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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. 

4th Friday Cocktails

July 25, 2014
411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

4 - 8 pm

Have a cocktail on the mezzanine of the museum's new Eykamp Pavilion for 4th Fridays. Meet some of the Museum's staff, have a cocktail at a cash bar provided by Acropolis, and explore the museum's new addition. While there, you have the opportunity to see a show in the Koch Immersive Theater. Evening shows are offered every Friday at 6:30 and 8 p.m.

80s Pop Sensation Tiffany

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July 26, 2014
701 A NW Riverside Drive, Evansville, Indiana, 47708 Website

80s Pop SensationTiffany hosts a slumber party at Boogie Nights! performs her greatest hits including “I think we’re alone now,” “All This Time,” and many more. 

Dash for Donna & 1 Mile Fun Walk: Mesker Park Zoo

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

This action-packed day kicks off with the Dash for Donna 5K and One-Mile Fun Walk and the fun continues all day with live entertainment, art projects, animal encounters, inflatables, games and more.

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.

Laser Light Show- Evansville Museum

August 1, 2014
411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

Laser Light Shows return to the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science for three weeks only!  Catch them in the new Koch Immersive Theater. Click here for full schedule.

2:00 p.m. Laser Magic

9:30 p.m. Laser Zeppelin

11:00 p.m. The Wall

Brew and Barbecue Fest

August 2, 2014
1701 N. Main Street, Evansville, IN, 47711 Website

Enjoy a fun-filled evening of food, drinks and entertainment at historic Bosse Field. Vendors from all over the Midwest come to share their craft and passion for creating outstanding adult beverages. Attendance is expected to reach nearly 2,000 so lots of fun people to meet! Tickets include all beverage samples, vendor food samples, commemorative glass, live entertainment and more! 

Laser Light Show- Evansville Museum

August 2, 2014
411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

Laser Light Shows return to the Evansville Museum for three weeks only!! Catch them in the new Koch Immersive Theater. For a full list of shows, click here.

6:30 p.m. Laser Mania

8:00 p.m. Pink Floyd: Darkside of the Moon

9:30 p.m. Laser Zeppelin

11:00 p.m. The Wall

Pauly Shore

August 2, 2014
701 A NW Riverside Drive, Evansville, Indiana, 47708 Website

Comedian Pauly Shore comes to Boogie Nights! 

Volksfest 2014 - Germania Maennerchor

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

Bratwurst, bands and, of course, a  beer garden! The Germania Mannerchor Volksfest is an Evansville tradition that celebrates the area's German Heritage. Admission is $5 with serving of German-style meals that include bratwurst or pig knuckles, potatoes and sauerkraut beginning at 11 a.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.

Laser Light Show- Evansville Museum

August 8, 2014
411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

Laser Light Shows return to the Evansville Museum for three weeks only!! Catch them in the new Koch Immersive Theater. For a full list of shows, click here.

2:00 p.m. Laser Beatles
9:30 p.m. Laser Retro
11:00 p.m. Laser Metallica

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.

Laser Light Show- Evansville Museum

August 9, 2014
411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

Laser Light Shows return to the Evansville Museum for three weeks only!! Catch them in the new Koch Immersive Theater. For a full list of shows, click here.

6:30 p.m. Laser Beatles

8:00 p.m. Pink Floyd: Darkside of the Moon

9:30 p.m. Laser Retro

11:00 p.m. Laser Metallica

Laugh in Peace

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August 9, 2014
600 Main Street, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

Temple Adath B'nai Israel, First Presbyterian Church and Islamic Center of Evansville present; Laugh In Peace, Saturday August 9 at 7PM. See 3 comedians, and 3 faiths making people laugh and think. Laugh in Peace features Rabbi Bob Alper, Mo Omer and Reverend Jen Munroe-Nathans.

Proceeds benefit the Tri-State Food Bank

Free Fridays- Evansville Museum

August 15, 2014
411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

The Museum offers all guests free general admission on the third Friday of every month during extended Museum hours. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., all Museum visitors will receive entrance to the Museum and the Evansville Museum Transportation Center free of charge. Tickets to the Museum are normally $7 for adults and $5 for children.

Laser Light Show- Evansville Museum

August 15, 2014
411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

Laser Light Shows return to the Evansville Museum for three weeks only!! Catch them in the new Koch Immersive Theater. For a full list of shows, click here.

