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Kentucky Derby Festival

April 18–May 1
Kicking off with “Thunder Over Louisville,” the nation’s largest fireworks display on April 18, the Kentucky Derby Festival is a calendar of over 70 community events that lead up to the running of the Kentucky Derby.

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The Rail City Dulcimer Society will host its fifth annual Dulcimer Festival at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.

The festival will be held 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday and 8:30 am - 8:00 pm Saturday.

Free dulcimer workshops will be offered 9:30 - 11:30 am Saturday.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

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  • Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2015

The hills come alive every spring at Carter Caves with emerging blooms of many shapes and colors decorating the forest floor.  You will be able to experience the beauty of the area during wildflower walks, canoe trips and van tours throughout the weekend.  Other programs and walks that could be offered include landscaping with native plants, beginner plant identification, invasive plant species, tree identification, archeological walks and tracking.  Evening programs will be held each night.  

Whether you are an experienced wildflower enthusiast, a beginner bloomer or just enjoy being in the woods, this is the perfect weekend for you to get outside and experience the natural beauty of spring.  

There is a registration fee of $15 for adults and $10 for children for the weekend’s activities.

Click here

to download the Wildflower Weekend agenda (Adobe PDF).  

An overnight lodging package including 2 nights lodging and registration fees for two is $169.95 (plus tax).  

Call the park at 1-800-325-0059 to register.

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  • Apr 16 - Apr 18, 2015
  • downtown, Pikeville, KY 41501

Hillbilly Days offers loads of fun for all participants, but there is true meaning behind the event. For 37 years, Shriners have faithfully traveled all over the United States and Canada to help crippled children. So, when you come upon Shriners all decked out in Hillbilly garb or driving one of those modified Hillbilly limousines, remember the children whose lives are being enhanced.

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  • Apr 14 - Apr 15, 2015
        5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

The Mary Todd Lincoln will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination with a special evening tour entitle Death, Mourning, and Mrs. Lincoln. The tour will be offered at 5pm and 6pm on both the date Lincoln was shot (April14th) and the date of his death (April 15th).

Reservaations required. Admission $15 for individuals, $13 per person with a group of four or more, and $10 per person for members and their guests. Not recommened for children. The Mary Todd Lincoln House is located at 578 West Main Street in downtown Lexington. Free parking directly behind the house. Call Gwen at 859-233-9999 fo reservations or visit

for further information.

Refreshments and coffee will be served.

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There is nothing more beautiful than Kentucky in the springtime and no place on earth is more spectacular than the Kentucky Horse Park.

We hope you will come join us at the Kentucky Spring Premier American Saddlebred Horse Show. The three-day full schedule includes a wide range of performance classes for Saddlebreds, Hackneys, and Road Horses.  And, for the equitation enthusiasts, the event will host the UPHA Challenge Cup and Walk/Trot Challenge Cup.

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Join Canon Explorer of Light, Adam Jones, in Lexington, Kentucky for a weekend filled with the sights sounds, and thrill of thoroughbred horses as they thunder past your position along the track railing. We’ll be out early exploring Keeneland behind the scenes as horses are exercised, groomed, and prepared for a day of racing. Plenty of opportunity for details up close and personal as we explore the grounds and barns. During the races, you will even have the unique opportunity to photograph a race from the Winner’s Circle!

We will also explore the 3,000 acres and 34 restored buildings of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Known for their simple architecture and furniture, this largest authentic Shaker village provides stunning photographic opportunities in a beautiful pastoral setting. The white fences, barns, animals, carriages, and buildings offer countless opportunity.

This workshop has two distinctly different shooting days requiring very different skill sets. Day one we capture thundering race-horses running past our cameras at world famous Keeneland. In this workshop we explore creative techniques for recording the power and grace of thoroughbred racing at its best. Students will learn proven techniques for panning and recording action with fast and slow shutter speeds for creative effect. Day two explore the picturesque and interesting architecture of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Here we are working slower and from tripods where we learn about composing, depth of field for landscapes, using Tilt Shift lenses for architecturally correct images.

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  • Apr 04, 2015
        7:15 P.M. - 9:15 P.M.

