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Boone, Campbell & Kenton Counties 
 (Covington, Newport, Bellevue & Florence) 

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Sis’s on Monmouth Lineup
April 8 - Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band 7-11
April 11 - Anita & Glenn / Out of the Blue 8-12
April 12 - John Morgen Band 8-12
April 15 - Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band 7-11
April 18 - Buffalo Ridge Band 8-12
April 19 - Barney and the Howlers 8-12
April 22 - Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band 7-11
April 25 - Scott Dawson 8-12
April 26 - Sundown Band 8-12
April 29 - Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band 7-11
Location: 837 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071
Phone: 859-431-3157
www.facebook.com/sissonmonmouth

The Little Nashville of Newport lineup
April 11 - Carter New Band 9pm
April 12 - John Morgan Band 9pm
April 18 - ALY"AN 9pm
April 19 - Pistol Holler 9pm
April 25 - Jake Dodds and the Stagecoach 9pm
April 26 - Billy Brown 9pm
Location: The Little Nashville of Newport Bar & Grill, 828 Monmouth St., Newport
(859) 415-0057
Email thelittlenashvilleofnewport@gmail.com
www.thelittlenashvilleofnewport.com

Through May 22
Recognized: Contemporary Portraiture @ The Carnegie Arts Center
See event website for tickets and full information.
Location: The Carnegie - 1028 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-957-1940
www.thecarnegie.com

April 10 - 13
Sweet Adelines Intl, Region 4@ Northern Kentucky Convention Center
See event website for all information.
Location: Northern Kentucky Convention Center - One West Rivercenter Blvd, Covington
Phone: 859-261-1500
www.sai-region4.org or www.nkycc.com

April 11 - 27
Harvey @ The Carnegie
Elwood P. Dowd is well-liked, and inexhaustibly happy, and from a respected family… and his best friend is an invisible man-sized rabbit named Harvey. Committing Elwood to a sanitarium, his social-climbing sister Veta is herself mistaken as loony while Elwood and Harvey gleefully carry out their bon vivant cocktail calendar with the hospital staff in hilarious pursuit. Emeritus Carnegie impresario Buz Davis returns after a nearly fifteen-year hiatus and multimillion dollar renovation to direct the Pulitzer Prize winning classic, popularized by the 1950 film starring Jimmy Stewart. Tickets $17 – $24 For group, student & member discounts, please call the Box Office at 859.957.1940 See event website for additional information.
Location: The Carnegie - 1028 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-957-1940
www.thecarnegie.com

April 11
SPRING LADIES NITE
Have no fear...Spring is in the Air! Zaap away workday blues with Drink, Food, Retail and Service Specials. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

April 12
NKYhatesHeroin.com music Fest - Venues on Mamouth and York Streets
6pm - closing. Great Music, Great Cause Only $10 - all Bars, all Bands. 16 Venues - 14 Bands. Come out and help Support NKYhatesHeroin.com. Heroin is killing people in Northern Kentucky! In fact it killed one of our family members. Nicholas’ accidental overdose broke our hearts but instead of letting it tear our family down we are going to fight. NKYHatesHeroin.com is our way of fighting against heroin and hopefully saving your loved ones. All proceeds will go to heroin education and awareness, and Droege House in Dayton, Kentucky.
www.NKYhatesHeroin.com

April 18
Artist ALY'AN @ The Little Nashville of Newport
9-1
Location: The Little Nashville of Newport Bar & Grill, 828 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071
(859) 415-0057
Email thelittlenashvilleofnewport@gmail.com
www.thelittlenashvilleofnewport.com

April 19
Easter Egg Hunt @ Jane's Saddlebag
Noon - ? Join us for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Jane’s sponsored by the Boone Masonic Lodge, get there early once the hunt begins it goes pretty quick. The restaurant will also be open providing our great homemade food and desserts all day. See event website for additional information.
Location: Jane's Saddlebag - 13989 Ryle Rd, Union, KY 41091
Phone: 859-384-6617
www.janessaddlebag.com

April 19
Northern Kentucky River Monsters @The Bank of Kentucky
Indoor Football vs Chicago Slaughter @ 7:30pm. See event website for ticket information.
Location: The Bank of Kentucky Center - 500 Louie B Nunn Dr, Highland Heights, KY
Phone: 859-442-2652
www.bankofkentuckycenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com

