Smoke on the River BBQ Fest 2023

May 12-14

Ready for sweet BBQ sauce dripping down your chin as you bite a mouth-watering Cherrywood pulled pork sandwich? The sweet and savory combo oozing from a BBQ pineapple boat? Maybe a Cincy-style four-way with mac & cheese, smoked meat, BBQ sauce, and coleslaw? How about washing it down with an ice-cold beer? 

Join us at Covington Plaza for the third annual Smoke on the River BBQ Fest! Featuring some of the city’s best BBQ vendors, continuous live entertainment, and cold beverages, Smoke on the River is fun for the whole family!

Take a moment to enjoy beautiful views of the Ohio River and the Downtown Cincinnati skyline. 

Beverage options include ice-cold beers, frozen alcoholic slushies, assorted sodas, freshly squeezed lemonade, and iced tea.

Admission is FREE!

Friday 5pm-11pm

Saturday 12pm-11pm

Sunday 12pm-9pm

2023 Entertainment Lineup 

Friday, May 12:

5:00 pm- Vinyl Countdown

8:00 pm- Dog House

Saturday, May 13:

12:00 pm- Sweet Lady

3:45 pm – Dat Band

7:45 pm- Michelle Robinson Band

Sunday, May 14:

12:00 pm- What She Said

3:00 pm: Road Trip

6:00 pm: Britney’s Lipstick