Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley Events

What's Happening at Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

To filter these events, you can use the calendar to pick a date to show events on or after that date.

 

Daily / Recurring Events

Show Recurring Events

Location

Land Between The Lakes
Grand Rivers
Calvert City/Gilbertsville
Benton/Aurora
Murray
Paris/Paris Landing
Camden/Big Sandy
Eddyville/Kuttawa
Cadiz
Dover/Fort Donelson

LBL Events

All LBL Events
Planetarium Shows
Homeplace 1850s Events
Nature Station Events

More Categories

Concerts & Shows
Festivals
Kid-Friendly
Hiking/Runs
Dining/Bar Live Music
Sports

Pink Night

Oct 6, 2023 - Time TBA

Memorial Park - 1072 5th Ave SE, Calvert City

October is breast cancer awareness month and we invite you to join us for a night of remembrance and celebration!

For More Information: https://www.calvertcityky.gov

Kentucky Opry Presents: Bluegrass Night - Free Show

Oct 6, 2023 - 7pm

Kentucky Opry - 88 Chilton Ln, Benton

This event takes place at the Kentucky Opry, located just off US 641 North in Draffenville. For additional information about this show, call 270-527-3869.

For More Information: 270-527-3869

Richey Lindsay

Oct 6, 2023 - 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Buzzard Rock - 985 Buzzard Rock Road, Kuttawa

Live music from Buzzard Rock Cafe and Low Down Buzzard Bar along the shores of Lake Barkley. Come join the fun each weekend through October 6!

For More Information: 270-388-7925

Damwrights

Oct 6, 2023 - 6pm - 9pm

Thirsty Turtle Tavern - 265 Nautical Drive, Grand Rivers

Come join the fun at Thirsty Turtle Tavern at Green Turtle Bay Resort in Grand Rivers. Live music will be featured throughout the season. No cover charge!

For More Information: 270-362-1830

CC River Folk Fest

Oct 7, 2023 - 1pm - 6pm

Memorial Park - 1072 5th Ave SE, Calvert City

CC River Folk Festival is a beloved family-friendly music festival in Kentucky that offers a foot-stompin' good time for all ages! Music Lineup on the Calvert City Memorial Park Amphitheater Stage.

For More Information: https://www.calvertcityky.gov

Walnut Dye

Oct 7, 2023 - 11am - 3pm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

The Black Walnut is a plant with a variety of uses. Not only can they be eaten, they can also be used to make a potent permanent dye! Join us as we take the fall walnuts and turn them into a dark liquid that can be used to dye fabric and used as ink for writing and painting. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

LakeChem's Harvest Fest

Oct 7, 2023 - 2:30pm - Dusk

Central Park - Gil Hopson Drive, Murray

LakeChem Community Federal Credit Union is proud to sponsor Harvest Fest at Murray's Central Park. All events are free of charge. Some of the events include food trucks, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, inflatables, class fall festival games, pony rides, reptile display, face painting, magician, and family photos. Also showing at dusk - The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Rotary Ampitheater! Come join all the family-friendly fun - free of charge - October 7th.

For More Information: https://www.facebook.com/MurrayCallowayCoParks

Food Truck Fridays

May 5, 2023 thru Oct 7, 2023 - Each Friday

Memorial Park Amphitheater - 1072 5th Ave SE, Calvert City

Lunch or Dinner is served! During the spring and summer months on Fridays, visit Memorial Park in Calvert City for a variety of food truck eatery options! During those cooler fall months, you can visit the same park for dinner! Anything from kettle corn, street tacos, BBQ, and ethnic cuisine can be found on these yummy days!

For More Information: 270-395-7138

Hazel Day Celebration

Oct 6, 2023 thru Oct 7, 2023 - Noon to 7pm

Downtown Hazel - Main Street, Hazel

Enjoy two days of family-friendly festival fun! The parade will be held Saturday at 10am. Family-friendly movie night at the Hazel Community center. Enjoy live music from Sticky Sweet Sugar Beats from 4pm to 7pm. A car show will be happening Saturday morning along with a petting zoo and pony rides. Food, arts and crafts, vendors and more both days.

For More Information:

Wolf Week at the Nature Station

Oct 1, 2023 thru Oct 7, 2023 - 1:30pm - 2pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Enjoy daily programs and special features during Wolf Week at Woodlands Nature Station! Some of our normal daily programs that are features on this calendar are changing for this special week. Here are some of the highlights during Wolf Week:

Monday-Friday at 1:30: Treat Time for Red Wolves
Monday at 2:30: Pupply Plah-doh
Tuesday at 2:30: Wolf Origami
Wednesday at 3:00: Wild World of Wolves
Thursday at 3:30: Eat, Prey, Love
Friday at 3:00: Canine Crash Course

And then on Saturday, enjoy these special programs:

All Day - Scavenger Hunt
10:00 - Skins & Skulls
1:00 - Animal Track Kid's Craft
1:30 - Treat Time for Red Wolves
2:30 - The Squawking Squirrel Story Hour
3:30 - Top Dog

At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Loosewheel

Oct 7, 2023 - 6pm - 9pm

Thirsty Turtle Tavern - 265 Nautical Drive, Grand Rivers

Come join the fun at Thirsty Turtle Tavern at Green Turtle Bay Resort in Grand Rivers. Live music will be featured throughout the season. No cover charge!

For More Information: 270-362-1830

The Beatles All Request Show

Oct 7, 2023 - 7pm

Badgett Playhouse - 1838 J H O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers

This one is for the Band! They've asked and now you shall receive! Two hours of "The Beatles", all request music!! Try and "stump" the band! Hear your favorites, and some you may have never heard before. Sure to be an entertaining night with Terry Mike and the "Band". Doors will open at 6:30pm and the show will begin at 7PM. For tickets, call 1-888-362-4223.

