It’s not the end of summer in Cincinnati until those big Labor Day weekend fireworks rock the river. There are so many ways to experience the Western and Southern/WEBN Fireworks on Sunday, Sepetmebr 4th, from up close and personal on the river to high above the city from your dinner table, that you are sure to find the perfect Cincinnati fireworks date night. Don’t miss your chance to turn this amazing fireworks display and end of summer celebration into the perfect night out with one of these fun options.
If you want to make a day of it, head to Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove to kick the day off with some fun at Riverfest. Live music, vendors and a live broadcast with WEBN’s KidChris Show at the Serpentine Wall all starting at noon.
Fireworks viewing spots are prime real estate for this event, so make sure to have a plan and stake out your spot early. Great places to watch the fireworks from the Ohio side of the river are:
- Sawyer Point/Yeatman’s Cove and the Serpentine Wall
- Smale Riverfront Park
- Mt. Adams
- Echo Park
On the Kentucky side, spread your blanket at one of these locations:
- Newport’s riverfront
- Devou Park
- Covington’s riverfront (particularly near the Roebling bridge)
Keep in mind – all of these locations will be packed by the time the fuses are lit, so get there early, pack a cooler and picnic and get ready for the show.
Winging it at the local riverfront park not your style? Plan ahead by making reservations at one of the following prime fireworks watching locations:
- BB Riverboats Riverfest Fireworks Cruise
- Celebrations Riverboats Riverfest Cruise
- Queen City Riverboats WEBN Fireworks Cruise
- Cincinnati Dinner Train goes to the Fireworks
- Montgomery Inn Boathouse Rockin’ Ribs at Riverfrest
If you’re looking for a more low-key night, but want to enjoy the fireworks, there are some fantastic date night restaurants with a great view of the river:
- Mitchell’s Fish Market at the Levee
- Buckhead Mountain Grill
- The Celestial Steakhouse
- Chart House
- Moerlein Lager House at The Banks
- The Radisson Revolving Restaurant
- Incline Public House
- Top of the Park
- Mt. Adams Pavilion
With so many options, you’re sure to find the perfect spot! Plus, with those fireworks as your backdrop, you can’t go wrong!