Updated 3/15/23 620 pm
The Gavel: The Minerva Society of New Harmony, 1859-1863 – March 17, 2023 at 5 pm (and a Matinee performance on Sunday the 19th at 3:00 pm). An Exhibition and Performance. Karen Moser will be performing original Minerva Society Works in Lowry Hollow’s Community Room! Join in on March 17th at 5pm (Matinee on Sunday the 19th at 3pm). The exhibition will continue through April 3, 2023.
Elemental Harmony [OPEN] House – March 17th and 18th. 4-7 on the 17th, 3-7 on the 18th. 601 South Street. RSVP to Harmonyhouse@LMNTLVSN.com
Shamrock Days – March 17-19, 2023. Good-hearted fun and shenanigans throughout New Harmony, from a Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt to special menus and merchandise. Stay tuned for details.
St. Patrick’s Day Music – March 17, 2023, 5-8 pm. Blue Harmony performs at the Grapevine Bar, Red Geranium.
Paranormal Investigation of Orchard House Part 2 – March 18, 2023, 7:00-10:00 pm. $40 per person. Reserve your space at HauntedNewHarmony.com. Joni Mayhan will be hosting a Paranormal 101 session prior to the investigation (from 6-7 pm.) $20 per person. Bring a digital recorder.
Ribeye Dinner and Auction – March 18, 2023. Fundraiser sponsored by (and held at) Ribeyre Gymnasium Restoration Group. Steak dinner $25; Hot Dog Dinner $8. Serving time: 5:00-6:30; Silent Auction begins at 4:30; Live Auction begins at 6:00.
Under the Beams Concert – True Blues – March 25, 2023. 7:30 pm. Murphy Auditorium. Obtain tickets at UndertheBeams.org
“World’s Cutest Snacks” Cooking Class for Kids at Capers – March 26, 2023 1:00-2:30. Taught by Denise Rapp. Advance registration required. $35 per kid.
Cooking Class: Awesome Pasta Sauces – March 26, 2023, 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Advance registration required. $45 per person.
Sunday Brunch Buffet – March 26, 2023, 7am-2pm, New Harmony Inn Conference Center.
Coffee & Tea Show- April 1, 2023. Sponsored by Black Lodge Coffee Roasters and Piper & Leaf Tea. Will be held at the Ribeyre Gymnasium. (And Friday evening before, there will be a barista competition at Black Lodge Coffee Roasters and the public is invited.)
Classic Italian Meal Cooking Class – this is an encore class at Capers Emporium – Sunday, April 2, 2023, 1:00 – 3:00. $45 per person. Register in advance at Capers Emporium.
Second Saturday Festivities – April 8, 2023, all over town.
Easter weekend festivities – April 8-9, 2023. A collection of fun activities: Easter egg hunts — on Saturday, April 8: Morning hunt at Harmonie State Park sponsored by the Friends of Harmonie Park in the Pool area at 10:00 am; afternoon Easter Egg Hunt behind the New Harmony Inn starting at 1:00 pm. And we’ve heard there may be a Glow in the Dark Adult Evening Hunt somewhere in town (stay tuned!). Plus, Easter bunny visits, a “Guess How Many…” contest, special features in various businesses, sunrise service, buffet brunch at the New Harmony Inn Conference Center.
Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet – April 9, 2023, 7am-2pm, New Harmony Inn Conference Center.
First Brush of Spring – April 12-15, 2023. this plein air paint-out sponsored by the IPPA and Hoosier Salon attracts artists from all over to come create art outdoors in New Harmony. For days, easels go up all over town, the paint brushes and pastels come out, and the magic of making art happens. It’s a wonderful time to be visiting.
Art Show and Sale – April 15, 2023, 9:00 – 12:00 at the Ribeyre Center. Artists from the First Brush of Spring Paint Out will be exhibiting their works — not just those produced during the Paint Out, but others as well. It’s a wonderful opportunity to collect art.
Town-wide Yard Sale – April 15, 2023, 8:00-5:00. All over New Harmony. Maps will be available at Old Mill Mart and the Marathon Station.
Heritage Artisan Days – April 12-14, 2023. Students are invited to learn what life was like in Indiana in the early 1800s and experience 19th century history through interaction with historic interpreters. Registration required.
