Cultural Districts

W Franklin Street

One of Evansville's best shopping and entertainment corridors, Franklin Street offers a variety of places to eat, shop, and play. Whether you're looking for exciting nightlife or family friendly afternoon, this heritage rich West Side neighborhood has something to offer you. Franklin Street also hosts events throughout the year. From Mardi Gras parades and bar crawls to the gigantic West Side Nut Club Fall Festival, Franklin Street is a must visit for all considering Evansville. 

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Downtown Evansville

If you are interested in starting a business in Downtown Evansville, our Economic Development team can help you create new partnerships, offer mentoring, help streamline the permitting, locate sites or buildings, develop relationships with local universities and connect you to workforce programs.

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N Main Street

North Main Street is known for its active antique and thrift shops; exciting, unique eateries and establishments; and iconic landmarks. Home to the Evansville Otter’s, American Baseball Frontier League; historic Garvin Park, one of Evansville's oldest parks that sits between the historic Bosse Field, the James Bethel Gresham Memorial Home and Pigeon Creek Greenway and so much more!

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Arts District

Located just blocks away from downtown Evansville, the Arts District is resided largely by artists and is one of the only areas in the city where residential showrooms are permitted. Centered around Haynie’s Corner, the Arts District actively supports and promotes residents, artists, galleries, retailers, restaurants, businesses, non-profit organizations and hosts a number of events

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UE District

Nestled among historical neighborhoods, the University of Evansville is a 75-acre campus with open green spaces and beautiful architecture. Our diverse group of students from 42 states and 55 countries find a world-class liberal arts education at UE with more than 80 majors in engineering and computer science, arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing and health sciences.

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