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Here's where to watch, drink, dine and party during the WEBN fireworks

Posted: 6:00 AM, Aug 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-28 06:00:45-04
WEBN fireworks 2018

Whether it's cruising down the Ohio River or taking in a spectacular view with reserved seating, these events will offer great views of the Western & Southern / WEBN Fireworks on Sunday.

Labor Day & Riverfest Fireworks Cruise: 5-10 p.m. Sunday. BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport. $150. Save a little money with this BB Riverboats cruise option. You’ll enjoy hors d'oeuvres upon boarding, a gourmet dinner buffet and dessert before watching the fireworks. www.bbriverboats.com

WEBN Fireworks Party Cruise: Boarding will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday. Queen City Riverboats, 100 O’Fallon Ave., Dayton, Kentucky. $65 per person cruise only; $120 per person dinner cruise. Both the dinner and scenic cruises will depart at 6 p.m. The cruise-only admission includes a full cash bar and snacks available for purchase. The dinner cruise will feature a full-course meal. Both cruises will return to dock after the WEBN fireworks. www.queencityriverboats.com

WEBN Riverfest Cruise: 5-11 p.m. Sunday. Celebrations Riverboats, 848 Elm St., Ludlow. $196.10. Watch the fireworks while rolling down the Ohio River. This riverboat cruise includes a buffet dinner, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a DJ. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Aubrey Rose Fireworks Spectacular: 4-10 p.m. Sunday. BB Riverboats, 101 Riverboat Row, Newport. $185. Take in this year’s WEBN fireworks display in style. This Aubrey Rose Foundation fundraising event on the Belle of Cincinnati includes a private party room, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, beer and wine (from 4-7 p.m.) and a director’s chair to take home. www.aubreyrose.org

Riverfest West: 3-10 p.m. Sunday. Mount Echo Park, 202 Crestline Ave., Price Hill. Free. Want to avoid the bustle of the riverfront but still enjoy great views of the WEBN fireworks? Then look no further than Riverfest West. The festival held in Mount Echo Park will offer food and drink vendors, live music and a scenic view of Rozzi’s aerial display. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Boom on the Bridge: 6-10:30 p.m. Sunday. Purple People Bridge, 1 Levee Way, Newport. $125 per person; $50 for children ages 3-12; children under age 3 free entry. Labor Day party-goers will have the opportunity to take in the spectacular views of the Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks from one of the best vantage points on the Ohio River. This ticketed event will feature beer, wine, soft drinks, water, unlimited grill-out food, live music and one free parking pass for every two tickets. All proceeds will go toward the capital campaign to maintain and paint the Purple People Bridge. www.purplepeoplebridge.com

Darkness Brewing Fireworks Party: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sunday. Darkness Brewing, 224 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue. Come enjoy some pre- and post-fireworks fun in Bellevue. There will be brunch, lunch, live music, dinner, drinks and yoga at nearby Beach Park. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

RiverBlast 2019: 5-11 p.m. Sunday. Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Downtown. $200. This event offers some of the best seats to view the WEBN fireworks. Admission includes a behind-the-scenes stadium tour, appetizers, buffet dinner, reserved seating, coffee, dessert, silent auction, a raffle and a chance to meet Rosie Red and Mr. Redlegs. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

SkyStar BOOM Experience: 8:45 p.m. Sunday. SkyStar Wheel, 55 E. Freedom Way, Downtown. $250 per gondola. Who wants to take in the fireworks perched atop the 150-foot-tall SkyStar Wheel? For $250, you and five of your closest friends can enjoy the view from inside one of SkyStar’s fully enclosed, temperature-controlled gondolas. (That price also includes commemorative T-shirts.) Check in for the BOOM Experience begins at 8:30 p.m., followed by boarding at 8:45 p.m. SkyStar will then rotate until the end of the “Mad Minute” for this year’s fireworks display. www.skystarwheel.com

Official WEBN Afterblast Party: 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday. Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., Newport. Rock out at the Thompson House after the fireworks. www.thompsonhousenewport.com

Rockin' at Riverfest Carousel Deck Party: 5-11 p.m. Sunday. Carol Ann’s Carousel, 8 E. Mehring Way, Downtown. $100. Rockin' at Riverfest will feature an open bar, live DJ, VIP networking and a premium view of the Riverfest fireworks. The event benefits The Children’s Home of Cincinnati. www.e.givesmart.com