Second Sunday was started in Kentucky in Lexington which holds an outdoor event downtown every second Sunday of the month. They close down a street and offer games, exercises demonstrations and walking and biking.
During the past few years, other communities in Kentucky have caught on and now offer events, and statewide nearly every county has a community that hosts an event on the second Sunday in October. Last year, the Pathfinders partnered with several groups and hosted the first Perry County Second Sunday event.
“This is the second time we have done it in October. Last April we had just the Easter pet parade … so this is actually the third time we have done a Second Sunday celebration,” said Cynthia Cole, founder of Pathfinders.
She said that the group’s mission is to promote outdoor living and hosting events like Second Sunday help them to do that.
“What we are doing is a wide variety of physical activity options, so we have our hiking program, we have our work activity program, we have got the Pathfinders Kids program,” said Cole. “We have gardening options and we have Second Sunday which is just about fun in the street.”
This year the event has grown and nearly doubled in size from the first Perry County Second Sunday.
“We have had a lot of people coming planning to be active,” Cole added.
The event took place on Main Street in front of the courthouses, and Cole said they offered walking, biking, martial arts demonstrations, crafts, merengue and a pet parade. “Just a lot of fun things to do, some of the children have been really happy with the arts and crafts table.”
The Pathfinders try to have something that will interest everyone so that different people get involved. The group is planning on hosting the event next year and hoping to start having smaller events every Second Sunday of the month.