Take a moment to think about how hard your air conditioning system has been working all summer. It’s time to give it a much needed rest. And with that said, this is the perfect weekend to get out of the house and take advantage of the local events Covington has to offer. After all, it is a holiday weekend and Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer. The Ohio Renaissance Festival Come out and celebrate merry old England this weekend. The festival will be full of historic costumes, jousting and yes, massive turkey legs. In addition, there will be 100 shows daily, over 150 arts and crafts shops and rides and games of all shapes and sizes. Saturday-Monday. Ohio Renaissance Festival, 10542 E. State Route 73, Waynesville. Also runs every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 29. For general admission prices visit www.renfestival.com. Sporting Events Get out and cheer on your favorite teams! Cincy is hosting lots of sporting events this weekend from Florence Freedom to the Covington Reds and FC Cincinnati. A few of the events even have post-game concerts and fun activities for the whole family. Outdoor Performances Check out the PNC Summer Music Series on Fountain Square or Friday Flow at Washington Park. On Saturday evening, there’s Park After Dark at Balterra Park Gaming and Entertainment Center and you can sip delicious beer at the Craft Beer Series & Music at Findlay Market. While you’re out on the town this weekend, your air conditioner will be thanking you for the rest. And if you need your HVAC system serviced or repaired, know that Rusk Heating & Cooling is only one call away!