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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival in Henderson, KY

 photo bluegrassinpark_zpsba98c882.jpgI believe this is what we would call a true Kentucky event.  Combining all of the things we love - music, food, the outdoors and it's family friendly.  Spend one day or two in Henderson, KY and see a variety of performances.  Wouldn't this be a great way to say goodbye to summer?  It's always the second weekend in August.

According to their FAQ page - the concerts are all FREE. Say WHAT?!?!?  FREE is *insert high pitched voice* awesome.  When you are toting kids along - cost can add up so free admission is key.

Want more info?  Just head to their website and check it out.

http://www.bluegrassinthepark.com/

Stephanie
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Indoor Fun at Monkey Joe's in Lexington

 photo monkeyjoes_zps5c0f4d9c.jpgMonkey Joe's is conveniently located in the Hamburg area of Lexington, KY. Monkey Joe's in an indoor play facility with many inflatables for all ages. The under 3 area is comprised on two toddler friendly inflatables, toys, coloring and comfy chairs for parents. The older child section has a variety of inflatables that will keep kids of all ages busy and challenged. Monkey Joe's also has a section of video games and ride on toys and offers a concession area. Flat screen TVs usually show sporting events and Wifi is available for adults.

Monkey Joe's makes a great day out for the whole family when the weather does not allow outdoor fun.

Monkey Joe's is located at 1850 Bryant Rd, Lexington KY. More information can be found at http://www.monkeyjoes.com/locations/lexington-ky

Jennifer
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Cruisin’ the Heartland with XFINITY

 photo Screen-Shot-2014-06-25-at-113531-PM_zps00f80a31.pngJuly 25-26, 2014 - Downtown Elizabethtown

For more information, visit: Cruisin’ the Heartland with XFINITY

Cruisin’ the Heartland is sure to entertain your entire family so be sure and put this event on your calendar and get ready to see beautiful classic cars, and much much more. Everything from live music by local artists to a delicious breakfast catered by Tony York’s, there is something that is surely going to appeal to you.

Friday: (Noon – 5pm) The Shoebox Shop tours. See how cars become fully restored on-site! Guided tours at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Taking place at a local classic car and street rod restoration center (10 minutes from Etown). Location: 4754 Old Elizabethtown Rd., Hodgenville, KY. Contact (270) 358-4838

5pm: Car Cruise

7pm – 10pm: Car Show, Party & Concert by Crushed Velvet at Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum, 1100 North Dixie Hwy. Elizabethtown, KY 42701. Sponsored by Swope Family of Dealerships, a Cruisin’ sponsor since 2010!

8pm: American Graffiti will be shown at State Theater, Tickets will be $3 each.
Saturday: , More than 1,800 Cruise Cars will await you and line the streets of downtown Elizabethtown. There will also be a FREE Concert by The Headstones.

730am-930am – Breakfast at Pritchard Community Center presented by the Elizabethtown Noon Rotary Club. Cost is $8 per person.

11am: Parking begins, gates open. Giveaways every hour!

11am – 9:30pm – Swap Meet, Vendors open, DJ Freestyle, Hardin County History Museum opens, and more! Dennis Gage will be filming his show. Get your car on his show!

5pm: Headstones Concert in the State Theater parking lot.

7:30pm: Lowe’s Garage Cabinets & Ray’s Trailer giveaway. Giveaway is for an 18′ Enclosed Car Hauler Trailer! Must be present to win, must have a registered cruise car.

7:30pm – 9:30pm – The Caribou Concert

This event is sponsored by XFINITY, City of E-town, E-town Tourism.

For all the up-to-date details and information and a complete schedule, please visit www.cruisintheheartland.com

Location: Public Square, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, 42701

Heater
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Smothers Park & Owensboro Riverfront Park in Owensboro, Kentucky

If you are looking to be adventurous, we have a great day trip idea! Head to Owensboro, KY for the day and enjoy a fun time of play at Smothers Park at the Riverfront, a picnic too.

You certainly could pick one of these fun things, or both depending on the ages and temperaments of your children.

Smothers Park & Owensboro Riverfront Park in Owensboro, Kentucky is a destination along the Ohio River that will not only make your children of various ages very happy, it will also give you a chance to get out and explore a bit some of this awesome state of Kentucky!

LOCATION: Smothers Park & Owensboro Riverfront Park, 199 West Veterans Blvd, Owensboro, KY 42301

HIGHLIGHTS AND FUN AT THE PARK INCLUDE:

-Five-block area
-Custom and fully accessible state-of-the-art playground
-Multiple fountains
-Water features
-Veteran’s memorial
-Splash pad (includes two-dozen water jets over 2,315 square feet of safety surfacing)
-Spray Park (9am-9pm)
– Open 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Here's a video that shows what the park has to offer.

