Axe-iversary, Simpsons, & Fourth Fun

COVINGTON, Ky. - Fireworks, cookouts, and lots of red, white, and blue.
Over the Fourth of July weekend, Americans celebrate freedom with parades and parties, and we in Covington are no different, as we have both.
But if you’re looking for something other than traditional 4th of July fare, check out theseother events happening all weekend in Covington.
(NOTE: We’re posting this Weekend in LoveTheCov calendar a day early because we hope to be having fun tomorrow instead of manacled to our desks wearing colorful Jerry Garcia garrotes around our necks. Given that, we included some Wednesday evening (today) events as well, since we assume some of you are taking off Friday and creating a 4½ day weekend.)
Honoring independence
The Peaselburg neighborhood’s annual parade on the holiday itself will leave the yard of St. Augustine School at 11 a.m. and immediately head left east on 19th Street. As usual, it’ll feature people and vehicles from Covington’s Fire and Police departments. Info, HERE.
In Latonia, the Marshall Schildmeyer VFW Post 6095 will hold its Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, and it will feature live music and fireworks. Info, HERE.
‘Happy Birthd(THUNK!)’
A year after Covington’s only flying ax bar opened on West Sixth Street, the owners of Flying Axes are giving away a year of free throws.
Just how many throws is that? By our estimates, if you threw one axe every minute the bar is open and subtract bathroom breaks and holidays -- that would be well over one hundred zillion throws.
OK, we’re kidding. But who hasn’t thought about quitting their day job to pursue a life of axe-throwing glory? Show of hands? Just us? (Sigh.)
Hit a bullseye this weekend and be entered to win the free year of all-you-can-throw axes. There will also be tournaments and kids’ competitions, Braxton Brewing swag, drink specials, and more all weekend, starting Friday.
Info, HERE.
Homer & the apocalypse
What happens after the world ends, and with it, one of America’s best-loved animated series?
In “Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play,” apocalypse survivors piece together one of the only cultural relics left of humanity: an episode of “The Simpsons.”
This offbeat comedy arrives at The Carnegie on Friday through Sunday, performed by the Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre.
D’ohn’t miss out - get tickets, HERE.
Rich's gets ‘lit’ - neon style 
After many dark years, the historic original neon sign at Rich’s Proper Food & Drink glows above Madison Avenue again.
Rich’s is hosting a party Saturday to celebrate the iconic sign’s restoration. Across the street, Hotel Covington will offer discounts for event ticketholders to make sure you get home safe the next day, too.
Info, HERE.
Explore NKy’s food, drink via bridges
The Three Bridges Walkabout Tour on Saturday will take you through food and drink hotspots across both sides of the river using bridges as its guide, including Covington’s own world-famous John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge.
The 5-mile walk starts at Cincinnati’s Fountain Square and snakes through Newport via the Purple People Bridge before crossing into Covington and back to Cincy on the partially closed Suspension Bridge.
Info, HERE.
Farm to Bar
Come get your fresh produce on Saturday (plus baked goods, meats, eggs etc. etc.) at the Covington Farmers Market.
Saturday’s Farm to Bar theme brings Wooden Cask Brewery and Second Sight Spirits to Roebling Point with your favorite part of Kentucky’s agricultural heritage: alcohol.
Check it all out - plus your Covington Farmers Market swag - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Third Street.
Info, HERE.
And then there’s ... Whiskey Wednesday at Coppin’s at Hotel Covington tonight, HERE ... Live Trivia at The Gruff tonight, HERE... YogaFit with Rooted Yoga at Devou Park on Saturday, HERE ... Patriotic Pound and Pour fitness class at Braxton’s Taproom Saturday, HERE ... Rooted Yoga on the Promenade on Sunday, HERE ... and the World Cup Finals watch party at Bar 32 on Sunday, HERE.