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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)

4th of July fun in Evansville

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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.

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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!

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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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