In Every Section Of Kentucky:
June Events To Enjoy
All Information Is Subject To Change. Please Call Ahead To Verify Dates & Times.
(Information Courtesy Of The Kentucky Travel Dept.)
3-6 Poke Sallet Festival Carnival, crafts, food, and music. Harlan. 606/573-4717.
4-5 Paducah's Festival of Murals History and heritage are celebrated at this city-wide event. Paducah. 502/362-9887.
4-5 Yellowbanks Dulcimer Festival Concerts, workshops, and food. English Park, Owensboro. 502/926-9877.
4-5 Glasgow Highland Games Scottish Games, dancing, gold tournament, Ceilidh and Tartan Ball. Gate and event fees. Barren River Lake State Resort Park. 502/646-2151.
4-6 Fort Harrod Heritage Festival Music, living history re-enactments, craft demonstrations, hands-on activities, fort attack re-enactment, Old Fort Harrod State Park, Harrodsburg. 606/734-3314.
4-6 National Corvette Homecoming Corvette Assembly Plant tours, car shows, swap meet, parade, car sales, seminars, and drag racing. Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green. 502/245-8107.
4-12 Metcalfe County Fair and Governor's Cup Horse Show Edmonton. 502/432-5168.
4-Aug. 27 Picnic in the Park Join us for lunch each Friday at noon and enjoy special entertainment. Old Fort Harrod State Park. 606/734-3314.
5 National Trails Day A guided hike on the Jenny Wiley Trail at 9 a. m. in the campground. Pre-registration required. $3/person. Nature activities throughout the day. Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. 606/886-2711.
5 Butler "Run to the River 5-K" A 5-K run from the park to the Kentucky River. $15/pre-registration fee or $20/day of race, includes a t-shirt and awards. Race begins at 9:30 a. m. General Butler State Resort Park. 502/732-4384.
5 Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby For kids 0-15 years old. Drawings for prizes and trophies for the biggest fish in each group. Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Jamestown. 502/343-3797.
5 Garden Fair and Historic Homes Tour Wallis House Arboretum, Paris. 606/987-6158.
5 Mammoth Cave Bicycle Tour Begins at Warren East High School and goes on a scenic round trip tour to Mammoth Cave National Park. 502/781-2729.
5 The Rosine Association Spring Bluegrass Festival This festival is at the birthplace of Bluegrass music, with an open stage jam early afternoon, and stage shows. Rosine. 502/274-9235.
5 Valley Hill Herb Faire Country Fair in a scenic valley that celebrates things of earth and healthful foods. Traditional crafts are sold and demonstrated, Cherokee lore and registration, clothesline arts show, bar-be-cue, herbs, plants, and decor. Valley Hill Store, Springfield. 606/336-0255.
5-6 Kentucky Sampler This celebration is for the entire family. Features include: 50 of Kentucky's finest arts and craft exhibitors, traditional food, regional music, children's activities, and a display of 20 different horse breeds. Churchill Downs, Louisville. 502/636-4452.
5-6 Rockcastle River Lazy Daze Flotilla Day long canoe rides, tours of solar homes, wetlands, nature center, organic gardens, and nature trails. Livingston. 606/256-0077.
5-6 Jefferson Davis Birthday Celebration A commemoration in honor of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America. Living history camps, battle re-enactments, artillery demonstrations, period sutlers, "Miss Confederacy" pageant, and a grand ball. Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site. 502/886-1765.
8-13 The Egyptian Event World-class horses how for Egyptian Arabian Horses. Event also features showcase of stallions, horn parties, seminars, and gala social gatherings. Exquisite artwork and jewelry are also available from private vendors. Kentucky Horse Park campground, Lexington. 606/231-0771.
10-13 Equitana USA The World's Fair of the horse industry, it will host horse enthusiasts and their horses from around the world. Be a part of an American tradition in the making. Fair and Expo Center, Louisville. 800/393-4913.
10-13 The Festival of the Bluegrass The oldest Bluegrass festival in Kentucky. Performances of nationally famous bands, traditional, contemporary, and ole time string style. Workshops and children's activities. Kentucky Horse Park campground, Lexington. 606/846-4995.
