Events

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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Thursday Spray & Play

The Harlan Center 201 S. Main St, Harlan, KY, United States

Thursday Spray & Play is coming to the Harlan Center this July! Bring the kids for FREE play on water inflatables! There will be food trucks on site for a quick and easy lunch as well as treats. Each week, the first 50 children will receive a free small snow cone! Join us from 10Read more about Thursday Spray & Play

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Pony Rides at English Creek Stables

English Creek Stables US Hwy 119, Baxter, KY, United States

English Creek Stables at Baxter Kentucky offers weekly pony rides weather permitting. No reservations are necessary. See a real working stable and learn more about horses! There is no age limit so all are welcome!

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Higher Ground 10: Angels Unaware

Downtown Harlan 201 S. Main St, Harlan, KY, United States

The newest edition of Higher Ground focuses on health, art, and community. The play explores how we all come together to heal in times of sickness and mental anguish and what we do to take care of ourselves and others.

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Higher Ground 10: Angels Unaware

Downtown Harlan 201 S. Main St, Harlan, KY, United States

The newest edition of Higher Ground focuses on health, art, and community. The play explores how we all come together to heal in times of sickness and mental anguish and what we do to take care of ourselves and others.

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Higher Ground 10: Angels Unaware

Downtown Harlan 201 S. Main St, Harlan, KY, United States

The newest edition of Higher Ground focuses on health, art, and community. The play explores how we all come together to heal in times of sickness and mental anguish and what we do to take care of ourselves and others.

July Gears & Beers

Fire up your engines and make your way to Downtown Harlan on Thursday, July 27th from 6p.m. to 8 p.m. for the next Gears and Beers! Enjoy music, cars, and the Harlan County Beer Company! You have the opportunity to WIN one of 3 $100 cash door prizes just by attending the event and alsoRead more about July Gears & Beers

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Thursday Spray & Play

The Harlan Center 201 S. Main St, Harlan, KY, United States

Thursday Spray & Play is coming to the Harlan Center this July! Bring the kids for FREE play on water inflatables! There will be food trucks on site for a quick and easy lunch as well as treats. Each week, the first 50 children will receive a free small snow cone! Join us from 10Read more about Thursday Spray & Play

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Pony Rides at English Creek Stables

English Creek Stables US Hwy 119, Baxter, KY, United States

English Creek Stables at Baxter Kentucky offers weekly pony rides weather permitting. No reservations are necessary. See a real working stable and learn more about horses! There is no age limit so all are welcome!

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Higher Ground 10: Angels Unaware

Downtown Harlan 201 S. Main St, Harlan, KY, United States

The newest edition of Higher Ground focuses on health, art, and community. The play explores how we all come together to heal in times of sickness and mental anguish and what we do to take care of ourselves and others.

MAMAW Fest Readings & Storytelling

Moonbow Tipple Cafe & Books 119 S. Main St., Harlan, KY, United States

Enjoy stories and readings from Misty Skaggs, Brandon Jent, Willie Carver, Robert Gipe, Olivia Creech, Angie Debord, Anne Shelby, & George Ella Lyon.

Mamaw Festival: Mountain of Appalachia Music, Arts, & Wellness Festival

Downtown Harlan 201 S. Main St, Harlan, KY, United States

MAMAW Fest: Mountains of Appalachian Music Arts and Wellness Festival will take place beginning at 6:00pm on July 27th on the streets of downtown Harlan. A celebration of community care, the day will feature local artists, vendors, musicians, and healthcare providers and culminate in an evening performance of Angels Unaware, the 10th theater production of local arts collective Higher Ground—written, performed,Read more about Mamaw Festival: Mountain of Appalachia Music, Arts, & Wellness Festival

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Higher Ground 10: Angels Unaware

Downtown Harlan 201 S. Main St, Harlan, KY, United States

The newest edition of Higher Ground focuses on health, art, and community. The play explores how we all come together to heal in times of sickness and mental anguish and what we do to take care of ourselves and others.