Special Park Events

Something for all seasons. Adding events regularly!

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April
2017

  • Apr
    29
    Saturday

    Daytime Observatory-Meet the Sun

    10 am
    @ South Harrison

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    Day time programs offer a safe viewing and discussion of the sun. Like all programs at the Observatory it is rain or shine!

    Day time programs offer a safe viewing and discussion of the sun. Like all programs at the Observatory it is rain or shine!


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  • Apr
    7
    Friday

    Diabetes Awareness 5k Glow Run/Walk

    6:30 pm Registration 7 pm Walk
    @ Hayswood

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    This is a family event/fundraiser for the Harrison County Hospital Foundation. It is to raise awareness and education about Diabetes. This is a 5k walk/run. The lantern lift off is after all complete the walk/run.

    Only pre-registered attendees will receive a T shirt. All participants receive a glo bracelet. T Shirts, food drinks and Sky Lanterns will be available for purchase
    Bring a flashlight
    Walk starts and ends at the Creek Trail. Parking is on the hill.


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May
2017

  • May
    28
    Sunday

    Memorial Car Show

    12 noon- 4 pm
    @ South Harrison

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    Great car show for all ages. Food and craft booths, raffles.
    $5 donation goes to Harrison County Veterans Assembly Fund
    raffle winners announced at 3 30 day of show

    Food and craft booths register at marla_miller@frontier.com

    more info go to www.facebook.com// veteransmemorialcarshow


  • May
    27
    Saturday

    Beach and Pools Opening Day

    12:00 PM
    @ South Harrison
    @ Buffalo Trace
    @ Rhoads Pool

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    Let the swimming and good times begin. The beach and pools within the parks all open today!


  • May
    13
    Saturday

    Nighttime Observatory Program

    9 pm
    @ South Harrison

  • May
    6
    Saturday

    Family Fitness Day

    8:30 am to 11 am
    @ Buffalo Trace

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    20th Annual Family Fitness Day includes the Buffalo Stampede 5 K Race and Fun Walk and the Bison Stampede for kids (kids races). Free Admission to the park for Race participants.

    5 k race at 8:30 am and 10 am kids races


  • May
    26
    Friday

    Free Movie Nights!

    Dark
    @ South Harrison

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    Free Friday night movies-first of 5

    Free family friendly movies at Shelterhouse 3


  • May
    21 -28
    Sunday

    Memorial Trail of Valor

    8 am to 8 pm daily
    @ Rhoads Pool

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    The Memorial Trail of Honor is a joint effort of a number of individuals and organizations in Harrison County.
    The trail itself opens May 21st following a number of events culminating in a Ribbon Cutting. The trail includes 17 stations with interpretive panels on each war and conflict Hoosier have been involved in, solemnly placed along a quiet wooded trail within the park.
    There will be a live in the park concert at 4 pm Sunday the 21st. For 8 days the trail will be open 8 am to 8 pm with volunteers in attendance to talk with guests and share the special book that lists the fallen. Sunday the 27th, candles will be placed by the 3719 flags representing the Hoosier fallen, remaining lit through the evening into Memorial Day. Everyone is invited to walk the trail and remember this evening.

    Celebration and commemoration activities Sun May 21st 1:30-6 pm
    Trail daily with volunteers on hand 8 a to 8 p
    Special candle light remembrance Sunday night and early Monday May 27-28th


  • May
    21
    Sunday

    Hayswood Concert in the Park

    4-6 pm
    @ Hayswood

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    Hayswood Park’s first outdoor concert will feature country singer and song writer Matt Smith. This concert is free and open to the public, no admission fee to the park.


June
2017

  • Jun
    1
    Thursday

    Free Swim Day

    12:00 noon to 6 pm
    @ South Harrison
    @ Buffalo Trace
    @ Rhoads Pool

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    Free Swim days 2017 are June 5th and July 3rd.


  • Jun
    24
    Saturday

    Daytime Observatory: Meet the Sun

    10 am - 11:30 am
    @ South Harrison

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    Rain or shine, come out to learn more about the sun-safely!
    Observe the sun thought a safe solar filter and learn about the sun, the seasons and time.


