COVINGTON, Ind. — As with a lot of other events that skipped a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Covington Street Festival is back on June 4.
The street festival began five years ago, but wasn’t new to Covington. There was a traditional street fair long ago on the Fountain County Square and in 1910, a Model-T was given away.
A golf cart is now given away at the Covington Street Festival.
Explore Covington’s Amanda Strawser said organizers are excited about this year’s event. The street festival runs from 4 – 8 p.m. eastern time, on the square, largely on Washington and Fourth streets.
“We have some unique things happening this year,” Strawser said.
She said there will be a Dino Dash of school principals and coaches dressing and racing in inflatable dinosaur costumes.
“I’m sure it will be comical,” she said, adding that there will be buckets for people to donate money on who they think will win. Proceeds will go back to the schools and sport programs.
There will be an after hours at North Side Pub, from 9 p.m. to midnight, eastern time.
The band American Pie will be playing in the outdoor beer garden. The event is for adults age 21 and older, with a $3 cover charge, but Strawser said people can watch from outside the beer garden too.
She added it’s alumni weekend for Covington too.
The alumni association is having a dunk tank, with the sheriff and others participating.
Entertainment includes local singers Erin Reynolds and Katie Easter, and Danville comedian Chris Hightower.
There will be “touch the truck” fire trucks and police vehicles for children to see; Eddie the Eagle promoting gun safety; free bounce houses; Joyful Bubbles; and lots of artisans and food.
Other organizers include: Stephanie Lober, Juli Root and Mayor Brad Crain.