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

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!

Paint the Park 5K

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

Join us for some "fun on the run" at Kentucky's highest in elevation state park! Participants will make laps equivalent to a 5k through the park's shelter loop. Awards will be given for each age division. Make sure you come prepared to be doused with colored powder and gel as you walk/run through the park!Read more about Paint the Park 5K