Labor Day weekend has certainly crept in on us (again) this year. Time flies whether you are having fun or not, so why not have some fun? If your main goal this weekend isn’t to make a big dent in your patio furniture, the Cincinnati area has plenty to do.
A tradition regains its rightful glory as the Riverfest party and fireworks show rise between the bridges of the Ohio River. The Reds and FC Cincy are in town. The Renaissance Festival is back. Brooks & Dunn make their return to Riverbend. Monster trucks will jump over things. It’s a busy weekend with something for everyone. Here are the big ones.
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Cincinnati Reds vs. Detroit Tigers, 7:10 p.m. Friday to Saturday, 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Great American Ball Park, Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. reds.com.
Smoke on the river BBQ Fest, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Covington Plaza, 144 Madison Ave., Covington. cincinnatifestivalsandevents.com.
City of terror, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday to 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 to Monday, Renaissance Park, 10542 E. Ohio 73, Harveysburg. Operates from September 4 to October 4. 31. renfestival.com.
Lunken airport days, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to Sunday, Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave., East End. Variety of planes on display, food trucks, vendors, color guard ceremony at noon every day. Book in advance for both helicopter and B-25 airplane tours. Free entry and parking. The trips are extra. warbirds.clubexpress.com.
AfriFest Cincy, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Burnet Woods, 3251 Brookline Ave., Clifton. Celebrates African cultures, food and music. To free. myapnet.org/afrifest.
FC Cincinnati vs. 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 at 9 p.m. from barges on the Ohio River.
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 entry. cincinnatihispanicfest.org.