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April

Twin Production Convention
April 18 | Crawford County 4-H Pavilion, Marengo | 1-888-755-2282

Music From Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
April 18, 7:30 p.m. | Murphy Auditorium, New Harmony | 812-472-4321 | newharmonymusicfest.com
Join Host and fiddler Paul Woodiel along with Jerron "Blindboy" Paxton, Mazz Swift, Christopher Layer and guest musicians this coming April 18. "Music From Thomas Jeffersons Monticello" combines the stirring spirituals and music of the stolen and enslaved peoples of Africa with the early beauty of 18th century chamber music and songs.

Garden Gate Festival
April 18 | Downtown Huntingburg | 800-968-4578 | gardengatefestival.com

A Garden Affair
April 18, 12-2 p.m. | Lanier Mansion, Madison | 812-273-0556 | www.indianamuseum.org/explore/lanier-mansion
Garden speaker, silent auction and delightful luncheon.

Frank V. Dudley Art Exhibit & Reception
April 19 | New Harmony | 812-682-3702

Frank V. Dudley Art Exhibit
April 19-December 2016 | New Harmony | 812-682-3702

A Victorian Garden Tea
April 25, 1 p.m. | Hillforest Victorian House Museum, Aurora | 812-926-0087 | www.hillforest.org
Bring your garden gloves to Hillforest where you will view a planting demonstration, plant a teacup garden to take home, and enjoy an elegant three-course tea.  Included is a tour of the museum. Reservations required. Cost: Members $25, Non-members $28. For more reservations call 812-926-0087.

Derby Party
April 25, 6-9 p.m. | Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site in New Albany | 812-944-9600 | www.indianamuseum.org/explore/culbertson
Kick off Derby Week at the Culbertson Mansion!  Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while learning about how Sam Culbertson, a former president of Churchill Downs, helped shape the race we know today. Guests may also show off their stylish side by entering the Derby Hat Contest. $15 per person.

The Corydon Extravaganza
April 25-26 | Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon | 812-972-3982 | www.corydonextravaganza.com
The 155 year old Harrison County Fairgrounds (341 S. Capitol Avenue) will be full of the area's best antique dealers and their wide range of unique finds. Among those items you might find Primitives, Old Advertising, Furniture, Architectural Salvage, Collectibles, Art & Decor, Mantiques, and thousands of other Vintage & Retro Pieces.

Orleans Dogwood Festival
April 29-May 2 | Historic Congress Square, Orleans | 812-865-9930 | www.orleansdogwoodfestival.com

May

Vevay's First FridayMay 1, 6-9 p.m. | Downtown Vevay | 812-427-3237 | www.switzcotourism.com

Artisans Tour PreviewMay 1, 6-9 p.m. | Community Art Center, Vevay | 812-427-3237 | www.facebook.com/switzcoartcenter

Artisans Tour
May 2-3 | Community Art Center, Vevay | 812-427-3237 | www.facebook.com/switzcoartcenter

Bluegrass Music
May 2, 6 p.m. | Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, Madison | 812-265-2956 | www.visitmadison.org

Madison in Bloom Spring Garden Tour
May 2-3 |  Downtown Madison | 812-265-2335 | www.madisoninbloom.com
A tour of private gardens in Historic Downtown Madison. Adm Charged.

6th Annual Jackson County Antique Farm Machinery Show
May 7-9 | Jackson County Fairgrounds, Brownstown | 812-523-3246
Vintage equipment displays, gas engines, working displays, pedal tractor pull, barrel train, silent auctions, trading post, swap meet and flea market, live music, tractor games, skillet toss, open cruise-in. Vintage Garden Tractor Club of America will be featured.

New Harmony Bridge Photography Exhibit
May 7-June 30 | Working Men's Institute Museum and Library Gallery, New Harmony | 812-241-3177
Brooklyn based artist Jonathan Soard and New Harmony artist Mary Ann Michna will exhibit their unique photographic interpretations of the New Harmony  Way Bridge at the historic Working Men's Institute Museum and Library Gallery. The exhibit will run from May 7 through June 30 with an opening artist reception on Thursday May 7 from 5-7pm which will be open to the public.  The hours of the Workingmen's Institute are 10am-7pm Tuesday-Thursday, Friday-Saturday 10am-4:30pm and Sunday noon-4pm. The Workingmen's Institute is located at 407 W. Tavern Street in New Harmony, Indiana. For more information contact Mary Ann Michna at 812-241-3177.

