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Calendar

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.

Kentucky State Parks Events Calendar

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Oct 8 2022, 12:00am
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Perryville
Experience the roar of artillery, the thunder of horses racing across the battlefield, and the crash of musketry as Civil War Living Historians recreate the Battle of Perryville.…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Oct 9 2022, 12:00am
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Perryville
Experience the roar of artillery, the thunder of horses racing across the battlefield, and the crash of musketry as Civil War Living Historians recreate the Battle of Perryville.…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Oct 14 2022, 12:00am
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs
Digital photography contest with evening program presented by photography professional, Don McGowan. Photographs may be taken anywhere within the state park and forest. Bring your…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Oct 15 2022, 12:00am
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs
Digital photography contest with evening program presented by photography professional, Don McGowan. Photographs may be taken anywhere within the state park and forest. Bring your…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Oct 15 2022, 7:30pm
Perryville Battlefield, Perryville
Walk with park manager, Bryan Bush, as he talks about the history of the battle which occurred on October 8, 1862. Learn of the horrific aftermath of the battle and the ghost…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Oct 16 2022, 12:00am
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs
Digital photography contest with evening program presented by photography professional, Don McGowan. Photographs may be taken anywhere within the state park and forest. Bring your…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Oct 29 2022, 7:30pm
Perryville Battlefield, Perryville
Walk with park manager, Bryan Bush, as he talks about the history of the battle which occurred on October 8, 1862. Learn of the horrific aftermath of the battle and the ghost…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Nov 26 2022, 2:00pm
Perryville Battlefield, Perryville
On November 26, at 2:00 pm, Park Manager Bryan Bush will give a 45 minute lecture on the Christmas traditions before the Civil War and during the Civil War. The Civil War…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Nov 26 2022, 2:00pm
Perryville Battlefield, Perryville
On November 26 at 2 pm interpretive park manager Bryan Bush will give a lecture on Christmas During the Civil War. Many of the Christmas traditions that Americans have come to know…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Dec 17 2022, 2:00pm
Perryville Battlefield, Perryville
On December 17, at 2 pm, Santa Claus will visit the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. Bring your children to listen to Santa Claus as he reads the original 1862 version…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region