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Golden Pond Planetarium Presents: Laser Legends of the Night Sky

Where:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 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:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 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:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 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:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 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:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 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:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 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:  LBL - Golden Pond Planetarium - 238 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 Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 320 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.

Girl Scout Day at Woodlands Nature Station

Where:  LBL - Nature Station - 36.9016496,-88.0383153

When:  March 25, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  1-800-LBL-7077

Lots of activities set for Girl Scout Day at the Nature Station in LBL. Girl Scouts can earn badge and journey components, but activities are open to anyone! Badge work can take up to 3 hours to complete, and can include extended time outside. Anyone can participate in any activity, so invite your friends! See this flyer for details.

Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-In

Where:  Grand Rivers - Downtown Grand Rivers - JH O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers, KY 42045

When:  April 8, 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.

Lighthouse Landing Practical Sailing School (4 Day)

Where:  Grand Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 320 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 Rivers - Patti's 1880's Settlement - 1793 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 Rivers - Green Turtle Bay - 37.0075609,-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 Rivers - Green Turtle Bay - 37.0075609,-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 Rivers - Senior/ Community Center in Grand Rivers - 155 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 Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 320 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 Rivers - Downtown Grand Rivers - JH O'Bryan Ave, Grand Rivers, KY 42045

When:  May 13, 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.

Commonwealth Yacht Club Mother's Day Brunch

Where:  Grand Rivers - Green Turtle Bay Resort - 37.0075609,-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 Rivers - Little Lake Park - 37.0036444,-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 Rivers - Downtown Grand Rivers - JH 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 Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 320 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 Rivers - Downtown Grand Rivers - JH 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 Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 320 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 Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 320 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 Rivers - Downtown Grand Rivers - JH 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 Rivers - Green Turtle Bay Resort - 37.0075609,-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 Rivers - Little Lake Park - 37.0036444,-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 Rivers - Downtown Grand Rivers - JH 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 Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 320 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 Rivers - Green Turtle Bay Marina - 37.0075609,-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 Rivers - Lighthouse Landing - 320 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 Rivers - Little Lake Park - 37.0036444,-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 Rivers - Patti's 1880's Settlement - 1793 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 Rivers - Patti's 1880's Settlement - 1793 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!


Kentucky Lake Sunset
Photo by Shawn Dunnaway

Sunsets at Kentucky Lake are special. You can find them on the eastern banks of Kentucky Lake looking west across a mile of ripples and waves. There's nothing quite like experiencing a sunset on Kentucky Lake.