Planning your Fourth of July week? Here's a list of Southern Indiana happenings to help you make the most out the holiday:
Sunday, June 30, 2 p.m., Clarksville High School auditorium, 800 Dr. Dot Lewis Drive, Clarksville. Clarksville Community Choir will present a patriotic concert with selections that everyone will enjoy.
Wednesday, July 3, Riverfront Independence Day Celebration at the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater, 301 E. Water St., New Albany. Family friendly fun starts at 6 p.m. with the Louisville Crashers performing later in the evening, followed by fireworks.
Thursday, July 4 parade and celebration in downtown Jeffersonville. Parade starts at 10 a.m. at the River Overlook, 100 W. Riverside Drive and ends at Warder Park. Activities at Warder Park will continue until 12 noon.
Thursday, July 4 celebration sponsored by Sellersburg American Legion Post 204 located at 412 N. New Albany St., Sellersburg. A parade will begin at 2 p.m. at the Speed Cement Plant on U.S. 31 and proceed to downtown Sellersburg, ending at the American Legion Post.
A lunch and dinner will be served from noon to 6 p.m. at the Legion Post, featuring pork chops, hamburgers and hot dogs with picnic style sides. The price will be from $2 to $8. The day will conclude with fireworks at approximately 9 p.m.
Thursday, July 4, Charlestown State Park, 12500 Ind. 62, Charlestown, will host full moon walk on Trial 1, beginning at 10 p.m.
Friday, July 5, Transformation Network, 639 Eastern Blvd., Clarksville, will sponsor an Independence Day cookout, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clarksville office. Stop by the office on Friday for free hot dogs and refreshments.
July 5 and 6, Watch pioneer demonstrations, including blacksmithing, tomahawk throwing and the operation of an oxen-powered 1850 haypress, during O’Bannon Woods State Park’s Independence Day Weekend events, July 6 and 7. Activities take place at Hickory Hollow Interpretive Center, 7234 Old Forest Road SW, Corydon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Other activities will include a “primitive dunking booth,” and demonstrations of leather working, weaving, quilting and spinning. Visitors can also see a pioneer home, trappers shed and cooper shop.
The haypress demonstration is at 1 p.m. Visitors can meet Forest and Gump, the park’s short-horned oxen who are trained to work the haypress.
The event is free after paying the regular park gate entrance fee of $7 per in-state vehicle and $9 per out-of-state vehicle.