Taste: Blue Ash Food and Music Festival Event Rules and Guidelines

The Huff Realty Taste: Blue Ash Food & Music Festival, presented by Ohio Lottery, Kroger, and Toyota, is a two-day event featuring a variety of food, live music, and family fun! Please read the event rules and guidelines below. Read More
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Food Vendors Announced for Taste: Blue Ash Food and Music Festival

Taste : Blue Ash Food & Music Festival is a two-day event featuring a variety of food, live music, and family fun! Read More
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Red, White & Blue Ash Named One Of The Top Fireworks Shows Nationwide

The American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) has rated Red, White & Blue Ash one of the top Independence Day fireworks celebrations in the country! Read More

Live Music and Craft Menagerie at Towne Square June 23rd

Blue Ash, OH (6/12/17) – The public is invited to Towne Square in Blue Ash on Friday, June 23rd for an evening of live music, arts, and crafts! The event is free and open to the public. Read More

Red, White & Blue Ash 2017: Helpful Links and Information

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 4:00PM - 10:35 PM Summit Park Celebrate Independence Day with the biggest and best fireworks in the tri-state area along with music, entertainment, food, drinks, and family fun! The annual celebration is free and open to the public!

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Red, White & Blue Ash Road Closure Information

Road crews will begin the road closures at 2PM on Tuesday, July 4th. The first closure will be eastbound Glendale-Milford Road from Plainfield Road. Read More
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Blue Ash Summer Concert Series Kicks Off June 2nd

The Mio’s Pizzeria 2017 Blue Ash Summer Concert Series will offer free entertainment all summer long! Read More
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Blue Ash Police Department Hosts Bike Rodeo

The Blue Ash Police Department will host the 2017 Bike Rodeo on June 3rd from 10AM-2PM at Target in Blue Ash. Read More
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Public Works Department Hosting Touch-A-Truck

The Blue Ash Public Works Department will host the annual Touch-a-Truck Event on Wednesday, May 24 Read More
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City of Blue Ash to Host Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

The City of Blue Ash will host its annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 29. Read More
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OneMain Finacial Red White & Blue Ash

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OneMain Financial Red, White and Blue Ash is scheduled for Tuesday, July 4th from 4PM - 10:30PM at Summit Park. The annual Independence Day celebration will feature entertainment from The Steel Woods at 5:30PM, followed by headliner REO Speedwagon at 8PM. The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks display at 10PM, presented by Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics. The event, which draws tens of thousands of people each year, is free and open to the public.

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Earth Day Celebration

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Blue Ash Recreation Center

Join us as we celebrate planet Earth and take this day as another opportunity to learn about the variety of ways that we can make Earth a better place!


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Festival in the Woods - Opening Night

Friday, February 24th

The 3rd annual Festival in the Woods art show showcases local schools' K-12th grade art programs and young artists. Free and open to the public!

Artwork will be displayed in the Recreation Center from February 24 - March 17.
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Greater Cincinnati Summer Camp Adventure Fair

Saturday, February 11th
Blue Ash Recreation Center

Presented by Cincinnati Family & NKY Family......

Meet representatives from more than 50 camps and summer programs including:
Day Camps
Overnight Camps
Sports Camps
Equestrian Camps
Arts Camps
Academic Camps
Faith-Based Camps
Science Camps
& more!

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Around the World in 80 Days
Saturday, February 4th
Doors open at 6:30PM, Curtain time at 7PM
Blue Ash Recreation Center

Free & Open to the Public!

Join Phileas Fogg in the world's most amazing race. Via rail, boat and even elephant, Fogg must travel the globe in just 80 days or he will forfeit a fortune.

Creative Aging Presents Winter Landscapes with Cheryl Pannabecker

Thursday, February 2nd
Blue Ash Recreation Center

Create snowy scenes with mixed media painting and instruction from Creative Aging Artist Cheryl Pannabecker.

Free and open to the public! To register, call (513) 745-8550 or stop by the Welcome Desk.

