The Catfish Festival is a unique Hoosier community celebration that’s been going one for over 25 years in the small river community of Shoals, Indiana. The Catfish Festival does just about everything you can think of to celebrate the catfish and the Fourth of July. It’s a hometown reunion that embraces patriotism, community pride and the river culture of Shoals, Indiana.
The Catfish Festival helps bring the Shoals community together. This three to four day Fourth of July celebration creates a wonderful sense of community pride that helps to sustain the town of Shoals year-round. Friends and families come home for reunions that celebrate the past, but what the Catfish Festival does to get Shoals looking to the future is what makes this festival really exciting. It offers a glimpse of a simple but rich lifestyle seeped in the river culture of a beautiful countryside and it provides a welcome mat for folks to come to town and stay a while, come back often and maybe even call it home.