Under the Beams Concert – La Dame Blanche – April 15, 2023. 7:30 pm. Murphy Auditorium. Obtain tickets at UndertheBeams.org
Spring Hat Luncheon at the Granary – April 22, 2023. A New Harmony tradition. Sponsored by the University of Southern Indiana’s Historic New Harmony initiative. Watch for announcements about ticket sales.
Earth Day Fun – April 22, 2023. Harmonie State Park is hosting a day of upcycling, composting and earth-friendly fun!
Residence VII: A Showcase of Artists from New Harmony Clay Project – Opening Reception & Artist Talk – April 22, 2023. Time TBD. Sponsored by the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Arts.
Shining Light on a Total Solar Eclipse – April 28, 2023, 12:00 p.m. at Thrall’s Opera House. Mitch Luman, the Director of Science Experiences for the Evansville Museum makes a presentation on a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a total eclipse of the sun. Audiences will learn the science behind one of nature’s most spectacular phenomenon coming to New Harmony in 2024. Tickets at $5.00 (discounts apply if a member of Indiana State Museum.) Register online here.
Wine Dinner – May 12, 2023, Red Geranium.
Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch Buffet – May 14, 2023, 7am-2pm, New Harmony Inn Conference Center.
Jammin’ on the Wabash Bluegrass Music – June 3, 2023, afternoon and evening at Harmonie State Park.
Annual New Harmony Antique Show– June 10-11, 2023 (also known as the Golden Raintree Antique Show/Festival in New Harmony). Free admission to this vintage and antiques show filled with Americana, Art, Advertising, Stoneware, Garden Antiques, Kitchenware, books, jewelry, silver, glassware, primitives, furniture and so much more. Also featured is an appraisal Fair with certified appraiser George Higby, aka the anitque nomad on social media.
Shindig at The Barn by Jeff & Cindy Smotherman – June 10, 2023, evening. Granary St./Brewery St. intersection. Entertainment by the Schellhorn Band with the Shenanigans Committee planning a special shenanigan!
Opening Reception: Jacinda Russell – June 10, 2023. Time TBD. Sponsored by the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Arts.
Firefly Festival – June 16-17, 2023. Mark your calendar now and plan to enjoy a magical experience Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17 in New Harmony as we celebrate the Firefly Festival with special activities and programs, fun facts, and forays into the firefly habitat to watch nature’s fireworks. (Link is to last year’s firefly activities.)
Independence Day Celebrations – July 4, 2023. Reading of the Declaration of Independence, music by the Community Choir, keynote address by Kimberly Davis Nightengale, sponsored by Friends of the Working Men’s Institute. Honoring of the Kiwanis Volunteer of the Year. Plus the Kiwanis’ decorated Golf Cart parade and cookout.
Wine Dinner – July 14, 2023, Red Geranium.
Sunday Brunch Buffet – July 30, 2023, 7am-2pm, New Harmony Inn Conference Center.
Smokey Bear’s Birthday celebration – August 12, 2023, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Smokey’s Story with Activities at the OEP in Harmonie State Park.
Monarch Mania – September 9, 2023 – a day of monarch gardening, raising and tagging at Harmonie State Park.
Lecture at the WMI – September 12, 2023, 6:30-7:30 pm. Friends of the WMI present Ms. Dona Bone. Ms. Bone is on the Board of Directors for the Evansville P-47 Foundation. She is passionate about local history and her lecture is entitled: “The Five Historic Factories That Helped Build Evansville“. At the Working Men’s Institute. Sponsored by Friends of the WMI.
Kunstfest – New Harmony’s largest festival of the year – September 16-17, 2023. Art, crafts, antiques, entertainment, festival food. This celebration of German heritage and art is one of the biggest of its kind in Indiana.
Harvest Craft Fair – September 30, 2023, at Harmonie State Park. Over 125 vendors, food trucks, food vendors, pioneer demos, kids’ crafts, live music and more.
Dulcimer Chautauqua on the Wabash – October 18-22, 2023. Annual fall festival that brings players together in historic New Harmony to develop dulcimer knowledge and playing skills. Don’t play the dulcimer? Attend one of the two staged concerts and enjoy the show!
