Top 5 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: July 23-25

You'll find bagpipers and more at the Guinness Cincinnati Celtic Festival this weekend.

1. Guinness Cincinnati Celtic Festival

Genetic testing is all the rage these days, and maybe you've discovered some Celtic lineage in your family tree. Or perhaps the sound of pipes and fiddles stirs your soul. Or hey, maybe you just love the TV series "Outlander" and a good stout. You'll find all that and more at this family-friendly festival, which celebrates the Celtic territories of Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Highlights include a Highland dancing competition, a military tattoo featuring eight pipes and drums performances, live Celtic music, several Irish dancing performances, contests for the reddest hair, most freckles and tallest tale, traditional food, a whiskey tasting tent, guided beer tastings with Guinness Brewery ambassador Jimmy Callahan, dart throwing and fun games and activities. A Celtic Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Lawn Stage. The festival takes place 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday along East Freedom Way at The Banks, Downtown.

All's Faire, a new whodunit comic caper set at a Renaissance festival, opens Friday at The Carnegie in Covington.

2. "All's Faire"

The Know Theatre returns to live, in-person performance with this cool outdoor touring performance of "All's Faire," a new whodunit comic caper set at a Renaissance festival. The show is packed full of original music, absurdist gags, puppets, pirates, magical creatures and a dynamic private-eye duo sure to entertain. The show opens at the Carnegie (1028 Scott Blvd., Covington), where you can catch it at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, as well as July 31 and Aug. 7.

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