kids activities

2nd Annual Skatin’ on the Square

On December 12th – 15th, Hopkinsville will be transformed into Hopkins-chill, offering an array of family-friendly holiday activities downtown, including the 2nd Annual Skatin’ on the Square event.

The 2,500-square foot rink, which measures approximately 60 feet long, will be positioned within the Founders Square parking lot and accommodate 80 skaters during a single session.

Times for Skatin’ on the Square will be announced at a later date.

2nd Annual Skatin’ on the Square

On December 12th – 15th, Hopkinsville will be transformed into Hopkins-chill, offering an array of family-friendly holiday activities downtown, including the 2nd Annual Skatin’ on the Square event.

The 2,500-square foot rink, which measures approximately 60 feet long, will be positioned within the Founders Square parking lot and accommodate 80 skaters during a single session.

Times for Skatin’ on the Square will be announced at a later date.

2nd Annual Skatin’ on the Square

On December 12th – 15th, Hopkinsville will be transformed into Hopkins-chill, offering an array of family-friendly holiday activities downtown, including the 2nd Annual Skatin’ on the Square event.

The 2,500-square foot rink, which measures approximately 60 feet long, will be positioned within the Founders Square parking lot and accommodate 80 skaters during a single session.

Times for Skatin’ on the Square will be announced at a later date.

2nd Annual Skatin’ on the Square

On December 12th – 15th, Hopkinsville will be transformed into Hopkins-chill, offering an array of family-friendly holiday activities downtown, including the 2nd Annual Skatin’ on the Square event.

The 2,500-square foot rink, which measures approximately 60 feet long, will be positioned within the Founders Square parking lot and accommodate 80 skaters during a single session.

Times for Skatin’ on the Square will be announced at a later date.

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!

Beach Blast

Beach Blast events at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park have lots of fun family friendly activities, held at their beach all day long! Tie-dye t-shirts, music, and a beach volleyball tournament! And the concession stand will be selling family friendly foods! See you there!

Hopkinsville Summer Salute Festival 2019

The City of Hopkinsville invites you to join us for the 4th 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 23, 2019 – Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Hopkinsville’s largest party of the summer and biggest event of the year — will feature Grammy Award winner Joe Diffie as its marquee attraction!

Sponsored by Fortera Credit UnionPennyrile ElectricHopkinsville Electric System & EnergyNet and Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority (HWEA), Joe Diffie’s concert on Saturday, August 24th will be a free show in front of the Christian County Justice Center.

Whether singing about untarnished love in the enduring hit “John Deere Green,” the perennial appeal of “Pickup Man” or the heartbreak of dreams unrealized in “Ships That Don’t Come In,” Diffie’s songs have continually painted a portrait of real life with all its joy and angst.

A former Male Vocalist of the Year, Diffie has delivered five Billboard No. 1 singles and has been a member of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry for 25 years. In the music business for over three decades, Diffie is releasing a new album (“I Got This”) in the spring. The title track and the follow-up single “Quit You” are currently available wherever digital music is sold and streamed.

Opening for Diffie will be up-and-coming country singer and Kentucky native Walker Montgomery. The son of country legend John Michael Montgomery and the nephew of country legend Eddie Montgomery (of Montgomery Gentry), Walker has been working hard to fill the large shoes of his family members.

 

Hopkinsville Summer Salute Festival 2019

The City of Hopkinsville invites you to join us for the 4th 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 23, 2019 – Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Hopkinsville’s largest party of the summer and biggest event of the year — will feature Grammy Award winner Joe Diffie as its marquee attraction!

Sponsored by Fortera Credit UnionPennyrile ElectricHopkinsville Electric System & EnergyNet and Hopkinsville Water Environment Authority (HWEA), Joe Diffie’s concert on Saturday, August 24th will be a free show in front of the Christian County Justice Center.

Whether singing about untarnished love in the enduring hit “John Deere Green,” the perennial appeal of “Pickup Man” or the heartbreak of dreams unrealized in “Ships That Don’t Come In,” Diffie’s songs have continually painted a portrait of real life with all its joy and angst.

A former Male Vocalist of the Year, Diffie has delivered five Billboard No. 1 singles and has been a member of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry for 25 years. In the music business for over three decades, Diffie is releasing a new album (“I Got This”) in the spring. The title track and the follow-up single “Quit You” are currently available wherever digital music is sold and streamed.

Opening for Diffie will be up-and-coming country singer and Kentucky native Walker Montgomery. The son of country legend John Michael Montgomery and the nephew of country legend Eddie Montgomery (of Montgomery Gentry), Walker has been working hard to fill the large shoes of his family members.

 

Archery Camp

Learn a new skill–or polish your skills!–at the Archery Camp at the Hopkinsville YMCA! The camp is for ages 7-13.

*July 15-25 – Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday Evenings*
*Two Nightly Sessions: 5:00-6:30 pm Beginners / 6:30-8:00 pm Intermediate*

Registration Fee: $70 Non-Members / $55 YMCA Members  (registration deadline is July 12th)

For more information on this event, call the Hopkinsville YMCA at 270-887-5382 .

M & M Math with Stories of Local Notables

Join your friends on Thursday, July 25th at 10:30 am for a telling of the story of a famous local person. At this event, kids will hear a story about a local math genius who made a big impact. Then they’ll do a math activity utilizing different colors of M&Ms. Yum!

For a complete list of events and summer calendar, visit http://www.museumsofhopkinsville.org/summerfun/. For more information on this great activity and more, contact the Museums at 270-887-4270 or visit them at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum.