Summer in Cincy is always a good time. From fireworks to festivals to outdoor fun, find things to do on Labor Day Weekend in Cincinnati and celebrate the end of summer in Cincy style.  

Labor Day Weekend fireworks

Fireworks shows that light up the sky to celebrate the end of summer!

Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks (photo: @regnargc)Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks (photo: @regnargc)

  • Western-Southern/WEBN Riverfest: (9/3): Send off summer at Cincinnati’s annual Riverfest culminating with Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks. The free, day-long party features music, food, and live music at Sawyer Point & Yeatman's Cove on Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Fireworks start at 9:05 pm on both sides of the Ohio River. One of the largest pyrotechnic shows in the Midwest is synchronized with the soundtrack on WEBN (102.7 FM) We will have an event listing for this when it gets closer.
  • Riverfest Fireworks Cruise (9/3): Set sail with BB Riverboats for their annual Labor Day cruise with the perfect view of the Riverfest fireworks! 

Live music and performing arts on Labor Day Weekend in Cincy

From free concerts to classic country music, catch a show in Cincy over Labor Day Weekend.

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra

  • Fifth & Vine Live  (9/2): Dance along to free live music at Fountain Square during this free summer music series 
  • Friday Flow (9/1): Enjoy free live R&B music at Washington Park
  • Kentucky Symphony Orchestra (9/3): Catch the finale of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s free outdoor summer series on September 3. Bring your lawn chairs and relax while you enjoy this performance featuring TV theme songs from the 1950s through the 1990s (heavy on the ‘60-70s). Following intermission, the KSO re-lives the age of Saturday morning cartoons with themes from the Animaniacs to Rocky and Bullwinkle. The evening ends with the KSO accompanying full-length Pink Panther, Bugs Bunny, and Tom and Jerry cartoons live on screen.
  • Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash (Weekly) Hit musical that follows Cash’s early life in Arkansas and moves to Memphis as he launches his music career, hits it big, and marries the love of his life, June Carter. You’ll hear crowd-pleasing renditions of Cash’s musical catalog, including “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I’ve Been Everywhere” and, of course, “Ring of Fire.” 

Cincinnati sporting events over Labor Day Weekend

Cheer on the home teams as you celebrate summer over Labor Day Weekend!

Cincinnati Reds

  • FC Cincinnati (9/2): Cincinnati’s pro soccer club takes on Orlando City at TQL Stadium. Join the pre-match party at Washington Park and march with FC superfans into the stadium for the local experience. 
  • Cincinnati Reds (9/1-9/3): Reds vs the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ballpark

Stroll and shop at one of Cincinnati’s open-air markets

Flowers, produce, antiques, art, and more–there’s so much to see at Cincinnati’s markets.

Findlay Market

  • Findlay Market (daily): The historic market and the outdoor Biergarten are open six days a week (closed Monday). Browse the farmers market vendors as well as the permanent vendors inside the market house and enjoy a locally crafted beer in the Biergarten to cool off.
  • Art on Vine (9/2): this popular market returns to Fountain Square with upwards of 80 vendors featuring handmade and artistic goods. 
  • Tri-State Antique Market (9/3) - 30-minute day trip west of downtown Cincinnati to shop for one-of-a-kind antiques during the Tri-State Antique Market event! Located at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, the Tri-State Antique Market is one of Indiana’s largest antiques and vintage-only markets. Explore over 200 vendors who are selling a wide variety of vintage and retro goods.

Enjoy the great outdoors in Cincy

Cincy Red Bike (photo: Louis Rideout)Cincy Red Bike (photo: Louis Rideout)

There are plenty of ways to relax and chill out with friends and family in the great outdoors this holiday weekend.

More things to do during the summer in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky 

Here are some more refreshing and reenergizing activities to consider as you safely savor this last weekend of summer in the Cincy Region.

Whether you're a local planning a staycation or coming to Cincinnati for the long weekend, start planning your trip and find a place to stay for your Labor Day Weekend getaway to Cincy.