20 Things to Do in Madisonville-Hopkins County this Memorial Day Weekend!

Memorial Day not only serves as a day of remembrance but also marks the unofficial start of summer. It’s a time when people come together to honor the fallen heroes while embracing the warmer weather and the vibrant spirit of the season. Enjoy the season, create beautiful memories, and make this Memorial Day the start of an unforgettable summer adventure.

Here are 20 fun things to do this weekend:

  1. Strike a Pose– Have a photoshoot with friends at the wing murals and the #BigMadChair on Sugg Street!
  2. Try a New Restaurant– With over 80 restaurants in Hopkins County, you are sure to find a new favorite. Check out Foodie Friday for all the local diners, drive-thrus, and dives!
  3. Hit the Greens– With 4 versions of golf, find your favorite and go a round… or two! (Mini Golf, Golf, Disc Golf, and Foot Golf)
  4. Visit a Museum– Step back in time. Take a day to visit our historical sites and museums for a walk through Hopkins County’s rich history.
  5. Sample Local Beer- The county’s first brewery, Tradewater Brewing, is now open on Dempsey Street!
  6. Rent a Kayak or Bike– Take a ride on the pavement or the water! Several places offer rentals throughout the county. Check out Mahr Park, Pennyrile State Park or, Tradewater Kayaking.
  7. Enjoy a Day at the Beach- Celebrate the seasoning opening of the Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is opening their beach!
  8. Visit the Farmers Market– Indulge your taste for colorful, locally grown produce and orchard-fresh fruits and vegetables.
  9. Go Geocaching– Fun for the whole family, download the app and start your very own scavenger hunt!
  10. Catch a Race- Enjoy a night of fast cars and fun at the Western Kentucky Speedway!
  11. Go Fishing– Reel in a big one at one of the many lakes and ponds in Hopkins County! Fishing is a great way to spend a summer evening!
  12. Attend a Car Show– Check out hot rods, classics, motorcycles, and more at the Dawson Springs Cars & Coffee Car Show!
  13. Dance a Jig– Have a blast “Dancing in the Streets” in Dawson Springs.
  14. Gaze at the Stars– Mahr Park is the perfect place to take in the night sky!
  15. Go Bowling– Whether you are playing competitively or a friendly round with friends, Melody Lanes has been the spot since 1959!
  16. Catch a Movie– Golden Ticket Cinemas offer the latest blockbusters at a great price! Catch a movie for your next date or for family fun!
  17. Visit the Community Garden– The community garden at Mahr Park is a beautiful place. Go see what’s in bloom!
  18. Hike a New Trail– Boasting hundreds of miles of trails, Hopkins County is full of adventure and gorgeous views!
  19. Go Antique Shopping– There’s no telling what you can find at yard sales and antique stores! Antique and vintage pieces have so much character!
  20. Splash Around- The Splash Pad at Festus Claybon is a great way to cool off and have some fun!