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: January 22 - 28, 2017
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Is that an Audubon? Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

December 17, 2016 - February 8, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Is That an Audubon? An Exploration of the Many Types of Audubon Prints
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Kentucky Hills Woods and Waters Weekend Corbin, KY

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

January 20 - 22, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Explore our rich cultural and natural history by attending various activities and workshops.  There will be guided hikes to several local natural features.  Participants will be able to choose from a wide variety of hikes and lectures.  Subjects will include hiking, kayaking, fishing, wildlife watching  and wildlife habitat restoration.  This event is free to the public.
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Gathering of the Eagles Gilbertsville, KY

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

January 20 - 22, 2017

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is continuing a rich tradition in hosting The Gathering of the Eagles, a weekends dedicated to our national symbol, the Bald Eagle.  When the weather starts to turn cold Bald Eagles from the north migrate south in search of ample food supplies.  Kentucky State Parks takes this opportunity to arrange special field outings to view the majestic bird in the wild.Two different tour option ...
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Rook Tournament Falls Of Rough, KY

Rough River Dam State Resort Park

January 20 - 22, 2017, 6:00 P.M. - Noon

Rook Tournament January 20-21, 2017      Good old fashioned card playing fun is the rule for this event and Rook is the game we play. Two-person teams register for this two-day Rook tourney. Winners advance and prizes are awarded to the overall winners. Registration fee required.
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Wedding Show Louisville, KY

E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park

January 22, 2017, 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Florists, hair stylists, photographers, caterers, and the many other types of vendors it takes to make a wedding come to life will gather Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Sawyer Hayes Community Center at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park to showcase their wares. The event is sponsored by the Louisville Wedding Network. Anyone interested in these services is encouraged to attend the free, public event, which is slated from 2 p.m....
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Winter Adventure Weekend Olive Hill, KY

Carter Caves State Resort Park

January 26 - 29, 2017

Get back outside in eastern Kentucky at Carter Caves State Resort Park’s weekend of hiking, canoeing, wild and commercial cave tours, kayaking, rappelling, winter survival, zip-lining, archaeological tours and other adventures. Participants will select from a list of trips that range from beginner to advanced skill levels. All of the trips and events are led by guides. To get familiar with the event you can see past event offerings, trip level ...
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Nature Watch Weekend: Sandhill Cranes Lucas, KY

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

January 27 - 28, 2017

Each year thousands of sandhill cranes make Barren River Lake a stop as they congregate in huge numbers to migrate. The lake’s exposed mud flats in winter provide the birds with a perfect spot to rest and socialize as they settle in for the night. Ample farmlands and wet meadows offer plenty of food.  Sandhill cranes are tall, gray birds reaching heights up to 4 feet, weighing up to 12 ...
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6th Annual Pickleball Tournament Louisville, KY

E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park

January 27 - 28, 2017, 7:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Our doubles tournament begins Friday morning with the Women’s doubles. The Mixed doubles will follow immediately, and then the Men’s doubles will finish out on Saturday. The final schedule of days and times will be emailed to registrants once registration closes on January 9.
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Winter Rook Tournament Dawson Springs, KY

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

January 27 - 28, 2017, 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Round-robin tournament begins Friday night & runs through Saturday evening. House rules will apply. Registration fee is $25/team & a new deck of rook cards. Register at least one week prior to the event to receive a $5 discount.   Prizes will be given to the top 3 teams. Lodging discount available.
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Eagle Weekend 2017 Cadiz, KY

Lake Barkley State Resort Park

January 27 - 29, 2017, 7:00 P.M. - Noon

Make your plans now to experience the most awesome Bald Eagle viewing in Kentucky. Special outings led by knowledgeable staff are arranged to view the majestic birds in the wild by heated yacht and by van. For over 46 years, Eagle Weekends have been devoted to the observation, education, and conservation of our national symbol.  Lake Barkley State Resort Park is hosting its Eagle Weekend on January 27th - 29th ...
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