Derby Day

May 4-5, 2018

The first ever Derby Day Festival was held in 2001.  The event is coordinated by the Merchants' Committee.  Over the years many attractions have been added to the festival to keep family entertainment first.

Kids can enjoy a number of kiddie rides and blowups.  Families line the streets to welcome the parade.  Live music, a car show and art show can entertain guests for hours.  For detailed information please see use the links below.   Click here for Derby Day Schedule of Events.

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Derby Dash

May 5, 2018

The annual Derby Dash will kick off all Derby Day Festivities.  Enjoy a 5k (3.1 mile) course through scenic Williamstown.  Proceeds for will benefit the Fitness for Life Around Grant County Physical Activity Initiatives.  The race will begin 8:30 a.m.  For further information visit or click here to register.

U.S. 25 Yard Sale

June 7-9, 2018

The U.S. 25 Yard Sale is a state-wide yard sale held along Highway 25.  The event started in 2012 by eager Williamstown resident, Judy Wigginton.  She began this journey to promoting small town businesses, organizations and its people.  Judy prepares and promotes months in advance to make sure the yard sale is a success.  The U.S. 25 Yard Sale is now the fourth biggest yard sale in the state stretching from Michigan to Florida. 

To see if your city is participating in this year's U.S. 25 Yard Sale please call your local or county government.

Paddle Williamstown

August 25, 2018

Paddle Northern Kentucky's largest lake safely.  During the hours of Paddle Williamstown powerboat/jet ski traffic is restricted, which means you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.  Explore nearly 350 acres of calm flat water and pass over 450 of its waterline properties.  Come join us August 25, 2018!  Registration will open June 30th.   If you plan on renting a canoe or kayak you can register no later than 11:59p.m., August 13th.

Join us for a pre-event concert at the Williamstown Marina at 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 24th.  There will also be fireworks on the lake Saturday night!

For more information and to register for the event visit:

Ice Cream Social

September 21, 2018

The annual Ice Cream Social is held on the Third Friday of September every year.  Join everyone at the William Arnold Log House in downtown Williamstown from 6:00-9:00 p.m., Friday, September 15th.

The cabin will be open for those of you who want to step back in time and plenty of gospel music, old time crafts and free food. 

For more information please contact Bren Murphy at (859)429-7877.