Truck-a-Palooza, the city’s annual touch-a-truck event, is back and will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023, between 10 a.m. and noon at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. This event is open to all ages and is free to the public.

There will be a pre-event sensory hour from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. designed to enable those affected by loud noises and stressful public situations to enjoy Truck-a-Palooza.
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. New this year, attendees will have the opportunity to travel through the Lexington Fire Department’s smoke trailer.

  • 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.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Spanish interpreters will be available throughout the event. 

Directions information: Please enter via Jimmie Campbell Dr.

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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