11th Annual Butterfly Festival

You and your family are invited to the 11th Annual Oak Grove Tourism Butterfly Festival! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 28th, on the grounds of Valor Hall Conference & Event Center in Oak Grove, KY.

Come and interact with live butterflies in their habitat in the Butterfly House, or let the Master Gardeners take you on a tour of the beautiful Butterfly Garden. Children will be able to create environmental arts and crafts projects for free.

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 stars at the Golden Globe-styled step & repeat banner.

There is something for everyone to See, Do, and LEARN! Head out to 101 Walter Garrett Lane and join in all the free family fun at the 11th annual Oak Grove Tourism Butterfly Festival!

Mobile Planetarium at the Library

See the wonder of the universe right in your library! The Living Arts & Science Center is bringing their mobile planetarium to show you the stars. Shows will run every 30 minutes from 2:00-5:00 pm.

This event is sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Summer Reading is sponsored by Planters Bank.

Ice Cream with Stories of Local Notables

The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County invites you to our second children’s program of the summer. On June 19, 2019 at 1 pm, join us for a program about a local notable with a delicious treat of homemade ice cream. Our local notable for this program is Benjamin Bradshaw who was born and raised in Christian County. He grew up to be a physicist who assisted with constructing the Atomic Bomb in the infamous Manhattan Project. Bradshaw was a unique individual often seen riding a bike wearing a suit complete with a bow tie. On June 19, at the Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, we will dive deeper into his life and discover how his small town beginnings led to assisting with one of the most impactful scientific experiments of all time.

All of our summer programs are free, but we do ask that you register in advance at or by calling 270-887-4270.