Over-The-Rhine, OTR, is a beloved Cincinnati gem offering a host of festivals, events, quaint buildings, architecture and good fun

Over-the-Rhine Neighbourhood in Cincinnati

Feb 18, 2014

Cincinnati is a big place, with many different interesting neighborhoods to visit. One of these neighborhoods is Over-the-Rhine, otherwise known as OTR, which is believed to be the most intact urban historic district in America and the largest to boot.

With 943 of its buildings registered in the National Register of Historic Places, and the largest collection of Italianate architecture in United States, it is no wonder that rental bus visitors just clamor to head over to OTR for some sightseeing.

Districts of Interest in OTR

Due to the size of OTR, there are many districts within the city. Some of the places of interest within these districts are:

  • Gateway Quarter: Located in the south central area of OTR and is considered it’s urban core area.
  • Over-the-Rhine Brewery District: The heart of Cincinnati’s beer brewing industry, and the usual venue for the annually held festival, Bockfest.
  • Findlay Market: The oldest farmers market in Ohio that is still in operation. Its structure was one of the first few markets in United States that uses iron frame construction technology.

Annual Events at Over-the-Rhine

Should you be heading to OTR in your charter bus, don’t forget to time your trip with the many events held in this neighborhood. There are some distinctive events that are only found at Over-the-Rhine that you should not miss such as:

  • Bockfest: An annual beer festival held on the first weekend of March. It usually officially begins with a parade starting at Arnold’s Bar and Grill in Downtown Cincinnati, and moves over into Over-the-Rhine, ending at Bockfest Hall. Popular for its short length parade and unique floats, it is an interesting festival to attend and enjoy.
  • Cincinnati Fringe Fest Annual: Produced by Know Theater of Cincinnati, this festival is Ohio’s largest performing arts festival. It runs for 12 days and mini bus rental visitors can enjoy theater, film, visual art, and music right in the center of Over-the-Rhine.
  • Midpoint Music Festival: An independent music festival and industry conference that is held 3-days long each September at downtown Cincinnati and OTR entertainment district.
  • Cincinnati May Festival: A choral festival held annually for two weeks where you can enjoy singing by singers from all over United States, performing many famous classical works.
  • Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade: A traditional opening day parade that passes by the Fountain Square while the Reds rally giveaways and activities at the all-day party on Fountain Square.

To get around and about Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine, as well as other neighbouring areas, charter a rental bus to make visiting places and festivals easier. Call 1-800-304-1993 or 513-792-2790 for more information or a quote to cater to your traveling needs.