This springtime celebration takes over six city blocks to create a traditional bash of epic proportions. In addition to the essential German food and drink, this Maifest party features an assortment of arts and crafts by more than 90 different makers. Special areas are set aside for the young and young at heart — the Kinderplatz section contains rides and other adventures for kids, while the Amusement Midway has plenty of fun for grownups. On Saturday, guests with an artistic flare can face off in a street chalk-art contest near the Main Street Bier Garten.
5-11:30 p.m. Friday; noon-11:30 p.m. Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. MainStrasse Village, Covington, Ky., mainstrasse.org.