There’s plenty to do in Cincinnati this Labor Day weekend besides fireworks—check out these top picks to spend your long weekend.
The eerie 19th century town of Bravado comes back from the dead to thrill and delight this weekend. Feast on scary new dining options at Terror Town, sip a cold draft at Long Branch Saloon, munch on sweets from Chocolate Treasures, shop scary gifts and souvenirs, and beware the ghouls and spirits reaching out to grab you in the dark of the haunted trails. Take a sneak peek at the extreme thrills in our video here. Boo!
Sept 2–Nov 5, 1449 Greenbrush Cobb Rd., Williamsburg
See celebrated jazz acts and emerging artists on the ICON Festival Stage for the first edition of this Cincinnati jazz fest, including Norman Brown, Alex Bugnon, Avery*Sunshine, Keiko Matsui, Brian Culbertson, Gerald Albright, Damien Escobar, Nestor Torres, Maysa, Brian Simpson, Eric Roberson, and Jackiem Joyner.
Sept 2 & 3, ICON Festival Stage, 25 Race St., downtown
Artists from around the globe will be inking up this weekend at the Duke Energy Convention Center, including Penny Boy Tattoo and Jennifer Lauri Brows from Italy, and Lukas Smyku from Poland. Plus, learn about tattoo history with Dana Brunson, meet Ink Master alumni, and more.
Sept 2–4, Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., downtown
The 59th HOMEARAMA arrives at ChimneyRidge in Loveland this weekend, where you can tour six fully decorated and landscaped luxury homes in a variety of styles.
Sept 3–18, 10377 Butterworth Rd., Loveland
Fairytales come to life in Waynesville at this Medieval town filled with unique characters, more than 130 merchants, live performances, jousting, and, of course, massive turkey legs.
Sept 3–Oct 30, 10542 OH-73, Waynesville
Buy a duck, feed a child. The Rubber Duck Regatta will fill the Ohio River this weekend to support the Freestore Foodbank. Call (513) 929-DUCK to order a duck to help hungry kids, or click here to make a donation.
Sept 4, Ohio Riverfront, downtown
This annual tradition since 1977 is back again to celebrate the end of summer. The party starts along the downtown riverfront at noon and features live music, family fun, and a bevuy of local food. Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks caps off the night with a spectacular show at 9 p.m. Pro-tip: Some of the best spots to view the fireworks are on the Kentucky side. Just sayin’.
Sept 4, event starts at noon, fireworks at 9 pm, Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove, downtown