April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29
Syndicate Murders - Dinner with a Crime
Grab a friend and solve the murder. Start with appetizers and a wine tasting. Mingle and let the story begin. Dinner buffet is finished with dessert and the solvong of the crime for just $49.50 per person. Last Friday of each month
Location: Newport Syndicate - Gangsters Dueling Piano Bar, 18 E. 5th St., Newport
Phone: 859-491-8000

www.gangstersduelingpianobar.com

April 26
Ford Fan Day
Our FREE Ford Fan Day returns to give you an inside look at our speedway from the garages, to the suites, to the press box, to the media center to Victory Lane. Bring the family for a day of fun and start building the excitement for our 2014 race season!11am - 4pm
(859) 578-2300
Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com

April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28 & October 26.
VILLAGE VINTAGE AND ART BAZAAR
On the fourth Sunday of each month, antique and collectibles dealers and artists will line MainStrasse’s Sixth Street Promenade to sell quality antiques, collectibles and repurposed artwork. Dealer inquiries are welcome. Hours are 9am to 3pm. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

ALL YEAR EVENTS

Friday nights
Live Jazz in 360 Revolving Restaurant

Friday nights from 7pm-11pm.
Brent Gallaher Trio featuring Dan Karlsberg and Lou Lausche
Location: Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront, 668 West Fifth Street, Covington
Phone: (859) 491-1200
www.cincinnatiradisson.com

All Year
Live Music Venues
There are a multitude of venues in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati that offer excellent live music throughout the year. Performers (rock, indie, country, dixieland, latin, folk, jam, alternative, rap, bluegrass, jazz, R&B and more) change nightly. Concert tickets and/or cover charges vary. Some you may want to try:
YORK STREET CAFE
(eclectic), 738 York St, Newport (859-261-9675)
CHEZ NORA ROOFTOP
(jazz+), 530 Main St,Covington (859-491-8027)
DEE FELICE CAFE
(jazz, dixieland+), 529 Main St, Covington (859-261-2365)
MANSION HILL TAVERN
(blues+), 502 Washington Ave, Newport (859-581-0100)
MADISON THEATRE
(eclectic), 730 Madison Ave, Covington (859-655-4807)
LUDLOW-BROMLEY YACHT CLUB
(pop/rock) 860 Elm St, Ludlow (859-291-8132)
MONMOUTH THEATRE
(eclectic), 636 Monmouth St, Newport (859-655-9140)
MILLER'S FILL INN
(pop/rock), 52 Donnermeyer Dr, Bellevue, (859-431-3455)
HOFBRAUHAUS NEWPORT
(German, eclectic), 200 E. Third St, Newport (859-491-7200)
MAINSTRASSE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT
(eclectic), Main & 6th Streets and surrounding area, Covington.
NEWPORT ON THE LEVEE ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
(eclectic), One Levee Way, Newport.

All Year
Cincinnati World Cinema
Throughout the year, Cincinnati World Cinema offers screenings of outstanding motion pictures that explore the human condition and celebrate cultural diversity. Film genres may include international, documentary, American independent, live-action and animated shorts and locally-produced works. Screenings typically include pre- and post- film discussions with experts and filmmakers & socializing.  To view a current film schedule, visit the CWC website.
Location: Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd, Covington
Phone: 859-781-8151
www.cincyworldcinema.org

All Year
The Funny Bone Comedy Club
November 1 - December 31
America's number one comedy night club, The Funny Bone, is at Newport on the Levee offering an ever-changing, exciting lineup of national comedians and touring stand-up club comedians. Call the Funny Bone or see their website to find out who's appearing now and who's coming soon.
Location: Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Newport
Phone: 859-957-2000
www.funnyboneonthelevee.com

All Year
Monmouth Theatre -- Music, Comedy, Theater
Eclectic entertainment venue offers an expansive lineup of live music events, comedy performances, live theater and more throughout the week in a smoke-free venue.  See the Monmouth Theatre website for current schedule of events.
Location: Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St, Newport
Phone: 859-655-9140

Now Open at Newport on the Levee
STAR LANES ON THE LEVEE and TORO
A boutique bowling experience offering guests more than mere bowling. This upscale lounge includes bowling, billiards, a sophisticated A/V system, a DJ booth, close to 30 HD projection and LCD screens and more. Star Lanes is the first of its kind in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. The 24,640-square foot facility will feature 12 public lanes and a private party room with four lanes. Toro, a separate unique experience includes a bar, lounge, patio and private room, and most importantly, a mechanical bull! Star Lanes and Toro will share a full-service restaurant. Both are open to all ages during the day. In the late evenings admission for 21 or older as the venues will transform into a nightclub atmosphere including drink specials and more. Star Lanes and Toro offer an unparalleled experience for business and personal event needs, including corporate team building, business meetings, birthdays, holiday events, children’s parties and more. Party packages, custom event menus, lane rentals, private lounges and full venue buyouts are available to guests upon request.
Location: Star Lanes and Toro are located on the Plaza Level across from BRIO Tuscan Grille and below Funny Bone Comedy Club.
Phone: 859.652.7250
www.starlaneslevee.com

