August Happenings

Summer is not over yet, and we have some terrific happenings to share scheduled for the month of August.

The season’s most popular event, the Knox County Watermelon Festival will be held on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 at Patrick Henry Square in downtown Vincennes. Sample some of the best watermelon in the Midwest! Great food booths, live music and pageants make this event unique.

Enjoy local stage entertainment on Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9 at Old Town Players Theatre hilarious comedy production, Four Old Broads” with repeat performances the following weekend, August 14 – 16.

Go on a exploration walk at Ouabache Trails Park for the Second Sunday Nature Walk. Each month has a different theme and this month is Bugs, Bugs, Bugs. What is a Bug? That’s a pretty broad term, and people tend to call a lot of things “bugs” that are not insects. How do you know if it’s an insect or something else? Attend this walk to find out.

The Red Skelton Museum is offering a chance for folks too far away or quarantined at home to visit the museum!  Step into the museum through the virtual program Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy:  Live and Up Close on August 10.  “Freddie the Freeloader” and “Clem Kadiddlehopper” will be ready to meet you! You must register for this event.

Military enthusiasts and families are sure to enjoy Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Day at the Indiana Military Museum on Saturday, August 15.  The day will be filled with outdoor activities including battle scenarios, Veterans/Living History Reenactor demonstrations, military artifact vendors and food vendors. 

Marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave most women the right to vote, the Suffrage Centennial: Virtual Block Party will be offered by the Vincennes State Historic Sites on Saturday, August 29..  Experience history safely!

Stay up to date on local events by visiting our Calendar of Events page.

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