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Dinnertime for Bald Eagle at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 22, 2018 - Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For Goodness Snakes at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 23, 2018 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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 the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Talkin' Turkeys at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 24, 2018 - Thursdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come help feed the Nature Station's resident wild turkeys during their chow time! Join our staff in giving the toms and hens some of their favorite treats. While they sample their snacks, we'll observe these fascinating birds up close as they strut, click, and maybe even gobble! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Feed the Deer at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 25, 2018 - Fridays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

It's time to give the deer their daily treats, and you can help! Join us to feed the deer some of their favorite fruits and veggies and learn more about these cautious creatures. This is the best time to get a good look at the Nature Station's resident deer, since they often approach closely at feeding time. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Bites for Bobcat at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 26, 2018 - Saturdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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 the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Legacy Live at Fat Daddy's

Where:  Dover - Fat Daddy's Bar - 119 Driftwood Shores Ln

When:  May 26, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-2243

Enjoy live entertainment at Fat Daddy's on Kentucky Lake featuring Legacy from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Check out Fat Daddy's website for more information.

Laser Show: Laser Spirit

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond

When:  May 26, 2018 - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Listening and watch your favorite tunes as they dance to a vivid array of lights and lasers in the Golden Pond Planetarium. $8 per seat.

Laser Show: Laser Pop

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond

When:  May 26, 2018 - 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Listening and watch your favorite tunes as they dance to a vivid array of lights and lasers in the Golden Pond Planetarium. $8 per seat.

Star Party

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond

When:  May 26, 2018 - 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Join the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers as they search the night skies for fun and interesting objects in space with telescopes. Star Parties are free programs and are also weather dependent.

Cruise-In Class Car Show

Where:  Camden - Ray Smith Chevrolet - 260 W Main Street

When:  May 26, 2018 - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (731) 584-6141

Cruise-In Classic Car Show- Legend Car Club hosts Cruise-In classic car shows at Ray Smith Chevrolet. Shows begin at 4 pm and are always free to show or attend. Like them on Facebook for specific entertainment at each monthly event.

"Don't Forget Our Vets" Annual Memorial Ride

Where:  Camden - Ray Smith Chevrolet - 260 W Main Street

When:  May 25, 2018 thru May 26, 2018 - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (731) 441-1802

Join Benton County Veterans Memorial for the 10th Annual Don't Forget Our Vets Memorial Ride. All rides leave from the Memorial site at 465 Veterans Drive, Veterans Memorial Park, Camden, TN. - 100 scenic miles of roadway with a special stop at Parkers Crossroads. Please contact Christy Hodge at 731-441-1802 or Michael Hottes at 731-441-0166 for more information.

Kenlake Cruise-In

Where:  Aurora - Kenlake State Park - 542 Kenlake Road

When:  May 26, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 791-1533

The Metal Mafia Car Club presents the Kenlake Cruise-In on May 26th, July 28th, and September 22nd 3-7 P.M. outside the Tennis Center. Bring your ride down to Kenlake State Resort Park next to the Tennis Center. There'll be Valve Cover Racing, Door/Cash Prizes, Kid's Choice Awards, Long Haul Award, and Goody Bags! This event is free and open to the public. All makes and models are welcome, if it has wheels... Bring It! Live Music and Food Vendors will be on site each time.

5/26: Mini Contest and Music by: Nightfish

7/28: Vintage Camper Contest and Music by: Kalib swift & Friends

9/22: Pinup Contest and Music by: The Sullivan 3

Food Vending by: Burgers on Wheels, Big Bob Q, and Sweetie's Ice Cream

No Loud Music, No Alcohol, No Burnouts!Not Responsible for accidents, lost or stolen items. Canned food items accepted for charity. More Info Call: Dallas or Lisa Peck: 270-791-1533

Arts and Crafts Festival at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Where:  Gilbertsville - Kentucky Dam Village SRP - 113 Administration Drive

When:  May 26, 2018 thru May 27, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  270-362-4271

A wide range of artists, from woodcarvers to quilters, will be on hand for the annual Arts and Crafts Festival May 26-27 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.

