Labor Day weekend crept in on us (again) this year. Time flies by whether you’re having fun or not, so why not have some fun? If your main goal this weekend isn’t getting a huge dent in your patio furniture, the Cincinnati area has plenty of things to do.
A tradition returns to its rightful glory since the Riverfest party and the fireworks show float back between the bridges of the Ohio River. The Reds and Cincy FC are in town. The Renaissance Festival is back. Brooks & Dunn return to Riverbend. Monster trucks will jump over things. It’s a packed weekend with something for everyone. Here are the big ones.
More Deets to the Biggies: Top 5 Things to Do in Cincinnati This Weekend, Nov 3rd-5th September
Cincinnati Reds versus Detroit Tigers, 7:10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Great American Ball Park, Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. reds.com.
Smoke on the River BBQ Fest, 5pm-11pm Friday, 12pm-11pm Saturday, 12pm-9pm Sunday, Covington Plaza, 144 Madison Ave., Covington. cincinnatifestivalsandevents.com.
Terror city, 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg. $ 25- $ 35. allhallowsevellc.com.
Brooks & Dunn, Saturday, Riverbend Music Center. With Travis Tritt and Elvie Shane.
Monster Jam, Saturday-Sunday, Heritage Bank Center.
Ohio Renaissance Festival, Saturday-Monday, Renaissance Park, 10542 E. Ohio 73, Harveysburg. Runs Sept. 4-Oct. 31. renfestival.com.
Airport days Lunken, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave., East End. A variety of aircraft on display, food trucks, vendors, color protection ceremony every day at noon. Book in advance for helicopter and B-25 air travel. Free entry and parking. Trips cost extra. warbirds.clubexpress.com.
AfriFest Cincy, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Burnet Woods, 3251 Brookline Ave., Clifton. Celebrate African cultures, food and music. For free. myapnet.org/afrifest.
FC Cincinnati versus Inter Miami CF, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, TQL Stadium, 1501 Central Pkwy, West End.
Riverfest / Western & Southern WEBN fireworks, Sunday, Sawyer Point Park and Yeatman’s Cove, Mehring Way, Downtown and Festival Park, Newport. Fireworks launch from barges on the Ohio River at 9 p.m.
Cincinnati Hispanic Festival, Noon-10 p.m. Sunday, St. Boniface Church, 1750 Chase Ave., Northside. Food, music, dancing and fun for the whole family. Free admission. cincinnatihispanicfest.org.