Enjoy the holiday weekend with one of these unique eventsCorinne Minard With many big Labor Day weekend events—such as Riverfest—canceled this year, some families may be at a loss when deciding what to do this weekend. Thankfully, many other organizations have created or altered events that make it easy to enjoy the holiday weekend while staying safe.
Those heading downtown can stop by Fountain Square for September’s Art On Vine market. Held Sept. 6 from noon to 6 p.m., this free event will have up to 60 vendors selling fine arts and handmade goods. To keep everyone safe, everyone is being asked to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer often and to stay 6 feet apart at all times.
Another downtown event is happening Sept. 6 at The View at Shires’ Garden. The restaurant is hosting a prix fixe Labor Day Pig Roast. Diners are asked to make reservations if possible, but, for $50 a person, they can enjoy suckling pig, which will be roasted all day, sides and a dessert. The meal will be accompanied by live music performed by Kyla Mainous.
On Friday, families can partake in a unique drive-in experience at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Because the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company had to change up Shakespeare in the Park this year due to COVID-19, the theater is instead holding a Drive-In Shakespeare in the Park(ing Lot) Sept. 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The show will be held in the museum center’s parking lot and the audio will be played over speakers and the radio. The theater will be performing Macbeth.
For live music, families can head to the Tower Park Amphitheater in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Sept. 5 for the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s summer finale. The performance, called , will feature popular songs from the last seven decades, including hits from artists like Patsy Cline, the Beach Boys and Bruno Mars. The concert is free for those who would like to attend, but, if you’re still avoiding crowds (even ones that are social distancing), the performance will also be streamed live through the KSO’s Facebook.