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Events This Weekend: June 2-5

Summer in the River City starts this weekend with fresh lemonade, music under the stars, dinosaurs, and Pride celebrations. If you’re looking for ways to fill the next few days, we have you covered.

Jurassic Quest

3-8 p.m. June 3; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. June 4; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 5
Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.

Explore a wild world of animatronic dinosaurs at this three-day traveling show. Meet an apatosaurus, spinosaurus, tyrannosaurus rex, and a 50-foot-long megalodon, as well as baby dinosaurs. Dinosaur rides, fossil dig, inflatables, science exhibit, soft play area, and a live raptor show round out the interactive adventure. Tickets range from $19 to $36 per person and can be purchased online.

First Fridays in Haynie’s Corner

5:30-9:30 p.m. June 3
Haynie’s Corner Arts District, Washington and Adams avenues

June’s First Friday in Haynie’s Corner celebrates Pride Month with live music by Dave Flick, a family-friendly drag show, art vendors, food trucks, and Stef L’s Amour Block Party at the corner of Washington Avenue and Judson Street.

2022 Newburgh Market Opening Day

8 a.m.-noon June 4
Old Locks and Dam Park, Newburgh, Indiana

Kick off the 2022 fresh food season on the banks of the Ohio River in nearby Newburgh. Each Saturday morning through August, regional vendors will sell meats, produce, baked goods, fresh juices, jewelry, flowers and herbs, apparel, crafts, and more. Yoga, Pilates, and live music also are frequently offered.

Spring Small Business Saturday

10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 4
Downtown Evansville

Sixty-seven cents of every dollar you spend goes back into the cash register of local shops through this spring’s Small Business Saturday in Downtown Evansville. Grab a free Pride-designed shopping bag and buy a limited edition tank top before the River City Pride Parade crosses Main Street at 11 a.m.

River City Pride Festival and Parade

11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 4
Haynie’s Corner Arts District, Washington and Adams avenues

Kick off Pride Month with a festival fit for a queen. An hour-long parade up to Main Street and back will be followed by a free, full-day festival atmosphere with craft vendors, a children’s play area, food trucks, entertainment, and a beer garden for guests over age 21. 

The New Zoo Brew

5-8 p.m. June 4
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, 1545 Mesker Park Drive

The annual Zoo Brew gets retooled in 2022. Attendees can relax in multiple hang-out spaces, each with a variety of regional craft brews to sample. Live music and food trucks will be available, and Logan’s Promise will be onsite to help attendees get home safely after enjoying their brews.

Henderson Porchfest

5-8 p.m. June 4
South Main Street, Henderson, Kentucky

Enjoy an evening of free music while sprawled across the lawn of the historic homes and the public library along Main Street in Henderson, Kentucky. The lineup includes King’s Highway, The Sellouts, Soul in the Pocket, Macie Swartz, Dakota Hayden, Maggie Hollis, Madeline Wilkerson, and Spencer Bloodworth, with tasty treats from food trucks such as Tom’s Smokin’ BBQ, Acropolis Express, The Chimi Truck, Kona Ice, Trappin Chik’n, and Lolly’s Pops. Attendees should bring their own blankets and chairs.

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