Celebrate Our Past and Our Future

225th Celebration


From the Frontier to the Future: Celebrating Boone County’s 225 Years

Boone County has certainly come a long way in the past 225 years. From determined settlers, many of whom were veterans of the Revolution, to the booming river towns so vital to our early economy, through the Civil War and two world wars, and our considerable progress in the late 20th Century, Boone County has experienced great growth and change. But who we are is who we have always been, a strong, vital community, proud of our place in the world and determined to be the best we can be. Whether your family has been in Boone County for 200 years or just a short time, this is your Boone County and your history.

This is a big year for Boone County and it is important for us to celebrate together. From Memorial Day through December, we will be commemorating Boone County’s 225th Anniversary with several events throughout the county. To recognize our first County Court meeting in June 1799, we are going to celebrate Boone County’s 225 years of vibrant history with a day-long event on June 1st at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Keep checking back for an updated calendar of events.


                                         225th Anniversary Schedule of Events 

Event Location Date Event Information
City of Florence Memorial Day Parade City of Florence/ KY 18  May 27, 2024 at 10am Florence Memorial Day Parade
225th Anniversary Event Boone County Fairgrounds June 1, 2024 from 10am-10pm 225th Anniversary 
Birdies and Badges - Celebrating 225 Years of the Boone County Sheriff's Office Boone Links Golf Course June 22, 2024 We're thrilled to announce the inaugural Boone County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Birdies & Badges Golf Outing, celebrating the remarkable 225-year
legacy of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. Birdies & Badges will be held on June 22nd at Boone Links Golf Course, and promises to be a
great day of camaraderie and friendly competition, while helping the Boone County Sheriff's Auxiliary raise funds to support the men and
women of the Boone County Sheriff's Office and their families
Boone County 4H and Utopia Fair Boone County Fairgrounds June 24-29, 2024 Boone County Fair
Union Celebrates America Event City of Union/ US42/Ryle High School June 28, 2024 Union Celebrates America
City of Florence Celebrate
Independence Day
Florence Government Center July 3, 2024 Celebrate Independence Day
Old Timers Day Rabbit Hash Historic District August 31, 2024 Rabbit Hash
City of Walton Old Fashion Day City of Walton/US 25 September  14, 2024 Walton Old Fashion Day
Bourbon in the Bluegrass, hosted by the City of Union Farm Haven - Union October 5, 2024 from 3-7 p.m. Bourbon in the Bluegrass is an annual event held in a farm setting in Union, celebrating Boone County's rich heritage. It showcases the
region's deep connection to bourbon and bluegrass music, featuring tastings from local bourbon distilleries, local vineyards/ breweries, live
bluegrass music, and local food vendors. Farm Haven offers free hayrides around the farm and tours of the historic cabin on grounds.
Petersburg Fall Festival Petersburg Community Center October 12, 2024  
Patriot Grave Marking: Sgt. Chichester Matthews, Revolutionary War Soldier Sand Run Baptist Church Cemetery
1327 N. Bend Road, Hebron, Ky
November 2, 2024 at 2 p.m. The Boone County Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and the Simon Kenton Chapter Sons of the American Revolution will place a marker for Rev Sgt Chichester Matthews who served in the Revolutionary War and was the first pastor
of the Sand Run Baptist Church.
City of Florence Holiday Tree Lighting & Winter Wonderland Village Florence Government Center TBD  
Boone County Holiday Event & Christmas Tree Lighting Burlington Commons December 7, 2024 Boone County Tree Lighting


Additional information, calendar of events and information will updated on the 225th webpage. We look forward to celebrating with you!

135968

population

4 th

largest county

1798

founded

42 mi

of riverfront