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Grey Lady Ghost Tours

October 23 - 25, 2014
Willard Library
21 First Ave., Evansville, IN, 47710 Website

The Grey Lady is Evansville's most famous supernatural citizen. Tour guides will recount stories about the famous apparition in the exact location of the library where she appeared. Reservations are a must, since tours fill up quickly. All ages welcome. Many more tour dates and times are available, so be sure to sign-up for the exact date/time that works best for you.

Boo at the Zoo

October 24 - 26, 2014
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN, 47720 Website

Surprises around every corner at Mesker Park Zoo's annual Boo at the Zoo! Put on your costume and trick or treat at the zoo after hours!  October 17-19 & 24-26, 2014.

 

Corn Maze- Angel Mounds

October 24 - 26, 2014
Angel Mounds State Historic Site
8215 Pollack Ave, Evansville, IN, 47715 Website

The Corn Maze is a celebration of this Native American super food. Learn how agriculture shaped a civilization with a visit to the museum, then head to the corn for a scavenger hunt of mythological proportions. Concessions will be available for purchase, and an open fire will be ongoing for weenie roasting and s'mores.

48th Annual ELS Gem, Rock and Fossil Show

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October 25 - 26, 2014
Southern Indiana Career and Technical
1901 Lynch Rd, Evansville, Indiana, 47711 (812) 435-8438

20 gemstone vendors from across the country! Find every rock related item you could imagine: Beads, Geodes, Jewelry, Carvings, Meteorites, Cutting Rough, Faceted Stones, Slabs, Fossils, Mineral, Crystals, Specimens, Cabochons, Tumbled Stones, and much much more.

Halloween on Franklin Street/ Zombie Pub Crawl

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October 25, 2014
Historic Franklin Street
W Franklin St, Evansville, IN, 47712

Fun for all ages all day long on Franklin Street! 

1pm - 4pm Fall Harvest Bazaar- local vendors selling fall produce, art, and more!

Howl-O-Ween

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October 25, 2014
Oak Hill Cemetary
1400 East Virginia St., Evansville, Indiana, 47715

For 364 days a year Oak Hill Cemetery does not permit dogs. But on Howl-o-ween responsible pet owners are invited to come and spend the entire day at the cemetery with their four legged buddies. The suggested donation is $5 per pet owner to benefit the Spirit Medical Fund. There will be a Pet Historic Walking tour at 11:30am followed by the Halloween Costume Contest at 1pm on the Veteran’s Plaza. The suggested donation to enter your pet is $5 with all proceeds benefiting the Spirit Medical Fund.

Kentucky Reptile Expo

October 25, 2014
Old National Events Plaza
715 Locust Street, Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

Come see over 60 vendor tables full of amazing reptiles, amphibians and other exotic animals! Admission is only $6.00 for adults and children, ages 10 and under get in free. Purchase a pet for a wholesale price and talk to the experts! 

Spooks and Legends Walking Tour

October 25, 2014
The Depot
101 N. Water Street, Henderson, Kentucky, 42420 Website

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
Victory Theatre
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.  

Boogie Nights Halloween Bash

October 31, 2014
Boogie Nights
701 A NW Riverside Drive, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

Eville Studios Presents: Boooooogie Nights Halloween Bash - Drink Special and  Spiked Candy Cocktails.  Enter the costume contest for over $1,000 in cash and prizes

Corn Maze- Angel Mounds

October 31, 2014
Angel Mounds State Historic Site
8215 Pollack Ave, Evansville, IN, 47715 Website

The Corn Maze is a celebration of this Native American super food. Learn how agriculture shaped a civilization with a visit to the museum, then head to the corn for a scavenger hunt of mythological proportions. Concessions will be available for purchase, and an open fire will be ongoing for weenie roasting and s'more.

Halloween Hangover Party

November 1, 2014
Boogie Nights
701 A NW Riverside Drive, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

Halloween Hangover Party Still in your costume from last night?  Keep it on and get in FREE! Bloody Mary and Spiked Candy Cocktail specials all night.

"The Better Angels" Film Premiere

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November 5, 2014
University of Southern Indiana
8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN, 47712 Website

The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and USI’s Historic Southern Indiana&

Britten's War Requiem

November 15, 2014
Victory Theatre
600 Main Street, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

Performance of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra in observance of the 100th anniversary of WWI, in partnership with "Evansville Remembers," a citywide project honoring veterens. 

Geek Galaxy Comic Con

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November 15 - 16, 2014
Old National Events Plaza
715 Locust St., Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

The Midwest's newest comic and pop culture convention! Visit https://www.facebook.com/geekgalaxycomiccon?fref=ts for more information! 

Christmas on North Main Parade

November 23, 2014
North Main Street
North Main Street, Evansville, Indiana, 47711 Website

The Budweiser Clydesdales will be appearing at the parade this year, along with local favorites the Boom Squad and more! Parade starts at 2:30 pm and features more than 100 floats and includes an appearance from Good Old St. Nick! 

Hadi Shrine Circus

November 27 - 30, 2014
Ford Center
1 SE 7th Street, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

Every Thanksgiving weekend in Evansville the circus comes to town! Put on by the Hadi Shrine and housed in fabulous Ford Center Arena, this circus has been an Evansville tradition for 81 years! Death defying feats, acrobatics, high wire antics and of course, Evansville's own Hadi Funsters Clown Troupe. Get the classic circus experience! 

