annual event

Christmas at the Bend at Jeffers Bend

Join in the fun at this year’s Christmas at the Bend! The event will take place at Jeffers Bend Environmental Center in Hopkinsville on Saturday, December 5th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. You can enjoy refreshments such as homemade cookies, apples and apple slices, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider! Make Christmas cards for nursing home residents, create fun craft projects, learn about wintertime bird-feeding and fire safety, and have your photo* taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Admission is $5 per car | $10 per bus (up to 15 passengers) | $15 per bus (16+ passengers) | Free for Military Families & First Responders
*(Additional $5 fee for photo with Santa)
Tickets may be purchased from: Jeffers Bend Environmental Center on Metcalfe Lane, a member of the Jeffers Bend Steering Committee, the gate on the day of the event.

For questions or more information on the event, call Charles Turner (RC&D Coordinator/Volunteer) at the Jeffers Bend office at 270-885-5600 or email [email protected]

Fall Photography Weekend – at Pennyrile Forest

Come on out to Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park for their Fall Photography Weekend!
The weekend features a digital photography contest with an evening program presented by photography professionals. Photographs may be taken anywhere within the state park and forest. Bring your own camera.
Online registration available. Day of registration is $35. Children 16 and under pay just $10. Lodging discount available.

1st Annual Southern Lanes Trick or Treat Party

Come out and join Southern Lanes at their first annual Southern Lanes Trick or Treat Party filled with local businesses to hand out info, coupons, candy and more to kids and their parents. They will also will have inside with inside games, bowling, and fun inside their brand new arcade.

They will have costume contests in 3 age divisions. Infant-5, 6-10, 11 & up and will also be offering wristbands for you to enjoy Bowling, laser tag, mini golf and bumper cars for one price!

National Public Land’s Day – at Pennyrile Forest

Bring your family, friends, students, or co-workers to spend the day outdoors giving back to your community by pulling invasive species, maintaining trails, picking up trash, and more. Your work will help ensure that Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will continue to be a beautiful place for all to enjoy!

Nature Fest at Jeffers Bend

Join the community for Nature Fest – a family event for health and wellness – held annually at Jeffers Bend! With activities ranging from a walk in the woods with master gardeners, to canoe tours on the lake, to a nature carnival with prizes, to storytelling and more . . . there’s tons of fun to be had by all!

Jeffers Bend is located on Metcalfe Lane, just off the intersection with North Main Street. Admission includes events, activities, and parking.
Admission – $10 per car | Active Duty Military with ID – Free | First Responders with ID – Free | $15 per bus (up to 25 people) | $30 per bus (26+ people)

For more information, call 270-885-5600 or 270-886-6719.

Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K

Save the date for the Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K! This year’s race will be held on September 19, 2020 and will be a part of The West Kentucky 270 Trifecta Race Series!

Come experience the beauty and charm of west Kentucky scenery and hospitality in Hopkinsville, or Hoptown as we call it! The course winds through downtown Hoptown, residential areas, through beautiful Christian County countryside and returns to finish downtown on the popular and new Greenway/Rail Trail.

For more information on this year’s race, follow Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K on Facebook!

Beach Blast – at Pennyrile Forest

Come on out to Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park for their annual Beach Blast!
There’ll be lots of fun and family friendly activities held at the beach all day long! Tie-dye t-shirts, enjoy great music, and play in a beach volleyball tournament! The concession stand will be selling family friendly foods. See you there!

Hopkinsville Summer Salute Festival 2020

The City of Hopkinsville invites you to the 5th Annual Summer Salute Festival–a fun filled 2-day music festival with national headliners, attracting guests and locals to family fun, rides, vendor booths, food booths and more, in beautiful downtown Hopkinsville! Food and merchant vendors, live entertainment, rides and a variety of attractions make this event a true gem of the south. The festival runs Friday, August 28, 2020 – Saturday, August 29, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

See you in 2020 for Hopkinsville’s largest party of the summer and biggest event of the year!

 

Hopkinsville Summer Salute Festival 2020

The City of Hopkinsville invites you to the 5th Annual Summer Salute Festival–a fun filled 2-day music festival with national headliners, attracting guests and locals to family fun, rides, vendor booths, food booths and more, in beautiful downtown Hopkinsville! Food and merchant vendors, live entertainment, rides and a variety of attractions make this event a true gem of the south. The festival runs Friday, August 28, 2020 – Saturday, August 29, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

See you in 2020 for Hopkinsville’s largest party of the summer and biggest event of the year!