Jewelry-makers, potters, blacksmiths, painters and many other craft people will also be showing off their skills both days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is free.

A new event this year is a Chautauqua program sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council featuring Rachel Lee Rogers as Jean Ritchie, who became famous playing the dulcimer. Her show is at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

The show is located at the old beach at the park along Kentucky Lake. Food concessions will be available

Snake Feeding Sundays at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 27, 2018 - Sundays 11:30 to Noon

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Most of us enjoy a nice Sunday brunch and so do our snakes! In fact, Sunday brunch is their only meal of the week! Come watch as our rattlesnake, kingsnake, rat snake, and more chow down their mouse-alicious meal. You'll even get to meet one of the snakes up close! Bring your camera for a snake selfie! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Memphis Yahoos Live at Fat Daddy's

Where:  Dover - Fat Daddy's Bar - 119 Driftwood Shores Ln

When:  May 27, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-2243

Enjoy live entertainment at Fat Daddy's on Kentucky Lake featuring the Memphis Yahoos from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Check out Fat Daddy's website for more information.

Born to be Wild Weekend at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 26, 2018 thru May 27, 2018 - Daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come out to the Nature Station this Memorial Day Weekend for our Born to Be Wild Weekend! Enjoy live animals, activities, games, and programs all dedicated to animal families in the wild! Discover how different animals have unique ways of protecting their kin, or even find out how each kind of animal raises it's young just a little differently from the next! Celebrate animal families by bringing your whole family to have fun at the Nature Station!

Saturday Schedule:
10:00 a.m. - Backyard Bingo
10:00 a.m. - Canoe Rentals Available
10:00 a.m. - Visit with Smokey Bear Throughout the Day
1:30 p.m. - "Are You My Mother?" Storytelling & Games
2:00 p.m. - Baby Hummingbird Craft
2:30 p.m. - The Tiny Turbo Turtle Turnout
3:30 p.m. - Bites for Bobcat
4:30 p.m. - Parade of Raptors
6:00 p.m. - Family sunset Canoe Trip

Sunday Schedule:
11:00 a.m. - Kitten' To Know: Bobcat's Story
1:00 p.m. - Animal Mask Craft
2:30 p.m. - Ugly Duckling: Guess That Baby!
3:30 p.m. - Sunday Funday: Deer & Turkley Playtime
4:30 p.m. - Parade of Raptors
6:30 p.m. - Full Moon Sunset Canoe Trip

Monday Schedule:
11:00 a.m. - Growing Up Groundhog
12:30 p.m. - Pond Prowl
2:30 p.m. - Children Make Terrible Pets Puppet Show
3:30 p.m. - Turtle Time!
4:30 p.m. - Parade of Raptors

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

Turtle Time at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 28, 2018 - Mondays at 3:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Turtles are so cool! Some can live over 100 years, some can grow over 200 pounds, and some are even nocturnal! Join us to meet several turtles native to Land Between the Lakes, see what makes each one unique, and even give them a pat on the shell! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Neil Brock & The Cover Up Live at Fat Daddy's

Where:  Dover - Fat Daddy's Bar - 119 Driftwood Shores Ln

When:  May 28, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-2243

Enjoy live entertainment at Fat Daddy's on Kentucky Lake featuring Neil Brock & The Cover Up from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Check out Fat Daddy's website for more information.

Big Sandy Spring Festival

Where:  Big Sandy - Downtown Big Sandy - City Park

When:  May 28, 2018 - Throughout the day

Contact: 

Big Sandy Spring Festival- Festivities include a parade, vendors, food, activities, live entertainment, and more for the entire family to enjoy. Find this event happening at the City Park in the heart of Big Sandy, TN.