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  • Jun
    3
    Saturday

    Night time Observatory Program

    9:15 pm
    @ South Harrison

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    Come look at the night sky through several different telescopes. An astronomer will be on hand to guide your exploration of the moon, stars, planets and other celestial objects.


  • Jun
    23
    Friday

    Free Friday Night Movies!

    Dark
    @ South Harrison

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    Free Family Movie Finding Dory

    Refreshments are available from the Elizabeth Lions Club for $1 each


  • Jun
    16 -18
    Friday

    Dog Days at Buffalo Trace

    11-9 pn
    @ Buffalo Trace

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    Dog loving campers are invited to this first time event. Activities on Sat will include a variety of fun at the main shelterhouse 12-5 pm including a Pet Parade, dog fashion show, Rescue dogs to view, and lots of fun activities like “Best Pooch Smooch”, Most unusual trick, and more.

    DOGS!


July
2017

  • Jul
    21
    Friday

    Free Family Movie Night @SH

    dark
    @ South Harrison

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    Movie Title: Storks!

    Free family movie outside with refreshments available from the Elizabeth Lions Club for just $1 each!


  • Jul
    7 -9
    Friday

    Christmas in July

    Activities are 10-8 pm
    @ Buffalo Trace

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    New camping weekend for 2017! Campers can join in on Christmas themed fun during the day and come for a bonfire with christmas music and more in the evening.


August
2017

  • Aug
    25
    Friday

    Free Family Movie Night @ SH

    Dark
    @ South Harrison

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    Family Friendly FREE movies outside-Ice Age Collision Course

    Refreshments available from the Elizabeth Lions Club which hosts this event


  • Aug
    11 -13
    Friday

    Thunder in the park!

    12-9
    @ Buffalo Trace

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    Bike campers-come out for this family friendly bike camper weekend! Sponsered by Indian Motorcycles of Louisville and more. Bike show, games and activities and live band in the evening. Stay tuned for details.


September
2017

  • Sep
    15 -17
    Friday

    Pal Wow

    10:00 am Activities vary during the day
    @ Buffalo Trace

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    Annual festival held at Buffalo Trace. Admission is free to the park for the weekend with a wide variety of activities including booths, food, music, a 5k, Balloon Glow and much more. Head to the event website for details.


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  • Sep
    2
    Saturday

    Family Movie Night

    Dark
    @ South Harrison
    @ Buffalo Trace

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    The Jungle Book

    Free family friendly evening at Shelter 3


October
2017

  • Oct
    20 -22
    Friday

    Halloween

    6:00 pm
    @ Buffalo Trace

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    Halloween camping weekend 1 will be Friday the 20th thru Sunday the 22rd. Activities for campers are Saturday morning and trick or treating for campers and non campers is Sat night at 6 pm This is a fantastic and fun weekend camping event for all ages with games, contests, and site decorating.

    Best decorated campsite contest and also costume contest Saturday night.


  • Oct
    20 -22
    Friday

    Halloween

    10 am to 6 pm
    @ South Harrison

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    Annual Spooktacular Camping Weekend at South Harrison Park. Trick or treating, games. Family fun Saturday 10:30 am -6 for campers and trick or treating at 6 pm for all, including non campers.


  • Oct
    27 -29
    Friday

    Halloween

    6:00 pm
    @ Buffalo Trace

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    BT Halloween Camping weekend 2 is Oct 27-29th. Family friendly activities Saturday morning and early afternoon with public trick or treating at 6 pm in the campground. Contact Park Office for more details on activities for campers. Past year activities have included games, movies, and hayrides.


  • Oct
    13 -16
    Friday

    Vintage Camper Rally

    10 am to 8 pm
    @ South Harrison

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    Vintage campers of all size and shapes are invited to spend this fall weekend at South Harrison

    • Open house
    • nightly group campfires
    • door prizes and contest winner prizes
    • pot luck dinner
    • reverse auction

    More info coming soon!


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