Truck-a-Palooza, the city’s annual touch-a-truck event, is back and will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, between 10 a.m. and noon at Fredrick Douglass High School. This event is open to all ages and is free to the public.

June 8 | 10 a.m. – noon (sensory hour is 9 – 10 a.m.)
Frederick Douglass High School | 2000 Winchester Rd, Lexington, KY 40509

Meadowthorpe neighborhood Aug. 24, 2017. Photo by Amy Wallot

Attendees will have the rare opportunity to view more than 20 city trucks, including units from the Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works and the Fire Department.

  • Sit in the driver’s seat of a garbage truck.
  • Learn how the bucket trucks is used for tree care.
  • See how Water Quality uses camera trucks to inspect our sewers!
  • Come check out the view from the driver’s seat of a Waste Management truck and learn how the department uses a bucket truck.
  • Drivers will be on hand to answer questions, and some will be performing live “road-eo” demonstrations.

In addition to the trucks, Truck-a-Palooza will feature a scavenger hunt, kids’ activities, games and more.

Pick up an event passport on your way in and collect stamps to earn a prize. Toy trucks, bubble wands and other giveaways will thrill the littlest visitors. Food available for purchase includes pancakes, burgers, hot dogs, chips, shaved ice and more.

Truck a palooza trucks
Truck-a-Palooza Nov. 16, 2019. Photo by Isabel Jenkins

Explore the trucks

Best viewed from a desktop, laptop or Chromebook.

Steven Giliam, with Streets and Roads, operates a 75′ bucket truck while trimming trees near the Valley View Ferry on the Kentucky River Sept. 4, 2018. Photo by Scott Garthee

Thank one of the many drivers that serve the City of Lexington with a coloring sheet. 

Thanks A Ton Coloring Sheet

Muchas Gracias Hoja Para Colorear

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