We love Evansville like a hopeless romantic, and the reasons we love this city are more than landmarks and attractions. We love our accent, brain sandwiches, and the West and East Side rivalry. We just love us, and you should, too.
Evansville City View 2010
The summer solstice on June 21 marks the official beginning of summer, but for locals, our Catholic summer socials escort in the season with chicken dinners, cornhole tournaments, and carnival rides. The faithful know which ones offer the best bingo, beer, and burgoo. Here’s a look at a few longtime favorites.
Spring Downtown Farmers' Market Every Friday from late May through mid-October, the vacant city block across from the Old Post Office (100 N.W. Second St.) in Downtown Evansville comes alive with the Vanderburgh County Farm Bureau farmers’ market. At summer’s peak, the event draws up to 40 vendors selling fruits and vegetables, eggs, baked goods, handmade soaps and toiletries, and more.
River City Revealed
During the holidays and throughout the year, college men travel around Evansville to sing to patients at healthcare facilities and hospitals. They aren’t your average carol singers: They’re members of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the country’s oldest and largest collegiate fraternity devoted to advancing music in society and its members.
In The Know
In his annual address to the Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana, Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel acknowledged the city was facing what he called “some tough decisions” about how and where to spend city funds. Among those decisions were the antiquated neighborhood pools: Tepe, Howell, Anthony Oates, Garvin, Helfrich, and Lorraine. “What happens to them in the future will have a huge impact on our quality of life,” Weinzapfel said at the chamber breakfast on Oct. 24, 2007.