9 things to do over Father’s Day weekend in the River City

Here are 9 things to do this Father's Day weekend around the River City:

1. W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival

The W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival continues through Saturday, June 16. There will be several blues artists and food.

Where: Audubon Mill Park | 123 N Water St, Henderson, KY 42420
When: Check schedule

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2. Franklin Street Bazaar

The first Franklin Street Bazaar of the season takes place this weekend. Vendors will have food, desserts, drinks, and more. There will also be food trucks along the street.

Where: Franklin Street | 2000 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712
When: Saturday, June 16, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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3. Haubstadt Sommerfest

The Haubstadt Sommerfest is a celebration with a “Southern Indiana’s Finest Bierstube.” There is also a 5K run/walk, talent show, and parade.

Where: Haubstadt Park | W Gibson St, Haubstadt, IN 47639
When: Thursday, June 14 – Saturday, June 16 see schedule

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4. Bowling for Rhinos

The zookeepers and staff of Mesker Park Zoo are raising money for rhino habitat conservation with a night of bowling. In addition to bowling there will also be a silent auction.

Where: River City Recreation | 1050 South Weinbach Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714
When: Friday, June 15, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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NXT Champion Aleister Black, NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Bazler, NXT Tag Team Champions Roderick Strong and Kyle O’Reilly and more will be in Evansville for a live event.

Where: Old National Events Plaza’s Exhibit Hall | 715 Locust St, Evansville, IN 47708
When: Friday, June 15, doors open at 6:00 pm

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6. Annual Kids Fishing Derby

The 12th Annual Fishing Derby gives kids ages 5-16 a chance to show off their fishing skills. There will be prizes for biggest fish, smallest fish, and most caught.

Where: John James Audubon State Park | 3100 US Hwy 41 N, Henderson, KY 42420
When: Saturday, June 16, 7:30 am – 10:30 am

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7. EVPL Animal Tales

Kids can learn more about animals and the unique sounds used to communicate and survive in the wild through the Animal Tales program. Participants will also get the chance to get up-close and personal with the animals.

– 12:00 to 1:00 pm at EVPL McCollough
– 2:00 to 3:00 pm at EVPL Central
– 4:00 to 5:00 pm at EVPL Oaklyn

Where: Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
When: Saturday, June 16

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8. Will Run for Beer

A 3-mile(ish) course has been prepared between Main Street and Haynie’s Corner. The first 300 to sign up will get 6 mini-beers and a t-shirt.

Where: Pick up your packet at Bokeh Lounge | 1007 Parrett St, Evansville, IN 47713
When: Saturday, June 16, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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(Colon Screening for Life)

9. Boxer Run 5K

This run is raising awareness for colon screenings. Runners are encouraged to wear their comfiest boxers!

Where: Old National Bank | One Main Street, Evansville, Indiana 47708
When: Saturday, June 16, 7:00 am – 10:00 am

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