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Kentucky State Parks put the “special” in special events, celebrating everything from wildflowers in the spring to spectacular fall colors in the mountain and lake areas.

From Elk viewing tours to ghost walks or reenactments and living history events, there are weekends full of fun, free entertainment to create special memories with your family and friends. Search KY state parks below by date range or by park name to view a list of each individual park’s events and read about each one. You and the kids can pick out which destinations and events you want to enjoy, then start building your itinerary.

 
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR: March 27 - April 2, 2017
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March Madness Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

February 26 - April 9, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Attention all area artists--March Madness is coming and you're invited to participate! Audubon Museum presents the annual invitational exhibit "March Madness" for all tri-state artists. Use this opportunity to exhibit and sell your art pieces. Each artist may place up to two pieces of art in the exhibit. Please email the Art Administrator, Kim McGrew-Liggett, at kim.mcgrew@ky.gov, for a prospectus and guidelines for entry into the show, or click here to download a copy. Drop-off dates for ...
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"Meadow's In The Bloom" Easter Traditions at My Old Kentucky Home Bardstown, KY

My Old Kentucky Home

March 15 - April 16, 2017, 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

A fun, discovery filled tour about the traditions of the Easter holiday in Victorian America. A great experience for the whole family! Don't miss, "Meadow's in the Bloom" this March and April! This spring our special Victorian Easter tour, "Meadows in the Bloom" will showcase all of the fun and unusual Easter customs of the 19th century! See the historic mansion "My Old Kentucky Home" decorated for the Easter holiday! ...
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Tea Tuesday at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

March 28, 2017, 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Looking for something fun, unique and different to do with a friend or a group? Waveland State Historic site is serving tea every Tuesday! Tea is served at 2 p.m. in the mansion on fine china. All tea’s include a program, savory food, not to mention the delicious tea served by period dressed interpreters. Once you are finished with the tea enjoy a tour of the Waveland Mansion. A unique ...
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Slitherin' Into Spring Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

March 29, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Stop in John James Audubon State Park today for some WILD Wednesday spring break fun--we'll have a slitherin' good time! Our naturalist will introduce you to the Nature Center's reptiles for an up-close and personal look at these fascinating creatures. Create and take home your own "reptile" craft. Most appropriate for ages 5-12. Parents must accompany their children. Approximately 1 hour. Cost: $2 admission.
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Family Scavenger Hunt Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

March 29, 2017, 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Bring the family out for some WILD Wednesday Spring Break fun--we've got a John James Audubon State Park scavenger hunt for you! You'll be exploring around the park, so be prepared to walk, run, or drive. You'll have one hour to complete your list. Finding at least 12 correct answers from your list will earn a prize! Reward yourself with a picnic in the park or play at the playground when ...
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Eastern Mining Collectors Association 5th Annual Spring Meet and Show Olive Hill, KY

Carter Caves State Resort Park

April 1, 2017

The Eastern Mining Collectors Association is a group dedicated to the preservation and understanding of America’s rich mining heritage through collection and preservation of mining artifacts. Mining artifacts collectors from all around the country will be meeting to buy, sell, trade and horse trade various mining artifacts from both the coal mining and hard rock mining (gold, silver, copper) regions of the USA. Artifacts will include not only mine lighting ...
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Eggstravaganza Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

April 1, 2017, 10:30 A.M. - Noon

Bring your little Bunnies ages 3-8, for a Boppin' good time at the annual "Eggstravaganza" at John James Audubon State Park. Children will enjoy creating and painting their very own Bunny to take home. There will be storytelling, music, LIVE bunnies, Easter snacks, and other Eggstra stuff. Dress for a mess and come for a Hoppin' good time! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $6
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Flora, Fauna and Forestry Fun Tompkinsville, KY

Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site

April 1, 2017, 7:00 A.M. -

Old Mulkey kicks off the new season with a selection of interactive activities which explore the ecosystems that call the park home. Participants may enjoy any one or all of the listed activities. Wear your walking shoes and dress for the weather! 7:00 am Birdwatching w/ Stephen Stedman (This program is for adults. Participants should bring binoculars; and if desired a bird guide.) 10:00 am Wildflower Walk w/ Ralph Thompson ...
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First Day Hike: Monthly Hiking Series Dawson Springs, KY

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

April 1, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - Noon

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will host a guided hike the 1st Saturday of each month in 2017 beginning in February! The January hike will be held on New Year's Day! All hikes will meet in the lodge lobby. Hike times and trails will vary per month. Some hikes will require hikers to drive to another location on the neighboring Pennyrile State Forest or nearby Wildlife Management Areas.  Dress for the weather and ...
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Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

April 2, 2017, 1:00 P.M. -

Vintage Baseball Game Waveland is the home field to the only Kentucky Vintage Base Ball team, The Bluegrass Barons! Bring your chair and come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime, baseball as it was in the 1860’s! No reservations needed!  Tickets will be located at ticket booth as you enter.
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