Trying to avoid crowds this weekend? Check out these events happening away from the traffic

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If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend but want to avoid the chaos, here are some events happening elsewhere around the region:

AJ Jolly Park movie night: Showing Puss in Boots: The Lash Wish. The movie starts at 9 p.m. at The Stapleton Pavilion, 1501 Race Track Road, in Alexandria. People are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. Free popcorn will be provided; drinks will be available at a cost as well as Kona Ice.

This event is Friday, June 30, and is free and open to the public.

U-Pick Lavender at The Lavender Field: The Lavender Field has 500 plants with various short and long-stemmed lavender to cut and take home. To reserve one hour on the farm, purchase this farm pass admission ticket for $5 per person. Each bundle of lavender is $10. The fields are located at 3629 Smith Road in California, Ky. The event is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 30, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 1.

Marty Connor Band performing at Verona VineyardsThe band will take the outdoor stage at 6 p.m. Friday, June 30, 13019 Walton Verona Road, Verona, Ky. Bring your lawn chairs.

Dancing with Nature and The Art of Fashion: Fay Applegarth Maddux events at Behringer-Crawford Museum: The Dancing with Nature display photographs “highlight the natural world found in Northern Kentucky.” The Art of Fashion: Fay Applegarth Maddux features “one-of-a-kind illustrations, advertising clothing and accessories in local newspapers from 1945-1965.” 

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The exhibits are included with museum admission, $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 60 plus, and $5 for children. Both events run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1. The museum is located at 1600 Montague Road, Covington.

Family circus performance and class at Bircus Brewing Co.: Aerialists, juggling, spinning plates—Circus Mojo performers travel from far and wide to give you a laugh. Following the show, your family will get to try circus tricks. The event is from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ludlow Theatre, 322 Elm Street in Ludlow.

Tickets can be purchased here.

“Cincinnati Cars and Coffee” at Crestview Hills Town Center is a not-for-profit event supporting the Greater Cincinnati Automotive Community. All types of cars, motorcycles, etc., are welcome. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., weather permitting. The town center is located at 2791 Town Center Blvd. in Crestview Hills.  

Independence Farmers’ Market: The farmer’s market will be at the Kenton County Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike in Independence, on Saturday, July 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Boone County Farmers’ MarketThe farmers’ market will be located at 1961 Burlington Pike, Burlington, on Saturday, July 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Campbell County Farmers’ MarketThe farmers’ market will be at 717-709 KY-8 in Newport on Saturday, July 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. 

Rivers Edge Brass Band at Boone Woods County Park: The band will take the stage at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, at the park located at 6000 Veterans Way in Burlington. 

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Velvet Soul “unplugged” at Grandview Tavern: The band will perform from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, at Grandview Tavern, 2220 Grandview Drive in Fort Mitchell. 

Fourth of July events happening around NKY: If you’re looking to celebrate Independence Day this weekend, here is a list of all the excitement around Northern Kentucky.

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