Events Kids Love in Grand Rivers, KY

Kids Fishing2 003If you are planning a family vacation or just a day out with the kids at Kentucky Lake, you may want to center your dates around one of our many kid focused events. Here are highlights and 2015 dates of Grand Rivers events that kids love:

Patti’s 1880′s Settlement Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Every Year, Patti’s 1880′s Settlement hides THOUSANDS of eggs and gives away many prizes. This is a don’t miss event for the kids. For reservations in Patti’s Restaurant or for the event time and more information call: 888-736-2515 or 270-362-8844.

Top Gun Car Show Event Series Cruise-ins
Second Saturday of the Month, April through September, 2015
Kids love cars and the second Saturday of the month April through September downtown Grand Rivers is full of cars! The Cruise-ins feature cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. The day includes fun for the entire family and this is a free event. Makes a great outing for grandparents and kids and for groups that have a variety of age groups. Find information on the Top Gun website.

Kids Free Fishing Event
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Introduce your kids to fishing with the Kids Free Fishing Tournament at Little Lake Park in Grand Rivers. The event is open to ages up to 12 years old. You may Bring your own pole – or use one of ours. Bait is provided (good old fashion worms to put on your hook). Trophies are awarded by age group. Refreshments provided.

Variety, Music, Memories and More at the Badgett Playhouse
Various dates throughout the year
Kids love live music and this Branson-style family show features a dynamic cast of professional singers, dancers and musicians! This musical production celebrates music and entertainment from our country’s history both past to present! A family friendly production, Variety! is a great way to share musical memories with your kids. Find the schedule and ticket information on the Variety! website or call the Box Office at 888-362-4223.

Grand Rivers Marina Day
Saturday, August 8, 2015
In this little village of only 230 households and over 600 boat slips, Grand Rivers Marina Day is a big Celebration. This day is all about kids and family with activities and events centered around the water. This year’s Marina Day celebration in Grand Rivers will include Free children’s water fun and activities, Live Music, and a Big Fireworks show at Dusk. Visit the Marina Day website for full information- And check back often as we update plans for the day.

Grand Rivers Hunters Moon Fall Festival
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Bring your family and help us celebrate small town community life with an old fashion fall festival. This Famous Festival feature a taste of the lakes food vending area, craft and flea market vendors, Little Mr. and Miss Pageant (Thursday Night), children’s Halloween costume parade and awards, children’s free games and activities, an animal show, and the big parade. Each year, the big parade is Santa’s first visit to Western Kentucky.
Find information on the Hunters Moon website.

Festival of Lights
First Friday in November through first week of January
Each year Patti’s 1880’s Settlement is Transformed into a Christmas Wonderland with over 700,000 lights in downtown Grand Rivers and Patti’s Settlement. Outside hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights glow and twinkle and put on a show for all to enjoy. While inside the restaurants and gift stores there are hundreds of trees and garlands loaded with ornaments and lights too! Visit Patti’s website for more information. Make sure to make reservations if you plan to dine at Patti’s.

Christmas Spectacular at the Badgett Playhouse
Select Dates in November and December 2015
The Variety! Christmas Spectacular is the new holiday tradition for many families. The show features Christmas favorites from “Rudolph” to “O Holy Night” – two full hours of Christmas music with singers, dancers, and a live band. The show closes with songs and words that reflect the true meaning of the season. Their rendition of “O Holy Night” always receives a standing ovation. Visit the Variety! website for a complete schedule.

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Patti’s 1880′s Settlement
Dates To Be Announced
Kids of all ages love to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Patti’s 1880′s Settlement. Once again, you will believe in the magic of Christmas. Make sure you bring a camera and capture the special visit.

Visit Grand Rivers with your family for memories that will last a lifetime.

Badgett Playhouse Spring Preview Series

50's Show Badgett Playhouse Grand RiversBe the first to get a 2015 sneak-peek at some of the Grand Rivers Badgett Playhouse’s most beloved shows!

February 28th through March 28th, 2015, the Badgett Playhouse wil be performing The Fabulous 50s Show, Pickin’ & Grinnin’, Variety! & The Southern Gospel Show- all as one-time Saturday night shows with a ridiculously low ticket price! Just $12.00 + tax/fee per person! If that’s not enough, for just $45.00 + tax/fee, the Badgett Playhouse will give you all 4 shows as a special bundle. Just ask for the ‘Preview Package!’

