Grand Opening on the Levee

Thursday-Saturday, May 27th-May 29th

Call (859) 291-0550 for details

You’re invited to experience the Grand Opening of Newport on the Levee!


Join us for three days of events celebrating new renovations and welcoming our newest retailers and restaurants to Newport on the Levee. Festivities include with live music, artful encounters, and fireworks! 


Thursday, May 27:

  • 7 to 10 p.m. – The celebrations begin with the kick off of Newport on the Levee’s seasonal music series, Summer Music on the Levee, with a performance by The Powell Brothers.


Friday, May 28:

  • 9 to 10 a.m. – Flow into the weekend with the weekly Wellness on the Levee class.

  • 10 a.m. and noon – Break a sweat with open-air cycle classes on the Aquarium Plaza taught by Crunch Fitness. To secure a spot in the outdoor classes fronting the Cincinnati skyline, cyclists are required to buy tickets in advance. Click here to book your bike!

  • 3 to 6 p.m. – Enjoy live music by Frankly Speaking in the Plaza.

  • 6 to 8 p.m. – Get your game face on and head over to Trivia Nights on the Levee to put your knowledge to the test.

  • 8 to 11 p.m. – Groove into the evening with live music in the Plaza by local favorite        Ethan + Joey.


Saturday, May 29


  • 10:30 a.m. – The community is invited to a public ribbon cutting ceremony in the Plaza to celebrate the grand opening of the new Newport on the Levee.

  • 10:30 a.m. – After the ribbon cutting, kiddos are invited to participate in the fun with custom Newport on the Levee tie-dye t-shirt-making 

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Bop to live music by Floyd and The Walkmen when grabbing lunch at one of the new restaurants.

  • 3 to 6 p.m. – Loopman Dan will kick off our Saturday afternoon with live music in The Plaza.

  • 7 to 11 p.m.  – Enjoy electric tunes by dueling DJ Jules + DJ Patrick that will have you movin’ and groovin’ throughout the property. Then, stick around and watch the sky light up with a sparkling fireworks show at 9 p.m. It’ll be a grand finale you won’t want to miss.


Additionally, guests will be surprised and delighted throughout the weekend with several artful encounters, including live muralist Heidi Schwatz from Paint Your Event in the Gallery Building painting photos of the city skyline and other landmarks near the Levee, as well as a personalized tote bag artist in Trade™.