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August 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • It's Commonly Jazz
  • Holy-Cross Immaculata Festival
  • Holy-Cross Immaculata Festival
  • Mt Adams Walks - Margaret
  • National Night Out
  • It's Commonly Jazz
  • Mt Adams Walks - Dave
  • Beautification Association meeting
  • MAYC: "Rollin' on the River" Happy Hour
  • It's Commonly Jazz
  • Welcome Home party for Bryce Carlson
  • Mt Adams Walks - Pete
  • It's Commonly Jazz
  • Mt Adams Walks - Jim
  • Planning and Development meeting
  • MA bridge
  • It's Commonly Jazz
  • Art After Dark
  • MAYC Happy Hour

 Mt Adams Traditions

Cinema in the City

Free music and movie series hosted by the Mt Adams Civic Association. Live music starts at 7:00 pm, the selected movie starts at dusk. In addition to typical movie concessions, food and frozen treats will be available for purchase from Fireside Pizza and Streetpops.

Location: Seasongood Pavilion, across from the Cincinnati Art Museum, in the valley between Art Museum Drive and Mt Adams Drive

2018 dates and feature attractions:
Friday, June 8 – Music: Comet Bluegrass All-Stars; movie: The Sandlot

Friday, July 13 – Music: Sound Body Jazz Orchestra; movie: Elf (Join us for Christmas in July!)

Friday, August 10 – Music: Jake Speed & The Freddies; movie: Labyrinth


Sunday, September 2, 2018 (Sunday before Labor Day)

On both sides of the river, nearly a half-million people view the choreographed Rozzi’s Fireworks show while listening to the soundtrack on WEBN (102.7 FM) starting just after 9pm and lasting for about 30 minutes.

In Mt Adams, locals host deck parties, Holy Cross Immaculata hosts a potluck dinner, and visitors set up camp at one of the many vistas on the Hill.

Neighborhood Clean-up

Spring: Saturday, March 24, 2018 and Fall: Saturday, October 20, 2018

A major Hill-wide event held each Spring in anticipation of the thousands of visitors who observe Good Friday by “praying the steps” at Holy Cross Immaculata Church and again each Fall in anticipation of Luminaria.

Volunteers meet at Bow Tie Café at 9:00 AM to fuel up and to pick a street/area to tidy.
Afterward, a celebratory brunch is held at a local establishment, and prizes for unique trash finds are awarded by MABA.


Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 5:00 pm

Trick-or-Treaters gather at the parking lot on Pavilion to compare costumes and bounce.

Treaters parade to the Monk Fountain, where prizes are awarded for costumes. Families then disperse at 6:00, usually descending first upon businesses along St Gregory and Pavilion. Parents reconvene afterward to let their Treaters burn off some sugar in the bounce house (provided by Mt Adams Pavilion).

Mt Adams Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 5:30

Join us in celebrating the release of the 2018 Beaujolais Nouveau wine. Celebration participants will parade up St. Gregory Street with candles and music behind a wooden barrel of the first batch of the celebrated French Beaujolais Nouveau wine.

The parade will start at 6:00 at Mt. Adams Bar & Grill and end at the Monk Fountain. Upon reaching the Monk Fountain, a French sommelier will tap the barrel. Bring your family Poodle or Doodle to help lead the parade! As part of the celebration, the Mt. Adams Civic Association will announce who has been selected to have his/her name placed on the “Exemplar Plaque” as a “Citizen of Distinction” on Mt. Adams. And a trophy will be bestowed on the best-looking French “Chien.” Afterward, we will walk to Quincy’s for a glass of the celebrated Beaujolais Nouveau and to salute the new “Exemplar.”

Trim the Tree (MABA Event)

First Saturday in December

Meet at the Monk Statue at 9:30

If weather is unfavorable, check the MACA google calendar (at the top of this page) or the Mt Adams Community facebook page for updates

Reindog Parade

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Dog Registration: 12 pm – 1:45 pm at The Monastery, 1055 St. Paul Place
There is a fee to register. All proceeds go to SPCA Cincinnati!
Parade viewing starts at 2:00 and lasts until the last Holiday Dog finishes the route!

This unique parade, sponsored by The Mt. Adams Business Guild, has been a Mt. Adams tradition for over 20 years. The procession through the streets of Mt. Adams will be led by Santa himself, flanked by our Grand Marshall.

Every year we have a group of celebrity and sponsor judges that help us choose the best costumed dogs for prizes. Costume categories have historically been Small Dogs (under 25 lbs), Large Dogs (25 lbs and over), Dog/Owner Look-A-Like, and Multiple Dogs (2 or more dogs). Be creative – we’re looking for fun, unique, and festive costumes for each category!

Food and vendors will be available before the parade, so come on down and join the party ahead of time!


