May summer unofficially end and fall unofficially begin!
Things to do this weekend include the traditional WEBN fireworks display as well as the Halloween-inspired Terror Town opening weekend and the Ye Olde Ohio Renaissance Festival.
CITY OF TERROR: 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Terror Town, 1449 Greenbrush Cob Rd., Williamsburg, Ohio. $ 25- $ 35. More than a haunted house, Terror Town prides itself on a terribly authentic haunted festival. This award-winning haunted attraction offers an immersive experience that includes a 19th-century town, a haunted trail, and horror-movie-quality costumes and scenery. In addition to the haunted trail, visitors can enjoy food, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), retail vendors, live music and shows, an outdoor theater, and interactive horror games. For more information, visit www.allhallowsevellc.com.
FESTIVAL NOWHERE ELSEWHERE: 4 p.m. Friday; 9 am Saturday and Sunday. Nowhere Else Farm, 190 Townsend Rd., Martinsville, Ohio. $ 50 to $ 500. A world-class music and art festival that feels like an extended musical family reunion in a beautiful green space on a tiny Ohio farm. With shows, workshops and readings, and a special farm-to-table VIP dining experience. For more information, visit www.nowhereelsefestival.com.
AFRICAN FESTIVAL: 1 pm-7pm Saturday. Burnet Woods Bandstand, 3298 Clifton Ave., Clifton. $ 60 – $ 1,500. African Festival Cincinnati (AfriFest Cincy) is an annual festival that celebrates African cultures in the local community, builds cultural awareness, and connects people to local resources. This family gathering celebrates Africa through cultural awareness, enhancing the community’s knowledge of locally represented African cultures, and connecting individuals to community resources. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO: 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday. Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. $ 35 to $ 50. Meshell Ndegeocello is a 10-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, rapper and bassist. She will bring her unique blend of soul, jazz, rock, R&B, funk and reggae to the intimate stage at Memorial Hall. For more information, visit www.memorialhallotr.com.
POPS LABOR DAY CONCERT: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. City of Forest Park, 1201 W. Kemper Rd., Forest Park. The long-standing tradition of filling communities with music continues with a free performance at Central Park in Forest Park. John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra greet the unofficial end of summer in a Pops Favorites program. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
LUNKEN AIRPORT DAYS: 10 am-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave. Linwood. Open day at the airport with dozens of aircraft on display available in historic military planes, helicopter tours, vintage car displays, military vehicles on display, educational displays, food vendors and a flag ceremony patriotic at noon every day. For more information, visit warbirds.clubexpress.com.
OHIO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: 10:30 am-7pm Saturday and Sunday. Ohio Renaissance Festival, 10542 E. Ohio 73, Harveysburg, Ohio. $ 7.50 to $ 19. Cheer on your favorite knight to victory as he competes for the honor of the queen in the thrilling full-armor game. The alleys are animated by storytellers, buskers, singers, dancers and villagers welcome you for a festive day of living history. For more information, visit www.renfestival.com.
FESTIVAL OF THE RIVER: Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove, downtown. To free. Riverfest returns with a day full of live music and entertainment that culminates with the Western & Southern / WEBN fireworks at 9 p.m. For more information, visit webn.iheart.com.
ART ON VINEYARD: Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fountain Square, 500 Vine St., Downtown. To free. Eighty local artists and artisans will showcase and sell fine arts and crafts in Fountain Square this weekend. There is also a full bar and Reds fans can sit and watch the game on the big screen. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.