Great Parks of Hamilton County

Urban Thrive Festival

Visit our urban oasis for this third annual free festival and celebrate in all the ways that your community THRIVES - from local access to fresh foods and quality healthcare to an appreciation of the arts and the importance of mental well-being.

Learn ways to incorporate sustainability practices at home by joining our Roselawn community garden to plant seeds and sample local produce. You’ll also find out how mindfulness, music, and art are tied to nature while swaying to the sounds of local Cincinnati music artists with our chickens and farm animals.

Throughout the afternoon, guests will also enjoy taking an urban mini hike, making s’mores, grabbing a bite to eat from local food trucks, doing yoga, and much more. Check out everything going on throughout the day below.

Guests of all ages are welcome to join in on the festivities!

New to Great Parks? Be sure to stop into the Nature Center at The Summit during your visit.

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Great Parks Nature Center at the Summit (Located around the back of the building)
1580 Summit Road
Cincinnati, OH 45237

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Saturday, September 30 | 2:00–7:00 p.m.



Food and beverages available for purchase.

  • Exhibitors

    • Hamilton County Community Action Agency
    • Civic Garden Center
    • Hamilton County Public Health
    • Tower Garden
    • 513Relief Bus
    • Art You Glad
    • Healthy Harvest Mobile Market
    • Groundwork
    • Roselawn Community Council
    • Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance (CORA)
    • 4C for Children
    • Project Wakanda
    • Queen City Commons
    • Kroger
    • Humana
    • Keep Cincinnati Beautiful
    • Queen City Clay
    • Brick Gardens
  • Food & Beverage

    • Queens of the Crop
    • Streetpops
    • 513 Bubble Tea
    • Maya Indian Cuisine
  • Live Music

    • Freedom Nicole Moore (2 – 3 p.m.)
    • Hillary Hahn (3:30 – 4:30 p.m.)
    • Siri Imani (5 – 6:30 p.m.)
  • Activities

    • Vitality Cincinnati - Yoga
    • Cincinnati Museum Center – Walking City Exploration Station
    • The Roaming Naturalist
    • Band in a Bus
    • Bonfire and s’mores roasting
    • Urban mini hikes
    • Take-home seed starting
    • Chicken and farm animal meet-and-greets
    • Tea making
    • Inflatables
    • Fish filet demos
    • Pumpkin painting
    • Learn about composting
    • Food preservation
    • Mindfulness booth
    • Canning and food preservation