Dinnertime for Bald Eagle at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 29, 2018 - Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Who rules the waters and skies over Land Between the Lakes? The bald eagle, of course! Visit with our resident bald eagle at her dinnertime and discover her secrets of survival. Also find out about the successful bald eagle recovery project that brought this majestic bird back from the brink of extinction in this area. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

For Goodness Snakes at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 30, 2018 - Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

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 the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Earth, Moon and Sun

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - 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. Showtimes are each day at 3:00 p.m. except for Tuesdays and Thursdays, which are at noon. Times through May 31. Admission fees apply.

Tonight's Sky Live

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Daily at 1:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Teens, adults, and even children can appreciate this full-dome presentation from National Geographic. Join us aboard the imaginary space ship Erion as you journey through our solar system looking for the planet with the wildest weather. Witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system! Once enlightened, you will most assuredly be thankful that we live on Earth! Daily showtimes at 1:00 p.m. through May 31. Admission fees apply.

Back to the Moon for Good

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Daily at 2:00 p.m.

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. Daily showtimes at 2:00 p.m. through May 31. Admission fees apply.

From Earth to the Universe

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Various Times

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Please come and enjoy the many beautiful full-dome images of our universe on this virtual space tour as seen from the eyes of the world's 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. Showtimes are each day at 4:00 p.m. except for Mondays and Fridays, which are at noon. Times through May 31. Admission fees apply.

Wildest Weather in the Solar System

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Various Times - See Details

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Teens, adults, and even children can appreciate this full-dome presentation from National Geographic. Join us aboard the imaginary space ship Erion as you journey through our solar system looking for the planet with the wildest weather. Witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system! Once enlightened, you will most assuredly be thankful that we live on Earth! Showtimes are Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. as well as Mondays and Fridays at 3:00 p.m. through May 31. Admission fees apply.

Firefall

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Various Times - See Details

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

f 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. Showtimes are Sundays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. as well as Mondays and Fridays at 4:00 p.m. through May 31. Admission fees apply.

Laser Legends of the Night Sky

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Daily at 10:00 a.m.

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. Showtimes daily at 10:00 a.m. through May 31. Admission fees apply.

Turtle Time at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  April 4, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Daily at 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come face-to-face with a barred owl, screech owl, kestrel, and red-tailed hawk as our staff introduces these birds to you up close before bringing them in to their night-time shelter. At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Talkin' Turkeys at the Nature Station

Where:  LBL - The Nature Station - 3146 Silver Trail Rd

When:  May 31, 2018 - Thursdays 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Come help feed the Nature Station's resident wild turkeys during their chow time! Join our staff in giving the toms and hens some of their favorite treats. While they sample their snacks, we'll observe these fascinating birds up close as they strut, click, and maybe even gobble! At the Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Evening Chores on the Farm

Where:  LBL - The Homeplace 1850s - 4512 The Trace

When:  April 9, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Daily 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

As the day winds down, there's still chores to be done! It's feeding time, starting with the pigs at the Hog Lot. It's also time to gather eggs, move animals to their nightly quarters, and put the log houses in order. Learn about the farm animals as they bed down for the evening. There might even be opportunities for you to help! Located at the Homeplace 1850s in Land Between The Lakes. Admission fees apply.

Back to the Moon for Good

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 Visitor Center Drive

When:  May 13, 2018 thru May 31, 2018 - Daily at 8:00 p.m.

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. Daily showtimes at 8:00 p.m. through May 31. Admission fees apply.

Kid's Fishing Tournament

Where:  Grand Rivers - Little Lake Park - 37.0039503, -88.2381128

When:  June 2, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Contact:  www.grandrivers.org

The tournament is a free event, and the Chamber provides fishing reels and bait for children ages one up to twelve. The Chamber also provides gift bags for the first forty fishers, snacks, drinks, raffle prizes, and trophies awarded by three different age groups. The winners will are chosen by the number of fish they catch. The Tournament is held at the Little Lake Park in Grand Rivers Kentucky at the end of the Commerce Street at the little lake. The event starts at 9:00 AM, trophies will be awarded at 11:15 AM followed by a raffle.

Risky Business Live at Fat Daddy's

Where:  Dover - Fat Daddy's Bar - 119 Driftwood Shores Ln

When:  June 2, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-2243

Enjoy live entertainment at Fat Daddy's on Kentucky Lake featuring Risky Business from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Check out Fat Daddy's website for more information.

