Special Events

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Mammoth Cave National Park hosts a variety of special events each year.

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The park hosts several special events throughout the year to celebrate the history, culture and natural wonders of Mammoth Cave National Park. Explore the links below to learn more about the events and find a schedule of activities. Updated information for each event will be posted as it becomes available.


Annual Events

Bat Night


Join bat scientists to learn about the science of studying bats in the park and the benefits they provide.

Black History Month


Join ranger led talks, guided walks, evening presentations at local libraries, and special videos and visual displays that focus on the legacy of African American history at Mammoth Cave throughout the month of February.

Cave Sing


Celebrate the history of music in the cave and welcome in the holiday season. With origins dating back to the winter of 1883, the annual Cave Sing has become a beloved holiday tradition for area locals and visitors alike.

International Dark Sky Week

International Dark Sky Week is an annual event that encourages people worldwide to turn off lights, enjoy the night sky without light pollution, and gain an awareness and appreciation of our dark skies. Come join us for some ranger guided walk, talks and evening programs that take a closer look at the park after dark

National Park Week


Celebrate our love of national parks during National Park Week held annually each April. Events for National Park Week vary from year to year but highlight the important work done by the park and partners across the country.

Wildflower Day


Join Mammoth Cave rangers and volunteers to celebrate the changing seasons and the beauty of wildflowers in the park. Throughout the day enjoy scheduled talks, guided hikes, and children's crafts.


One-time Events


Last updated: January 19, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 7
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259-0007


270 758-2180

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