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NKY Pride Returns to Covington this Weekend

The parade, the festival, the after-party, and other events are back in Covington this weekend for NKY Pride.

The pride parade starts on Sunday, June 10 at 1 p.m. at Covington Landing. It will travel south on Madison Avenue and then west on Seventh Street, concluding at Goebel Park in Mainstrasse Village.

Following the parade, NKY PrideFest will begin at Goebel Park, featuring a kids zone, live performances, vendors, and more.

“In our current political climate, celebrating pride is more important than ever,” said Bonnie Meyer, co-chair of NKY Pride and president of NKY Fairness. “By providing education, advocacy, and visibility, we can work toward building more inclusive communities throughout Northern Kentucky.

Other events planned for NKY Pride 2018 include:


  • An NKY Pride Pop-Up Shop on Thursday, June 7 from 5 p.m. — 8 p.m. at Renaissance Covington, where visitors will be able to purchase NKY Pride swag such as t-shirts, hats, cocktail glasses, and more.
  • The NKY Interfaith Pride Service on Thursday, June 7 from 7 p.m. — 8 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, celebrating fellowship and community with friends of all faiths.
  • Pride Night at the Cincinnati Observatory on Saturday, June 9 from 9 p.m. — 11 p.m., a family-friendly and free event featuring tours of the Observatory and viewing through their historic telescopes.
  • NKY Pride After-Party on Sunday, June 10 from 6 p.m. — 8 p.m. at Hotel Covington, featuring a drag show hosted by Sarah Jessica Darker. 


-Staff report