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News from Downtown - 02.18.21

If you’re like me and dreaming of a tropical getaway, now may be a great time to do it. CVG Airport  just announced a new, low-cost flight to a major vacation destination. Allegiant will offer a nonstop flight to Key West, operating on Wednesdays and Saturdays, beginning June 9. Sun Country Airlines, a new, low-cost carrier to CVG, will also begin nonstop service to Minneapolis on May 14. For a chance to win money toward your next vacation, you can also enter a contest to win $500 in airfare. To sign up, click here.

Tickets are still available for Mittenfest at Washington Park this Sunday. This outdoor beer festival includes craft beers from nine local breweries, and each $25 ticket includes three 12-ounce beers, one Coca-Cola product or water from the concession stand, and one draft beer from a participating taproom. If you get hungry, food trucks will be there from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Heaters and socially distanced seating will be provided throughout the event space, but make sure you bundle up while you enjoy a frosty beer at this winter event. You can also purchase a special edition Mittenfest hat for $15 to keep you cozy. To purchase your tickets and Mittenfest hat, click here.

Get a sneak peek at some of the fancy footwear included in the upcoming exhibition Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes at the Taft Museum of Art. Opening on February 27, this fun and colorful exhibition includes over 100 pairs of shoes worn throughout history, from 1867 up to the 1940s. To see a preview of the show, click here.

Metropole restaurant at 21c Museum Hotel is launching a new food experience. Created by Executive Chef Vanessa Miller, Metropole announced the upcoming launch of Feast, a program including new virtual cooking classes, take-home meal kits, and more. Follow Metropole on Instagram for more updates.

You may not be looking forward to spring cleaning, how about spring painting? The Downtown Residents Council is looking for volunteers to help with a beautification project in partnership with Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and 3CDC. Beginning in mid to late March, depending on weather, the group will be painting a block long mural along Third Street, between Main and Sycamore Streets. Volunteers will be working in three-hour shifts in groups of 8-15 people, working Tuesday-Thursday in the afternoons. If you’re interested in volunteering or would like more information, contact Jackie Bryson at You don’t have to be an artist to help create a colorful and vibrant addition to Downtown Cincinnati.

We have been adding more events and promotions from local merchants to our “Save Local” campaign, located on the website here. Whether you want to support your favorite Downtown Cincinnati business in person or from home, we have you covered. 

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