Kentucky Outdoor Events
Looking for awesome outdoor recreation, trail days, & clean-up events that take place across Kentucky’s 120 counties? If so, you have landed in the right place with a host of rad events curated by the EKI Staff.
Event organizers: please submit your events and help Kentuckians and visitors build a long term relationship with the natural spaces around our beautiful state.
The inaugural Expedition Frankfort: Run | Bike | Paddle is the Explore Kentucky Initiative’s way of showcasing Kentucky’s capital city of Frankfort (our base camp) as the ultimate adventure town! The event consists of a 3.7 mile run, 6 mile MTB ride, and 6 mile paddle on the Kentucky River.
The Bluegrass River Run is back again in its second year. This will be the second event of the 2018 Kentucky Waterman Seriesand our first down river race/float of the year; making it a perfect way to start the season. Paddlers will blast off from Kentucky State Park's Fort Boonesborough State Park, the start of beautiful 100 mile + palisades (canyon) section of the Kentucky River that flows through the heart of the Bluegrass region.