Can't-Miss Things To Do In Batesville

Batesville is a vibrant college town, the dirt-racing capital of the South, and home to endless summer adventures. Whether it's an afternoon in our award-winning Community Center & Aquatics Parks, an evening at the races, or out on trails and streams, you'll be glad you picked Batesville as the base camp for your adventure.
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Stop by Riverside Park and listen to live music at the weekly Levitt Amp Concert on the banks of the picturesque White River, creating joyous, inclusive opportunities. The concerts take place on Thursdays at 6 p.m. and include acts like Sam Albright & The Southern Heat, Saving Escape, Mark Taylor, The Band Trippp, Melody Angel, Roy Saunders, Gina Chavez, Miles Over Mountains, Marcella & Her Lovers, and Victor Wainright & The Train. See the full schedule here.
Celebrate America, the annual Fourth of July celebration of our nation’s founding takes place on July 4 at Riverside Park in Batesville. The day begins with the Experience Independence 5k and includes a full day of food, fun, and live music along the banks of the White River. As the night concludes, attendees watch one of the largest fireworks shows in the state.
Celebrate The World's Sweetest Watermelons at the Cave City Watermelon Festival. The multi-day festival is packed with live music, a children's fishing derby, a 5k, a car show, a parade, speed eating and seed spitting contests, and much more! Learn more.
Enjoy Boat Races, Car and Bike shows, Poker Runs, and more at the Hole Runner 150! Learn more at hr150.org.

The Batesville Motor Speedway provides fun and fast entertainment in the Batesville area. The summer schedule is packed with family-friendly events and ends with a championship finale in early fall. www.batesvillemotorspeedway.net

Batesville’s crown jewel was completed in 2017. This facility features a 25,000 sq. ft. gymnasium for athletic and community events. The indoor aquatics center features a 25-meter x 25-yard competition pool, zero-depth entry children’s pool, and a zero-depth entry heated therapy pool. The outdoor aquatics park is sure to amaze with two two-story spiral slides, a 400-meter lazy river, tanning decks, and much more. Learn more.

Independence County is a destination for foodies seeking one-of-a-kind experiences. Add these sweet treats to your bucket list.
Batesville is the ultimate base camp for your next adventure. The area is known for its outdoor activities, such as hiking, canoeing, caving, climbing, scenic photography, and fishing. See all our places here.
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