All Year
Live Music and Events at York Street Cafe
All year long (and throughout any given week), York Street Cafe hosts a variety of live music events including  the SwingTime Big Band, the Stardust Orchestra, Wits End Comedy troupe, CD release parties and more. In addition to their 2nd floor lounge and 3rd floor gallery space, York Street Cafe offers one of the city's best patios and is widely appreciated for its excellent food, comfortable historic ambiance and marvelous house-made desserts. See their website for this week's lineup, wine & food specials and more.
Location: York Street Cafe, 738 York St, Newport
Phone: 859-261-9675
www.yorkstonline.com

All Year
FROG BOG at the Newport Aquarium
Special exhibit features 30 different kinds of frogs and many hands-on, visual and sound-rich experiences that highlight different senses and replicate the frog habitat. See the Aquarium website for hours of operation and ticket information. This state-of-the-art facility was named the No. 1 aquarium in the Midwest in the Zagat Survey's U.S. Family Travel Guide in 2004 and the Best Rainy Day Outing in 2006 in Cincinnati Family Magazine.
Location: Newport Aquarium, One Aquarium Way, Newport
Phone: 859-261-7444
www.newportaquarium.com

All Year
Mad Hatter - concerts & shows
Concert and performance club offers live bands and music events throughout the week. See the Mad Hatter website for current band lineup and ticket info.
Location: Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St, Covington
Phone: 859-291-2233

All Year
Live Music & Concerts at the Madison Theater
The Madison Theater boasts a capacity of approximately 1200 guests, a state of the art sound and lighting system, as well as 3 full service bars.  The theater offers a variety of live music, comedy, sports and film events year-around.  Because new shows are constantly being added, please see the Madison Theater website for the most up-to-date schedule of their upcoming events and live music concerts.
Location: Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave, Covington
Phone: 859-491-2444
www.madisontheateronline.com

All year
Dining, sightseeing and holiday cruises on BB Riverboats
BB Riverboats offers a wide variety of dining, sightseeing, holiday, private charter and specialty riverboat cruises along the Ohio River throughout the year. For over three decades, this family-owned business has delighted locals and visitors of all ages with the unique experience of historic riverboat cruising. Take in the beautiful Ohio and Kentucky skylines while enjoying sumptuous cuisine, expert narration, dixieland music and the historic surroundings and amenities of BB's fleet of historic riverboats.
See event website for full details and reservation information.
Location: BB Riverboats, Newport on the Levee, Newport
Phone: 859-261-8500 or 800-261-8586
www.bbriverboats.com

All year
Queen City Riverboats - Ohio River cruises

Queen City Riverboats offers a wide variety of dining, sightseeing, holiday, private charter and specialty cruises along the Ohio River throughout the year.  Catch a riverboat shuttle to Great American Ballpark and Paul Brown Stadium on game days from Hooters.  Groups of 10-50+ will enjoy excellent food served to perfection by an experienced staff with cruise and menu options to suit your needs from a continental breakfast to a sumptuous lunch or formal dinner.  See the Queen City Riverboats' website for full details and reservations.
Location: Queen City Riverboats, 303 O'Fallon St, Dayton
Phone: 859-292-8687
www.queencityriverboats.com

All Year
Fine Wine and Wine Tastings
Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky is home to several boutique wineries and numerous outstanding wine retailers. In addition to exceptional wine for sale, many offer wine tastings year-'round. See individual websites or call for offerings and event schedules. Here are some you may want to try:
Fort Thomas Wine & Spirits, Ft Thomas, KY. 859-441-4900.
The Liquor Cabinet, Hebron, KY. 859-586-9270.
Cork 'n Bottle, Covington, KY. www.corknbottle.com
Cork 'n Bottle, Ft. Mitchell, KY. www.corknbottle.com.
The Party Source, Bellevue, KY. www.thepartysource.com.
D.E.P.'s Fine Wine & Spirits, Covington, KY. www.depsfinewine.com
Stonebrook Winery, Melbourne, KY. www.stonebrookwinery.com

 

MAY

The Little Nashville of Newport lineup
May 2 - Jason Owens Band 9pm
May 3 - Nashville Artist - Brian Kelley 9pm
May 10 - Whiskey Tango Band 9pm
May 16 - Nashville Artist - Ty Bates 9pm
May 23 - Zack Attack 9pm
May 24 - Buffalo Ridge Band 9pm
May 30 - Kentucky Myle 9pm
May 31 - Broad Band (All Women Band)9pm
Location: The Little Nashville of Newport Bar & Grill, 828 Monmouth St., Newport
(859) 415-0057
Email thelittlenashvilleofnewport@gmail.com
www.thelittlenashvilleofnewport.com