For More Information: 1-888-362-4223

KY Dam Fall Paddle Up

Oct 7, 2023 - 8am

Kentucky Dam Boat Launch - Cirrito Ln, Calvert City

The KY Dam FALL Paddle Up is a family-friendly paddle event in partnership with the City of Calvert City, Calvert Area Development Association, and the Tennessee RiverLine!

Save the date on October 7 for a paddle on the Tennessee River! Bring a kayak, canoe, or any other worthy paddle craft for a trip from KY Dam Boat Ramp to Haddox Ferry.

For those who do not own a kayak but want to participate, 12 kayaks are available to reserve.

There will not be a shuttle service. Please remember to provide your own transportation to and from Haddox Ferry. Expect to be on the water for two hours. Lunch will be provided to all pre-registered paddlers.

The deadline to register is October 1. Bring your own, or use one of the rentals for this fun-filled event on the river. Register before September 22 to receive a t-shirt.

Beginning at 7:00 AM, drop your kayaks off at KY Dam Boat Ramp just below Kentucky Dam and take your vehicle to Haddox Ferry.

Marshall County Rescue Squad will be on-site floating alongside the group. All paddlers are required to wear a life jacket and know how to swim. A brief safety course will be held prior to the launch of the group.

Event Schedule:

Check-in: 7:00AM - 7:30AM
Safety and Overview: 8:00 AM
Paddle Day Take-off: 8:15 AM
Door Prize Drawing: Upon group arrival, must be present to win
Brunch vouchers will be provided!
Weather will be closely monitored and if the water is unsafe to paddle the event will be canceled.

Questions regarding the KY Dam Paddle Up should call Calvert City Hall at (270) 395-7138

For More Information:

West Kentucky Chuck Wagon Races

Oct 4, 2023 thru Oct 8, 2023 - Various Times

Chuck Wagon Track - 1560 Cherry Corner Road, Murray

The West Kentucky Chuck Wagon Races kick off this year October 4-8! Schedule of events:

Wed. Oct. 4 - Barrel Racing - 7pm
Thur. Oct. 5 - Team Sorting - 6pm

Fri. Oct. 6

Classic Cowgirl Ranch Rodeo - 5pm
Open Ladies' Ranch Rodeo - 6pm
Ranch Rodeo - 7:30pm
Live Music

Sat. Oct. 7

Team Roping - 9am
Chuck Wagon Races - 2pm
St. Jude Live Auction - 6pm
Ranch Rodeo - 7:30pm
Live Music

Sun. Oct. 8

Cowboy Church - 8am
Junior Ranch Rodeo - 9am
Breakaway Roping - 11:30am
Chuckwagon Races - 1pm
Awards Ceremony immediately following the races.

For admission prices and for more information, call Darren at 270-293-4627.

For More Information: 270-293-4627

Mis-Staken Identity

Oct 8, 2023 - 11:30am - Noon

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Have you ever seen a snake? Now's your chance! Meet our resident snakes as we learn the different types of snakes, we have here in LBL! You'll get to learn how to identify a venomous snake and discover what role they play in the ecosystem. We'll also discuss how to be safe around venomous and nonvenomous snakes when we're outside! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Campground Critters

Oct 8, 2023 - 2:30pm - 3pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Fall is a great time for camping. Meet up close, some frequent visitors to your campsite and their special role in Land Between the Lakes. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Sunday Funday: Bobcat

Oct 8, 2023 - 3:30pm - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our bobcat! Watch as he reacts to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Cooking on the Wood Stove Demonstration

Oct 8, 2023 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Visitors to the homeplace love to talk about their memories of wood cook-stoves and the old cast iron skillets that have been passed down through the generations. Come and experience traditional cooking methods and learn how to take care of Granny's skillet for the next generation. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Cooperating Buckets

Oct 7, 2023 thru Oct 8, 2023 - 1pm - 3pm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Did you know that an apprenticeship to become a cooper would take seven years? Oftentimes, farmers would seek out the help of a skilled cooper for barrels and buckets, but today, we're going to give it a shot for ourselves. Come on out and join me while I work on making a new bucket for the farm! At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Red Wolf Treat Time

Oct 8, 2023 thru Oct 9, 2023 - 1:30pm - 2pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Who's hungry like a wolf? Our red wolves, of course! Visit with our red wolves, one of the most endangered mammals in the United States and watch them "wolf" down a tasty treat. Find out how they became so endangered and what efforts biologists have made to try to save them from extinction At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Fears and Phobias

Oct 13, 2023 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Conquer your fears as we dispel many of the myths and misconceptions that surround many of the misunderstood critters in LBL like snakes, spiders, and coyotes. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Kentucky Opry Presents: Gene Watson

Oct 14, 2023 - 7pm

Kentucky Opry - 88 Chilton Ln, Benton

This event takes place at the Kentucky Opry, located just off US 641 North in Draffenville. For additional information about this show, call 270-527-3869.

For More Information: 270-527-3869

Nocturnal Nature

Oct 14, 2023 - 3:30pm - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

How do owls find their way in the dark? How do bats catch bugs? Join us as we explore natures nightlife, discussing some of the nocturnal critters around the world and meeting one of our own nocturnal animals. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Hunter's Moon Festival

Oct 14, 2023 - 9am - 6pm

Little Lake Park - J H O'Bryan Ave., Grand Rivers

One of the region's best fall festivals in Grand Rivers, Kentucky. Too much to list here, so visit https://www.grandrivers.org for a complete listing of all activities and events!

For More Information: https://www.grandrivers.org

Shop-O-Rama Cruise-O-Rama

Oct 14, 2023 - Time TBA

Shop-O-Rama in Calvert City - 878 5th Ave., Calvert City

Take a cruise to Shop-O-Rama in Calvert City! Fun and fellowship with friendly car enthusiasts is just a bonus!

