This Weekend: May 25-29

Enjoy live entertainment, races, shopping, theater, and more this Memorial Day weekend.

Evansville African American Museum at the Movies: We’re Going Under the Sea
5:30-8 p.m. May 25
Showplace Cinemas East, 1801 Morgan Center Drive
See a special, private showing of the upcoming live-action adaptation of a Disney childhood classic, “The Little Mermaid.” Tickets are $10 per person.

6-11 p.m. May 26
Rolling Hills Country Club, 1666 Old Plank Road, Newburgh, Indiana
Celebrate the first cohort from the HOLA Latino Professional Development Series. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch will be the keynote speaker at this formal event, which will feature live music by the Chicago Latin Groove Band. Tickets are $75 per person and $130 per couple.

Big Fish
7:30-10 p.m. May 26-27; 2-4:30 p.m. May 28
Evansville Civic Theatre, 717 N. Fulton Ave.
This play based on Daniel Wallace’s novel ends the Evansville Civic Theatre’s stage time on North Fulton Avenue. The troupe will perform at Benjamin Bosse High School until renovations are made at its anticipated new home, Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Run Victoria
7:45 a.m. May 27
Victoria National Golf Course, 2000 Victoria National Blvd., Newburgh, Indiana
Take to the Victoria National Golf Course for a 5K run or walk, 1-mile run, or a Kids’ Dash race. Tickets cost $10 for the Kids Dash and 1-mile run, and $25 for the 5K run or walk. Proceeds benefit Warrick Trails and Warrick Parks Foundation.

Franklin Street Bazaar Season Kick-Off
9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 27
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library West Branch, 2000 W. Franklin St.
Celebrate the start of farmers’ market season on the West Side. Enjoy yoga at 9 a.m., live music at 10, and a cooking demonstration by Purdue Extension at 11. Fill the day by visiting vendors from all over the Tri-State, including 3 Chicks Fudgery, Bruce Li Food Truck, Joe Brewski Coffee, The Confectionery, Pizza Revolution, and more.

Military Appreciation Event
10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 27
Washington Square (right across the street from Holy Rosary Catholic Church), 4800 Washington Ave.
Local farm and business vendors will sell fresh produce, microgreens, raw local honey, fresh farm eggs, plants, handmade crafts, bakeries, jewelry, accessories, woodwork, soaps, candles, art, and more. The event will also spotlight Honor Flight of Southern Indiana.

Evansville Wartime Museum Sixth Anniversary Fly-In
10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 27
Evansville Wartime Museum, 7503 Petersburg Road
Donate to the Evansville Wartime Museum and catch a flight with five local pilots in a variety of small aircraft. Enjoy a reenactment and a cookout in the afternoon.

PBR Challenger Series
7 p.m. May 27
Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
The Pro Bull Riding series doubles as a fundraiser with Cops Connecting with Kids to collect shoes for local public schoolchildren. Tickets start at $15.

Evansville Antiques Show
9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 27-28
Vanderburgh County 4H Center, 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road, Darmstadt, Indiana
Meet some of the Tri-State’s most prominent antique dealers and experts while browsing a selection of food vendors. Tickets cost $4, cash only, while children under age 8 get in free.

Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous
9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 27; 10 a.m.-5p.m. May 28
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, 401 S. 2nd St., Vincennes, Indiana
Experience U.S. revolutionary war reenactments and demonstrations of 18th-century craftsmanship. Shop period merchandise, eat period food, and enjoy entertainment including performances and music.

Strawberry Social
noon-4 p.m. May 28
Old Lock and Dam/Allen Family Amphitheater, 525 State Road 662 E, Newburgh, Indiana
Hop on the free trolley from Newburgh Elementary School and enjoy all things strawberries, plus rides, games, inflatables, live entertainment, and an auction.

Evansville Food Truck Festival
1-8 p.m. May 28
Bosse Field, 23 Don Mattingly Way
Find your favorite food truck among 25 at this festival, including Acropolis Catering & Food Truck, Bruce Li Food Truck, JB’s Barnyard, PrimeTime on Wheels, and more. Remember to cast your vote for the best while enjoying live music, art, craft beer and wine, tailgate games and activities, a mechanical bull contest, burger-eating contest, and a kids’ zone with face painting. Food samples costs $4.

Memorial Day Services
10 a.m. May 29 at Locust Hill Cemetery & Arboretum (rain location: Chapel of Eternal Peace Mausoleum), 3800 Kratzville Road
11 a.m. May 29 at Oak Hill Cemetery and Arboretum (rain location: Chapel One), 1400 E. Virginia St.
Ceremonies honoring U.S. military members, fallen soldiers, and veterans will include a reading of 16th President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, a salute to the fallen, taps, and a firing squad.

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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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