Hello, May! Here are ten great reasons to visit Downtown Harlan this May…
-Bloom at the Harlan County Public Library!: On May 2, 2022 at 5 p.m., the adult programmer at the library will lead a class on decoupaging terra cotta pots. All materials are provided for you. Call ahead to reserve your spot. https://www.facebook.com/…/a.46751120…/8091279847564435/
-Go back to the future with the Cawood Ledford Boys & Girls Club of Harlan County!: This year’s Annual Dinner & Reverse Raffle on May 6 is 80s themed. Tease your hair, pop your collar, & jump in your DeLorean. Tickets are $100 each and get you dinner for two as well as one chance at the $5,000 grand prize! https://www.facebook.com/events/527394835357204
-Harlan County Jeep Crawl ’22: On May 6th & 7th, Jeeps will descend on Downtown Harlan for the Jeep Crawl. Enjoy rides guided by locals to some of Harlan County’s most picturesque spots. In between rides, enjoy music, vendors, food, inflatables, and a Mountain Market at the Harlan Center! https://fb.me/e/28AUBNHyX
-Make a trip to the Mountain Market!: On May 7th, the Harlan Center will be filled with vendors selling everything from crafts and baked goods to second hand treasures. You never know what you’ll find!
-Make Mom Feel Special!: Downtown Harlan shops have what you need to win Mother’s Day this year. Create a gift basket from the local items offered at Sassy TRASH LLC. Send her flowers from Coming Up Roses or Angelia’s Florists and Gifts. Pick up items any proud Kentuckian would want from Moonbow Tipple Coffee & Sweets. Shop for apparel and accessories at Sonwood’s or Sweet southern Peach Boutique. . Pick up a gift certificate from Harlan Yoga Studio. The perfect gift awaits you in downtown!
-Celebrate the Class of 2022!: It’s time to celebrate our seniors. Pick up some school spirit gear from The Shirt Shack Screen Printing. Look for the perfect graduation outfit at Sonwood’s or Sweet southern Peach Boutique. . Find funky dorm decor at Sassy TRASH LLC. Book a private party at Moonbow Tipple Coffee & Sweets, 606 Gaming Lounge, or The Portal. Downtown Harlan can help you send off your senior in style!
–Headwaters Arts Festival!: Downtown Harlan will come alive with art and celebration for the first ever Headwaters Arts Festival on May 21. Visit the Headwaters page for more information on how you can be involved as an artist!
-Buy a Musical Instrument Day!: Each May, we celebrate Buy A Musical Instrument Day. We are so fortunate to have Brad Abraham’s Music and Sanctuary Sound in downtown Harlan with a full line of instruments, sound equipment, and accessories. Get the gear you need close to home!
-Summer at the Cawood Ledford Boys & Girls Club of Harlan County!: Each week, the Boys & Girls Club offers a themed camp for kids to dig deeper on the topics that interest them. Campers enjoy meals, activities, field trips, guest speakers, and more! Camps will kick off around the end of May so keep a watch on their page for a full list of summer opportunities.
-Summer Under The Stars!: The Harlan Christian Church is kicking off their 6th Annual Summer Under the Stars Movie series on May 27th with Encanto. Movies begin around 9 p.m. on the Courthouse Lawn with free snacks for everyone!
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