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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.

 

Latest on Coronavirus 

•    Kentucky State Parks are open. Some park facilities may close as a precaution. Campgrounds will open June 11, 2020.
•    Kentucky State Parks is monitoring the latest information from the Governor’s Office and the Department of Public Health on the coronavirus outbreak. For more information, visit here.
•    Parks are taking precautions with extra and more frequent cleaning and modifying food services with carry out food services. For the latest updates on state parks and the coronavirus, visit here.
•    Some state park events may change or be cancelled due to the outbreak. Please call the park you plan to visit to check on the event status.

Kentucky State Parks Events Calendar

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Sep 24 2020, 12:00am
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs
Enjoy a spacious table to work all weekend, plus a chance to win scrapbook-related prizes. Complimentary drinks along with a few snacks will be available. Bring snacks of your…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Sep 24 2020, 12:00am
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, Wickliffe
Kentucky Archaeology Month in September is a month long celebration of creating opportunities for and awareness of preserving Kentucky’s archaeological resources, such as Wickliffe…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
Sep 24 2020, 10:00am
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Perryville
Death during the 19th Century was a part of everyday life for Americans. Mortality rates were high due to disease, poor sanitation, and child birth. An entire culture of rules and…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Prothonotary Warbler
Sep 24 2020, 10:00am
John James Audubon State Park Museum, Henderson
Visit the John James Audubon Museum soon for this extraordinary nature photography exhibit, “Of Feathers and Fields,” by Artist Mark Herron. As John James Audubon captured the…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Sep 24 2020, 7:00pm
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, Carlisle
Join us this Thursday for our first ever Karaoke/Trivia Night!  Warm up your vocal cords and put on your thinking caps and show us your singing talent and compete for 1st or…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Sep 25 2020, 12:00am
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs
Enjoy a spacious table to work all weekend, plus a chance to win scrapbook-related prizes. Complimentary drinks along with a few snacks will be available. Bring snacks of your…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Sep 25 2020, 12:00am
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, Wickliffe
Kentucky Archaeology Month in September is a month long celebration of creating opportunities for and awareness of preserving Kentucky’s archaeological resources, such as Wickliffe…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
Sep 25 2020, 10:00am
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Perryville
Death during the 19th Century was a part of everyday life for Americans. Mortality rates were high due to disease, poor sanitation, and child birth. An entire culture of rules and…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Prothonotary Warbler
Sep 25 2020, 10:00am
John James Audubon State Park Museum, Henderson
Visit the John James Audubon Museum soon for this extraordinary nature photography exhibit, “Of Feathers and Fields,” by Artist Mark Herron. As John James Audubon captured the…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Sep 25 2020, 5:00pm
Harbor Lights Restaurant (Inside Park Lodge), Gilbertsville
Our famous Friday Night Fish Buffet is back! Join us every Friday in the Harbor Lights Restaurant for our fish buffet! The buffet will be served from 5pm until closing each night!…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands