If you’re looking for some fun things that you can do this weekend (most are even family-friendly), look no further! I have compiled a list of ten things that are worth checking out!

The Tri-State Weekend Top Ten give you some insight on what is going on  in the area. Here is the Top Ten for the weekend of August 17-20th, 2017.

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    Free Family Picnic & Outdoor Family Movie Night - Cars

    Saturday at 6:30 PM - 10 PM

    Price: Free

    Join us for our third free family movie night for 2017.

    The movie will be at Lou Dennis Community Park. This is the park where Fortress of Fun and Newburgh Pool are both located.

    Lou Dennis Community Park
    402 Park Drive
    Newburgh, IN 47630

    Movie will be shown in the grass/soccer field area behind the pool.

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    Vanderburgh Humane Society- Cardio For Canines

    Aug 19, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Price: FREE

    Come walk or run with a shelter dog at every Saturday at 8:00 am.  Meet in the VHS rear lobby to pick up a dog and then head to Garvin Park. Participants actually walking the dogs must be 18+, but children & strollers are welcome to tag along.

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    25th Reitz Home Mystery: Murder on Main Street

    Saturday Aug 19, 6 PM - 10 PM

    Price: $75 per person plus cash for cash bar

    In 1907, the body of 38-year old Josie Grey was found beaten to death in the safe at R&G Furniture on Main Street, where she worked as a bookkeeper. An unsolved crime in Evansville to this day, Murder on Main Street has an astonishing surprising but true ending involving a note found in a bottle in Utah's Great Salt Lake.

    Join us for our 25th Reitz Home Mystery: Murder on Main Street, written and directed by Kelley Coures.

    Saturday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.
    $75 per person.
    Includes performance in the Reitz mansion, followed by cast party in the carriage house. Heavy hors d' oeuvres, cash bar with wine and beer.

    Call 812.426.1871 for reservations.

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    Cheers on the Pier Festival

    Saturday Aug 19 at 3 PM - 7 PM

    Price: $35 ticket for 4 hours of sampling some great American Craft

    Join your favorite friends, your beer loving friends on August 19 for Owensboro's first "Cheers on the Pier" Festival at the Owensboro Convention Center.

    - 30+ Breweries, 75+ beers
    - 5 Regional Wineries
    - Hard Ciders Bar
    - 10 Tap trailer featuring limited Kentucky only brews
    - Owensboro's own, O.Z. Tyler Distillery pouring bourbon in a souvenir shot glass for the first 750 people, plus a mini bourbon cocktail included with your ticket.
    - 2 Kentucky Legend food pairings at the "Legendary Tasting/Tapas Bar"
    - LIVE Music from Fat Box, presented by Rhinegeist.
    - Learn more about craft beer!
    - Benefits the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club

    Enjoy some of America's best craft breweries like Rhinegeist, New Belgium Brewing, Deschutes Brewery and Mill Creek Brewing Co, PLUS a sampling of some of Kentucky's finest, newest and smallest breweries, like White Squirrel Brewery, Goodwood Brewing, Apocalypse Brew Works, Dry Ground Brewing Company and more.

    - Must be 21 to purchase tickets and to enter
    - Event will be held at the Owensboro Convention Center Exhibit Hall 3 and the Pier.
    - Indoor/Outdoor event, rain or shine.
    - Tickets include a souvenir tasting glass & paid sampling tickets
    - Concessions available for purchase.
    - No children, babies, dogs. Only clearly marked service animals allowed.
    - Designated driver tickets available. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

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    Food Truck Fridays Public · Hosted by Wesselman Nature Society

    Friday, Aug 18th at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    Price: No cost to grab lunch!

    551 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, Indiana 47711

    Each Friday for the rest of the summer, a local food truck will be parked at the Nature Center. Enjoy their yummy food AND get discounted admission to Wesselman Woods that day with your purchase!

    Spudz-n-Stuff will be the food truck on site. When you come in, you get a $1 off admission for Wesselman's Woods all day Fri.

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    Summer Family Fun Night at CMOE!

    Friday, Aug 18 at 5:30 PM - 8 PM

    Price: This is a FREE event only for families and caregivers affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down Syndrome.

    Please bring the whole family and join us for this private event given by Autism Evansville at the Children's Museum of Evansville (CMOE). We will have 2 and a half hours and 3 floors of FUN! Register with us at the door and enjoy all the amenities the museum has to offer free of charge. Visit CMOE's website at http://www.cmoekids.org/ so you'll know what to expect. This is not a CMOE event, please do not contact CMOE for information.


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    Evansville Museum Solar Eclipse Exhibit

    Tues - Sat: 11am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm

    Price: Adults $12
    Youth (4-17) $8
    Students (w/ valid ID) $8
    Members are FREE

    One of SW Indiana’s most established and significant cultural institutions, the Evansville Museum is a general museum with comprehensive collections in art, history, anthropology and science, as well as an immersive planetarium theater and Transportation Center.

    And throughout the month of August, view the interactive Solar Eclipse exhibit.

    This exhibition is made possible with a generous grant from the Bower-Suhrheinrich FoundationEclipse 2017: The Exhibition, an exhibit in the Evansville Visitor and Convention Bureau Center for History and Science open until September 30, 2017. A unique science exhibition which should be of interest to anyone wanting to learn more about and details on viewing one of nature’s most spectacular astronomical events: a Total Solar Eclipse!
    This informative display uses scale models, illustrated graphics and interactive exhibits to convey both the wonder and science of the total eclipse. The display includes a short video presentation on viewing  the eclipse, items you can make to safely view the sun, eclipse photographs and a brief history of solar eclipses.
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    Friday After 5

    August 18th after 5 PM Owensboro River Center

    Price: FREE

    Friday After 5 in Downtown Owensboro is a summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday with entertainment for everyone in the family!

    It’s an official Bud Light Party Site! Tonight “Brutally Handsome” is on the Jagoe Homes patio stage, Beyond Blu in the Atmos Energy Courtyard, Old Salt Union on the Don Moore Party at the Pier, Stephanie Walker on the Cromwell New Sound Overlook and it’s Ag Night at the Kroger Street Fair.


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    Toddler Time at Sky Zone


    Price: $10.00 (one toddler and one parent)

    Let your little ones burn off some of that energy at Sky Zone in Evansville. The kiddos will be bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids.

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    Science Behind the Eclise

    Price: $5 adult, $3 kids 3-12, free for members

    551 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, Indiana 47711

    Wesselman Woods Nature Center invites the public to experience The Science Behind The Eclipse! This fun & interactive program is perfect for the whole family! Kids will physically discover the science for themselves by using scale models rather than be told or lectured to. Participants will also go into orbit themselves to learn why we don’t have an eclipse every month. You’ll learn common misconceptions behind the eclipse and find out what you will really see on Monday. Also, everyone will get to make and take home their very own eclipse viewer! This event is included with regular Nature Center Admission & free to our Members.

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