A fun family-friendly festival located along the beautifully developed riverfront overlooking the Ohio River. This 3 day festival hosts food & craft vendors, lots of live entertainment, parades, fireworks, historical demonstrations, BBQ Competition, Car & Bike Shows, plus much more.
A fun family-friendly festival located along the beautifully redeveloped riverfront overlooking the Ohio River. This 3 day festival hosts food & craft vendors, lots of live entertainment, parades, fireworks, historical demonstrations, BBQ Competition, Car & Bike Shows, plus much more.
The Dulcimer Chautauqua on the Wabash offers four days packed with workshops, jam sessions, and concerts featuring some of America’s best dulcimer players.
Featured Guests inlcude:
Joe Collins – 2007 National Champion
Tull Glazener – renowned teacher and performer
Dave Haas – renowned teacher and performer
Aaron O’Rourke – 2012 National Champion
Friday and Saturday Night Concerts at historic Thrall’s Opera House. Tickets $15
Originally the home of the old New Harmony High School’s Rappites, the Ribeyre Center (pronounced re-beer) is an old high school gymnasium much like the one in “Hoosiers.”
Although the old gym starred in the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own” with Tom Hanks and Madonna, Hollywood was not its destiny.
With its capacity of up to 600, Ribeye is a popular spot for all kinds of events, including antique shows, an antiquarian book show, holiday gift extravaganzas, and large wedding receptions.
The old gymnasium is adjoined by the Earl W. Rapp Annex which can be used for smaller events, or as a separate dining and bar area for larger events.
The Rappites played their last game there in 1987, but unlike many old high school gymnasiums that decayed and were demolished long ago, Ribeye underwent an over $1 million, renovation in the late 1990’s and became a pillar of the local community.
Many of the old New Harmony school’s sports trophies and team photos have returned home and are on display there.
603 S. Main Street
New Harmony, Indiana 47631
Mount Vernon has always been a river town. Going down to the waterfront and watching the boats go by in the evening has long been a popular pastime for its citizens. Now, with new additions and renovations, it’s become one of the better spots to enjoy the scenic Ohio River.
In recent years, the waterfront has undergone a dramatic renovation. Old buildings have been demolished and replaced with a residential/commercial hub and Riverbend Park, a vibrant new public space that sits adjacent to the old Sherburne Park, which has been recently renovated with new picnic tables, benches and playground equipment.
The new park’s centerpiece is its amphitheater, which hosts civic events, an annual arts festival, concerts, movies, weddings, and the annual Fourth of July fireworks display, among other happenings throughout the year.
Riverbend is also something of small scale botanic garden, featuring beautiful landscaping, walkways, benches and a short trail. And there’s a splash fountain for children to frolic in during the summer months.
The Sherburne Park Bandshell was considered the heart of the town for most of its existence, and the playground there a favorite of local children since the park was built in 1912. Now, the bandshell houses a picnic table, and children enjoy the new playground equipment just as their grandparents enjoyed the old.
Several fine restaurants, clubs and a coffee shop are located within blocks of the parks, making the Mount Vernon waterfront a worthy destination during your stay in Posey County.
The Riverbend Park Amphitheater is available for just about any event. With the best view of the Ohio River, it’s a great place for a wedding or large get together. There is no cost for the space, but a small fee is required for insurance.
The Mount Vernon Waterfront
Junction of Main and Water Streets
Mount Vernon, Indiana 47620
Mount Vernon City Parks Department