Santa Claus Is Coming to Hoptown!

Santa will be cruising throughout Hoptown this Sunday, courtesy of Hopkinsville Fire Department, with additional escort from the Hopkinsville Police Department! Santa will be hitting the streets of Main Station Downtown, Skyline Drive, and Indian Hills/Canton Pike.
Follow Santa on GPS at hoptownrec.com. Street by street turns are on the map on the Parks and Rec webpage. GPS seen online will be about 3-5 minutes behind so plan accordingly to be in position to see Santa. Santa will be in the front passenger seat of the Fire Department truck, so check the route for your area to determine what side of the road he we be on your street.

Ribbon cutting ceremony

You are invited to come celebrate our Big day with us! From open to close we will have bouncers, tables and music set up outside from 7am – 6pm. As always we will have good food and yummy treats inside! Don’t forget about our homemade popsicles and and ice cream! It’s gonna be a hot one but we can’t wait to celebrate with our family, friends, new and loyal customers! We’re so excited Hoptown!!!

4th Annual Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K

The 4th Annual Hoptown Half Marathon and 5K is a joint road race through Hopkinsville, KY, scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2022 (note new later fall date for 2022).  The CERTIFIED course winds through downtown Hoptown, residential area, through beautiful Christian County countryside and returns to finish downtown on our popular new Greenway/Rail Trail.  The Half Marathon course also includes the unique quarter-mile new Rail Trail Bridge, the longest non-water bridge span in Kentucky.  Half marathon and 5K runner packages include a unique medal and comfortable long sleeve moisture-wicking performance shirt.  Come experience the beauty and charm of west Kentucky scenery and hospitality in Hopkinsville – or Hoptown as we call it – at the Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K.  Race starting line is at 706 S. Main Street in front of the Municipal Building in downtown Hopkinsville.  Race day registration and packet pickup is at the nearby Christian County Justice Center, 100 Justice Way, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.  Go to https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/HOPKINSVILLE/HoptownHalf for additional information or signup for the race.
Check out this SWEET medal that will be given to participants of this year’s Hoptown Half Marathon & 5K! Other medals just don’t stack up! We’re excited to showcase the Batter Capital Of The World.

6th Annual Hoptown Summer Salute

We invite you to join thousands of visitors for the 6th Annual Summer Salute Festival in downtown Hopkinsville, Kentucky.  A fun filled 2-day live entertainment music festival with national headliners, attracting guests and locals to family fun, children rides/activities, food and merchant vendors and a variety of attractions that make this event a true gem of the south, in beautiful downtown Hopkinsville! Winner of IFEA’s prestigious Pinnacle Award as best festival event of its kind in the WORLD.  The Jimmy Church Band headlines Friday night, 6 p.m. Saturday night headliner will be KC and The Sunshine Band coming to Hopkinsville.  The festival runs Friday, August 26, 2022 – Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Admission is FREE for visitors, and they will want to purchase food and crafts.
After a total sold out vendor footprint in 2021, Summer Salute is now clearly a summertime “must do” for vendors and attendees. With a phenomenal headliner locked in for spring announcement, the 2022 festival will lift Summer Salute to yet another new level and attract attendance from a 100-mile or more. The addition of another Friday night stage for youth will offer even more musical variety and bring a crowd that rivals previous Saturday night finales.
Make your plans to attend, or be a vendor for Summer Salute 2022. We’ve also modified the festival footprint for max vendor space all along 9th Street and expansion of the Kids Zone as it moves to Founders Square. Nothing will heat up this summer quite like this expanded festival. Remember, music and kids activities are FREE with a new youth expanded ride option for a nominal fee this year. It’s music. It’s food. It’s rides and games. It’s music galore. It’s family fun in a party wrapper – Summer Salute!
For additional information or for those interested in becoming a food or merchant vendor, visit our web site, www.hoptownrec.com with the registration forms being on our homepage or under forms, or www.hoptownsummersalute.com, with additional information to be added in the near future.  Follow Parks and Recreation on Facebook or call 270-887-4290.  See you in 2022 for Hopkinsville’s largest party of the summer and biggest event of the year!

Hoptown Hoppers Home Game

July 19 – Hoptown Hoppers vs. Paducah Chiefs @ 6:30 PM @ Hopkinsville High School Field
$ 5.00 Admission Fee for Home Games @ Hopkinsville High School Tiger Field
Kids under 12 who wear a Little League Jersey to the home game qualify for free admission.