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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: February 25 - March 3, 2017
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Fireside Chats Richmond, KY

Fort Boonesborough State Park

February 4 - 25, 2017, 5:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Fireside Chats Series - Each Saturday evening in February - Join us for "A Taste of the Frontier", your evening meal, and then enjoy a first person historical character presentation.  Taste of the Frontier served 5:30PM - 6:15PM, Fireside Chat at 6:45PM.  Admission is $15 per person, $5 children under 12.  The 18th Century Tavern blockhouse will also be open prior to the chats, until about 6:30PM.  If you would ...
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Oil Painting Weekend Dawson Springs, KY

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

February 24 - 26, 2017, 7:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

If you've always wanted to learn how to paint, this is the weekend event for you!
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Appalachian Elk Viewing Tour Prestonsburg, KY

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

February 25, 2017, 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Elk were reintroduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife.  From 1997 - 2003 approximately 1513 elk were transported into Kentucky.  Reproduction has been very high, with approximately 90% of the adult cows producing calves.  Currently, the estimated elk population in Kentucky is over 10,000 elk.  The best areas for elk habitat are on reclaimed surface mines in Eastern Kentucky.
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Appalachian Elk Viewing Tour Prestonsburg, KY

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

February 25, 2017, 5:30 A.M. - Noon

Elk were reintroduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife.  From 1997 - 2003 approximately 1513 elk were transported into Kentucky.  Reproduction has been very high, with approximately 90% of the adult cows producing calves.  Currently, the estimated elk population in Kentucky is over 10,000 elk.  The best areas for elk habitat are on reclaimed surface mines in Eastern Kentucky.
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Mardi Gras at Natural Bridge State Resort Park Slade, KY

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

February 25, 2017, 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Mardi Gras Dinner
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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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