Events Calendar

2014 Events

May


Wings Over Muscatatuck Migratory Bird FestivalMay 9-11 @ Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Seymour   |   812/522-4352   |   www.fws.gov/refuge/muscatatuck
Astronomy DayMay 10 @ Fort Knox II, Vincennes   |   812/882.7422   |   www.indianamuseum.org/explore/vincennes One day out of the year, astronomy clubs, planetariums and other groups of sky lovers band together to expose the general public to the wonders and excitement of astronomy. Astronomy Day at Fort Knox II will include sky viewing, star navigation, 1811 Comets, Quakes and Squirrels, astrophotography, games, storytelling and more. The NASA Journey to Tomorrow bus will be on hand with interactive space related activities. 6 p.m. $5 per person.

Jim Henson's The Dinosaur TrainMay 10-11 @ French Lick Scenic Railway, French Lick   |   800/748-7246   |   www.indianarailwaymuseum.org Rides depart at 9:00AM, 12:30PM, and 3:30PM.

Friday Night on the SquareMay 16 @ Salem Public Square, Salem   |   812/883-4303   |   www.washingtoncountychamber.org Event includes: mechanical bull, vendors, entertainment, great food, and activities

Great U.S. 50 Annual Yard SaleMay 16-18 @ U.S. 50   |   812/   |   www.route50.com/yardsale Treasures and bargains galore along U.S. 50. Hours vary at independent booths in Holton, Versailles, and all along US 50.

Horseshoe Southern Indiana presents: ChicagoMay 17 @ Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino and Hotel, Elizabeth   |   800/745-3000   |   www.horseshoe-indiana.com Horseshoe Southern Indiana welcomes Chicago to The Showroom on Saturday, May 17, at The Showroom. Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in five decades. The Grammy and American Music Award winning group ranked #13 in Billboard Magazine’s recent list of Top 100 artists of all time, making them the highest charting American band.

Heartbeat of Washington, Battle of Bands & Vendor Fair May 16-17 @ Main Street, Washington   |   812/254-5242   |  
Victorian Beauty Secrets Tea at Hillforest Victorian House MuseumMay 17 @ Hillforest Museum, Aurora   |   812/926-0087   |   www.hillforest.org Enjoy an elegant three-course tea served in the parlor of Hillforest Museum and learn of the interesting and somewhat quirky “beauty secrets” practiced by the Victorian ladies. Included is a tour of the museum featuring the exhibit “Bags Bonnets and Bloomers…a Lady’s Victorian Secrets.” Reservations required. Cost: Members $25, Non-members $28. For more reservations call 812-926-0087 or visit www.hillforest.org.

Spring Historical Timeline Rendezvous & FestivalMay 17-18 @ Rockport City Park, Rockport   |   812/649-9147
Old Jasper Day and Strawberry FestivalMay 18 @ Riverwalk, Jasper   |   812/482-6866   |   www.jasperin.org
Southern Indiana UncorkedMay 24 @ Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon   |   812/968-5510   |   www.southernindianauncorked.com
Spirit of Vincennes RendezvousMay 24-25 @ French Commons & George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Vincennes   |   812/882-1776 ext. 210   |   www.nps.gov/gero
The 2014 Candlelight Tour & Rendezvous Grand BallMay 25 @ Vincennes State Historic Site, Vincennes   |   812/882.7422   |   www.indianamuseum.org/explore/vincennes The site staff provides candelight tours the Saturday evening of Memorial day weekend in conjunction with the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous. The Rendezvous Grand Ball is held on the Territory Capitol SHS property that evening. This event has been made free to the public with support from City of Vincennes Tourism Committee.

Wild West Hold-UpMay 24-26 @ French Lick Scenic Railway, French Lick   |   800/748-7246   |   www.indianarailwaymuseum.org Rides Depart at 1:00PM and 4:00PM.

