Top 9 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Aug. 31-Sept. 4

Posted at 1:44 PM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-02 07:04:45-04

Note: Coney Island Amusement Park cancelled Saturday's previously listed Cruise-A-Palooza due to inclement weather.

King Records Month kickoff event

Cincinnati’s musical heritage takes center stage with King Records Month in September. Multiple events are planned throughout the city to mark the influence the Evanston recording company had on the pop music scene in the mid-20th century. ArtsWave and King Studios will kick off the festivities with a free event Friday at the Woodward Theater featuring music performances, food and drinks.

5-11 p.m. Friday. The Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Lunken Airport Days

The history of aviation will take flight on Labor Day Weekend. The Lunken Airport Days, sponsored by the Cincinnati Warbirds EAA Squadron 18, will feature exhibits, warbirds and other aircraft on display. You also can pay to ride on the EAA's B17 bomber, Aluminum Overcast and other airplanes and helicopters.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday through Monday. Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave., East End. Free admission. Ride prices vary. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill 

Break out your cowboy boots for superstar country singers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The couple will return to U.S. Bank Arena on Saturday as part of their “Soul2Soul: The World Tour 2017,” the first time Hill has toured since 2007. It's also the 10th anniversary of the “Soul2Soul II” tour, the highest-grossing multi-year country music tour of all time.

7:30 p.m. Saturday. U.S. Bank Arena, 100 Broadway, Downtown. $69.50-$119.50.

The Ohio Renaissance Festival

The Ohio Renaissance Festival is nothing to shake a drumstick at. This celebration of merry old England has everything from costumes to jousts to, yes, massive turkey legs to eat. There are also 100 daily shows, more than 150 arts and crafts shops, rides and games of skill. The festival starts Saturday and runs every weekend through Oct. 29.

Saturday-Monday. Ohio Renaissance Festival, 10542 E. State Route 73, Waynesville. Also runs every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 29. For general admission prices visit

Potter in the Park

Whether you’re House Slytherin or Hufflepuff, fans of "Harry Potter" books should have a blast during Saturday’s “Potter in the Park” event in Goshen. Hosted inside an 82-acre park, the day devoted to Harry Potter will include Quiddich exhibitions, Hogwarts Express hayrides, Raptor Rescue presentations and shopping at Diagon Alley.

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. Kathryn Stagge-Marr Community Park, 6662 Goshen Road, Goshen. $2 admission.

KSO summer series finale

Help the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra conclude its summer concert series on Saturday at the Devou Park bandshell. The series finale will consist of the KSO’s “boogie band” playing music from classic television sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati.”

7:30 p.m. Saturday. Devou Park, 1700 Montague Road, Covington. $5 suggested donation.

Art on Vine

This month’s Art on Vine is an affair worthy of Labor Day Weekend. Up to 60 local artists will take over Fountain Square on Sunday to showcase and sell their creations. There also will be food vendors on hand and fun for everyone before the Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks blast off on the riverfront later in the evening.

Noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Gears and Beers

Check out some hot rods and cold craft beers Sunday at MadTree in Oakley. The brewery will host the inaugural "Gears and Beers" presented by Cincinnati SuperCars. Everyone is invited to show off their sports car or unique garage creation and meet like-minded people at the event, which starts at 10 a.m. Deeper Roots Coffee will sell cold and hot coffee until noon. Catch-a-Fire Pizza's brunch will be served until 2 p.m. and MadTree's beers will be on tap throughout the day.

10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. MadTree Brewing Co., 3301 Madison Road, Oakley. For more information visit the event Facebook page.

Western & Southern / WEBN Fireworks at Riverfest

The unofficial end of summer in Cincinnati wouldn’t be the same without fireworks. Riverfest,now in its 41st year, once again will rock both sides of the riverfront on Sunday, with music, food and, of course, Rozzi's fireworks to mark the occasion.

Noon-10 p.m. Sunday. Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. Free.