Annual Events and Festivals

The Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley area is home to a number of great annual events, festivals, and more. Check back often to see the latest upcoming events for you and the family to enjoy!

The Western Kentucky area is a great place for your family vacation or weekend getaway. With a number of great towns around the Land Between the Lakes region, you're certain to find plenty of annual events, festivals, and much more for you and the entire family to enjoy.


Hunters Moon Fall Festival
Grand Rivers, Kentucky

Mark Your calendar for an exciting event every fall, and join in the excitement for the celebration of the Annual Hunters Moon Fall Festival in Grand Rivers, Kentucky! Celebrate small town life with this Fall Festival featuring food, fun, crafts, live music, children's activities, and the Big Parade.

Banana Festival
Fulton, Kentucky

The tradition rolls on every year with the Fulton, Kentucky with a 10-Day Banana Festival! Join in the celebration with concerts, 5k run, beauty pageants, street parade, fashion show, kiddie carnival, banana bake-off, food, fun and more! And don't forget to get all dressed up and attend the Banana Ball!

Festival of Lights
Grand Rivers, Kentucky

Experience the magic of a small town Christmas. In Grand Rivers our Christmas celebration includes over 700,000 lights and displays in Patti's Settlement and downtown, Musical Christmas productions at the Badgett Playhouse, one-of-a-kind gifts at unique shops, memorable family meals at Patti's Restaurant, and cozy lodging beside Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.

Ham Festival
Cadiz, Kentucky

Cadiz's Ham Festival is all about the Country Ham! Featuring the famous Guinness Book of World Records' Largest Country Ham and Biscuit! Carnival Rides, Traveling Vietnam Wall, Car and Truck Show, Golf Tournament, Quilt Show, Petting Zoo, Racing Pigs and More!

Freedom Fest
Murray, Kentucky

Celebrate Independence Day in Murray, Kentucky, every year on July 4 with Freedom Fest! Family fun and patriotic spirit await you during this jam-packed day of events. The Parade marches down Main Street as thousands of locals and visitors line the streets. The evening hours are filled with activities for kids at Family Night in the Park, featuring vendors, inflatables, a free concert and more at Central Park. Freedom Fest goes out with a bang during everyone's favorite event, the Briggs & Stratton Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Hot August Blues Festival
Hardin, Kentucky

The Kenlake Hot August Blues Festival has been a tradition for almost 30 years, bringing the best in blues to the Lakes area of Western Kentucky and Northwest Tennessee, the weekend before Labor Day Weekend.

Tater Day
Benton, Kentucky

Tater Day is a very popular festival in Benton, Kentucky that hosts an annual parade, carnival rides, vendors, and flea markets every first week of April.