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Holiday Events

One of our most favorite things about Kentucky is that we are located in an area that sees all

four seasons and each bring a whole new look and feel to the Western Kentucky region.

Spring brings blooms, new wildlife, fishing adventures, and more. Summer time is boating time for long hot days on the water or at one of neighboring pools and water parks. Fall is all about the festivals and haunted happenings throughout the region. The winter season becomes all about family friendly events and supporting local events! Whether you are into shows, sports, or shopping, this is still a great time to visit Kentucky’s Western Waterlands region!

During the month of November, local boutiques, gift shops, clothing stores, and more are

gearing up for their annual holiday open house weekends.

During the weekend of November 10th - 12th, you will find open houses happening in Mayfield, Benton, Murray, Grand Rivers, and Princeton. Shops and stores will be open extended hours, offering specials sales and discounts, chances to win door prizes, and more! Be sure to visit each community online for more details!

For Mayfield, click here.

For Benton, click here.

For Murray, click here.

For Grand Rivers, click here.

For Princeton, click here.

Happy Veteran’s Day on November 11th! You can find a couple of different Veteran’s Day

events happening on Saturday, November 11th, including Veteran’s Day parades in both

Let’s take a second to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving at this time! For those of you who enjoy a fitness challenge before the biggest meal of the year, we have two Turkey Trots for you to consider, one on November 18th in Oak Grove and then Thanksgiving morning in Murray, Kentucky in Central Park.

Saturday, November 25th is a big day for all small businesses in Western Kentucky and all

across the United States, so don’t forget to SHOP LOCAL in Kentucky’s Western Waterlands!

And finish off the night in Hopkinsville listening to country music group Lonestar in Hopkinsville at Alhambra Theatre.

The day after Thanksgiving the region lights up with multiple Christmas light displays in local

parks such as Noble Park in Paducah, Mike Miller Park in Draffenville, Central Park in Murray,

Patti’s Restaurant in Grand Rivers, and the Mayfield Fairgrounds!

For all our sports fans, we have that covered too!

Marshall County’s Annual Hoopfest event is back with a vengeance this with a great and

talented line-up of teams throughout the weekend! The fun kicks off November 29th and

finishes up December 2nd. For more details, visit them on X @mchshoopfest.

Racer Basketball is BACK! Be sure to attend one or all of our home games this holiday season for fun family friendly night. The CFSB Center is sure to provide a fun time for all! Click here for Murray’s event calendar!

Rodeo anyone!? Mark your calendars for the MSU Rodeo Fall Award Series, scheduled for

certain weekends in November and December! Visit Murray’s event calendar will include all the details!

For those of you who love a good Christmas Show, we are happy to announce you have


How about Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” at Playhouse in the Park in Murray? Or...a

Christmas Celebration with the Paducah Symphony on December. A Country Christmas show at the Kentucky Opry, or even the Oak Ridge Boys Country Christmas show at the Carson Center! If you’re really looking for something different, Jack Harlow’s “No Place Like Home Tour” hits Murray on December 1st! All these plus more to help hear the sounds of Christmas this year!

Nothing puts you in the Christmas spirit like a small town community celebration, complete

with a lighted parade, right?! Communities all across the region will be setting up for FREE

events for their residents and visitors alike. Take your pick!

Mayfield’s Country Christmas Parade taking place on November 25th.

Holiday Wonderland in Oak Grove on December 1st & 2nd.

The Christmas Village on Main event in Hopkinsville on December 2nd.

Christmas in Kuttawa on December 2nd.

Christmas in Calvert including a Santa fly-in, tree lighting, Holliday Bazaar, Jingle Dash 5k, and lighted parade. This all takes place December 1st & 2nd.

Paducah and Murray’s Lighted Christmas parades will happen on December 2nd.

Benton’s Christmas Community Celebration with court square holiday cheer and activities and a lighted parade happens on December 9th.

If you’re near Princeton, be sure to visit their small town Christmas event on December 9th.

Kenlake’s Holiday Bazaar is also going to take place on December 9th at Kenlake’s state

Resort park.

We would like to wish everyone a safe and wonderful holiday season from Kentucky’s Western Waterlands!


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