ROEBLINGFEST 2017
ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

Saturday, June 17th from 10am to 6pm
3rd & Court Streets, Covington, KY

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Activities

  • Roebling Bridge tours lasting 45-60 minutes will cover the bridge’s structural features and provide historical information. Tours will begin at 10:00 a.m.
  • The Riverwalk Statues tours will provide information about the seven statues and the people they represent.
  • At 12:00p.m., on the west side pedestrian walkway of the bridge, people will join hands linking Covington and Cincinnati for a ‘Hands Across the Roebling Suspension Bridge’ photo.
  • On Stage: Electronic large screen displays of films and a historical photo slide show.
  • A replica Lego model of the South Pier by Mark Clark will be on display.
  • The walking tours of the Licking Riverside Historic District will point out various significant homes and buildings the district.
  • Tours of the Covington floodwall will introduce you to the murals created by the artist Robert Dafford.
  • There will be performances by time period characters: Forget-Me-Not Dancers, Abe Lincoln, and John Roebling.
  • At 1:00 p.m. there will be proclamations by representatives of Ohio and Kentucky’s Governor’s offices, representatives of Cincinnati’s and Covington’s Mayor’s offices, KY Transportation Cabinet, and DOT officials, and comments by Kriss Roebling.
  • At 1:30p.m. winners of the Roebling Bridge Photo Contest will be announced and prints of their photos will be available for purchase.
  • Unique and beautiful Roebling Bridge items and photographs will be for sale and by silent auction. Silent auction items will include a “Trip to the Top” of the Roebling Suspension Bridge.

Exhibits

  • The CCSBC History Tent – 17 Historical Exhibitors
  • Displays of historical photographs and artifacts by the CCSBC, the Kenton County Public Library, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Behringer-Crawford Museum, and others.
  • A short professional documentary film produced by the Kenton County Public Library and funded partially by the CCSBC, will be playing on the main stage.
  • Winning photographs of the Roebling Suspension Bridge Photo Contest will be on display and a slide show will present all photo contest entries.  The 2018 Anniversary Roebling Bridge Calendar will be available for purchase

* All Activities, Tours, Exhibits, and Presentations will be FREE except for Merchandise:

RoeblingFest is presented by:

Cincinnati Bell
Covington Cincinnati Suspension Bridge
Corporex
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Roebling Point
Embassy Suites
WDJO
KY Transportation Cabinet
LSI
Zoozler
Kenton County Public Library
Marriott Cincinnati Rivercenter
Clark Schaefer Hackett CPAs & Advisors