Cultural Districts

There are five areas of our city that developed their own offerings to become a distinctive cultural district. In each, you will find attractions, museums, restaurants, shops, cozy coffee spots, an urban area to take a walk, or a great place to hear live music while you visit Evansville. We dedicate a special section of our website to these unique districts so that you, our visitor, can find that just-right place to call your own during your stay.

Downtown

​A recent renaissance in the heart of our city has exploded with new developments and openings announced almost every week. The 241-room DoubleTree Evansville Convention Hotel connects via skywalks to The Old National Events Plaza with 280,000 square feet of meeting space and to The Ford Center arena with entertainment...


Haynie’s Corner Arts District

Where the artists live and play. They are open for business to display and sell their art during several evening events throughout the year. Along with locally owned restaurants in historic homes and structures, night spots, and outside areas for public enjoyment, Haynie’s Corner Arts District is alive with events that encourage...


North Main Street / Jacobsville

They may be just joining this party but they may also be the best to come. The “Uptown” of Evansville just north of downtown, North Main Street envisions itself becoming a vibrant, "hip and cool" neighborhood where businesses flourish. This district will become the transportation model for all future developments in...


University of Evansville and Neighborhoods

The University of Evansville is a 75-acre campus with open green spaces and beautiful architecture. The diverse group of students from around the country and world seek degrees in all fields of science and the arts. Aligned in this district are on-street bike paths that lead to a most unique space in Evansville...


West Franklin Street

This is THE Events district. From Mardi Gras in February to Dickens Christmas in December, you will find events and live music most weekends on this lively street. Locally owned restaurants, bars, and retail stores get in the spirit of the celebration whether it be an afternoon children’s fair or...