Dates May Change So Check Ahead Before Driving Long Distances
(Courtesy Of Kentucky Dept. of Travel)
1-7 National Fishing Week Free fishing days on the 6th and 7th! 502/564-4762.
3-6 Coal Festival Providence, 502/667-2045.
4-6 Capital Expo Juried arts and crafts, entertainment, music, and fireworks comprise this fest celebrating the capital city. Frankfort, 502/223-5587.
4-7 Poke Sallet Festival and Homecoming Carnival, crafts, food, music, and more make this event a guaranteed good time. Harlan, 606/573-4717.
5-6 Boone Day Celebration Join the Kentucky Historical Society to commemorate the date (June 7, 1769) Boone first set eyes upon Kentucky. Frankfort, 502/564-3016.
5-6 Yellowbanks Dulcimer Festival Owensboro, English Park, 502/926-9877.
5-6 Rockcastle River Lazy Daze Flotilla Free overnight camping and an early morning canoe launch. Livingston, 606/256-0077.
5-7 Fort Harrod Heritage Festival A celebration of our pioneer heritage. Old Fort Harrod State Park, 606/734-3314.
5-7 National Corvette Homecoming Bowling Green, 502/245-8107.
6 Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby Jamestown, Wolf Creek Fish Hatchery, 502/343-3797.
6 Valley Hill Herb Fair Springfield, 606/336-0255.
6 "Hands In The Sand" Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. A sanctioned sand volleyball tournament at the beach. $48/pre-registration fee/team of two, or $12/person includes a t-shirt. Trophies awarded. Pre-registration deadline June 3. Each team will be co-ed with two men/two women. Minimum of 20 participants required. 502/362-4271 or 800/325-0146.
6 National Trails Day Pine Mountain State Resort Park. Guided interpretive hikes along some of Kentucky's most lovely woodland trails. Participants will delight to breathtaking eastern highlands scenery while promoting preservation, appreciations, and conservation of America's beloved hiking and nature study trails. All hike are free and open to the public. 606/337-3066 or 800/325-1712.
6-7 Jefferson Davis Birthday Celebration Jefferson Davis State Park, 502/886-1765.
6-7 Civil War Encampment Harrodsburg, Shaker Village, 606/734-5411.
6-8 Bighill Mt. Family Bluegrass Festival Berea, 606/965-2163.
7 Creepy Crawlies Frankfort, Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, 606/873-5711.
7-13 Appalachian Family Folk Week Hindman Settlement School, 606/785-5475.
7-20 Music at Maple Mount 10 free concerts held in Maple Mount and Owensboro, 502/685-3131.
9-13 Egyptian Event Come see the stunning, exotic beauty of Egyptian-Arabian Horses. Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park, 800/678-8813.
9-July 28 Wee Nature Tales - Session A John James Audubon State Park. Ages 3-5. Meets Tuesdays from 10-11 a. m. Adults must stay with children. This hour combines nature stories with simple projects and explorations. $10/child. Limited to 20. 502/826-2247.
9-July 28 Kid's Korner - Sessions A and B John James Audubon State Park. An early interest in science and nature is encouraged through hands-on observation and craft activities. $12/child. Limited to 20. 502/826-2247.
10-July 29 Nature Niche John James Audubon State Park. Ages 9-12. Meets Wednesdays 1-3 p. m. Discover the world in which plants and animals live and their roles in nature. Programs are hands-on. $12/child. Limited to 25. 502/826-2247.
11-13 Rosine Spring Festival The town honors its musical heritage, 502/274-7631.
11-14 Saluki Club Specialty Dog Show Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park, 800/678-8813.
12-13 Duncan Hines Festival Come out and say hello to that baker baron. Bowling Green, 502/782-0800.
12-14 Taste of Madisonville Tray a smigin' of this or that at this food and craft bonanza. Madisonville, 502/821-4963.
12-14 Mason County Antique Machine Show German-town, 606/289-5647.
13 Antique Car Show 300 cars exhibited. Ashland, 606/329-2900, ext. 4207
13 Tri-State Book Festival Purchase books and get personalized signatures from over 60 authors. Owensboro, River Park Center, 502/687-2770.
13 Old Mill Day Various contests, flea market, craft fair, music, and food in celebration of the village of Bradfordsville. 502/337-3796.
13 Summer Nature Hike Harrodsburg, Shaker Village, 606/734-5411.
13 Daniel Boone Run Falmouth, 606/781-9101.
13 Kid's Fishing Tournament Kincaid Lake State Park. Children of all ages will enjoy this event. Prizes awarded for "most fish caught!" 606/654-3531.
