Top Free Things To Do In Evansville, IN This Summer
There are plenty of free things to do in Evansville, IN this summer. Here are some ideas:
Walk or bike the Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage: This trail system winds along the Pigeon Creek for miles through the city. It's perfect for a leisurely stroll, full out run, or a bike ride.
Attend a free concert or movie screening: Many parks in Evansville offer free concerts or movie screenings during the summer months. Check out the schedules for Garvin Park, Mesker Amphitheatre, or Bosse Field.
Take a self-guided tour of historic sites: Evansville has a rich history, and there are many historic sites to explore. Pick up a map of the city's historic landmarks at the Evansville Visitors Center and explore on your own. Don't forget that you can check out my podcast on Evansville's historic Oak Hill Cemetary (which is a wonderful walking location) at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGpQZfhUVz0&t=256s
Visit an area Evansville Farmer's Market: Browse local produce, baked goods, and crafts. Details on the Farmers Market hosted by Washington Square Mall can be found at: https://evansvillefarmersmarket.org/ Details on the Franklin Street Bazaar can be found at: https://www.fallinlovewithfranklin.org/franklin-st-bazaar The Market on Main downtown Farmers Market info can be found at: https://marketonmainevv.com/
Explore Angel Mounds State Historic Site: This Native American archaeological site is something you can walk around the reconstructed village and see the earthworks that were created by the Mississippian people. Visit https://www.indianamuseum.org/historic-sites/angel-mounds/ for more information on their free days!
Enjoy a picnic in one of Evansville's parks: Many of Evansville's parks have picnic areas and grills. Pack a lunch and enjoy a day outside.
Visit the Riverfront: The Evansville Riverfront offers a great view of the Ohio River. You can walk along the riverwalk, or watch the sunrise or sunset.
Attend a festival: Evansville hosts several festivals throughout the summer. Many of these events are free to attend.
Check out the full Haynie's Corner calender here: https://hayniescorner.com/events but definitely plan on attending First Fridays this summer!
Stay tuned because Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library will soon be announcing it's summer schedule: https://www.evpl.org/ Get a sneak peek on details in my podcast interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_veuDqoY4Ck
Visit downtown Evansville, take a stroll down Main Street, and then snap pictures in all of the not so hidden side streets. For more downtown Evansville visitor info, visit: https://downtownevansville.com/visitors/visit.php
Visit and enjoy Willard Library. Supposedly haunted, this local library that has been open to the public since 1885, is another library location that you can possess a library card. They have tremendous opportunities for young and old alike, archive / vintage photos, historical resources, and geneology records. Learn more at: https://willard.lib.in.us/
Check out Wesselman Park. While the city is planning some major improvements soon, there is still opportunity to enjoy what the park currently has. Located on the East Side of Evansville just off the Lloyd Expressway. It is adjacent to the Wesselman Nature Preserve, and it includes picnic facilities, shelter houses, sand volleyball, tennis courts, plus walking and hiking trails.