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8 fun things to do this weekend around the River City

Here are several fun things to do this weekend around the River City:

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1. Lunch on the Lawn Bicentennial Birthday Bash

To celebrate 200 years of Vanderburgh County, there will be food trucks, inflatables, and face painting between the Old Courthouse and the Old Vanderburgh Jail. There will also be a zipline!

Where: Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse | 201 NW 4th St, Evansville, Indiana 47708
When: Friday, July 6, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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2. Haynie's Corner Arts District First Friday

July’s First Friday will have art, music, street performers, art, and more. Visitors can get dinner and drinks at Sauced, Bokeh Lounge, Dapper Pig, Evansville Brewhouse, and Walton’s.

Where: Haynie’s Corner Arts District | Corner of 2nd Street and Adams Ave, Evansville, Indiana 47713
When: Friday, July 6, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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3. Gibson County Fair

There will be carnival rides, fair food, carnival games, and nightly entertainment. Check out the full schedule!

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Where: Gibson County Fair | 709 N Embree St, Princeton, Indiana 47670
When: Sunday, July 8 – Saturday, July 14

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4. Walk in the Wetlands

Venture through the Audubon Wetlands and learn more about the unique ecosystem: cypress trees, beaver, frogs, turtles, and more. Hikers must wear closed-toe shoes. The hike will be led by a naturalist.

Where: John James Audubon State Park | 3100 US Highway 41 N, Henderson, Kentucky 42420
When: Saturday, July 7, 10:00 am – 11:15 am

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5. Cruise-In for Highland Challenger League

The Highland Challenger League Baseball Program is raising money for their trip to the Little League World Series. There will be a cruise-in at the Dream Car Museum.

Where: Dream Car Museum | 2400 N Heidelbach Ave, Evansville, Indiana 47711
When: Saturday, July 7, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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6. Photography class

Learn beginner aspects of photography in Wesselman Woods. Items that will be covered: shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Where: Wessleman Woods | 551 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, Indiana 47711
When: Saturday, July 7, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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7. Grand Opening of The Parklands

There will be a dedication and grand opening of The Parklands of Jasper. The Parklands has 48 acres of undeveloped area and a one mile walking trail open from dawn to dusk.

Where: The Parklands of Jasper | Jasper, IN 47546
When: Dedication Ceremony: Saturday, July 7, 10:30 am
When: Grand Opening, Saturday, July 7, 1:00 am

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8. Camel and Ostrich Races

The horses will be taking a break and letting Ostriches and Camels race on the track. Admission is free. Call 812.435.8918 to reserve your spot.

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Where: Ellis Park Racing | 3300 US Highway 41 N, Henderson, Kentucky 42420
When: Saturday, July 7, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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