Calendar

May
8
Fri
Movies in the Park @ Westside Park
May 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2015 MOVIES IN THE PARK

April 17, 2015, Hopkinsville, Kentucky – The City of Hopkinsville, Division of Parks and Recreation, will again present full-length feature films this summer, outdoors, at Westside Park. This summer we will present a total of 4 family movies, the second Friday of each month, and shown on an inflatable “Big Screen”, 35’ X 45’ in size, with stereo sound.

Admission is FREE! Cold drinks and popcorn will be available for purchase. Comfort stations will be onsite. All showings begin at dusk. The movie for May 8th is the Smurfs 2.

Westside Park is located on W. 9th Street, near the intersection with 7th

Street, with plenty of parking at the nearby Christian County Justice Center. All films are rated G or PG. So bring your family and your lawn chairs – join us for a great evening of family entertainment.

May
9
Sat
Saturday Morning Bird walks on the Rail Trail @ North Drive Rail Trail trailhead
May 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Learn how to spot and identify both local birds and Spring migrating birds. Binoculars provided for loan to the first 10 participants.

Learn how to use binoculars, even if you wear eyeglasses.

These walks are FREE and open to the public. Led by members of Little River Audubon Chapter.

May
14
Thu
Little River Days Festival @ Downtown Hopkinsville
May 14 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

THURSDAY, MAY 14th – Hopkinsville Appreciation Night*

5pm-10pm      Great American Shows’ Carnival Rides and Amusements

*$5 Off Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristbands with coupon from the Kentucky New Era

 

2015 Little River Days Festival Summary

“Family Fun Since ’81!”

The 2015 Little River Days Festival, Thursday through Saturday, May 14th through 16th, will be another great event in downtown Hopkinsville. The fun will begin Thursday at 5pm, with “Hopkinsville Appreciation Night”, an evening of nothin’ but great carnival rides and amusements – with $5 off unlimited ride wristbands.

Then, be back on Friday at 10am, when all of our vendors will be open for business. During lunch, enjoy all of your favorite foods and beverages. Plus, find unique items for sale and bargains galore from a variety of merchants – all day, Friday and Saturday.

There will be two nights of great musical entertainment, on the Toyota of Hopkinsville stage in Little River Park, Friday and Saturday evening beginning at 7:30pm; with New Country Sensation “Hannah Bethel” on Friday and “7 Bridges, the Ultimate Eagles Experience”, back in Hopkinsville on Saturday! All musical performances and entertainment are free of charge!

Get Movin’ Saturday Mornin’, when the day begins with the JSMC Sports Medicine, Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Series 5K Run and the Little River Cycling Tour, also an Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Series event; followed by the ever-popular School Challenge Fun Run; this year on Hopkinsville’s new Rail Trail!

Come join us and take advantage of this great opportunity for some music, rides, food and family fun!

May
15
Fri
Little River Days Festival @ Downtown Hopkinsville
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

FRIDAY, MAY 15th

10am               All Vendors and Exhibits Open

11:30am          Lunch with Music by First Dance DJ Service

5pm                 Carnival Rides and Amusements Open

7:30pm         Hannah Bethel, New Country Sensation, Singer and Songwriter, with her band

10pm               Festival Closes for the Day

 

2015 Little River Days Festival Summary

“Family Fun Since ’81!”

The 2015 Little River Days Festival, Thursday through Saturday, May 14th through 16th, will be another great event in downtown Hopkinsville. The fun will begin Thursday at 5pm, with “Hopkinsville Appreciation Night”, an evening of nothin’ but great carnival rides and amusements – with $5 off unlimited ride wristbands.

Then, be back on Friday at 10am, when all of our vendors will be open for business. During lunch, enjoy all of your favorite foods and beverages. Plus, find unique items for sale and bargains galore from a variety of merchants – all day, Friday and Saturday.

There will be two nights of great musical entertainment, on the Toyota of Hopkinsville stage in Little River Park, Friday and Saturday evening beginning at 7:30pm; with New Country Sensation “Hannah Bethel” on Friday and “7 Bridges, the Ultimate Eagles Experience”, back in Hopkinsville on Saturday! All musical performances and entertainment are free of charge!

Get Movin’ Saturday Mornin’, when the day begins with the JSMC Sports Medicine, Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Series 5K Run and the Little River Cycling Tour, also an Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Series event; followed by the ever-popular School Challenge Fun Run; this year on Hopkinsville’s new Rail Trail!

Come join us and take advantage of this great opportunity for some music, rides, food and family fun!

May
16
Sat
Little River Days Festival @ Downtown Hopkinsville
May 16 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

SATURDAY, MAY 16th

8am                 All Vendors and Exhibits Open

8am                 JSMC Sports Medicine, Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Series, 5K Run

8am                 Little River Bicycle Tour, an Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Series Event,

                  Beginning at TIE BREAKER PARK

10am               School Challenge – Fun Run, on the rail trail

                 School Challenge Awards – immediately following the race

at the Library Amphitheater, on the Riverwalk

11am               TOT TROT, on the rail trail

11:15am          Carnival Rides and Amusements Open

1pm                 Music in the Park by First Dance DJ Service

7:30pm           7 Bridges, The Ultimate Eagles Experience”, returns to Hopkinsville!

