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2nd Annual Color Me FUN & Earth Day Fest- Franklin St.

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April 19, 2014
W Franklin St, Evansville, IN, 47712 Website
A day of color, fun, kids and FREE BLUEGRASS CONCERT in the park!!

Easter At Ford Center: Crossroads Christian Church

April 20, 2014
1 SE 7th Street, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

Join the entire Crossroads family, friends and neighbors as they celebrate Easter at Ford Center. Pre-Service music begins at 9:30 AM, and the service will start at 10:00 AM. 

Ohio Valley Birding Festival

April 25 - 27, 2014
3100 US Highway 41 North, Henderson, KY, 42420 Website


Audubon State Park, Henderson, KY. Workshops, hikes and crafts for all ages and all levels of interest on birds, birding and bird habitats.  This festival is presented by John James Audubon State Park and Evansville Audubon Society. 

OVAL Kitchen Tour

April 26, 2014
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Various homes, Henderson, KY. 10am-3pm. Tour kitchens and sample recipes in each home. Additional activities include a herb sale, silent art auction, raffles and more. Tickets on sale for $20 at Third Street House in Henderson, KY and Maxine’s Bakery & Cafe’ in Evansville, IN. 

Collectors Carnival Antiques & Collectibles Show

April 26 - 27, 2014
201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN, 47725 Website

100 quality dealers in 3 buildings plus outside at the Vandeburgh County Fairgrounds. Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $2/person. Saturday Preview Shopper 7-9 a.m. $5/person. Friday Setup Shopper 3-8 p.m.

WWE Live

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April 27, 2014
1 SE 7th Street, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

All of your favorite WWE superstars in action, including John Cena & The Rhodes Brothers vs. Bray Wyatt & The Wyatt Family in a Six Man Tag Team Match, as well as Daniel Bryan vs. Kane. Appearances will also be made by Sin Cara, Alberto Del Rio, Christian, and many more!

Thunderbolt Military Show & Swap Meet

May 3 - 4, 2014
1827 Waterworks Road, Evansville, Indiana,

Military show and swap meet held near the historic LST 325. Military vehicle parts swap meet, militaria market and vehicle displays on over 7,000 square feet of paved space. Family friendly event. Contact Dale White with questions. [email protected] or (866) 511-8712.

Disney On Ice- Rockin' Ever After

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May 15 - 18, 2014
1 SE Martin Luther King Blvd., Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

Get ready to rock out with some of the hottest tunes and talent from across the kingdom in Disney on Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After!

River Run

May 17, 2014
Downtown Evansville, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

After many years, The River Run is returning! Join us on May 17th, 2014 for a 10-mile road race starting on the riverfront in Henderson, KY and finishing in downtown Evansville, IN, crossing the picturesque Twin Bridges over the Ohio River.

Leading up the big event will be the three-race USI Running Series – 5K, 7K, and 10K races.

Evening on the River

May 30, 2014
Downtown Evansville, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

This  event will include stage and street performances, horse-drawn carriage rides, a silent auction and a "movable feast" of food, desserts and drinks from area restaurants, wine shops, caterers and grocers, presented at locations along Riverside Drive between Casino Aztar and the Pagoda. Event runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Event benefits the Evansville Parks Foundation and Keep Evansville Beautiful.

Way Late Play Date

May 31, 2014
22 S.E. 5th Street, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website
Way Late Play Date...Just for Grown-Ups age 21 and Over!

River City Bicycle Classic

June 7, 2014
Heidelbach Ave. Across from Bosse Field, Evansville, IN, 47711 Website

The River City Bicycle Classic features a  fast .7-mile loop around the lake in historic Garvin Park. The wide-open course, closed to traffic, features several turns that are ideal for racing and spectating.

W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

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June 7 - 14, 2014
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Various locations, Henderson, KY. Celebrate the life and music of former resident, W.C. Handy at this free music festival, which showcases some of the nation’s best blues artists. Enjoy live music in the park and delicious barbecue and other festival food throughout the event.

Zoo Brew

June 7, 2014
1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN, 47720 Website

A beverage festival featuring local entertainment plus beer and wine sampling from over 25 different vendors. Enjoy an outdoor evening of beer, spirits, and food while strolling zoo grounds.

Shrinersfest 2014

June 11 - 15, 2014
Downtown Evansville, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

Rides, Beer Garden, Air Shows, Cruise-In, Mike Harvey Super Gold Sock Hop, Live Music, Wrestling, Craft Show, Boat Rides, Hot Air Balloons, Kids Activities and Military Re-enactments…something for everyone! 