Wine Dinner – October 20, 2023, Red Geranium.
Haunted Harmonie – October 21, 2023 at Harmonie State Park. Trick-or-treating, scavenger hunt, pumpkin judging contest, campsite decorating and more!
MerryMeeting Show – – October 27-28, 2023. Come join a select group of Early American Life Magazine Directory Craftsmen from around the Midwest for two days of meeting, shopping, and conviviality with our annual market.
Halloween Festivities – October 28, 2023. Various times throughout the day. Sponsored by OneNewHarmony. Trick or Treating in the businesses. Pumpkin carving. Dress Like a Witch Day. Nighttime Lighted Halloween Golf Cart Parade.
Lecture at the WMI – November 7, 2023, 6:30-7:30 pm. Friends of the WMI present Mr. Bishop Mumford.
Mr Mumford is a 5th generation farmer in Posey County where his family has deep roots and strong ties. Mr. Mumford’s lecture is entitled, “Farming in the 21st Century here in Posey County: Precision, Sustainabliity, Profitability and where we fit in”. At the Working Men’s Institute. Sponsored by Friends of the WMI.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – December 1, 2023. 5:30 pm. Courtyard, New Harmony Inn. Refreshments, entertainment. Free.
Christmas in New Harmony Festival – December 2-3, 2023. This is a family-friendly way to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit. Three parades — an old-fashioned parade with floats and fire engines and marching bands; a lighted night Christmas golf cart parade; and a pet parade. Vendors with a wide selection of items, from jewelry to home decor. The town of New Harmony dressed up in its Christmas finery, looking like something out of a Hallmark movie. Carolers, horse & carriage rides, a gnome scavenger hunt, Candyland for the kids, special food offerings, entertainment, The Nutcracker Ballet.
New Harmony Christmas Home Tour – December 3, 2023. A selection of New Harmony homes, all decorated for the holidays.
The Big Holiday Party – December 30, 2023 – Details to come!
PLUS, you’ll find all kinds of special events — and recurring events, such as:
— Weekly Yoga with Leslie at Black Lodge Coffee Roasters from January 25 – March 8, 2023. Wednesdays at 6pm-7pm. $15 per class or $90 for 7 class series.
— Preschool Storytime for kids and their caregivers each Thursday at 10:30 am at the Working Men’s Institute Museum & Library
— Patio Jams live music at the Red Geranium begin Friday May 26th and will be every Friday until Sept 29th from 6pm-9pm
— New Harmony Music Festival & School (second week in July)
— Exhibition at Lowry Hollow of “The Gavel: The Minerva Society of New Harmony, 1859-1863” – now through – April 3, 2023. An Exhibition of Minerva Society Works in Lowry Hollow’s Community Room! The exhibition will continue through April 3, 2023.
— Live Music Events at Sara’s Wine & Bier Bar/Say’s Restaurant
— Monthly Market Auction at Wilson’s Auction on the second Saturday of each month, with the auction preview the afternoon before
— Moonlight Walks at the Cathedral Labyrinth (April through October, the Saturday closest to the full moon)
— Pop-up Dance Parties on the Wabash
— Meet in the Street Community Potluck
— Independence Day festivities
— Weekly jam sessions at the Elliott Farmhouse, 1221 Church Street, courtesy of the New Harmony Artists’ Guild, typically on Thursday evenings.
— Second Saturdays initiative, March through November. These pull together a full slate of art gallery happenings, special classes and lectures, and all kinds of other experiences
— Ghost walks
— Gallery openings and receptions throughout the year at Hoosier Salon and the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
— Sound Baths, exhibitions, Wednesday evening Yoga, and other special events at Black Lodge Coffee Roasters
— Cooking classes at Capers Emporium
— Art glass fusion classes at Capers Glassporium.
— Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market, every Saturday morning, Spring through Fall, 9-12, on the lawn of the Working Men’s Institute. Sponsored by the Working Men’s Institute.
— Planning is underway for a Porch Music Fest.
— Townwide yard sale (date TBD — usually a Saturday in April)
AND SO MUCH MORE! Keep watching the site for new events.