Easter Weekend celebrations are happening in 2023 at some Kentucky State Parks and you're invited! Here's what's going on.
Barren River Lake State Resort Park
Egg-cellent Bunny Breakfast
Saturday, April 1, 8:00am - 10:00am Saturday, April 8, 8:00am - 10:00am
Bring the kids out for and Egg-cellent Breakfast with the Bunny! The Easter Bunny is ready for a hopping good time! This fun new event will include breakfast, storytime and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny! Cost is $18.00 per person.
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
Campground Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8, 10:00am - 12:00pm
**This event is for registered campers only.
Are you planning a camping trip for Easter weekend? Peter Cottontail has made a special stop at Big Bone Lick for a Campground Easter Egg Hunt! Registered campers and their children will have the opportunity to search for eggs throughout the campground as well as golden eggs for a special prize.
Start time and age ranges:
Ages 0-3: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Ages 4-6: 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Ages 7-11: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
For more information please contact [email protected]
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
Kid's Easter Celebration
Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Bring the kiddos out to the Battlefield on April 8th for some neat crafts and our annual Easter Egg Hunt! The schedule is as follows:
*Children preschool through 2nd grade: 10 a.m. - Daniel Boone Room at the Worthington Lodge
*Children 3rd through 5th grade: 11 a.m. - Daniel Boone Room at the Worthington Lodge
Please note that although park staff are planning on accommodating a large amount of participants during these craft programs - crafting supplies are limited.
EASTER EGG HUNT:
Noon: Egg hunting will take place at the grounds near the Pioneer Museum. Meeting point will be the museum parking lot - keep an eye out, you just may see the Easter Bunny! In the case of inclement weather, this activity will take place in the Daniel Boone Room of the Worthington Lodge. Please remember that this is a community event and we ask parents/guardians to convey to any participating children that supplies are limited and allowing eggs to be gathered by all children is very important!
All programs are free and no reservations are required.
Carter Caves State Resort Park
Easter Weekend Getaway
Saturday, April 8 - Sunday, April 9
We will have fun family oriented recreation programs throughout the weekend. On Easter Day we will be serving our Easter Buffet and will have our annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Friends of Carter Caves with over 1,000 eggs for kids 12 & under. Check Carter Caves State Resort Park Facebook page for the recreational schedule to see all weekend programing or call 606-286-4411.
Ft. Boonesborough State Park
Egg-citing Easter Fest
Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Join us for a fun weekend of Easter activities. We will have scheduled times for games, Easter Egg Hunt, a visit with the Easter Bunny, Easter Parade, crafts and lots more. There will be a free continental breakfast of Sunday morning. This event is for registered campers only. Call (859) 527-3454 for details.
John James Audubon State Park
Eggstravaganza (Ages 3-6)
Saturday, March 25, 10:30am - 11:45am
Bring your little bunnies, ages 3-6, to the John James Audubon State Park Museum on Saturday, March 25, for our annual “Eggstravaganza”. Join in the fun as we create and paint Easter Bunnies using Lines, Shapes and Color. As always, DRESS for a MESS! We will end the morning with Easter Bunny story time! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $7 To pre-register, please call (502)782-7918.
For further information, contact: Kim McGrew-Liggett, Arts Administrator, at [email protected]
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
Pet Friendly Easter
Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the park campground
Bring your furry friends, and let them have some fun! Easter Egg Hunt with Dog Treats, Pet Photo Opportunity, Pet Contest with Prizes with categories for best attire, best smile, and best personality, vendors, and more! All animals welcome, but must be leashed, and cleaned up after. $5 admission. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Kingdom Come State Park
Hippity-Hop Mini Golf
Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2, 10:00am - 8:00pm Friday, April 7 - Sunday, April 9, 10:00am - 8:00pm
It's hoppening! Holiday-themed mini golf returns at Kingdom Come State Park! Enjoy
lights and decorations, music and more as you walk or golf through our
9-hole mini golf course for what is guaranteed to be a Easter-ific time! Tickets can be purchased inside the gift shop. Cost is $3.50 per person.
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Easter Egg Scramble
Saturday, April 8, 11:00am - 3:00pm
Easter is here and that means the Easter Bunny has made the trip to Jamestown. They have hidden eggs around Lure Lodge that are filled with all kinds of candy and treats. Grab your basket and come see how many you can find. Our Easter Egg Scramble will begin on April 8th at 11:00AM at Lure Lodge. This event will be free and open to kids, ages 12 and under.
We will also have an Easter Egg Decorating Contest following lunch at 1:30PM inside the P.E.R.C.H.
Nolin Lake State Park
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 1, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Nolin Lake State Park is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday April 1st, 2023 at 3:00pm CST. The easter egg hunt will take place on the beach. Free Event. We will be opening our Recreation Center at noon with Free Popcorn! Come play games and purchase snacks and drinks! Our annual scavenger hunt will begin April 1st and end April 30th, 2023. $5.00 fee applies; participants get a bag full of goodies upon completion. Come see us soon! Any questions call 270-286-4240 or look at the Nolin Lake State Park Facebook page for details.
Old Fort Harrod State Park
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 8, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Everyone is invited to join the Harrodsburg Kiwanis Club as they present the annual Community Easter Egg and Candy Hunt. Games, candy hunt, photos with the Easter Bunny and much more. The event starts at 11:00 AM with the actual candy hunt at high noon. This is a free event. Call (859) 734-3314 for more information.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park
Easter Eeggstravaganza 2023
Saturday, April 8
The Easter Bunny will be making a visit this April 8th at Rough River Dam State Resort Park. This annual event features thousands of treat filled Easter Eggs that are hidden on the front lawn area. There will be separate hunt areas for different age groups. This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome. Bring the family to the lake and have your picture taken with the Bunny and one of the sweet farm animals at the petting area. Email [email protected] for more info.
For more upcoming events in 2023 at Kentucky State Parks check the online calendar at https://parks.ky.gov/things_to_do/calendar.