Parking is convenient. Just pack a picnic and enjoy a lovely lunch while you are there. Heather
ElizabethtownFamily.com
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Win 4 Passes to the Louisville Mega Cavern Mega Quest Ropes Course

WE HAVE A WINNER! It's Heather Lucid. Please email info@louisvillefamilyfun.net to claim this prize.
Use the email address used to enter the contest. 

 Did you know the Kentucky is home to the ONLY fully underground aerial ropes challenge course in the world! The Mega Quest at Louisville Mega Cavern is one of only twenty courses of its kind in the USA. It is an activity that the entire family can do; including grandparents.

We have 4 passes to give to a lucky winner so they can enjoy this unique Kentucky Family Fun adventure together.  

Note: Minimum age is five years old and up. Maturity level is important since each participant must be able to follow a three step process to transfer from one of the 76 challenges to another. Height requirement - standing in place, each participant must be able to reach a height of 50 inches with an outstretched arm, in order to connect to each element.  The passes we are giving away are for use Monday - Thursday.


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Monday, July 14, 2014

Sheltowee Trace Outfitters - tubing and canoeing on the Cumberland River!

 photo rafting_zpsbcaf579f.jpgSheltowee Trace Outfitters is located just 5 miles from Cumberland Falls State Park and offers many family friendly activities from canoe, white water rafting, and tubing trips on the Cumberland River to River cruises, zip lining, geocaching and even on site lodging.

Sheltowee Trace will help you plan an afternoon adventure or fun-packed family vacation. Although many activities can be enjoyed by young children, we suggest that the ideal age to enjoy the majority of the activities offered here would be 8 years and older.

To find out more information and make reservations, visit http://www.ky-rafting.com
Located at 2001 Hwy 90, Corbin, KY 40701.

Jennifer
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Family Activity Center in Shelbyville - Great indoor or outdoor swimming spot for families!

 photo CC_zps9fc782d7.jpgThe Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville offers one of the best indoor/outdoor pools for families with young children close to the Louisville Metro area. The outdoor pool offers a zero entry side with water sprayers, a kiddie Frog slide and a larger water slide for older children and adults. The pool is small enough that you can see your children wherever they may be in the pool. This is a particulary great pool for families with children in the 0-10 age range. Indoors, you will find a lap pool, diving boards and kiddie pool with slide. 

The Family center is surrounded by a park with a play area, walking trails and picnic areas.

Day entry for adults is $6, children are $4 and 2 and under a free. For more information, please visit http://www.shelbycountyparks.com/FAC.html

Jennifer
courtesy of LouisvilleFamilyFun.net
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Monday, July 7, 2014

Lindsey Golf Course Moonlight Golf - Fort Knox


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Golf with lighted golf balls and chem. lights for flag sticks! Tee times will begin at approximately 10:30 p.m. This event is open to all golfers. The event fee is $30 for Annual Members, Active Duty, Retirees, Military affiliates and $40 for all non-Military affiliates. 

The fee includes cart, lighted golf balls, range ball, and green fees. 

Call in advance to schedule your individual or group tee time. 
 Location: Lindsey Golf Course, 4024 Bullion Blvd, Fort Knox, KY 40121 
 Info: For more information, call (502) 943-9299 or (502) 624-2717.

Heather
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mammoth Cave for Families

 photo 2012-09-03_155648_zps54aab458.jpgHave you been to Mammoth Cave  lately? There’s a possibility parts of it may close one day because of White Nose Syndrome, an illness that kills the bats that live in caves. For this reason, we make a point to take our kids every summer, because you never know when they might have to shut down tours to protect the wildlife from the threat of this deadly disease.

Mammoth Cave is the largest known cave system in the world, and it is located right here in Kentucky. We are lucky to have such an amazing place to explore right in our own back yard. They offer twelve different cave tours, ranging from half an hour and a quarter mile to six and a half hours and five miles of spelunking. Difficulty ranges from easy to expert, and rangers are usually on hand to help you choose the tour that is best for your family.

 photo 104_zps549d1d78.jpg In addition to cave tours, Mammoth Cave National Park offers hiking, both guided and unguided, camping, cottages, water sports, and horseback riding, just to name a few. The Cave City area is full of things to do, including Dinosaur World, The Historic Wigwam Village, and Zip Lines. For more tourist information, click here. 

You can learn a lot about Kentucky’s history, geology, and biology from touring Mammoth Cave. An added bonus is that it is the same temperature in the caves year-round, so it’s a great way to escape from the sweltering heat of summer or the frigid cold of winter. If you’ve never been, this should definitely be on your Kentucky bucket list.

Maggie
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