Enjoy Festival Fun at Aurora’s “Red, White & Boom”

The City of Aurora, Indiana will kick off Independence Day next weekend at Red, White & Boom, an annual celebration offering two days of fun along the Ohio River.  The festival, which offers free admission, will take place at the community’s Lesko Park.


Red, White & Boom will offer activities for all ages, including free military vehicle rides on both Friday and Saturday, a lighted boat parade on Friday and lighted boat display on Saturday, River City Classics car show beginning Saturday morning, a craft show on Saturday, plus beer and wine booths, and live music both days.  The event will cap off with a special fireworks display over the Ohio River at approximately 10pm on Saturday night.

The Red, White & Boom schedule is as follows:

Friday, June 30 Opening Ceremony-6:00pm
-5pm-8:30pm - Free Military Boat Rides
-5pm-11pm Beer/Wine Booth (Must be 21 or older)
-8pm-11 - Live Music with Twistlock
-9pm Lighted Boat Parade and Judging

Saturday, July 1st Opening Ceremony - Noon
-11am-8:30pm Free Military Boat Rides
-8am-3pm - River City Classic Car Show
-9am-6pm - Craft Show
-2pm-11pm - Beer/Wine Booth (Must be 21 or older)
-6pm-8pm - Live Music with Skallywags
-8pm-11pm - Live Music with Jackwagon
-9pm - Lighted Boat Display
-10pm - Fireworks

Located along a bend in the Ohio River, the City of Aurora is known for its historic architecture and pretty riverfront setting.  The town hosts several events and festivals throughout the year.

Red, White & Boom will run from Friday, June 30 through Saturday, July 1.  A complete schedule of the weekend’s activities can be found by clicking here.  To learn more about things to see and do in Southeast Indiana this summer, click here or follow us on Facebook.

Enjoy Competitive Cycling this Friday in Lawrenceburg

Spectators can enjoy the thrill of live cycling this week at the Whiskey City Challenge, a USA Cycling Criterium Race planned for the evening of Friday, June 23.  Presented by Queen City Wheels, the closed course will include a flat and very fast .67 mile loop through the streets of downtown Lawrenceburg.

Known as the “Twilight Dash for the Cash,” the evening’s race schedule is as follows:

  • 4:30, Women Cat 4/5
  • 4:30, Men 9-14
  • 4:30, Men 15-18
  • 4:30, Women 9-14
  • 4:30, Women 15-18
  • 5:15, Men 40-49 Cat 2/3/4/5
  • 5:15, Men 50+ Cat 2/3/4/5
  • 6:00, Kids Race
  • 6:10, Men 4/5
  • 7:00, Celebrity Race
  • 7:10, Women Pro/1/2/3
  • 8:00, Men Cat 3
  • 9:00, Men Pro/1/2


The Whiskey City Challenge will take place at High and Walnut Streets, and is free for spectators.  In addition to the races, the event will feature live music, plus food and beverages available for purchase.  

Enjoy Festival Fun at Dearborn County 4H & Community Fair

Live entertainment, agricultural exhibits, food and fun are on the agenda this week at the Dearborn County 4-H & Community Fair, which opens today at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and runs through this Saturday.  The traditional family festival is known as one of the region’s best, offering midway rides and games, livestock shows and live exhibitions, grandstand events, music, a rodeo and more.

Admission to the fair is $8 per person Monday through Thursday beginning at 5pm, $8 per person Friday beginning at 4pm, and $10 per person Saturday beginning at 4pm.  Included in the admission price are all grandstand events, rides, musical entertainment, educational shows and more.  A special rodeo has also been planned for Saturday, June 24 at 7pm in conjunction with the fair, and costs $10 per person in general admission.

The Dearborn County June 4H & Community Fair will run from June 19-24.  For more information, or to view a detailed schedule of the week’s events, click here or visit the Dearborn County Fair on Facebook.  Additional info is also available by calling the Extension Office at 812-926-1189 or the fair office (during fair week) at 812-655-5328.  To learn more about things to see and do in Southeast Indiana this summer, click here or follow us on Facebook

Whiskey City Regatta Coming to Lawrenceburg

The thrill of powerboat racing returns to downtown Lawrenceburg this week at the Whiskey City Regatta, a special event planned along Lawrenceburg’s riverfront June 16-17.  Presented by the Breakwater Power Boat Association, the competitive races offer free admission and will take place over two days along the levee near the end of Walnut Street.


In addition to a full schedule of racing, the event will offer a driver “meet and greet” on Friday night with food and live music by the “The Endless Summer Band,” plus additional opportunities for autographs and entertainment throughout the weekend.  Attendees will also enjoy a Typhoon Tommy jet ski show, Euro bungee trampolines, kids’ inflatables, and more at this family-friendly event.

Convenient, low-cost parking is available adjacent to the event at the Riverfront Parking Garage in downtown Lawrenceburg.

For more information on the 2017 Whiskey City Regatta, including a complete racing and event schedule, visit the event website or follow the Lawrenceburg Main Street Association on Facebook.  To learn more about things to see and do in Southeast Indiana this summer, stop by the Dearborn County Visitors Center or follow us on Facebook.