13 Butler 'Run To The River" 5K Run General Butler State Resort Park. One of a series of "Nature Runs" run on flat terrain from the park to the Kentucky River. $15 pre-registration fee, or $18 day of race, includes a t-shirt and awards. 502/732-4384 or 800/325-0078.
13-14 Open Horse Farm Tour Get a unique close-up view of the horse industry. Lexington, 606/277-8809.
13-14 Art in the Park Florence, Nature Park, 606/371-5491.
14 Wood Carvers Day Artisans carve and sell their works. Maysville, 1700s Village of Washington, 606/564-3559.
16-21 Mid-South Regional Pony Club Rally Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park, 800/678-8813.
17 Pioneer Kids Day Kids can experience frontier games, crafts, and storytelling. Versailles, Jack Jouett House, 606/873-7902.
18-20 Bardstown Bluegrass Festival White Acres Campground, 502/348-9677.
19-20 Carter County Horse Show Olive Hill, 606/286-6185.
19-21 Morgans Raid on Georgetown Civil War re-enactment and living history including, ladies tea, a grand military ball, period church service, speeches by famous figures of the time, and period craft and gun shows. Cardome Center, 502/863-1575.
19-21 Pasorama Paso Fino Horse Show Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park, 800/678-8813.
20 Ashland Brass Bands Festival Free concerts featuring Brass bands of the area. Central Park, 606/325-4250.
20 Bassmaster's Kid's Tournament Get kids 2-15 "hooked" on fishing. Kincaid Lake State Park, 606/654-3933.
20 Lake Laurel Horse Show Corbin, Civic Center Arena, 800/528-7123.
20 Morehead Car Show, 606/784-6221.
20 Murray Open Car and Truck Show 502/247-9922.
20 50s and 60s Night Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Enjoy an evening of '50s and '60s music with contests and games throughout the night. 502/646-2151 or 800/325-0057.
20-21 Tri-State Senior Golf Tournament Paducah, Paxton Park Golf Course, 502/444-9514.
20-21 Hands to Work Celebrate Shaker crafts and industry! Harrodsburg, Shaker Village, 606/734-5411.
21 Father's Day Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park. Celebrate this special day with Dad at Buckhorn. Planned activities and special buffet. 606/398-7510 or 800/325-0058.
21-28 Appalachian Celebration Musicians from every genre, artists, and craftsmen combine to form a wonderful festival. Morehead, 606/783-5153.
23-27 Summer Festival Take the kids to a real old fashioned small town festival complete with fireworks. Livermore, 502/278-9335.
24-27 Dixon Freedom Days Contests, food, and fun make this a wonderful place to celebrate the USA. 502/639-5186.
24-28 Silverama Arabian Show Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park, 800/678-8813.
26 "Dive-In" Movie E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. Enjoy an outdoor movie while floating on your innertube in the olympic-size swimming pool. $2/person. 502/426-8950.
26-27 Blues/Jazz Festival Hopkinsville, 502/887-4015.
26-27 30th Annual National Mountain Square Dance and Clogging Festival Natural Bridge State Resort Park. Exhibitions by clogging teams in costume. Square dancing, clogging, and line dance. Admission charged. 606/663-2214 or 800/325-1710.
26-28 Buddy Bass Tournament Carrollton, 800/325-4290.
26-28 Archeology Weekend Exhibits about archeology methods and Mississippian period Native American life in Western Kentucky Wickliffe Mounds, 502/335-3681.
26-28 Augusta Sternwheel Days Visit this charming river town for old fashioned fun.606/756-2183.
27 Kentucky Dairy Festival and Antique Farm Machinery Show Shelby County Fairgrounds, 502/633-6388.
27 Louisville Pride Fair Celebrate community pride with arts and crafts, food, and music. Willow Park, 502/574-5496.
27 Southern Knights Car Show Georgetown, 502/863-1575.
27-28 Brownsboro Festival Enjoy foods, arts and crafts, and music at this fun fest. 502/241-6451.
27-28 Bardstown Folk Festival 502/348-3502.
28 Locust Grove Annual Antiques Market Louisville, 502/897-9845.
29-July 4 Blackberry Festival Food, rides, and music make for a "berry" good time. Carlisle, 606/289-2384.
30-July 4 Green River Catfish Festival Come out to win over $10,000 in prize money! Morgantown, 502/526-6827.