This weekend is packed full of activities! From Friday night to Sunday afternoon there will be no shortage of things to do in Vincennes.
On Friday night, head to downtown Vincennes for the annual Autumn on Main event. There will be art, live music, classic vehicles, food, beer, and wine. This is also a kid-friendly event! You can bring a canned good in lieu of a monetary donation to help the Vincennes Rotary Club support the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry; in exchange, your child can play on the inflatables brought by the club. Andrew Hinz of State Farm is also sponsoring a Touch-A-Truck event at Patrick Henry Square; where children of all ages will have the opportunity to explore a working fire truck, police car, and emergency services vehicle, as well meet with local firemen, police officers, first responders, EMT’s, and paramedics. For more information about this event, click HERE.
On Saturday morning, head over to the Farmers Market of Historic Vincennes at the Riverfront Pavilion. There, you’ll find freshly ground and brewed coffee, local honey, farm-fresh eggs, fresh seasonal produce, blooming annuals and perennials, delicious baked goods, frozen seafood, and artisan-crafted gifts and wares made by local vendors. For more information about the Farmers Market, click HERE.
After you finish up at the Farmers Market, head over to the George Rogers Clark National Historic Park for Memorial Basement Tours! For the first time in two years, a limited number of visitors will be able to go under the rotunda of the George Rogers Clark Memorial and explore what the space was originally used for. Spots for this event are limited; click HERE to find out more about the event and how to make sure your spot is reserved.
As a part of the National Parks Service Junior Ranger Program, the George Rogers Clark National Historic Park is hosting an Astronomy Night on Saturday evening. If your Junior Ranger is interested in the night skies and how they were used to guide explorers on the frontier before GPS and modern maps, this is the event for them! Participants will have the opportunity to use a telescope and talk with those who work in the field of Astronomy. For more information about this event, click HERE.
Finish up your weekend by going outside and into nature during the Second Sunday Nature Walk at Ouabache Trails Park. This Sunday’s theme is “A Seedy Summertime.” During this walk you will collect different kinds of seeds and explore how they travel in nature; eventually learning how they grow to become something else. You will also watch for animals, or signs of them, associated with the fruits, nuts, or seeds. This is a family-friendly event, meant for people of all ages! For more information about this event, click HERE.