National Trails Day 5 Mile Hike

Where:  Eva - Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park - 1825 Pilot Knob Road

When:  June 2, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Contact:  (731) 584-6356

Join the Ranger for an exhilarating 5 Mile hike! We will start out at the Pilot Knob Interpretive Center and hike the 5 mile trail, taking in the beauty of the forest around the park. This will be a moderate hike, so please plan accordingly. We recommend you wear sturdy shoes and bring a snack and water for the hike. Bug spray and sunscreen would be a good idea, too! And as always, if you want some great memories, bring your camera!

Children's Discovery Hike

Where:  New Johnsonville - Johnsonville State Historic Park - 90 Nell Beard Rd

When:  June 2, 2018 - 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Contact:  (931) 535-2789

Join our Ranger lead, easy, safe, 1/2 mile loop hike for kids as we go in discovery of the natural and historical wonders to be found at Johnsonville State Historic Park. We'll use our senses to search the trail and see what kinds of discoveries we can find! This hike is easy in difficulty with some gradual elevation changes. The trail surface is crushed limestone. The trail is not recomended for strollers. Free to participate, ideal for children ages 4-8, children must be accompanied by an adult. We recommend bringing a water bottle, good walking shoes and to dress for the weather. Hike will be cancelled in the event of severe weather.

Kenlake: National Trails Day Sunrise Hike

Where:  Aurora - Kenlake State Park - 542 Kenlake Road

When:  June 2, 2018 - 5:30 a.m.

Contact:  (270) 474-2211

Adventures are meant to be shared. National Trails Day is a great opportunity to meet new people in your area and share a fun experience on a local trail. Share your adventure with the nation using #NationalTrailsDay. This National Trails Day we will be hiking across the Eggner's Ferry Bridge to watch the sunrise. Bring your camera to get that perfect shot of the sun coming up over Land Between the Lakes. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 5:30 A.M. and head to the trail head. If you know where the trail head is, meet us at 5:45 A.M. This is a moderate hike lasting about 3 miles. The trail is paved and suitable for all ages. Contact jesse.sirls@ky.gov for more information!

Free Fishing Weekend in Kentucky

Where:  - -

When:  June 2, 2018 thru June 3, 2018 - All Day

Contact: 

On Saturday June 2nd and Sunday June 3rd, anyone may fish in Kentucky without licenses or permits. It's free fishing weekend in Kentucky!

Sullivan 3 Live at Fat Daddy's

Where:  Dover - Fat Daddy's Bar - 119 Driftwood Shores Ln

When:  June 3, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-2243

Enjoy live entertainment at Fat Daddy's on Kentucky Lake featuring Sullivan 3 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Check out Fat Daddy's website for more information.

400 Mile Sale Across Kentucky

Where:  Cadiz - Downtown Cadiz - 125 Main Street

When:  May 31, 2018 thru June 3, 2018 - Throughout the day

Contact:  gocadiz.com

Enjoy Kentucky's 400 mile sale across US 68, right through the heart of Cadiz and Trigg County.

Krooked Jester Live at Fat Daddy's

Where:  Dover - Fat Daddy's Bar - 119 Driftwood Shores Ln

When:  June 9, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-2243

Enjoy live entertainment at Fat Daddy's on Kentucky Lake featuring Krooked Jester from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Check out Fat Daddy's website for more information.

Grand Rivers Cruise-In

Where:  Grand Rivers - Little Lake Park - Payne Street

When:  June 9, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  www.grandrivers.org

Every second Saturday of the month from April to September Grand Rivers will be featuring a Top Gun Cruise-In from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free. Enjoy classic cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. Located at Little Lake Park near downtown Grand Rivers.

Kayak Demo Day

Where:  Gilbertsville - Kentucky Dam Village State Park - 113 Administration Drive

When:  June 8, 2018 thru June 9, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.

