Plan-Ahead for a fun-filled family trip to Newport Aquarium this Labor Day Weekend! Celebrate the end of summer and make the most out of your visit! From Visitor Tips to Riverfest Fireworks show information, here’s everything you need to plan ahead for the best visit possible!
IMPORTANT - RIVERFEST PARKING RATES – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Guests visiting Newport Aquarium and parking in the Newport on the Levee garage on Sunday September 4 - Be sure to get your parking ticket validated as you enter the Aquarium to receive a parking discount. This validation provides a special parking rate of $5 but your vehicle must exit the parking garage by 5:45pm before the street closures begin. Guests leaving the parking garage after 5:45pm or who do not pick up their validation upon aquarium entry will pay the Newport on the Levee Garage’s event parking rate of $30.
After you visit Newport Aquarium, stay for the annual Riverfest fireworks show! Viewing for one of the largest annual pyro-musical displays in the US is available along the banks of the Ohio River at Newport’s Riverboat Row and Newport on the Levee. Fireworks by the famous Rozzi family begins at 9pm.
Staggered closings for roads, bridges and interstate ramps adjacent to Newport on the Levee will begin as early as 6:00pm per the Newport Police Department.
The Newport Police Department has provided a list of prohibited items, regulations and recommendations to keep Riverfest a safe, family environment.
TIP #1 LOCK IN YOUR VISIT
Lock in your visit early! Advance ticket purchase or reservations are highly recommended. Due to limited capacities, popular days and times during Labor Day Weekend will sell out and will not be available for purchase at the gate.
TIP #2 PLAN AHEAD & SAVE
The earlier you get your tickets, the more you can save with Plan-Ahead Pricing! Ticket prices may increase at any time based on expected attendance. Get your tickets now for the lowest possible price.
TIP #3 TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SPECIAL OPERATING HOURS!
Whether you prefer to visit first thing in the morning or later in the evening, special Labor Day Weekend operating hours have something for everyone!
Friday, 9/2: 10am – 7pm
Saturday, 9/3: 9am – 8pm
Sunday, 9/4: 9am – 5pm
Monday, 9/5: 9am – 7pm
Enjoy Newport on the Levee after your Newport Aquarium Friday visit and catch the FREE fireworks display after the Cincinnati Red’s game on September 2. The show begins about 15 minutes after the game ends and Newport Aquarium’s #SharkWall mural gives you a front row seat!