Things to do in Richmond – May 2019

Find plenty of activities to do when you visit in May. Hear live music, dive into our city's fascinating history, or enjoy a day in the great outdoors. Consult our list of awesome things to do in Richmond, Kentucky.

The Sound of Music

May 2, 2019 - 8PM
EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond, KY

A brand new production of The Sound of Music is coming to the EKU Center tonight. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its multiple award winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” and the title song. The Sound of Music continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. Now, you have the opportunity to enjoy it live. Get Tickets

Kentucky Derby Weekend

When: May 3 - May 5, 2019
Where: Fort Boonesborough Park

Enjoy a Derby party with games and activities all weekend.  Guests can enjoy a traditional burgoo dinner on Friday, and a Derby breakfast on Saturday.  The race will be shown on satellite TV. This event is for registered campers only.

Third annual Bluegrass River Run

When: May 11, 2019
Where: Fort Boonesborough Park

The third annual Bluegrass River Run, one of the largest paddling events in Kentucky, is on May 11, 2019 at Boonesborough State Park. Paddling starts along pool 9 of the Kentucky River. Participants will paddle to the finish line at Clay's Ferry where they will be greeted with live music from Scott T. Smith and the family, and eat delicious food from Proud Mary's BBQ.

There will also be a recreational festival with activities for all ages. Visitors can expect music and tons of fun. Guests have the option to rent canoes and kayaks. More Info

2019 Pedagogicon - Teaching and Learning Conference

When: May 17, 2019
Where: Eastern Kentucky University

The Pedagogicon Conference, organized by the Eastern Kentucky University will take place on May 17, 2019 at the Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. The conference will cover areas like educational practices, use of technology to enhance teaching and learning, creative instructional techniques that engage students in deep learning. More Info

Hundreds are expected to attend the conference, many from out of town. Quality Inn Richmond hotel is near Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Conference attendees can SAVE 7% when booking a room at Quality Inn in Richmond, KY.

At Quality Inn, we deliver exceptional hotel amenities and services, such as business center, meeting room, fitness center, and outdoor pool. Enjoy a 100% non-smoking hotel with high speed wireless Internet in every guest room and public area. Start your morning with a complimentary hot breakfast.