Sis’s on Monmouth Lineup
May 10 - Phoenix Band 8-12
May 15 - Ty Bates (Nashville ) 7-11
May 16 - Nashville Songwriters in the Round 8-12
May 17 - Aly'An
May 23 - Carter New Band 8-12
May 24 - The Fog Band 8-12
May 31 - Billy Brown 8-12
Location: 837 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky 41071
Phone: 859-431-3157
www.facebook.com/sissonmonmouth

May 9, 10 & 11
BRASS MEETS BRONZE
A 3-Day Exhibition of Bronze Sculpture featuring Live Jazz & Classical Music
Who: Constella Festival x MainStrasse Village Association x PAR-Projects.
What: Brass Meets Bronze - a 3-day, fine art exhibition featuring two nights of contemporary jazz & classical music.
Artwork by: Michael Everett, Margot Gotoff, Celene Hawkins, Jarrett Hawkins, John Leon, Ben Lock, Robert (Boomer) Moore.
Music by: Constella Festival musicians in partnership with Classical Revolution and Various Jazz Artists.
When: June 7th, 8th, 9th - Friday 5pm - 11pm, Saturday 5pm - 11pm and Sunday Noon - 6pm. LIVE Performances 5:30pm - 10pm Friday and Saturday night. Cost $10 per night or $15 for both nights, with free art viewing Saturday until 5:30 and Sunday until 5:30.
Where: MainStrasse Village at the corner of Main and 6th Street (Covington, KY).
The tented island starting at the Goose Girl Fountain.
Why: To bring an innovative fine-art experience to MainStrasse Village while promoting the 2013 seasons of Constella Festival, MainStrasse Village Association and PAR-Projects.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

May 9 -10
Southwest Ohio Square Dance Federation @ Northern Kentucky Convention Center
See event website for information.
Location: Northern Kentucky Convention Center - One West RiverCenter Blvd, Covington
Phone: 859-392-1500
www.sonksdf.com or www.nkycc.com

May 11
Mother's Day @ Jane's Saddlebag
Bring Mom in for a special day. Mom gets a complimentary flower/plant, lunch & dinner specials all day, live music from 3pm-6pm and Mom gets free entry into our Petting Zoo!! See event website for additional information.
Location: Jane's Saddlebag - 13989 Ryle Rd, Union, KY 41091
Phone: 859-384-6617
www.janessaddlebag.com

May 10
Williams' Wondrous World - Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
The KSO highlights the legendary Composer/Conductor’s ascent from TV through his 40-year association Steve Spielberg. Did you know long before he became the defacto dean of film score composers Johnny Williams wrote episode music for television dramas, and comedies? 8:00pm. See event website for full information.
Location: Florence Baptist Church - 642 Mt. Zion Road, Florence, KY 41042
Phone: 859-431-6216
www.kyso.org

May 16 - 18
Driving 101 - Kentucky Speedway
NASCAR Experience and Mario Andretti Racing Experience. Call 877-RACELAP or visit: Andretti: www.andrettiracing.com/kentuckyspeedway.html
NASCAR Racing Experience: www.nascarracingexperience.com/kentuckyspeedway.html
Location: Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta, KY
Phone: 1-877-RACELAP
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

May 16, 17 & 18
MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE MAIFEST
Be a part of the first major outdoor festival of the year in the Tri-State! Join 125,000 of our closest friends as we celebrate our 35st year for this annual celebration of Spring. Join in the traditional German welcoming of the first spring wines. Maifest offers fabulous food, over 75 unique Arts and Crafts booths and outstanding entertainment from German to Rock ‘n Roll to Country. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

May 22
Birdie to Brice: 50 Years of Carmon DeLeone @ The Carnegie
Celebrate a semicentennial of concerts under the baton of Maestro Carmon DeLeone featuring his Middletown Symphony Orchestra in an evening of music theatre favorites including BYE BYE BIRDIE, FUNNY GIRL and MAN OF LA MANCHA. 7:30pm. For student & member discounts, please call the Box Office at 859.957.1940. See event website for additional information.
Location: The Carnegie - 1028 Scott Blvd, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-957-1940
www.thecarnegie.com/theatre/theatre

May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28 & October 26.
VILLAGE VINTAGE AND ART BAZAAR
On the fourth Sunday of each month, antique and collectibles dealers and artists will line MainStrasse’s Sixth Street Promenade to sell quality antiques, collectibles and repurposed artwork. Dealer inquiries are welcome. Hours are 9am to 3pm. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

