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Gearing Up For Riverfest Celebration

Over a quarter of a million people are expected along the Cincinnati Riverfront Sunday for the annual Riverfest celebration.

Boaters are already staking out their spot on the Ohio River.

Most Downtown streets will remain open throughout the day. Access to the Cincinnati Riverfront will be limited to pedestrians only.

Third Street, and all streets north of Third Street, will be open so that people can access points throughout Downtown. 

On-street parking will NOT be available throughout the downtown area south of Court Street after 11:00 AM on Sunday, September 1st.

Other important closures include:
The Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, Suspension Bridge, Purple People Bridge, and the Taylor Southgate Bridge will all close at 6:00 PM to vehicles and pedestrians.

The streets into Mt. Adams will be closed at 6:00 PM.

The Daniel Carter Beard Bridge (I-471) will close at 8:00 PM.

The Third Street exits from westbound Columbia Parkway and southbound I-71 will close at 9:00 PM.

Parking is available in the many lots and garages north of Third Street. Additional parking lots are located north and west of Paul Brown Stadium. Cash parking will be available in riverfront surface lots in the vicinity of Paul Brown Stadium on a limited first come, first served basis.

Metro will operate on a normal schedule.  For more information, call MetroCenter at (513) 621-4455 or visit 

For more information about the Southbank Shuttle as well as the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky, contact TANK at (859) 331-TANK or visit 



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