Indiana

Abbey Road on the River

May 26-30/JEFFERSONVILLE – The largest Beatles-inspired music festival is back. Four stages, a Penny Lane vendor area, a merchandise pavilion, and shuttle drop-off location. This year is Abbey Road on the River’s 20th anniversary! Located just one mile from downtown Louisville, this year’s headliners include Tommy James & The Shondells, The Fab Four, and The Cyrkle. Use promo code “SOIN” for 15% off any ticket on AROTR.com and get groovy Memorial Day weekend.

When Call’s The Heart!

May 26-July 2/NAPPANEE – Based on the beloved series by Janette Oke, “When Calls the Heart The Musical” follows Elizabeth Thatcher as she makes her way from her wealthy, childhood home, across the rugged Canadian west to teach in a small, one-room schoolhouse. Elizabeth’s heart for teaching is challenged by various trials from her pupils, her rugged surroundings, and by a handsome Canadian Mountie. But her heart will only expand and grow to find that her calling is as vast as the beautiful Canadian frontier. Created for stage with music & lyrics by Christy Stutzman, this new musical can only be seen at The Round Barn Theatre and is certain to become a favorite for years to come! For more information and to reserve tickets, visit https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/thebarnsatnappanee/1941

Indy 1500 Gun & Blade Show

June 3-5/INDIANAPOLIS – Expo Hall South Pavillion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. providing a safe and enjoyable environment to feed the interests, hobbies & professions of gun & blade enthusiasts. We believe our selection to be unmatched for guns, knives, survival gear, sporting arms, military arms and more. Adult admission is $15 for single day and children under 12 are $5. Three day passes are $20. Parking is $10. For more information, visit https://www.indy1500.com/

Village Tasting Experience

June 11/MITCHELL – Sample the offerings of central and southern Indiana distilleries during Spring Mill State Park’s first Village Tasting Experience from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the park’s Pioneer Village. The event will help raise money to purchase a still and improve displays for the park’s own 1824 village distillery. The event cost is $30 for those staying at Spring Mill Inn or the park’s campground and $40 for everyone else. That cost includes a sample from all distilleries in attendance. All other purchases from those businesses must be made in cash.  Participants must be 21 or older and show identification upon arrival. A shuttle service will be provided to and from the campground and inn. Those not staying at Spring Mill Inn or the park campground must have a designated driver with them. Free soft drinks and appetizers will be available for the designated driver. The event will go on rain or shine. Advance registration is required by June 8; call 812-849-3534 from 8:30 a.m. -3: 30 p.m. daily. The event is limited to the first 300 people to register. Payment must be made when registering. There are no refunds. Park admission is $7 per vehicle for in-state residents and $9 per vehicle for out-of-state.

Kayak Tour

June 11/BIRDSEYE – Bring your kayak and join the naturalist for a tour on Patoka Lake, leaving from the Little Patoka Boat Ramp at 9 a.m. A caravan to the boat ramp will meet at 7:45 a.m. at the Patoka Lake office. Paddlers will see a rock quarry and waterfall. Beaver and bald eagle have also been seen along the route. Bring life jackets, preferred snacks, refreshments, and sunscreen for this 5-mile journey. The tour is not suitable for beginner kayakers or children under 12 years old. Non-motorized boat launch permits are required and will be sold at the event for $5. For more information regarding this program or other interpretive events, please call the Nature Center at 812-685-2447.

New Presidential Exhibit

Through Nov. 1/INDIANAPOLIS – “No Compact of Silence” at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, will focus on Black Civil Rights Advocates in the Harrison era. In 1888, Whitelaw Reid, who was Benjamin Harrison’s running mate for the upcoming presidential election, asked Harrison about his thoughts on black voting rights and the unrest and active suppression in the Southern States. Harrison replied, “I would not be willing myself to purchase the Presidency for a compact of silence upon this question.”This special exhibit highlights national and local Black civil rights activists during President Benjamin Harrison’s term in office (1889-1893). The exhibit is open to the public and included with general admission until Nov. 1. Find out more at www.PresidentBenjaminHarrison.org.

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