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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: August 24 - 30, 2016
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Weekly Recreation Opportunities Schedule Union, KY

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

June 1 - September 5, 2016

Welcome to Big Bone Lick State Historic Site!  Attached you will find our weekly Recreation Opportunities Schedule.  This schedule is for daily programming at the park for both day visitors and campground guests.  We look forward to seeing you at a program. Click Here to download this week's Schedule. Please note most programs are subject to weather, always double check with the office regarding programming.
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Cool History on Hot Days Richmond, KY

Fort Boonesborough State Park

July 2 - August 27, 2016, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

When the Kentucky combination of heat and humidity make many outdoor activities too umcomfortable to enjoy, we will have a special program, presentation, lecture or demonstration every Saturday afternoon in air conditioned comfort.  All of these will relate to the history of early Kentucky, and will be presented in the Tavern Blockhouse or the Orientation/Theatre Blockhouse of the Fort. Some topics may include Daniel Boone, Fire Starting, Flintlocks, "All Things ...
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Homeschool Thursdays at Wickliffe Mounds Wickliffe, KY

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site

August 4 - 25, 2016, 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Education programs are available for Homeschool groups every Thursday in August from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (or other days/times as available, call for appointment).  Includes a guided tour of the archaeological site, museum of Mississippian Lifeways, and mounds; scavenger hunt for knowledge; hands-on demonstrations of prehistoric technology; make and take home a Mississippian culture craft; storytelling; and activity packets for home.  Fee is $5 per child, $3 per parent and ...
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Fall Tennis Leagues Louisville, KY

E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park

August 8 - 31, 2016

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 September 5, 2016.  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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Neighborhood Night Hardin, KY

Kenlake State Resort Park

August 25, 2016, 6:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.

Kenlake State Resort Park
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Fridays After Five Prestonsburg, KY

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

August 26, 2016, 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Friday's After Five features live music from local artists. Relax on the May Lodge Patio overlooking Dewey Lake while listening to music. Friday's After Five runs from May-October. Happy Hour 5-7 P.M. and music 6-9 P.M.
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Summer Nights Line Dancing Pineville, KY

Pine Mountain State Resort Park

August 26, 2016, 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Pine Mountain State Resort Park will once again be hosting Summer Nights Line Dancing Classes with the Broken Spur Dance Club. This year's classes will take place on Fridays in July and August. Boot scoot on the lodge basketball court to some of your favorite tunes as you learn basic line dancing steps and dances under the shade of a beautiful forest canopy. The cost for the class is $5 ...
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2016 Hot August Blues Festival Hardin, KY

Kenlake State Resort Park

August 26 - 27, 2016, 4:00 P.M. - Midnight

2016 Hot August Blues Festival August 26 & 27, 2016 Kenlake State Resort Park Amphitheater Advanced Tickets Friday $15 Saturday $20 Combo $30 At The Gate Friday $20 Saturday $25 Combo $40 Kids 12 and Under are FREE! Friday Line-Up Gates open at 4:00 P.M. Music starts at 6:00 P.M. Deja' Blues Band Blues and Greys Bottoms Up Blues Band River Towne Alley Cats Saturday Line-Up Gates open at NOON ...
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Natural Bridge Hoedown Slade, KY

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

August 27, 2016, 6:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

The famous Natural Bridge Hoedowns have been a popular tradition at Natural Bridge for over 45 years!  Natural Bridge State Resort Park and square dance caller, Jane Bolin, invite you on Saturdays from May through October to Hoedown Island for some easy to learn Appalachian square dancing, line dancing, two-stepping, polka’s, waltzes and other couple and individual dances.  The warm-up dance starts at 6:30 pm and the regular dance program ...
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Hike-A-Thon - Pine Mountain State Resort Park Pineville, KY

Pine Mountain State Resort Park

August 27, 2016, 10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Looking for a monthly hiking experience, perhaps some motivation to get on the trail, a hiking partner, or a new hiking locale? Register for Pine Mountain State Resort Park's 2016 Hike-A-Thon!  Just over 26 miles will be covered on guided hikes taking place once a month, March through September, on Kentucky State Park, Kentucky State Nature Preserve, and national park land. All hikes will be within 70 miles of Pine ...
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