe vendors with delicious treats, live music and fun for the children including a magic show and kids area with pony rides and putt-putt golf.  This event is FREE.  There will be a historic walking tour of Montgomery’s landmark homes dating back to the 1800s staring at 1:00 pm from the Universalist Church (9467 Montgomery Rd.).  Events are in downtown Montgomery between Remington and Cooper Roads.  For more information: Bastille Day

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German Day Celebration at Newport’s Hofbräuhaus, June 4

Celebrate German Day German-style at Newport, Kentucky’s Hofbräuhaus restaurant and beer garden, right across the river from downtown Cincinnati.  11:00am-11:00pm, 200 E. Third Street, Newport, Kentucky.  Enjoy delicious German food, German beer and German live music!  See their website here: German Day

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Germania Society German Day Celebration at Findlay Market, June 3rd

Come and celebrate the kickoff of German Day week!  Enjoy this celebration of German heritage in the OTR Biergarten at Findlay Market, 1801 Race Street in Over-the-Rhine. There will be German music and dancing, a parade and reception. 10:30am-1:30pm, sponsored by the Germania Society.  For information: German Day

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CincItalia Italian Fesitval, June 2-4

Come experience this celebration of Cincinnati’s Italian heritage that stretches back to the early 1800s. The CincItalia festival has live entertainment, carnival rides, games, cooking demonstrations and authentic Italian cuisine.  FREE!  Friday, 6 p.m.-midnight (adults only); Saturday 3 p.m.-midnight; Sunday 1-9 p.m. Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road.  For more information, see this link: CincItalia

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Germania Society Maifest German Spring Festival, May 19-21

Come celebrate Maifest with Cincinnati’s Germania Society!  Maifest celebrates the arrival of spring and the Germania Society celebrates all things German-it is a match made in heaven!  Come for live German and American music, German food, dancing, beer, carnival rides, games for kids, hot air balloon rides, German gifts and fun.  The festival is held every May, at Germania Park, 3529 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati, 45251.  For more information, see the website: Maifest

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Romanian Student Association at the University of Cincinnati

International students at UC from Romania and those interested in Romanian culture and language will feel at home at UC’s Romanian Student Association.  The general goal is to develop relationships between Romanian students and students of other nationalities at the university.  Contact international.students@uc.edu for more information!

European American Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group

Cincinnati’s European American Chamber of Commerce (EACC) oversees the EACC Young Professionals Group.  This group is open to international and US young professionals (ages 21-35) who are interested in European businesses and culture.  The group meets regularly and participates in social and professional development events.  For more information and to join, see this site: EACC Young Professionals

L’Alliance Française de Cincinnati

L’Alliance Française de Cincinnati is the primary French cultural institution in the Cincinnati area.  The group is a non-profit cultural institution founded in 1901 by Auguste Fredin, Honorary Consul of France in Cincinnati. They partner with the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University, the European-American Chamber of Commerce and other groups to bring french themed events to the Greater Cincinnati area.  In addition, they coordinate French language classes, clubs and tutoring and host Francophile chat rooms.  Learn more: L’Alliance Française

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Italy in Cincinnati

Cincinnati’s Italian heritage is still alive and kicking!  Italian immigrants came to our city in the 1800s and their influence is still felt in our restaurants, markets and festivals.  For a list of Italian flavored events and organizations in Cincinnati, go here: Italy in Cincy

Germany in Cincinnati

Germans first came to Cincinnati in the 1800s in great numbers.  Their culture is stamped all over our city!  Today, we are one of the 3 most German cities in the USA, along with St. Louis and Milwaukee.  Over 20% of Cincinnati residents have German heritage! You’ll find many German flavored festivals, restaurants, businesses, churches, schools and much more!  For a comprehensive list, see: Germany in Cincy