Timeless Classic Car ShowMay 31 @ Hornady Park, Petersburg   |   812/354-9552

June


St. Henry Heindrichsdorf FestJune 3-30 @ St. Henry   |   812/631-4896  
The Best of the BayouJune 5 @ Veraestau Historic Site, Aurora   |   812/926-0087   |   www.hillforest.org Hillforest Museum is putting on a “New Orleans-style” party on the Veraestau lawn with delicious dishes from the Bayou region, wine and beer, live entertainment, and much more. Come for the party and stay for the show as the evening will end with a BANG with the viewing of Aurora’s firework display at 10:00 p.m. from the best vantage point in all Aurora. Reservations required. Cost: Hillforest and Indiana Landmark Members $45.00, Non-members $50.00. For reservations call 812-926-0087 or visit www.hillforest.org

Red Skelton FestivalJune 5-7 @ Patrick Henry Square, Vincennes   |   800/886.6443   |   www.vincennescvb.org
All-American Country HoedownJune 6-8 @ Campbellsburg Park, Campbellsburg   |   812/755-4520   |   www.campbellsburghoedownfestival.com Entertainment, rides, games, food, street dance, contests and more.

Orange County Music & Heritage ReunionJune 6-7 @ Orleans Congress Square, Orleans   |   812/865-9930   |   www.musicandheritagereunion.org
Junior Ranger Series -- Frontiersman DayJune 7 @ George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Vincennes   |   812/882-1776 ext. 207   |   www.nps.gov/gero
Corydon – On the Eve of BattleJune 12-13 @ Historic Downtown Corydon, Corydon   |   888/738-2137  
Paint HistoryJune 15 @ Musee de Venoge & Thiebaud Farmstead, Vevay   |   812/593-5726 or 812/427-3560   |   www.venoge.org Paint History will be held at two historic sites, 1820 Musee de Venoge and 1860 Thiebaud Farmstead in Switzerland County, Indiana. It will offer the sites as venues not usually available for artists in which to paint, draw photograph, etc. Volunteers, in period attire, will be at each site going about daily work. A show of the work will be held at a later date in Vevay. Open to any age artist. 8 am-6 pm each day. $10 for one day, $15 for two. Open and free to the public at 3 pm each day.

Bourbon Tasting TrainJune 19 @ French Lick Scenic Railway, French Lick   |   800/748-7246   |   www.indianarailwaymuseum.org Begins at 6:30 p.m.

Ferdinand HeimatfestJune 20-21 @ Ferdinand   |   812/   |   www.ferdinandindiana.org
29th Anniversary of Uhl Pottery Collectors SocietyJune 20-21 @ Ramada Jasper and Conference Center, Jasper   |   812/544-2987   |   www.uhlcollectors.org
Harrison County SummerfestJune 27-28 @ Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon   |   888/738-2137   |   www.harrisoncountysummerfest.com
Adventures With Nature Field DayJune 28 @ Tipsaw Lake Picnic Area, Hoosier National Forest   |   812/547-7051
Bluegrass on the SquareJune 28 @ Historic Downtown Corydon, Corydon   |   888/738-2137   |  
American Girl TeaJune 28 @ Vincennes State Historic Site, Vincennes   |   812/882.7422   |   www.indianamuseum.org/explore/vincennes Adult/child tea ties in local history with American Girl doll stories. Enjoy tea, etiquette lessons, music and a parade of dolls. 11 a.m. $35 per adult/child combo, $15 per additional Adult, $10 per additional Child

Chocolate Tasting TrainJune 28 @ French Lick Scenic Railway, French Lick   |   800/748-7246   |   www.indianarailwaymuseum.org Begins at 6:30 p.m.

Celestine Summer Street FestJune 28 @ Celestine   |   812/482-5781  
Clark DaysJune 28-29 @ Falls of the Ohio State Park, Clarksville   |   812/280-9970   |   www.fallsoftheohio.org

July


46th Dubois County Art GuildJuly 2 - August 27 @ Jasper Community Arts, Jasper   |   812/482-3070   |   www.jasperarts.org
4th of July CelebrationJuly 3-4 @ Pekin Park, Pekin @   |   812/216-3300   |   pcbo.webs.com Oldest consecutive 4th of July celebration in the nation. Parade on 4th, amusement rides, flea market and artisans markets.

Independence Day CelebrationJuly 4 @ Otwell Community Center Grounds, Otwell   |   812/354-2112
YMI Picnic and Car ShowJuly 4 @ Huntingburg   |   812/683-5699   |   www.huntingburgchamber.org
Wild West Hold-UpJuly 4-6 @ French Lick Scenic Railway, French Lick   |   800/748-7246   |   www.indianarailwaymuseum.org Rides Depart at 1:00PM and 4:00PM.

