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For Sunday, October 11th, noon-5 pm
Monthly neighborhood street festival and market features new activations, pop-up shops and local artists
OTR Chamber of Commerce presents its October Second Sunday OTR initiative (10/11) to drive an increase in support for its beloved Over-the-Rhine small businesses. September’s OTR-wide, masks-on, walkable market features over 50 participating brick and mortar shops in partnership with a diverse array of over 40 pop-up shops and local musicians brought to you by Cincinnati Music Accelerator. Merchants and vendors will set-up on the sidewalk outside their storefronts to transform the whole neighborhood into a socially-distant sidewalk fair from 12pm - 5pm.

The OTR Chamber hopes to shine a light on the unique and diverse small businesses in OTR with the help of the city’s independent vendors and local artists. Each brick and mortar storefront is encouraged to participate by activating on the sidewalk in front of their store, incorporating a sale or special, with the option of partnering with a vendor of color, LGBTQ+, women, and people with disabilities. As an important goal of the OTR Chamber organization is to create the most diverse business district in the Cincinnati region this reimagined Second Sunday event engages in inclusive recruitment of up and coming entrepreneurs, and connects them with existing small businesses, creating new relationships which support business growth. 

To ensure the safest practices for this sidewalk market, all participating vendors and merchants must agree to operate under state guidelines, which includes maintaining 6-feet of distance between others and wearing masks when indoors or outdoors where you are unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members. The OTR Chamber is asking anyone who comes to shop and explore to be wearing a mask, unless actively consuming food or beverage. To provide options to shop at all comfort levels, the organization will also be sharing opportunities to shop OTR’s small businesses and participating vendors this Sunday from 12pm - 5pm on their Instagram page @OTRChamber.

Over-the-Rhine, including Vine St., Main St., Pendleton, and north of Liberty Race & Elm surrounding Findlay Market. For those who prefer to shop online, visit the OTR Chamber’s Instagram page @OTRChamber, or Second Sunday OTR webpage Visit for a map of all activation locations.

Sunday, October 11th, 12pm-5pm

List of activations includes:
All activations can be found on the OTR’s Chambers webpage Visit for a map of all activation locations.

CMA Buskers
Expect to be serenaded as you stroll the neighborhood with local buskers playing live music.
Where: Throughout all of Over-the-Rhine
When: From 12pm – 2pm & 3pm - 5pm
More Free 2020 at Second Sunday
Join More Free 2020 to raise your voice and get ready to vote. More Free 2020 is a grassroots movement to inform, engage and celebrate civic action starting with voting in the November election. Throughout the day, More Free 2020 will invite citizens to join in nonpartisan activities to inspire collective action, solidarity, and civic empowerment. Activations (listed below) will take place throughout the footprint of Second Sunday, with a full schedule of weekend events will be shared on
  • The Lot: Central & Walnut. More Free 2020 in partnership with the Cincinnati Music Accelerator is activating the Central and Walnut Lot space with art installations celebrating freedom, live music and entertainment, and civic engagements. This includes the Cincinnati Music Festival’s Outdoor Museum, an outdoor public art exhibition sponsored by ArtsWave and P&G, featuring works from 15 artists of color, all focused on the theme of: community, unity, music and celebration.
  • More Free 2020 HQ: 1313 Vine St.: Stop-by the More Free 2020 visitor registration and education space to get ready to participate in the election and to take part in community art-making activities. To learn more, volunteer and get more involved, visit and on Instagram @morefree_2020.
Eclectic Vintage Pop-Up at Lost & Found
Matt Joy's Eclectic Vintage Pop-Up, with music by DJ Chris.
Enjoy Summer's last gaze with a socially-distant affair at Lost & Found. Hunt for your next favorite fall sweater, jam out to good tunes, and enjoy your last refreshing summer drink before the weather turns. #staylost #gotothegreenlight #summerslastgaze
Where: Lost & Found: 22 E 14th St.
When: 12pm - 5pm
“Thrive” Hip Hop Performance by ELEMENTZ
ELEMENTZ presents “Thrive”, a news series of public concerts and events presenting art and artists from Cincinnati’s own hip hop community.  In partnership with GOODS On Main, this pop-up performance includes Devin Burgess, Jay Hill/ PoC, GrandAce, Leo Pastel and Noah Hawes @thrivecincy
Where: GOODS: 1317 Main Street
When: 12pm - 5pm

Felsenhaus and Uncut Republic team up with Second Sunday OTR to bring you a one of a kind outdoor entertainment experience, complete with local vendors, live music + art, low contact activities, and giveaways! Masks Required | Social Distancing guidelines in place.
🍁 Proceeds to benefit Brewery District Community Center
🍺 Enjoy a full bar featuring Oktoberfest Favorites and Special cocktails (must be 21+ with valid state ID)
Where: Felsenhaus Parking Lot, 242 W McMicken Ave.
When: When: 12pm – 5pm

ArtWorks Pop-Up Mural Dedication
This summer, ArtWorks and Keep Cincinnati Beautiful have partnered to complete their New Lines alleyway mural project by adding 10 new murals to the alleys directly off of and near Main Street. On October 11th, they will host a pop-up dedication (time TBD) for this project in the alley behind Sugar ‘n Spice to reveal the newest murals.  Stop by their booth on Main St. to grab self-guided mural tour maps for this new project.
Where: Alley behind Sugar ‘n Spice, 1203 Sycamore Street

Kroger's Treasure EmporiYum: This tasting pop-up will present a collection of Kroger's new and delicious products from their Simple Truth, Private Selection, and Kroger Brand private labels. These Tasty Treasures are exclusively found at Kroger stores only. There will be live screen printing onto reusable canvas grocery bags to be passed out to attendees and will enable them to receive their sample products through a contactless walk-thru experience.
Where: 12th and Vine Parking Lot
When: 12pm - 5pm

Findlay Market CMA Streetstage: The Street Stage Project is a busking project that positions various musicians around the OTR downtown area to provide live music to the community. The Street Stage Project is powered by ArtsWave and presented by Cincinnati Music Accelerator and 3CDC.
Where: Findlay Market: Elm & Elder St.
When: 12pm - 2pm
Presented by the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, with presenting sponsor P&G and Kroger.
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The OTR Chamber of Commerce has provided support to OTR's small business district since the very beginning, being a guide and resource for small businesses to create the OTR we know and love today. Since 1985, the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce has represented its members and the community with a mission to be the driving force for creating a strong economy while also promoting inclusivity, embracing diversity and celebrating originality. Our vision is for Over-the-Rhine to be a model neighborhood for inclusive urban revitalization.  

Photos from September Second Sunday OTR can be found HERE