Kentucky Tourism


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.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR: April 28 - May 4, 2017
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Homeschool Fridays at Wickliffe Mounds Wickliffe, KY

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site

April 7 - October 27, 2017, 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Education programs are available for Homeschool Groups and include a guided tour of the site; demonstrations of prehistoric technology; do a mock dig with an archaeology presentation for kids, and make a Mississippian culture craft to take home.  Explore on your own the nature trail, welcome center, gift shop and take an Archaeology Quest.  Fee is $5.00 per child, $3 per parent and pre-registration is required, sorry, no walk-ins. Program ...
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Spring Tennis Leagues Louisville, KY

E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park

April 10 - June 3, 2017, 6:00 P.M.

Join in on the action at the park's tennis courts!  Fall Tennis Leagues, offered to ages 18 and up, will begin the week of April 10, 2017.  This fun, energetic league allows each individual to rate their play level based on the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) Self-Rating Scale.   Tennis is a great way to stay in shape and meet some great people! Leagues offered include; Men's Singles and ...
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The Race Is On! An Exhibit on the Traditions of the Kentucky Derby Bardstown, KY

My Old Kentucky Home

April 18 - May 31, 2017, 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

THE RACE IS ON! A new exhibit!  It's DERBY time in the Kentucky and My Old Kentucky Home is proud to roll out the roses, silks, hats, and more with our new Kentucky Derbyexhibit, the "Race is On!" starting on April 18th and ending May 31st! Our new exhibit includes items from the world-famous horse, Secretariat, including his winning Preakness Stakes flower blanket garland, winning bets, and racing silks from Secretariat's horse farm "The Meadow!" ...
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"Where I'm From" Poetry Exhibit Tompkinsville, KY

Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site

April 24 - 30, 2017, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Monroe County responded in a big way to Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon’s request for submissions of “Where I’m From” poetry. In fact, Monroe County submitted more poems to the request than any other county in the Commonwealth! It is with great pride that the Meetinghouse hosts an exhibit of the submitted poetry which describes not only the authors, but the community of Monroe County! Participating poets will be on ...
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Camper Appreciation Weekend Richmond, KY

Fort Boonesborough State Park

April 27 - 30, 2017

Pay for Friday night and get Saturday night FREE. We have so much fun that we start the weekend on Thursday night with bingo and then the fun continues with scheduled times for bonfires, free putt-putt and tours, hikes, entertainment and lots more activities. There is a free continental breakfast on Sunday. This event is for registered campers only. For more information please call (859) 527-3454 or e-mail
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Scrapbooking Weekend Dawson Springs, KY

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

April 27 - 30, 2017, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Enjoy a spacious table to work on your paper crafting project all weekend long, plus a chance to win scrapbook-related prizes.  Registration fee is $30. Participants must be on the email distribution list to receive information about registering for Scrapbooking Weekend. Spots are limited to 52 participants per event.
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Camper Appreciation Weekend 2017 London, KY

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

April 28 - 29, 2017

Pay for Friday night and get Saturday night FREE. We will be showing our loyal campers just how much they are appreciated this weekend! We will have a large complimentary dinner Saturday night, and we ask our campers to bring homemade desserts to dinner because we award some free camping certificates and other prizes for the best ones! Expect $1.00 Mini Golf and lots of other activities. All activities are for ...
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KNPS Wildflower Weekend Slade, KY

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

April 28 - 29, 2017, 8:30 A.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Natural Bridge is proud to host the Kentucky Native Plant Society's Wildflower Weekend. Come discover the amazing floral diversity of Natural Bridge and the surrounding area during this weekend full of guided hikes and evening presentations. Field trips will be led at Natural Bridge and the Red River Gorge National Geologic Area, including hikes along the Rock Garden Trail, Whittleton Branch Trail, Sheltowee Trace, and many others.  The field trips ...
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Green River Lake State Park

April 28 - 30, 2017

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Camper Appreciation Weekend 2017 Mammoth Cave, KY

Nolin Lake State Park

April 28 - 30, 2017

The weekend of April 28-29-30 is camper appreciation weekend at Nolin Lake State Park and we have 2 nights for the price of one (Friday and Saturday nights). No code is needed – the discount is automatically calculated when a reservation is made and will show each days payment as half priced. Don't delay, reserve your spot today and CLICK HERE.
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