For More Information: 270-395-4818

Spidey Sense

Oct 14, 2023 - 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Fall is filled with spiders! Argiope, orb weavers, daddy long legs, trap doors and more are trying to finish the long year and setting up for the next. Discover the spiders around you and how to identify them! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

47th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival

Oct 13, 2023 thru Oct 14, 2023 - 10am - 10pm

Downtown Cadiz - Main Street, Cadiz

Over 225 Vendors will be on site with music going on all two days with Special Musical Entertainment on Friday and Saturday Nights. Carnival rides and games available Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Country Ham Contest, Car and Truck Show, Favorite Festival Foods available, Fireworks, and too much to list here. Ham Festís official hours are Friday and Saturday, 10am to approx. 10pm

For More Information: https://www.TriggCountyCountryHamFestival.com

Benton's Scary Scurry

Oct 14, 2023 - Time TBA

Benton Court Square - Downtown, Benton

Hit the downtown Benton area for a spooky time! Kids activities, golf cart parade, costume contests, candy cart row and more!

For More Information: 1-800-467-7145

Downtown Farmers Market

May 20, 2023 thru Oct 14, 2023 - 7a - Noon

Downtown Murray - Maple Street, Murray

Enjoy between 40 and 60 vendors selling baked goods, produce, crafts, and so much more. The event is held each Saturday through October in downtown Murray.

For More Information: http://www.murraymainstreet.org

Murray State Football vs. Southern Illinois (Homecoming)

Oct 14, 2023 - Time TBA

Roy Stewart Stadium - Gilbert Graves Drive, Murray

This season marks the first for Murray State Football in the Missouri Valley Conference, the toughest league in NCAA Division I FCS. The Racers will host regional rival Southern Illinois for Homecoming. For tickets, visit goracers.com.

For More Information: https://www.goracers.com

Apple Fest

Oct 14, 2023 - 11am - 4pm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Come join us at the homeplace as we celebrate fall with our Apple Festival. From making apple butter to carving apple faces, we will do all things Apples. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Tree-mendous Hike

Oct 14, 2023 - 11am - 12:30pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Land Between the Lakes has a large diversity of trees! Learn some simple tips and techniques on how to identify the trees in your own backyard while you join a naturalist on a 1-mile guided hike. Program free to LBL visitors and meets in front of Nature Station. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Dueling Guitars - An Acoustic Request Show

Oct 14, 2023 - 7pm

Badgett Playhouse - 1838 J H O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers

Join us for this one of a kind evening where YOU the audience gets to "write" the show! Distinguished musicans will be here to "duke it out" on the guitars, playing all your favorite songs per YOUR request. This will be an evening you dont want to miss! For tickets, call 1-888-362-4223.

For More Information: 1-888-362-4223

Sunday Funday: Wildcat

Oct 15, 2023 - 3:30pm - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our bobcat! Watch as he reacts to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Snake, Rattle & Roll

Oct 15, 2023 - 1:30pm - 2pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Have you ever touched a live snake? Here's your chance! Meet several of our resident snakes as we learn how these unusual creatures survive. We'll also discuss how to be safe around snakes when we're outside. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Quilting Demonstration

Oct 15, 2023 - 1:00p - 3:00p

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Beautiful, artistic, and practical, quilts are a highly prized part of our farm. Come share your memories of quilting, whether recent or ancestral, and see how quilting was done by hand in the 1850s. Our quilting program will have historical and hands-on elements combining the history of quilting with the steps in quilt making. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Healing & Arts Fall Festival

Oct 14, 2023 thru Oct 15, 2023 - Various Times

Calvert City Civic Center / Doctors Park - 991 5th Ave. SE, Calvert City

The Good Wu Healing & Arts Festival will take place Saturday, October 14 from 9am to 5pm and Sunday, October 15 from 10am to 4pm at Calver City Civic Center and Doctor's Park. Enjoy holistic health, functional medicine, healing sessions, organic foods, music and performances, giveaways and more. Admission is free with free parking at this indoor-outdoor event!

For More Information: https://thegoodwuhealingandartsfestival.weebly.com/

Camping in the 1850s

Oct 15, 2023 - 12:30p - 3:00p

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Believe it or not, recreational camping started in the early 1800s. Come and see how the pioneers set up and used their campsite. Learn about the history behind one of America's favorite pursuits- escaping the city! At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Kentucky Opry Presents: Gospel Night

Oct 20, 2023 - 7pm

Kentucky Opry - 88 Chilton Ln, Benton

This event takes place at the Kentucky Opry, located just off US 641 North in Draffenville. For additional information about this show, call 270-527-3869.

For More Information: 270-527-3869

Spinning Wool Into Yarn

Oct 21, 2023 - 1pm - 3pm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Every hand is needed to help with picking, scouring and carding our wool fleeces. Then sit by the spinning wheel as it turns, turns, turns, and watch the spinner turn curly fleece into yarn. . At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

A Hogwart's Howl-o-ween!

Oct 21, 2023 - 10am - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

$9 ages 18+, $7 ages 5-17, 4 and under free. Includes same day NS admission.

Calling all students! It's time for the Hogwarts House Cup Challenge! Win points for your House by coming dressed in your House Colors, completing wizarding world activities, attending classes, asking questions about our fantastic creatures, completing magical crafts, and various other challenges. At the end of the day, all the points will be tallied, and we will announce this year's winners of the House Cup Challenge!

Please join us in this Harry Potter-themed, non-scary Halloween program. Costumes are encouraged, particularly your favorite house colors!

For the safety of our animals and your family, please leave your pets at home.

