July 2023

Summer Things to Do in Southern Indiana

SoIN has everything you need for summer fun! With hundreds of attractions, activities, restaurants and shops, there’s something for everyone. Go on an outdoor adventure, experience the art and culture of SoIN, savor the flavors of the region or treat yourself to a shopping spree at one of our local boutiques.

Grab your hiking boots or fishing rod to check out some of the newly opened amenities inside Origin Park in Clarksville or head to SoIN’s beach at Deam Lake. Cool down at River Run Family Waterpark in New Albany and grab your favorite ice cream flavor at Uncommon Cups & Cones. Check out our Summer Fun page for more ideas!

Summer in SoIN
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Insider's Guide to Street Rod Nationals

Get ready to start your engines for the National Street Rod Association’s 54th annual Street Rod Nationals in August! Over 10,000 brightly colored street rods, customs, muscle cars, street machines and vintage automobiles will cruise into Kentuckiana for the annual event.

Street Rod Nationals

Unique Frozen Treats

Make it the perfect summer day with a sweet and unique frozen treat! Venture out to one of Southern Indiana's many ice cream shops for a memorable and yummy cone, cup, shake and more this summer!

Unique Treats
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The SoIN Fun Trail

Have your best summer ever when you join the SoIN Fun Trail, a free digital passport connecting you to Southern Indiana attractions, restaurants, shops and more. Use the passport from now through July 31 to enjoy a fun time with family, friends or flying solo. All you need is your mobile phone to check in and earn points for prizes while out exploring Clark and Floyd counties. 

Over 75 merchants are participating in the 2023 SoIN Fun Trail, and more than 30 have special offers for passholders.

New for participants this year, pick your prize! Choose from our prize selection or rack up entries into the grand prize drawing, a “Visit SoIN Again” package including an overnight stay at the Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel in Jeffersonville, $100 gift card to Derby Dinner Playhouse, $100 gift card to Sukhino Float Center and Salt Cave, a $50 gift card to Board and You, a $20 gift card to New Albany Sugar Shoppe and more!

Cool down and have fun at New Albany’s River Run Family Waterpark or the Jeffersonville Aquatic Center, pick fresh fruit at Visit Huber’s, visit two states while enjoying a walk across the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge, connecting Jeffersonville, IN and Louisville, KY and much more!

SoIN Fun Trail

Live Music in Southern Indiana

Attend a concert without breaking the bank in SoIN! Southern Indiana is home to several FREE live music spots! Kick off your weekend by enjoying some live music down by the river at Jammin’ in Jeff or at New Albany’s Bicentennial Park. Enjoy dinner and a performance at places like FaiDodos, Fistful of Ale, Harry’s Taphouse and more!


SoIN boasts several other live music venues, including The Jefferson with its billboard-charting headliners. Don’t forget our local bars and breweries like The Alcove and Floyd County Brewing for good times and good music on your next night out.

Live Music

The place to be for live entertainment this summer is Jeffersonville RiverStage for the Shoe Sensation Jammin’ in Jeff concert series. Catch acts such as Thunderstruck, Top Shelf, Clayton Anderson and V Groove this July!

Jammin' in Jeff

Calling all music lovers! Come out and enjoy the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series – free concerts every Friday night in historic downtown New Albany. Grab dinner before the show or end the night with a cocktail at one of New Albany’s speakeasies.

Bicentennial Park

Grab your cowboy boots and hats for Jeff Goes Country! Jammin’ in Jeff is hosting country star and Grammy award winner Carly Pearce on July 1 at the Jeffersonville RiverStage.

Jeff Goes Country

Prepare to be amazed at J&B Magic Shop and Theater this July. Attend a show to pick up some new tricks from nationally renowned magicians like Eric Dittelman, Giancarlo Bernini, Ryan Plunkett and shop owner himself, Brent Braun. Show dates range from July 8-29.  

J&B Magic Shop

Grab the fam and head out to Gateway Park in Clarksville to watch Disney’s “A Goofy Movie,” on July 7. Join Goofy and his son, Max, on a hilarious and heartwarming journey filled with music, adventure, and unforgettable memories.

Movies in the Park

Enjoy the beloved musical, “The Lion King, JR,” at the Clarksville Little Theatre from July 14-16 and July 21-23. The show features local youth ages 7 – 14. Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows start at 2 p.m.

Lion King JR

Kentuckiana is revving up for the 54th annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals taking place August 3-6! The Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY, will host over 10,000 street rods, customs, muscle cars, special interest vehicles, and more.

Street Rod Nationals

SoIN is alive with The Sound of Music from June 28 - August 13 at Derby Dinner Playhouse! This award-winning Rodgers & Hammerstein classic features a trove of cherished songs that have won the hearts of audiences worldwide. Get your tickets for family entertainment at its best!

The Sound of Music

Calling all quilt makers and quilt lovers! Spend an afternoon at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany viewing "Form Not Function." This annual exhibit features 28 contemporary quilts representing artists from across the country. Examine and appreciate the intricate art work Now-July 22.

Form Not Function
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Riverside Experiences

With the Ohio River winding along our southern border, SoIN’s riverside experiences are a must for all visitors. Enjoy walking and biking the Ohio River Greenway, catch a free concert at RiverStage, make your reservations for dinner with a perfect view of the river and the Louisville skyline.

Find more details to guide you on our Riverside Experiences page.

Riverside Experiences

2023 SoIN Visitor Guide

Get the inside scoop on what’s new and what to do throughout Clark and Floyd counties. From shopping and dining in our bustling downtowns, to strawberry picking and spirit tasting on our family-owned farms, we can’t wait to share our authentic experiences with you. Order your guide today!

2023 SoIN Visitor Guide


Feeling spontaneous? Plan a getaway for any reason at all. Check out our hotels. Only a mile from downtown Louisville.

Find things to do in the area whether you’re visiting from out of town or a local who just wants to get out and explore!

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