Behind the Scenes Tour
May 9, 4 p.m. | Lanier Mansion, Madison | 812-273-0556 | www.indianamuseum.org/explore/lanier-mansion
Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children

Wings Over Muscatatuck Migratory Bird Festival
May 9 | Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Seymour | 812-522-4352 | www.fws.gov/refuge/muscatatuck
A full day of guided bird van tours, bird and nature walks, live birds of prey programs, birdhouse building, kids activities, a bird-calling contest and the Junior Duck Stamp Contest Awards Ceremony.

Madison in Bloom Spring Garden Tour
May 9-10 |  Downtown Madison | 812-265-2335 | www.madisoninbloom.com
A tour of private gardens in Historic Downtown Madison. Adm Charged.

Grapes on the Grass SoireeMay 15 | Old Lock & Dam Park, Newburgh | 812-853-2815 | www.historicnewburgh.org
Grapes on the Grass Soiree sponsored by ERA First Advantage Realty is Friday night, May 15 the evening before The Wine Art & Jazz Festival.  Guests have an opportunity to taste favorite foods from local restaurants, view Newburgh art and judge the wines that will be available on Saturday.  It’s a beautiful evening on the banks of the Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park. Tickets are $50.00 each, and are available at Historic Newburgh, Inc. at 517 North Main Street, Newburgh.

Railfest & Heartbeat of Washington Spring Festival
May 15-16 | Main Street, Washington | 812-254-5262 | www.facebook.com/heartbeatofwashingtonindiana/

RiverRoots Music & Folk Arts Festival
May 15-16 | Bicentennial Park, Madison | 800-559-2956 | www.riverroots.org
Two day family friendly event featuring a BBQ cook-off and world class BLUES in Bicentennial Park on Madison’s riverfront.

U.S. 50 Nationwide Yardsale
May 15-17 | U.S. 50 | www.route50.com/yardsale.html

Grapes on the Grass Soiree
May 15 | Old Lock & Dam Park, Newburgh | 812-853-2815 | www.historicnewburgh.org
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art & Jazz Festival presented by Evansville Living Magazine & TRU Event Rental is Saturday May 16th, Noon – 9pm.   There is non-stop jazz, a wide selection of wines from Indiana vineyards, great food and an opportunity to browse and buy local art.  All of this is overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park. Tickets go on sale April 1st.  Cost: advance $15 individual & $25 couples, at door $20 individual & $30 couple. Ticket are available at www.historicnewburgh.org or by phone at 812-853-2815.

Big Adventure Day
May 16, Noon-4 p.m. | Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, Evansville | 812 479-0771 ext 102 | www.wesselmannaturesociety.org

Spring Historical Timeline Rendezvous & Festival
May 16-17 | Rockport City Park, Rockport | 812-649-9147
A festival atmosphere where the Village comes alive! Demonstrations include: chair canning, sheep shearing, spinning, weaving, open fire cooking, various needle working, Blacksmiths, trading blankets, candle making for kids, Hawk and Knife competition, music, food, and more.

Spring Old Court Days
May 22-24, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Courthouse area, Madison | 812-273-6226 | www.pilotclubofmadison.com/OldCourtDays.html
Browse the arts & crafts, collectibles, antiques, food booths, farmer’s market & more all around the Courthouse.

Rollin' Into Summer
May 22-24 | Downtown French Lick | 812-936-3418 | www.visitfrenchlickwestbaden.com

Southern Indiana Uncorked
May 23 | Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon | 812-968-5510 | www.southernindianauncorked.com

39th Annual Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous
May 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & May 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. | French Commons, Vincennes | 812-882-1776 ext. 210 | www.spiritofvincennes.org
One of the Midwest’s premier Revolutionary War reenactments occurs Memorial Day weekend at the site of the foremost American victory throughout the frontier. Event includes demonstration of arts and crafts, colonial period entertainment, and the re-creation of Revolutionary War battles takes place upon the French Commons.

