The Roar of Thunder Regatta took place on the Ohio River in Aurora in 2012. The powerboat racing event will be hosted down river in Rising Sun this weekend.
photo by Chuck Folop
(Rising Sun, Ind.) - A big weekend of racing, splashes, and fun is planned on the Ohio River in Rising Sun.
The Roar of Thunder Regatta takes place on the Rising Sun riverfront Saturday and Sunday. Folks attending the free event will see APR Superleague powerboat racing on the Ohio River, a jetski show, live music, and more. A showing of the movie “Madison” will take place at 9:20 p.m. Saturday on the river steps at the end of Main Street.
The powerboats will begin arriving Friday evening during Rising Sun’s Music on Main. Fans will have the opportunity to meet the drivers and see the boats up close there.
You can learn more about the regatta and find an event schedule at www.EnjoyRisingSun.com.
The Roar of Thunder Regatta has usually been held each summer at Lesko Park in Aurora, but the reconstruction of State Road 56 through downtown necessitated a different location for the regatta this year.