Get spring fever during “Spring on Main”, after-hours event and the next “First Friday Art Walk”! Enjoy craft beer and wine tasting (tickets available to purchase), a classic vehicle cruise-in, live music, food vendors, kids’ games sponsored by Thursday Church, canvas painting and wreath making classes, a photo booth and tours of the Pantheon Theater. Downtown art galleries Art Space Vincennes, the Northwest Territory Art Guild and the Open Galleries will present exceptional works of art, some is available for purchase. This event is being sponsored by the Visitors & Tourism Bureau, Willie’s Pub & Catering, First Vincennes Savings Bank and Kemper CPA Group. *All proceeds from the event go to INVin’s efforts toward downtown restoration.
Welcome to Indiana’s Territorial Past, located in Vincennes and Knox County.
Indiana’s first city is the perfect getaway for history enthusiasts.
The Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous is this weekend! Hours for Saturday the 27th are 9am to 6pm and Sunday the 28th are 10am to 5pm. Battle times on Saturday are 1pm and 4pm and Sunday are noon and 3:30pm. The event will feature an encampment, entertainment, period food, merchant vendors and demonstrations. For more information call the Visitors Bureau at 800.886.6443.
The Rendezvous returns for its 41st year over Memorial Day weekend, May 27th through the 28th. This years event will boast as much food, merchants and entertainment as years past. Check out the encampment and interact with re-enactors of the American Revolutionary period. Enjoy music, jugglers, children’s games and more. The food is always a crowd pleaser, sample foods such as creek fried potatoes or a buffalo burger. Shop the merchants featuring wares from the period. Battle enactments daily. Saturday evening the Vincennes State Historic Sites and Grouseland will have candlelight tours. Stop by the Visitors Bureau, 779 South 6th Street, to purchase a two day button for $9. Buttons are also available the Knox County Chamber and local banks. For more information or a schedule of events please visit, http://spiritofvincennes.org/
The Knox County Public Library and the Grouseland Foundation will host a Mardi Gras event on Saturday February 6th. Music, dancing and food. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the VTB office, Library and Grouseland during normal business hours. For more information call Grouseland at 812.882.2096.
Celebrate at the 8th “Annual Watermelon Drop” held in downtown Vincennes! The evening begins with a nighttime air show. Be ready to dance in the streets to the music of Hot Rod Lincoln at 6:00pm. Chef Poon will be with us to demonstrate his fantastic watermelon carved creations, children are invited to watch movies in a heated movie tent, and food and novelty vendors will be on site. At the stroke of midnight the 18-foot, 500-pound watermelon will rise in the sky and drop sixteen watermelons while fireworks simultaneously mark the year 2016. As the first Indiana Bicentennial sanctioned event, there will be a ceremonial firing of a replica of the Official Rifle of the State of Indiana created by Sheriff John Small.
Vincennes and Knox County are well-known for the multi-million dollar melon crops produced and shipped throughout the United States. For more information visit http://www.vincennescvb.org/events/2015/12/31
The Indiana Foodways Alliance’s popular Hoosier Pie Trail has been nominated as part of USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Award Contest. Please help the Hoosier Pie Trail grab the #1 title by voting for and spreading the word! Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Are you looking for ideas for entertainment over the holidays? If so check out this “Bucket List” we have put together.
Stroll down Main Street to see the GIANT Christmas tree at Gimbel Corner
Visit the downtown merchants for your last minute gifts.
Cozy up and get warm with a good book in the warmth of the Knox Co. Public Library’s sunroom
Savor a hot coffee drink at I’mpressed coffee
Make a difference and lend a hand at the local charity of your choice.
Drive through Ouabache Trails Park to see the park lit up with the annual community light display.
Take a tour of Grouseland and see it decorated for Christmas as it would have been when the Harrison lived there.
Take a brisk walk through Gregg Park to view the Christmas lamp post decorating contest entries.
Get a good laugh by visiting the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy.
Ring in the New Year at the 7th Annual Watermelon Drop!
This weekend is full of opportunities for adult fun. The Germanfest kicks off Friday evening at 6pm and runs until 1am. Enjoy traditional German food and music on Saturday evening as with the same hours. Individuals must be 21 years of age to attend. Saturday morning the Farmer’s Market will open at 8am and offer all of your in season Knox County favorites, artisan breads and more. Saturday evening and Sunday the Hooiser Cruiser will be in town with their classic cars. Sunday morning at Gregg Park the car show will begin at 9am and run until 2pm. For more information visit http://www.vincennescvb.org/events/2014/08/09/#hoosier-cruisers-cruise-car-show-gregg-park-vincennes