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Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  January 21, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Nature Station. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Gathering of the Eagles

Where:  Gilbertsville113 Administration Drive, Gilbertsville, KY 42044

When:  January 20, 2017 thru January 22, 2017 - Various

Contact:  1-800-325-0146

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is continuing a rich tradition in hosting The Gathering of the Eagles, a weekend dedicated to our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. When the weather starts to turn cold Bald Eagles from the north migrate south in search of ample food supplies. Kentucky State Parks takes this opportunity to arrange special field outings to view the majestic bird in the wild. Two different tour option are available through KY Dam Village. Luxury Boat Tours-$50/person Experience the beauty of KY Lake on board a luxury cruise ship while you view a diverse range of wildlife from the comfort of indoor cabins and outdoor decks. Interpretive staff rom KY Dept. of Parks and KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife will be available to assist in spotting these magnificent birds and to answer questions. Saturday, January 21, 2017--Departs at 8 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2017--Departs at 8 a.m. Ballard Wildlife Management Area Bus Tour- $45/person Join us for a exclusive tour of Ballard WMA lead by interpreters from KY Fish and Wildlife and KY State Parks. Transportation from the park to the site and snacks will be provided. Saturday, January 21, 2017--Departs at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, January 22, 2017--Departs at 7:30 a.m. Included in the price of both tours are the below interpretive evening programs. Eagles in Kentucky Friday, January 20, 2017 7:00 p.m. LIVE Birds of Prey Program Saturday, January 21, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL36.7777233,-88.0651322

When:  January 22, 2017 - 1:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Golden Pond Visitor's Center. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. Southeast Missouri

Where:  Murray1401 KY-121

When:  January 26, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. UT-Martin

Where:  Murray1401 KY-121

When:  January 28, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Eagle Weekend 2017

Where:  Cadiz3500 State Park Road, Cadiz, KY 42211

When:  January 27, 2017 thru January 29, 2017 - 7:00 am - Noon

Contact:  (270) 924-1131

Make your plans now to experience the most awesome Bald Eagle viewing in Kentucky. Special outings led by knowledgeable staff are arranged to view the majestic birds in the wild by heated yacht and by van. For over 46 years, Eagle Weekends have been devoted to the observation, education, and conservation of our national symbol.

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  January 29, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Nature Station. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. Belmont

Where:  Murray1401 KY-121

When:  February 2, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Fort Henry Anniversary Program & Walk

Where:  LBL36.6555083,-87.9730305

When:  February 4, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Ft. Donelson National Battlefield - Meet at Homeplace 1850s Farm. Reservations are required. Cost is $3 to $5.

1-2:30pm Ft. Henry Program | 3-4pm Walk

Invited historian, Susan "Ski" Witzofsky, will explain Fort Henry's impact on the Civil War in the Homeplace theater. Later, gather at Fort Henry Trail Parking for a guided walk to relive the siege. Walk is weather-permitting.

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL36.97074,-88.2005927

When:  February 4, 2017 - 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Golden Pond Visitor's Center. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

A Visit with the Eagles Weekend Event

Where:  Aurora542 Kenlake Rd, Hardin, KY 42048

When:  February 3, 2017 thru February 5, 2017 - 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Contact:  (270) 474-2211

Kenlake State Resort Park Eagle Cruises are sure to beat your winter blues! The CQ Princess allows observation through windows while you are inside, comfortable and warm, or optional viewing from the bow and stern. Staff will be on board helping spot eagles and sharing information about the eagles and other animals/birds that may be seen. Tours often see between 10 and 45 eagles plus ducks, loons, deer, coyote, fox, and on occasion, Golden Eagles. Restrooms and complimentary hot chocolate and coffee are available on board. Bring you binoculars and wear warm clothing in case you want to step out on the bow and be prepared to see the beauty of nature! Friday February 3, 2017: 7:00 P.M. Meeting Room A: Eagles 101 an introduction to spotting eagles and information about their habitat. (free to public and eagle watch participants) Saturday February 4, 2017: 8:00 A.M.: Eagle Tour aboard the CQ Princess 1:30 P.M.: Eagle Tour aboard the CQ Princess 7:00 P.M.: Meeting Room A: 3 Rivers Avian Center. TRAC will be on hand with live birds for viewing and an informational program about all the birds they bring with them. Saturday Tour and Programs: $50 per person Sunday February 5, 2017: 10:00 A.M. Brunch Cruise with the Eagles. The three hour tour will include brunch and interpretive staff to help spot eagles. Sunday Brunch Tour: $65 per person

Eagle Viewing Van Tours

Where:  LBL36.97074,-88.2005927

When:  February 5, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Enjoy a guided van tour of the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley shorelines for eagle viewing in Land Between The Lakes. Meet at the Golden Pond Visitor's Center. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person. Call (270) 924-2020. Other dates and times are available - check the full calendar listing for other opportunities to view the eagles.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. Austin Peay

Where:  Murray1401 KY-121

When:  February 11, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Brunch with the Eagles

Where:  Aurora542 Kenlake Rd, Hardin, KY 42048

When:  February 11, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 474-2211

Eagle Tour/Brunch Cruise at 10:00 A.M. observing Bald Eagles on Kentucky Lake. This three hour tour will include brunch and interpretive staff to assist in spotting eagles and any other wildlife that might be out and about. Cruise with Brunch is $65 per person.

