Boating is enjoyed on the Licking River. Fishing is available in a private lake and the river.
The "Licking River Greenway and Trails" connect Wilder, Covington, Taylor Mill, and Newport, Kentucky – and when completed will span about 14 miles. The trail connects the City Building to Frederick’s Landing and will continue along Route 9 to the Maxim Property. "Fredericks Landing Park" has boat ramp access to the Licking River. "Veteran’s Memorial Park" features a memorial area as well as a picnic shelter.
The city hosts several events throughout the year: Bluegrass Festival and Flag-Raising ceremony and community Labor Day picnic in September; KidsFest in June; and a tree-lighting ceremony and Santa-on-a-firetruck in December. Wilder also has an annual Christmas Home Decorating Contest.