ParksFest is a free, all-day, music festival in Evansville’s Garvin Park. The festival is focused around engaging the community and bringing awareness to the city parks as well as giving the community a fun thing to do for the day. ParksFest is an environment for anyone to come and have a great time no matter their age or background.
On Saturday September 13th 2014, ParksFest brought roughly 4,000 people to Garvin Park for a day of music and community. ParksFest 2014 operated from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM and featured 14 music performances, children’s workshops, bounce houses, face paintings, Zorb Balls, food vendors, art vendors, a beer garden and more.
In 2015 ParksFest grew as expected. On September 19th 2015, ParksFest brought 8,000-10,000 people to Garvin Park to enjoy a full day of music, food, and family fun. We had an excellent lineup of local talent and ended the night with nationally touring acts such as Willie Watson, Davina and the Vagabonds, and Shooter Jennings.
ParksFest 2016 was September 10th. We entertained over 10,000 people with our best ParksFest yet! The festival included a full day of music, food trucks, art vendors, family fun activities, children’s workshops, and a beer garden.