2015 Grand Rivers Calendar Highlights

Hunters Moon ParadeWe are putting together the Grand Rivers events calendar for 2015, and wanted to share Highlights of what we have planned. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for these 2015 Events in Grand Rivers:

Land Between the Lakes 23K, Marathon, 60K Trail Runs
Saturday, March 14, 2015 | 6:30am
This race starts at Lighthouse Landing Resort in Grand Rivers into Land Between the Lakes on the Canal Loop Trail.
Land Between the Lakes Grand Rivers Ultra Trail Run 23k, Marathon, 60k and 50 mile trail runs. Runners must pre-register with West KY Runners Club.
Hosted by West KY Runners Club.

Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-In
Second Saturday of each month, April – September / 3 – 8pm
Bluegrass Productions Top Gun Car Show Series Cruise-Ins. The Cruise-ins are open to all cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles. All makes, Models, and years of any kind are welcome to join in the fun. Entertainment, music, fun for the entire family. This is a free event with no charge to attendees or cars. Cruise-Ins take place on JH O’Bryan Ave (First KY Bank parking lot, Tourism office lot, Village Market lot) , on the Second Saturday of the month, April – September, 2015.
Visit www.topguncarshows.com for more information.

Grand Rivers 17th Annual Spring Quilt Show
Wednesday, April 22, 9am – 6pm
Thursday & Friday, April 23 – 24, 9am – 8pm
Saturday, April 25, 9am – 6pm
Grand Rivers, KY Sr. /Community Center
New and Antique Quilts on Display
View the quilts up close
Tulip patterned quilt raffle
Vendors inside and out
$3.00 per person donation accepted at the door.
Vendor and Exhibitor Information: Pat Gorbett 270-362-3377

Grand Rivers Marina Day

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Location: Green Turtle Bay Resort, Grand Rivers, KY
In this little village of only 230 households and over 600 boat slips, Grand Rivers Marina Day is a big Celebration. 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.

Kentucky’s Western Waterlands Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday, September 5 – Monday, September 7, 2015
Location: Little Lake Park in Grand Rivers, KY
For Labor Day weekend, the place to go is the DOWNTOWN GRAND RIVERS. Original or handmade jewelry, furniture, baskets, quilts, pottery, lace, clothing, and wooden decorative items are featured along with stained glass designs, embroidery and paintings by exhibitors from nine different states. Over 100 different artisan and craftsman booths! Admission: $1.00 per person or $3.00 per car.
THREE DAY SHOW
Saturday, Sunday – 9AM to 5PM
Monday – 9AM – 3PM

Hunters Moon Fall Festival
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Downtown Grand Rivers and Little Lake Park
For over thirty years, the village of Grand Rivers has celebrated 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, children’s Halloween costume parade and awards, children’s games and activities, live music and dance in Little Lake Park, and the big parade. Each year, the big parade is Santa’s first visit to Western Kentucky. The festival was started by the Grand Rivers Chamber of Commerce in the 1970’s as a celebration to bring together visitors and the community. Come Join in the fun!

Grand Rivers Festival of Lights

First Friday night in November 2015 through the first weekend in January 2016
Patti’s 1880′s Settlement and downtown Grand Rivers
Lights, Lights, and more Lights – decorations include over 700,000 lights in Patti’s Settlement and downtown Grand Rivers. The Festival of Lights continues through the first week of January. Lights are visable at dark each night.
Each Year Patti’s 1880′s Settlement is Transformed into a Christmas Wonderland! Outside Hundreds of Thousands of Christmas Lights glow and twinkle. While Inside the Restaurants and Gift Stores there are hundreds of trees and garlands loaded with ornaments and lights too!
Be sure to make your reservations early to eat at Patti’s. Call 888-736-2515 or 270-362-8844 for reservations. Ask Patti’s about their Private Banquet Room too. Perfect for Company Christmas Parties and Family Functions.

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.

Santa’s Schedule at Patti’s 1880′s Settlement

1957671_10152917134145712_59287087917745050_oSanta’s Schedule at Patti’s 1880′s Settlement in Grand Rivers starts November 28, 2014 and continues through December 21.

Monday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Visiting with Santa is a special part of the Festival of Lights. Each Year Patti’s 1880′s Settlement is Transformed into a Christmas Wonderland!

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!

Be sure to make your reservations early to eat. 888-736-2515 or 270-362-8844.

While visiting Grand Rivers, make sure you also include a Christmas musical production at the Badgett Playhouse on your must see list. For ticket prices and information on performances visit the Badgett Playhouse website.

For more information on Patti’s Festival of Lights and Patti’s Settlement visit Patti’s website.

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.

Visit Patti’s 1880′s Settlement for the Festival of Lights

Picture1Experience the magic of a small town Christmas and visit Patti’s 1880′s Settlement during the Annual Festival of Lights. Patti’s – located in Grand Rivers, KY – is a magical experience for the whole family at Christmas.

Festival of Lights Dates- Friday, November 7, 2014 through the first weekend of January, 2015.

Two Opening Night Celebrations to Choose From- Opening Night has become such a popular event, Patti’s now has two dates to accommodate more visitors:
Friday, November 7, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
Opening night celebrations include live Gospel Music By Eternal Vision in the gazebo at Patti’s, and the Lights Turn on at Dark.

The holiday decorations include over 700,000 lights in Patti’s Settlement and downtown Grand Rivers. The Festival of Lights continues every night through the first week of January. For more information on Patti’s 1880′s Settlement and Restaurant Visit Patti’s website here.

Be sure to make dinner or lunch reservations during the busy holiday season. Call 888-736-2515. Include dining at Patti’s as part of your holiday traditions. Each dining room is decorated for Christmas in addition to the outdoor lights.

Patti’s Restaurant offers Award Winning Casually Elegant Dining. Patti’s menu includes their famous two inch thick pork chop, flower pot bread and heavenly deserts; as well as wonderful steaks, chicken and seafood dishes.

Why not make a full day or weekend event by also attending a Christmas musical production at the Badgett Playhouse Theater in Grand Rivers. Christmas musical productions include Christmas Spectacular, Down Home Country Christmas, Big Band Christmas, and Sanders Family Christmas. Find the complete schedule, ticket prices and show times for the Badgett Playhouse online here.

A visit to Patti’s during the Festival of Lights will be a family memory you cherish for a lifetime.