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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: June 23 - 29, 2018
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10th Annual Fort Harrod Settlement & Raid

Old Fort Harrod State Park

June 24, 2018, 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Our signature event!  This is a full scale re-enactment, complete with living history, native culture, presentations, demonstrations and even a Native attack on the fort!  A 1770's mix of settlers, sutlers (sellers) and Natives. Come and enjoy the weekend and check out all the great history and entertaining people here. This 10th year anniversary we are proud to add a live performance by Father Son & Friends Saturday night from ...
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Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

June 24, 2018, 1 pm - 4 pm

Vintage Baseball Game
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Old Mulkey Fun in the Sun Day Camp

Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site

June 25 - 26, 2018, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Looking for something fun for your children to do this summer? Check out Old Mulkey's new day camp! This fun day camp will combine heritage games, environmental education and a variety of arts and crafts.
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Audubon Arts & Nature Summer Camp (ages 9-12)

John James Audubon State Park

June 25 - 28, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Children ages 9-12 are invited to participate in the Audubon Arts & Nature Summer Camp from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M., June 25-28, at John James Audubon State Park. The camp will be a day-to-day NEW adventure, as we discover nature and create art with a daily theme. Programs will be both indoor and outdoor, so come dressed and ready for any task. Wear comfortable clothes, your camp t-shirt, and tennis shoes, plus ...
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Old Mulkey Fun in the Sun Day Camp

Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site

June 26, 2018, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Looking for something fun for your children to do this summer? Check out Old Mulkey's new day camp! This fun day camp will combine heritage games, environmental education and a variety of arts and crafts.
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Tea Tuesday at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

June 26, 2018, 2 pm - 3:30 pm

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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Kentucky Dam Village: Wildlife of KY Live Animal Show

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

June 29, 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Owls, 'possums, and turtles, oh my! Join special guests from the Woodlands Nature Station for this free live animal show as they introduce you to some of the unique critters that call Kentucky home. Program takes place at the Campground Bleachers and is open to both campers and the general public. For more information, contact 270-362-9205 or aviva.yasgur@ky.gov. Program is free.
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Picnic in the Park

Old Fort Harrod State Park

June 29, 2018, 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 perform for you and for all.  A 34 year old tradition here in Harrodsburg! Please call us to see who is performing this week.  859-734-3314
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Wickliffe Mounds: Archaeology Day Camp for Kids Wickliffe, KY

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site

June 29, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

An exciting and educational summer day camp will provide children hands on learning experiences about archaeology.
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