Labor Day Fun in Southwest Ohio

Happy Labor Day! Enjoy the long weekend with family at one of these fun events

The long Labor Day weekend is coming to an end but that doesn’t mean all the fun stops with Sunday night fireworks! Enjoy one more day off work and school at one of these fun events in Southwest Ohio.

Riverfest | Sawyer Point

Every year, thousands of families from the tri-state meet at the Ohio River for one final goodbye to summer. With an all day celebration planned, Western and Southern and WEBN are once again hosts to the epic party and fireworks show at 9p.


Riverfest Cruise | Northern Kentucky

Celebrate Riverfest and Cincinnati’s farewell to summer with BB Riverboats! Come aboard for the best views in town of one of the Midwest’s largest fireworks displays. Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, dessert, and a snack buffet for a grand finale to the fireworks.

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Riverfest on the Levee | Newport on the Levee

Watch the WEBN fireworks from the best view in town as we celebrate the end of summer with a day filled with live music, pop ups and fun.

Young’s Dairy Value Weekend | Yellowsprings

Take advantage of a special Family Value wristband good for all day, unlimited family fun at Young’s Jersey Dairy during Labor Day Weekend! Play Udders & Putters miniature golf, batting cages, driving range, Moovers & Shakers, Cowvin’s Fast Slide, Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral, Cowvin’s Corny Maze, and and Wagon Ride on the Farm. Cost is $18 (ages 12 & over) $12 (ages 11 & under).

First Friday | Downtown Dayton

The beginning of every month starts with a bang in downtown Dayton. First Friday is a free event held from 5 to 10 p.m. at several locations throughout downtown. This art hop features exhibit openings at the galleries, along with a variety of entertainment options, including street performances and roaming entertainers, arts demonstrations, live music, dining and shopping specials, and more. Dozens of locations participate in this event, which every month offers something new and surprising.

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Family Day at St. Cecilia’s Festival | Independence, KY

St Cecilia’s Labor Day Festival has been rated the #1 festival for Northern Kentucky. On Monday, September 4, E5C4P3 – Escape – The Journey Tribute! Founded in 1993 by Steve Perry impersonator, Jason Kelty, Escape is widely known as one of the TOP Journey tributes in the nation. Local favorite GenX opens the show! Say goodbye to summer and close out Labor Day Weekend at St. Cecilia’s Festival!

Highland County Fair | Hillsboro

On Sunday, watch the COTPC Truck Pulls or head to the fair on Monday for Pedal Tractor Pulls both starting at 7p. Grab your favorite fair food before visiting the livestock. $10 daily admission includes rides and events. Visit the 4H building for the best pulled pork and pies around!

Labor Day at Hueston Woods | Oxford

Ohio State Parks are celebrating Labor Day big this year! Hueston Woods will have free activities like stand-up paddleboarding, fossil expedition, pontoon trips, SUP excursions, creeking, meet raptors, and more! For a full schedule, visit here.

Airport Days | Lunken Airport

Lunken Airport’s Aviation Days are a tradition for aviation-loving families as the airport opens up for visitors to explore planes, talk to pilots, and take rides on helicopters!

Kids Mystery Fish Challenge | Loveland

9a-11a at Lake Isabella. Intended for children under 16 years of age, accompanied by an assisting adult, live bait is permitted. Prizes will be awarded in three age groups to the kid who weighs in a fish closest to the mystery fish weight. Any species of fish can be weighed. Trophies will be awarded to every kid who catches a fish.

Kings Island Soak City Last Day | Mason

With 36 water slides, two wave pools, lazy river, kids splash pad, and more, enjoy one final weekend in Soak City before they close for the season.

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Coney Island Last Day | Cincinnati

The Sunlite Water Adventure takes its last plunge after the Labor Day weekend. The pool, slides, obstacle course, mini golf and action alley officially close for the season.

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