Cincinnati June 11, 2018
You’ll Want To Visit This Riverfront Main Street Near Cincinnati Time And Time Again
Cincinnati is perfectly positioned along the Ohio River in the Tristate area, so we can easily take advantage of all of the charming towns in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. We’ve previously shared one of our favorite
riverfront towns in Kentucky that is ideal for a day trip, and now we are heading to Indiana and the historic town of Lawrenceburg. If you haven’t ventured west to this riverfront Main Street in a while, then it’s time to check it out, as the city has spent a lot of time and effort to revitalize the town and make it a spot you’ll want to visit time and time again.
Lawrenceburg, Indiana is located right on the Ohio River, just a 40 minute drive from Cincinnati.
It was a bustling river town in its earlier days, though the action died down in recent decades; however, the sleepy city has come back to life, especially its charming and historic downtown area. Thanks to passionate locals, the town has preserved much of its historic architecture and is now lovingly maintained and picturesque all year long.
Lawrenceburg's Main Street - which is actually called Walnut Street - and the surrounding area is a fun place to stroll, shop, eat, and end up right on the river for beautiful views of the water.
Any time is a great time to experience Lawrenceburg, but if you want to make the most of your visit, check it out on a Saturday when the town is holding one of its many festivals or events.
During the summer, one of the most popular events is Music on the River.
This annual summertime concert series happens every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. through August. Enjoy a cruise-in car show, food vendors, a beer garden, and free entry to the concerts.
For a small town, Lawrenceburg hosts a large number of events, festivals, and parades throughout the year. It's a festive city and its charming Main Street makes for the perfect backdrop.
The Farmer’s Market held on Saturdays is always a popular stop.
You’ll find fresh, local produce and unique handmade items from local artisans.
One event that's coming up soon is the popular Whiskey City Regatta.
This riverfront festival takes place on June 15-16, 2018, and offers an entire weekend of family-friendly fun.
The Regatta is a great opportunity to check out the town and experience the beauty of the river.
There's a parade, festival, live music, and powerboat racing up and down the river. It's classic summer fun set in a charmingly beautiful small town.
Another fast-paced event that's coming up in July: the Whiskey City Twilight Challenge.
This exhilarating cycling criterium hosted by Queen City Wheels follows a loop through downtown Lawrenceburg and will take place on July 21, 2018. You won't believe how fast these racers whiz by! After the races, there is a lively block party that will feature live music, food, drinks, and more.
Even if you're not here for an event, there's still plenty of love in Lawrenceburg.
If you're looking to chow down on some delicious pizza for lunch, head straight to Strong's Brick Oven Pizza.
It's located at 1 E High St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
After a day of fun on the riverfront, check out The Levee Breaker for dinner and drinks.
This downtown bar and restaurant just added an outdoor patio, which is perfect for enjoying a drink and a bite to eat as you take in the views near the river. The Levee Breaker is located at 100 Vine St., Lawrenceburg, IN 47025.
Lawrenceburg may have flown under the radar for a while, but it's now shining bright and is a great spot for a day trip visit from Cincinnati.
Pick a day and head to the historic Main Street for great food, fun events, shopping, and a relaxing stroll along the Ohio River.
Historic Lawrenceburg, Indiana and its charming riverfront have been brought back to life and make a great day trip destination from anywhere in the Cincinnati area. Have you been to Lawrenceburg lately? Are you from the area? Let us know in the comments!
For more on the city of Lawrenceburg and all that it has to offer, visit its website
here and follow along on Facebook here.
For other nearby destinations you should definitely explore, check out these
excellent Cincinnati day trips.