May 31 & June 1
Janes Saddlebag - 2nd annual Wine Festival
This year JSB will host the LARGEST wine festival in the state of KY, right here in Northern KY! We will have 21 Wineries, 40-50 craft vendors(including KY Speedway), Live music both days. Featuring KY wineries, KY home made food, KY vendors, KY animals, KY history. Please help us make this event a success as a portion of the proceeds will again go to Cincinnati Children's Hospital this year! Last year we raised $1500, this year we hope to double that! But we can't do it alone.
Location: Jane's Saddlebag - 13989 Ryle Rd, Union, KY 41091
Phone: 859-384-6617
www.janessaddlebag.com

May 31 & June 1
Rusty Wallace Racing Exerience - Kentucky Speedway
Call 855-22-RUSTY or visit www.shoprwre.com/venue/kentucky-speedway/
Location:Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta, KY
Phone:1-855-22-RUSTY
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

 

JUNE

June 1
Summer Bridal Show @NKYCC
10am - 5pm. Tickets $9. Not only will this show feature the area's top wedding professionals such as photographers, disc jockeys, limousines, caterers, banquet facilities, and many others but will also feature the Cincinnati area's only Bridal Sale! This is your chance to buy wedding gowns, mother of the bride and groom dresses, flower girl fashions, veils, and other accessories at tremendous savings. also see the latest fashions on the runway at 12:30 & 3:30pm presented by David's Bridal and Men's Wearhouse formalwear. See event website for additional information.
Location: Northern Kentucky Convention Center - One West RiverCenter Blvd, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 513-231-3052
www.yourbridalshow.com

The Little Nashville of Newport lineup
June 6 - Nashville Artist Holland Marie 9pm
June 7 - Taylor Shannon Band 9pm
June 14 - Billy Brown Band 9:30pm
June 21 - ALY"AN 9pm
June 27 - Carter New Band 9:30pm
June 28 - Nashville Artist Ashley Martin 9:30pm
Location: The Little Nashville of Newport Bar & Grill, 828 Monmouth St., Newport
(859) 415-0057
Email thelittlenashvilleofnewport@gmail.com
www.thelittlenashvilleofnewport.com

June 7 & 8
Rusty Wallace Racing Exerience - Kentucky Speedway
Call 855-22-RUSTY or visit www.shoprwre.com/venue/kentucky-speedway/
Location:Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta, KY
Phone:1-855-22-RUSTY
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

June 12
Nancy James: The Voices in My Head @ The Carnegie
Perennial Carnegie favorite and local treasure Nancy James reminisces in song and story on her four decade career, from CCM to the Bob Braun Show and beyond, with a little help from her friends. For student & member discounts, please call the Box Office at 859-957-1940. See event website for additional information.
Location: Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center - 1028 Scott Blvd, Covington
Phone: 859-957-1940 (Carnegie Box Office)
www.thecarnegie.com

June 12 - 15
Newport Italianfest
Newport's 23nd annual Italian Fest is the region's largest authentic Italian festival! 100,000 people typically attend the fest -- which features delicious, authentic Italian food, live Italian music performed by entertainers from around the nation, a pizza eating contest, a cooking contest, games, harbor cruises, rides, fireworks and much more.
Location: Newport Festival Park, Riverboat Row - Newport on the Levee Entertainment Complex, One Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071
Phone: 859-292-3666
www.newportky.gov

June 13 - 14
Richard Petty Driving Experience @ Kentucky Speedway
Call 800-237-3889 or visit www.drivepetty.com/race-tracks/kentucky-speedway
Location: Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta
Phone: 1-800-237-3889
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

June 13, 14 & 15
MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE ORIGINAL GOETTAFEST
Goetta, entertainment and good times. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

June 15
Father's Day Fishing Derby @ Jane's Saddlebag
11am - 3pm. Bring Dad in for a special day with the annual Fishing Derby at Jane’s Saddlebag, bring your own rod and reel, children must be accompanied by an adult, prizes awarded and Dad gets free entry to the Petting Zoo!! See event website for additional information.
Location: Jane's Saddlebag - 13989 Ryle Rd, Union, KY 41091
Phone: 859-384-6617
www.janessaddlebag.com