All shows feature profession singers, dancers, and a live band.

Interested in this special? Better hurry, tickets are already selling like hotcakes! These special ticket prices are available on these special spring preview shows only.

Visit the Baddgett Playhouse website: www.GrandRiversVariety.com for more information and the dates of each production or call the box office to order your tickets today: 1-888-362-4223.

Sweet Valentines Plans in Grand Rivers, KY

Jetty Sunset 2Do you have something special planned this Valentines Day? Well if not let me help you make some plans you and yours will love! Here is a list of what’s happening in Grand Rivers for Valentines weekend. With events on both Friday and Saturday nights, we have your weekend covered:

Weekend Get Aways

Enjoy the Green Turtle Bays Sweet Heart Package this Valentines day. Enjoy a romantic weekend get-away with your Sweetheart in one of Green Turtle Bays luxury one bedroom condos. Dance the night away at Commonwealth Yacht Club and enjoy the special CYC Valentine’s menu. You will also receive a romantic basket in your condo awaiting your arrival. Packages Start at $370. Find more information on the Green Turtle Bay website.

If you are looking for a romantic get away for the weekend, make sure you check out Lighthouse Landing Resort. Lighthouse Landing offers romantic views of Kentucky Lake at special winter rates. Find information on the Lighthouse Landing website.

Dinner, Dancing, and Music

The Commonwealth Yacht Club Members, Green Turtle Bay Condo guests and Transient Boat Guests are all invited to join the Saturday, February 14 party at the CYC club for a night of great food and live music. Please make reservations in advance by calling 270-362-4444 (Club) or 800-498-0428 (Resort).

If she loves music, she will love a performance of Variety! The Love Songs at the Badgett Playhouse Theater. Variety! The Love Songs is featured both Friday and Saturday nights at the Playhouse. Find more information on the Badgett Playhouse website.

The way to his heart? Make plans for a romantic dinner at Patti’s 1880′s Settlement. Patti’s is famous for their 2″ thick pork chop, yummy desserts, and for being that special place for that special someone. Call 270-362-8844 for reservations.

The Grand Rivers Senior and Community center will be hosting a Valentines dance February Friday the 13th, 2015 at their normal time.

Extras for Bonus Points

Don’t forget Sugar and Spice this romantic Holiday season. Why buy flowers and cards when they won’t last like the memory of wonderfully crafted sweets just for that special someone you love this Valentines? Customize your sweethearts candy box this year and make it a Valentines to remember. Phone 270-362-2362 to place your order.

Breakfast in bed is always a plus, especially on Valentines day. The Liteside Bakery and café has everything you will need to make your sweethearts Valentines morning unforgettable. (And you wont even have to clean up after cooking!)The Liteside Bakery and Cafe will be open Valentines day, Saturday February 14, 2015 from 8:00AM until 2:00PM. If you don’t mind cleaning up after cooking and you think you have what it takes to make that perfect breakfast in bed, then don’t forget the Village Market and Cafe for anything you would need to make it happen.

For the complete listing of lodging options and events, visit the Grand Rivers website.

December Christmas Shows at the Badgett Playhouse Grand Rivers

VARIETY XMAS SHOW 08 058Christmas is in full swing at the Badgett Playhouse Theater in Grand Rivers, KY. Christmas shows run various dates through December 21, 2014. Call the box office at 888-362-4223 to reserve your tickets today. Many show dates do sell out. Visit the Variety Website for the complete and most up to date schedule of events.

Here are highlights of the December Show Schedule:

Variety! Christmas Spectacular
2:00 PM Matinees on December 1, 6, 13, 16, & 20
7:00 PM Shows on December 6, 13, & 20
This Branson-style Christmas revue features musicians, singers and dancers performing Christmas Classics, old and new. Variety! is the new must-see holiday tradition.

Down Home Country Christmas
2:00 PM Matinees on December 5, 12, 15, & 19
7:00 PM Shows on December 5, 12, & 19
All of your Christmas favorites with a country twang! Join the Badgett Playhouse as they pay tribute to the great country songs that always put us in the holiday spirit. Complete with a fair dose of corny jokes and stories, enjoy two hours of tributes to great country artists and their Christmas classics both past and present.

