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(Information Courtesy Of The Kentucky Travel Department.)


1 May Day Celebration Old Fort Harrod State Park, 606/734-3314.

1-2 Spring Saddlebred Show Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park, 800/678-8813.

1-2 Clay City Spring Fest If you like Bluegrass music, this is the place for you! 606/254-4781.

1-3 Spring Wildflower Weekend Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. An event geared toward wildflowers lovers. Weekend activities will include slide shows, field trips, and photography contest. $20/wildflower fee or $25/wildflower and photography fee. Dawson Springs, 502/797-3421.

1-3 Wildflower Weekend Natural Bridge State Resort Park. Field trips, workshops, and evening programs for all ages and experience levels. $6/family, $4/individual. Slade, 606/663-2214.

1-3 Black Mountain Wildlife Weekend Celebrate Spring! Pine Mountain Settlement School, 606/558-3571.

1-3 Eastern Kentucky Trade Days Enjoy the flea market, food vendors, and rides for the kids. Greenup County Fairgrounds, 606/473-5450.

1-3 Apple Blossom Festival Enjoy crafts, music, and food. Elkhorn City, 606/754-5080.

2 Freedom Fest City-Wide Yard Sale Murray, 502/759-2199.

2 The 123rd Running of the Kentucky Derby Louisville, 800/928-FEST.

2 Bird Watch/Wildflower Walk Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park. A slide show followed by a hike on the trails surrounding the park to observe birds and wildflowers of the area. Buckhorn, 606/398-7510.

2 Concert In The Park Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. A musical evening under the stars. Bring the whole family and a picnic, and enjoy the Paducah Symphony in concert. Gilbertsville, 502/362-4271.

2-3 Smiths Grove Antique Festival Smiths Grove, 502/563-6458.

3 Car Show Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, 606/473-7324.

5-9 Marshall County Arts Festival Kenlake State Resort Park. An arts festival featuring dance, music, and art exhibits. Free to the public. Hardin, 502/474-2211.

6-10 Kentucky Spring Horse Show "A" rated hunter/jumper show. Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park, 800/678-8813.

8-9 Mt. Washington Spring Festival Celebrate the blossoms of spring with food, fun, and festivities. 502/538-6769.

8-10 Kentucky Scottish Weekend This festival features highland games, bagpipes, dancing, seminars, and a golf tournament. General Butler State Resort Park, 800/325-0078.

8-10 May Fest Art Fair Lexington, 606/254-7024.

8-10 Locust Grove Gardeners Fair Louisville, 502/897-9845.

9 Bird Banding & Wildflower Walk Frankfort, Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, 606/873-5711.

9 International Fest A celebration of cultures from around the world. Hopkinsville, 502/886-3921.

9 Pine Mountain "At The Top" 10K Run Pine Mountain State Resort Park. A challenging 10K race along the crest of majestic Pine Mountain. One in the series of "Nature Runs," $15 pre-registration fee, $18 late fee, includes t-shirt and awards. Pre-registration deadline, May 1. A minimum of 25 participants required. Pineville, 606/337-3066.

9-10 Garden Days-Herb and Plant Exchange Maysville, Old Washington Village, 606/759-7411.

9-10 Old Brownsboro Road Arts and Crafts Festival Louisville, 502/425-6943.

9-10 Frontier Frolic William Whitley State Historic Site. This unique historic house was completed in 1792. Step back in time as re-enactors gather as neighbors, displaying gracious hospitality, sharing traditional foods, games, campsite living, and much more. Stanford, 606-355-2881.

10 Winchester Arts Hop Downtown shops features fine art, photography, and musical entertainment. 606/744-0556.

10 Second Annual Antiques Covington, Main Strasse Village, 606/491-0458.

10 Mother's Day Buck- horn Lake State Resort Park. Bring your mother to Buckhorn for our special Mother's Day buffet and planned activities. Buckhorn, 606/398-7510.

13-17 Spring Classic Horse Show Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park, 800/678-8813.

14-16 The Red Mule Bluegrass Music Festival Berea, 606/266-1991.

15 Big Sandy Senior Games Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, 606/886-2711.

15-16 Bluegrass Truck and Tractor Pull Shepardsville, 502/543-5095.

