Cultural Districts

There are five areas of our city that developed their own offerings to become a distinctive 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. Three of the districts are connected by TED: Trolley of Evansville Districts. TED allows you to easily travel between West Franklin Street, Downtown, and Haynie's Arts District.

Downtown

​A recent renaissance in the heart of our city offers new things to see and do around every corner. The 241-room DoubleTree Evansville Convention Hotel connects via skywalk to The Old National Events Plaza with 280,000 square feet of meeting space and to The Ford Center arena with entertainment and concerts...


Haynie’s Corner Arts District

Where the artists live and play. Shops and galleries are open for business and display their offerings during several evening and weekend events throughout the year. Along with locally owned restaurants in historic homes and structures, there are night spots and outside areas for public enjoyment. Haynie’s Corner Arts District is alive with events...


North Main Street / Jacobsville

The up-and-coming 'Uptown' of Evansville, North Main Street is transforming into a vibrant neighborhood where businesses flourish. This district is the transportation model for all future developments in the city. Landmark restaurants like DiLegge’s and Turoni’s welcome the new look with bikeways, pedlanes, restaurants and shops. Iconic Bosse Field, with its ivy-covered walls, sits at the north end of North Main...


University of Evansville and Neighborhoods

The University of Evansville is a 75-acre campus with open green spaces and beautiful architecture. Students from around the country and world seek degrees in all fields of science and the arts. In this district are on-street bike paths that lead to a most unique space in Evansville, Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve. Wesselman...


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 including the Franklin Street Bazaar in summer. Locally owned restaurants, bars, and retail stores get in the spirit of celebration whether it be...