The Sander’s Family Christmas
2:00 PM Matinees on December 4, 11, & 18
In this sequel to the popular hit ‘Smoke on the Mountain’, the Sanders family returns. It’s Christmas Eve, 1941. Reverend Oglethorpe
has invited them to the Baptist church to sing and witness, getting the congregation into the down home holiday spirit before the boys are shipped off to World War II.

The Big Band Christmas Show
2:00 PM Matinees on December 2, 7, 8, 14, & 21
Holiday Tunes With A Big Band Swing! Inspired by the popularity of the regular season Big Band Show, this production celebrates Christmas with that same nostalgic sound. Hear all of your favorite holiday songs from an era of music made famous by the likes of Glenn Miller & Frank Sinatra.

Tuna Christmas
7:00 PM on December 4, 11, & 18
In this hilarious sequel to A Greater Tuna, It’s Christmas time in the third smallest town in Texas. Its wacky citizens parade across the stage in a cavalcade of eccentric personalities all played by two actors. This is a total delight for any season.

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
ONE NIGHT ONLY! December 21
Turn back the clock to the 1940s and set the dial for a double dose of holiday nostalgia. This nifty spin on a traditional favorite hearkens back to the golden age of radio when families gathered together for inspirational broadcasts and wholesome entertainment. Cleverly conceived and drawn directly from the enduring Capra film, savvy studio actors employ their vocal talents and live radio sound effects to re-imagine the much-loved celluloid tale of George Bailey’s journey of self-worth. Perfect for the whole family, revisit this vibrant celebration of simple goodwill and cheer in the face of hardship.

Make sure to include dinner at Patti’s and the Festival of Lights in your Grand Rivers visit. December is a busy month at Patti’s – Make Reservations at Patti’s by calling 888-736-2515.

Call before you travel; many show dates sell out and schedule is subject to change. All shows are reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223, or visit Variety online here.

Find the complete Grand Rivers Calendar of Events including Festival of Lights information here.

Christmas Shows at the Badgett Playhouse Grand Rivers

VARIETY XMAS SHOW 08 058Christmas is in full swing at the Badgett Playhouse Theater in Grand Rivers, KY. Christmas shows start Saturday, November 1, 2014, and run various dates through December 21, 2014.

Here are highlights of the November and December Show Schedule:

Variety! Christmas Spectacular
This Branson-style Christmas revue features musicians, singers and dancers performing Christmas Classics, old and new. Variety! is the new must-see holiday tradition.

Down Home Country Christmas
All of your Christmas favorites with a country twang! Join the Badgett Playhouse as they pay tribute to the great country songs that always put us in the holiday spirit. Complete with a fair dose of corny jokes and stories, enjoy two hours of tributes to great country artists and their Christmas classics both past and present.

The Sander’s Family Christmas
In this sequel to the popular hit ‘Smoke on the Mountain’, the Sanders family returns. It’s Christmas Eve, 1941. Reverend Oglethorpe
has invited them to the Baptist church to sing and witness, getting the congregation into the down home holiday spirit before the boys are shipped off to World War II.

The Big Band Christmas Show
Holiday Tunes With A Big Band Swing! Inspired by the popularity of the regular season Big Band Show, this production celebrates Christmas with that same nostalgic sound. Hear all of your favorite holiday songs from an era of music made famous by the likes of Glenn Miller & Frank Sinatra.

Tuna Christmas
In this hilarious sequel to A Greater Tuna, It’s Christmas time in the third smallest town in Texas. Its wacky citizens parade across the stage in a cavalcade of eccentric personalities all played by two actors. This is a total delight for any season.

For Show times, dates, and ticket prices and information, visit Variety! online here.

Make sure to include dinner at Patti’s and the Festival of Lights in your Grand Rivers visit. November and December are busy months at Patti’s – Make Reservations at Patti’s by calling 888-736-2515. For more information on the Festival of Lights, visit the Christmas Highlights webpage here.

Call before you travel; many show dates sell out and schedule is subject to change. All shows are reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223, or visit Variety online here.

Find the complete Grand Rivers Calendar of Events including Festival of Lights information here.