Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks at Riverfest

Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks at Riverfest (photo: Amanda Davidson)
Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks at Riverfest (photo: Amanda Davidson)

This is the ultimate end-of-summer party in the Cincinnati region. The free, family-friendly festival begins at noon on Sunday of Labor Day weekend at Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove. The event includes 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 9:05 p.m. 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 6 a.m. Saturday - park reopens at 6 a.m. 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 3 p.m. Read the Fireworks FAQ for even more information about the event.

Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks (photo: @regnargc)
Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks (photo: @regnargc)
Thanks to our region's vibrant riverfront area and surrounding hillsides, many area restaurants and bars offer a great view of the fireworks. Some will host special parties with admission fees, so be sure to call ahead for reservations. Venues include 10 WestThe Beer SellarBar LouieBrothers Bar & GrillBuckhead Mountain GrillChart HouseCity View Tavern, Eighteen at the RadissonHooter's NewportIncline Public HouseJoe's Crab ShackMoerlein Lager HouseMontgomery Inn BoathouseMount Adams PavilionPrimavista and Top of the Park

NOTE: Street closures and parking restrictions go into effect at various times on Sunday. Several bridges and roads near the river will close by 6 p.m., so plan accordingly. 

Search our Events Calendar or Big Weekends for even more weekend fun.