N Main Street
The “Uptown” of Evansville just north of downtown, North Main Street lies in the heart of the Jacobsville neighborhood – a rich heritage that speaks directly to the legacy of Hannah Jacobs, the founder of Jacobsville and community's namesake. Jacobsville envisions a vibrant, "hip and cool" neighborhood where relationships flourish, Jacobsville will serve as a model for other neighborhoods, offering ample opportunities to build relationships, foster strong families, and establish "roots" in Jacobsville leading to well-maintained homes and businesses, transportation choices, educational opportunities for youth and adults, new and exciting retail establishments and restaurants, and safe and attractive public spaces. We are Jacobsville. Join In.
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, offering a large lake, swimming pool, playground, tennis and basketball courts within its 80 acres; and the North Main Street Gateway mural, designed by artist Artur Silva, a 128 foot vital gateway symbol of the neighborhood’s identity and future!
The North Main Street event scene is growing and attracting thousands of new visitors each year! Annual one-of-a-kind events include Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights, a magical mile of winter wonderland lights; Evansville’s Christmas on North Main Parade, a family treat and tradition; Evansville Streets Alive!, a day of play on North Main – walking, biking, skating, dancing and more; and ParksFest, free all-day music festival at Garvin Park.