Contact:  270-362-9205

Calvert City's Kentucky Lake Outdoors is teaming up with Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park to bring you their top-of-the-line kayaks for you to try out, FREE of charge! Join us at the "Old Beach" to try your hand at paddling some kayaks. The "Old Beach" is located next to the Conference Center. Whether you're a beginner or experienced kayaker, we have something for you!

White Lightning Bike Race

Where:  Grand Rivers - Wood-N-Wave - 2109 Dover Road

When:  June 10, 2018 - TBA

Contact:  www.grandrivers.org

This race is included in the Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association, Kentucky Points Series, and Mid-South Mountain Bike Race Series. The Canal Loop is 95% singletrack. It contains dense wooded areas, rolling hills, and rocky climbs. It is a moderate course, with a several optional technical sections for advanced riders. Approx. 1000 feet of elevation change. Starting at the North Welcome Station, you will race north on the Lake Barkley side first, cross under the Bridge at the Canal, and proceed south down the Kentucky Lake side. Once you re ...ach the North Welcome Station you will either continue to your next lap, or finish. Course Length: 11.6 miles/lap

Tennessee Pluckers Live at Fat Daddy's

Where:  Dover - Fat Daddy's Bar - 119 Driftwood Shores Ln

When:  June 10, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-2243

Enjoy live entertainment at Fat Daddy's on Kentucky Lake featuring Tennessee Pluckers from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Check out Fat Daddy's website for more information.

Legacy Live at Fat Daddy's

Where:  Dover - Fat Daddy's Bar - 119 Driftwood Shores Ln

When:  June 16, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-2243

Enjoy live entertainment at Fat Daddy's on Kentucky Lake featuring Legacy from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Check out Fat Daddy's website for more information.

Kayak Demo Day

Where:  Gilbertsville - Kentucky Dam Village State Park - 113 Administration Drive

When:  June 16, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.

Contact:  270-362-9205

Calvert City's Kentucky Lake Outdoors is teaming up with Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park to bring you their top-of-the-line kayaks for you to try out, FREE of charge! Join us at the "Old Beach" to try your hand at paddling some kayaks. The "Old Beach" is located next to the Conference Center. Whether you're a beginner or experienced kayaker, we have something for you!

Shadez of Grey Live at Fat Daddy's

Where:  Dover - Fat Daddy's Bar - 119 Driftwood Shores Ln

When:  June 17, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-2243

Enjoy live entertainment at Fat Daddy's on Kentucky Lake featuring Shadez of Grey from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Check out Fat Daddy's website for more information.

One Ntye Stand Live at Fat Daddy's

Where:  Dover - Fat Daddy's Bar - 119 Driftwood Shores Ln

When:  June 23, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-2243

Enjoy live entertainment at Fat Daddy's on Kentucky Lake featuring One Nyte Stand from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Check out Fat Daddy's website for more information.

TN Promise/TN Achieves Volunteer Workday

Where:  New Johnsonville - Johnsonville State Historic Park - 90 Nell Beard Rd

When:  June 23, 2018 - 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Contact:  (931) 535-2789

Volunteer to make a difference at the park. Your help is needed to clean up a historic cemetery. Helps us to clear limbs and clean headstones in respect of those who once called Johnsonville - home. Free to participate. Hand tools and water will be provided. Long pants, boots, and gloves are recommended. In the event of severe weather the work day will be cancelled.

Carp Madness II - Bowfishing Edition

Where:  Gilbertsville - Kentucky Dam Marina - 466 Marina Drive

When:  June 23, 2018 thru June 24, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Each Day

Contact:  baastore.bigcartel.com

Crap Madness II - Bowfishing Edition will take place out of Kentucky Dam Marina on June 23-24 from 7pm to 7am. There are two divisions - a lake division and river division. $23,000 in prizes will be awarded! Entry is $150 per boat. Register at baastore.bigcartel.com.

Jammin' Jimmy Johnson Live at Fat Daddy's

Where:  Dover - Fat Daddy's Bar - 119 Driftwood Shores Ln

When:  June 24, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-2243

Enjoy live entertainment at Fat Daddy's on Kentucky Lake featuring Jammin' Jimmy Johnson from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Check out Fat Daddy's website for more information.

