Charlestown Founder’s Day

Picture of Little Texas Band holding musical instruments.

Little Texas Band

Charlestown celebrates its roots each year in June.  Founder’s Day is committed to honoring its namesake, Charles Beggs, a surveyor who helped designate the 3 acres that became the town square in 1808.  The celebration typically includes local entertainers on Thursday evening, an opening ceremony on Friday afternoon followed by a concert, a 5K walk/run on Saturday, a Parade, Arts & Crafts Booths, Fireworks, and much, much more.  The event is made possible through the generous support of local sponsors.

Picture of the Charlestown Family Activities Park

Charlestown Family Activities Park

Founders Day, 2016, will be celebrated Thursday, 6/23 through Saturday, 6/25.  This year’s celebration is the 16th consecutive festival, and is an “All-American Weekend.”  It will be taking place at the Charlestown Family Activities Park.
It will feature Nationally recognized, CMA Award Winning, recording artist LITTLE TEXAS BAND!  Regional favorite Mad Taxpayers will also be playing. In addition to all of the activities available at the Family Activities Park, Founders Day will feature a 36′ tall, 95′ long Blue Crush Water Slide.
More information will be forthcoming on this page, and Social Media, (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.) so check back often.

Mayor Bob Hall and Clerk-Treasurer Donna Coomer began Founders Day, and it has thrived ever since.  If you have questions or for more information contact Donna Coomer, at City Hall, by calling 812-256-3422, menu choice 2.  You may also email Donna at 

Picture of a huge blow-up water slide.

Blue Crush Water Slide

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