Arts and Crafts

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!

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 .

Kids to Parks Day

National Kids to Parks Day is a day of outdoor play that engages youth and families across the country to engage with their local parks and public lands, to promote healthy outdoor living and environmental stewardship. Join the park’s recreation staff for a family friendly hike, arts & crafts program, and a campfire program!

Christmas at the 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 1st from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. You can enjoy refreshments such as homemade cookies, apples, 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 & First Responders
*(Additional $5 fee for photo with Santa)

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]

Oak Grove Community Center Holiday and Craft Fair

Come out and shop for the holiday season at Oak Grove Community Center’s holiday craft and vendor fair! A large variety of vendors and crafters will be on hand, so come support local entrepreneurs while crossing off lots of names on your holiday shopping list!

For more information on this event, please contact Oak Grove Community Center at 270-640-6557.

Arts & Draughts: Learn to Crochet! – at Hopkinsville Brewing Company

Have you ever wanted to learn to crochet? Or have you been doing it forever and just want some company? Either way, this is the event for you! Our yarn guru Anna will be on hand to teach beginners – no materials or experience necessary. Please RSVP so she knows how many hooks to bring – this event is limited to ten people.