SUMMER FOOD FEST 2022: July 16 & 17 at Coney Island


Benefiting Make-A-Wish, aiming to grant wishes for critically ill Cincinnati children.

CINCINNATI – June 28, 2022 – Cincinnati Magazine’s 13th annual Summer Food Fest is being expanded and extended to a two-day celebration at a NEW location this year – Coney Island! The 2022 Summer Food Fest is set for July 16 and 17 from noon until 5:00 p.m. both days. 

This family-friendly event is packed with fun and engaging activities for all ages, with a plethora of delicious summer food and cold beverages held at a classic Cincinnati summer location. 

Children under 10 years old and younger are free, and all-inclusive entry tickets for those 10 and older are just $25 and include unlimited activities, food and beverages (excluding alcohol). Attendees should come hungry and plan to enjoy summer favorites from local food vendors including fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken kabobs, jalapeno poppers, s’more lollipops, ice cream with cookies, hazelnut crepes, fruit-topped waffles, soda, lemonade and more! Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

There will also be endless entertainment and interactive activities including dance music all day, balloon artists, face painting, caricature artists, and more. Plus games for all ages including cornhole, giant Jenga, giant Chutes & Ladders, family relay races, boom blaster, giant Simon, and more! Summer Food Fest ticket holders can also swim and play at the Sunlight Pool Water Adventure at the special discounted rate of only $10 per person (regularly $27).

Cincinnati Magazine is also pleased to be partnering with the charitable organization, Make-A-Wish, on the Summer Food Fest goal of raising $10,000 to grant wishes for local Cincinnati area children with critical illnesses.

To help achieve this goal, Summer Food Fest attendees may purchase $10 raffle tickets (or 3 for $20) to enter to win a 2-night stay at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Soundwaves Water Park in Nashville, Tennessee. Raffle tickets are only available at Summer Food Fest. Direct donations to Make-A-Wish are also being accepted now and are greatly appreciated.

“We could think of no better way to celebrate the season than to host our family-friendly Summer Food Fest at the iconic Cincinnati summer location, Coney Island,” said Ivy Bayer, publisher of Cincinnati Magazine. “We are also so proud to be partnering with Make-A-Wish to grant wishes to local kids who may be spending their summer in the hospital. I hope you’ll join us for this weekend of food, fun and sun, and also consider supporting this incredible cause.”

This event is made possible through generous support from notable brands including ChinetHersheyHome ChefSt. PierreKeebler, and Stonefire.

Learn more and purchase tickets now at cincinnatimagazine.com/summerfoodfest.


About Cincinnati Magazine
Since 1967, Cincinnati Magazine has covered all the best the Queen City has to offer. As the city’s most respected and award-winning magazine, it connects with more than 178,000 readers every month. Through deeply researched and cleverly written articles, Cincinnati Magazine is the voice of authority and ultimate guide to Cincinnati. It offers a well-curated mix of profiles, investigative pieces, humor, service, dining coverage and events. Visit cincinnatimagazine.com to learn more and subscribe.


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