Frequently Asked Questions
Come down early
Bring your family & friends
Bring a blanket to sit on (Blankets can be placed after 6am on Saturday, park officially opens at 6am on Sunday)
Bring a radio and crank up the volume to WEBN all day long
Chairs allowed in designated areas
Alcoholic beverages brought into the event
Weapons of any type
Wheeled items -skateboards, bicycles, scooters, rollerblades, etc.
Large items such as a grill, couch, or other household furnishings
Q: What is P&G Riverfest?
A: It’s a full day of excitement for everyone! Performers of all kinds will appear at entertainment areas on both sides of the Ohio River. Family fun and lots of food and beverages will be available in all directions.
Q: What are the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks?
A: A fireworks display featuring Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks live on the river, they are the thrilling climax to P&G Riverfest.
Q: When do the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN fireworks take place?
A: Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 9:05pm.
Q: How much does it cost to get in?
A: Nothing. It’s free!
Q: How many years has this been going on?
A: This is our 37th Fireworks show.
Q: What time do the fireworks go off?
A: 9:05 PM
Q: What time is the event held?
A: The event begins at 12 noon and runs all day with the fireworks beginning at 9:05 PM.
Q: Will it still take place if it rains?
A: Yes – we will do everything in our power to make the show go on!
Q: Is there going to be any live bands this year?
A: Yes, see “Entertainment” link for more information. Entertainment will be going on from 2p-8:30 PM at P & G Pavilion stages.
Q: Are there going to be food & drinks sold?
A: Yes, there will be food, soft drinks and water sold on site.
Q: Can I bring my own beer?
A: No! This is an alcohol free event. All items will be checked at the entrances.
Q: Are fold up chairs and blankets allowed?
A: Blankets are allowed, chairs allowed in designated areas
Q: When can I place my blanket on the wall?
A: Blankets can be placed after 6am on Saturday, the park officially opens at 6am on Sunday. Blankets are placed on a first come first serve basis, event producers are not responsible for unattended blanket space.
Q: What do the t-shirts look like and where will they be sold?
A: See “The Shirt” Tab for complete details. T-Shirts can be purchased on-site at the event, at WEBN.com and at local participating retail outlets.
Q: What can I bring with me and what should I leave at home?
A: See “Rules” link for complete set of rules.
Q: Will there be road closings?
A: Yes! See “Street Closings” link for complete information.
Q: Where do I park?
A: In nearby lots on Pete Rose Way, or around downtown Cincinnati. We suggest coming early, as it is on a first come, first served basis.
Q: Will there be transportation to the event so that I don’t have to park?
A: See “Transportation” Tab for complete details. We recommend that you take the bus to get there because traffic will be heavy.
There will be two locations at Riverfest that are suitable for disabled parking:
· The parking lot at Sawyer Point at the corner of Eggleston & Pete Rose Way
· The East Garage next to US Bank Arena on Pete Rose Way.
Disabled parking will be based on a 1st come 1st serve basis and the number of spaces is limited. It is recommended that you arrive prior to 5 p.m., but spots are NOT guaranteed.
A dedicated area for disabled/handicapped viewing for the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks will be located next to Paddlewheel Park overlooking the Public Landing.
Q: What if I get separated from my group?
A: Pick a meeting place ahead of time. There will be two Lost Kids Booths: one on either side of Yeatman’s cove labeled as WEBN “Information” booths.
There will be two Lost Kids Booths located at P&G Riverfest. one on either side of Yeatman’s cove labeled as WEBN “Information” booths. In addition, lost child assistance is available at the City of Cincinnati Fire Dept command area in the north tunnel below the Purple People Bridge.
Q: What do I do in case of emergency?
A: Call 911 or there will be roaming police and fire units on site.
Whenever events draw large numbers of people, the opportunity for crime to occur increases significantly. Uniformed and non-uniformed police officers will be at P&G Riverfest to assist everyone as needed. To assure that everyone enjoys this year's P&G Riverfest, the Police Division offers these crime prevention reminders:
• Park in a well-lit place and lock your vehicles.
• Place all valuable out of sight or in the trunk of the car.
• Don't carry purses unless it's absolutely necessary.
• Do not display large amounts of money or jewelry.
• Bring only items that are necessary for the event.
• Don't leave personal property unattended.
There will be two Lost Kids Booths located at P&G Riverfest. One at the top of the Serpentine Wall, and one near the P&G Stage at Sawyer Point. In addition, lost child assistance is available at the City of Cincinnati Fire Dept command area in the north tunnel below the Purple People Bridge.
All items being brought into the venue are subject to inspection and approval by the staff of the Cincinnati Park Board and the staff of P&G Riverfest. Please see rules for specifics.
Please note that WEBN, Clear Channel Broadcasting, the City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Park Board and their employees and affiliates are not responsible for any damage to personal property while on-site at the event. This includes but is not limited to theft, falling fireworks debris, etc. Park and enter at your own risk.
If you have any questions regarding P&G Riverfest featuring the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks please contact:
Justin Tabas at 513.686.8590 or firstname.lastname@example.org