Labor Day Weekend Events in Cincinnati, Ohio

Labor Day weekend events are popping up all over the place, even in the midst of 2020! While we will be missing some of our big, traditional Labor Day events in Cincinnati, there are still quite a few offerings to choose from. Like all other things this year, we’re just going to have to go with the flow, right?!

Roebling Bridge at sunset

Many businesses have had to make changes to their schedules, policies, and procedures in 2020. Always call ahead or visit your destination’s website to stay up to date on closings, schedule changes, and health & safety requirements before your visit.

Friday, September 4:

Drive-in Shakespeare in the Park:
Head to Union Terminal / Cincinnati Museum Center for this special one-night experience. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is coming to the Cincinnati Museum Center to offer FREE Shakespeare in the Park(ing Lot)! There will be spaces for people to watch and listen from their cars and also to park and walk and sit in spaced spots in the parking lot (bring lawn chairs and blankets!). They will have the audio through speakers AND transmit the audio through a radio station that people can listen to in their cars and watch the performance.
Happening Friday, Sep. 4 at 7pm: “Macbeth”. Parking begins at 6pm. This is a free event and spaces are first come and first serve as directed by CSC staff on site. Note: There will be no access to public restrooms during this event. {details}

Music on the Square:
Head to Fountain Square from 5-8pm to enjoy performances and a drink from the socially distanced tables. {details}

Music and Sunset Sightseeing with BB Riverboats:
Guests will enjoy a two and a half hour river cruise and special entertainment. This cruise is scheduled at the perfect time to take in the beauty of the Cincinnati skyline, at sunset. Boarding begins at 6:30 and sailing is 7-9:30pm. Advance ticket purchase required. BB Riverboats will operate at a much-reduced capacity as part of their Social Distancing Policy. {details}

Labor Day Weekend Circus Extravaganza:
Celebrate This Labor Day with Circus Mojo at the Ludlow Theatre/ Bircus Brewing Co. Jugglers, Acrobats, Aerialists and even a Clown or two ( sans make-up & nose)! Socially distant venue is limiting capacity to 33% to ensure safe social distancing. Temperatures will be taken with your ticket at the door. Masks required while moving in the space but can be taken off while seated enjoying the show. 3PM Family Show and workshop (Sat. and Sunday) – Workshop teaches the most socially distant circus arts that we can teach and masks will be worn for the workshop portion. Advance ticket purchase required. {details}


Saturday, September 5:

WestSide Market:
Enjoy local brews from West Side Brewing, 80+ Local vendors, food trucks, baked goods, kid friendly activities and so much more! Happening from 10am-3pm at 3719 Harrison Avenue. {details}

Music on the Square:
Head to Fountain Square from 5-8pm to enjoy performances and a drink from the socially distanced tables. {details}

Plum Gorgeous – Krohn Fall Show:
Discover the many traditional autumn plants on display, but in gorgeous shades of purple. Looking to create a monochromatic color scheme in your yard? Learn helpful gardening advice from Krohn’s floral experts on how to make your garden shine using hues of a single color. The show features dark, rich plum trees surrounded by bright violet asters, fuchsia mums and deep purple ipomoea. Other gorgeous autumn plants on display include millet, fragrant lavender, ornamental cabbage and kale, sweet alyssum and beautiful scabiosa. Saturday and Sunday hours are 10am-4pm. CLOSED MONDAY {details}

Labor Day Weekend Circus Extravaganza:
Celebrate This Labor Day with Circus Mojo at the Ludlow Theatre/ Bircus Brewing Co. Jugglers, Acrobats, Aerialists and even a Clown or two ( sans make-up & nose)! Socially distant venue is limiting capacity to 33% to ensure safe social distancing. Temperatures will be taken with your ticket at the door. Masks required while moving in the space but can be taken off while seated enjoying the show. 3PM Family Show and workshop (Sat. and Sunday) – Workshop teaches the most socially distant circus arts that we can teach and masks will be worn for the workshop portion. Advance ticket purchase required. {details}

Pop-pourri with The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra:
Join the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra for the finale of the 2020 Summer Series at the Tower Park Amphiteater in Fort Thomas, Ky starting at 7:30pm. There is no admission for the concert and parking is free (but limited). They do, however, appreciate contributions. Pack a blanket or chairs. For those considered to be at risk because of health or age, sickness, or exposure to COVID-19, the performance will be streamed live on Facebook. Seniors are also invited to attend the 10:00 a.m. dress rehearsal in the park if they wish. {details}


Sunday, September 6:

Art on Vine / All Things Local Cincy and Ohio:
Art on Vine is scheduled to happen at Fountain Square, 12-6pm. Shop from up to 60 Local artists showcasing and selling fine arts and hand made goods. A full bar provided by Fountain Square. Reds fans can sit back and watch the game on the BIG SCREEN! {details}

Fibonacci’s Mount Healthy Farmers Market
Fibonacci Brewing Company hosts a farmers market on the first Sunday of each month, 11am-2pm, through November. {details}

Plum Gorgeous – Krohn Fall Show:
Discover the many traditional autumn plants on display, but in gorgeous shades of purple. Looking to create a monochromatic color scheme in your yard? Learn helpful gardening advice from Krohn’s floral experts on how to make your garden shine using hues of a single color. The show features dark, rich plum trees surrounded by bright violet asters, fuchsia mums and deep purple ipomoea. Other gorgeous autumn plants on display include millet, fragrant lavender, ornamental cabbage and kale, sweet alyssum and beautiful scabiosa. Saturday and Sunday hours are 10am-4pm. CLOSED MONDAY {details}

Sadly, the WEBN fireworks celebration has been canceled for 2020. They will, however, be shooting off fireworks (from an undisclosed location) and the show will be shown on Channel 12 starting at 9pm.

Labor Day Weekend Circus Extravaganza:
Celebrate This Labor Day with Circus Mojo at the Ludlow Theatre/ Bircus Brewing Co. Jugglers, Acrobats, Aerialists and even a Clown or two ( sans make-up & nose)! Socially distant venue is limiting capacity to 33% to ensure safe social distancing. Temperatures will be taken with your ticket at the door. Masks required while moving in the space but can be taken off while seated enjoying the show. 3PM Family Show and workshop (Sat. and Sunday) – Workshop teaches the most socially distant circus arts that we can teach and masks will be worn for the workshop portion. Advance ticket purchase required. {details}


Go for a Bike Ride! Check out our 15 of the Best Cincinnati Bike Trails and 9 of the Best Family-Friendly Bike Trails in Cincinnati for some ideas.

Biking at Miami Whitewater

Create your own Creamy Whip Trail using our list of the 25+ of the Best Creamy Whips and Ice Cream Shops in Cincinnati.

creamy whip spots in cincinnati

Find a new-to-you park to visit with our 15+ of Our Favorite Cincinnati Parks list.

the bridge at Rentschler Park

Or get outside and go for a hike! Find a fun path here: Hiking in Cincinnati: 11 of our Favorites.

wooded trail at Parky's Farm

All events were accurate at the time of this posting but things do happen and events do occasionally get canceled or postponed. You should always double check with the event source before you head out the door. Links for each event are provided so that you can be sure the date is still accurate before you head out.

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