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!

Warrior’s Challenge Obstacle Run

Kingdom Come State Park 502 Park Rd, Cumberland, United States

Do you have what it takes to complete our warrior's challenge obstacle run? Put yourself to the test by running, swimming, crawling and climbing your way through our park lake, trails and obstacle course! Awards will be given for each age division. $25 to register. Pre-register before June 7 to guarantee an event t-shirt! RegisterRead more about Warrior’s Challenge Obstacle Run

Juneteenth Celebration

Cawood Ledford Boys & Girls Club 1 Positive Place, Harlan, KY, United States

Join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Appalachia for a Juneteenth Celebration. Families can enjoy free inflatables, food, snow cones, games, and arts and crafts.

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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!

Make it Meet Up

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

 Join us at the Harlan Center for our first monthly Make It Meet Up!  Date: Friday, June 21st Time: 6PM-8PM Location: Harlan Center Upstairs GalleryThis month, we're excited to have Sassy TRASH LLC hosting a FREE Trucker Hat Bar! Limited to the first 40 participants, so don't miss out! Register today by calling the Harlan Center at 606-573-4495. UPDATE: There isRead more about Make it Meet Up

Kids Fest

Bring the whole family to the Free Kids Fest on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Harlan Center parking lot, located at 201 S Main St, Harlan, KY 40832. Sponsored by Operation UNITE, Pinnacle Treatment Centers, and Appalachian Regional Health, this fun-filled event features a variety of activities including faceRead more about Kids Fest

Austin Rich at the Portal

The Portal

Get ready to laugh, Harlan County! Join us for a FREE comedy show featuring the hilarious Austin Rich! This talented comic from Louisville, KY, has performed all over the country, most recently in New York at the Apollo Comedy Club. Saturday, 6/22 8 PM Upstairs at The After Hours Lounge, The Portal There will beRead more about Austin Rich at the Portal

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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!

Gears & Beers

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

Join us on Thursday June 27th to browse cars and trucks of all kinds in this monthly cruise in! Meet us on 1st Street. Check out the cars, enjoy music, and grab dinner at the Harlan County Beer Company!

Kingdom Come Bike Rally

Kingdom Come State Park 502 Park Rd, Cumberland, United States

This 30.5 mile bike race begins and ends at the lake at Kingdom Come State Park and includes a 3,000 foot elevation gain. Summit the final climb in less than 17 minutes and earn a special reward!

FOURTH FEST

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

Join us for Harlan Tourism's Annual Fourth Fest in downtown Harlan! This year's celebration will take place on Thursday, July 4th, from 4 PM to 10 PM at the Harlan Center, located at 201 S Main St, Harlan, KY 40831.   🌟 What to Expect:   🎶 Live Music 🍔 Delicious Food 🎉 Fun ActivitiesRead more about FOURTH FEST