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Grand Rivers Area Events

Events in Grand Rivers

Including Lake City

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

Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-In

Where:  Grand RiversJH O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers, KY 42045

When:  August 12, 2017 -

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Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-Ins. The Cruise-ins are open to all cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. All makes, Models, and years of any kind are welcome to join in the fun. Entertainment, music, fun for the entire family. This is a free event with no charge to attendees or cars. Cruise-Ins take place on JH O'Bryan Ave, the Second Saturday of the month, April - September, 2017.

Grand Rivers Marina Day

Where:  Grand Rivers37.0075609,-88.2261649

When:  August 12, 2017 -

Contact:  (270) 362-8364

In this little village of only 230 households and over 600 boat slips, Grand Rivers Marina Day is a big Celebration. This year's Marina Day celebration in Grand Rivers will include Free children's water fun and activities, Live Music, and a Big Fireworks show at Dusk.

Cardboard Boat Races at Green Turtle Bay

Where:  Grand Rivers263 Green Turtle Bay Dr

When:  August 12, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 362-8364

As part of Marina Day festivities in Grand Rivers, Green Turtle Bay is hosting the first-ever Cardboard Boat Races at the resort near Docker's Bayside Grille. The race will take place at 5:00 p.m. on August 12th. Awards given include the Marina Day Cup Race Winner, The Show Boat - Most Creative Design, Hope Floats - Most Enthusiastic Team, and Spectacular Splash - Sinking with Flair. Completed registration forms and fees should be sent to Sharla Graham at Green Turtle Bay Yacht Sales.

Green Turtle Bay Marina Celebration

Where:  Grand Rivers263 Green Turtle Bay Dr

When:  August 12, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.

Contact:  (270) 362-8364

Green Turtle Bay is celebrating National Marina Day! Activities begin at the resort at 11:00 a.m. The fun begins with children's games and crafts, a rock wall, train, water zorbs, bouncer, water slide and more. There will also be food and retail vendors. Live entertainment all day includes Animal Tales, Mr. Science, Mary the Storyteller, Russ the Magician, Meet and Greet with Elsa and Spiderman. Cardboard races will begin at 5 pm (to find more on this, check our Events page) and "The Cruisers" will be there as well. Fireworks over the bay at dark! For more information, call 1-800-498-0428

Grand Rivers Labor Day Arts & Crafts Festival

Where:  Grand Rivers37.0036444,-88.2299608

When:  September 2, 2017 thru September 4, 2017 -

Contact:  (888) 493-0152

The event features original and handcrafted items from almost 100 crafters and artisans from 10 states. Examples of items for sale include floral arrangements, baskets, lawn furniture, paintings, honey, soaps, lotions, jewelry, quilts, woodwork, holiday decorations, pottery, candles, gourds, stained glass, birdhouses, rocking chairs, rocking horses, weather vanes, and much more. Visitors can also enjoy a wide variety of delicious carnival food and regional specialties while at the festival. Admission The cost is $1 per individual at the walk- in gate or $3 per vehicle parking inside the park.

Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-In

Where:  Grand RiversJH O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers, KY 42045

When:  September 9, 2017 -

Contact: 

Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-Ins. The Cruise-ins are open to all cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. All makes, Models, and years of any kind are welcome to join in the fun. Entertainment, music, fun for the entire family. This is a free event with no charge to attendees or cars. Cruise-Ins take place on JH O'Bryan Ave, the Second Saturday of the month, April - September, 2017.

Lighthouse Landing Practical Sailing School (4 Day)

Where:  Grand Rivers320 W Commerce Ave, Grand Rivers, KY 42045

When:  September 7, 2017 thru September 10, 2017 -

Contact:  1-800-491-7245

Learn to sail! This fun-filled four day class is Lighthouse Landing's most popular learn to sail course. It adds to your sailing knowledge by taking you on to American Sailing Association's Basic Coastal Cruising certification. Visit the Lighthouse Landing website for a full list of class dates, information, and tuition fees.

Green Turtle Bay Fall Boat Show

Where:  Grand Rivers37.0075609,-88.2261649

When:  September 16, 2017 thru September 17, 2017 -

Contact:  (270) 362-8364

Green Turtle Bay Yacht Sales Annual Fall In-Water Boat Show. Over 5 million $ inventory in quality pre-owned vessels on display. Special Condo Packages available for Boat Show weekend. Check out the Green Turtle Bay Website for more information and to view the inventory of boats for sale.

Lighthouse Landing Practical Sailing School (4 Day)

Where:  Grand Rivers320 W Commerce Ave, Grand Rivers, KY 42045

When:  October 5, 2017 thru October 8, 2017 -

Contact:  1-800-491-7245

Learn to sail! This fun-filled four day class is Lighthouse Landing's most popular learn to sail course. It adds to your sailing knowledge by taking you on to American Sailing Association's Basic Coastal Cruising certification. Visit the Lighthouse Landing website for a full list of class dates, information, and tuition fees.

Grand Rivers Hunters Moon Fall Festival

Where:  Grand Rivers37.0036444,-88.2299608

When:  October 14, 2017 -

Contact:  (888) 493-0152

This Famous Festival feature a taste of the lakes food vending area, craft and flea market vendors, Little Mr. and Miss Pageant, children's Halloween costume parade and awards, children's games and activities, live music and dance in Little Lake Park, and the big parade. Each year, the big parade is Santa's first visit to Western Kentucky. Come Join in the fun!

Patti's 1880's Settlement Festival of Lights

Where:  Grand Rivers1793 J H O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers, KY 42045

When:  November 3, 2017 thru January 6, 2018 -

Contact:  (270) 362-8844

Decorations include over 700,000 lights in Patti's Settlement and downtown Grand Rivers. Each Year Patti's 1880's Settlement is Transformed into a Christmas Wonderland! Outside Hundreds of Thousands of Christmas Lights glow and twinkle and Put on a Show for all to Enjoy. While Inside the Restaurants and Gift Stores there are hundreds of trees and garlands loaded with ornaments and lights too!

Patti's 1880's Settlement Festival of Lights

Where:  Grand Rivers1793 J H O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers, KY 42045

When:  November 3, 2017 thru January 6, 2018 -

Contact:  (270) 362-8844

Decorations include over 700,000 lights in Patti's Settlement and downtown Grand Rivers. Each Year Patti's 1880's Settlement is Transformed into a Christmas Wonderland! Outside Hundreds of Thousands of Christmas Lights glow and twinkle and Put on a Show for all to Enjoy. While Inside the Restaurants and Gift Stores there are hundreds of trees and garlands loaded with ornaments and lights too!

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


Geese in Flight
Photo by Murray Blake

These Canadian geese are just beginning their yearly migration south to avoid the long, cold winter. They will return in spring to the welcoming waterways of the Kentucky Lakes Area.