A detailed list of the day's events will be available by October 1, 2023. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Amelia's Run for Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates

Oct 21, 2023 - 7:30am - Noon

Grand Rivers Chamber Office - J H O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers

Amelia's Run for Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates is held on the third Saturday of October. The event honors the memory of our dear friend, Amelia Brown Wilson while raising awareness and funds for KODA. The run features a 10km, 5km, and Kid's Run. It remains under the direction of Durbin Race Management, and is hosted by incredible volunteers from the Grand Rivers area; most of whom knew and loved Amelia Wilson. For more details, visit grandrivers.org.

For More Information: https://www.grandrivers.org

Kentucky Comedy Festival

Oct 19, 2023 thru Oct 21, 2023 - Thu-Fri 7:30p; Sat 4:30/8:30pm

Wrather Hall at Murray State - University Drive, Murray

The Kentucky Comedy Festival is coming up Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, October 21 at the newly renovated Wrather Hall on on the campus of Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky! Tickets for each night are available at www.KentuckyComedyFestival.com. We have a great lineup of comedians with Henry Cho, Kevin Farley, Brad Upton, Tammy Pescatelli, Derrick Stroup, White Trash Cinderella Lace Larrabee, Eric O'Shea, Katherine Blanford, Jasmine Ellis, the Kentucky Corp Jester Mark Klein and Murray based comedians Jeremiah Martin and Jamaal Gardner! Our comedians have been regulars on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon, the Grand Ole Opry, Comedy Central, Showtime, and Dry Bar Comedy!

For More Information: http://www.kentuckycomedyfestival.com

Kentucky Lake Bowfishing Series

Oct 21, 2023 - 7pm - 3am

PL Outdoors - 8740 Highway 79 North, Buchanan

PL Outdoorsman in Buchanan is excited to host several bowfishing tournaments in 2023. The entry fee is $100 for four man teams, open trailer, and side pots. 100% payout! All tournaments are 7pm to 3am. Tournament dates are:

October 31 - The Big 1, 2, 3

For additional info, call 423-653-8655

For More Information: 423-653-8655

Aurora Chainsaw Carving Competition

Oct 20, 2023 thru Oct 21, 2023 - 8am - 5pm

Kenlake State Park - 542 Kenlake Road, Aurora

Aurora's Sawing Logs and Chainsaw Carving Competition & Wacky Women's World coming October 20 - 21, 2023 at Kenlake State Resort Park & Tennis Center.

Wacky Women's World
Friday Oct. 20th: 11AM - 5PM
Saturday Oct. 21st: 10AM - 3PM

Chainsaw Carving:
Friday Oct. 20th: 8AM - 6PM
Saturday Oct. 21st: 8AM - 2PM
Saturday, Oct. 21st: One hour quick carve at 3PM
Saturday, Oct. 21st: Auction begins at 5PM.

For more information, visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/AuroraKentuckyWACPAC or text 270-205-1501 or 270-493-0652

For More Information: 270-205-1501

The Southern Gospel Request Show

Oct 21, 2023 - 7pm

Badgett Playhouse - 1838 J H O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers

Join us for these special Gospel Shows, where the soaring vocals and talented musicians will have you singing along to your favorite gospel songs and hymns! For tickets, call 1-888-362-4223.

For More Information: 1-888-362-4223

Jack-o-Lantern Jamboree

Oct 22, 2023 - 3:30pm - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Happy Halloween to the Nature Station's animals! Jack-o-lanterns make great containers to stuff with festive feasts for our critters. Help us prepare some super snacks for the wolves, vultures, and more. Then watch as the animals try to figure out how to open their pumpkin presents and chow down! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Owls Up Close

Oct 22, 2023 - 1:30pm - 2pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Join our naturalists for a program dedicated to our favorite nocturnal hunters - our owls! Meet our resident owls up close and learn how they survive in their nocturnal world, and what makes each species unique! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Quilting Demonstration

Oct 22, 2023 - 1:00p - 3:00p

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Beautiful, artistic, and practical, quilts are a highly prized part of our farm. Come share your memories of quilting, whether recent or ancestral, and see how quilting was done by hand in the 1850s. Our quilting program will have historical and hands-on elements combining the history of quilting with the steps in quilt making. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Blacksmithing Demonstration

Oct 21, 2023 thru Oct 22, 2023 - 11am - 1pm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

It's hammer time at the 1850s farm! We will be demonstrating historical methods of blacksmithing on a bellows operated charcoal forge. Learn about metallurgy during the mid-1800's and explore how a farmer would repair and replace broken and damaged tools. . At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Kentucky Opry Presents: Comedian Etta May

Oct 28, 2023 - 7pm

Kentucky Opry - 88 Chilton Ln, Benton

This event takes place at the Kentucky Opry, located just off US 641 North in Draffenville. For additional information about this show, call 270-527-3869.

For More Information: 270-527-3869

Mother Nature's Monster

Oct 28, 2023 - 3:30pm - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Discover the legend behind some of Hollywood's most famous monsters, then learn how Hollywood sometimes uses Mother Nature's real creatures. We will talk about real zombies, vampires, and aliens that haunt our woods. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

I Wish I Were A Werewolf

Oct 28, 2023 - 1:30p - 2:30p

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

You don't need a full moon to learn about the legend of the werewolf and how it relates to real wolves. We will take a fun, non-scary look at werewolves through pop culture and history. Then, transform into a wolf by getting your face painted after the program! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Julie Buford Band Duo

Oct 28, 2023 - 6pm - 9pm

Thirsty Turtle Tavern - 265 Nautical Drive, Grand Rivers

Come join the fun at Thirsty Turtle Tavern at Green Turtle Bay Resort in Grand Rivers. Live music will be featured throughout the season. No cover charge!