Fireworks from Kenlake Marina

Where:  Aurora - Kenlake Marina - 888 Kenlake Drive

When:  June 30, 2018 - Dusk

Contact:  (270) 474-2245

Enjoy fireworks from Kenlake Marina and the old state park beach area on Saturday, June 30 at dusk. Fireworks can also be viewed from the hike path across Eggners Ferry Bridge.

Neil Brock and the Cover Up Live at Fat Daddy's

Where:  Dover - Fat Daddy's Bar - 119 Driftwood Shores Ln

When:  June 30, 2018 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 232-2243

Enjoy live entertainment at Fat Daddy's on Kentucky Lake featuring Neil Brock and the Cover Up from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.! Check out Fat Daddy's website for more information.

Playhouse in the Park Presents: Next To Normal

Where:  Murray - Playhouse in the Park - 701 Gil Hopson Drive

When:  June 21, 2018 thru July 1, 2018 - Fri. & Sat. 7:00 p.m.; Sun - 2:30 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 759-1752

Next to Normal is an unflinching look at a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for sixteen years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart. This deeply moving piece of theatre is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.

Grand Rivers Cruise-In

Where:  Grand Rivers - Little Lake Park - Payne Street

When:  July 14, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  www.grandrivers.org

Every second Saturday of the month from April to September Grand Rivers will be featuring a Top Gun Cruise-In from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free. Enjoy classic cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. Located at Little Lake Park near downtown Grand Rivers.

Cruise-In Class Car Show

Where:  Camden - Ray Smith Chevrolet - 260 W Main Street

When:  July 28, 2018 - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (731) 584-6141

Cruise-In Classic Car Show- Legend Car Club hosts Cruise-In classic car shows at Ray Smith Chevrolet. Shows begin at 4 pm and are always free to show or attend. Like them on Facebook for specific entertainment at each monthly event.

Kenlake Cruise-In

Where:  Aurora - Kenlake State Park - 542 Kenlake Road

When:  July 28, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 791-1533

The Metal Mafia Car Club presents the Kenlake Cruise-In on May 26th, July 28th, and September 22nd 3-7 P.M. outside the Tennis Center. Bring your ride down to Kenlake State Resort Park next to the Tennis Center. There'll be Valve Cover Racing, Door/Cash Prizes, Kid's Choice Awards, Long Haul Award, and Goody Bags! This event is free and open to the public. All makes and models are welcome, if it has wheels... Bring It! Live Music and Food Vendors will be on site each time.

5/26: Mini Contest and Music by: Nightfish

7/28: Vintage Camper Contest and Music by: Kalib swift & Friends

9/22: Pinup Contest and Music by: The Sullivan 3

Food Vending by: Burgers on Wheels, Big Bob Q, and Sweetie's Ice Cream

No Loud Music, No Alcohol, No Burnouts!Not Responsible for accidents, lost or stolen items. Canned food items accepted for charity. More Info Call: Dallas or Lisa Peck: 270-791-1533

TWRA Duck Blind Drawing

Where:  Big Sandy - Big Sandy City Park - Big Sandy City Park

When:  August 4, 2018 - 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Contact: 

Duck Blind Drawing- TWRA holds the annual West Tennessee duck blind drawing at the Big Sandy City Park, Big Sandy, TN. Registration for qualified participants is from 7am-10am, with drawing at 10 am. Vendors, food, games, and fun during this sportsman's frenzy-free admission to the public.

Grand Rivers Cruise-In

Where:  Grand Rivers - Little Lake Park - Payne Street

When:  August 11, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  www.grandrivers.org

Every second Saturday of the month from April to September Grand Rivers will be featuring a Top Gun Cruise-In from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free. Enjoy classic cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. Located at Little Lake Park near downtown Grand Rivers.

