Evansville Streets Will Be Alive This Saturday
If there is one one thing Evansville knows how to do, it's put on a street festival. The city's annual Fall Festival is the second largest street festival in the nation, second only to Mardi Gras. This Saturday, a different kind of street festival will hit Fulton Ave from Maryland to Diamond, the Evansville Streets Alive Festival which will feature tons of activity for all and of course....FOOD! Only this festival is about a healthier lifestyle and the food will be all about healthy. The activities will include biking, skating, dance, yoga and you can even try your hand, or rather your hips at learning to Hula-Hoop.
The festival will take place this Saturday, June 23rd from 11am-3pm on Fulton between Maryland and Diamond and is free for everyone. Roberta Heiman, president of the Evansville-area Trails Coalition says, "We need to encourage more physical activity. Streets are for more than driving, they're for biking and walking."
This will be a family festival encouraging individuals and families to get out and be more active. The festival will also draw attention to the Pigeon Creek Greenway Trail which is perfect for walking, biking and other physical activities. The trail is more than six miles long and one day may encompass all of Vanderburgh County.
Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has made no secret of his desire to get Evansville more fit and has put his stamp of approval on this festival.