For More Information: 270-362-1830

The "Spooky" Safari

Oct 28, 2023 - 11:30 - Noon

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Let's take a tour of the backyard and learn the spooky sounds, superstitions, and stories of the animals in the backyard. We will find out the truth behind the myth, as we get a closer look at these amazing creatures. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Sunday Funday: Wolf Playtime

Oct 29, 2023 - 3:30pm - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our wolves! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Bat Attitudes

Oct 29, 2023 - 1:30 - 2:30pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

What do you know about bats? Do bats actually drink blood? Can bats get caught in a human's hair? Join us for this fun and interactive program where we debunk some common myths of bats, and even learn how bats help us humans. Then, follow us outside and we will see if we can have a chat with our very own backyard bats! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Halloween Quilting Bee

Oct 28, 2023 thru Oct 29, 2023 - 10:00a - 1:00p

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Come out and join us for our Halloween Quilting Bee! Learn the basics of quilting via our graveyard quilt, a popular method of remembering loved ones after they had died. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

The Awesome Opossum

Sep 11, 2023 thru Oct 30, 2023 - Mondays 3:30 to 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Opossums sure are awesome! Join us as we meet Billie, our resident rescued opossum, up close and personal and learn about how you DEFINITELY want one of these underrated marsupials patrolling your backyard! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Grand Rivers Trunk or Treat

Oct 31, 2023 - 5pm - 7pm

Grand Rivers Community Center - 155 West Cumberland Ave, Grand Rivers

The Grand Rivers Trunk-Or-Treat always takes place on Halloween from 5 PM - 7 PM at the Grand Rivers Community Center. Residents, businesses, and community members set up "treat stations" indoors and out that are decorated and the booth workers dress in costume! This has been called one of the best "Trunk or Treats" in the lakes area and takes place no matter the weather or day of the week!

For More Information: https://www.grandrivers.org

Kentucky Opry Presents: Bluegrass Night - Free Show

Nov 3, 2023 - 7pm

Kentucky Opry - 88 Chilton Ln, Benton

This event takes place at the Kentucky Opry, located just off US 641 North in Draffenville. For additional information about this show, call 270-527-3869.

For More Information: 270-527-3869

Going Nuts!

Nov 4, 2023 - 3:30pm - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... squirrel? How much do you know about our most common squirrel, the flying squirrel? Come meet our tiny high-flyer up close and see if YOU could survive as a squirrel! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Wild Edibles Hike

Nov 4, 2023 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

People have enjoyed nature's bounty for centuries and here in western Kentucky, our forests produce many treats! We'll go for a 1-mile hike to learn how to identify these items as they grow in the wild! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Duck, Duck... Chicken!

Nov 4, 2023 - 11am - Noon

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Come out and meet the best television an 1850s farm has to offer: our Cayuga Ducks and Dominique Chickens! We'll discuss their purpose on the farm, toss them a few treats, and learn a bit of American history through these beautiful and entertaining heritage breed birds. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Murray State Football vs. Southern Illinois (Homecoming)

Nov 4, 2023 - Time TBA

Roy Stewart Stadium - Gilbert Graves Drive, Murray

This season marks the first for Murray State Football in the Missouri Valley Conference, the toughest league in NCAA Division I FCS. The Racers will host North Dakota. For tickets, visit goracers.com.

For More Information: https://www.goracers.com

Sunday Funday: Deer

Nov 5, 2023 - 3:30pm - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Let's take a closer look at our deer at the Nature Station, as we give a special treat for the evening. Learn about their lives in Land Between the Lakes. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Smoking Meats Demonstration

Nov 4, 2023 thru Nov 5, 2023 - 11am - 3pm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Without refrigeration, there aren't many ways to preserve a large amount of meat. Salt and Smoke are our methods of choice on the farm. So come take in the sights, scents, and sounds of the smokehouse! At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Weather or Not

Nov 5, 2023 - 1:30pm - 2pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Discover some of the tips and techniques in reading nature to predict the weather, what works and what does not? We will try some fun interactive experiments to see if it is true! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Dyeing Yard Demonstration

Nov 5, 2023 - 10:30a - Noon

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Come out and join us for our Halloween Quilting Bee! Learn the basics of quilting via our graveyard quilt, a popular method of remembering loved ones after they had died. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Kentucky Opry Presents: Terry Lee & the Rock a Boogie Band

Nov 11, 2023 - 7pm

Kentucky Opry - 88 Chilton Ln, Benton

This event takes place at the Kentucky Opry, located just off US 641 North in Draffenville. For additional information about this show, call 270-527-3869.

For More Information: 270-527-3869

Blacksmithing Demonstration

Nov 11, 2023 - 11am - 1pm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

It's hammer time at the 1850s farm! We will be demonstrating historical methods of blacksmithing on a bellows operated charcoal forge. Learn about metallurgy during the mid-1800's and explore how a farmer would repair and replace broken and damaged tools. . At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Leatherworking Demonstration

Nov 11, 2023 - 1pm - 2pm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

In the 1850s, leather was a staple good that was used to make sturdy shoes, saddles, bags, and even hinges on your windows in a pinch. Although leather can last a very long time, it still occasionally needs to be replaced, maintained, repaired - or even turned into something to sell. Come out and learn about leatherworking here on the farm. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Holiday Artisan Market

Nov 11, 2023 - 9am - 4pm

Grand Rivers Community Center - 155 W Cumberland Ave, Grand Rivers

The Holiday Artisan Market takes place on the second Saturday at the Grand Rivers Community Center with local crafters, and artists offering specialty gifts, gourmet baskets, and more for the holiday season. Admission is free for attendees.

