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Cincinnati’s Labor Day celebrations, deals & events

Cincinnati’s Labor Day celebrations, deals & events

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Labor Day weekend events are in-the-works for the Queen City as many businesses and communities organize a plethora of things to do for the holiday weekend.

“Name Your Price” Adoption Event with Cincinnati Animal CARE

Cincinnati Animal CARE has been at over capacity since April and are looking to find these dogs homes.

The “Name Your Price” adoption event will be held Saturday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their pet adoption center in Pleasant Ridge.

The shelter in Northside will be open Sunday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. for adoptions as well.

Hamilton’s Octoberfest 2022

The city of Hamilton is hosting their annual Octoberfest Sept. 2 to Sept. 4 this year at 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd. The event has been around since 1968 where people can enjoy homemade German foods, listen to live music and play games while drinking Warstiner beer.

  • Sept. 2: 5-11 p.m.
  • Sept. 3: 1-11 p.m.
  • Sept. 4: 1-8 p.m.

Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks & Riverfest

Since 1977, Cincinnati has held an annual end-of-summer event with a WEBN firework show, one of the biggest firework shows in the Midwest.

During the day, enjoy an all-day celebration with music, food and various entertainment starting at noon.

Watch the firework show from both sides of the Ohio River at Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove, Mt. Echo Park and Newport on the Levee starting at 9 p.m.

Cincinnati Metro Bussing

Cincinnati Metro is offering free rides Sept. 3 and Sept 4. for all metro busses and access routes.

West Chester Township Symphony Orchestra Concert

West Chester Township is celebrating the end of summer with their annual Labor Day concert at Keehner Park Amphitheater on Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Tri-State Antique Market

Celebrate Labor Day at the Tri-State Antique Market, Indiana’s largest vintage market on Sept. 4 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In the past, over 200 vendors have attended, selling their antique and vintage items.

The event will be held at the Lawrenceburg, Indiana Fairgrounds.

Adult admission is $4, and pets and children are free to attend.

Lunken Airport Days

Lunken Airport is giving warbird and helicopter rides on Sept. 3-4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition, they will also be hosting a color guard ceremony each day at noon with a special patriotic presentation by UC’s ROTC on Sept. 3.

Admission and parking are free for this event.

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Flying Pig schedule of events, road closures

Flying Pig schedule of events, road closures

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Flying Pig week is in full swing. Road closures begin Thursday, with the events starting Friday morning.

The 24th Flying Pig Marathon is back this weekend, April 29-May 1.


  • P&G Health and Fitness Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center is 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Fifty West Mile goes off at 7 p.m. along Mehring Way. The Post Race Party goes until 10 p.m. at Smale Park.


  • The Toyota 10K at 7 a.m. The Family Fun Festival starts at 7:30 a.m. at Smale Park, then the Tri-State Running Company 5K goes off at 9 a.m.


  • The Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G at 6:30 a.m. along Elm Street by Paul Brown Stadium. That includes the Paycor Half Marathon and the CityDash 4-person relay. Celebrate your accomplishment at the Michelob Ultra Victory Party at Smale Park, running from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For more information, visit


Roads around downtown Cincinnati will close the weekend of the Flying Pig. Organizers are encouraging those participating or attending to download Waze to implement road closures and provide more accurate directions.

The app is free to download and is available in Google Play or the App Store.

You can also see a full list of road closures here.

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St. Patrick’s Day events in Cincinnati, NKY ☘️

St. Patrick’s Day events in Cincinnati, NKY ☘️

CINCINNATI – March 17 falls on a Thursday this year. Here’s a list of St. Patrick’s Day events where you can wear your green and join in the fun.

St. Mac-trick’s Day, 6 a.m., Mac’s Pizza Pub Mainstrasse, 604 Main St., Covington. Bloody Marys, mimosas and breakfast pizza, drink specials and more. Also is Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament, so games will be on all 20 televisions all day.

St. Patrick’s Day at Molly Malone’s, 7 a.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub, 112 E. Fourth St, Covington. Kegs and eggs, live bands on all three floors, outdoor tent, performances by Irish dancers and bagpipers. $10 cover at the door, no reservations.