Thunder Over PatokaJuly 5 @ Patoka Lake   |   812/685-2464  
Summer Sidewalk SalesJuly 11-12 @ 4th Street, Huntingburg   |   812/683-5699   |   www.huntingburgchamber.org
Haysville SommerfestJuly 11-12 @ Haysville   |   812/695-3841  
Junior Ranger Series -- Outdoor Exploration DayJune 12 @ Ouabache Trails Park, Vincennes   |   812/882-1776 ext. 207   |   www.nps.gov/gero
Harrison County FairJuly 13-19 @ Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon   |   812/738-9719  
"The American Girl" Day Camps for GirlsJuly 14-17 @ Hillforest Museum, Aurora   |   812/926-0087   |   www.hillforest.org Girls ages 5-14 will have a great time learning of the history of the “American Girl” doll series and participating in crafts, playing dress-up for a take home photo, and taking part in a little lady tea. Cost: $28.00 per child. Call 812-926-0087 or log on to www.hillforest.org for reservations.

Jackson County 4-H FairJuly 20-26 @ Jackson County Fairgrounds, Brownstown   |   812/524-1914  
Bluegrass on the SquareJuly 26 @ Historic Downtown Corydon, Corydon   |   888/738-2137
Ferdinand Firemen's BallJuly 26 @ Ferdinand Community Center, Ferdinand   |   812/367-0551   |  
Dubois County Youth TriathlonJuly 26 @ Huntingburg   |   800/968.4578   |  
Wild West Hold-UpJuly 26-27 @ French Lick Scenic Railway, French Lick   |   800/748-7246   |   www.indianarailwaymuseum.org Rides Depart at 1:00PM and 4:00PM.

Big Johns Ride (Motorcycle)July 27 @ 4-H Fairgrounds, Hwy. 162, Dubois County   |   812/309-8382
Jasper StrassenfestJuly 31-August 3 @ Downtown Jasper   |   812/482-6866   |   www.jasperstrassenfest.org

August


Mosquito FestAugust 1-2 @ Zoar United Methodist Church, Zoar   |   812/536-2920
Watermelon FestivalAugust 2 @ Patrick Henry Square, Vincennes   |   800/882.6440   |   www.vincennescvb.org
Train Ride to the Jasper StrassenfestAugust 2 @ French Lick Scenic Railway, French Lick   |   800/748-7246   |   www.indianarailwaymuseum.org Departs at 3:00 p.m.

Old Settler FestivalAugust 5-9 @ Odon City Park, Odon   |   812/636-8218   |   www.oldsettlersdays.org
A Tribute to Our Military VeteransAugust 10 @ Dubois County Museum, Jasper   |   812/634-7733   |   www.duboiscountymuseum.org
St. Anthony SesquicentennialAugust 14-17 @ St. Anthony Community Center, St. Anthony   |   812/326-2491
Jackson County RodeoAugust 15-16 @ Plumer Hay Farm, Cortland   |   812/569-4414
20th Annual Summer Antique ShowAugust 16 @ Huntingburg Event Center, Huntingburg   |   812/683-5699   |   www.huntingburgchamber.org
Junior Ranger Series -- Three Forts DayAugust 16 @ George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Vincennes   |   812/882-1776 ext. 207   |   www.nps.gov/gero
Birdseye PicnicAugust 22-23 @ Birdseye Park, Birdseye   |   812/389-2932  
Whispering Beard Folk FestivalAugust 22-24 @ Old Mill Campground, Friendship   |   615/428-3264   |   www.whisperingbeard.com Over 35 folk bands, Old Mill Campground, Friendship valley starting at 11:30 am each day. Camping available. Adm chg.

Bluegrass on the SquareAugust 23 @ Historic Downtown Corydon, Corydon   |   888/738-2137
Celestine Tractor PullAugust 24 @ Celestine Community Club, Celestine   |   812/827-9192  
Wine, Cheese and Art FestivalAugust 29 @ Corner of Main and 2nd Street, Washington   |   812/254-5262   |   www.daviesscounty.net
Dubois SeptemberfestAugust 29-30 @ Dubois   |   812/678-2535  
Heartland Half Marathon & 5KAugust 30 @ Jasper Riverwalk Area, Jasper   |   812/482-9115   |   www.heartlandhalfmarathon.com
Wild West Hold-UpAugust 30-September 1 @ French Lick Scenic Railway, French Lick   |   800/748-7246   |   www.indianarailwaymuseum.org Rides Depart at 1:00PM and 4:00PM.