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Gilbertsville Area Events

Events in the Gilbertsville Area

Including Calvert City, Kentucky Dam, Bear Creek & Sledd Creek

If you're looking for something to do, we hope to help fulfill your quest with these events happening in the Gilbertsville area.

Eagles Weekend at Kentucky Dam Village

Where:  Gilbertsville113 Administration Drive

When:  January 26, 2018 thru January 28, 2018 - Various

Contact:  270-362-4271

Winter means eagles here at Kentucky Lake, and this annual weekend is your chance to celebrate these majestic birds as you view them in their natural habitat. Drawn by year-round open water and excellent fishing, over 200 bald eagles often make the lakes area of western Kentucky their winter home. Join us here at Kentucky Dam Village to behold this amazing spectacle of nature. The weekend includes a Friday evening presentation by a state wildlife biologist, Saturday and Sunday staff-led eagle-viewing field trips, Eagle Viewing Luxury Boat Cruises on Kentucky Lake, Eagle Viewing Bus Tours of Ballard Wildlife Management Area, Saturday evening Live Birds of Prey presentation by Liberty Nature Center. A variety of packages are available. Please call 270-362-4271 for more information and to make reservations.

Western Kentucky Polar Plunge presented by Peel & Holland

Where:  Gilbertsville113 Administration Drive

When:  February 17, 2018 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 293-9054

The Western KY Polar Plunge presented by Peel & Holland is one of the biggest Special Olympics fundraisers of the year. The Plunge is a truly unique event and includes a fun, festive atmosphere with food and great prizes. The Plunge works just like a Walk-a-Thon, but with one big twist. Participants still solicit donations to support their effort (a BEAR minimum of $75 to take part or $50 for Junior Plungers), but instead of walking, Polar Bears take a chilly dip into the lake at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.

This year's event is again joined by the Polar 5k, which will run a beautiful route through Kentucky Dam Village State Park that same day.

You can choose to run into the lake from the Kentucky Dam Village shore instead of jumping from the docks, OR you can be a Polar Plunge Triple Crown winner, by completing the 5k, jumping from the dock AND running in from the shore. There's no extra money raised needed to go for the Triple Crown! For more information, visit this website.

Looking for more?  View all the Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley Events.


Honker Bay
Photo by John Mahler

Honker Bay, located near The Nature Station, is a great place to hike or simply stop to observe a beautiful sunset.