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: September 21 - 27, 2019
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Fort Harrod Jazz & Art Festival Harrodsburg, KY

Old Fort Harrod State Park

September 22, 2019, Noon - 6:00 P.M.

Come and enjoy world class Jazz and much more at this fast growing festival. Bring your lawn chair and spend the day ,or two or even all three listing to great live music plus arts and crafts as well in the park.  Food vendors are ready to supply you with great food so you can stay and listen all day.  Event is free to the public.
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General Butler State Resort Park- Bigfoot Retreat.... Are You A Believer? Carrollton, KY

General Butler State Resort Park

September 22, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

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Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Elk Viewing Tours (2019)

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

September 22, 2019, Morning Only -

Elk were reintroduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife. From 1997 - 2003 approximately 1513 elk were transported into Kentucky. Reproduction has been very high, with approximately 90% of the adult cows producing calves. Currently, the estimated elk population in Kentucky is over 10,000 elk. The best areas for elk habitat are on reclaimed surface mines in Eastern Kentucky.
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Old Mulkey Taste of Monroe Tompkinsville, KY

Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site

September 22, 2019, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Join the fun as we explore those foods that are truly a "Taste of Monroe". There will be fried pies, pickled bologna, pickled eggs and more!
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