Family Fun Night

Saturday, January 28th
Blue Ash Recreation Center

Join us again this winter for a night of fun with the whole family! There will be activities with the Fitness Staff, face painting, magic, a Bounce House and more great fun! Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

Free for members, guest fees apply.

Job Fair

Saturday, January 7th
Blue Ash Recreation Center

Looking for a part-time job? Possible seasonal positions in Grounds Maintenance, Parks Maintenance, Landscaping, Aquatics, Concessions, Tennis, Customer Service and Golf Course. Volunteer opportunities also available.


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Actic Blast: Cookies & Craft

Sunday, December 11th
12-2 PM
Summit Park

Our 1st Arctic Blast: Cookies & Craft event is sure to be frozen family fun for everyone!

Cookie decorating and crafts in the community room!
Pictures with Santa and your favorite frozen characters.
Tasty treats for purchase from Nanny Belle's and Brown Dog Cafe.


Holiday Craft Show

Saturday, December 3rd
10AM - 3PM

The Craft Show is sponsored by the Blue Ash Women's Club. For more information or to reserve a booth, please contact Beverly at 513-891-4043.

Hunt House Victorian Christmas Open House

Saturday, December 3rd
1-4 PM
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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Hunt House to the public. Costumed docent, live music and refreshments.

Getting Your Dog To Listen

Tuesday, November 1st

Certified dog trainer Lisa Desatnik will share some useful tips for modifying behavior in the most positive way. She will share basic information on how animals learn, motivation and how to use positive reinforcement.

Pre-register at to have your dog considered as a demonstration dog at the lesson!

Best of the North

Thursday, October 27th
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Savannah Center

The Taste of Blue Ash is a finalist in the Best Festivals category at the 2016 Best of the North competition. Come down to the Savannah Center on October 27th and make sure to vote for the City of Blue Ash's premiere event!

Discount tickets are available by going to and entering the promo code Finalist15

We hope to see you there!!

Macbeth - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at Summit Park

In Macbeth, we see the darkness of the world overcome the light. After an encounter with 3 witches, Macbeth must make a decision that will change the course of his life. Tormented by guilt for his crimes, what fate awaits Macbeth?

Free & Open to the Public!
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Halloween Walk in the Woods

Saturday, October 22nd
Blue Ash Nature Park

Get dressed up early for Halloween this year and spend the afternoon trick-or-treating at the Blue Ash Nature Park! The park is filled with our animal friends and hopefully they give you more treats than tricks! This event is geared towards children 10 and under and is free and open to the public!

Playhouse in the Park - Robin Hood

Sunday, October 9th
1:30 - 3:30 PM (Curtain Time at 2PM)
Blue Ash Recreation Center
Free and open to the public!

Good and evil take center stage in this tale of a legendary outlaw who robs from the rich to give to the poor. Come check out this decidedly modern take on the classic story.

Carpenter's Run Pioneer Cemetery Tour

Saturday, October 8
Cooper and Plainfield Roads

Hear the history of the pioneers and settlers of the Blue Ash area, presented by members of the Blue Ash Historical Society

Paws in the Park

Saturday, October 8

Grab your four-legged friend and head down to Summit Park for an afternoon filled with dog gone fun! Obstacle courses, dock diving, demonstrations and dog-friendly vendors will all be available at this FREE event, hosted by Animal Care Centers!
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Beats, Arts and Eats

Saturday, October 1
3-9 PM
Blue Ash Towne Square

Craft beer, food trucks, entertainment and local artists all come together at this FREE event! From 3-5PM there will be free fitness classes before the entertainment begins! On deck for entertainment we have Floyd and the Walkmen and The Almighty Get Down.

Kid's Night Out

Kid's Night Out
Friday, September 23
6:30-8:30 PM
$5 per child

Parents, drop off your kids for a fun filled evening at the Blue Ash Recreation Center. Kids, expect a great night filled with awesome activities ran by the Recreation staff.


