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February 24, 2024

Plan Your NKY Weekend 9/21 – 9/23

Friday, September 21

Northern Kentucky University Haile Planetarium Shows

Friday, 6 p.m.

“One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure” (recommended for children ages 4 through 3rd grade)

7:30 p.m.

“Sunstruck” “Solar Quest” and a night sky tour (recommended for grades 4 and up)

409 Natural Science Center, Highland Heights – 859-572-5309

Did you know that Northern Kentucky has it’s very own planetarium? Not only that, but NKU’s Haile Planetarium offers free friday programs to the public. Check out their online calendar to see what programs are available, and to reserve your space.


Saturday, September 22

2018 Merchants and Music Festival

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Tower Park, 950 S Fort Thomas Ave, Fort Thomas

Enjoy a day and night filled with great music, food, shopping and family fun. The kids zone will have your family having fun all day long with bounce houses, princess and superhero character appearances, face painting, balloon animals, and a Jennifer Ellis performance at 3 p.m. There are over a dozen food and drink options available and local vendors selling their wares from 12:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.  There are musical performances all day long, including The Tillers performing at 4:30 p.m. and 10,000 Maniacs taking the stage at 9:15 p.m.


Sunday, September 23


2 – 4 p.m.

Main Library BCPL, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington – 859-342-2665

Celebrate the arts all day long at the library. Local artist Parrish Monk will be leading patrons in creating their own sheet music and paint art. There will also be many performances throughout the day including:

-Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 2 p.m.

-Cincinnati Opera 2:30 p.m.  

-NKU Dance Troupe 3 p.m.

-Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati 3:30 p.m.  


Mainstrasse Bazaar

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Steinfeld Park, West 6th St., Covington

Stroll through Steinfeld Park as you look through antiques, crafts and handmade products! Be sure to check out the local Goebel Park after you shop until you drop. You will love the Cov.

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

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).