Paused Events

Wellness on the Levee 2020

Cancelled Starting 3/15 Until Further Notice

The safety and health of the community is our first priority. Based on recommendations from local health officials, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the yoga classes until further notice. We hope to bring this series back as soon as we’ve been given the green light.

Prior Events

Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels Grand Opening

Friday, March 6, 2020


Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels launches this Friday morning, March 6 at the Newport Aquarium. This immersive new exhibit invites guests to explore the ruins of a long-ago sunken ship scattered across the sea floor, now home to hundreds of animals including mysterious eels, brightly colored fish and curious creatures as they thrive in this accidental reef.

Purchase tickets here.

Kids Get into the Aquarium at No Extra Charge

Ends Sunday, March 1, 2020

Discover the Wonder this Winter at Newport Aquarium! During Winter Family Days, one kid gets in FREE with each full price adult.

Winter Family Days is one of the most affordable family fun experiences around because you and your child can see majestic sea life, touch amazing creatures and explore the underwater world - all for the price of one adult ticket.

Buy tickets here.

Summer Music on the Levee 2020 Band Submission

Begins Thursday, January 30, 2020

Want to part of Summer Music on the Levee? Submit your band information here and you might be chosen to be part of our 2020 lineup!

Submit your band here.

Love on the Levee

Begins Friday, February 14, 2020

Enjoy Valentine's Day fun with the entire family at #LoveOnTheLevee! Meet us in the gallery building from 4:00 - 7:00 PM for Valentine's Day craft-making and face painting! When you're finished get a group photo taken in front of our all-new living wall provided by Urban Blooms and receive a complimentary photo session in our Levee photo booth. Make this Valentine's Day unforgettable when you visit the Levee!

Join our Facebook event page here.

Star Wars Augmented Reality at Newport on the Levee

Begins Friday, December 21, 2019

Bring your favorite Star Wars characters to life on your smartphone! While on Levee property, sign into the "Fioptics Free Wi-Fi" network and gain access to this augmented reality experience! Select each character button to see different assets and animations. Tap anywhere on the screen to move the characters. Press the camera button to create an image that can be saved to your phone or shared on social media!

Menorah Lights on the Levee

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Join us this Sunday at 6:00 PM as we celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with special guest Rabbi Noah Ferro of Northern Hills Synagogue - Congregation B'nai Avraham. This celebration will take place at "The Stage on the Levee" inside of our Gallery building.⁠ Refreshments will be served to attendees.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Concert Featuring the Naked Karate Girls

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Find the ugliest Christmas sweater possible and join us for our brand-new Ugly Christmas Sweater Concert! Taking place in our Gallery Building the Naked Karate Girls will be bringing their hilariously energetic talent to The Stage On The Levee! Win prizes for the ugliest Christmas sweater and more on Saturday, December 21 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM! 

Join the event page here.

Winter Solstice Yoga

Saturday, December 21, 2019

On Saturday, December 21st at 10:00 am The Yoga Bar is offering Levee guests a complimentary Winter Solstice yoga class inside our Gallery building from "The Stage on the Levee"! Bring a yoga mat and your favorite holiday-themed attire, because this center-staged class with live music is aimed to get you in the right headspace for the holidays!⁠ ⁠After class enjoy a complimentary Mimosa with friends and family!

Reserve your spot in class here.

Santa's House on the Levee

Friday, November 29 to Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Santa's House on the Levee is an award-winning, immersive, RFID-powered holiday experience which takes place in Santa and Mrs. Claus' beautiful and modern home located inside The Gallery Building—complete with a red-carpet arrival, sounds of a crackling fire, evergreen trim, Christmas décor and trees with stacks of wrapped presents, postal bags of letters, maps of the world highlighting Christmas Eve travel routes and coat racks of elf hats and jackets—all creating a unique, all-senses experience for big and little kids alike. Bookcases of toys from years’ past help remind all generations of their favorite holiday memories.

Reserve time with Santa here.

The Village on the Levee Black Friday Market

Friday, November 29, 2019

Are you looking for a personalized gift for the Holidays? We're celebrating the opening of The Village on the Levee by adding a neighboring market filled with artisans, craft makers and more! Find this neighboring market for one day only this Friday from 12-8 PM in the Barnes & Noble space! Vendors include Stitch & Glo, Golden Grace Boutique, K&K Home Goods, Pugalicious Treats, The Wraperie, Queen Bee Ceramics, Mean Beard Co., Copperhead Vinyl Creations, Bittersweet Designs, Your CBD Store, Decades Rock N Pop Shop, and Glam Chixx Makeup and Beauty Bar.

Join our event page here.

Scuba Santa 2019

Friday, November 29 to December 31, 2019


Celebrate a Cincinnati holiday tradition with Scuba Santa at Newport Aquarium! It’s a Water Wonderland full of playful penguins, colorful holiday lights, and a flurry of magical bubbles.

See Scuba Santa swim underwater with a tank full of sharks and tell him what you want for Christmas. Meet cheerful elves straight from the North Pole and join in the fun as Scuba Santa fills the Theater with bubbles. His magical bubbles will float and fall all around you and every time a bubble pops, a wish will come true for someone throughout the world.

Purchase Tickets.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Fan Event

Thursday, December 5, 2019

At select locations, on Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. (local time) fans can be among the first to see National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation back in theatres for it’s 30th Anniversary and receive an AMC exclusive gift of an ornament to hang on your tree. National Lampoon’s Clark Griswold, the well-intentioned, walking disaster who has dragged his family through the horrors of traveling in two previous National Lampoon Vacation films, has decided to stay home for the holidays-and the neighborhood will never be the same.

Purchase tickets here.

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.

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Children’s Activities: face painting, balloon animals, coloring, cookie decorating and photo opportunities with Elsa & Anna from Frozen2 and Star Wars’ Storm Trooper

Gallery Building


5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The Village on the Levee Shops Open


Gallery Building


5:30pm – 10:00 PM

Food Truck Row: Sweet & Meats BBQ (BBQ & soul food), Hungry Brothers (pitas & loaded fries) and Funnel Vision (funnel cakes)


Third Street Valet Circle


5:30 PM

Tree-side Musical Performances by UC Vocaholics


Central Plaza


5:55 PM

Santa Claus’ Helicopter lands at The Levee


Riverboat Row by Newport Aquarium


6:00 PM

Beechwood Independent Schools Marching Band performs & parades Santa & Mrs. Claus to their House on the Levee—and then on to the Grand Christmas Tree


Aquarium Plaza to Gallery Building to Central Plaza


6:30 PM

Tree-side Events with Light Up the Levee emcee, FOX19’s Frank Marzullo


6:33 PM

Tree-side Ballet Performances by Rebekah Degnan


Central Plaza


6:40 PM

Newport Mayor Jerry Peluso & NAP Chief Investment Officer Tim Perry remarks


Central Plaza


6:48 PM

First Snowfall from Levee Rooftops


Central Plaza


6:54 PM

Tree-side Musical Performance by Southern Gateway Chorus


Central Plaza


7:00 PM

Grand Illumination | Tree Lighting


Central Plaza


7:01 PM

Fireworks Show


Central Plaza


7:05 PM

Tree-side Musical Performance by Southern Gateway Chorus


Central Plaza


7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Light Up the Levee After Party, featuring music by The Clyde Brown Band and cocktails by Rotolo


Gallery Building


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

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