Plan Your NKY Weekend 10/12 – 10/14

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Friday, October 12


Newport Aquarium Mermaid Overnight

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

1 Aquarium Way, Newport – 1-800-406-3474

$49.99 general admission, $40.00 season passholder

Embark on a journey to a magical underwater mermaid world at Newport Aquarium. The evening will include a pizza party, mermaid appearances, animal encounters and a mermaid tale before bedtime. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. with an 11:30 p.m. bedtime, the event concludes at 9:30 a.m. the following morning.


Saturday, October 13


Hullabaloo Festival

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1180 N. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas

Your family is sure to have a fun day filled with carnival games, inflatables, face painting, a pumpkin smash and more! There are also great items available in the silent auction. This annual fundraiser benefits the Johnson Elementary PTO.


The Nightmare Before Christmas Roller Derby

5 p.m.

Hits Sports Complex – 3785 Lake Park Drive, Covington

$10 adults, $5 children

Jack Skellington would delight at this Nightmare Before Christmas themed bout featuring the Black N’ Bluegrass versus the Silver Bridge Bruisers. Join the NKY Roller Derby for a junior bout at 5 p.m. and stick around for their adult bout at 7 p.m.


Sunday, October 14


Howlin’ Halloween Fallfest

12 – 5 p.m.

Jane’s Saddlebag – 13989 Ryle Road Union

Have howling good time, and help animal friends. Enjoy trick-or-treating, vendors, the petting zoo and more. Please bring an animal food item to donate to the Boone County Animal Shelter.

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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