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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: July 15 - 21, 2018
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Tea Tuesday at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

July 17, 2018, 2 pm - 3:30

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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All About Audubon Gallery Tour

John James Audubon State Park

July 18, 2018, 1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Join Join museum staff for a fascinating tour of the John James Audubon State Park Museum. The tour highlights the remarkable life and works of America’s first great artist. Visitors will see and learn about one of the world’s largest collections of original Audubon art and artifacts, including the museum’s very rare Birds of America folios. Tour begins at 1:30 pm every Wednesday, now through October, and is free with ...
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Comedy Night at Dewey's Bar and Grill Prestonsburg, KY

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

July 19, 2018, 8:00 P.M. -

Comedy Night in Dewey's Bar and Grill is the first and third Thursday of each month at 8 p.m.Join us for an evening of laughter with two comedians.Drink Specials, Drafts, and appetizer specials.
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Adult Artist Retreat Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

July 20, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Attention All Artists: Please join us at the John James Audubon State Park Museum for the upcoming Adult Artist Retreat. All beginning to advanced artists are welcome to attend these monthly events, as we network our ideas and creativity. Bring your own artwork and supplies, and we'll have workspace setup just for you! Cost: $15. Please call to reserve your space.
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Concert in the Park with Junction Creek Band

Rough River Dam State Resort Park

July 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m. central - 9:30 p.m. central

Summer fun continues with music from the Junction Creek Band.  This Southern Country Rock band is a crowd favorite especially when the entertainment is located on the patio facing beautiful Rough River Lake.  Enjoy a selection of foods from the seafood buffet while dining on the patio or order a delicious hamburger prepared your way.  All concerts are free to the public.  Seating is limited so bring a blanket or ...
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Fridays After 5 on the Patio (3)

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

July 20, 2018, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us at Fridays After Five on the Patio! Happy Hour from 5:00pm-7:00pm with drink and appetizer specials Music will start at 6:00pm!On July 20th we will have Russ Preston & Friends as the entertainment!
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Picnic in the Park

Old Fort Harrod State Park

July 20, 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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Scandals and Ghost Stories

White Hall State Historic Site

July 20, 2018, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm -

Join us for a fun night as guides recount tales of White Hall hauntings and let you in on all the juicy gossip that surrounded the Clay family.  No rug will be left unturned, no closet will stay closed - all the dirt and skeletons will be revealed!  Special evening tours will be given at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm.  Reservations are required.  Call White Hall at 859-623-9178.  Admission is $15 per ...
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Canoe the Big Sandy

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

July 21, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided interpretive canoe trip on the Big Sandy. $25 per person includes canoe, oar, life jacket, box lunch, and a natural and historical interpretation. Advanced reservations only, there are limited spots available!
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General Butler State Resort Park

General Butler State Resort Park

July 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Backyard Concert Series is hosted by Friends of Butler, this very dedicated group also operates the historic tours at the Butler-Turpin State Historic House from Memorial Day - Labor Day Weekends.
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