2nd Saturday Hike - Winter Tree ID

Where:  Cadiz3500 State Park Rd, Cadiz, KY 42211

When:  February 11, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Contact:  (270) 924-1131

Join a naturalist at Lake Barkley State Resort Park on Feb. 11 for the second hike in our monthly hiking series. The focus of February's hike will be winter tree ID. The hike will teach participants how to identify trees at the most difficult time of year to do so - when there are no leaves! The hike starts at 10 a.m. (CST) and will depart from the lobby of the lodge. Please dress for the weather. Sturdy, comfortable footwear is strongly suggested. This hike is not suggested for children under the age of 5. Hikes will be canceled in the event of heavy rain or hazardous weather/driving conditions. It's free to participate and no reservation is necessary!

Sweetheart Dance 2017

Where:  Cadiz3500 State Park Road, Cadiz, KY 42211

When:  February 11, 2017 - 8:00 pm - midnight

Contact:  (270) 924-1131

Lake Barkley is making it easy by designing a weekend dedicated to love. Check-in to a lake view room and spend the day on Saturday on the park or just relaxing on your private balcony. On Saturday night, dance the night away at our Sweetheart dance featuring live music by a DJ. This year's dance will also feature a cash bar. A one-night package with lodging Saturday night, dinner, dance, and Sunday breakfast is $149.99 per couple. Dinner and dance packages are also available $90 and dance only $50.

Valentine's Day Lunch Eagle Viewing Cruises on the CQ Princess

Where:  Aurora888 Ken Lake Marina Lane

When:  February 14, 2017 - Various Times

Contact:  (270) 924-2020

Step aboard the spacious and luxurious CQ Princess to see majestic eagles nesting and soaring across Kentucky Lake. The cost is $65 per person and reservations are required. Call (270) 924-2020 for details. Meet at Kenlake Marina. The cruise is from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. SIU-Edwardsville

Where:  Murray1401 KY-121

When:  February 16, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. Eastern Illinois

Where:  Murray1401 KY-121

When:  February 18, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

Catch the Murray State Racers in exciting basketball action at the CFSB Center in Murray. For tickets call (270) 809-3000.

Justin Moore & Lee Brice in the American Made Tour

Where:  Murray1401 KY-121

When:  February 23, 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 809-3000

The American Made Tour featuring country music stars Justin Moore and Lee Brice will be coming to the CFSB Center in Murray. Get tickets online at ticketmaster.com

100K Tree Day

Where:  Camden1825 Pilot Knob Road, Eva, TN 38333

When:  February 25, 2017 - All Day

Contact:  (731) 584-6356

Join us as we partner with the Tennessee Environmental Council to help plant 100k trees in Tennessee. We will be the distribution center for Benton Co., Tennessee.

Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Laser Legends of the Night Sky

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  January 1, 2017 thru February 28, 2017 - 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Daily

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).


Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Earth, Moon & Sun

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  January 1, 2017 thru February 28, 2017 - Daily - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

The entire family will enjoy discovering the secrets about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about how these three celestial objects interact. Laugh out loud as Coyote attempts to explain how the moon and sun always appear to astound us with their celestial antics. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).


Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Tonight's Sky Live*

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  January 1, 2017 thru February 28, 2017 - 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Daily

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Somewhere along the line, planetariums became cool shaped movie theaters and the technology got ahead of the message. You are invited to quietly relax under a canopy of stars that represent tonight's sky. As you do, our knowledgeable and entertaining staff will personally lead you on a tour of planets, constellations, and special celestial events. This live presentation is recommended for ages 6 and above. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).


Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Back to the Moon for Good

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  January 1, 2017 thru February 28, 2017 - Daily - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Your family will enjoy this full-dome presentation narrated by Tim Allen. Right now there is a new space race going on as teams of young scientists all around the globe compete for 30 million dollars in prize money offered by Google to see who will be the first private organization to land a rover on the moon in 2018. Not since the Apollo missions 40 years ago has there been this much lunar exploration. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).


Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Firefall

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  January 1, 2017 thru February 28, 2017 - Tue and Thur @ 4:00 pm

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

If you have ever enjoyed a meteor shower or made a wish upon a "shooting star", you will enjoy this full dome presentation. All aspects of meteor showers are explored in vivid detail. Where meteors come from, what they are made of, past impact evidence, and possible future impact predictions may surprise you. Comets and asteroids are also discussed making this show about anything that could fall on your head! View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).


Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: From Earth to the Universe

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  January 1, 2017 thru February 28, 2017 - Daily - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Please come and enjoying the many beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen from the eyes of the worlds largest telescopes including the Hubble Space Telescope. Along the way, you will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and see impressive images from today's giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).


Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Where:  LBL238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211

When:  January 1, 2017 thru February 28, 2017 - Daily - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

The entire family will enjoy discovering the secrets about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about how these three celestial objects interact. Laugh out loud as Coyote attempts to explain how the moon and sun always appear to astound us with their celestial antics. View a complete listing of all Golden Pond Planetarium Shows (PDF).


March Land Between The Lakes Run

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

When:  March 11, 2017 - All Day

Contact:  270-362-8201

Land Between the Lakes Grand Rivers Ultra Trail Run 23k, Marathon, 60k and 50 mile trail runs. This beautiful course begins at Lighthouse Landing Resort, then into Land Between The Lakes and loops beside both Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. Runners must pre-register with West KY Runners Club. Hosted by West KY Runners Club.

Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-In

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

When:  April 8, 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:  April 6, 2017 thru April 9, 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.

Patti's 1880's Settlement Easter Egg Hunt

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

When:  April 15, 2017 - 11:00-12:00 pm

Contact:  270-362-8844

Every Year, Patti's 1880's Settlement hides THOUSANDS of eggs and gives away many prizes. This is a don't miss event for the kids. For reservations in Patti's Restaurant or for more information call: 888-736-2515.

True Course Captain's Licensing Classes

Where:  Grand Rivers37.0075609,-88.2261649

When:  April 1, 2017 thru April 15, 2017 -

Contact:  (270) 362-8364

Obtain your U.S.C.G. Inland Waterways Captain's License at Green Turtle Bay Resort through True Course Captain's Licensing Classes. Certified instructor will be teaching and U.S.C.G. test given on site. Various courses begin the weekend of April 1, and run through April 15th. Green Turtle Bay Resort has special condo rates for those attending classes.

Green Turtle Bay Spring Boat Show

Where:  Grand Rivers37.0075609,-88.2261649

When:  April 21, 2017 thru April 23, 2017 -

Contact:  (270) 362-8364

Green Turtle Bay Yacht Sales Annual Spring 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.

Grand Rivers 19th Annual Spring Quilt Show

Where:  Grand Rivers155 W Cumberland Ave, Grand Rivers, KY 42045

When:  April 26, 2017 thru April 29, 2017 -

Contact:  (270) 362-8976

New and Antique Quilts on Display, View the quilts up close, take a chance with the Tulip patterned quilt raffle, visit with Vendors inside and out. $3.00 per person donation accepted at the door, groups of 20 or more $2.00 per person (paying with one check).

Lighthouse Landing Practical Sailing School (4 Day)

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

When:  May 4, 2017 thru May 7, 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.

Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-In

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

When:  May 13, 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.

Commonwealth Yacht Club Mother's Day Brunch

Where:  Grand Rivers37.0075609,-88.2261649

When:  May 14, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  800-498-0428

Enjoy a beautiful Mother's Day brunch and dine while overlooking the beautiful harbor at Green Turtle Bay Resort. Advance reservations may be made by calling 270-362-4444 (Club) or 800-498-0428 (Resort). Open to the Public. Be sure to check the Green Turtle Bay Specials website page for deals on Condo rentals for this event. Bring Mom for a mini vacation and have a weekend of fun!

2017 Free Kids Fishing Tournament

Where:  Grand Rivers37.0036444,-88.2299608

When:  June 3, 2017 -

Contact:  (888) 493-0152

Plan a fun morning out with the kids! Kids Free Fishing Tournament at Little Lake Park in Grand Rivers. Open for ages up to 12 years old. Bring your own pole - or use one of ours. Bait provided. Trophies awarded by age group. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by Grand Rivers Chamber.

Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-In

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

When:  June 10, 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:  June 8, 2017 thru June 12, 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.

Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-In

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

When:  July 8, 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:  July 6, 2017 thru July 9, 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 Dragon Boat Festival

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

When:  July 15, 2017 -

Contact:  (270) 362-8201

High Five Dragon Boat produces and markets dragon boat events across the United States and is excited to bring the 2nd Annual Grand Rivers Dragon Boat Festival to Lighthouse Landing and Kentucky Lake in July 2017.

Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-In

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

When:  August 12, 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.

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.

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!


Remarkable Sunset
Photo by Jennifer Dunnaway

This is one of my favorite photographs of a Kentucky Lake sunset taken from the eastern shore of Kentucky Lake near Fenton.