Summer Celebration

We had a great time at this weekend's Summer Celebration! Thousands came out to celebrate back to school time with some fun music, great local food, and beautiful fireworks.

August 6th, 2016. Summer Celebration at the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater.

August 6th, 2016. Summer Celebration at the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater.

Local country music favorites WildWood kicked things off with their high-energy set and southern vocal stylings, playing tracks off their 2015 release Leave the Light On along with modern country hits. After their performance, we were joined by the Indiana State Basketball Champion New Albany Bulldogs who thanked the crowd of New Albany faithful for their support on their historic run, before presenting the crowd with the state title trophy, bringing it home for the first time since 1973. After, members of the New Albany Floyd County School urged residents to support the upcoming school referendum that will add improvements for 9 community schools, a measure that Mayor Gahan strongly endorsed after touring the school system earlier this year. A state championship winning choir from our local schools then led us in the National Anthem before the legendary Louisville Crashers took the stage.

WildWood takes the stage.

WildWood takes the stage.

Coach Shannon and New Albany Basketball Players.

Coach Shannon and New Albany Basketball Players.

After the anthem, the Louisville Crashers took the stage and wowed the crowd with their unbelievable take on modern pop music, keeping the crowd dancing and singing their hearts out until it was time for the fireworks. As the time came near, lead singer Mark Maxwell led the crowd in a countdown to the fireworks - and the night sky lit up beautifully on cue.

Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated back to school time with us at the 2016 Summer Celebration. We also want to thank our sponsors for the event, the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County and McBrides Fleet.

A Fun-Filled Weekend in Downtown

This weekend is jam-packed with fun and live entertainment in downtown New Albany!


Friday kicks things off with the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series, a weekly, family-friendly and free-admission concert set in the beautiful Bicentennial Park.

Friday's concert features Hot Brown Smackdown, a 6-piece jamgrass ensemble with powerful bluegrass polyphony and high-energy groove and soul.

On Saturday morning, the New Albany Farmer's Market kicks off at 8am and plays host to La Leche League's Family Festival, featuring children's activities, bounce house, raffles, face painting, and more! The festival and all activities are free!

Downtown New Albany merchants will also be hosting a "block party," offering special sales and surprises beginning at 10am. All of this leads up to the evening's Summer Celebration at the Riverfront Amphitheater.

The Summer Celebration kicks off at 6pm and is a wonderful way to celebrate back to school time with your family. This family-friendly event features tons of local food options, children's inflatables, a bubble party, and more! Local country music favorites WildWood kick off the live music at 6:30, with the legendary Louisville Crashers taking the stage around 8:30. This event is proudly sponsored by the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County and McBrides Fleet.

After the Crashers first set, the night sky will light up with a beautiful fireworks display. We hope that you and your family can join us as we celebrate "back to school" time!

Riverfront Independence Day Celebration

The Riverfront Independence Day Celebration will be on Sunday, July 3 at the scenic Riverfront Amphitheater. The event begins at 6pm.  This year's lineup includes the local favorite country music act Wildwood and the always entertaining Louisville Crashers. So grab a lawn chair or a blanket and come join us for a wonderful night of family-fun along the Ohio River.

In addition to the live music, the event will host tons of children's inflatables to bounce around on, the famous Bubble Machine, local food vendors, a beer garden area, an Independence Day Recognition Ceremony, and to top it all off - a beautiful fireworks display at dark.  The event is proudly presented by the City of New Albany and the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, and the fireworks display is sponsored by the Horseshoe Foundation and McBrides Fleet.

Memorial Day Weekend in New Albany

There's tons to do in New Albany on Memorial Day Weekend!

River Run Opens Saturday May 28th

River Run Family Waterpark will open its doors for the season on Saturday, May 28th at 11am. Last year, over 30,000 visitors passed through the gates, and we are looking forward to breaking that record this year. Additional parking has been added in the front of River Run to meet the high demand.

Kids can enjoy the wet and wild side on the waterslides, relax as they float leisurely on innertubes around the lazy river, or get soaked as they climb aboard the steamboat water feature. Let your tiny ones toddle and splash in a pool made just for them. Swim a few laps yourself, or stretch out on our poolside deck and soak up the sunshine.

Boomtown Ball and Festival – Sunday May 29th 

The Boomtown Ball and Festival is back for its third year with a wonderful lineup of live music from across the nation coming to downtown New Albany.  The event will be hosted around the new City Square improvement along Market Street, with an eclectic market full of records, clothes, art, crafts, and more for guests to check out.  Gates for this event open at 1pm, with music starting at 1:30, kicked off by none other than New Albany’s own Jamey Aebersold.

Lineup and Set Times:
KING MUD 4:00-4:40 PM
OTIS JR & DR. DUNDIFF 5:10-5:40 PM
KOA 6:10-7:00 PM
SMALL BLACK 9:00-10:00 PM

New this year is the partnership with Classical 90.5 for a New Albany-Floyd County Instrument Drive to benefit local schools.  From 4-8pm, new and used instruments will be collected at the Classical 90.5 booth.  These instruments will go towards our exceptional local music programs that continue to grow and thrive.  So if you have an instrument that doesn’t get the attention it used to, and want to help spread the joy and love of music to the next generation, please stop by the booth and help us get instruments into the hands of tomorrow’s musicians.