Are you ready for 2016?  To help plan your calendar, we’ve collected important dates for local events, Indiana Office of Tourism publications deadlines, and Indiana’s Bicentennial. If you know of an important date that should be listed, please contact Regina Walker-Tekulve or Luanne Mattson at the Clark-Floyd Counties CTB.

Tourism Industry Events
Jan. 9, ABA Dine Around (Jan. 9-12, American Bus Association Marketplace, Louisville)
Jan. 20, Clark-Floyd Counties CTB’s Annual Meeting
Feb. 3, Southern Indiana Tourism Coalition “SITC” meeting (see full schedule for 2016 meetings)
April 19 & 20, Hoosier Hospitality Conference, Belterra Resort, Florence
May 1-7, National Tourism Week
May, Indiana Roadway Map’s advertising deadline through the Indiana Office of Tourism Development’s advertising opportunities
Aug. 31, deadline for advertising events in the 2017 Indiana Festival Guide
Mid-September, deadline to advertise in the Indiana State Travel Guide through the Indiana Office of Tourism Development’s advertising opportunities
October, Indiana Office of Tourism Development grant application deadline, dates TBD
Mid-November, print and co-op lottery deadline through the Indiana Office of Tourism Development’s advertising opportunities
December, Clark-Floyd Counties CTB Annual Holiday Party, date TBD

Visitor Events
April 23, Thunder Over Louisville
May 7, Kentucky Derby
Aug. 27 & 28, Art in Speed Park, Sellersburg
September, Steamboat Days, Jeffersonville
Sept. 9-11, Lewis and Clark Festival, Clarksville
Oct. 1-9, Harvest Homecoming, New Albany

Statewide Celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial
Jan. 31, Deadline to nominate Bicentennial torch bearer
Sept. 9-Oct. 15, Bicentennial torch relay traveling through all 92 counties
Dec. 11, 2016, Indiana’s 200th statehood birthday

Bicentennial Events in Clark & Floyd Counties
April 30 & May 1, Indiana Frontier Experience, Historic Tunnel Mill
June 3, Tales of the Past, Charlestown State Park
June 18, Ice Cream Social at the Division Street School, New Albany
Aug. 3, Devonian to the Falls Today, Clarksville
Sept. 3, A Roaring 20s Flashback, Charlestown
Sept. 17, Parade of Fire Trucks, Vintage Fire Museum, Jeffersonville
Oct. 28-Jan. 21, 2017, Carnegie Center for Art & History Bicentennial Event

Visit for statewide bicentennial event dates, and visit our website calendar throughout 2016 for more local bicentennial events.

One Southern Indiana Events
March 17, ONE Awards
April 21, Minority & Women Business Owners Conference
August 16, One Southern Indiana’s Annual Meeting
Oct. 20, Business Expo
Nov. 15, ACE Awards