For More Information: https://www.grandrivers.org

Planetology Day at the Nature Station

Nov 11, 2023 - 10am - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Many programs are scheduled for Paleontology Day at Woodlands Nature Station! Here are the scheduled programs:

10:00 - Fun with Fossils (Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum)
11:00 - Make Your Own Dino! Kid's Craft
1:00 - Prehistoric Pawprints Track Book Craft
1:30 - Present Day Dinos
2:30 - I Walked With Dinosaurs Puppet Show
3:30 - Crustaceous Critters
4:30 - Parade of Raptors

At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Holiday Open House

Nov 10, 2023 thru Nov 11, 2023 - All Day

Throughout Benton - Throughout Benton, Benton

Get into the holiday spirit by shopping local! Local retailers and merchants will be hosting specials sales for the event so it's a great opportunity to get a jump start on those Christmas gifts.

For More Information: 1-800-467-7145

You Really Light Up a Room

Nov 12, 2023 - 10am - 12:30pm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

When was the last time you thought about how your home was lit? Before electricity, people were solving this problem with a myriad of clever solutions. Come explore some of these ideas with us. You might just come away with illuminations for what to do when the sky rumbles and the lights start to flicker. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Candle Dipping

Nov 12, 2023 - 11am - 12pm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

The days are growing cool. It is time to melt the wax and dip the candles that will bring light to the longer nights of late fall and winter. How many dips into the fragrant wax will it take to make a good sturdy candle? At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Sunday Funday: Wolf Play Time!

Nov 12, 2023 - 3:30pm - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our wolves! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

For Goodness Snakes

Nov 12, 2023 - 1:30pm - 2pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Have you ever seen a snake? Now's your chance! Meet our resident snakes as we learn the different types of snakes we have here in LBL! You'll get to learn how to identify a venomous snake and discover what role they play in the ecosystem. We'll also discuss how to be safe around venomous and nonvenomous snakes when we're outside! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Kentucky Opry Presents: Gospel Night - Free Show

Nov 17, 2023 - 7pm

Kentucky Opry - 88 Chilton Ln, Benton

This event takes place at the Kentucky Opry, located just off US 641 North in Draffenville. For additional information about this show, call 270-527-3869.

For More Information: 270-527-3869

Cub Scout Day: Outdoor Skills

Nov 18, 2023 - 10am - 3pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

ub Scout Day activities are included with regular NS admission fees of $7 for ages 18 and up, $5 for ages 5-17, and free for ages 4 and under.

The complete schedule will be available online by November 1. Call 270-924-2299 for more information.

Attention all Cub Scouts and Cub Scout leaders! Bring the whole pack (or just your own kids) to the Nature Station for a full day of activities and programs focused on this year's theme: Outdoor Skills! Hone your survival skills, develop your hiking strategies, practice fishing, and more! Cub Scouts of all ages can participate in staff-led programs and activities that help them work toward an Adventure from their respective levels.

This year's Adventures are: Mountain Lion (Lions), Tigers in the Wild (Tigers), Finding Your Way (Wolves), A Bear Goes Fishing (Bears), and Castaway (Webelos). We recommend planning a 2-3 hour visit in order to complete all activities.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Blacksmithing Demonstration

Nov 18, 2023 - 11am - 1pm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

It's hammer time at the 1850s farm! We will be demonstrating historical methods of blacksmithing on a bellows operated charcoal forge. Learn about metallurgy during the mid-1800's and explore how a farmer would repair and replace broken and damaged tools. . At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Murray State Football vs. Southern Illinois (Homecoming)

Nov 18, 2023 - Time TBA

Roy Stewart Stadium - Gilbert Graves Drive, Murray

This season marks the first for Murray State Football in the Missouri Valley Conference, the toughest league in NCAA Division I FCS. The Racers will host former OVC foe Youngstown State for the final home game of the season. For tickets, visit goracers.com.

For More Information: https://www.goracers.com

Sunday Funday: Eagle Playtime!

Nov 19, 2023 - 3:30pm - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our eagles! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Habits of Rabbits

Nov 19, 2023 - 1:30 - 2pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

LBL has two species of rabbits that hop through the under brush. Let's discover more about their natural history and meet our resident rabbit. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Deck The Halls

Nov 18, 2023 thru Nov 19, 2023 - 1pm - 2pm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

The Holiday Season is coming and we here at the Homeplace are getting ready by making decorations. Find out how the holidays were celebrated during the 1850's and try your hand at making a traditional ornament. We will be using hand tools and ingenuity to brighten the season even though the sun is spending less time with us. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K

Nov 23, 2023 - 6a-9a

Central Park - Gil Hopson Drive, Murray

Enjoy this early morning 5K on Thanksgiving Day at Murray's Central Park! Check in is at 6am, race starts at 7:30am.

For More Information: https://www.mblc.club

Kid's Nature Ornament Craft

Nov 24, 2023 - 1:30 to 2:30pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Come join us for a fun holiday craft, utilizing some natural art supplies gathered from around Land Between the Lakes! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Red Wolf Treat Time

Sep 8, 2023 thru Nov 24, 2023 - Fridays 3:30 to 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Who's hungry like a wolf? Our red wolves, of course! Visit with our red wolves, one of the most endangered mammals in the United States and watch them "wolf" down a tasty treat. Find out how they became so endangered and what efforts biologists have made to try to save them from extinction At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Aldo the Baby Bigfoot Scavenger Hunt

Nov 24, 2023 - 10am - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Aldo our Baby Bigfoot has run off again! He's hiding somewhere in the backyard! Come out and help us find where he's hiding, show your baby bigfoot sighting to one of our Naturalists and get a prize! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Beginner's Backyard Birds

Nov 25, 2023 - 1:30 to 2:30pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Stop by our birding booth, as our naturalist shows you some of the more frequent visitors that come to the bird feeders in winter. Learn some tips and techniques to ID them, attract them, and help scientists monitor their populations. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Eagle Watching 101

Nov 25, 2023 - 3:30pm - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

The eagle has landed! Lots of bald eagles migrate to the Land Between the Lakes area for the winter. Many arrive in November. Join us as we share some eagle-viewing hotspots and share tips on how to look for these breathtaking birds in the wild! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Hoot-enanny

