Bockfest Brings Beer And Road Closures To Downtown This Weekend

Feb 27, 2020

The annual, weekend-long beer festival Bockfest, in Over-the-Rhine, is back Friday, Feb. 28, kicking things off with a parade, followed by festivities that include a 5K run. All activities require some road closures throughout the weekend.

Friday

On Friday the following streets will close and remain so until approximately 7 p.m.

Starting At 4:00 p.m. 

  • Moore Street between Liberty Street and Walnut Street
  • Eighth Street between Broadway and Main Street

Starting At 6:00 p.m.

  • Sycamore Street southbound between Liberty St and Seventh Street
  • Main Street between Central Parkway and Schiller Street
  • Ninth Street between Broadway and Main Street
  • Court Street between Main Street and Sycamore Street
  • Central Parkway between Main Street and Eggleston Avenue
  • Short Reading Road between Eggleston Avenue and Main Street
  • Elliot Street between Sycamore Street and Broadway
  • Twelfth Street between Clay Street and Sycamore Street
  • Thirteenth Street between Sycamore Street and Clay Street
  • Fourteenth Street between Clay Street and Sycamore Street
  • Orchard Street between Sycamore Street and Main Street
  • Liberty Street between Sycamore Street and Walnut Street
  • Walnut Street between McMicken Street and Liberty Street
  • McMicken Street between Vine Street and Main Street      

Saturday

On Saturday, Feb. 29, the Bockfest 5K takes place beginning at time 10:00 a.m. In order to accommodate this event, the following streets will close at 9:30 a.m. and remain closed until approximately noon:

  • McMicken Street between Lang Street and Main Street (closes at 7 a.m.)
  • Moore Street between Liberty Street and Walnut Street
  • Walnut Street between McMicken Street and Liberty Street
  • Main Street between Clifton Avenue and Liberty Street
  • Liberty Street eastbound between Walnut Street and Reading Road
  • Hughes Street between Schiller Street and Liberty Street
  • Reading Road northbound between Eggleston Avenue and Elsinore Place
  • Reading Road southbound between Liberty Street and Eggleston Avenue
  • Reading Road exit ramp from southbound I-71; use Third Street exit for Downtown access
  • Central Parkway eastbound between Sycamore Street and Eggleston Avenue
  • Elsinore Street eastbound between Reading Road and Gilbert Avenue
  • Gilbert Avenue southbound between Elsinore Place and Court Street
  • Gilbert Avenue exit ramp from southbound I-71; use Third Street exit for Downtown access
  • Court Street westbound between Gilbert Avenue and Reedy Street  
  • Reedy Street southbound between Court Street and Eggleston Avenue
  • Reedy Street between Broadway and Eggleston Avenue
  • Eggleston Avenue southbound between Central Parkway and Third Street
  • Third Street westbound between Eggleston Avenue and Butler Street
  • Culvert Street between Third Street and Reedy Street
  • Sentinel Street between Fifth Street and Eggleston Avenue
  • New Street between Broadway and Culvert Street
  • Seventh Street between Broadway and Culvert Street
  • Broadway between Ninth Street and Eggleston Avenue
  • Short Reading Road between Reading Road and Main Street
  • Sycamore Street northbound between Central Parkway and Twelfth Street
  • Twelfth Street between Main Street and Sycamore Street
  • Thirteenth Street between Sycamore Street and Main Street
  • Fourteenth Street between Sycamore Street and Main Street
  • Orchard Street between Sycamore Street and Main Street

The city's Department of Transportation & Engineering notes there may be intersections where motorists will cross the path of the race route, and this crossing will be permitted with the assistance of the Cincinnati Police Department officers on site.