St. Patrick’s Day at the Pub, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., The Pub at Rookwood, 2692 Edmondson Road, Norwood. Irish food, drink specials, live music from FinTan, DJ Toad, The Collective, plus bagpipes and Celtic dancing.

St. Patrick’s Day at the Pub Crestview Hills, 9 a.m., 2853 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills. Select brunch items and St. Patrick’s Day menu, live music, bagpiping and Celtic dancing. Music: Ghostman 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Kyle Knapp 1:30-4:30 p.m.; DJ Enrique 5-9 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 9 a.m., Braxton Brewing Co., 27 W. Seventh St., Covington. Themed beer release, green cocktail, giveaways. Parlor on Seventh serving up Irish breakfast special.

St. Paddy’s Day at West Side Brewing, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., West Side Brewing, 3044 Harrison Ave., Westwood. food and drink specials all day. Featuring smoked corned beef, dry Irish stout beer release, and live music. Free admission.

St. Paddy’s Day Block Party, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Miamiville Trailyard, 368 Center St., Miamiville. Party along the Little Miami Scenic Trail. Kegs and eggs, live music, green beer, prizes for best dressed human and dogs.

McWoody’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 11:30 a.m., Woodburn Brewing, 2800 Woodburn Ave., East Walnut Hills. Brewery turns into “McWoody’s” for the holiday. Kegs and eggs, food specials, green beer and live entertainment all day.

St. Patrick’s Day Madness, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Keystone Bar & Grill, 313 Greenup St., Covington. College basketball on TV, specials on green beer, shots and more.

St. Patrick’s Day at Big Ash, noon, Big Ash Brewing, 5230 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township. Food truck, traditional Irish music session, live music by Harry Pedigo Trio, and Noah Smith’s Crooner Circus. No reservations. Free admission.

St. Patrick’s Day Madness, noon, The Stretch, 191 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. Specials on green beer, Irish whiskey and more.

St. Patrick’s Day at Nicholson’s, 11 a.m., Nicholson’s, 625 Walnut St., Downtown. Live music, Irish fare, drink specials. DJ Johnny B from 1-4 p.m. Bagpiping and Celtic dancing.

Saint Patrick’s Party, noon, The Boardroom, 844 York St., Newport. Drink specials, green beer, live music and NCAA games on TV.

St. Practice Day, 4 p.m., Beeline, 1 Levee Way, Newport. Drink specials all day. DJ spinning from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, 6 p.m., American Legion, 22 E. Sixth St., Newport. Door prizes, split the pot, raffles, green mini beers, bucket specials and special shamrock drink. Open to the public.

St. Patrick’s Day Young Adult Swing Dance, 6:30-11 p.m., Oakley Kitchen Food Hall, 3715 Madison Road, Oakley. $10 at the door.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Cock & Bull Mainstrasse, 601 Main St., Covington.

St. Patrick’s Day & Pint Night, Catch-a-Fire Pizza, 9290 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. Live music. Everyone who orders a pint of Willis Irish Red Ale between 6:30-8:30 p.m. receives a free pint glass. Raffles. Wear green. Free admission.

St. Patrick’s Day Party, Lori’s Roadhouse, 4924 Union Centre Pavilion Drive, West Chester. Live music and more.

St. Paddy’s Friday Pub Crawl, 6 p.m.-midnight, Esoteric Brewing, 918 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills. Visits Esoteric Brewing, Brew House and Tiki Tiki Bang Bang. Free.

Shamrock Stroll, 1-5 p.m., Tin Roof, 160 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. Visits Tin Roof, Kitty’s Sports Bar, Fishbowl, Galla Park, AC Upper Deck and Jefferson Social. Ages 21-up. $16.

Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Crawl, 4-10 p.m., Below Zero Lounge, Over-the-Rhine. Exclusive drink and food specials, prizes for best costume, afterparty. Bars include Holiday Spirits, Liberty’s Bar & Bottle, MOTR, Pins and Queen City Exchange.

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