Plan Your NKY Weekend 5/31 – 6/2

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Kentucky families, plan a fun first weekend of June! Take in the Emisunshine show this Saturday, or any of these other awesome activities...

Friday, May 31



Have fun and get learning! Fridays at 10 a.m. kiddos are welcome to join the library for an art and STEM activity. Kenton Library- William E. Durr Branch, 1992 Walton Nicholson Road, Independence; 10 a.m.; 859-962-4000 or



Are your kids bouncing off the walls with energy? Children 2 – 12 years old can bounce and slide with friends on 8 giant inflatables. There is also a new and improved toddler zone for youngsters 5 years old and under. Jump! Zone is under new management and is making lots of upgrades- including spring cleaning, more seating and family game nights- follow them on Facebook for more information. Jump Zone!, 5765 Constitution Drive, Florence; 5  – 8 p.m.; $10 per jumper. ; 859-283-5867 or


Summer is for the sharks at Newport Aquarium. Walk through a tunnel surrounded by sharks, see a baby shark (doo doo doo doo), watch a dive show, bravely conquer Shark Bridge… and even pet sharks, too! Newport Aquarium , 1 Aquarium Way, Newport; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; 1 free child per paying adult from 4 – 7 p.m., Sun- Fri.; 18004063474 or


Saturday, June 1


Teen country music sensation EmiSunshine is coming to town! Emi has been attracting national attention since she was 9 years old with performances on “The Today Show,” NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” “Pickler & Ben,” the iconic Grand Ole Opry and elsewhere. See why Nashville is buzzing about EmiSunshine, and why her YouTube videos have garnered more than 16 million views! Southgate House Revival, 111 East 6th Street, Newport; 7 p.m.; $15 advance; $18 at door; 859-431-2201 or


The whole family is going to fall in love with fishing- hook, line and sinker! Head to the park to start a family tradition with “Fish Free in Kentucky” weekend; KCP & R will have everything needed for a fun day of fishing including the rods, reels, hooks, bobbers and baits.  Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road, ; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Free event- KCP & R collects non – perishable food and self care donations for non – profit Be Concerned.; 859-525-7529 or



Bring the little ones to Joseph-Beth in Crestview Hills for a wonderful kids’ storytime (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.). Joseph-Beth Booksellers Crestview Hills Location, 2785 Dixie Highway, Crestview Hills; 10:30 a.m.; 859-912-7860 or


Sunday, June 2


1 – 5 p.m.

1600 Montague Road, Covington

Explore local history with the family at this fun museum. Make lots of discoveries about trains, planes, automobiles and more… then head outside to NaturePlay for some outdoor adventures.

$9 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children 3 – 17 years old/ Free for members.

Call 859-491-4003 or visit for more information.



12 – 6 p.m.

1 Levee Way, Newport

Bring your blaster in and have a BLAST playing team games like capture the flag, last man standing and king of the hill!

$12 for 1 hour of play time.

Call 859-203-5370 or visit for more information.



11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

4314 Boron Drive, Covington

Let the kid’s burn off some steam with various play areas like a water table, pretend play zone indoor play center and more.

$8.95 for children, Free for adults.

Call 859-491-1441 or visit for more information.


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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