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Things to Do
Covington has remarkable array of activities and events for residents and visitors alike.

Cultural Arts
Main Street Covington, the Arts Association in Newton County and the Southern Heartland Art Gallery ensure a vibrant cultural arts calendar. Some events include:

  • Concert series on the square park
  • Visual Arts exhibits
  • Ballet performances
  • Camps to promote arts education and awareness for the youth
  • Concerts
  • Community Theatre


  • Back 2 School Downtown Block Party
  • Newton County Literacy Festival
  • Independence Day on the Square
  • Christmas on the Square

Active Recreation
A hallmark of the City of Covington is its efforts in promoting fitness, greenspace preservation, and alternate modes of transportation through its multi-use trails movement. Trails are an opportunity for healthier living. Trails also offer an alternative means of transportation, increase adjacent property values, promote economic development, and preserve greenspace corridors for wildlife. At Turner Lake there are three miles of off road running and walking trails and there are also some great routes through the downtown and adjoining neighborhoods. There is also approximately six miles of concrete trails that connect Eastside High School with Turner Lake Park as they wind through downtown Covington.

A special quality of  this community is the level of volunteerism. No matter what your interest may be, there is a community agency, civic club or a non-profit organization to share your time and talents with. To learn more, contact the City Council member from your ward.