Things to do in The Cov

For tourists and residents alike, Covington has much to offer in the way of standing attractions and special events, the latter so much so that the City publishes a weekly narrative events calendar (see below).

Day trips:

At the same time, Covington is the perfect starting point for interesting, convenient, and affordable daytrips. For example, stroll to Cincinnati and cheer on professional baseball, football, or soccer, or avail yourself of the Queen City’s cultural attractions. Drive scenic backroads to visit retired Kentucky Derby winners at Old Friends Retirement Farm Georgetown. Take an easy, one-hour journey along I-75 to Lexington’s “Horse Country.” A little more than an hour south and west is Louisville’s vibrant urban entertainment center. And History buffs will want to experience live re-enactments at Old Fort Harrod State Park, an easy road trip.

Meanwhile, back in The Cov:


Every Thursday evening, the City publishes a narrative weekend events calendar called #Weekend In LoveTheCov. To receive this feature and other City releases in your email, sign up HERE.


Covington has nine stops on the The B-Line, the northern gateway to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Garden of Hope

The Garden is a religious site with replicas of Jesus’ tomb, a 15th Century Mexican Mission Chapel, and a Middle Eastern Carpenter Site.

Convention Center

On Madison Avenue, just one block south of the Ohio River, sits the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, a 204,000-square foot multi-purpose facility with 110,000 sq. ft. of meeting, exhibition and social function space.


From the ridiculous (the infamous two-headed calf) to the sublime (fascinating collections), the family-friendly Behringer-Crawford Museum – lodged in a building owned by the City – celebrates the unique arts, heritage, and culture of Northern Kentucky as part of the Ohio Valley.

Farmers Market

The Covington Farmers Market is open every Saturday and, on a seasonal basis, on Tuesday evenings.

Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau

Check out meetNKY for a regional perspective.

Riverfront Amphitheater

The six-city Riverfront Commons walking and biking trail includes Covington Plaza, a 1,350-seat amphitheater and event space on the riverfront.


The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is a minor basilica and Catholic parish known for a fa├žade inspired by Notre Dame Cathedral, the world’s largest handmade church stained glass window, and its many exterior gargoyles and chimeras.

"Secret Sites"

Covington has 16 sites featured in this Greater Cincinnati book, “Secret Cincinnati: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure.” Details.

Parks & Rec

The City of Covington’s “fun” division oversees nearly 1,000 acres and green space spread out over 40 different parks, playgrounds, and facilities, including trails, a golf course, swim facilities, baseball diamonds, and soccer fields.


The Carnegie is a multidisciplinary arts venue (theater, art galleries, etc.) located in a historic structure owned by The City.

Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati

The RMGC is a non-profit of volunteers working to preserve the historic rail artifacts of the Cincinnati region. Check out the rail yard in Latonia.

Kentucky Tourism