11-12 Duncan Hines Festival Bowling Green honors its native son with a giant cake, pageants, and lots of games, contests, and fun. 502/782-0800.
11-12 Taste of Madison-ville This summerfest combines many activities, contests and sports events to make a great family festival. Included are: races, car show, carnival, volleyball tournament, music, farmers market, food, crafts, and events for the kids. 502/821-4963.
11-13 Mason County Antique Machinery Show Germantown. 606/289-5647.
11-13 Spring Festival Gospel and Bluegrass music, food, arts and crafts, flea market, dancing, and contests. Rosine. 502/274-7631.
12 Bassmaster's Kid Tournament Kids 2-15 fishing tournament, Kincaid Lake State Park, Falmouth. 606/654-3933.
12 Daniel Boone Run for Statehood 5-K, mini-marathon and fun run. Falmouth. 606/781-9101.
12 Great American Trunk Sale Flea market right out of the vendor's trunks! Butler. 606/472-6224.
12 Kentucky Dairy Festival and Antique Farm Machinery Show Dairy Cattle Show, arts and crafts, antique farm equipment, games, and food. Shelbyville. 502/633-6388.
12 Kentucky Derby Alumni Day Former participants (both people and horses) will return to Churchill Downs for a day highlighted by the $500,000 Stephen Foster. Louisville. 502/636-4452.
12 Old Mill Day Celebrate the history and heritage of this quaint community with contests, pageants, food, flea market, and arts and crafts. Bradfordsville. 502/337-2085.
12 Whiskey City Cruisers Car Exhibit Over 180 cars restored to represent the years gone by! Bardstown. 800/638-4877.
12 Butterflies and Bats A day of activities to help you understand and appreciate these backyard visitors. John James Audubon State Park. 502/826-2247.
12 "Hands in the Sand" Volleyball Tournament A sanctioned 4-person, co-ed sand tournament at the beach. $12/person, includes a t-shirt and awards. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. 502/362-4271.
12-Sept. 5 Stephen Foster - The Musical A romantic musical with elegant period costumes. My Old Kentucky Home State Park. 800/626-1563.
12-13 Crafts by the Lake Arts and crafts, demonstrations, entertainment. Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz. 502/382-2248.
12-13 Great American Brass Band Festival "The most prominent and unusual musical festival in the country." World class brass bands come together in an unprecedented weekend of free music and entertainment. Danville. 800/755-0076.
12-19 W. C. Handy Blues and Barbeque Festival Concerts commemorate the legendary blues musician and composer and a bar-b-cue competition. Audubon Mill Park, Henderson. 502/826-3128.
13 Second Sunday Antique Show and Sale Main Strasse Village, Covington. 606/491-0458.
13 Woodcarvers Day Carvers from many states demonstrate their talents and compete and sell their creations. Old Washington Village, Maysville. 606/759-7409.
13-19 Appalachian Family Folk Week Traditional music, storytelling, crafts, and events for the children. Hindman Settlement School. 606/785-5475.
14-19 McCracken County Fair Paducah. 502/444-6413.
Mid June-End July "Someday" Musical Outdoor Drama A heart-warming historical drama set in the Civil War era. Grayson Lake State Park. 606/286-4522.
15-July 27 Kids' Korner - Session A Tuesdays 1 - 2:30 p. m. An early interest in science and nature is encouraged through hands-on activities. Parents may stay with children. $15/person. John James Audubon State Park. 502/826-2247.
15-July 27 Wee Nature Tales - Session A Tuesdays 10 - 11 a. m. in the Learning Center. An hour of nature stories with simple projects and explorations. Adults may stay with children. $10/person. John James Audubon State Park. 502/826-2247.
15-Aug. 3 Art in the Park Ages 9 - 12 Tuesdays 10 - 10:30 a. m. John James Audubon State Park. 502/826-2247.
16-July 28 Kids' Korner - Session B Same as session above. Wednesdays 9:30 - 11 a. m. John James Audubon State Park. 502/826-2247.
16-July 28 Nature Niche Ages 9 - 12. Wednesdays 1 - 3 p. m. Discover the world in which plants and animals live and their role in nature. Programs are hands-on. Parents may attend. $15/person. John James Audubon State Park. 502/826-2247.
