The A-List | Annual Events in Evansville

Long standing traditions get better with time. This A-List of Annual Events will show you why Evansville is the destination for entertainment at epic events.

Frog Follies

E'ville Iron Street Rods, Ltd. has been the engine behind Frog Follies, the largest pre-1949 car show in the world, for nearly 50 years! Thousands of hotrods and acres of auto enthusiasm await you the last full weekend of August every year at the Vanderburgh County Fair Grounds.

Vanderburgh County Fair

Painted faces, barrel races, or putting pigs through their paces, all things 'ag' are celebrated at the Vanderburgh County Fair in July.

Four Winds Native American Show

Every autumn, the Four Winds Native American Show celebrates Native American arts with song and dance performances by people of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Mvskoke Creek, Kiowa, Choctaw and Lumbee nations. Shop a variety of hand-crafted items from Native American artists at Angel Mounds State Historic Site.

Fiesta Evansville

A free Latino Festival bringing amazing international performers, cultural exhibits, international food booths, and colorful, cultural entertainment for the whole family! 

Hadi Shrine Circus

The beloved Hadi Shrine Circus is a tri-state, multi-generational family fall favorite. With thousands of performers and millions of attendees spanning the decades, its legacy is second to none. Look for it every year over the Thanksgiving weekend at the Ford Center.

Fireworks on the Ohio

There is plenty of room on the banks of the Ohio River to celebrate Independence Day with us in Evansville. Bring a chair and claim a comfortable spot to view our glorious Fourth of July fireworks, a Downtown Evansville Indiana event.

West Side Nut Club Fall Festival

Entertaining the masses for over 100 years is the week-long Fall Festival with over 130 glori-fried food booths, carnival rides, games, and music on multiple stages.

River City Rodeo

PRCA-sanctioned rodeos raise more than $16 million for local and national charities every year. We are proud to host the River City Rodeo, a newly anchored event, at our Vanderburgh County Fair Grounds.


A summertime sensation, Shrinersfest hosted flying fanatics for everyone to spy high in the sky over the Ohio River including past guest greats like the Blue Angels, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, Special Ops Black Daggers, and many more. This festival is in the process of recuperating from recent conditions and hopes to return in full (air) force in the coming years. Until then, help them recover by joining the party version with live music, bierstube, car show and bike night. It will be a party not to miss!

Guns & Hoses

Team up with 911 Gives Hope and watch our home-grown heroes face off in the ring. Guns & Hoses annual bouts have raised well over a million dollars in just over a decade for children's charities. 


Dust off your lederhosen and brush up on your brat toss. Volksfest has been celebrating German heritage and culture since 1934. What else do you do with 1500 pounds of pig knuckles, 2000 pounds of bratwurst, and 15,000 krautballs? The Germania Maennerchor throws a sizzling summer party. 

So many reasons in every season to invite family and friends to Evansville for big fun at our finest annual events.