Need something to do this weekend? How about food trucks, rockets and skating with Dad?

Looking for something to do in the Tri-State this weekend? Check out our list of events and activities.

Thursday

W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

Through Sunday, 123 N. Water St., Henderson, Kentucky. Free.

The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival celebrates the life and legacy of Henderson resident and "Father of the Blues," W.C. Handy. Events throughout the week include the Mardi Gras-style Street Strut and the Street Strut 5K Run, Handy Lunch Breaks and Happy Hours at local restaurants, and shows every night. For more information or the show schedule, go online to handyblues.org.

Burdette Park Storytimes

3 p.m., Burdette Park, 5301 Nurrenbern Road. Free.

EVPL and Burdette Park are hosting a series of weekly storytimes for children ages 5 and under at Anchor Playground near the park's main entrance. This event will feature stories, songs and crafts.

Friday

Henderson Farmers Market

Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, Henderson Farmers Market, 381 Sam Ball Way Fairgrounds in Henderson. Free.

Discover fresh local produce, jams, meat, homegrown flowers, and baked goods every Friday and Saturday through October.

Millie's Rockets

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., cMoe-Family Children's Museum of Evansville, 22 SE Fifth St. Free with museum admission.

Partnering with Purdue University, this interactive class allows young children and kids in grades 3 to 6 to connect creativity and rockets.

Food Truck Fridays

Jordan Coome, left, helps his daughter three-year-old Isabel Coomes dig a hole in the “5th Street Boardwalk” sand box outside the Koch Family Children's Museum of Evansville Friday afternoon, June 16, 2023.
Jordan Coome, left, helps his daughter three-year-old Isabel Coomes dig a hole in the “5th Street Boardwalk” sand box outside the Koch Family Children's Museum of Evansville Friday afternoon, June 16, 2023.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., cMoe-Family Children's Museum of Evansville, 22 SE Fifth St.

Every Friday throughout the summer, cMoe is hosting food trucks on their Fifth Street Beach. This week will feature Toostuft and Sweet Dreams A La Mode.

Night Market

5 to 8 p.m., Downtown Evansville EID, 900 Main St. Free.

This evening market event will feature local makers, vendors, locally grown produce, live music, food trucks, and entertainment.

Concerts on the Lawn

6 p.m., 3001 Oaklyn Drive. Free.

Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to enjoy a performance by Soul N The Pocket.

Saturday

Evansville Farmers Market

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 815 John St. Free.

Shop from local vendors and food trucks while joining the fun of this weekly market.

Franklin Street Bazaar

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. along West Franklin Street. Free.

This weekly market is on the lawn of the EVPL West Branch Library with hundreds of vendors from local farmers and producers to bakers to artists and craftsmen having pop-up shops for visitors to check out local products.

S.T.E.A.M. Saturday

10 a.m. CMoe-Koch Family Children's Museum of Evansville, 22 SE Fifth St. Activities included with general admission.

Happening every third Saturday, visitors can explore an interactive, hands-on activity designed to spark curiosity in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

EVV Juneteenth Celebration

Adrin Black, 9, paints a a pre-drawn canvas of a prince at a Juneteenth Block Party in Evansville, Ind., Saturday afternoon, June 18, 2022.
Adrin Black, 9, paints a a pre-drawn canvas of a prince at a Juneteenth Block Party in Evansville, Ind., Saturday afternoon, June 18, 2022.

10 a.m., Bayard Park neighborhood. Free.

Come out to shop local vendors and food trucks and enjoy live entertainment from artists throughout the region.

cMoe's Kids Night Out

5 to 8:30 p.m., CMoe-Koch Family Children's Museum of Evansville, 22 SE Fifth St. $40 per child for non-members and $30 per child for members.

Drop off your kids for an adventure-packed night of fun, games, and pizza at cMoe.

Dinner on the Bridge

7 p.m., Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St., Tickets are $129 to $250.

Warm weather brings the Bourbon Dinner series with expert Tom Fischer, featuring a foodie experience with a five-course meal prepared by the Old National Events chefs to be paired with five bourbons. There will also be live music amid the Downtown scene from the sky bridge over Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Sunday

Evansville Food Truck Festival

1 to 8 p.m., Bosse Field, 23 Don Mattingly Way. Tickets range from $10 to $60.

Indulge in the area's top 30-plus food trucks and try everything from seafood to desserts. Other parts of the festival include live music, a beer and wine garden, artwork, cornhole and other tailgate games, mobile judging, and a kids zone for the smallest attendees with a petting zoo, pony rides, and more. Every truck and booth will offer a $5 food sampling feature.

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Father's Day Family Fun at Swonder

1 to 3 p.m., Swonder Ice Arena, 209 N. Boeke Road. Special Fathers Day Rates.

Bring Dad for a day on the ice with stick time or freestyle and get $2 off admission. Those attending with Dad for public skating will receive a group rate of $5 per skater.

FLOTSAM! River Circus Benefit

7 p.m., The Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, 328 Main St. Tickets range from $10 to $25.

Folk-punk accordion troubadour Jason Webley and friends will be putting on a benefit show to raise funds to support FLOTSAM, a floating river circus traveling down the Ohio River giving free performances. They are traveling from Pittsburgh to Paducah and are set to perform in September for Evansville.

This article originally appeared on Evansville Courier & Press: What can I do for fun this weekend in Evansville?

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