15-16 Little River Days Festival Crafts, food, entertainment, and kid's activities. Hopkinsville, 502/887-4290.

15-16 Fountain Run Bar-Bee-Cue Festival Treat yourself to some delicious BBQ and fun. Fountain Run, 502/434-2915.

15-16 Mint Julep Meet Rough River Dam State Resort Park. An event for radio-controlled airplanes, built to scale and judged on flying patterns. Registration fee. Falls of Rough, 502/257-2311.

15-17 Outdoor Adventure Weekend Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. Enjoy outdoor adventure at its best. Event will include instruction in canoeing, mountain biking, rappelling, and backpacking. Package price offered. Pre-registration deadline, May 11. Minimum of ten participants required. Dawson Springs, 502/797-3421.

15-17 Derby City Square Dance Festival Louisville, Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, 812/945-6374.

15-17 Maifest Main Strasse Village and 250,000 friends welcome the first spring wines. Covington, 606/491-0458.

15-17 Battle of Sacramento Re-enactment History comes alive with camps, music, food, and craft booths. Sacramento, 502/736-5114.

16 Cumberland Falls Clean-Up Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. Help restore Kentucky's #1 natural attraction to its natural beauty during National River Clean-Up Week. Participants receive a t-shirt and lunch. Prizes given. Corbin, 606/528-4121.

16-17 Tour De Heart Bike along 120 miles of Kentucky's scenic back roads, to benefit the American Heart Association. E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park, Louisville, 502/587-8641.

16-17 "A View of Holy Sinai's Plain" A look at Shaker's sacred outdoor meeting set in song and dance with the Pleasant Hill Singers. Harrodsburg, Shaker Village, 606/734-5411.

17 High Hope Steeplechase Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park, 800/678-8813.

17 Historic Home Tours and Tea Nicholasville, 606/885-4500.

21-24 Grayson Memory Days A community celebration featuring a horse show, parade, art, and music. 606/474-9522.

21-24 Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Enjoy crafts, food, and entertainment. Pineville, 606/337-6103.

22-24 Horsey Hundred Bike through hundreds of miles of Bluegrass scenery. Georgetown, 606/266-6419.

22-24 Kentucky Dressage Association Show and High School Invitational Rodeo Lexington, Kentucky Horse Park, 800/678-8813.

22-24 27th Annual Shindig In The Mountains Natural Bridge State Resort Park. Clogging, Appalachian-style square dancing, live music, and entertainment. Admission charged. Slade, 606/663-2214.

22-25 Civil War Days Civil War battle re-enactment, living history, Memorial Day celebrations, food, and entertainment make this a must see. West Point, 502/922-4560.

22-25 Great Train Robbery New Haven, Kentucky Railway Museum, 502/549-5470.

23 Willisburg Memorial Homecoming This small town festival has it all, from arts and crafts to food. 606/375-4456.

23 Silverfest "98" A great day for the whole family with rides, crafts, and contests. Silver Grove, 606/441-3901.

23 Indian Artifact Show Elizabethtown, Prichard Community Center, 502/369-8974.

23 Spring for the Arts! Festival features crafts, music, demonstrations, food, and fun. Mt Sterling, 606/498-3666.

23 Old Bardstown Village Pioneer Craft Show 502/349-0291.

23-24 Crafts in the Village Kentucky Dam Village State Park, 502/527-7623.

23-25 Memorial Day Weekend Kentucky State Parks. Most parks will celebrate the beginning of summer with special activities and entertainment. Call the parks for dates and schedules.

25 Parade of Ships Local ships gather for a blessing of the fleet. Louisville, 502/589-7827.

26 WKQQ Stakes Day Lexington, The Red Mile, 606/252-6694.

28-31 Glasgow Highland Games This Scottish themed festival features games, music, and dance, Barren River Lake State Resort Park, 502/651-3141.

30 Bluegrass Festival His hometown celebrates the father of Bluegrass music, Bill Monroe. Rosine, 502/274-5552.

30 Pioneer Day A traditional celebration featuring early Kentucky games and crafts, Lincoln Homestead State Park, Springfield, Kentucky, 606/336-0255.

30-31 Camp Nelson's First Living History Weekend This Civil War site will once again return to a bustling Civil War supply Depot in the 1860s. Nicholasville, 606/881-9126.

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