Tattoo You Friday- Boogie Nights

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November 28, 2014
Boogie Nights
701 A NW Riverside Drive, Evansville , IN, 47708
 2nd Annual River City Tattoo Contest presented by Revolution Ink - over $5,000 in prizes in 20 categories.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

December 2, 2014
Old National Events Plaza
715 Locust St., Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

A holiday circus spectacular! Original music plus seasonal favorites accompany this peppermint flavored dreamscape full of daring feats and surprises. Hundreds of spectacular costumes adorn the performers in a landscape evocative of a true winter wonderland. 

Peppermint Pops

December 6 - 7, 2014
Victory Theatre
600 Main Street, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

Your favorite Christmas carols and songs performed by soprano Lisa Vroman, The Evansville Philharmonic Chorus and the Evansville Children's Choir. 

Christmas on Main

December 13, 2014
Main Street
Downtown Evansville, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

5-8pm. Luminaria on Main Street, pop-up shops, special gallery hours, seasonal entertainment and horse drawn carriage rides to candlelight tours of the Reitz Home Museum. Free hot chocolate. Be on the lookout for Santa Clause! The Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville will be open until 8pm.

Dickens Christmas on Franklin Street

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December 13, 2014
Historic Franklin Street
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! 

Holly Jolly Holiday!

December 13, 2014

Citywide
Franklin and Main Street, Evansville, Indiana

This citywide event turns Evansville into a true winter wonderland! Dickens Christmas on Franklin Street, Christmas on Main Street, Victorian Christmas at the Reitz Home Museum, Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights and a special presentation of The Nutcracker performed by Evansville Ballet and the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra all come together to spread holiday cheer throughout the city! 

Dickens Christmas on Franklin

Nutcracker

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December 13 - 14, 2014
Victory Theatre
600 Main Street, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

Evansville Ballet Theatre, accompanied by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, will present the treasured holiday tradition Nutcracker at Evansville's historic Victory Theatre. This full-length ballet is the area's only production with live music featuring the talents of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Monster Jam 2015

January 10 - 11, 2015
Ford Center
1 SE 7th Street, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

These twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound monster trucks will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over - OR smash through. Excitement for all ages! 

Music from the time of Downton Abbey

January 17, 2015
Victory Theatre
600 Main Street, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

Evansville Philharmonic concert featuring works from the early 1900s including "Jupiter" from Gustov Holst's "The Planets." 

Harlem Globetrotters Washing General Revenge Tour

January 18, 2015
Ford Center
1 SE 7th Street, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

The Harlem Globetrotters  face their rivals of the last 50 years, the Washington Generals! 

Gumbo Cook-Off on Franklin

February 7, 2015
Historic Franklin Street
W Franklin St, Evansville, IN, 47712

Stay tuned for more information on this event! 

Music City Hitmakers

February 7 - 8, 2015
Victory Theatre
600 Main Street, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

Songwriters behind the hits of Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and more come to the Evansville to perform hit songs from the tv show Nashville, backed by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra

Mardi Gras Franklin Crawl and Grand Parade

February 13 - 14, 2015
Historic Franklin Street
W Franklin St, Evansville, IN, 47712

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Disney on Ice: Princess & Heroes

February 19, 2015
Ford Center
1 SE 7th Street, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

Join Ariel and Eric, Aurora and Philip, Jasmine and Aladdin, Elsa, Anna and Olaf, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana as they make their dreams come true! High flying jumps, daring acrobats and more! 

Disney on Ice: Princess & Heroes

February 20, 2015
Ford Center
1 SE 7th Street, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

Join Ariel and Eric, Aurora and Philip, Jasmine and Aladdin, Elsa, Anna and Olaf, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana as they make their dreams come true! High flying jumps, daring acrobats and more! 

Disney on Ice: Princess & Heroes

February 21, 2015
Ford Center
1 SE 7th Street, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

Join Ariel and Eric, Aurora and Philip, Jasmine and Aladdin, Elsa, Anna and Olaf, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana as they make their dreams come true! High flying jumps, daring acrobats and more! 

Disney on Ice: Princess & Heroes

February 21, 2015
Ford Center
1 SE 7th Street, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

Join Ariel and Eric, Aurora and Philip, Jasmine and Aladdin, Elsa, Anna and Olaf, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana as they make their dreams come true! High flying jumps, daring acrobats and more! 

Disney on Ice: Princess & Heroes

February 21, 2015
Ford Center
1 SE 7th Street, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

Join Ariel and Eric, Aurora and Philip, Jasmine and Aladdin, Elsa, Anna and Olaf, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana as they make their dreams come true! High flying jumps, daring acrobats and more! 

Disney on Ice: Princess & Heroes

February 22, 2015
Ford Center
1 SE 7th Street, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

Join Ariel and Eric, Aurora and Philip, Jasmine and Aladdin, Elsa, Anna and Olaf, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana as they make their dreams come true! High flying jumps, daring acrobats and more! 

Disney on Ice: Princess & Heroes

February 22, 2015
Ford Center
1 SE 7th Street, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

Join Ariel and Eric, Aurora and Philip, Jasmine and Aladdin, Elsa, Anna and Olaf, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana as they make their dreams come true! High flying jumps, daring acrobats and more! 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Disney Live in Concert

May 16 - 17, 2015
Victory Theatre
600 Main Street, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

Screen of Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl with live accompaniment by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra! 

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