We are putting together our calendar of Events for 2020, and just couldn’t wait to share these Spring 2020 Kentucky Lake Events.  Save the dates in your calendar and visit Kentucky Lake in 2020.  Here is a sneak peek at 2020’s Top Spring Events:


Land Between The Lakes Eagle Van Tours

Dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them as Land Between The Lakes naturalists guide you to these area eagle viewing hotspots.

Why we love it: Winter is peak season for bald eagle viewing, and Eagle van tours give visitors a chance to view these majestic birds in their natural habitat. Likewise, you get to enjoy time in nature.

Dates: January 4, 5, 11, 12, and 19.

Reservations: Eagle Van Tours are a very popular event and reservation numbers are limited.  Reservations and full deposits are required for all trips. Call 270-924-2020 to reserve your tour.


March Ultra Run

The Land Between the Lakes Ultra Run returns to Grand Rivers, KY for its 17th year. This beautiful course starts along the shoreline of Kentucky Lake at Lighthouse Landing Resort and proceed 2 miles into Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area and on to the Canal Loop Trail.  There are four distances to choose from; the 50 mile, 60KM, Marathon, and 23KM.

Why we love it:  The course, Race management, the volunteers- we love it so much we wrote a whole blog post on it.

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020.

Reservations: Visit Durban Race Management for registration information.  Registration prices increase after January 31, so make sure you register early!


April Battle of Smithland Civil War Reenactment

This Civil War Reenactment includes Battle of Smithland, encampment, music, period sutlers, food vendors and more.  Visit Fort Smith on the hill above town, explore the lower town and the Civil War history there!

Camps are along the same street shown in the opening credits of “How The West Was Won”. The movie filmed quite a bit in the little town of Smithland, KY!

Why we love it: The organizers and reenactors are happy to share their wealth of knowledge and connect you with history.  You gain knowledge, it’s fun and it’s outdoors!

Dates: April 24-26, 2020

Reservations: Free for spectators.  Reenactors Registration is $5/person or maximum of $15/household.  Find more information on Facebook www.facebook.com/battleofsmithland. Or Email battleofsmithland@yahoo.com


April Grand Rivers Quilt Show

Enjoy beautiful new and antique quilts on display at the Grand Rivers Quilt Show. Shop with vendors and enter the quilt raffle.

Why we love it: You can get up close and personal with the quilts in this small regional quilt show.  The Grand Rivers Chamber puts together a well-organized and beautiful show.

Dates: April 22 – 25, 2020.

Reservations: $2 admission at the door.  Find more information at www.grandrivers.org


May Grand Rivers Stanley Walker Day

Enjoy an afternoon concert with music by Stanley Walker and friends. It is a celebration for a good cause!

Why we love it: Stanley celebrates his day by giving back to Kosair Charities. Stanley Walker is one of the oldest surviving patients of Kosair Children’s Hospital and every year he plays a concert in Grand Rivers as a fund raiser for the charity.

When Stanley was 10 years old, he developed a serious bone infection, and he spent nin months in Kosair Children’s Hospital. He almost didn’t survive. Today the illness Stanley had can be cured with simple antibiotics, but he remains grateful for the lifesaving effort he received from Kosair all those many years ago.

Dates: Sunday, May 17

Reservations: You may choose to make a donatio to Kosair Charities at the door.  Find more information at www.grandrivers.org


Ready to plan your trip to the lakes area? Find our full Calendar of Events here.

Note; all listings were accurate at time of posting.  Please call before you travel.