Please visit the Welcome Desk or call 513-745-8550 to register.


Cincinnati Shakespeare Company - Romeo & Juliet

Sunday, September 18th
Summit Park

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's production of Romeo & Juliet, one of the most beloved romantic tragedies in Shakespeare's canon. Romeo and Juliet is a tale of Bard's star-crossed lovers who instantly fell in love only to discover they come from feuding families. In defiance of their families and friends, the young couple risk everything to be together.

Thursday Afternoon Concerts on the Square

Come grab lunch and head down to Towne Square every Thursday in September for our Mio's Blue Ash Thursday Afternoon Concerts on the Square, presented by Buddy Rogers Music and Sycamore Chiropractic and Nutrition! Concerts are from 12:00-1:30PM.

September 1: Young Heirlooms
September 8: Runaway Sidecar
September 15: Ooh La La Unplugged
September 22: John Ford
September 29: Anna & The Deeper Well


Best Appetizer: Alfio's Buon Cibo - Five Cheese Angus Ravioli
Runner Up Appetizer: Budina Noodle & Rice - Chicken Lettuce Wrap
Best Entrée: Bangkok Terrace - Chicken Spicy Basil
Runner Up Entree: Dingle House - Irish Egg Rolls
Best Dessert: Culver's - Frozen Custard Sundae
Runner Up Dessert: Graeter's - Mini Apple Pie
People's Choice: Nanny Belle's - Ice Cream Sandwich
Runner Up People's Choice: Budina Noodle & Rice - Chicken Spicy Basil
Mayor's Choice: Nanny Belle's - Ice Cream Sandwich
Runner Up Mayor's Choice: Alfio's Buon Cibo - Five Cheese Angus Ravioli
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Taste of Blue Ash

Taste of Blue Ash


Friday, Aug. 26: 6-11 PM
Saturday, Aug. 27: 2-11 PM
Sunday, Aug. 28: 2-9 PM

General Information
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The City of Blue Ash’s premiere event featuring various types of cuisine from local restaurants, National Entertainment, festival rides, games and more! Also, join us Friday night from 6-8PM for the Best of Taste Competition!

Parking will be available in lots of local businesses

Entertainment Schedule
Reserved Seating Information - Contest Closed. Winners will be notified on 8/22.

Friday, August 26
6:30 PM The Steppin Stones
9 PM Starship feat. Mickey Thomas

Saturday, August 27
6:30 PM Lamps & Voids
9 PM 3 Doors Down

Sunday, August 28
5 PM Parmalee
7:30 PM Easton Corbin

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Beacon Orthopaedics Tennis Invitational

Register for the 2016 Beacon Orthopaedics Tennis Invitational! Read More

Family Moonlight Swim and Movie

July 23

Open to residents, members and guests (guest fee applies).
Enjoy a late night swim and a movie at the Blue Ash Recreation Center! Sign up for games begins at 6:30PM with games beginning at 7PM. Monsters University (Rated G) will begin at approx. 9PM.

Edible Plants & Essential Oils

Tuesday, July 19

Learn about the various uses for four native plants while on a hiking trip. Also, learn about essential oils that can be useful on a hike and even a first aid kit.


Summit Park Dedication

July 14
4 - 6:30 PM

Join us as we celebrate our most recent advancements with the opening of the canopy and the community room.

Food and refreshments available along with free entertainment.

Hunt House Open House

The Hunt House will be having an open house this Saturday, July 9, from 1 - 4 PM. Come take a tour of the historically renovated home and learn about the history of the home and of Blue Ash! This event is free and open to the public.


Family Cinema Night

"The Incredibles"
Saturday, July 9
Doors open at 6:45 PM, Movie begins at 7PM

Join us for a FREE movie in the Blue Ash Blue Gym! Concessions provided by the Blue Ash Community Church.
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Monday, July 4, 2016
4:00 PM - 10:35 PM
Summit Park

Celebrate Independence Day with the Biggest & Best Fireworks in the Tri-State area along with music, entertainment, food, drinks and family fun!