June 21 & 28
7th Annual Suits that Rock: British Invasion @ The Carnegie
More than 40 prominent business and community leaders will take to the stage at The Carnegie in Covington for the 7th Annual Suits That Rock concert benefiting The Carnegie’s education department. All “Suits” by day, performers are trading in their business attire and briefcases for microphones to celebrate the our favorite British artists from Adele to Eric Clapton and The Beatles to Led Zeppelin and everyone in between. Two Performances – Saturday, June 21 & Saturday, June 28
Doors open at 7pm, Concert begins at 8pm. Cost: $50 Mezzanine, $75 Orchestra, per show (reserved seat) - Includes light appetizers, complimentary valet, and a Suits That Rock commemorative mug. Tickets: Go on sale, May 1, 2014
Available through The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday through Friday, Noon - 5pm, online at www.thecarnegie.com, or by phone at (859) 957-1940.
Location: The Carnegie, 1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington
www.thecarnegie.com

June 22, July 27, August 24, September 28 & October 26.
VILLAGE VINTAGE AND ART BAZAAR
On the fourth Sunday of each month, antique and collectibles dealers and artists will line MainStrasse’s Sixth Street Promenade to sell quality antiques, collectibles and repurposed artwork. Dealer inquiries are welcome. Hours are 9am to 3pm. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

June 26
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225
(225 miles / 150 laps)
Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com

June 27
NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky 300
(300 miles / 200 laps)
Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com

June 28
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400
(400 miles / 267 laps)
Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com

 

JULY

July 3 - 6
Newport Motorcycle Rally & America's Celebration
This 10th annual family-friendly, regional bike event will include events at the Levee and at the base of the Levee at the Newport Festival Park. This celebration will include fireworks on the riverfront, games, live entertainment, food, contests and prizes! Motorcycle show registration is Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and awards will be given out on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. to the best-looking bikes. In 2011, there were more than 55,000 visitors Call or see the event website for full info.
Location: Festival Park & Newport on the Levee - Newport Riverfront, Newport
Phone: 859-912-2509
Email: ride@newportmotorcyclerally.com
www.newportmotorcyclerally.com or www.goettafest.com

July 11 - 13
Newport Queen City Sausage Festival
The Queen City Sausage Festival is dedicated to the region's rich history of sausage making and the enjoyment of grilling. Queen City Sausage is the largest independent producer of authentic craft sausages in Greater Cincinnati and each of the festival food vendors features creative sausage dishes including freshly prepared metts, brats, specialty sausages, goetta and more. Live music, games, BB Riverboats harbor cruises and more are part of the family fun. Admission to the festival is free.
Location: Newport Festival Park - Newport riverfront @ Newport on the Levee, One Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071
Phone: 513-541-5581
www.newportky.gov or www.queencitysausage.com

July 13
Colavita-Zipp Time Trial Series @ Kentucky Speedway
Cyclists of a variety of skill levels compete to learn how fast they can traverse our 1.5-mile tri-oval!
Location: Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta, KY 41086
Phone: 888-652-RACE (7223)
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

July 25, 26 & 27
Newport Kentucky Art Outpost
Presented by: Malton Art Gallery, Southbank Partners, and the City of Newport A celebration of the best in arts in Kentucky, this second annual event will feature dozens of regional artists presenting their paintings, glass, photographs, ceramics, jewelry and crafts. Enjoy meeting the artists, many will demonstrate their art. Choose your favorite art to take home. Free admission. Call Southbank Partners for information.
Location: World Peace Bell Park - 4th & York Streets, Newport, KY 41071
Phone: 859-655-7700
www.newportky.gov

July 25, 26 & 27
Driving 101 - Kentucky Speedway
NASCAR Experience and Mario Andretti Racing Experience.
Call 877-RACELAP or visit: Andretti: www.andrettiracing.com/kentuckyspeedway.html
NASCAR Racing Experience: www.nascarracingexperience.com/kentuckyspeedway.html
Location: Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta
Phone: 1-877-RACELAP
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

July 27, August 24, September 28 & October 26.
VILLAGE VINTAGE AND ART BAZAAR
On the fourth Sunday of each month, antique and collectibles dealers and artists will line MainStrasse’s Sixth Street Promenade to sell quality antiques, collectibles and repurposed artwork. Dealer inquiries are welcome. Hours are 9am to 3pm. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

Mid Summer - TBA
MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE CLASSIC CAR SHOW
Over 250 Classic Cars will be showcased along the Sixth Street Promenade. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

 

AUGUST

August 7, 8, 9 & 10
CORRIDOR 127 – THE WORLD’S LONGEST YARDSALE
Begin your bargain hunting in MainStrasse Village and finish your adventure 450 miles away in Gadsden, Alabama or travel north to Hudson, Michigan. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