Cruise-In Class Car Show

Where:  Camden - Ray Smith Chevrolet - 260 W Main Street

When:  August 25, 2018 - 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (731) 584-6141

Cruise-In Classic Car Show- Legend Car Club hosts Cruise-In classic car shows at Ray Smith Chevrolet. Shows begin at 4 pm and are always free to show or attend. Like them on Facebook for specific entertainment at each monthly event.

30-Mile Yard Sale

Where:  Camden - -

When:  August 31, 2018 thru September 1, 2018 - Friday & Saturday

Contact: 

The annual 30-mile yard sale stretches itself through Benton County every Friday & Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Following Highway 69 from Big Sandy to Holladay, the highway is densely populated with anxious sellers of second-hand treasures. Host Benton County Chamber of Commerce.

Grand Rivers Cruise-In

Where:  Grand Rivers - Little Lake Park - Payne Street

When:  September 8, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  www.grandrivers.org

Every second Saturday of the month from April to September Grand Rivers will be featuring a Top Gun Cruise-In from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free. Enjoy classic cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. Located at Little Lake Park near downtown Grand Rivers.

Rock N' Race Weekend

Where:  Eva - Eva -

When:  September 15, 2018 -

Contact: 

Rock N'Race Weekend- The Eva Music and Arts Festival includes the best in local performers, arts, crafts, food, and more. Two-person teams will compete in a variety of sports including biking, canoeing, and running.

Kenlake Cruise-In

Where:  Aurora - Kenlake State Park - 542 Kenlake Road

When:  September 22, 2018 - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  (270) 791-1533

The Metal Mafia Car Club presents the Kenlake Cruise-In on May 26th, July 28th, and September 22nd 3-7 P.M. outside the Tennis Center. Bring your ride down to Kenlake State Resort Park next to the Tennis Center. There'll be Valve Cover Racing, Door/Cash Prizes, Kid's Choice Awards, Long Haul Award, and Goody Bags! This event is free and open to the public. All makes and models are welcome, if it has wheels... Bring It! Live Music and Food Vendors will be on site each time.

5/26: Mini Contest and Music by: Nightfish

7/28: Vintage Camper Contest and Music by: Kalib swift & Friends

9/22: Pinup Contest and Music by: The Sullivan 3

Food Vending by: Burgers on Wheels, Big Bob Q, and Sweetie's Ice Cream

No Loud Music, No Alcohol, No Burnouts!Not Responsible for accidents, lost or stolen items. Canned food items accepted for charity. More Info Call: Dallas or Lisa Peck: 270-791-1533

Trigg County Ham Festival

Where:  Cadiz - Downtown Cadiz - Downtown Cadiz, KY

When:  October 12, 2018 thru October 13, 2018 - Throughout the day

Contact:  gocadiz.com

This will be the 42nd Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival in Cadiz, Kentucky. 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. Golf Tournaments, Country Ham Contest, Car and Truck Show, Favorite Festival Foods available, Fireworks, and too much to list here. Keep up at www.hamfestival.com for information and hamfestival on Facebook. Questions? Need more information? Contact Leida at lunderhill@cityofcadiz.com

Civil War Days

Where:  New Johnsonville - Johnsonville State Historic Park - 90 Nell Beard Rd

When:  November 3, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact:  (931) 535-2789

Cannons will ring out along the Tennessee River in both Benton and Humphreys County, Tennessee, to commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Johnsonville. The Civil War battle occurred on November 4, 1864 when Confederate troops under General Nathan Bedford Forrest attacked the Union supply base at Johnsonville from the Benton County side of the river. This attack resulted in the near destruction of the Federal supply base at Johnsonville. This year's event will take place between two Tennessee State Parks, with a Federal encampment at Johnsonville State Historic Park in Humphreys County and a Confederate encampment at Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park located in Benton County. Both parks will feature artillery, infantry and civilian demonstrations throughout the day. The Battle of Johnsonville is the only historical event in the country to have two state parks dedicated to its remembrance.


Bullfrog
Photo by Ray Stainfield

No camping excursion is complete with a serenade from the resident bullfrog. There are a vast variety of amphibians to be found throughout the Land Between The Lakes Area.