Light Up the Levee 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019


Join us for our 11th Annual Light Up the Levee Tree Lighting Celebration as we officially kick off the holiday season! This magical evening begins with Santa's grand helicopter arrival followed by family activities, the season’s first snowfall, the lighting of our 50-foot tree with 1.4 million lights, and more surprises. Cap off the night with an afterparty filled with food, beverage and live music from the Clyde Brown Band.

Events details and more magical announcements coming soon!

Join the event page here.

Location: Full Property

The Wizard of Oz 80th Anniversary

Tuesday, October 25-30, 2019


A special 80th anniversary event is coming to AMC Newport on the Levee. In this classic musical fantasy, Judy Garland stars as Dorothy Gale, a young Kansas farm girl who dreams of a land "somewhere over the rainbow." Dorothy's dream comes true when she, her dog, Toto, and her family's house are transported by a tornado to a bright and magical world unlike anything she has seen before. Unfortunately, she makes a mortal enemy of a wicked witch when the house falls on the hag's sister. Now, befriended by a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man with no heart and a cowardly lion--and protected by a pair of enchanted ruby slippers--Dorothy sets off along a yellow brick road for the Emerald City to beseech the all-powerful Wizard of Oz for his help to return home.

Purchase tickets here.

Location: AMC Theatres Newport



Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Tickets are officially on sale for Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker. AMC Theatres have opened advance ticket sales for the iconic conclusion of the Skywalker saga. Viewing options include 3D, IMAX, IMAX 3D, Dolby Cinema and Digital. Showings begin Friday, December 20th. Those who act quickly will have the opportunity to attend an early screening + fan event at 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 19th.

Purchase tickets here.

Location: AMC Theatres Newport


Monday, October 14 and Wednesday 16, 2019

Newport is becoming more bike-friendly! On October 12th, ConnectNKY will be installing temporary bike lanes along Saratoga Street, 5th Street, and 6th Street for use through October 20th. Not only will you be able to more easily access the Levee, but you will be able to visit our neighboring restaurants and establishments as well! In celebration of these temporary bike lanes, we invite you to ride your bike down the Levee for a complimentary yoga class held by The Yoga Bar outside in Saratoga Plaza on 10/14 and 10/16 at 10:00 AM, and hope you will stay to enjoy coffee, movie or lunch with us afterwards. See you on the road!

Full details here.

Location: Saratoga Plaza between Aqua on the Levee and the Gallery Building


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

We are hosting a Blink Bright Ride Pre-party! Join us at Saratoga Plaza for bike decorating, music and face painting before the official ride kicks off! If you don't have your own bike, there is a Red Bike kiosk right next to our pre-party event. Red Bike is also offering a special today for all Blink Bright Riders. Use code 8888 at the kiosks and code 818 on the BCycle App.⁠

Full details here.

Location: Saratoga Plaza between Aqua on the Levee and the Gallery Building


Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Kentucky Edge Bourbon Festival is almost here and we want you to enjoy the festivities with us at Newport on the Levee!

Events will take place on Saturday, October 5th, and will feature complimentary (with registration) bourbon classes hosted by Pinhook Bourbon, a special complimentary (with registration) movie screening of the documentary, "Straight Up: Kentucky Bourbon", and a cocktail/tasting hour outside on the plaza with drinks available for purchase.

Spread the word, bring a friend and enjoy this fun weekend event at the Levee. We hope to see you there!

Full details here.

Location: AMC Theater & Plaza Welcome Center


Saturday, August 24, 2019

HOT DIGGITY! Dogs are taking over the Levee. These pups (and kittens) need their forever homes and we know you need a new best friend, so we’re partnering with PetSmart to bring you an adoption and play day!


Whether you are looking for a new pal or an activity to do with the furry friends you already have, come out and see us! We'll have complimentary, professional family photos for you and your fur-babies and much more. Walks across the Purple People Bridge, special treats, beer from Braxton Brewing Company, corn hole, giant jenga, and joy galore! 

Full details here.

Location: Purple People Bridge Approach


Thursday, May 23 - Thursday, September 5, 2019

We are once again hosting our summer concert series, this year with an exciting new partner! Summer Music on the Levee presented by Braxton Brewing Company will take place every Thursday evening from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM beginning May 23rd and wrapping up September 5th.


Beer from Braxton’s creative geniuses will be available for purchase at each concert as well as VIVE, Cincinnati's first local hard seltzer, crafted by Braxton Brewing Company! The Newport Aquarium will also be providing wine and some nautical-themed specialty cocktails for purchase.


As always, admission is free to the public and all are welcome! So put on your dancing shoes and come join us for some live tunes, good vibrations, and a guaranteed great time.

Full details here.

Location: Aquarium Plaza


Every Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday

Health is wealth. Join us in the Gallery Building for a complimentary mix of Yoga, Dance Fitness, and Tai Chi classes every week!

Full details here.

Location: Gallery Building


Thursday, June 27, 2019

IT'S TIME! We've been reimagining, recreating, revamping Newport on the Levee and finally, the day has come to begin the long-awaited redevelopment! You've seen the initial renderings and offered your feedback. Now, be part of the kick off this Thursday, June 27 at 6:00 for the Official Groundbreaking Ceremony on the Aquarium Plaza. 

Full details here.

Location: Aquarium Plaza


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Now you can play Overwatch and more in style. Get ready for Greater Cincinnati’s first eSports Lounge—coming to GameWorks at Newport on the Levee later this month!

Expect up to 40 PCs and consoles and a library made up of approximately 100 of the most popular video games with eSports teams, leagues and game publishers able to host tournaments in all time zones. The Lounge will offer couches

that both viewers and gamers can chill on, holding up to 100 guests, equipped with multiple "personal play stations." Hungry? You can pick up food and drinks at GameWorks' onsite restaurant—which serves grub like burgers, sandwiches and various appetizers—or have it delivered to your seat.

Learn more here.

Location: GameWorks


Opens Friday, April 5, 2019

Set and filmed here in Cincinnati in January 2017, The Public is

a film which will not only make you locally proud, but will move

you! After an unusually bitter Arctic blast makes its way to

downtown Cincinnati and the front doors of the public library

where the action of the film takes place. At odds with library

officials over how to handle the extreme weather event, some

homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night

by staging an ‘occupy' sit-in. What begins as an act of civil

disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to judgment

media constantly speculating about what's really

happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our

nation's most challenging issues such as homelessness and

mental illness, while also touching the heart.

Learn more here.

Location: AMC Newport on the Levee 20