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Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks light up Tri-State sky during Riverfest Labor Day celebration

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CINCINNATI -- The Tri-State sky glowed Sunday evening during the annual Cincinnati Bell/WEBN fireworks display on the Ohio River.

The yearly Riverfest event on the banks of both sides of the river serves as the unofficial close to summer. It capped off the season in spectacular fashion, with the one-of-a-kind glimmering airborne pyrotechnic display.

Although the fireworks show was the reason most of the tens of thousands of spectators made their way to the riverfront, the day was full of music, food and celebration that served as a perfect lead-in to the traditionally leisure-filled Labor Day holiday.

At 3 p.m. nearly 150,000 rubber duckies were dumped from the Purple People Bridge into the Ohio River as part of the 19th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta. One lucky winner walked away with a new car, and the Freestore Foodbank raised nearly $875,000 to help fight hunger in Greater Cincinnati.

Even a few zombies showed up.

9 On Your Side invites you to take a look back at the entire weekend of set up, fun and celebration in the media player above.

Do you have any favorite moments from this year's Riverfest celebration? Any suggested improvements? Leave a comment in the section below.

There's also a great photo gallery from 9 On Your Side photojournalist Emily Maxwell you can check out. View the gallery at the following link: http://www.wcpo.com/news/news-photo-gallery/riverfest-2013#PhotoSwipe1378104174195

 

 

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