Sunday, December 16, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Every December, Mt. Adams comes aglow with the soft light of thousands of luminaries for this Event organized by the Mt. Adams Beautification Association.

Residential streets and the business district are lined with the temporary “lanterns” inviting neighbors to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Holiday Season. The evening is elevated with caroling by local Choral Groups and Choirs. Local bars and restaurants offer holiday specials throughout the evening. Santa will visit the Monk Fountain at 6:00, and tours will run from 6:30-8:30.

Luminary Kits are purchased through street captains, at Bowtie Café or North Side Bank. Proceeds from the event will be used by the Beautification Association to purchase planting materials and other supplies needed to keep our business district and other neighborhood gardens looking their best.

Egg Nog Jog

3rd Saturday in December (Saturday, December 15, 2018)

This scenic and challenging course begins at Jerome and St. Gregory and winds through Mt. Adams and Eden Park offering spectacular views of the city.

Once again, Longworth’s will host. Rain (Snow) or Shine! A portion of the proceeds go to a local food pantry.


Cupid’s Undie Run

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Location: Mt Adams Pavilion (949 Pavilion Street 45202)

Cupid’s Undie Run is a “brief” (about a mile, at your own pace) fun run in your bedroom-best that takes place in the middle of a BIG party. That’s right: party, run (about a mile, at your own pace), party – all to find a cure for neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that affects every 1 in 3000 children born. Visit for tickets.

Stealing St Patrick Parade

Sunday, February 18

After Holy Cross Church was closed on March 15, 1970, combining parishes with Immaculata, HC parishioners “slipped in, put Paddy in a pickup truck and whisked him under cover of darkness to Immaculata.” The Local St. Patrick’s Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians “played off the original theft and began the annual tradition of ‘stealing’ the statue.”

Every February, after a mass said to honor the deceased men and women Hibernians, a St. Patrick statue is slowly paraded around the Hill in a pickup truck, accompanied by pipes and drums. The Hibernians follow along.

St Patrick’s Day

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Irish and near-Irish flock to Crowley’s to celebrate the holiday.

Falling on a Saturday this year, you can count on all the local establishments to celebrate the Irish in all of us.


Good Friday

Friday, March 29, 2018

“At 12:01 A.M. each year on Good Friday in Cincinnati, Ohio, something extraordinary happens. People begin to gather at the base of the steps leading up to Holy Cross-Immaculata Church in Mt. Adams, preparing to take part in the tradition known locally as ‘Praying the Steps.'”
Susan Hines-Brigger, St. Anthony Messenger

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 7, 2018: 12:30 pm (weekend after Easter)

Location: Hinkle Magnolia Garden, Eden Park (across Martin Drive from the Krohn Conservatory)

Mt Adams families bring snacks to share (after the Hunt!) at this relaxed neighborhood gathering.

***Eggs will be hidden in advance this year – no need to bring your own batch.

Planting Day (MABA Event)

Saturday before Mother’s Day, May 12, 2018

Meet at Bow Tie at 9:30

If weather is unfavorable, check the MACA google calendar (at the top of this page) or the Mt Adams Community facebook page for updates

Art Walks

2nd Saturdays of May & June

Mt. Adams businesses host approximately 40 up-and-coming & professional artists from all genres. Patrons stroll from venue to venue enjoying artwork, live music, drink specials & original food. It’s a great time for those of us who love art, music and local Cincinnati hospitality.


Blessing of the Fleet

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Location: Hill Street Garden: the site of MAYC’s cleat.

Reverend Croskery delivered a wonderful blessing! Check their facebook page for more MAYC Events!


 Art on the Hill

Saturday, June 23, 12-5:00 pm
Upper Eden, 1120 St Gregory St
.….is an opportunity to celebrate the history of Mt Adams and its artists.
Enjoy a day of viewing art of all kinds at Upper Eden. Art in the Courtyard as well as inside the store Gallery.  Join us in the Garden!

Sunset Garden Stroll

Next event in 2019!

Summer event hosted by the Mt Adams Beautification Association.

Tickets are sold for a tour of local gardens in the Mt Adams neighborhood.

Light drinks and bites are served; musicians entertain.

Holy Cross-Immaculata Festival

Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4, 2018: 5:30 pm – midnight

The annual summer tradition in Mt. Adams will feature in 2018:

A Scavenger Hunt returns to kick off the Festival on Friday, and everyone can indulge in the Taste of HCI International Food Festival the rest of the weekend!

What She Said will entertain on Friday night, and Haymarket Riot returns to entertain on Saturday night.

Expect the usual fun from carnival games, an indoor casino, and the exemplary silent auction.

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 (1st Tuesday in August)

National Night Out is an annual event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Mt Adams Civic Association hosts this party, serving tasty donations from most of the local restaurants, with music provided by the Business Guild. Our designated police and fire personnel always visit, taking the opportunity to meet Mt Adams residents.