Hey Cincinnati! Here at Pivot we are so proud to call this city our home, and we can’t wait to celebrate Blink this weekend with all of you.

This year Blink is taking over five different zones of Cincinnati and, for the first time, Covington.  This year is the biggest year yet and there is so much happening; not just at night, but during the day as well!

The celebration starts Thursday night and goes all weekend. There is a Blink app you can download to get all the information, and we have picked what we think will be the coolest parts of the weekend. Check it out! 

Get the App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/blink-cincinnati/id1289840487


1. BLINK Future City Spectacular Parade

What: Parade featuring lighted floats, puppets, musicians, and performers

When: Thursday, October 10th, Right after Sunset

Where: Begins at the corner of 8th and Vine, passing fountain square, ends at the Banks


2. Architects of Air 

What: Luminarium maze of paths and domes filled with light and color

When: 10am – 11pm, Thursday, October 10th through Sunday, October 13th

Where: Washington Square Park, OTR 


3. Think Tank

What: Behind the scenes talks and Q&A with the artists

When: 2pm-5pm, Thursday, October 10th through Sunday, October 13th

Where: Findlay Market 


4. Party Cans

What: Recycling is fun! BLINK makes it better! Toss an item in the recycling cans on the street during BLINK and an LED light show and sound effects will be emitted from the can.

When: Every Night after dark

Where: Everywhere!


5. Cincy Nice Social House

What: Two floors of curated events and life entertainment, community lounge, food and drinks, nightly afterparty

Schedule of events online can be found here: 


When: Kickoff Friday from 4pm-2am, Saturday from 10:30am-2am, and Sunday from 1pm-6pm

Where: Switch Lighting and Design, OTR


6. Doors Open Cincy

What: The architectural Foundation of Cincinnati presents a  celebration of architecture and design with behind-the-scenes access to OTR’s best buildings

When: Saturday, October 12th, 10am-4pm

Where: Over the Rhine


7. ArtsWave Guided tours of BLINK

What: Learn the stories behind the art through six unique guided tours of the different regions

Tickets are $35 and available in advance at artswarve.org/tours

When: Running every half hour through BLINK, October 10-13

Where: All around the city!


8. Six Concert Stages

What: Six stages throughout OTR, Downtown, and Covington featuring 3-4 acts per night

List of Artists at: www.blinkcincinnati.com/artists/

When: Every night of BLINK starting at 7pm

Where: Wellness Your Way River Center Stage, Roebling Bridge

Featured Concert: Group Love, Saturday 10/12, 10pm

7th Street Covington Stage, Outside Braxton

AARP Freedom Way Stage, The Banks

Belterra Court Street Stage, Court Street near AAA office, and OTR

Elder Street Stage, Findlay Market 

Findlay Market Biergarten Stage, OTR near Samuel Adams Taproom


9. See Yourself In Lights

What: The artist will project a 10 foot portrait of you on the wall in lights!

When: Every night of BLINK after dark

Where: Over The Rhine

Other interactive installations include: 

Acrade of Lights

Wave Field musical and lighted seesaws 

Light Battle bikes

Upside Wobbles in Washington Park

Shadow Exposed


10. Other Worldly

What: A BLINK performance piece featuring costumes, movement, light, and sound collaboration 

When: Friday and Saturday night of BLINK

Where: Smale Park under the suspension bridge

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