Nov 25, 2023 - 11:30am to Noon

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Join our naturalists for a program dedicated to our favorite nocturnal singers - our owls! Meet our resident owls up close and learn how they survive in their nocturnal world, and what makes each species unique! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Christmas at the Homeplace

Nov 25, 2023 - 10am - 4pm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Step back in time to the smell of pine needles and gingerbread and to stockings hung by the fire with care, to a simple 1850 Christmas. Wander around the farm, and visit the homes to see how the farm family decorated for the Christmas Season. Learn how to make traditional Christmas decorations, collect recipes for traditional holiday treats to make at home. Then sit back and relax to the old-time Christmas tunes and stories. Do not miss a visit with good ol' Santa Claus! Come all ye for fun and merriment! At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Kentucky Opry Presents: Christmas Show

Nov 25, 2023 - 7pm

Kentucky Opry - 88 Chilton Ln, Benton

This event takes place at the Kentucky Opry, located just off US 641 North in Draffenville. For additional information about this show, call 270-527-3869.

For More Information: 270-527-3869

Quilting Demonstration

Nov 26, 2023 - 1:00p - 3:00p

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Beautiful, artistic, and practical, quilts are a highly prized part of our farm. Come share your memories of quilting, whether recent or ancestral, and see how quilting was done by hand in the 1850s. Our quilting program will have historical and hands-on elements combining the history of quilting with the steps in quilt making. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Guess Who? The Key to Duck ID

Nov 26, 2023 - 1:30pm - 2pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Winter is one of the best times to watch wildlife! Some of the most common and diverse species are waterfowl. Let's learn about ducks, geese, birds of prey, pelicans, grebes, cormorants, and more as they settle in to LBL's protected waterways. Learn the best ways to ID them and the hotspots to see them. At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Driving Off Winter's Chill: How To Stay Warm

Nov 26, 2023 - 11am - 1pm

Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace, Dover

Most of us have either witnessed winter's icy wrath ourselves, or have family who did. In the 1850s, the stakes were high if you couldn't get warm. Don't fret, though. The methods of the past can still help you stave off winter's chill even when your heater won't. At the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 931-232-6457

Sunday Funday: Wolf Play Time!

Nov 26, 2023 - 3:30pm - 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Everyone loves having fun and today it's playtime for our wolves! Watch as they react to an interesting new food item or an exciting new toy and learn more about how the Nature Station cares for its rescued wildlife through fun enrichment activities! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

For Goodness Snakes

Sep 13, 2023 thru Nov 29, 2023 - Wednesdays 3:30pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Have you ever seen a snake? Now's your chance! Meet our resident snakes as we learn the different types of snakes we have here in LBL! You'll get to learn how to identify a venomous snake and discover what role they play in the ecosystem. We'll also discuss how to be safe around venomous and nonvenomous snakes when we're outside! Special extended hours today at Nature Station! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

EXPLORE

Sep 1, 2023 thru Nov 30, 2023 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Have you ever wondered how our modern spacecraft can navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in EXPLORE, the lavish 2017 full dome production from Creative Planet. It's the story of humanity's fascination with the stars - from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. Today's explorers depend on Kepler's genius for their work in space. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Hot & Energetic Universe

Sep 1, 2023 thru Nov 30, 2023 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

This exciting documentary-style show features the use of immersive visualizations and real images to present the amazing achievements of modern astronomy, advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles of electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the high energy astrophysics. These dynamic areas of study play a key role in the important work required to understand our universe. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

From Earth to the Universe

Sep 1, 2023 thru Nov 30, 2023 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

This is staff favorite. Very broad in scope, the show begins with some brief history of how we have progressed in our understanding of the universe. In the past one hundred years we have grown exponentially and with the aid of the tech industry we are now able to observe aspects of the universe for the first time. Next, we enjoy a nice trip through the solar system - and beyond. We have lots of enthusiasm for the deep space concepts and many of our visitors and patrons agree. Deep space is infinitely interesting. With stunning visuals and a top-notch narration, it is easy to see why this show quickly became a favorite. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Firefall

Sep 1, 2023 thru Nov 30, 2023 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Some of this debris collides with the Earth daily and is harmless. Some of the other objects may also collide with us, but we surely hope not. But we know it has happened before as you will learn in the show. Dedicated nightly searches are carried out around the globe using the most sophisticated instruments and computer software to detect Near Earth Objects (NEOs). A collision with a large comet or asteroid has the potential to destroy an entire civilization and change the course of history. Just ask the dinosaurs. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Earth, Moon & Sun

Sep 1, 2023 thru Nov 30, 2023 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center created Earth, Moon & Sun to help children explore the relationship between our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. Children are helped in their exploration by Coyote, a character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Native American stories woven throughout the show illustrate how we have long sought to understand our planet and the skies above us. In this show, Coyote proves to be an amusing guide because he has so many misconceptions about space. Coyote's confusion brings scientific facts to light and helps students think about how Earth, Moon, and Sun work together as a system. Students learn why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy. They examine the Moon's orbit, craters, phases, and eclipses. The show also describes past and future space travel to our Moon and beyond. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Traveling With Light

Sep 1, 2023 thru Nov 30, 2023 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Traveling with Light presents different scenarios that reveal the complexity of light and its direct influence on our planet. The Sun is the closest star to Earth and generates the energy that provides the light and heat necessary for life. Nevertheless, the Sun is not the only source of natural light. Fire has accompanied the Earth since its inception and has played a very important role in the evolution of the human being, so much so that its discovery by primitive societies changed their way of life. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Discover the Stars

Sep 1, 2023 thru Nov 30, 2023 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