Vanderburgh County 4-H Fair

July 21 - 26, 2014
201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Rd, Evansville, IN, 47725 Website

Demolition Derby, Animal shows, pageants, clogging, singing, tractor pulls, carnivals rides and more! The Vanderburgh County 4-H fair offers something for everyone. 

Family Fun Day & 5k- Mesker Park Zoo

July 26, 2014
1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN, 47720 Website

This action-packed day kicks off with a 5K and the fun continues all day with live entertainment, art projects, animal en- counters, inflatables, games and more.

Volksfest- Germania Maennerchor

August 7 - 9, 2014
916 N. Fulton Ave, Evansville, IN, 47710

Kraut, sausages, bands and beer gardens and of course, lederhosen! The Germania Mannerchor Volksfest is an Evansville tradition that celebrates the area's German Heritage starting at lunch and ending well into the evening. Germania's own Ratskeller band plus Rhein Valley Brass and the Cincinatti Schnapps will be on hand to keep folks (volks?) dancing well into the night!  21+ after 2 p.m. 

Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival

August 8 - 9, 2014
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Audubon Mill Park, 101. North Water Street, Henderson, KY. All day event. One of the largest free bluegrass festivals in the nation, this event features live bluegrass music, sporting events, children’s activites and delicious festival food.

Collectors Carnival Antiques & Collectibles Show

August 9 - 10, 2014
201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN, 47725 Website

100 quality dealers in 3 buildings plus outside at Vandeburgh Co 4-H Fairgrounds. Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $2/person. Saturday Preview Shopper 7-9 a.m. $5/person. Friday Setup Shopper 3-8 p.m.

Frog Follies 2014

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August 22 - 24, 2014
201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road, Evansville, IN, 47725 Website

The largest pre-1949 street rod event in the world is the Frog Follies, hosted each year by the E'ville Iron Street Rods LTD at the Vandeburgh 4-H Center. Hundreds of street rods, games, activities, and dances. The automotive swap meet is one of the largest in the United States and is held in conjunction with the rod run. The commercial street rod vendor area has over 600 hundred spaces and the used parts section of the swap meet area continues to grow each year.

Liverpool Legends Concert

August 30, 2014
5400 N 1st Ave, Evansville, Indiana, 47710 (812) 435-8292 Website

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four coming to America, “Liverpool Legends…EVSC’s Beatles Invasion” – a live concert featuring the Grammy-nominated Beatles tribute band of the same name – will take place at Central High School’s auditorium at 7 p.m. August 30.  Doors open at 6 p.m. for the open seating event.

12th Annual Funk in the City

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September 27, 2014
S.E. Second Street at Adams Ave, Evansville, Indiana, 47713 Website
Located in the heart of the Haynie's Corner Arts District, Funk in the City features more than 100 artists/artisans from Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Ohio, Arizona and Colorado. A portion of the proceeds help fund the fine arts programming at the Boys & Girls Club of Evansville.

Third Annual Bosse Field Car Show

October 3 - 5, 2014
1701 N. Main Street, Evansville, IN, 47711 Website

Set in the 3rd oldest ballpark in use today with cruise-ins, over 60 awards, and a sock hop, the third annual Bosse Field Open Class Classic Car Show  is fun for the whole family.

Friday 3pm – 10pm; Saturday 8am - 10pm; Sunday 8am - 12noon 

Rain or Shine


Boo at the Zoo

October 17 - 19, 2014
1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN, 47720 Website

Annual Halloween event featuring fall decor, haunted houses, live entertainment and more on select nights in October. An event for everyone in the family to dress in costume and enjoy a fun evening. October 17-19 & 24-26, 2014.

Ohio Valley Garden Conference

October 18, 2014
450 NW Riverside Dr., Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association presents the Ohio Valley Garden Conference with Keynote Speaker: Kerry Ann Mendez of 

Boo at the Zoo

October 24 - 25, 2014
1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN, 47720 Website

Annual Halloween event featuring fall decor, haunted houses, live entertainment and more on select nights in October. An event for everyone in the family to dress in costume and enjoy a fun evening. October 17-19 & 24-26, 2014.

Spooks and Legends Walking Tour

October 25, 2014
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Starts at The Depot, 101 N. Water Street, Henderson, KY. 2pm and 4pm. Light refreshments and storytelling kick off this tour at The Depot. The tour then continues throughout downtown. During the tour, discover some of Henderson’s spookier legends and historic folklore and meet some characters with stories of their own. Tickets are $5 each, available at The Depot (101 N Water Street) 2 weeks prior to event.

 

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