August 7 - 10
Newport Glier's Goettafest
14th annual family-friendly festival celebrates the German pork specialty known as "goetta" -- and greater Cincinnatians can't get enough of the stuff! Be ready to try all kinds of goetta-infused dishes as vendors cook up specialties including goetta Philly sandwiches, goetta omelets, goetta balls, goetta fudge brownies, goetta reubens, goetta pizza and more -- over 25 different goetta dishes. Continuous live music, food of all kinds, games, harbor cruises and kids rides. Admission is free. See event website for full details.
Location: Festival Park -- Newport's Riverfront Levee - Newport on the Levee, Newport
Phone: 859-291-1800, ext 213
Email: kerry@goetta.com
www.goettafest.com

August 14 - 17
Newport Great Inland Seafood Festival
28th annual festival celebrates the ocean's bounty and seeks to put to rest the myth that expertly prepared, fresh seafood is best-found in coastal cities. Restaurants from throughout the region will prepare their premium seafood specialties: whole Maine lobsters, shrimp, crawfish, crablegs, oysters, salmon, redfish and much more. Approximately 250,000 people are expected to attend. Live music and entertainment on multiple stages. Plus rides, BB Riverboats harbor cruises and carnival games for kids. Foods genrally range in cost from about $3-$5 per serving. The popular whole Maine Lobster entree is still just $10.95! Festival admission is FREE.
Location: Newport Riverfront - One Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071
Phone: 513-477-3320 or 859-292-3666
www.greatinlandseafoodfest.com

August 16 & 17
Rusty Wallace Racing Exerience - Kentucky Speedway
Call 855-22-RUSTY or visit www.shoprwre.com/venue/kentucky-speedway/
Location:Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta, KY
Phone:1-855-22-RUSTY
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

August 22 @ 23
Rusty Wallace Racing Exerience - Kentucky Speedway

Call 855-22-RUSTY or visit www.shoprwre.com/venue/kentucky-speedway/
Location:Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta, KY
Phone:1-855-22-RUSTY
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

August 24
Rides on Monmouth -- Newport Downtown Car Show
Over 200 classic cars registered for last year’s event. Come enjoy this family-friendly event, enjoy the day and sample our great resturants All day fun includes a raffle and judging of the best entries. See event website for full information. Event hours 11am-7pm.
Location: Monmouth Street - between 3rd & 11th Streets, Newport, KY 41071
Phone: 859-547-9329
www.newportky.gov

August 24, September 28 & October 26.
VILLAGE VINTAGE AND ART BAZAAR
On the fourth Sunday of each month, antique and collectibles dealers and artists will line MainStrasse’s Sixth Street Promenade to sell quality antiques, collectibles and repurposed artwork. Dealer inquiries are welcome. Hours are 9am to 3pm. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

August 31
Riverfest
Say "good-bye" to summer during this huge annual Labor Day weekend celebration. Food & beverages available (no alcohol allowed) along with multiple stages of live entertainment on both sides of the river. At 9pm, enjoy a super-synchronized, nationally renowned fireworks & pyrotechnics show that features over 400,000 fireworks. Admission is free. Event hours are Noon-10:00pm. 250,000 people typically attend each year.
Location: Newport Festival Park, Riverboat Row - Newport on the Levee, Newport
Phone: 859-912-2509
Website: www.riverfestcincinnati.com or www.webn.com

August 24, September 28 & October 26.
VILLAGE VINTAGE AND ART BAZAAR
On the fourth Sunday of each month, antique and collectibles dealers and artists will line MainStrasse’s Sixth Street Promenade to sell quality antiques, collectibles and repurposed artwork. Dealer inquiries are welcome. Hours are 9am to 3pm. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

 

SEPTEMBER

September 5, 6 & 7
MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE OKTOBERFEST
Oom, Pah, Pah! Strike up the band for everyone’s favorite Oktoberfest, held the weekend after Labor Day for 36 years. From the First Keg Tapping Ceremony to the close of the day, it’s time to celebrate life with great German and American food and outstanding entertainment. Over 75 Arts and Crafts booths! A perfect fit for the historic German neighborhood of MainStrasse. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

September 5 - 7
Lick the Wild
Join the park naturalist for a full weekend of prehistoric based survival training at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site. Classes begin on Friday evening and run through Sunday morning. Each class is taught from a "no modern tools" perspective, and are designed to teach you how to cope with various difficulties when in survival situations. The weekend will have hands on demonstrations detailing how to use items found out in nature to help you survive as Native Americans did for thousands of years. 5pm - Noon. Registration Required. Cost $90.00 per person. Price includes 2 nights camping in the naturalist programming area.
Location: Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, 3380 Beaver Road, Union, KY
Phone: (859) 384-3522
To register please contact: todd.young@ky.gov
www.parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/big-bone-lick/default.aspx