Entertainment Schedule
4:00 PM Gates Open
5:30 PM Hotel California
8:15 PM Styx
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Mio's Blue Ash Summer Concert Series

The 2016 Mio's Blue Ash Summer Concert Series will kick off on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Blue Ash Towne Square.

Tuesday night concerts run from June 7 - August 23 and take place at the Blue Ash Nature Park Amphitheater beginning at 7:00 PM.
*No concert on July 5

Friday night concerts run from June 3 - August 19 and take place at the Blue Ash Towne Square beginning at 8:00 PM.
*No concert on July 1

Complete Concert Schedule
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Memorial Day

Monday, May 30

Join us on Memorial Day for a day full of activities honoring our Veterans!

10:15 AM - Memorial Day Parade
11:15 AM - Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Memorial
6 PM -Blue Ash / Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Memorial Day Concert on Towne Square

All events are free & open to the public!

Click here to apply to be part of the parade!
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Blue Ash Farmers Market

May 18 - October 12
3:30 - 7PM
Summit Park

Join us at Summit Park every Wednesday from May 18 to October 12 and check out the fresh products brought to you by our vendors! Music and food trucks also help make the Blue Ash Farmers Market a weekly success.

Kinderballet: Journey to Oz

Saturday, May 7
3:00-5:00 PM
Blue Ash Nature Park, Tom Stone Amphitheater

Dorothy, swept away by a tornado, meets the beloved characters from L Frank Baum's books including the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion, Munchkins, Monkeys and Witches!

Performed by members of the Cincinnati Kinderballet, the performing jewel of the Anneliese von Oettingen School of Ballet. Dancers range from 6 to adult.

Free & Open to the Public!


Beautification Contest

Beautification Contest
Accepting Properties: May 1st - June 17th
Judging: Week of June 20th

Blue Ash Residents can enter their property to be a part of our annual Beautification Contest from May 1 to June 17. If interested in submitting your property, please email your information to Peggy Behm ( or call 513-745-8644.

Four winners will be chosen (3 Beautification Award Winners and 1 Mayor's Choice). Winners will be honored by Council at the September Council Meeting with prizes distributed at that time.

*Residents who have won in the past three years, if nominated this year, will not be eligible to win.


The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi

Saturday, April 23
6:30-8:30 PM (Curtain time at 7:00 PM)

Rudyard Kipling's beloved classic comes alive in this fun, free-flowing adaptation about sharing and cooperation. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

Free & Open to the Public!
Please register at the Welcome Desk or call 745-8550
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Earth Day Celebration

Friday, April 22 4:00-7:00 PM - Recreation Center 
Celebrate Earth Day at the Blue Ash Recreation Center!
Blue Ash Community Church
Bubbling Bucket
Cincinnati Nature Center
Citizen's Climate Lobby
Greenacres Foundation
Hamilton Co. Soil and Water Conservation District
Honey Sweetie Acres
Kennedy Heights Art Center
Natural Solutions
OSU Extension, Hamilton Co.
Shaklee Wellness
and many more!!
Free giveaways, prizes and fun for the whole family.

Help SAVE THE SPECIES by donating your old cell-phone!
Donation box is located at the front desk of the Rec Center.

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Festival in the Woods

Friday, February 26 from 4:30-7:30PM

A celebration of visual arts from our local student artists (K-12). Opening night will include entertainment and crafts. We will be displaying the art work throughout the following weeks.

