COVINGTON, Ky. - The riverfront will explode with thundering booms and an aerial spectacle this weekend, with the annual Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks and Riverfest.
As usual, the fireworks will fly shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday from barges on the Ohio River, and there are plenty of places in Covington from where to watch them.
However, you should be aware of safety and traffic restrictions in certain areas of the City, which can be read HERE
For general Riverfest information, start HERE
To read about a host of other events this weekend, including art, tunes, yoga, an outdoor movie and more:
Art and artists
A silentART reception, with an opportunity to meet the artists, takes place at Behringer-Crawford Museum from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday.
Admission to the reception is free, so check out the gallery and place your bids. The silentART auction continues through the 26th annual freshART party auction at BCM on Sept. 16.
Broadway tunes in Devou
Immediately after the reception, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will close its 24thsummer in Devou Park at the bandshell.
The KSO’s program, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, will feature overtures celebrating the Golden Age of Broadway. It’s free, although donations are welcome.
Riverfront yoga (and brunch)
Yep, watch the boats and current pass by on the Ohio River while doing yoga in the shady confines of George Rogers Park in the Licking Riverside Neighborhood.
The weekly event - for all ages - starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and will be led by Rooted Yoga, courtesy of Covington Parks & Recreation. Attendees will get a $5 off coupon for brunch to follow at The Gruff.
Free outdoor movie in Devou
It’s outdoor movie night again Friday in Devou Park (the last one of the Summer Series), with “North of Nightfall” at the Devou Park Bandshell.
Grab your blankets and food and get settled by dusk. Car-pooling recommended. Limited concessions available. It’s sponsored by the Cincinnati Off Road Alliance (CORA), the Devou Good Project and the Covington Parks & Recreation Department.
Braxton’s and, well, everything
Beginning at 7:30 Friday morning, the Braxton Brewing Co. taproom on 7th
Street will be serving its Starter Coffee during the Holtman’s Pop-Up Donut Shop, when the popular Cincinnati donut maker brings its delicious creations across the river. Info, HERE
On Saturday, Braxton is hosting another pop-up, this one for unique local art. It runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (... and its brews will be a better beverage choice than coffee, we’re guessing). Info, HERE
And finally, Red Bike is celebrating its 4th
Birthday with a Brewery Tour at noon on Sunday, with Braxton Brewing Co. being one of the stops. Ride a Red Bike to any one of four breweries on Sundays in September to get your passport stamped. Info, HERE
Peak veggie season at Farmers Market
This weekly event features a veritable cornucopia of local produce, meats and eggs, soaps and lotions, teas, baked goods, sugar scrubs, nut milks and creamers, prepared soups and salads, fermented foods, and lots more.
This Saturday, Covington Farmers Market features live music at 11 a.m. and its Farm to Bar program. Wooden Cask Brewing Company of Newport and Boone County Distilling Company of Independence will sell their drinks and talk about their role in the agricultural system.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Third & Court streets. For info, HERE
Westside Block Party
The Westside Neighborhood is holding its annual block party on Saturday at Annie Hargraves Park and Basil Lewis Park, from noon to 6 p.m.
And then there’s the “Hope Is Here” Cancer Support community fund-raiser Sunday at The Metropolitan Club, HERE
... the Cincinnati Steampunk Salon at Molly Malones on Saturday, HERE
... and a Level 2 Clinic for mountain bikers Saturday at Devou Park, HERE
, followed by a Mountain Bike Demo, HERE
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