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Today is Riverfest, the region’s largest celebration of the year; here are some reminders about the rules

The City of Newport, along with Cincinnati and Covington, will participate in the largest celebration of the year on the riverfront — Riverfest.

Such a large event requires some regulations, and here they are from the city of Newport:

1 DO NOT bring any beverages, or ALCOHOL of any type into the venue.  (Parents with infants may bring water, milk, or other simulated milk products).
2 DO NOT bring any coolers, grills, tents, large umbrellas, or large chairs.

3 DO NOT bring any roller skates, rollerblades, scooters, motorized vehicles, or bicycles.

4 DO NOT bring any type of PETS.

5 DO NOT Park your vehicle illegally, or anywhere you would not park any other given time. (Such as: expressways, medians, road shoulders, entrance ramps, exit ramps, roadway, or no parking zones).

6 DO NOT bring or fly any drones, remote-controlled electronics, or any other flying objects.

7 DO NOT bring any laser pointers or other light emitting devices.

8 NO SOLICITING north of 4th Street without a ‘Special Riverfest Vendors License’ issued specifically for the event. 

9 Plan which side of the river you want to be on prior to 6 p.m.; which is when most of the road and bridge closures begin. Pedestrian traffic closes at 7:30 p.m. on the Taylor Southgate Bridge. The Purple People Pedestrian Bridge is currently closed to pedestrian traffic at the Ohio border.
10 Allow yourself plenty of time to arrive early, due to limited parking and road closures.

11 Plan for long delays when leaving the event, due to a large amount of pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
12 Dress appropriately for the weather.

13 Small children should consider wearing hearing protection.

See an earlier NKyTribune story about the City of Covington’s rules for Riverfest.

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