English Reunion Festival
May 27-30 | Old Town of English | 812-946-1432

June

Vevay's First Friday
June 5, 6-9 p.m. | Downtown Vevay | 812-427-3237 | www.switzcotourism.com

Bluegrass Music
June 6, 6 p.m. | Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, Madison | 812-265-2956 | www.visitmadison.org

Newburgh Fireworks Rally
June 6, noon-2:00 p.m. | Bell Oaks Schnucks, Newburgh | 812-853-2815
Fireworks Rally: is Saturday June 6th, at noon at Bell Oaks Schnucks.  The traditional fireworks buttons on sale -  it’s a party to kick off our Newburgh Celebrates Independence!  Proceeds from all the buttons go towards the Fireworks & Evening in the Park Event.  Buttons are $5.00 each.

Take a Kid Fishing Day
June 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Seymour | 812-522-4352 | www.fws.gov/refuge/muscatatuck
Lots of fun fishing activities, games and lessons for children.

Battle at Tunnel Mill
June 6-7 | Historic Tunnel Mill, Charlestown | 812-606-1264 | www.historictunnelmill.org
The American Civil War comes to Indiana. Guards were placed on the mill to prevent Morgan’s Raiders from sabotaging it. re-enactors portray what could have happened had Morgan targeted the mill.

31st Hoosier Dirt Classic/Summer Nationals
June 10 | Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown | 812-358-5332 | www.brownstownspeedway.com
UMP late models, $5,000 to win, plus UMP modifieds and super stocks

Crothersville Red, White and Blue Festival 
June 11-13 | Crothersville Community Schools, Crothersville | 812-569-0407
Fun, parade, vendors, food, games and entertainment for all.

Red Skelton Fesitval
June 12-13 | Patrick Henry Square, Vincennes | 812-888-4184 | www.redskeltonmuseum.org

Southern Indiana Flintknapin & Primitive Art Festival
June 13 | Leavenworth | 812-968-4615

Behind the Scenes Tour
June 13, 4 p.m. | Lanier Mansion, Madison | 812-273-0556 | www.indianamuseum.org/explore/lanier-mansion
Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children

Garden Party
June 13, 7-10 p.m. | Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site in New Albany | 812-944-9600 | www.indianamuseum.org/explore/culbertson
Kick off the summer season at one of the state’s finest historic homes. In a community partnership with the New Albanian Brewing Company, and in conjunction with St. Mark’s Art on the Parish Green, the Culbertson Mansion continues the home’s Garden Party tradition, featuring a talk on local history, live music & entertainment, a cash bar and light refreshments – all in true Culbertson style. $10 per person. 21 and over.

Community-wide Yard Sale
June 13, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Vevay | 812-427-3237

Three Forts Day (Summer Junior Ranger Series)
June 13, 1-4 p.m. | George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Vincennes | 812-882-1776 ext. 207 | www.nps.gov/gero

National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association’s National Spring Shoot
June 13-21 | NMLRA Museum, Friendship | 812-667-5131 | www.nmlra.org
Muzzle loading rifle competition, living history events, lectures, classes, youth activities, primitive encampment, and rifle museum in Friendship, Indiana. Hours vary. Parking & adm chg.

Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department Truck and Tractor Pull and Fish Fry
June 18-20 | Tampico | 812-522-0305 | https://www.facebook.com/tampicotractorpull
Pedal tractor pull Thursday, tractor pulls Friday, truck and tractor pulls.

Haubstadt Sommerfest
June 18-20 | Old Haubstadt Gym Grounds, Haubstadt | 812-385-0999 | www.haubstadtsommerfest.com

Daviess County Fair
June 19-27 | Elnora Fairgrounds, Elnora | 812-254-5262 | www.daviesscounty.net

On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson
June 19-28 | Murphy Auditorium, New Harmony | 812-682-3115 | www.newharmonytheatre.com

Muster at Venoge
June 20-21 | Musée de Venoge, Vevay | 812-593-5726 | www.venoge.org

F.A.R.M. Club Antique Machinery Show
June 26-28 | Ripley County Fairgrounds, Osgood | 812-654-3949 | www.farmclubonline.com
Featuring BF Avery, Minneapolis Moline, & Garden Tractors. Featuring the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series Summer Nationals on Fri and Sat.  Saturday parade at 1 pm.  Kids Pedal Pulls 7 pm Fri & 6 pm Sat.  Steam engines, working blacksmith, threshing, hay press, demonstrations, flea market, and much more.   No general adm chg, Parking $2, reg., Grandstand adm chg.

