Spring has officially sprung, and Evansville is celebrating the season by taking events outside. Looking to get back out in the community and enjoy the sunshine? Take the advice of our March/April issue of Evansville Living and get outside with these top springtime picks.
Downtown Evansville Spring Wine Walk
5:30 p.m. April 22
Register in front of Southwestern Arts Council, 212 Main St.
Enjoy an evening of wine, shopping, dining, and live music at Downtown Evansville’s Spring Wine Walk. In partnership with Oliver Winery based in Bloomington, Indiana, the event will offer a selection of wines exclusively from Oliver. One $15 ticket ($20 at the door) to this event provides two samples of Oliver Winery wines, a commemorative tumbler, and a Wine Walk Passport that lists Downtown shops and restaurants to visit during the event. Increase your chances to win prizes by visiting each business on the passport and collecting stamps. Throughout the evening, there will be live music by DJ Beamz and Soul N The Pocket, a 360 Photo Booth, and other entertainment. Proceeds from the Spring Wine Walk will be used to help beautify Downtown Evansville.
Party for the Planet – Spring into Action
10 a.m. April 23
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, 1545 Mesker Park Drive
Celebrate the planet and the species that call it home. Mesker Park Zoo’s Party for the Planet will host a variety of activities that honor the theme “Spring into Action.” The party will include local vendors teaching how to decrease our carbon footprint, live music, keeper chats, animal feedings, activities for all ages, and even encounters with mascots like the Evansville Otters’ Evan the Otter, USI’s Archie Eagle, and Keep Evansville Beautiful’s Vandy Lee the Litter Dog. This event is free with daily admission or active membership status.
Spring YART – A Yard Sale for Art
10 a.m. April 23
Angel Mounds, 8215 Pollack Ave.
Support local artists at Spring YART 2022. This YART, or yard sale for art, is the perfect opportunity to shop local fine art. Even better, nothing will be priced more than $50. There are no fees or commission costs, meaning all sales directly benefit the artists. This event is a great way to meet and support local artists while shopping for affordable, unique finds. Spring YART 2022 will be held at Angel Mounds and is free and open to the public.
Family Movie Night
6 p.m. April 23
Bosse Field, 23 Don Mattingly Way
Enjoy a night under the stars at historic Bosse Field. Holly’s House, an abuse advocacy center, is joining with D-Patrick Honda, Heritage Federal Credit Union, and Berry Global to sponsor an outdoor viewing of “The Lorax,” the 2012 animated film retelling of the beloved Dr. Seuss book. Attendees can join in family-friendly games and activities, and seating is available in the stands or on the field. Those planning to sit on the latter are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on, as chairs are not allowed on the grass. The $5-per-person admission price will help fund child abuse prevention education through Holly’s House.
Evansville Philharmonic Chorus Spring Choral Concert
4 p.m. April 24
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 5130 Lincoln Ave.
Get in the springtime spirit by attending the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus’s Spring Choral Concert. Under the direction of conductor Andrea Drury, the Chorus will perform a diverse lineup covering many different styles and periods of music, such as Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria,” Susan LaBarr’s “The River,” Stephen Shewan’s “Mother Goose Rhymes,” Elaine Hagenberg’s “Song of Miriam” and “You Do Not Walk Alone,” and “How Can I Keep from Singing” arranged by Sarah Quartel. Jazz musician Tom Drury will accompany the chorus. Tickets are $20.
Photo provided by Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District.