We will use the almost full moon to guide us over the water to see what creatures are using the lake.  Trips will last about two hours on the water.  Bring water, bug spray, and flashlight.
Fee: $20/canoe.  Participants must have canoed prior to the trip date and be at least 10 years of age.
Must register one week before the canoe trip.  Space is limited, so sign up as soon as possible.
Call 270-797-3421 for more information.
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Dawson Springs, KY 42408 

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  • Apr 04, 2015
        9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

You will be hiking through a neat rock formation.  A Great Trail for Spring wildflowers. Total length is 2 miles.  Please bring food and water to last several hours.  Meet at 9 am at the park visitor center.  Cost of the hike is $ 5.00 per person.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

7351 Hwy 90 Corbin , KY 40701(606) 528-4121

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  • Apr 04, 2015
        9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Join us for three leisurely hikes to see the vibrant forest flora. Additional programs for all ages will be available.

9-10:30am Wildflower Walk-Audubon Museum-Front Porch

Learn about traditional uses of native wildflower plants on this half-mile to one-mile hike.

11am-12pm Wildflower Walk-Audubon Museum-Front Porch

Learn about traditional uses of native wildflower plants on this half-mile to one-mile hike.

12-12:30pm Kids Wildflower Scavenger Hunt-Audubon Museum Back Porch

In this 30 minute program for children ages 3-5, we’ll learn about shapes, colors, and our local flowers on this easy paved trail.

1-2pm Wildflower Walk-Audubon Museum-Front Porch

We’ll identify as many flowers as we can on thischallenging 1-mile trail

There is no cost.

John James Audubon State Park Museum 

3100 US HWY 41 North

Henderson, KY 42420

(270) 826-2247

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  • Apr 3 - Apr 24, 2015

Keeneland’s 2014 Spring Race Meeting opens on Friday, April 3th and continues through Friday, April 24th, with no racing on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Easter Sunday.The Toyota Blue Grass Stakes will run on Saturday, April 4th.

  • Lawnchairs and umbrellas are permitted.
  • Alcohol, coolers, food, grills and tents are not permitted inside the admission gates.
  • All bags are subject to inspection at the admission gate.
  • Keeneland is accessible to patrons with disabilities. Please call the ticketing office at 859 288-4299 for more information.
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  • Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2015

Experience a weekend of Native American Heritage.  Enjoy dances, music, storytelling and education programs that the whole family can enjoy.  Craft vendors will have items for display and for sale.

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park 7351 Hwy 90 Corbin, KY 40701 (606) 528-4121

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The Mid-America Trucking Show

The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is the largest annual heavy-duty trucking industry event in the world. Held each year at the Kentucky Expo Center, the show attracts 70,000+ attendees and 1,000+ exhibitors

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  • Mar 26 - Mar 29, 2015
        9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Celebrates the 12th anniversary of the world champion colt starting competition with the most extravagant competition yet in Lexington, Kentucky. Some of the best trainers from around the world will compete for the coveted title of World Champion Colt Starter. Road to the Horse is an exclusive horsemanship experience that combines valuable education and thrilling entertainment

4089 Iron Works Parkway Kentucky Horse Park Lexington, KY 40511

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  • Mar 26, 2015

Come out for the Spring Open House at Riverview at Hobson Grove from 11am-4pm. At 2pm enjoy tea with homemade desserts from the Hobson family recipes for $10, no reservations needed. There will also be various vendors and art. For more information, please call 280-843-5565 or visit

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Creativity and innovation will be on display March 20 at WKU’s Downing Student Union Auditorium as Innovate Kentucky hosts the 2nd Annual IdeaFestival Bowling Green

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2015 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Second/Third Rounds

March 19 and 21
Hosted by the University of Louisville, two nights of on-court action will be under way at the KFC Yum! Center during the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Second/Third Rounds. 

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RiverPark Center101 Daviess Street Owensboro, KY 42303(270) 687-2787

  • Mar 19, 2015
        7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

Tickets available from $57.50 plus fees

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  • 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

The Windows on the Water Restaurant is featuring a special St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Buffet on Tuesday, March 17th. Menu highlights include:

  • Beer battered fish
  • Shepherd’s pie
  • Corned beef and cabbage
  • Potato gnocchi
  • Fried chicken
  • Boiled red potatoes
  • Beer battered waffle fries
  • Potato soup
  • Salad bar
  • Assorted desserts
  • Holiday-themed drink selection*

Call 270-924-1131, ext. 561. for more information. Don’t forget to wear your green!

*Buffet price does not include alcoholic beverages

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