Fee: Free and open to the public
Location: Blue Ash Recreation Center

Family Fun Night - January 23 at 6:30PM

Join us again this winter for a night of fun with the whole family! The Recreation Center will be open to all members for this exciting event. There will be interactive activities with the Fitness Staff, face painting, fabulous magic by Brett Sears, a bounce house, and more great fun! Hot dogs, popcorn, snacks, and drinks will be available to purchase.
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Cafe Series: Getting Your Dog to Listen - January 19 at 7PM

If you have a dog who misbehaves and has selective listening, pet trainer and training coach Lisa Desatnik will share some useful tips for modifying behavior in the most positive way. Lisa will cover basic information about how animals learn, motivation, how to use positive reinforcement effectively, and setting you and your pet up for success.
To register, please visit
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Halloween Walk in the Woods

Saturday, October 24 from noon - 3 PM, meet us in the Nature Park for a fabulous Trick or Treat walk! Animal friends will greet you with special treats and surprises, along with a Halloween Magic Show and crafts. This event is free and open to the public. Event is geared toward children ages 10 and under. See you there!
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Beats, Arts & Eats is Around the Corner!

Head to Towne Square on Saturday, October 3rd from 5PM-10PM to partake in the event and to enter in a drawing to win a cruise! Read More
Plant Swap

Plant Swap!

Have you heard of our plant swap event? It's a really cool thing that our Parks and Grounds folks put on where Blue Ash residents can bring something (a plant) from your own yard and then trade it with someone else that has brought something you'd like! It's like going back in time to when people would barter for things. At least, that's how I picture it going. 

It'll be at Summit Park this year, NOT the Rec Center parking lot. When you get to the park, look near the big Summit Park sign in the parking lot, and that's where people will be gathering. Don't go to the Rec Center with your plants. Unless they are feeling a little insecure and want to work out before they go meet with the other Blue Ash plants. I get that.
See you and your plants tomorrow (Sept. 26) from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM!
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Fire Department Open House

Want to know more about what our Fire Department does? On October 6, from 5-8 PM, the firefighters will open up The North Fire House at 10647 Kenwood Road for Blue Ash residents to explore. Learn more about the engines, schedules, trainings, and listen to stories from our brave men and women. Read More
Citizen's Police Academy

Citizen's Police Academy

Starting this Thursday and for 9 weeks following, you will have the opportunity to learn more about what happens inside the Blue Ash Police Department. Learn how our officers make decisions, ride with an officer during a call, and create friendships with other Blue Ash residents. To register, email

Blue Ash Police Department and MADD

Feeling good? Might it be Skyline time? Skyline Chili on Cornell Road is giving the Police Department a percentage of the check for each customer who mentions the event or shows the attached flyer, beginning today through 10/14. Read More
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Questions about The Taste of Blue Ash?

Have questions about the Taste? Check out all the links below, but if you can't find your answer, you can ask us directly! Comment on Facebook, tweet us on Twitter (@blueashohio), or email us at
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Taste of Blue Ash Guide

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30th Annual Taste of Blue Ash Entertainment Announced

Our Entertainment Lineup has been announced!  Click here for more details.
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Beats, Arts & Eats Date Announced!

The 3rd Annual Beats, Arts & Eats date has been announced! Read More
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The OneMain Financial Red, White & Blue Ash Celebration

Join us for our 30th Annual fireworks event at Summit Park! Read More
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The Mio's Blue Ash Summer Concert Series

The Mio's Blue Ash Summer Concert Series performances have been finalized. Read More
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Public Works Department Hosting Touch-A-Truck

The Blue Ash Public Works Department will host the annual Touch-a-Truck Event on Wednesday, May 24. Read More

Blue Ash Field Day

Saturday, June 11
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join the Blue Ash Recreation Center personal trainers and staff as they host a free & public event filled with family, fun and fitness for all ages and ability levels! There will be exciting races and games for the whole family and we will be giving away free t-shirts throughout the event. Come join us as we celebrate our health and wellness in an exciting fashion on the field behind the recreation center.
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Farmers Market Coming to Summit Park

The Blue Ash Parks & Recreation Department has raised the bar for offering unique programs to the community. Read More
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Summit Park Receives Award of Excellence

Ohio Parks & Recreation Association (OPRA) recently announced its 2014 Annual Awards of Excellence winners, and Summit Park made the list. Read More

Applications Are Now Available!

Applications for restaurants, business booths and bands are now on-line! Read More