Last Blast of Summer: Fireworks Fun and More this Labor Day Weekend
Your guide to enjoying Cincinnati USA's end-of-summer tradition, Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks presented by Cincinnati Bell at Riverfest, plus a variety of affordable, fun experiences to make it a great holiday weekend.
Western and Southern/WEBN Fireworks presented by Cincinnati Bell at Riverfest
Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks presented by Cincinnati Bell at Riverfest is the ultimate end-of-summer party in Cincinnati USA. This free, family-friendly festival begins at noon on Sunday of Labor Day weekend at Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove. The event includes family friendly activities such as live music, family fun zones, vendor booths, and a Live Broadcast from the Serpentine Wall with WEBN and the KiddChris Show starting at noon. The main event, Rozzi's Famous Fireworks display, lights up the sky starting at 9:05pm and is synchronized with music broadcast on WEBN (102.7FM).
Plan to stake out your spot early on either side of the river and make a day of it. Along with Sawyer Point/Yeatman's Cove, popular viewing areas on the Ohio side include the Serpentine Wall (blankets can be placed on the wall starting at 6am Saturday - park reopens at 6am Sunday) and Smale Riverfront Park
along the river, Mt. Adams on the hill just east of downtown, and Mt. Echo Park
a few miles west of downtown. On the Kentucky side try the riverfront areas of Newport (below Newport on the Levee
) and Covington (near the Roebling Suspension Bridge
) or the overlook at Devou Park
. If you're near the river, be sure to catch the Rubber Duck Regatta
starting at 3pm. Read the Fireworks FAQ
for even more information about the event.
If a reserved seat is more your style, here are some options:
Restaurants and bars with a view include 10 West
, 360 Restaurant
, The Beer Sellar
, Bar Louie
, Brothers Bar & Grill
, Buckhead Mountain Grill
, The Celestial Steakhouse
, Chart House
, City View Tavern, Don Pablo's Newport
, Hooter's Newport
, Incline Public House
, Joe's Crab Shack
, Mitchell's Fish Market Newport
, Moerlein Lager House
, Montgomery Inn Boathouse
, Mount Adams Pavilion
, and Primavista
. Be sure to call ahead for reservations.
NOTE: Street closures and parking restrictions go in effect at various times on Sunday. Several bridges and roads near the river will close by 6pm, so plan accordingly.
Mr. Redlegs Cincinnati Reds
Looking for more to do during the weekend? Get your weekend started by attending a Cincinnati Reds game on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and book the Reds Half Price Offer. Plus enjoy some of these free events leading up to Sunday's festivities:
Search our Events Calendar or Big Weekends for even more weekend fun.
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