Wednesday, May 28 2008
These are some of the up coming attractions for downtown Evansville for the weekend of June 6th and June 7th.
The Dragons on the Ohio Boat races is a spectacular event to watch and lots of fun.
Vanderburgh County Farm Bureau Farmers' Market
7am - 2:30pm
Held from 7:00am –2:30pm, the ever?]popular Farmers Market features over twenty vendors that sell home grown produce and crafts. Each summer hundreds of people turn out to purchase local goods and to support the Tri-State’s agricultural efforts. Not only does the Farmers Market capture economic benefits for local farmers and strengthen the community but it also saves energy consumption with lower transportation costs and packaging.
Fabulous First Fridays Lunch in the Park Brown Bag Music Series
11am - 1:30pm
Lunch in the Park will be held at the park on Fourth and Main Street on the first Friday of every month from May to September and will feature a “brown bag” series with different local musicians each month. This staple event will provide an excellent networking opportunity for local businessmen and women.
Location: ONB Park at the corner of Main & Fourth Street.
Fabulous First Fridays D-Patrick Ford Downtown Cruise-Ins
5pm – 9pm
Over 225 classic and show cars cruise down Main Street during the summer?]long cruise?]in series. From 5:00pm - 9:00pm, the event attracts thousands of families, regional car club enthusiasts, and local residents. Live radio remotes and entertainment make the Downtown Cruise?]Ins the place to be on the first Friday of every month from May thru September.
Location: Main Street
Downtown Multicultural Festival & Dragons on the Ohio Boat Races
10am - 6pm
Entering into its inaugural year, the 2008 Downtown Multicultural Festival will be bringing a whole new dimension to the established Dragons on the Ohio event. Throughout the one?]day extravaganza, the riverfront will bloom with culture and diversity in the heart of Evansville’s downtown district. The festival will promote the appreciation, value, and recognition of community diversity through entertainment, cuisine, song, dance, and artistic cultural expression. As part of the festivities there will be food from around the world, a unique line?]up of musicians, dancers, and performers, along with a number of cultural booths showcasing art and jewelry. The booths, run by a myriad of local Tri-State organizations, will educate and highlight traditions of a specific culture. In addition, a children’s activities booth will engage kids to explore the world of diversity. A festival passport will ensure an interactive and exciting time for kids of all ages. In conjuncture with the Multicultural Festival, the Dragons on the Ohio boat races will be taking place simultaneously on the river front. In its third year, the Chinese traditional boat races will once again feature roughly nine local and national teams of 20 that compete in various heats. The boats are 40-feet fiberglass and wood boats ornamented with dragon heads on the prow.
Location: Riverside Drive