Things to do this River City Weekend: August 14-18

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Celebrate the weekend with us! Check out these great things happening in and around the River City this weekend, August 14-18.

Evansville BBQ Fest

BBQ heaven is coming to Evansville! Enjoy all the fun on Saturday free of admission. There will be a car and hot rod show, food trucks, live music, competition level BBQ to taste, and more to enjoy downtown.

When: Friday 5 pm – 10 pm & Saturday 11 am – 7 pm
Where: Downtown Evansville | Across from IU Medical School, between Walnut and Locust Street
Cost: Friday is a ticketed event. Saturday is free of admission. 

Posted by Evansville BBQ Festival on Saturday, August 3, 2019

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Evansville Geek and Comic Con

The 3rd annual Geek & Comic Con is taking over the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science. There will be hands-on activities, board games, vendors and many chances to meet and hear presentations from special guests.

When: Saturday | 11 am – 8 pm
Where: Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science |411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN
Cost: $12 Adults & $8 for youth | Museum members are free

Posted by Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science on Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Hadi Highland Games

Watch competitors take on the traditional Highland games like the caber toss and more! There will be bagpiping, drumming, a beer garden supplied by Mo’s House, food trucks, live music all celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture.

When: Saturday | 8 am – 7 pm
Where: Angel Mounds | 8215 Pollack Ave, Evansville, IN
Cost: $10

Posted by 2019 SWIN Hadi Highland Games on Thursday, July 25, 2019

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Friday After 5

Check out this week’s lineup at Owensboro’s FREE concert series, Friday After 5:

  • Jagoe Homes Patio Stage
    6:30 pm-10:00 pm – The Springs
  • Atmos Energy Courtyard
    7:00 pm-10:00 pm – Andy Brasher
  • Romain Subaru Overlook
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm – 8-Track
  • Party at the Kentucky Legend Pier®
    Presented by Ruoff Home Mortgage
    8:00 pm-11: 30 pm – Payton Taylor & WBKR Friday Night Fight Winner
  • Glenn’s Worship on the Water
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm – Cannon Hall Doors open at 6 pm
    Along with a community choir with members representing 18 churches, the event will feature two guest speakers — Dr. Jim Tidwell and 17-year-old Grant Oller.
  • Kroger Street Fair

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Franklin Street Bazaar

Wander through vendors, handmade goods and more! As always there will be live music and food trucks.

When: Saturday, August 17, 9 am
Where: Lawn of the West Branch Library | Franklin St., Evansville

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Pups & Pints

Carson’s Brewery is teaming up with It Takes a Village No-Kill Rescue center (ITV) for an evening of dogs and beer. See adoptable dogs and taste the specialty beer that Carson’s is rolling out just for the event. Can it get any better? All proceeds of the event will be donated to ITV. And if you’re hungry, River City Dawgs will be selling food on site.

When: Friday, 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Carson’s Brewery | 2404 Lynch Rd, Evansville, Indiana, 47711

Posted by It Takes a Village No-Kill Rescue on Thursday, July 25, 2019

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