annual event

18th Annual Turkey Trot 5K

The free 18th Annual Turkey Trot 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk returns at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving (November 28) in downtown Hopkinsville.

The non-competitive, non-timed event begins and ends in downtown Hopkinsville, via a route that includes a large section of the community’s popular Greenway Rail Trail.  The Turkey Trot is presented by Hopkinsville’s Division of Parks and Recreation, along with many additional sponsors.

The 11th Annual Butterfly Festival

Children will be able to make environmental arts and crafts projects for free.

Come and interact with live butterflies in their habitat in our Butterfly House or let the Master Gardeners take you on a tour of our beautiful Butterfly Garden.

Watch a family friendly stage show, take a ride on the train, or get your face painted. Have your portrait drawn by a caricature artist, take a spin on the human gyroscope ride, or take pictures like Hollywood star at our Golden Globe-styled step & repeat banner.

The Oak Grove Tourism Butterfly Festival is one of the most popular events in the region. 2019 will mark the eleventh year for the annual festival, and word has spread quickly about this fun, free, educational event.

There is something for everyone to See, Do, and LEARN! There are free, nature focused arts and crafts for the children to create and take home.
Head out to 101 Walter Garrett Lane and join in all the free family fun at the 11th annual Oak Grove Tourism Butterfly Festival!

Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center’s Annual Doggie Dip

Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center has the paw-fect event for your furry friends! You and your pal(s) are invited to the annual “Doggie Dip” on Saturday, September 7, from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.

Bring your favorite pooch–it’s their time to splash around at Tie Breaker!  (The park is closed for the season for people, so it’s Doggie Dip time.)  Admission is $5.00 to let your favorite canine have an afternoon of waterpark fun.  No owners in the pool, just the dogs!

Here are some rules and other information on the event:
• Waiver must be completed at the gate prior to admission.
• Dogs only allowed in the pool.
• Humans may enter up to ankle depth, only for emergency.
• Slides are closed for the day.
• Rubber inner tubes not allowed in the pool.
• Canine life jackets provided by owners only at own risk.
• No inflatable rafts or toys allowed.
• Aggressive dogs not controlled by owners will be asked to leave.
• Dogs to be on leash entering and exiting water park.
• Please pick up after your dog – Mutt Mitts provided upon request.

For more information, visit tiebreakerpark.com, or follow Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center on Facebook.

 

2019 Camp Achievement at Hopkinsville YMCA

Camp is for all with Hopkinsville YMCA’s 2019 Camp Achievement!

The summer camp for area special needs children is directed by an area Music Therapist, and maintains a staff/camper ratio of 2 to 5. Staff are also available for 1 to 1 interaction if needed. The camp camp is offered in the mornings over 6 weeks and serves children ages 3-18.

Camp activities include adaptive sports, sensory activities, formal & free play, music, arts & crafts, and special guests from the community, such as first responders, postal service, and others.

For more information on this great camp and more YMCA programs, contact the Hopkinsville Christian County Family YMCA at 270-887-5382 .

Summer Day Camps with Hopkinsville YMCA

It’s time for Summer Day Camps at the Hopkinsville YMCA!

Camps are available in 10 one-week sessions, from May 28-August 2. You may sign up ages 5-13, with a weekly rate of $100/week for Members and $125/week for Non-Members. (There will also be a non-refundable supply fee of $35 for Members and $50 for Non-Members.)

For more information on these summer day camps or additional YMCA programs, please contact the Hopkinsville YMCA at 270-887-5382 .

Annual Spring into Summer Salutes Fort Campbell

UPDATE: Josh Turner will headline the 2019 Spring into Summer Festival!!

The Spring into Summer Festival takes place on Saturday & Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend in May every year! Activities run both days of the festival  include many free and exciting activities. There are free carnival rides, stage shows, free caricature drawings, bungee trampolines, and so much more. Saturday night includes a free concert, parachute jumper show, and fireworks. In past years, we have had many big named artists such as Thomas Rhett, Easton Corbin, Rodney Atkins, and Tyler Farr on the Viceroy stage.

This festival has been awarded as the one of the top three festivals in both the southeast region and worldwide. The event is free and open to the public and will include various vendors and a variety of free shows. All activities will start at 12:00 P.M. both days. This event will take place at the War Memorial Walking Trail Park at 101 Walter Garrett Lane, Oak Grove, KY 42262. Free admission, Free parking, & Free carnival rides! Vendors will be there with all the delicious carnival foods! No pets or alcohol please!

     

Annual Spring into Summer Salutes Fort Campbell

UPDATE: Josh Turner will headline the 2019 Spring into Summer Festival!!

The Spring into Summer Festival takes place on Saturday & Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend in May every year! Activities run both days of the festival  include many free and exciting activities. There are free carnival rides, stage shows, free caricature drawings, bungee trampolines, and so much more. Saturday night includes a free concert, parachute jumper show, and fireworks. In past years, we have had many big named artists such as Thomas Rhett, Easton Corbin, Rodney Atkins, and Tyler Farr on the Viceroy stage.

This festival has been awarded as the one of the top three festivals in both the southeast region and worldwide. The event is free and open to the public and will include various vendors and a variety of free shows. All activities will start at 12:00 P.M. both days. This event will take place at the War Memorial Walking Trail Park at 101 Walter Garrett Lane, Oak Grove, KY 42262. Free admission, Free parking, & Free carnival rides! Vendors will be there with all the delicious carnival foods! No pets or alcohol please!

     

Take Kids Fishing Day at Jeffers Bend

20th Anniversary of Take Kids Fishing Day
FOOD, FUN, FISH and PRIZES

Ages 3 – 15 years old
Pre-Registration Fee: $2.00 per Kid and Adult by 5/23/2019

Registration $3.00 per Kid and Adult Day Of
Free to Military and First Responders families with ID

LUNCH: Hot Dogs, Chips and Bottled Water
For information call 270-885-5600

Pre-Registration Locations: Aaron McNeil Center * Recreation Department * Pennyrile RC&D * CC Extension Office * Boys & Girls Club * HWEA * Housing Authority * Woodland Heights * Hopkinsville Electric Service

4th Annual Touch -a- Truck

Join Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation for the 4th Annual Touch -a- Truck event on Saturday, May 11th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Trucks, equipment, vehicles of all shapes and sizes, and even the Air Evac Helicopter will gather for Touch -a- Truck. Children of all ages will be welcome to touch, climb-on and explore these amazing pieces of equipment.

Adult supervision is required for children under 16.