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4th of July fun in Evansville

Balloon animals, face painting, a petting zoo and carnival games were just some of the fun activities on hand following the Grand Parade at Evansville's 4th of July celebration. (Courtney Bitzan/Echo Press)

Evansville's 4th of July celebration is in full swing. Today's events included a parade, bean bag tournament, petting zoo, carnival games, a pork chop feed and more.

There's still plenty going on this evening - the Bluedogs vs. Ashby baseball game begins at 7 p.m., a talent show will be held at 8 p.m., a watermelon feed and drawings will take place at 9 p.m. and a street dance will also kick off at 9 p.m. A fireworks show is set to begin at the conclusion of the baseball game.

Saturday, there will be all-town garage sales, a farmers' market fom 8 to 11 a.m. and a bake sale from 9 to 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, open tours at the Evansville Historical Foundation and a free viewing of the American Exhibit at the Evansville Art Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboys will perform at the Railroad and 2nd Event Center at 8 p.m., and a DJ will be on site at the Backroads Steakhouse at 9 p.m.

The weekend will wrap up Sunday morning with a community church service at Faith Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Faith Women's luncheon.

Head on out to Evansville for some fun this weekend!

Tara Bitzan

Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.

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