Spend Summer Mornings at Local Parks

The library’s annual Tower Tuesdays and Jolly Thursdays return with a new addition, Watkins Wednesdays.

This trio of fun and free weekly programs runs through July at parks in Campbell County. From pop-up petting zoos to family concerts and theatrical performances, families can look forward to having fun outside all summer long.

Families are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for seating. All events start at 10 am.

Find your favorite park below for date details. Registration is not required. In the case of inclement weather, check our website or call your local library branch.

Tower Tuesdays

Tower Park’s Amphitheater, Fort Thomas @ 10 am
900 S Ft Thomas Ave, Fort Thomas, KY 41075


July 12 – “Here Comes the Sun” with Musician Xander Wells

The previously scheduled Cincinnati Children’s Theatre performance has been canceled. Musician Xander Wells will perform instead.

Local musician Xander Wells will be performing Beatles music for the whole family to enjoy. Dance and sing along to classic Beatles tunes, or introduce your family to the band’s music for the first time.

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July 19 – Cincinnati Circus Juggling Show

Want to be razzled and dazzled? See a spectacular juggling show provided by the Cincinnati Circus.

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July 26 – Kentucky Reptile Zoo

See, and maybe even touch, the sometimes slippery, sometimes slithery animals from the Kentucky Reptile Zoo.

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Program sponsors include the Campbell County Public Library, City of Fort Thomas Parks & Recreation Department and Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service.

Watkins Wednesdays

Bernadette Watkins Park, Newport @ 10 am

W 6th St, Newport, KY 41071

Stick around after the events for a free lunch from Newport Schools! They will provide lunch from 11 am-noon. Plus, the library will provide activities and crafts to enjoy.


July 13 – Family Concert with David Kisor

The whole family can unwind at a concert featuring the award-winning educator and songwriter David Kisor.

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July 20 – Giant Yard Game Day

There will be a Gaga Pit, Giant Jenga, Giant Checkers, Giant Connect Four and more. Children will also be entertained by a balloon artist from Cincinnati Circus.

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July 27 – Honey Hill Farm Mobile Petting Zoo

Hang out with cool farm animals from Honey Hill Farm.

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Program sponsors include the Campbell County Public Library, City of Newport Parks and Recreation Department and the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service.

Jolly Thursdays

A.J. Jolly Park’s Stapleton Pavilion, Alexandria @ 10 am

1501 Race Track Rd, Alexandria, KY 41001


July 14 – Madcap Puppets presents Fantastic Fairy Tales   

Don’t miss this chance to see Madcap Puppets live on stage as they present Fantastic Fairy Tales. Flump, the royal court jester to the king, has accidentally overheard a plot by the Wizard Glistor to turn the king into a mouse. To keep Glistor from knowing his plans, Flump entertains the crowd with stories until he can discover a way to stop Glistor’s sinister scheme.

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July 21 – Kentucky Shakespeare presents Much Ado About Nothing

The quick-witted Beatrice and Benedick – secretly in love – are engaged in a war of words while Hero and Claudio – not so secretly in love – plan to marry. Will false rumors and mistaken identity keep them apart? Much Ado explores relationships, the consequences of gossip and self-worth.

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July 28 – Oceans of Funny

Tricky Max presents a lively and highly visual, educational magic show designed for kids who want to learn about the ocean’s creatures – from the wiggly weird to the cute and touchable.

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Program sponsors include the Campbell County Public Library, Campbell County Parks and Recreation Department and Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service.

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