Founders Square

Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT! Join us on December 9th as we come together to officially kick off the holiday season! We’ll have a short ceremony with remarks from local leaders and holiday music, to be followed by the countdown and lighting of the tree in Founders Square.
The ceremony will also be streamed live on Facebook.


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ESTIVE FALL FRIDAY – Join us October 14th in Downtown Hoptown!
25 teams are competing in the Chili Cookoff and you can get tastes of chili and cornbread starting at 4:30pm! Tasting cups are available for $3/per person.
Food trucks and beverage vendors will roll in at 5:30pm, and @Rewind takes the stage with classic tunes for #SoundsAtSix! Free concert!

Hoptown Idol

Sept 16 | 6pm | Founder’s Square, Downtown Hopkinsville
Submit your personal music video audition or show up for Open Mic 9/16 at 6pm – first come; limited number of slots.
Winner gets $500 and a 2-hour recording session at The ARC Exhibit Studios at Hip Hoptown USA
Presenting Sponsor: Hopkinsville Electric System & EnergyNet
Media Sponsor: WKDZ
Submit your video:

2nd Annual Skatin’ on the Square

Skatin’ on the Square, back for a second straight year as a part of #HopkinsChill Weekend, features a 2,500-square foot synthetic ice rink at Founders Square, giving guests the unique opportunity to ice skate in downtown Hopkinsville! Last year’s inaugural effort was a colossal success, urging organizers to add an extra day in 2019.

The 90-minute sessions are $10, which includes skate rental. Sessions are open to the first 100 people. While walk-up sales will be available, Skatin’ on the Square attendees are encouraged to register and purchase their session(s) in advance by visiting

Pre-registration will guarantee a spot on the ice. Groups of six or more people are asked to call 270-887-4290 or stop by the Parks and Recreation Center at 2600 Thomas Street to make reservations. A total of 22 sessions are now available for signups.


9:00 am-10:30 am
10:30 am-12:00 pm
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
5:00 pm-6:30 pm
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
8:00 pm-9:30 pm

9:00 am-10:30 am
10:30 am-12:00 pm
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
5:00 pm-6:30 pm
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
8:00 pm-9:30 pm

12:00 pm-1:30 pm
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
3:00 pm-4:30 pm
7:00 pm-8:30pm
8:30 pm-10:00 pm

1:00 pm-2:30 pm
2:30 pm-4:00 pm
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
7:00 pm-8:30 pm



Jennie Stuart Health Family Health Expo – at War Memorial Building and Founders Square Pavilion

Bring the whole family to this exciting, FREE, fun-filled and informative event promoting community health and wellness.

Jennie Stuart Health will be partnering with the Christian County Health Department at the Holly Jolly Hoptown event to provide health services:


War Memorial Building
1202 S. Virginia St.
Hopkinsville, KY

Founders Square Pavilion
Corner of 9th and Main St.
Hopkinsville, KY

There will be various services offered at each location.

Fridays at 5 – Badgett Playhouse “The Awesome 80’s Show”

For the Fridays at 5 2019 finale, we’re going retro! Join the community on Friday, September 13th in downtown Hopkinsville for “The Awesome 80’s Show” from The Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers, KY .

Badgett Playhouse was in Hoptown and gave us a FUN-filled show in 2017, so they’re returning again this year to send our summer series off in style! This is a free show at Founders Square, but bring a lawn chair or blanket for your comfort. We’ll be starting a LITTLE later than usual to wait for the weather to cool down a bit.

Holiday Burgers Food Truck, Kona Ice of Hopkinsville and Fire & Ice will be on site for your food options. We’ll also have adult beverages available for purchase.