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🗓 Richmond Area Guide to Community Events! April & May

Amanda Marcum

From waiting tables to becoming an award-winning real estate broker, Amanda Marcum has built her successful career from the ground up...

From waiting tables to becoming an award-winning real estate broker, Amanda Marcum has built her successful career from the ground up...

Apr 26 6 minutes read

Richmond Area Guide to Community Events

Here are some of the MARCUMsold Team's favorite things to do in-and-around Richmond, KY!

What: Healthy Kids Weekend 2019

Where: Telford YMCA, 1100 E Main St, Richmond

When: Saturday, April 26th at 6PM – April 28th at at 6PM

Details:  Join us for a fun filled weekend, celebrating kids & healthy living! We will be hosting a weekend event for kids from Madison County and the surrounding areas. Check out the weekend events and join us for one or for all of them!

Friday, April 26th: Parents Night Out - "Ninja Kid Warriors" - at the YMCA, from 7:30 - 10:30 pm. Price is $10 for Members, $15 for Non-Members)

Saturday, April 27th: Healthy Kids Day at Lake Reba from 11:00am - 1:00 pm - FREE FOR ALL!

Sunday, April 28th: Kids Triathlon at the YMCA! This will be for ages 4 - 14. Registration opens February 1st! Register by March 31st to save $10 off of the registration fee. Each participant will receive a T-Shirt and swim cap. There will be prizes for the top 3 winners in each age group and prizes for the over all male & female winner.
The Kids Triathlon will be $30 + tax, if you register by March 31st, either through the Telford YMCA or online through 

What: 2019 Officer Daniel Ellis Memorial 5K

Where: First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass, Richmond

When: Friday, April 27th, 2019 at 8:30AM – 10:00PM

Details: 4th Annual Officer Daniel Ellis Memorial 5k
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:30am

What: Berea Makers Market: Feather Your Nest Pop-Up           

Where: Churchhill's, 100 Churchill Ct, Berea, Kentucky 40403

When: Friday, April 27th, 2019 at 10AM – 4PM

Details: Berea Makers Market is popping up at Churchill's on April 27th for a springtime celebration of handmade! Shop fresh finds for home, and delightful gifts for all the special people on your spring gift list. We'll also have local food trucks, coffee, and more - stay tuned here for updates!

Hope you'll save the date and we can't wait to see you this spring in Berea!

What: 2019 Mountain Mushroom Festival

Where: Irvine, KY 

When: Friday, April 27th, 9AM – April 28th, 5PM

Details: Come join us for our annual celebration of the morel mushroom and Kentucky agate

What: Bourbon, Boots & BBQ Derby Benefit (formerly Gala on Derby Eve)

Where: Madison County Fairgrounds, 3237 Old Kentucky Hwy 52, Richmond, Kentucky 40475

When: Friday, May 3rd, 6:30PM – 11:30PM

Details: Bourbon, Boots & BBQ Derby Benefit (formerly The Gala on Derby Eve) is Madison County's longest-running Derby party, an outstanding night of live music (featuring special guest Walker Montgomery this year!), dancing, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, auctions, photo booth, and so much more. Back this year is the popular bourbon tasting! Grab friends, a date, family, or coworkers and place your reservations today. Not only is it a lot of fun, organizers donate all proceeds to Hospice Care Plus. Seating is limited. Location: Richardson Hall @ The Madison County Fairgrounds


What: Derby Brunch

Where: Black Box Theatre, EKU Center for the Arts

When: Friday, May 3rd, 6:30PM – 11:30PM

Details: "Silks and Saddles" Derby Brunch
Saturday, May 4
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Music by Rockland Road
Catered Brunch and Cash Bar
Derby Hat and Tie Contest
Souvenir Derby Pictures
Door Prizes and Raffles

Those who attend the Derby Brunch will enjoy music by the talented Rockland Road, formerly known as the Martin Family Circus. Winchester native, former EKU student, and multi-instrumentalist Paul Martin was recently a member of Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, and he has developed a respected reputation as a Nashville session/touring musician on guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums. He served as the lead guitarist and lead vocalist for Exile from 1989-1995. Paul's wife, Jamie, is the daughter of Duane Allen from The Oak Ridge Boys, and she has worked in the music industry for many years. The six-piece Rockland Road includes Paul, Jamie, and their four children performing songs by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Oak Ridge Boys, Exile, Steely Dan, Toto, Chicago, The Jackson 5, Journey, and many other artists. They will also perform an outstanding version of "My Old Kentucky Home."

This is a much-anticipated event and one that you won't want to miss. Sponsors for the 2019 Derby Brunch include 1st Trust Bank, Community Trust Bank, Cumberland Valley National Bank, Spencer Templin, Dr. and Mrs. James C. Murphy, Nancy Robertson of Coldwell Banker, McMahan Realtor, Ridings Insurance & Financial Services, LTD, Renfro's Collision, J & K Kreations, and Soft Shoe. Make RAAC's annual Derby Brunch part of your derby day celebration.

Admission is $40 in advance. RAAC members will receive a 10% discount. Space is limited. Tickets may be purchased at the Richmond Area Arts Center (399 W. Water St.), by calling 859-624-4242, or online at Call 859-24-4242, or email [email protected]

What: 2019 Taste Of Richmond

Where: Richmond Centre, 2091 Lantern Ridge Dr, Richmond, 

When: Friday, June 21st, 6PM – 9PM

Details: The Taste of Richmond is an annual event that takes place in the heart of the Richmond Centre.  It is a night of outdoor family fun featuring a live band and all you can eat tastings from Richmond's finest restaurants and local dining establishments!  Fresh pasta, steaks, chicken, homemade treats, smoked barbeque, hot pizza from all of your favorites, hand scooped ice cream, and so much more!  All area food vendors are invited to participate in the event with attendees purchasing tickets to try a taste of their food. It's the tastiest event of the year!

* To find the current calendar of events hosted by the Madison County Public Library  CLICK HERE

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