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: May 28 - June 3, 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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Memorial Day Weekend Richmond, KY

Fort Boonesborough State Park

May 25 - 29, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend - Join us for our annual Memorial Day Weekend. We will have scheduled times for a Patriotic camper decoration contest, crafts and NASCAR race themed activities. This event is for registered campers only. For more information please call (859) 527-3454 or email
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Memorial Day Celebration 2017 London, KY

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

May 26 - 29, 2017

This is our annual Memorial Day Celebration weekend for our campers! Recreation activities will be planned for children and adults and also the Levi Jackson State Park pool will open up for the season. Camping reservations are recommended. Please observe holiday weekend camping rates. Minimum 3 night stay. Call (606) 330-2130 for more information or e-mail
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Arts and Crafts Show Gilbertsville, KY

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

May 28, 2017, 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

This annual Arts and Crafts Show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. It features handcrafted artwork, fair food and gorgeous views.  It is located at the Old Beach Area next to the Convention Center. Please contact Laura at or 270-362-4276 for additional details.
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Tea Tuesday at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

May 30, 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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POUND FIT & YOGA Carrollton, KY

General Butler State Resort Park

June 1, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

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Picnic in the Park Harrodsburg, KY

Old Fort Harrod State Park

June 2, 2017, Noon - 1:00 P.M.

You are invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy free entertainment under our "big ol' tree"!  Every Friday in June and July at noon you can enjoy the park while singers or magicians or piano players preform for you and for all.  A 30 year old tradition here in Harrodsburg! Please call us to see who is preforming this week.  859-734-3314
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Bluesgrass Summer Concert Series (Music and Food for only $12!) Pineville, KY

Pine Mountain State Resort Park

June 2, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

The first Friday of each month June through September award winning local bands will grace the Laurel Cove amphitheater with the sounds of  Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, and more!  Concerts begin June 2nd, 2017 with live shows 6-9.    The Mountain View Restaurant will cater each event with BBQ, Catfish, and all your favorite sides! Refreshments and adult beverages will be available as well, including draft beers! *RAIN OR SHINE*   ...
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