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Lake Barkley & Kentucky Lake Annual Events

You can always find a reason to celebrate at Kentucky Lake. You’ll find events for all seasons, spring, summer, fall and Christmas. There is so much to do; you will want to come back to the Kentucky Lake area again and again. Here is a list of Kentucky Lake area Annual Events to help you plan your vacation for the lakes area. Lake time is something to celebrate!

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Select dates January and February Eagle Van Tours and Eagle Cruises
Land Between the Lakes 800-LBL-7077
February Presidents Weekend Elk and Bison Prairie Van Tour
Land Between the Lakes 800-LBL-7077
March Grand Rivers Land Between the Lakes Ultra Run
23K, Marathon, 60K and 50 mile trail runs.
Grand Rivers, KY and North Canal loop trail in Land Between the Lakes 888-493-0152
April Spring Wildflower Weekend
Woodland Nature Station and Homeplace, Land Between the Lakes 800-LBL-7077

Green Turtle Bay Marina and Resort Spring in the Water Boat Show
Grand Rivers, KY 800-498-0428

Grand Rivers Spring Festival and Quilt Show
Antique and new quilts, vote for viewers choice awards, vendors. Four day show.
Community Center, Grand Rivers, KY 888-493-0152

American Quilter’s Society Annual Quilt Show and Contest

Paducah, KY

Battle of Eddyville - Civil War Re-Enactment & Encampment
Commemorating the 1865 battle on the banks of the Cumberland River
Eddyville, KY
Spring Land Between the Lakes White Lightning Mountain Bike Race
North Canal loop trail in Land Between the Lakes
*Saturday, Mid-May through Mid-September 7-10 p.m Downtown After Dinner
Paducah’s Saturday night tradition features six blocks of live outdoor entertainment. Free.
Broadway from Water to 6th streets, Paducah, KY
Memorial Weekend Saturday night Memorial Lighted Boat Parade
Patriotic themed lighted boat parade on Kentucky Lake. Boats compete for cash prizes. Commonwealth Yacht Club Event. All boaters are welcome to participate. 888-493-0152
Grand Rivers Jetty and Beach area, Grand Rivers, KY
June Kentucky Statewide Free Fishing Weekend
June Kids Free Fishing Event
Fishing, fun and prizes for children ages 15 and under.
Little Lake, Grand Rivers, KY  888-493-0152
*Select June through August weekends. Call for dates. Pisgah Bay Drag Boat Race
Summer Drag Boat races on Kentucky Lake.
Pisgah Bay, Kentucky Lake 800-732-0068
Pickin Party
Homeplace, Land Between the Lakes 800-LBL-7077
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Thunder Over Eddy Bay
Fireworks Extravaganza, Music, Food, and Games 
Eddyville, KY  800-335-3885

Bee Springs Fireworks Celebration

Freedom Fest, Murray

Independence Day Celebration - Kenlake State Park

Kentucky Dam
Fireworks from Kentucky Dam Village

Lake Barkley State Park
Little River Area

Paris Landing State Resort Park
Fireworks from Paris Landing

Calvert City Ameribration
Fireworks at North Park-Calvert City - (270) 395-7130

"Good Ole USA Days" Celebration at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort - 1-800-325-0146.

Moors Resort & Marina -Kentucky Lake "BIG BANG"-(270) 362-8361

Second Saturday in August  National Marina Day Celebration
Fireworks, Live Music Children’s Activities, water fun, boat rides, and more.
Green Turtle Bay Marina and Lighthouse Landing Marina in Grand Rivers, KY 888-493-0152
August Founders Day Celebration
Parade, Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Street Dance, Family Entertainment, Food, Fun.
Eddyville, KY 270-388-2226
August Hummingbird Festival
Land Between the Lakes Nature Center 800-525-7077
*August Hot August Blues Festival
Kenlake amphitheater, Hardin, KY on Kentucky lake. 800-325-0143.
Labor Day Weekend Kentucky's Western Waterland Arts & Crafts Festival
Over 100 Craft and Artisan vendors. Festival also includes demonstrations and food vendors.
Little Lake Park, Grand Rivers, KY

Highland Festival 
Celebrating all things Scottish including highland games, Scottish food and live Celtic music. Murray, KY

September Kuttawa Harvest Festival
Horse & Buggy Rides, Art Exhibits, Live Music, Entertainment, Fun!
Old Kuttawa Park, Kuttawa, KY  800-355-3885
September 1850’s Agricultrual Fair
Homeplace, Land Between the Lakes
September 12 Hour on the Loop
12Hour Endurance Mountain Bike Race
Land Between the Lakes
September Green Turtle Bay Marina and Resort Fall in the Water Boat Show
Green Turtle Bay Resort, Grand Rivers, KY  800-498-0428
September Paducah’s BBQ on the River
A Communitywide charitable event featuring a BBQ tournamtnet, free outdoor concers and arts & crafts. 
Riverfront, Paducah  800-PADUCAH
Second weekend in October Grand Rivers Fall Hunters Moon Festival
Our Famous Fall Festival featuring food, craft vendors, children’s activities, street dance, fireworks and fun.
Little Lake Park, Grand Rivers, KY 888-493-0152
Second weekend in October

Grand Rivers Storytelling Event
National and Regional Storytellers.  Badgett Playhouse Theater.  Same weekend as Hunters Moon.  One weekend only.  888-362-4223

October Trigg County Ham Festival
Country Ham, Arts & Crafts, Flea Market, Antiques and Food.
Cadiz, KY...270-522-3892
October Aurora Country Festival
3 day Festival with arts & crafts, parade, flea market, and country music
Aurora, KY
October Bald Eagle Mountain Bike Challenge
Land Between the Lakes
October Fall Arts & Crafts Show
Outdoor, juried Craft Show
Kentucky Dam Village State Park
November Western Kentucky Fiddle Festival 
A weekend of old time fiddling. Come hear the region's best bluegrass.
Murray, KY

Christmas in 1850
Homeplace, Land Between the Lakes 800-LBL-7077

*Second weekend in November through first week of January Grand Rivers Holiday Festival of Lights
Over 500,000 Holiday lights on display in Patti’s 1880’s Settlement and downtown Grand Rivers.
Grand Rivers, KY  888-493-0152

* Denotes ongoing events

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