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For the latest news and important announcements from the Clark-Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau office, read content on this page. 

Events Press Release

Every month, we distribute a list of what's happening in Clark and Floyd counties in SoIN.
Events Press Release for: May 2017

What's New in SoIN, April 2017

(April 12, 2017) – New restaurants create an explosion of flavor, plus new maker spaces, shopping, and the addition of Abbey Road on the River await visitors to SoIN in 2017. Beer Garden at Parlour

Want to learn more about what's new in SoIN?  

Click to see the press release from the Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau in Southern Indiana.

Free concert starring Jake Clemons will kick off Abbey Road on the River

Jake Clemmons(Feb. 21, 2017) - 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville is teaming up with the WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River to give music fans a reason to say “YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!” on opening day. WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River will present the "WFPK Kick-Off Concert starring Jake Clemons from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band" on... Read More

 

 

 

Ohio River Bridges

Ohio River Bridge Tolls

The Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau staff attended a public briefing about bridge tolls. Click HERE for FAQs and important information. For quick reference, see the table below showing toll costs according to various categories of vehicles and methods of payment:

  Transponder Registered Video Unregistered Video
Frequent User – Non Commercial Vehicle $1 N/A N/A
Passenger Vehicle $2 $3 $4
Medium Truck $5 $6 $7
Heavy Truck $10 $11 $12

Marketing Plan

Each year, the Bureau creates a “roadmap” to market Clark and Floyd Counties as a destination to visitors. Our Sales and Marketing Plan is that roadmap.

2016 Sales and Marketing Plan

2015 Sales and Marketing Plan

 

Southern Indiana, Clark and Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau’s Response to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act legislation:

Small business logoSouthern Indiana proudly welcomes and embraces people and visitors of all persuasions, abilities, backgrounds, orientations and identities. Diversity and openness are key to who we are as Americans. Inflammatory rhetoric on both sides of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is damaging to the tourism community. The Indiana law is being politicized and Indiana tourism entities are among the first to suffer in this heated debate.

Gay rights supporter and Indiana University law professor Donald Conkle states in an Indianapolis Star editorial that “granting religious believers legal consideration does not mean that their religious objections will always be upheld.” We are not legal scholars, so we cannot comment on what this law will do in practice. However, the Southern Indiana Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau wishes to state expressly that we abhor discrimination of any kind.

We are rallying the tourism community to ensure visitors will feel welcome in our state despite the rhetoric being bandied about on this issue. The beauty of travel is that it allows people to meet and talk with others who have different views and perspectives. As Mark Twain so famously said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

Unfortunately, the first to feel the loss of business because of this issue will be the many frontline tourism employees who do a great job every day of welcoming all to Indiana. It saddens us that those who depend on tourism for their livelihood – tour guides, servers, hotel clerks, independent business owners, and others – will suffer a loss of income. Boycotting our state hurts those frontline employees the most. It also builds walls and stifles healthy discussion between diverse people.

This has been a hard week for many Hoosiers, but we will continue to invite and welcome visitors no matter what their stories are. We want to share in those stories and continue to weave them into the fabric of southern Indiana. The Clark Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau, our partners, and our colleagues in destinations around the state are famous for our Hoosier hospitality, and that remains unchanged. 

INDIANA FESTIVAL GUIDE

If you’re looking for things to do, stop by the Southern Indiana Visitor Center and pick up a current copy of the Indiana Festival Guide!
The guide is more than 90 pages long and lists events throughout the state. A popular booklet for residents and visitors alike, many use it as a “road map” to plan their weekend outings throughout the year. This year’s guide features the Peru Circus on the cover.

The Southern Indiana Visitor Center is located at 305 Southern Indiana Avenue. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Staff members can answer questions and provide material on local area hotels, restaurants, entertainment, and attractions.