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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 26 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 26 2020, 12:00am
Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Pineville
These guided hikes taking place once a month, March through September, on Kentucky State Park, Kentucky State Nature Preserve, and National Park land. All hikes…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Sep 26 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 26 2020, 9:00am
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Richmond
Saturday and Sunday battle re-enactments at 2:00pm and night battle at dusk on Saturday evening.  Come early and spend the day learning about 18th century life in Kentucky.…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Sep 26 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 26 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
Brigadier General Daniel F. Griffin, 38th Indiana Infantry, portrayed by park manager Bryan Bush
Sep 26 2020, 1:00pm
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Perryville
Daniel F. Griffin was a brigadier general who fought at the battle of Perryville, Kentucky on October 8, 1862. He was originally born in Louisville, Kentucky, but after the death…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Sep 26 2020, 2:00pm
John James Audubon State Park , Henderson
Autumn will soon be here and we'll be enjoying the changing leaf colors. That's a perfect time to learn more about our diverse park trees! A free naturalist-led Tree I.D. Walk…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Sep 27 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 27 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