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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Poke Sallet Festival

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

Celebrate the 69th Annual Poke Sallet Festival in Downtown Harlan. Enjoy live music, a carnival, laser tag, inflatables, vendors, food trucks, and surprises along the way! Find more details at www.pokesalletfestival.coml

Rebecca St. James at the Poke Sallet Festival

Bicentennial Stage 201 S. Main St, Harlan, KY, United States

Rebecca St. James, a well known Contemporary Christian music artist, with 9 #1 singles, will perform at the 69th annual Poke Sallet Festival! The concert will take place Thursday May 30th at 8:30p.m. Among the most defining artists in Christian music history, GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter, best-selling author, speaker and actress Rebecca St. James rocketed intoRead more about Rebecca St. James at the Poke Sallet Festival

Recurring

Poke Sallet Festival

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

Celebrate the 69th Annual Poke Sallet Festival in Downtown Harlan. Enjoy live music, a carnival, laser tag, inflatables, vendors, food trucks, and surprises along the way! Find more details at www.pokesalletfestival.coml

CRUSH: Bon Jovi Experience at the Poke Sallet Festival

Bicentennial Stage 201 S. Main St, Harlan, KY, United States

Get ready to rock with the ultimate Bon Jovi tribute band: CRUSH! Join us for “One Wild Night” at the 69th Annual Poke Sallet Festival in downtown Harlan. You don’t want to miss the “CRUSH: Bon Jovi Experience” on Friday, May 31st at 9:00 PM or you’ll be “Livin’ on a Prayer!” “Runaway” to aRead more about CRUSH: Bon Jovi Experience at the Poke Sallet Festival

Run for the Hills 5K

Harlan County Courthouse 210 E. Central St., Harlan, KY, United States

Take on Harlan's most challenging 5K as you wind your way up Ivy Hill!

Sue Ford Memorial Car Show

Harlan County Courthouse 210 E. Central St., Harlan, KY, United States

Get your rides ready for the Sue Ford Memorial Car Show taking place at the Harlan County Courthouse during the 69th annual Poke Sallet Festival.

Recurring

Poke Sallet Festival

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

Celebrate the 69th Annual Poke Sallet Festival in Downtown Harlan. Enjoy live music, a carnival, laser tag, inflatables, vendors, food trucks, and surprises along the way! Find more details at www.pokesalletfestival.coml

Kimberly Perry at the Poke Sallet Festival

Bicentennial Stage 201 S. Main St, Harlan, KY, United States

Were you enchanted by The Band Perry's unforgettable melodies? Get ready to be captivated once again! The Poke Sallet Festival is thrilled to host Kimberly Perry as our headlining talent for June 1st in downtown Harlan! Save the Date: June 1st, 2024 Time: 9 PM Location: Poke Sallet Festival : FREE Concert As one-third ofRead more about Kimberly Perry at the Poke Sallet Festival