City celebrates Tall Stacks

Cincinnati earned the right to host the 2003 Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival. That cannot be denied. It is as sure and secure as a docking steamboat tethering its python-thick line to an iron ring embedded in the Public Landing's cobblestones.

Good photos more than a snap
Regardless of your photography expertise, it's good to get a few tips from the pros. We asked husband and wife photographers Maureen France and Tony Walsh to answer a few questions.
Tips from Enquirer photographers

Sawyertown fun for kids
Tall Stacks activities for children include hands-on projects, such as making quilts or boats and participating in old-fashioned games such as sack races and tug-of-war.
Children's Theatre presents 'Tom Sawyer'

Ghosts (at least their stories) ride the river
Stories of the supernatural in river valleys are as old as riverboats themselves. While Americans have grown less superstitious over time, you still can find plenty of river people who swear they have encountered a ghost - and people who believe them.
Read more river lore

A Tall Stacks trivia test
Best of Cincy will flavor riverfront food
'CincinNatalies' pays tribute to native talent
Boat traffic control in experienced hands
Not all activities on the river
River has its own language
Take home a piece of the big event

Section staff

Designer: Ron Huff

Copy editors: Dave Caudill, Michele Day, Kathy Schwartz, John Wolfe

Graphics: Charles Jones, Randy Mazzola

Layout: Ron Huff, Kathy Schwartz

Photos: Joseph Fuqua II, Michael E. Keating, Craig Ruttle, Jeff Swinger, Enquirer archive

Writers: Marilyn Bauer, Polly Campbell, Jackie Demaline, Larry Nager, Jason Nebel, Cliff Radel, Linnea Eschenlohr, Chris Varias, Jeff Wilson


 
IF YOU GO
Schedules:
Daily events
Concerts & theater
Sawyertown (Childrens area)
On the Kentucky side

Getting there
Rules
Tickets

HIGHLIGHTS
Wednesday
• 7:45 p.m. - Fireworks

Thursday
• 1:45-5 p.m. - Riverboat Races
• 7:45 p.m. - Fireworks

Friday
• 7 a.m. - The Delta Queen and the Mississippi Queen arrive in port
• 3-5 p.m. - The Parade of Tall Stacks. The 17 participating riverboats parade down the river from the Schmidt Field boat ramp, past the Serpentine Wall and the Public Landing
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Hot-Air Balloon Glows along the riverbank in Newport
• 7:45 p.m. - Fireworks

Saturday
• 8-9 a.m. - Hot air balloon races, Yeatman's Cove, Cincinnati
• 2-5:30 p.m. - Riverboat Races
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Hot-Air Balloon Glows along the riverbank in Newport
• 7:45 p.m. - Fireworks
• 8 p.m. - The "Light Up the Ohio" pleasure boat parade

Sunday
• 8-9 a.m. - Hot-air balloon races, Yeatman's Cove, Cincinnati
• 2-5:30 p.m. - Riverboat Races
• 8 p.m. - Fireworks