If you still associate “piston” with Grant Hill or “crankshaft” with a crotchety old cartoon bus driver, then you might want to head to Newport and learn a thing or two. That’s right, it’s time for the annual Newport Motorcycle Rally. The rally will include live entertainment, contests, food and prizes. The first night of the celebration will offer a fireworks show over the Cincinnati skyline. Attendees can cruise the waterfront and check out the rows of choppers, and owners can register their hogs for a chance to be crowned “Best-Looking Bike.” The third-annual “Warriors for the Children” Casino Ride will take place July 7. July 4-8. Noon-11 p.m. Wednesday; 5-11 p.m. Thursday; 5 p.m.-midnight Friday; noon-midnight Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Newport Festival Park, Riverboat Row. newportmotorcyclerally.com.