APRIL thru NOVEMBER:
HISTORIC WALKING TOURS
First Saturday of each month – 10 AM to 11 AM
A guided tour of points of historical and legendary significance to Henderson’s history. This tour starts within The Community Room at The Depot and continues throughout historic downtown Henderson. Learn about the architecture and history of some of Henderson’s most beautiful homes and businesses. Tour guides vary each month – with different stories and insights. This walking tour is fairly level and wheelchair accessible.
Starts at The Depot, Starts at 10am, approximately 1 hour, free.
JULY: RIVER HERITAGE DAY
Come Down to the River
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016 — 10 AM to 4 PM
This annual river celebration is held in Audubon Mill Park and the riverfront on the beautiful Ohio River. New events added each year for young and old alike. Kids learn to cast, compete in casting competitions and a free fishing tournament. River tours and kayak races are planned for 2016. Become part of the story as a professional storyteller weaves tales of people and exciting events on the river. Operate a working lock and dam system, interact with wildlife from Mesker Park Zoo, learn water and electrical safety, hunt fish targets with bows and arrows, and waterfowl with video games from Ducks Unlimited.
Audubon Mill Park, most activities free.
JULY: DINNER ON THE RIVERFRONT
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016 — 5 PM to 8 PM
Enjoy a relaxing dinner on the riverfront at OnDeck Riverside Bar and Grill. All-you-can-eat menu includes fried fish fillets, smoked chicken jambalaya, hush puppies, slaw and beans. Proceeds from this dinner benefit Children’s Advocacy Center and River Heritage Day events.
OnDeck Riverside Bar and Grill, Tickets $12.00 ($6.00 for children 12 and under) on sale at the Depot.
AUGUST: FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016 — 10 AM to 4 PM
The Depot Community Room Teams up with Downtown Henderson Partnership to host the Folklife Festival during the Bluegrass in the Park Festival. This community event, held in Audubon Mill Park, features a host of food makers, artists and other educational exhibits about folklife traditions in western Kentucky. In the past exhibits have included antique bicycles, llama shearing, soap making, beeswax candles and much more. Traditional games for children.
Audubon Mill Park, free.
SEPTEMBER: FERNWOOD CEMETERY TOUR
SATURDAY,SEPTEMBER 10, 2016, 3 PM & 4:30 PM
Guided walking tour through Henderson’s oldest cemetery, with local actors portraying some of our most interesting citizens of Henderson who now reside in Fernwood. One of our most popular tours!
Starts at Fernwood Cemetery, Madison Street, tours begin at 3pm and 4:30pm, tickets Adults $10, Students $5, available at the Depot.
OCTOBER: SPOOKS AND LEGENDS TOUR
OCTOBER 29, 2016, 2 PM and 4 PM
Guided tour throughout downtown Henderson highlighting historical facts and legends of Henderson’s past. Actors bring stories to life, giving you an up-close and personal perspective of some of Henderson’s famous and infamous citizens. Our most popular tour!
Starts at The Depot, two tours begin at 2pm and 4pm, cost $5, available at the Depot.
This calendar changes periodically throughout the year. Check back often for new events.