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Richmond Kentucky offers a wide array of can’t-miss things to do, from attending special events, to getting involved in the arts and learning about local history; to dining at independent restaurants and staying active at area parks. Check out the organizations, festivals, arts and culture events in the area. Richmond's proximity to Lexington Kentucky also allows residents to get a bigger size city experience with minimal travel.


The EKU Center for the Arts itself exists thanks to a unique collaboration between the University, Madison County, and the cities of Richmond and Berea. The Center has made a major difference when it comes to the quality of life for the people who live here. In addition to world-class entertainment, the Center presents wide-ranging programs to bring a variety of performing arts experiences to Central and Eastern Kentucky. Affordability and access are important. Events generally offer price points to allow anyone an opportunity to attend events. The Center also works with social service organizations to offer free or deeply discounted tickets to selected events to break down those barriers even more. The EKU Center also plays a major role for tourism and economic development. This past season our patrons came from 35 different states and 375 Kentucky communities, contributing over $4 million to the local economy.


White-Hall provides you with the opportunity to step through the front doors of the White Hall State Historic Site where you are transported back in time when Revolutionary War veteran General Green Clay first built his home Clermont in 1798-99. The Foundation gives tours every second Tuesday of the month, Hearth cooking classes (demonstrations of cooking practices of the 18th and 19th century) and recounts of scandals and ghost stories are offered during visiting tours.


The Richmond Area Arts Council offers many concerts, art exhibits, after school and summer programs for children. The council has established two choral groups, provided many social opportunities and has created a unique role for itself in this community. Some of the activities include yearly Arts Gala and Derby Brunch.

Programs for Children & Family

The Telford YMCA offers a variety of children's' activities such as youth basketball, swimming lessons, martial arts and so much more. The YMCA offers all these activities at an affordable price to meet the needs of its residents. The YMCA promotes healthy living as its overall mission.

Events and Festivals

Berea Crafts Festival: Amazing art, incredible food, wandering musicians, dancers, artisan demonstrations and so much more are integral activities. For 36 years, Berea Craft Festival has brought the best and brightest from all over and packed them into the gorgeous Appalachian hills of The Pinnacles in Berea.

Fort Boonesborough State Park: a working fort, offers visitors a glimpse into what pioneer life was like. Enjoy the campgrounds, pool, programs and more. You will see all of the activities that are available. (I.e. Camping, pool, group hikes, canoeing, kayaking, rental cabins, boating, horseback riding).

The Battle of Richmond Visitor's Center Re-enactment August 26-27, 2017 recognizes the second largest Civil War battle in Kentucky, the Battle of Richmond which was one of the most decisive and complete Confederate victories in the entire war. The Battle of Richmond Association was organized in 2001 to preserve this historic battlefield.

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