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This Weekend: April 25-28

Let your weekend bloom with live music, birding outings, and several charity events.

Annual Passport to Adventure Benefit Auction
5-8 p.m. April 25, Bally’s Evansville, 421 N.W. Riverside Drive
Live and silent auctions transport visitors at this free event, which also honors the clients served by Youth First.

Wine Walk
April 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Main Street
For $25, sample spirits from Oliver Winery, pose for photo ops, and listen to live music by Georgia Funkadelic, DJ Beamz, and Logan Dyer. Plus, get your passport stamped for a chance to win prizes.

Ohio Valley Birding Festival
April 26-28, Various locations in Southwestern Indiana and Henderson, Kentucky
Evansville Audubon Society, Wild Birds Unlimited, and John James Audubon State Park host expert-led hikes, raptors demonstrations, “make-n-take” birdfeeders, a “Basic Birding 101” class, and more.

Spring Bloom
4 p.m. Damel BrewPub, 209 N. Wabash Ave.
This arts festival features live music by A Modest Proposal, Full Stride, and Velocity, plus art by Hannah Evelyn Jones and Inka Kobylanski. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 3 p.m.

Over the Edge 4 Granted
April 27, CenterPoint Energy, 211 N.W. Riverside Drive
Help Granted reach its $225,000 fundraising goal at this street fair centered around participants rappelling down CenterPoint’s nine-story Downtown headquarters.

Hopefest 2024
9 a.m. April 27, Friedman Park, 2700 Park Blvd., Newburgh, Indiana
The Tri-State celebrates cancer survivors with a 5K run, live entertainment, a one-mile walk, vendor village, cruise-in, food trucks, face painting, inflatables, and more put on by Chemo Buddies.

North High School Craft and Vendor Fair
9 a.m. April 27, North High School, 15331 U.S. 41 N.
Shop more than 150 booths, plus enjoy food trucks, raffles, and a scavenger hunt by Brinker’s Jewelers.

Second Annual Tulip Trot for Parkinson’s Awareness
9 a.m. April 27, Garvin Park, 1600 N. Main St.
Stretch your legs for Parkinson’s disease awareness at this rain-or-shine event. Registration costs $30.

Houseplant Repotting Party
10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 27, Emerald Design, 427 Main St.
Make a mess with the Emerald Design team, who will help repot your houseplants, and enjoy a 20 percent discount while stocking up on new supplies. Price of repotting is based on pot size.

Car Show
11 a.m. April 27, Wesselman Park, 551 N. Boeke Road
Get up and close with police cars, fire engines, ambulances, military vehicles, and more at this benefit for Evansville Police Foundation.

Lamasco Karaoke Competition Finale
8 p.m. April 27, Lamasco Bar and Grill, 1331 W. Franklin St.
The final six contestants from this weeklong competition take the stage for Saturday’s finale. Cash is on the line, with the winner taking home $1,000.

Monster Jam
April 27-28, Ford Center, One S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Drivers wield giant vehicles across the Ford Center’s floor at this annual special event. Tickets start at $22.


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Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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