On a clear, dark night, most of us, at one time or another, have gazed upon the stars and wondered about all those tiny points of light. Many of us are able to identify different patterns and constellations in the stars. But, what are those tiny points of light? This exciting program takes viewers beyond a simple observation of the night sky and delves into the fascinating lives of stars Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

The Little Star That Could

Sep 1, 2023 thru Nov 30, 2023 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Children love a good underdog story. This full-dome presentation is about the newest baby star in the sky - Little Star. He quickly discovers he is just an average star, but he yearns to become special and have planets of his own. Along the way in his quest, he meets other stars and learns what makes each star special. He also discovers much about planets and what it takes to lead a solar system. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Laser Legends of the Night Sky

Sep 1, 2023 thru Nov 30, 2023 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Children and adults will enjoy this animated laser show where Aesop the owl will lead you on a light-hearted look at the Greek mythology associated with some of the constellations. This includes the stories behind the mighty warrior Perseus; the beautiful princess Andromeda; Cetus, the terrible sea monster, Scorpio the scorpion; and Orion the hunter. A non-laser full-dome version of this show is also available. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Habitat Earth

Sep 1, 2023 thru Nov 30, 2023 - Various Times

Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, LBL

Living networks connect and support life forms large and small - from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. In the California Academy of Sciences' latest original planetarium show, Habitat Earth, discover what it means to live in today's connected world. Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean's surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth's tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to new heights to witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.

For More Information: (270) 924-2233

Bites for Bobcat

Sep 7, 2023 thru Nov 30, 2023 - Thursdays 3:30 to 4pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Meet Nature Station's resident wildcat! Learn about how bobcats live, how common they are in Land Between the Lakes, and maybe even see Bobcat play with his food! He certainly gets excited about feeding time! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Parade of Raptors

Sep 8, 2023 thru Nov 30, 2023 - Daily 4:30 to 4:50pm

Woodlands Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail, Cadiz

Come face-to-face with our resident owls and hawks as our staff introduces these birds to you up close before bringing them in to their night-time shelter! At Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For More Information: 270-924-2299

Jack Harlow - No Place Like Home Tour

Dec 1, 2023 - Time TBA

CFSB Center - 1401 KY-121, Murray

Jack Harlow will be making a stop at Murray State's CFSB Center as a part of his No Place Like Home tour Friday, December 1. Harlow is known for his hit singles "What's Poppin'", "First Class" and his latest album "Jackman".

For More Information: https://www.ticketmaster.com/JackHarlow

Kentucky Opry Presents: Sammy Kershaw

Dec 1, 2023 - 7pm

Kentucky Opry - 88 Chilton Ln, Benton

This event takes place at the Kentucky Opry, located just off US 641 North in Draffenville. For additional information about this show, call 270-527-3869.

For More Information: 270-527-3869

Christmas in Calvert & Lions Club Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec 2, 2023 - Time TBA

Memorial Park - 1072 5th Ave SE, Calvert City

Get into the Christmas spirit with this cheerful event. Tree lighting, Christmas character sightings, FREE hot chocolate, and a lighted Christmas parade!

For More Information: https://www.calvertcityky.gov

Kentucky Opry Presents: Bluegrass Night

Dec 2, 2023 - 7pm

Kentucky Opry - 88 Chilton Ln, Benton

This event takes place at the Kentucky Opry, located just off US 641 North in Draffenville. For additional information about this show, call 270-527-3869.

For More Information: 270-527-3869

Dave's Jingle Dash 5K, 10K, & Fun Walk

Dec 3, 2023 - Time TBA

Memorial Park - 1072 5th Ave SE, Calvert City

This Christmas themed 5K, 10K, and Fun Walk is a great way to show your Christmas spirit! Pull out that Christmas decor, ugly Christmas sweaters and get to jogging. Pre-Register available or register when you get there that morning! Visit https://calvertcityky.gov/ for more details!

For More Information: https://www.calvertcityky.gov

Kentucky Opry Presents: School Day & Senior Day Christmas Shows

Dec 5, 2023 - 10am & 1:30pm

Kentucky Opry - 88 Chilton Ln, Benton

This event takes place at the Kentucky Opry, located just off US 641 North in Draffenville. For additional information about this show, call 270-527-3869.

For More Information: 270-527-3869

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" Dinner Party

Dec 8, 2023 - Time TBA

Location TBD - , Benton

This costume dinner party is an interactive evening of a "A Christmas Carol." Join us for a night of music, drink, entertainment, and a Scrooge of a night!

For More Information: 1-800-467-7145

Benton's Christmas Community Celebration

Dec 9, 2023 - Time TBA

Benton Court Square - Downtown, Benton

This community Christmas event is FREE for the public to attend. Walk the court square for lots of kid friendly activities including Christmas craft making, holiday sweets and treats, a visit with Santa.

For More Information: 1-800-467-7145

Kenlake's Winter Wonderland Christmas Bazaar

Dec 9, 2023 - Time TBA

Kenlake State Park - 542 Kenlake Road, Hardin

A variety of arts and crafts vendors set up at this event providing an opportunity to shop for locally made gifts during the holiday season! Visit the WACPAC Facebook page for more details!

For More Information: 270-474-2211

Kentucky Opry Presents: Christmas Show Matinee

Dec 9, 2023 - 2pm

Kentucky Opry - 88 Chilton Ln, Benton

This event takes place at the Kentucky Opry, located just off US 641 North in Draffenville. For additional information about this show, call 270-527-3869.

For More Information: 270-527-3869

Kentucky Opry Presents: Christmas Show Matinee

Dec 16, 2023 - 7pm

Kentucky Opry - 88 Chilton Ln, Benton

This event takes place at the Kentucky Opry, located just off US 641 North in Draffenville. For additional information about this show, call 270-527-3869.

For More Information: 270-527-3869