Gibson County Antique Machinery Show
June 26-28 | Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton | 812-664-0306 | www.gibsoncountytractor.com

Cars and Guitars Inc. Cruz-In, Car Show and Concert
June 27 | Downtown Seymour | 812-522-3449

A Taste of the Tropics
June 27, 6:30-10:30| Hillforest Victorian House Museum, Aurora | 812-926-0087 | www.hillforest.org
Hillforest Museum is putting on a party with a tropical flair on the Veraestau lawn which includes a delicious dinner buffet, 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.

Bluegrass on the Square

June 27, 4-8 p.m. | Downtown Corydon | 888-738-2137 | www.facebook.com/Bluegrassonthesquare
Join us for an afternoon of Bluegrass music in Historic Downtown Corydon.

Reptile Roundup
June 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, Evansville | 812 479-0771 ext 102 | www.wesselmannaturesociety.org

Clark Days
June 27-28 | Falls of the Ohio State Park, Clarksville | 812-280-9970 | www.fallsoftheohio.org
Celebrate George Rogers Clark, Revolutionary War hero and founder of Clarksville and Louisville. Re-enactors, guest speakers, cabin tours and pioneer activities.

Funeral Murder Mystery
June 27-28 , 7 p.m. | Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site in New Albany | 812-944-9600 | www.indianamuseum.org/explore/culbertson
This Murder Mystery takes place in 1892 with the death of William S. Culbertson.  As people pay their last respects at Mr. Culbertson’s wake, there is great speculation about “Who will inherit What” from the richest man in Indiana.  Little did anyone know that tempers would flare, and greed can always lead to murder. Advance payment & reservations are required. Guests can enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and an interactive history experience. Reservations & advance payment required.

July

Vevay's First Friday
July 3, 6-9 p.m. | Downtown Vevay | 812-427-3237 | www.switzcotourism.com

Newburgh Fireworks Celebration
July 3, 5-9 p.m. | Old Lock & Dam Park, Newburgh | 812-853-2815 | historicnewburgh.org
Heritage Federal Credit Union 2015 Fireworks and Evening in the Park: is July 3rd with rain date set for July 5th.  At 5 pm the streets close and the games begin.  It is an old fashion summer social with food, games and music. What makes it special is the location at the Old Lock and Dam Park which is on the banks of the Ohio River. The Fireworks begin at 9 pm – it’s one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in area! Free.

4th of July Celebration
July 3-4 | Marengo | 812-365-2158

Inaugural "Born Free" 40
July 4 | Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown | 812-358-5332 | www.brownstownspeedway.com
Late models $5,000 to win, Bowman pro late models, super stocks, pure stocks, hornets.

Madison Regatta
July 4-5 | Madison Riverfront | 812-274-0400 | www.madisonregatta.com
200MPH Hydroplane racing; limited class racing, vintage boats, air show, fireworks, musical entertainment, food. Admission Charged.

Crawford County FairJuly 5-11 | Crawford County 4-H Community Park, Marengo | 812-338-2352

Gibson County Fair
July 5-11 | Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton | 812-385-3445 | www.gibsoncountyfair.com

Bluegrass Music
July 6, 6 p.m. | Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, Madison | 812-265-2956 | www.visitmadison.org

New Harmony Music Festival & School
July 6-12 | New Harmony | 812-472-4321 | newharmonymusicfest.com
Concerts, classes, and jam sessions with leading musicians in the fields of classical, traditional, and improvisational music, as well as an art show and film at various venues in historic New Harmony.

Freetown July Festival
July 10-11 | Freetown | www.facebook.com/freetownfestival
Events include music, food, crafts, flea market, parade, and baby contest.

The Full Monty, book by Terrence McNally, music and lyrics by David Yazbek
July 10-19 | Theatre Center, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville | 812-682-3115 | www.newharmonytheatre.com

Three Forts Day (Summer Junior Ranger Series)
July 11, 1-4 p.m. | Ouabache Trails Park, Vincennes | 812-882-1776 ext. 207 | www.nps.gov/gero

Goat FestivalJuly 11 | Liberty Street, Vevay | 812-427-3237 | www.switzcotourism.com

Round Barn Bike Ride
July 11 | Starts at Brownstown Central High School, Brownstown | www.brownstownexchangeclub.org
Registration from Brownstown Central High School, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Various routes available from 33 miles to 80+ miles. SAG stops. Visit two historic round barns the Medora Covered Bridge.

