Community Events

Art Walks
2nd Saturdays of May, June and September

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

PARTICIPATING BUSINESS VENUES: Bow Tie Cafe, The Blind Lemon, Calle, Crowley’s, Longworth’s, Monk’s Cove, Next Chapter, Pavilion, Quincy’s, Tavern on the Hill, Teak, Tohi Spa, Upper Eden, and Yesterdays.


Blessing of the Fleet 

Sunday, June 4, 2017  at 12:15pm at Hill Street Garden-the site of MAYC’s cleat.
Reverend Croskery will deliver a wonderful blessing!




Cinema in the City

Free music and movie series hosted by the Mt Adams Civic Association. Live music starts at 7:00, the selected movie starts at dusk.

Location: Seasongood Pavilion, 950 Eden Park Drive, Eden Park

2017 dates:

June  22 – Sound Body Jazz Orchestra / Back to the Future II; food by Andy’s Mediterranean Grill

July 27 – Jake Speed / Clue; food by Fireside Pizza

August 18 – The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars / Princess Bride; food by Calle, and frozen treats by Streetpops


National Night Out           

First Tuesday in August 2017 date: Tuesday, August 1

Location: lawn and lot in front of the Monastery, 1055 St. Paul Place, Town Properties. 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 under the trees, 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.

Immaculata Festival       

First weekend in August






Sunset Garden Stroll      

Bi-annual 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.




Neighborhood Clean-up

Semi-annual, spring and fall

Volunteers meet at Bow Tie Café at 9:00 AM to pick a street/area

A major Hill-wide Clean Up event is held each Spring in anticipation of the thousands of visitors who observe Good Friday by “walking the steps” at Holy Cross Immaculata Church, and again in the Fall in anticipation of Luminaria. Plastic bags and gloves are given to all who attend so we can comb the streets and by-ways to collect litter and other debris that accumulates during the winter and over the summer.


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.



October 31st

Trick-or-Treaters gather at the parking lot on Pavilion.

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



2017 date: December 17th 5:30-8:30pm

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.

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.

Reindog Parade 

Annually 2nd Saturday in December

Dog Registration is from 12pm-1:45pm at The Monastery, 1055 St. Paul Place, Town Properties.

The Annual Reindog Parade has been a Mt. Adams tradition for over 20 years. Dogs (and owners) dress in their Holiday Best, and prizes are awarded in a variety of categories. The parade follows a circuit around central Mt Adams streets. There is a fee to register. All proceeds go to SPCA Cincinnati!

Cincinnati SantaCon 

Annually 2nd Saturday in December

Location: The Monk Mobile ‘sleigh’ transports Santas between the North Pole (Mt. Adams) to Jack Casino (where Santas register), to the Banks and back 3 to 4 times an hour.

Santacon typically occurs on the same Saturday as the Reindog Parade, so there are extras Santa’s to be found on the streets of Mt Adams, visiting Mt Adams establishments. Participants donate to The Cure Starts Now.

Egg Nog Jog 

Annually 3rd Saturday in December

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

2017 date: Saturday, February 11

Location: Mt Adams Pavilion (949 Pavilion Street 45202)

Description: Cupid’s Undie Run is a mile(ish) run in your bedroom-best on Valentine’s weekend, raising money for The Children’s Tumor Foundation and neurofibromatosis research.

Stealing St Patrick Parade

2017 date: Sunday, February 12

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

March 14

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




Good Friday                          

“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

The weekend after Easter

2017 date: 12:30 on Saturday, April 22

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

Mt Adams families bring a dozen or so eggs to hide, and a dish (both to share!) to this laid back neighborhood gathering