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!

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!

Slay the Dragon Ride for Autism Research presented by WCMG & Backroads of Appalachia

The Dragon Slayer Hwy 160 Welcome Center 7 East Main St., Lynch, KY, United States

Originating in Williamsburg, KY, this ride will bring you to historic Lynch, KY where you'll visit the BOA Welcome Center before taking on the 24 miles and 226 curves of the DragonSlayer Hwy 160. Once you summit Kentucky's tallest peak, you'll travel on into Virginia for more adventure. Enjoy the best riding Appalachia has toRead more about Slay the Dragon Ride for Autism Research presented by WCMG & Backroads of Appalachia

Harlan Jeep and Bikefest and Custom Bike Show

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

The WCMG and Backroads of Appalachia Presents Our Second Annual HARLAN JEEP and BIKEFEST and Custom Bike Show. This event just got a whole lot bigger thanks to our friends at Harlan County Tourism, The Harlan County Jeepers, and the Appalachian Woodboogers Jeep Clubs! Join us for an spectacular day in the Appalachian Mountains asRead more about Harlan Jeep and Bikefest and Custom Bike Show

The Iron 2.0 Advanced Riders Weekend

The Dragon Slayer Hwy 160 Welcome Center 7 East Main St., Lynch, KY, United States

The WCMG and Backroads of Appalachia Presents “THE IRON” 2.0 Advanced Riders Weekend in Central Appalachia! Get ready to ride the Baddest and also most Scenic Motorcycle Ride in the U.S.! Period! Welcome to “THE IRON” 2.0 as the challenge just got even better! That’s Right “THE IRON” now includes West Virginia making it 4Read more about The Iron 2.0 Advanced Riders Weekend