Looking for something to do this weekend? 9 News has teamed up with CityBeat to give you the top nine picks this Labor Day weekend.
Summer is almost over and you can be part of the biggest celebration in the Tri-State. This weekend marks the return of P&G's annual Riverfest which hosts one of the largest fireworks displays in the Midwest.
For more than 30 years, WEBN has provided the soundtrack for the event which is choreographed with Rozzi's Famous Fireworks that more than half a million people on both sides of the river enjoy every Labor Day.
Sawyer Point will also be home to an all day party that includes music, food and entertainment that's fun for the whole family.
Visit here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/local_news/celebrate-labor-day-at-riverfest) for more information on Riverfest.
2. AVP volleyball at Washington Park
The newly-renovated Washington Park is going to get even more of a new look this Labor Day weekend. The Associated of Volleyball Professionals Cincinnati Open will be held at Washington Park between Aug. 31- Sept. 2.
The AVP Cincinnati Open will feature the top U.S. beach volleyball players as they return from the London Olympics to compete to qualify for the 2012 AVP Championships in Santa Barbara, Calif. Qualifying for the Cincinnati Open will take place all day on Aug. 30 at Hahana Beach on Wooster Pike.
3. Ohio Renaissance Festival returns to the Tri-State
This epic old-timey fair is a favorite among kids, with all the rides, games and dudes jousting. If you haven’t hit up the fest since you were in Velcro shoes, make a trip to Harveysburg some weekend through Oct. 21 rediscover the Ohio Renaissance Festival as an adult. There’s a ton of food, shopping and attractions packed into the 30-acre, 16th century English village replica: giant turkey legs and bread bowl stews, crossbows and camel rides and dudes jousting!
Get more details on the fair here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/ohio-renaissance-festival-returns) .
4. Rubber Duck Regatta is back!
Buy a child, feed a duck — er, switch those around. That's the theme of the18th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta, which raises more than $550,000 each year for the Freestore Foodbank when as many as 150,000 plastic duckies are dumped from the top of the Purple People Bridge into the Ohio during the P&G Riverfest for a cutthroat race to the finish.
The owner of the winning duck will score a 2012 Honda Civic and a shot at $1 million.
Click here (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/entertainment/citybeat/rubber-duck-regatta) for more information.
5. Guinness Oyster Fest on Fountain Square
Face it: Germans almost monopolize the fall food festival scene in Cincinnati with über Oktoberfest enthusiasm. If you’re growing weary of Limburger cheese and all things wurst, the Guinness Oyster Fest might be a good point of respite.
Succulent raw and cooked oyster dishes will be available courtesy of Washington Platform, and Guinness will dole out the pints to wash those puppies down. Live music from The Whompers, Heavy Hinges and The Unlucky Charms.