Dates: September 22 – 23 – 24
Location: Festival Park, Riverboat Row, Newport Riverfront
The Newport Oktoberfest is promised to be the most authentic Oktoberfest in the area. The event will be in the Munich Oktoberfest style of large Fest Tent sponsored by German Beer Breweries. Each tent will have food, beer and music. Participating restaurants include Wertheim’s and others. There will also be continuous live German entertainment. Free admission For more information, call 513-477-3320.
RHYTHM BREW ART AND MUSIC FEST
Date: October 7-8
Location: 629 York Street
Historic Newport Downtown Businesses will delight your senses at this festival held outdoors adjacent to Wooden Cask Brewing on York Street. A great showcase of local art and music, dining, entertainment and shopping venues.
MERMAIDS SWIM INTO NEWPORT AQUARIUM
September 29 through October 15
The mermaids are coming back to Newport Aquarium – and this year, they’re bringing pirates, too.
Guests also will have the opportunity to personally meet a mermaid while inside the Shark Ray Bay Theater. Daily mermaid dive and meet-and-greet times are included with regular admission.
This year, guests will encounter pirates through their Newport Aquarium adventure and even have the chance to meet a pirate in the aquarium’s newest experience – Stingray Hideaway.
“Newport Aquarium’s mermaids are a tradition Cincinnati looks forward to every year,” said Chad Showalter, senior marketing and communications manager at Newport Aquarium. “And this year’s addition of pirates will give guests even more to discover during their adventure.”
The first event of the season, the Mermaids and Pirates Ball is on Friday, Sept. 29th at
6p.m. This after-hours family-friendly costume party includes appetizers and refreshments, dancing, an adventure map and mermaid and pirate-themed activities. There’s also a special mermaid meet-and-greet and much more. Tickets can be purchased online for this signature event.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER
Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar
Three Course Dinner and a Murder Mystery Game
BOURBON AND BOOTLEG DINNER
The Bootleggers & Bourbon: Dinner & Tasting is an evening to remember. Your night will begin with specially selected bourbon cocktails. Next you will be seated for a amazing dinner that that has been carefully selected to enhance the flavor of the bourbons you will be tasting. You will be guided through the dinner and tasting while giving you a glimpse into the bootlegging past of Newport. This event sells out very quickly and tickets must be purchased in advance. The Dinner and Tasting begin 7:00 PM at Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar located on 18 East Fifth Street Newport KY 41071.
JECKYL and HYDE
Stain Glass Theatre Season opening show
October 5th through 21st