Kentucky Tourism

New Year's Eve Events

Ring in the New Year at a Kentucky State Park! All of these events will be held on Dec. 31, 2017. Make reservations by calling the park. 

Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas
New Year’s Bash
Get your Grub and Groove on as you celebrate New Year's Eve with a Dinner and Dance Bash at Barren River Lake State Resort Park! Enjoy a delicious buffet, watch the ball drop on the big screen, and dance the night away with Aces Entertainment. Appetizers, refreshments, party favors, and champagne toast included in registration fee. Balloon drop at midnight! Lodging packages available. For reservations, call 1-800-325-0057

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, Mount Olivet
New Year’s Eve Comedy in the Park
Plan to spend New Year’s Eve at Blue Licks! Enjoy a buffet dinner, a comedy show followed by music and dancing! Bob Batch will provide the laughs and Dave Stahl, the “Piano Doctor,” will play for the party. Seating starts at 5:45 p.m. The dinner and show is $39.95 a person. An overnight package for two is available for $149.90 and includes dinner, the show, a lodge room and breakfast. Call 859-289-5507. 

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Corbin
New Year’s Eve Getaway
Bring your special someone to Cumberland Falls State Resort Park for a night of entertainment and relaxation.  The annual New Year’s Eve Bash is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dance music provided by a DJ. The overnight package for two includes a lodge room, dinner and dance, and breakfast for $199.95 plus tax. For cottage guests the dinner and dance per person is an additional $39.95. Call 606-528-4121 for reservations.

Dale Hollow State Resort Park, Burkesville
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Celebrate New Year's Eve with Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park. Professional DJ service 'Music in Motion' will have you dancing the night away before ringing in 2018. A special New Year's Eve dinner will be served in the beautiful Island View Restaurant overlooking Dale Hollow Lake. The lodging package is $174.95 per couple (plus tax and resort fee) includes one night’s lodging in the Mary Ray Oaken Lodge, buffet dinner, breakfast, dance and a special keepsake gift. Tickets for dance only are $30 per person. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call 270-433-7431.

General Butler State Resort Park, Carrollton
New Year’s Eve Play and Dance
Looking to ring in the New Year with lots of fun, look no further than General Butler State Resort Park!  Our friends group, the Friends of Butler, will once again host their annual New Year’s Eve Celebration with dinner, a play, music and dancing! The play is a comedy called “CASSEROLE Casanova.” Music will be provided by the Tim Talbert Project, an 8-piece band playing classics from the 60's, 70's, soul, R&B and Motown. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Dinner theater tickets for two are $150 and includes dancing after the play. Lodging packages are also available and start at $219 per couple. For reservations, call 502-732-4384.

Kenlake State Resort Park, Aurora
Pick Your Party
Kenlake is offering two party options for New Year’s Eve. One option includes the Stronghold Band with live rock & roll, a little rhythm and blues and dancing. The second option is Dirt Road Productions, a DJ with today’s top pop, rock, and country dance tunes. Both options include a prime rib and boiled shrimp buffet from 5-8 p.m., a lodge room, party favors, and breakfast buffet for $174.95 per couple. A one-bedroom cottage option is $194.95. Call 270-474-2211.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz
Barkley Bash
Dance the night away while ringing in the New Year with friends and family at beautiful Lake Barkley! Event package includes overnight lodging in a lake view room, dinner buffet for two, dance tickets featuring live music from the band Top Tier, and breakfast buffet for two on Jan. 1. The price for two people is $199.95. Dinner and dance only is $120 per couple. This event is for ages 21 and older and no outside alcohol is allowed. A cash bar will be available. Call 270-924-1429.

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Jamestown
New Year’s Celebration
Let's celebrate 2018 together at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park! Dinner will be served from 5-8 p.m. The four-course dinner is $24.99 per person. Entrée options include chicken cordon bleu, prime rib, shrimp scampi, and fettuccine alfredo. The dance will begin at 8 p.m. Dance only tickets are available for $30 per couple or $20 per single. Lodge rooms start at $99.95 and cottages start at $129.95. For more information call 270-343-3111.

Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade
Ring in the New Year
Come ring in the New Year at Natural Bridge State Resort Park with good food, music, and dancing!  Our overnight package is $229.96 plus tax per couple and includes: overnight lodging at Hemlock Lodge, a prime rib buffet for two 4-8 p.m., entertainment by WSKV radio 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., an open bar 8-midnight, hors d’oeuvres and party favors and a breakfast buffet for two 7-10 a.m. Call 606-663-2214.

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs
New Year’s Eve Celebration and First Day Hike
Ring in the New Year at Pennyrile Forest’s fabulous New Year’s Eve Celebration. The overnight package is $174.95 and will include: one night’s lodging in a lodge room, dinner for two, dance with entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, party favors, and buffet breakfast for two. Buy a second night with your New Year's Eve package for half price. Dinner and dance tickets also available for $70 per couple. Also, enjoy our First Day hike on New Year’s Day on Jan. 1. Call 270-797-3421.

Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Pineville
New Year’s Eve Glow Party
Plan to attend Pine Mountain’s first New Year’s Eve glow party! DJ John Day will be rocking the party in to the new year as our master of ceremonies. Make your reservations early -- this one is going to book up fast! Admission at the door is only $15 per person, or join us for an overnight stay with an overnight package. The packages include lodging, tickets, and party snacks for $109 a couple. Call 606-337-3066.

Rough River Dam State Resort Park, Falls of Rough
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Enjoy the sound of music, horns and laughter as you ring in the New Year at Rough River Dam State Resort Park. The park is hosting its annual New Year's Eve celebration on Dec. 31.  Ring in 2018 by enjoying one of our overnight packages that include a cozy lodge room, prime rib dinner buffet, New Year's Eve celebration party with a live band, champagne toast and breakfast on New Year's Day for two. The packages start at $189 plus applicable taxes. Special prices on cottages also available. Live close by?  Choose our dinner and dance package option, which includes the prime rib dinner buffet and dance tickets for two starting at just $109 plus tax.  Either way, don't miss out on all the fun, call us to book your package today, limited packages available! Call 270-257-2311.