In Elizabethtown, every event is an opportunity to connect with the community. Pack your sense of adventure and explore the things locals love to do right here in Elizabethtown: 

Experience the charm and friendly nature of Etown, settle in and dive into some of our favorite things to do as locals! 

Third Thursdays in Historic Downtown Elizabethtown

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Explore delicious dining, local shopping and one-of-a-kind experiences in Downtown Elizabethtown! Mark your calendars for every Third Thursday for opportunities to explore the community, celebrate shopping local, and create cherished memories that last a lifetime. Downtown businesses hold sales and promotions that take place all around the square. Third Thursdays are often themed month to month, so get ready for all kinds fun all year long! We know you are going to want to save these Third Thursday dates, so be sure to mark your calendars for: June 20th, July 18th, and August 15th. 

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Summer Movie Series at The Historic State Theater

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Have a film-tastic summer at The Historic State Theater with family friendly movies in the months of June and July! Enjoy an old-school Pixar film in the month of June or take a look in a book with all your favorite children's book-to-film adaptations in July. Grab the whole family, tickets are only $2 with Tuesday showings at 12PM and 7PM!

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Tavern in the Garden

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Chill, backyard vibes with double the entertainment! Grab a drink from the cash bar, a bite to eat from select food vendors, and tune into live music at The Brown Pusey House's Cunningham Garden Thursdays weekly from 6PM-9PM. Tavern in the Garden is the highlight of the season from June-September, weather permitting. I'll make sure to save you a seat!

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The Hardin County Farmer's Market

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There's nothing quite like the Hardin County Farmers' Market! This grower-only market means everything available for purchase is all fresh and home grown from Hardin County Farms. Explore a diverse array of fresh produce, meats, poultry, eggs, and vibrant flowers. The market is open for mid-week perusing on Wednesdays from 9AM to 1PM and Saturdays from 7AM to 12PM!

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Cruisin' the Heartland

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Cruisin' the Heartland kicks off the with the car show on July 26th from 2PM-6PM at Freeman Lake with a free concert, games, food trucks, and music. The fun rolls into downtown Elizabethtown the next morning for a full day of classic cars, live entertainment, food trucks, a funtastic Kid's Zone, and more! Head to downtown Elizabethtown on July 27th from 8AM-5PM for one of the top cruise-in's in the nation.

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The Charles W. Logsdon Historic Walking Tour

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Step back in time and meet the colorful characters of Elizabethtown's history with the Charles W. Logsdon Historic Downtown Walking Tour! Don your most comfortable pair of walking shoes, and invite all your friends and family for a historic evening out in Etown's historic downtown. This unforgettable walking tour takes place every Thursday at 7PM beginning June 6, 2024. Look for the sign at 40 Public Square to meet underneath the cannonball in the wall in downtown Elizabethtown!

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Lawn Party Concert Series

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The free summer concert series returns to the Freeman Lake Bandstand all summer long! Pitch up your lawn chairs lakeside for performances by The Rumors on June 12th, Radiotronic on July 10th, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra on August 7th, and Bourbon Revival on September 11th. Enjoy select food trucks, beer, and lawn games at the Lawn Party at Freeman Lake Park! The music kicks off at 6:30PM!

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