10pm               All Vendors and Exhibits Close. Festival Ends.

 

GET MOVIN’ SATURDAY – MAY 16th

8am      LITTLE RIVER CYCLING TOUR, an Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Series Event

Starting at Tie Breaker Park, there are routes from 20, 30 and 60 miles. For additional information or to register, phone Bikes and Moore at 270-885-0613. Visit www.littlerivercyclingclub.com or find us on Facebook.

8am      JSMC Sports Medicine, Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour Series 5K RUN – on the new Rail Trail. Sponsored by Jennie Stuart Medical Center Sports Medicine. Awards will be presented to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place males and females; 13 age divisions, plus Special Olympians and wheelchair athletes. All proceeds go toward the purchase of sports medical supplies for local high school teams. For additional information or to register, phone 270-886-1289.

10am    SCHOOL CHALLENGE ONE MILE FUN RUN

This downtown, one-mile event is open to all school-age youth. Each registered participant will receive a 2015 Little River Days T-Shirt and free skating at Hopkinsville’s Roller Dome FunPlex on May 9th, plus a chance to win a two night stay at the Clarion Inn & Suites, Gatlinburg, Tennessee; two Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center Passes, and four passes to the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. Participants are encouraged to register at their schools. The entry fee is only $6.00. For additional information, phone 270-887-4290.

 11am    TOT TROT

Just for fun, a .2 mile course for children up to age four. Each registered participant receives a 2015 Little River Days T-Shirt. Children in strollers, accompanied by an adult, parent, or guardian are welcome!

 

May
19
Tue
Kids on Main Summer Program Begins @ First Baptist Church
May 19 @ 6:30 am – 5:30 pm
First Baptist Church and Weekday Ministries will be offering a Summer Program for elementary age kids. The cost will be $95 a week. This pricing includes one field trip per week, daily lunch and snacks. If you are interested and want to be put on the list before it fills up, call 270-885-1357.

Items needed for Program
FBC and WDM need to equip rooms with age appropriate items for the Summer Program. If you have any games and puzzles that you are willing to donate, please bring those items to the church office.
May
23
Sat
Beginning of Summer Beach Bash @ Pennyrile Forest State Park
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Celebrate the start of summer at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park’s newly refurbished beach. Lots of fun family friendly activities will be held at the beach all day long. Hot dogs and snow cones will be available for purchase.

May
30
Sat
Drum Circle @ Riverfront Park
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

On Saturday, May 30th beginning at 6pm, the will be a gathering of the Hopkinsville Drum Circle at Riverfront Park, in Hopkinsville. These will be “Fun Drum” events.

Riverfront Park is located at the corner of Riverfront Drive and W. 1st Street, beside the Hopkinsville Fire Dept., Station #1. Please do not park in the Station #1 parking lot. There is ample parking available across Riverfront, at the State offices building.

Bring your own drums, percussion instruments, AND your own chairs. Enjoy an evening of drumming. Tell and bring your friends!

See and “Like” Hopkinsville Drum Circle on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hopkinsville-Drum-Circle/1417430821853558

Jun
1
Mon
First of the Month Hike @ Pennyrile Forest State Park
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for the First Day of the Month Hike!

The park naturalist will plan a unique hike that will fit the season on the first of each month in 2015. Participants can plan to join us for all the hikes or come to just one. In the winter the group will see rock formations with ice. In the spring beautiful wildflowers will be blooming for hikers to see. Summer hikes will be in the morning or evening to avoid the heat of the day. Fall hikers will enjoy seeing beautiful fall color.

Cost: Free
Bring: Water and dress for the weather. Hiking stick recommended.
Length: Varies, 0.5-3 miles, easy to moderate terrain
Time: Varies per date
Register: Contact the naturalist office at 1-800-325-1711 or [email protected]

Must register one week prior to event.

Jun
12
Fri
Movies in the Park @ Westside Park
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The City of Hopkinsville, Division of Parks and Recreation, will again present full-length feature films this summer, outdoors, at Westside Park. This summer we will present a total of 4 family movies, the second Friday of each month, and shown on an inflatable “Big Screen”, 35’ X 45’ in size, with stereo sound.

Admission is FREE! Cold drinks and popcorn will be available for purchase. Comfort stations will be onsite. All showings begin at dusk. The dates are:

Friday, May 8th

Friday, June 12th

Friday, July 10th

Friday, August 7th

Licensing agreements prohibit us from publicly announcing or advertising the names of these films, but titles are available on City of Hopkinsville and Division of Parks and Recreation websites – www.hopkinsvilleky.us and www.hoptownrec.com.

Westside Park is located on W. 9th Street, near the intersection with 7th

Street, with plenty of parking at the nearby Christian County Justice Center. All films are rated G or PG. So bring your family and your lawn chairs – join us for a great evening of family entertainment.