Behind the Scenes Tour
July 11, 4 p.m. | Lanier Mansion, Madison | 812-273-0556 | www.indianamuseum.org/explore/lanier-mansion
Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces.  $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children

Harrison County Fair
July 12-18 | Harrison County Fairgrounds, Corydon | 812-738-9719 | www.harrisoncountyfair.com
The very first Harrison County Fair was held Sept. 11-14, 1860. It has been held in the same location for over 150 years, making it the oldest county fair in the state of Indiana to be held continuously in the same location.

Jefferson County 4-H Fair
July 13-18 | Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Madison | 812-265 2956 | www.visitmadison.org

Big Doins' Tent Chautauqua & Art Fair
July 18 | Downtown Vevay | 812-427-3560

Bug Fest
July 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, Evansville | 812 479-0771 ext 102 | www.wesselmannaturesociety.org

"The American Girl" Day Camps for Girls
July 20-23, 9 a.m.-Noon | Hillforest Victorian House 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.

Outside Mullingar by John Patrick Shanley
July 24-August 2 | Murphy Auditorium, New Harmony | 812-682-3115 | www.newharmonytheatre.com

Bluegrass on the Square
July 25, 4-8 p.m. | Downtown Corydon | 888-738-2137 | www.facebook.com/Bluegrassonthesquare
Join us for an afternoon of Bluegrass music in Historic Downtown Corydon.

Jackson County 4-H Fair
July 26-Aug 1 | Brownstown | 888-524-1914  | www.jacksoncountyfair.org
Weeklong events include racing, music, dancing and carnival rides

Jasper Stassenfest
July 30-August 2 | Downtown Jasper | 812-482-6866 | jasperstrassenfest.org

Watermelon Festival
July 31 | Patrick Henry Square, Vincennes | 812-882-6440 | www.vincennescvb.org

August

Watermelon Festival
August 1 | Patrick Henry Square, Vincennes | 812-882-6440 | www.vincennescvb.org

Dinner on the Medora Covered Bridge
August 1 | 812-966-2491 | Friends of the Medora Covered Bridge Facebook Page

Bluegrass Music
August 1, 6 p.m. | Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds, Madison | 812-265-2956 | www.visitmadison.org

Vevay's First Friday
August 7, 6-9 p.m. | Downtown Vevay | 812-427-3237 | www.switzcotourism.com

Three Forts Day (Summer Junior Ranger Series)
August 7, 1-4 p.m. | George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Vincennes | 812-882-1776 ext. 207 | www.nps.gov/ger8

Behind the Scenes Tour
August 8, 4 p.m. | Lanier Mansion, Madison | 812-273-0556 | www.indianamuseum.org/explore/lanier-mansion
Exclusive look into all the nooks & crannies.  Tour goers should be prepared to climb stairs & walk on uneven surfaces. $10 adults, $8 seniors, $5 children.

7th Annual Cruizin and Showin Car Show
August 8, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Shields Park, Seymour | 812-522-5104
Registration from 9 a.m. to noon, awards at 3 p.m., $15 registration fee. Goody bags, dash plaques, trophies, participant judging.

Hall of Fame Classic Racing
August 15 | Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown | 812-358-5332 | www.brownstownspeedway.com
Late models $2,000 to win, Bowman Pro late models, modifieds, MMSA mini sprints.

Maddison RibberFest
August 21-22 | Bicentennial Park, Madison | 812-265-2956 | www.madisonribberfest.com
Two-day treat for the taste buds! Madison’s Indiana State Barbecue Cook-off held along the Riverfront. Music, food, boat rides. Fun for the entire family. Admission charged.

"Rock the World" Christian Music Fest
August 22, 4:30-10:30 p.m. | Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus | 877-463-2645 | www.holidayworld.com

Bluegrass on the Square
August 22, 4-8 p.m. | Downtown Corydon | 888-738-2137 | www.facebook.com/Bluegrassonthesquare
Join us for an afternoon of Bluegrass music in Historic Downtown Corydon.

Whispering Beard Folk Festival
August 28-30 | Old Mill Campground, Friendship | 615-382-1708 | www.whisperingbeard.com
Over 35 folk bands in the Friendship valley, Old Mill Campground, starting at 11:30 am each day.  Camping available. Adm chg.

Art in Speed Park
August 29-30 | Speed Park, Sellersburg | 812-944-4078 | www.artinspeedpark.com
Juried art show recognized as one of the region’s best features fine artists, artisans, and musicians.


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