The annual Founders Day Celebration was started by the New Albany Historical Society in 1976 as part of the nation’s bicentennial celebration. The event has continued on in celebration of the founding fathers development of the area now known as Plain Township and the City of New Albany and is funded by donations from the community.

We welcome about 7,000 people each year to Founders Day. The festival has been held at several locations throughout the City, and we’re excited to announce that it will be moving to Rose Run Park in 2020!

Check out the long history of Founders Day Grand Marshals and Community Connection Award Honorees!

New Albany Founders Day is a 501(c)(4) organization.

About New Albany

Founded in 1837, the Village of New Albany truly came to life in the last two decades as a result of the passion and ingenuity of individuals who believe it’s not just where we live, but how we live that defines our quality of life. The Village became a City in 2011.

Plain Township is home to over 800 households and the City of New Albany. Originally settled in 1810, Plain Township today is home to rolling farm fields, thriving businesses, quiet neighborhoods, great parks and schools, as well as some of the friendliest people you’ll meet.