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This Weekend: June 30-July 4

This holiday weekend, the Evansville area celebrates with a plethora of movie screenings and live music events, capped off with several fireworks shows to close out Independence Day.

‘80s Night at Friedman Park
5-8:30 p.m. June 30
Friedman Park, 2888 Anderson Road, Newburgh, Indiana

The Raging ‘80s invade tonight’s Food Trucks at Friedman Park. Illinois-based BoomBox ‘80s Band will play tubular tunes while guests dance and refuel on fare from Acropolis, Kool Shack, The Pizza Revolution, Dawgs on the Ohio, Chino Taco, and more food trucks.

Evansville Otters Game Benefitting Jacob’s Village
6:35 p.m. June 30
Bosse Field, 23 Mattingly Way

The Evansville Otters’ annual game benefitting Jacob’s Village takes place tonight. A night of clowns, a live DJ, half-pot raffle, $2 draft beer, free popcorn for the first 500 guests, and door prizes caps off with a post-game fireworks show. General admission is $5, with total funds from game sponsorships and a portion of gate ticket sales going to support Jacob’s Village’s programming and housing for adults with disabilities.

Family Drive-In Movie Night
8 p.m. June 30
Hoosier Burger Co., 325 S. Green River Road

Hoosier Burger Co. is organizing a free drive-in movie screening of “Sonic the Hedgehog 2.” The film begins at dusk and will be staged on the parking lot of the neighboring business Tools 4 Teaching. Admission is free.

First Fridays in Haynie’s Corner
5:30-9 p.m. July 1
Haynie’s Corner Arts District, intersection of Southeast Second Street and Washington and Adams avenues

This month’s First Friday features food from Taco Bar Evansville, Lashbrooke’s Barbecue, JB’s Barnyard, and more; a preview of EVSC’s “SpongeBob SquarePants” summer musical; art vendors sales; music by Corduroy Orbison; and new star-spangled streetlight banners by Sprout Design.

Evansville Freedom Run
8 a.m. July 2
101 S.E. First St., Ste. 1

This 5K route starts at Myriad Brewing Company and threads through Downtown and along the riverfront. Participants can get a finisher medal, free sliders from Rock-A-Burger food truck, and free sample beer for attendees over 21.

Adam’s ALS Car Show Benefit
10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 2
Indiana National Guard Armory, 3300 E. Division St.

Support research for a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — the progressive neurodegenerative disease commonly known as ALS — while viewing cool cars at this fundraiser. Vehicle registration is $10, and spectators can visit for free. Plate lunches and raffles will be available.

Newburgh Music Festival
2-7 p.m. July 2
Downtown Newburgh, Indiana

Enjoy a day of games, front porch music, and a beer garden, all set against Historic Newburgh. An after party starts at 7 p.m.

30th Anniversary Screening of “A League of Their Own”
7 p.m. July 2
Bosse Field, 23 Mattingly Way

“A League of Their Own” turns 30 this July, and historic Bosse Field is hosting a free screening to celebrate. Gates open at 7 p.m., and the movie starts at 8 p.m.

Haynie’s Corner 500 Adult Trike Race
2 p.m. July 3
Haynie’s Corner Arts District, intersection of Southeast Second Street and Washington and Adams avenues

Roar into Sunday on three wheels at Haynie’s Corner’s inaugural adult trike race. The fun starts the night before at First Friday, when one contestant from each team will participate in a chug-off competition to determine who gets the pole. The track opens Saturday at 11 a.m. for practice and hot laps, with team introductions starting at 1:30 p.m. and racers lining up at 2 p.m. The light turns green at 2:20 p.m., and neighboring streets will be shut down for the 100-lap race.

Independence Bank Fireworks Celebration
5-10 p.m. July 3
114 N. Main St., Henderson, Kentucky

Henderson, Kentucky’s Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Henderson Partnership sponsor an evening of food vendors, a Jammin’ and Jumpin Street Vault Competition, and fireworks show around 9:15 p.m.

Fireworks on the Ohio presented by Bally’s Evansville
6-9:30 p.m. July 4
Riverside Drive in Downtown

The city’s signature Independence Day bash includes a Kids’ Zone with games and activities, food trucks, and music. Bring your own blanket or chair for the closing fireworks show, which begins at approximately 9:15 p.m. Admission and parking are free; the latter is available at City of Evansville parking garages at Third and Locust Streets and 500 Sycamore St., as well as the parking lot behind the Civic Center Complex.

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