September 4 - 7
Driving 101 - Kentucky Speedway
NASCAR Experience and Mario Andretti Racing Experience. Call 877-RACELAP or visit: Andretti: www.andrettiracing.com/kentuckyspeedway.html
NASCAR Racing Experience: www.nascarracingexperience.com/kentuckyspeedway.html
Location: Kentucky Speedway - 5120 Sparta Pike, Sparta, KY
Phone: 1-877-RACELAP
www.kentuckyspeedway.com

September 6
Labor Day Kids Festival @ Jane's Saddlebag
Noon - 6pm. Join us once again for a great day for the kids, inflatables, games, Hay Rides, face painting and much more. Food and drink specials all day. See event website for additional information.
Location: Jane's Saddlebag - 13989 Ryle Rd, Union, KY 41091
Phone: 859-384-6617
www.janessaddlebag.com

September 13
freshArt @ Behringer - Crawford Museum
22nd annual plein air event begins with local artists creating brand new "fresh art" during the day amid the beautiful 700+ acre Devou Park. That same night, their works will be unveiled and available for purchase during a lively auction while guests enjoy an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner and gourmet desserts under the stars. Event also includes a raffle and "silent" auction of original art in ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and textiles, as well as donated goods and services. Advance reservations are recommended. $65 per person. 5:45 - 11pm.
Location:Behringer-Crawford Museum, in Devou Park - 1600 Montague Rd, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-4003
Email: info@bcmuseum.org
www.bcmuseum.org

September 19
ARCA Racing Series ZLOOP 150
(150 miles / 100 Laps)
Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com

September 20
NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky 300
.
(300 miles / 200 laps)
Location: Kentucky Speedway
Phone: 888-652-RACE
www.Kentuckyspeedway.com

September 26, 27 & 28
Newport Oktoberfest
The Newport Oktoberfest is promised to be the most authentic Oktoberfest in the area. The event will be in the Munich Oktoberfest style of large Fest Tent sponsored by German Beer Breweries. Each tent will have food, beer and music. Participating restaurants include Wertheim’s and others. There will also be continuous live German entertainment. Free admission. Rain or shine underneath the fest tents. Festival Hours: Fri: 5pm-11pm, Sat: noon-11pm, Sun: noon-9pm
Location: Newport Festival Park - Newport on the Levee, Newport, KY 41071
Phone: 513-477-3320
Email: info@oktoberfestnewport.com
www.oktoberfestnewport.com

September 20
Fall Festival @ Janes Saddlebag
September 20, 2014
Noon - 6. Join us as we showcase some of the regions most talented craft vendors paired with great live music all day. Jane’s will also be serving up their great homemade food and desserts. See event website for additional information.
Location: Jane's Saddlebag - 13989 Ryle Rd, Union, KY 41091
Phone: 859-384-6617
www.janessaddlebag.com

September 28 & October 26
VILLAGE VINTAGE AND ART BAZAAR
On the fourth Sunday of each month, antique and collectibles dealers and artists will line MainStrasse’s Sixth Street Promenade to sell quality antiques, collectibles and repurposed artwork. Dealer inquiries are welcome. Hours are 9am to 3pm. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

 

OCTOBER

October 18
NORTHERN KENTUCKY WINE FESTIVAL AT MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE
3pm until 10pm. Sample Kentucky wines and enjoy food, artisans and entertainment. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

October 26.
VILLAGE VINTAGE AND ART BAZAAR
On the fourth Sunday of each month, antique and collectibles dealers and artists will line MainStrasse’s Sixth Street Promenade to sell quality antiques, collectibles and repurposed artwork. Dealer inquiries are welcome. Hours are 9am to 3pm. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

October 26
MAINSTRASSE VILLAGE DOG COSTUME PAWRADE

MainStrasse Village “Goes to the Dogs” for this special event as costumed dogs parade along the 6th Street Promenade for a bit of doggie Halloween fun. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

 

November TBA
FALL LADIES NITE
A fall chill is in the air...Time for the MainStrasse Ladies Nite Affair. Zaap away workday blues with Drink, Food, Retail and Service Specials. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

November - December
HOLIDAY EVENTS in Mainstrasse
City of Covington Christmas Tree Lighting
Carolers, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa!
Goebel Park for the annual Candy Cane Hunt.
FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org

December 6
Saint Nicholas’ Arrival in Mainstrasse
6pm. The traditional German Saint Nicholas arrives on horseback with goodies for all.
City of Covington Candy Cane Hunt- Hundreds of candy canes will be hidden in in Goebel Park for the annual Candy Cane Hunt. FREE PARKING is available in the Fifth Street Parking Lot between Philadelphia Street and Main Street.
Location: Mainstrasse Village - 605 Philadelphia St, Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-491-0458
www.mainstrasse.org


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