Welcome to Harlan County, where there’s always something exciting going on! Whether you’re here for our biggest party of the year at the Poke Sallet Festival or looking to get a little dirty at thrilling off-road events like the Southern Shine Crawl or the Fall Crawl, we’ve got you covered. Harlan County is a place of celebration, adventure, and unforgettable memories.

We like to think we’re on top of all the fun stuff happening around here, but now and then, a cool event might sneak by us. Maybe we missed it in our social feeds, or it’s a new thing we haven’t heard about yet. Whatever the reason, we don’t want to miss out, and neither do you! Got an event you’re excited about? Shoot us an email at harlantourism@gmail.com or send us a message on our facebook page at Visit Harlan County. As long as it meets our parameters, we’ll happily add it to our calendar. We’re all about community and tourism events that bring people together.

So, let’s make every day a reason to celebrate in Harlan County. Share your event, and let’s fill our calendar with fun for everyone!

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Dessert Week 2024

May 17

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until May 19, 2024

The sweetest week of the year is coming to Harlan May 13th-19th, 2024! Dessert Week gives you to opportunity to support local businesses, eat some delicious treats, and get a free t-shirt! Passports are available for pick up at the Harlan Center now.
You visit 5 participating restaurants and order their featured dessert, collect a stamp, and return your completed passport to the Harlan Center for a free t-shirt! You’ll also have the opportunity to vote online for your favorite dessert. One local restaurant will walk away with the coveted Dessert Week trophy for best dessert of 2024!
To give you an extra boost, home bakers participating in the Headwaters Arts Festival on May 18th on the Harlan Center Plaza will stamp your passport for making purchases from their booths. It’s your chance get any last minute stamps you need to finish strong!


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Harlan Tourism
(606) 573-4156
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