We are pleased to announce the 6th Annual “Evansville Streets Alive!” festival is being planned for Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at Garvin Park, centered in the Jacobsville neighborhood. Admission is FREE for everyone.
Last year’s event attracted a crowd estimated at 6,000 people. There were more than 50 activities, including water zorb balls in the park’s lake, roller skating, surrey bikes for families to ride together, golf cart tours of the Greenway, walk-a-dog booths, a variety of games and dances. And nobody went away hungry; food vendors lined Don Mattingly Way! There were plenty of arts and crafts vendors, too.
We like the way North High School’s Jane Bernhardt summed it up: “The overall atmosphere was extraordinary. Canoes on the lake, bicycles, walkers, kids in strollers… A picture out of the turn of the century or the Music Man musical.”
It was truly a ‘quality of life’ event for our community, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the support provided by our sponsors. A national consulting firm that prepared the new long-range master plan for Evansville’s Parks & Recreation Department said “Streets Alive” is the kind of activity the city needs more of, to revive our parks.
We’re proud to be part of that effort, and invite your organization to help continue our efforts with a corporate sponsorship. There are four sponsor levels to choose from with unique sponsor benefits, including special attractions sponsors or hosting your very own activity! Click HERE for more information.
Evansville Streets Alive! is hosted jointly by the Evansville-area Trails Coalition (ETC) and ECHO Housing Corporation’s Jacobsville Join-in, as a considerable fundraiser for both non-profit organizations. Our goal since we began almost six years ago has been to fund the festival entirely with corporate sponsorships so that Streets Alive can be a free event for everyone.
For more information about the festival, or to sign up as an activity or corporate sponsor, contact Evansville Streets Alive at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, follow the event on Facebook at Evansville Streets Alive.