99.5 WKDQ is proud to be the official station of the 2019 ShrinersFest June 20th through 23rd on the Evansville riverfront! This year's festival will feature a wide variety of food booths, live entertainment, and activities the whole family can enjoy, including of course the marquee event, the annual Air Show on Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd. Here's when everything is scheduled to happen along with where to purchase you button so you can enjoy every ounce of it.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 20th

  • 11:00 a.m. - Festival Opens
    • Food Booths and Kid's Zone Open
  • 4:00 p.m. - Carnival Rides and Four Freedoms Beer Garden Opens
  • 5:00 p.m. - ShrinersFest Opening Ceremonies featuring a Formation Flyover (intersection of Sycamore and Riverside)
  • 5:30 p.m. - Veteran of the Day Ceremony (Main Street Stage)
  • 6:00 p.m. - Hadi Bierstube (Hadi Temple Parking Lot)
  • 7:00 p.m. - Mason Dixon Band (Hadi Temple Parking Lot)

Friday, June 21st

  • 9:00 a.m. - Festival Opens
    • Food Booths and Kid's Zone Open
  • 11:00 a.m. - Evansville Police Department Demonstrations (Four Freedoms Monument)
  • 12:00 p.m. - Four Freedoms Beer Garden Opens
  • 1:00 p.m. - Air Show Rehearsal
  • 3:00 p.m. - Carnival Rides Open
  • 5:00 p.m. - Main Street Beer Garden (intersection of Sycamore and Riverside)
  • 5:00 p.m. - 1st Ultimate Air Dogs Performance (intersection of Cherry and Riverside)
  • 5:00 p.m. - The Everyday Losers (Main Street Stage)
  • 5:30 p.m. - Veteran of the Day Ceremony
  • 6:00 p.m. - Hadi Bierstube Opens (Hadi Temple Parking Lot)
  • 7:00 p.m. - 2nd Ultimate Air Dogs Performance
  • 7:00 p.m. - Jimmy DeTalente & the Electric Revival (Hadi Temple Parking Lot)
  • 9:30 p.m. - Three O'Clock Charlie Reunion Show (Hadi Temple Parking Lot)

Saturday, June 22nd

  • 9:00 a.m. - Festival Opens
    • First Responder Exhibits Open (Museum Pagoda)
    • Food Venders and Kid's Zone Open
  • 10:00 a.m. - Miss ShrinersFest Pageant (Hadi Temple, 2nd Floor)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Four Freedoms and Main Street Beer Gardens Open
  • 11:00 a.m. - Evansville Police Department Demonstrations (Four Freedoms Monument)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Water Ball Competition
  • 11:00 a.m. - Ultimate Air Dogs 1st Performance
  • 12:00 p.m. - Carnival Rides Open
  • 1:00 p.m. - Evansville Fire Department Extraction Demo (Riverfront)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Ultimate Air Dogs 2nd Performance
  • 1:30 p.m. - Veteran of the Day Ceremony
  • 2:00 p.m. - Hadi Bierstube Opens
  • 2:00 p.m. - 2019 ShrinersFest Air Show
  • 2:30 p.m. - Ultimate Air Dogs 3rd Performance
  • 2:30 p.m. - YMCA Rumble on the River
  • 4:00 p.m. - World War II Invasion Reenactment featuring the LST 325
  • 5:00 p.m. - The Southern Rewind Band (Main Street Stage)
  • 7:00 p.m. - Mudpit Poets (Hadi Temple Stage)

Sunday, June 23rd

  • 9:00 a.m. - Festival Opens
    • First Responder Exhibits Open (Museum Pagoda)
    • Food Venders and Kid's Zone Open
  • 10:00 a.m. - Ultimate Air Dogs 1st Performance
  • 10:30 a.m. - Veteran Stories (Main Street Stage)
  • 11:00 a.m. - Evansville Police Department Demonstrations
  • 11:30 a.m. - Carnival Rides Open
  • 12:00 p.m. - Ultimate Air Dogs 2nd Performance
  • 12:00 p.m. - Four Freedoms and Main Street Beer Gardens Open
  • 12:00 p.m. - Evansville Fire Department Extraction Demo
  • 12:30 p.m. - Veteran of the Day Ceremony
  • 12:45 p.m. - Thank You Banner Presentation (Main Street Stage)
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2019 ShrinersFest Air Show
  • 3:00 p.m. - World War II Invasion Reenactment featuring the LST 325

As in year's past, admission buttons are required to get into the festivities. Those can be purchased online through the ShrinersFest website, any member of the Hadi Shrine, or at one of the following locations:

  • Baize Auto Body & Repair
  • Evansville Firefighters FCU
  • Family Roots Nursery
  • First Federal Savings Bank
  • Hadi Shrine Temple
  • Independence Bank (Henderson)
  • Liquor Locker
  • Old National Bank
  • Pet Food Center
  • Regions Bank
  • Tri-State Painting
  • Tropicana
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Incorporated (employees only)
  • Vicki Brasel State Farm
  • YMCA

Admission buttons are $10 each for visitors 12-years-old and older, while kids under 12 are admitted for free.

For more on this year's event including a breakdown of each performer scheduled to be a part of the Air Show, visit the ShrinersFest website.

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