2:00 p.m. Laser Magic

9:30 p.m. Laser Zeppelin

11:00 p.m. The Wall

21st Annual Murder Mystery- Reitz Home

August 16, 2014
224 SE First St, Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

The Reitz Home Museum's 22st Annual Murder Mystery.  Join us for the mystery, dinner, and auction.  Guests must be 15 years of age or older.

Laser Light Show- Evansville Museum

August 16, 2014
411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

Laser Light Shows return to the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science for three weeks only!  Catch them in the new Koch Immersive Theater. Click here for full schedule.

6:30 p.m. Laser Mania

8:00 p.m. Pink Floyd: Darkside of the Moon

9:30 p.m. Laser Zeppelin

11:00 p.m. The Wall

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.

Jeff Musial- The Animal Guy!

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August 23, 2014
715 Locust St., Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

Take a walk on the wild side with Jeff Musial, the Animal Guy and his exotic friends! From kangaroos to a baby spider monkey and reptiles galore get ready for an unforgettable experience. As seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and many appearances on The Today Show, iCarly, VH1 Big Morning Buzz and more, Jeff's energy and enthusiasm for wildlife will bring you a show you'll never forget! Saturday, August 23 at 2pm! 

Women's Equality Day

August 26, 2014
715 Locust Street, Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

The 2014 Women’s Equality Day Luncheon will be held on August 26 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the Old National Events Plaza’s Ballroom. Dr. Idalene Kesner, the dean of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, is the keynote speaker. In addition a special tribute to the Vanderburgh County Health Department’s Public Health Nurses and the presentation of the fifth annual Albion Fellows Bacon Award that recognizes a woman for service and leadership in the public sector.

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.

Project Reveal: Embrace Your Body

September 5, 2014
56/59 Addams Avenue, Evansville, Indiana, 47715 Website

Photography exhibit featuring local women celebrating their physique. Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple. Hors d'ourves, cash bar, photo booth, live music and more!  For tickets visit www.projectreveal.org.

Summer's End Celebration- Evansville Musuem

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September 12, 2014
411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN, 47713

Celebrate the end of Summer with a progressive party that culminates with a concert on the Museum’s back lawn. Enjoy live entertainment behind the museum in the Sculpture Garden. Food and beverages will be provided by an array of local sponsors including Acropolis, Fresh Market, Kennel Club, Biaggi's, Flying Pigs, City Taco, and Rennie's.

 Tickets will be $50 for Museum Members and $75 for Non.

Jewel of Evansville Ball

September 19, 2014
3810 Stringtown Road, Evansville, Indiana, 47711 (812) 425 2243

 The rarely seen Reitz Family Chalice designed with priceless jewels from the Family's collection will be available for viewing at this gala event.  Hosted by the Reitz Home Guild.   

Jazz and Wine Festival

September 20, 2014
Between 2nd & 6th St
Gates 4th & Locust, 4th & Sycamore, Evansville, Indiana, 47713 Website

Enjoy three stages of jazz music featuring twelve performers, food from fourteen local restaurants, and sample wine from sixteen local wineries in the streets of beautiful Downtown Evansville! Performances run from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Wildfire & Wine- Mesker Park Zoo

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

Explore the zoo by firelight, sample wine and enjoy the ambiance of Lake Victoria.

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.

Ron White- Nutcracker Tour

October 17, 2014
600 Main Street, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon returns to Evansville, Indiana on Friday, October 17 with his new stand-up show, NUTCRACKER.  

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.

 

Erik Larson: One Book, One Community

October 28, 2014
600 Main Street, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

Bestselling author Erik Larson will speak about his work, answer your questions, and sign copies of his books.  Larson is the New York Times bestselling author of In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin; Devil in the White City; Thunderstruck; Isaac’s Storm; Lethal Passage; and The Naked Consumer.  This is a free event.  

Dickens Christmas on Franklin Street

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December 13, 2014
W Franklin St, Evansville, IN, 47712

Watch as historic Franklin Street is transformed into a Dickens village for one day only! Fresh garland scents the air and Christmas carols everywhere! Live actors in Victorian garb create the mood of  Dickens novel as you shop and sup on one of Evansville's oldest and most preserved street. And rumor has it there will be ice skating in the park! 

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