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: August 20 - 26, 2019
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Kenlake Hot August Blues Fest '19 Hardin, KY

Kenlake State Resort Park

August 22 - 24, 2019, 6:00PM - 11:00PM

The Kenlake Hot August Blues Festival has been a tradition for almost 30 years, bringing the best in blues to the Lakes area of Western Kentucky and Northwest Tennessee, the weekend before Labor Day Weekend.
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BLEU PHONQUE brings big entertainment to Rough River Dam State Resort Park

Rough River Dam State Resort Park

August 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m. central - 9:30 p.m. central

This Friday evening visitors will be treated to dinner and a show with the music of Bleu Phonque, courtsey of Dr. Jill Hayes of Periodontal Care Center of Louisville.  Enjoy dining on the patio which faces Rough River Lake or try the seafood buffet in the Grayson's Landing Restaurant.  Bleu Phonque is a show that guests don't want to miss this summer.
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Big Bone Lick: Weekly Activity Schedule

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

August 23 - 25, 2019

Friday, August 23, 20191:00 P.M. Fire Starting, the Pioneer way: Would you be able to start a fire without matches or a lighter? Come discover how to start fire using flint and steel like the pioneers did. Everyone will have a chance to try their hand at starting a fire.Location: Recreation Shelter Approximate Time: 45 Minutes Ages: All Ages3:00 P.M. Arrowhead Necklaces ($): Humans have been coming to Big Bone ...

Carter Caves SRP: Yoga In The Cave Olive Hill, KY

Carter Caves State Resort Park

August 24, 2019, 8am - 10am

Trek underground or float on scenic Smoky Lake for a refreshing all-levels yoga practice in the stunning outdoors! Rejuvenate your mind and body as you are guided through standing and seated yoga postures, along with breathing exercises that will renew your entire being. All levels are welcomed in this exclusive practice. Previous yoga experience is not required. Bring a mat and wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move ...
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Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park: A Night with Cantageus

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

August 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Do you like great music, food and beverages, and great scenery? If you answered yes, then come on out to Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park on Kentucky Lake! On Saturday, August 24, 2019 the very popular band "Cantageus" will be performing at our park restaurant. Great food and beverages will be offered as well! We look forward to seeing you!

The Night Sky Comes Alive Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

August 24, 2019, 7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

The myths, legends, and stories that form the patterns that make up the constellations, make it easier to learn the Night Sky. Did you know, though, that the stars in a constellation vary greatly in brightness, temperature and location? Astronomer, Joe Caruso, will be our guide as we learn to travel the Night Sky at the John James Audubon State Park Museum. Join us at the Audubon Museum for this free ...
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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park: Fly Fishing Weekend Corbin, KY

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

August 24 - 25, 2019

Learn to Fly Fish with Bill Carman
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