16-Aug. 4 Art By Little Hands Ages 3 - 5. Wednesdays 11 a. m. - 3 p. m. John James Audubon State Park. 502/826-2247.
16-July 29 Wee Nature Tales - Session B Thursdays 10 - 11 a. m. Same as session above. John James Audubon State Park. 502/826-2247.
16-19 Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival Tyner. 606/287-0600.
17-19 Bardstown's Bluegrass Festival Music, arts and crafts, and food. White Acres Campground, Bardstown. 502/348-9677.
17-Aug. 29 The Legend of Daniel Boone An action-packed drama, blending the history and folklore of the frontier pioneers. Old Fort Harrod State Park. 800/85-Boone.
18-Aug. 22 Jenny Wiley Theatre "Grease," "Oklahoma," "Pinocchio," and "The Legend of Jenny Wiley. Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. 606/886-9274.
18-19 Summer Art Show Main Strasse Village, Coving-ton. 606/491-0458.
19 Butler Lions Car Show Butler. 606/472-2383.
19 Classic Wheels Cruise-In Event features over 200 classics from the past and present and is open to all classic and custom vehicles. Harrodsburg. 606/734-6811.
19 Lake Laurel Horse Show 33 classes of walking and racking horses. Corbin Civic Center Arena. 800/528-7123.
19 "A Wedding in June" The marriage re-enactment of Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln (Abe Lincoln's parents). Games, entertainment, and arts and crafts. Lincoln Homestead State Park. 606/336-7461.
19 All-Day Gospel Sing and Dinner On The Ground Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Kentucky State Parks with gospel music and a family picnic. Levi Jackson State Park. 606/878-8000.
19-20 Morgan's Raid Civil War Re-enactment You will experience living history camps, artillery night firings, military maneuvers, and a grand military ball. Cardome Center, Georgetown. 502/863-1575.
19-20 Tri-State Senior Golf Tournament Paxton Golf Course, Paducah. 800/PADUCAH.
20 Ashland Brass Band Festival Free concerts featuring Brass Bands of the area. Central Park. 606/325-4250.
20 Edible Wild Plants Join this seminar for a taste of Kentucky's natural foods. Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, Frankfort. 606/873-5711.
20 Iron Horse Festival Kentucky Railway Museum New Haven. 502/549-5470.
20 Father's Day at Buckhorn A delicious buffet dinner is the feature of the day. Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park. 606/398-7510.
23-26 Livermore Summer Festival Carnival, food, music, and fireworks. 502/278-2531.
24-26 Bardstown Bluegrass Festival White Acres Campground. 502/348-9677.
25-26 32nd-Annual National Mountain Style Square Dance and Clogging Festival A national competition of clogging teams. Natural Bridge State Resort Park. 606/663-2214.
25-27 Buddy Bass Tournament Guaranteed first prize of $10,000! Carrollton. 502/732-6073.
26 Annual Pride Fair Arts, crafts, and a summer music fair, which increases awareness of HIV/AIDS and diverse sexual orientations. Willow Park, Louisville. 502/574-5496.
26 Stars and Stripes Pageant Kick off the fourth of July festivities with this great variety show. Campbellsville. 800/738-4719.
26 "Dive-In" Movie Watch a movie while floating in your innertube in the park's olympic-size swimming pool. $2.50/person. E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park. 502/426-8950.
26 Strange Music Concert A concert featuring musicians playing music with items not intended for music; bed pans, water glasses, vacuum cleaners, and other "strange" instruments. Family-oriented comedy. $5/admission. Carter Caves State Resort Park. 606/286-4411.
26-27 Jeffersonville Horse Show 606/498-5808.
27 Steeplechase Day Three jump races will follow the regular race program. Churchill Downs, Louisville. 502/636-4452.
27-July 2 Murray State Elderhostel Enter Audubon's natural world as his personal memoirs and memorabilia are explored while roaming the woodlands he called home for many years. John James Audubon State Park. 502/826-2247.
27-July 3 Kentucky Folk Festival Folk music, arts and crafts, food, dancing, and demonstrations take us all back to simpler times. Bardstown. 800/638-4877.
30-July 4 Summer Motion Concerts, carnival, food, and fireworks all on the Ohio River. Ashland. 800/416-3222.