This weekend, who has time to sleep?

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COVINGTON, Ky. - Given that this weekend is not only Covington Outdoors Weekend but also Old Timers and Paddlefest, the next few days are PACKED with things to do in #LoveTheCov, with everything from yoga to an outdoor movie to paddling and pedaling and music and drink and so on and so on.
 
In fact, it might be a relief Monday to get back to work.
 
But let us show you instead of tell you:
 
32nd time for Old Timers
 
The 32nd Annual Old Timers Reunion centered at Randolph Park will take place this weekend, and by weekend we mean all weekend.
 
The yearly festival is the event-of-the-year for many families in Covington’s Eastside neighborhood, bringing relatives from across the United States back home for music, food, and sporting events. (But we’re betting that if you planned to go to Old Timers, you already knew all this anyway.)
 
Hours are 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday.
 
Miles of yard sale
 
As it does every year, MainStrasse Village is a big stop on the 2018 Corridor 127 (World's Longest) Yard Sale.
 
Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., today through Sunday. For more info, HERE.
 
Summer Showcase
 
Downtown venue Madison Live at 734 Madison Ave. is host Friday night to Vermont, with Scarlet Street and Vandalia. On Saturday night, it’s Round2crew’s 5th Annual Show. Tickets, HERE.
 
Covington Outdoors Weekend
 
Three days of events have been lumped together this weekend as a way to promote the community, get people out of doors, and showcase Covington’s parks, recreational facilities, and health- and fitness-related businesses. The schedule:
 
Tonight
  • Pike Street Stroll (Until 8 p.m.):Browse shops, galleries, restaurants, and bars on Pike Street from Scott Boulevard to Holman Street while buskers keep you entertained.
  • Madhatter Park Launch (Until 9 p.m.): Celebrate the opening of Madhatter Park, a pop-up park at 620 Scott Blvd. Live music, lawn games, food, and drink.
 
Friday
  • Covington Beer Mile(6 p.m.-8 p.m.): Run a race after drinking beer from Braxton Brewing Co. (four beers, four quarter-mile laps). Must be 21 to participate, and registration required HERE.  
  • Cinema in the Cemetery(9 p.m.):Bring a blanket or chair and watch a free outdoor showing of The Neverending Story in historic Linden Grove Cemetery, 401 W. 13th St.
 
Saturday
  • Paddlefest Watch Spot (8 a.m. to 10 a.m.):Watch hundreds of kayaks and canoes breeze down the Ohio River from a watch spot under the Roebling Bridge. 
  • Covington Farmers Market(9 a.m. to 1 p.m.):Browse over 20 local farmers, vendors, bakers and more at our urban Farmers Market at 3rd and Greenup Streets. This Saturday will feature the Farm to Bar program at the Market, with beers from Bircus Brewing Co. and spirits from Second Sight Spirits.
  • Rooted Yoga at The Gruff(9 a.m.):Gentle yoga at The Gruff (129 E. 2nd St.) with the instructors from Rooted Yoga. It’s free, but wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
  • Covington Urban Hike(10 a.m.)Join The Active Lifestyles and Fitness Group as they take you on a 5-mile hike through Covington beginning at 3rd and Greenup. Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Fairy Scavenger Hunt(2:30 p.m.-5 p.m.): Small children and their parents enjoy a short and free nature walk while looking for fairies with guides from Behringer-Crawford Museum at 600 Montague Road.
  • Kentucky Symphony Orchestra at Devou Bandshell(7:30 p.m.): Enjoy the KSO in the great outdoors at Devou Park Bandshell, 1700 Montague Road. Admission is free but donations are welcome.
 
Sunday
  • Conquer Covington Training Zone(9 a.m.-1 p.m.): The Madhatter Park is being transformed into an Obstacle Course Training Zone. There will be four sessions (starting at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and noon) produced by Bree Singer and Shannon Smith from Conquer Covington with fitness coaching by Joe Stotlar of Iron Rig Fitness Center. Admission: Free.
  • Art on the Move (3 p.m.): Enjoy this mobile airstream that provides art projects on the go! Enjoy this with a side of goat-viewing at Goebel Park (Philadelphia Street).
  • Bike Ride to Devou Park (1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.): Enjoy biking through the urban core and Devou Park. Ride leaves from Roebling Point Books & Coffee (3rd and Greenup). Safety first: Wear a helmet.
  • Open 9 holes of Golf: (3 p.m.-close): Enjoy complimentary 9 holes of golf at the Devou Golf and Event Center, HERE, 1201 Park Drive.
  • Dog Days at Goebel Pool(6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.): On the last day of Goebel Pool's season, Covington is closing the pool to humans so Fido and friends can take a dip. Admission: Free.

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