Newport on the Levee Hosts Riverfest on the Levee with Views of the WEBN Fireworks

Enjoy free face painting, henna artists and live music with your fireworks.

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Newport on the Levee

Looking for somewhere to watch the annual Riverfest fireworks display this Labor Day weekend?

Newport on the Levee is hosting Riverfest on the Levee from noon-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5. 

Programming includes free face painting, henna artists, live music from Loopman Dan and Frankly Speaking, and LED screens playing various sports. 

At 9 p.m., you can catch a riverside view of the WEBN fireworks, and there will be a special end-of-show bonus firework display launching off the top of the Levee's The Exchange building.

Throughout the day, bars and restaurants on the Levee will also be offering discounts and deals. And it's the opening day for Wooden Cask's new taproom.

The Wooden Cask, which has operated a microbrewery and taproom in Newport since 2016, will open a 2,400-square-foot outpost on the Levee, with garage-style doors offering an indoor-outdoor vibe. The menu will feature their craft beer and wine, plus seltzers and snacks including wood-grilled pizzas. It also will serve a special Blueberry Levee lager at this location only. 

The Levee is encouraging social distancing and is offering free masks and spaced-out turf squares for socially-distant firework viewing.

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And if you plan on attending Riverfest anywhere else in Covington, Newport or the Cincinnati riverfront, check out these important road closures and other tips

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