Founders Square

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 https://tinyurl.com/2019SkatinSquare.

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.

AVAILABLE SESSIONS:

THURSDAY, DEC. 12
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

FRIDAY, DEC. 13
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

SATURDAY, DEC. 14
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

SUNDAY, DEC. 15
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:

TWO LOCATIONS:

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.

 

Fridays at 5 – Sounds on the Square

Join the City of Hopkinsville and Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation for Fridays at 5 – Sounds on the Square.

Friday, August 23rd – Fridays at 5 will be part of the annual Hopkinsville Summer Salute Festival.

Artist will be announced at a later date.

Fridays at 5 – Sounds on the Square – Jason Lee McKinney Band

Downtown Hoptown will be rocking AGAIN this year with the return of the area’s biggest FREE summer concert series, [email protected]! This monthly party will be kicked off June 14, 2019, by The Jason Lee McKinney Band — a southern rock group, led by two-time nationally signed recording artist and powerhouse vocalist Jason Lee McKinney! Food trucks and adult beverages will be available for purchase during this FREE show at Founders Square.

Earth Day Planting Celebration

Please join the Hopkinsville Beautification Commission as we celebrate Earth Day by beautifying our community!

We will be planting the planters on 9th Street, Main Street, Virginia Street, and 6th Street, along with weeding garden beds along the way.

Plastic Gloves, Tools, and Water will be provided.

Meet at Founders Square by the Farmers Market Pavilion at 9:00 A.M. on the 22nd of April.

For more information, call Beautification Coordinator Heather Braun at 270-498-1555.

Skatin’ On the Square

For three days in early December, Hopkinsville will be transformed into Hopkins-chill, offering an array of family-friendly holiday activities downtown, including Hoptown’s first-ever temporary ice skating rink!

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. Skatin’ on the Square will be set up from Dec. 7-9, giving individuals and groups ample chances to hit the ice during 16 different 90-minute sessions.

The synthetic ice setup — run by Indianapolis-based Heart Breaker Entertainment — can endure any weather conditions. Cost per person will be $10, which includes skate rental and an hour-and-a-half session in the rink.

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 tinyurl.com/SkatinOnTheSquare. 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.

The available Skatin’ on the Square sessions are Friday, Dec. 7 (9-10:30 am, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, 12-1:30 pm, 5-6:30 pm, 6:30-8 pm, 8-9:30 pm), Saturday, Dec. 8 (12-1:30 pm, 1:30-3 pm, 3-4:30 pm, 7-8:30 pm, 8:30-10 pm) and Sunday, Dec. 9 (1-2:30 pm, 2:30-4 pm, 4-5:30 pm, 5:30-7 pm, 7-8:30 pm).

Food trucks and coffee/hot chocolate vendors will be on site during Skatin’ on the Square. Make plans to join us for this historic holiday occasion!