Vanderburgh Bicentennial Birthday Bash


EVANSVILLE, IN – Friday, July 6th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, the Vanderburgh County Commissioners and the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse Foundation are hosting the “Bicentennial Birthday Bash” on the grounds of the Old Courthouse. The event is part of the Old Courthouse Lunch on the Lawn series and free for the community to attend. Attendees can purchase food from a number of local food trucks including Fresh by Genes, Kona Ice, Pizza by the Slice, Chef Bruce Li, Uncle Ted’s, Lamasco on Location, Papa T’s Tamales, Jayson Munoz Caters, River City Dawgs, and Sassy Sweet Confections. A Mobile Zipline brought to the community by the Old National Events Plaza will be set up on 4th Street and will run between the Old Courthouse and the Old Vanderburgh Jail. It is free for participants to ride. In addition, families can enjoy inflatables and face painting.

Media is invited to attend a 10:00 am presentation of the Bicentennial Birthday Cake created by the Kempf family of Donut Bank Bakeries. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will be honored at this time as well as recognition is given to the many organizations and businesses that have supported the Bicentennial celebration through this first half of our 200th birthday year.

Commemorative Bicentennial T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event. All shirt sales proceeds go to support the Bicentennial Park project at the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse. 

Free parking can be found at the Vanderburgh County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum located at 300 Court Street, across from the Old Courthouse.

For more information on the Vanderburgh County Bicentennial and upcoming celebration events go to

For more information contact JoElle Knight, Chairwoman of Vanderburgh County Bicentennial Commission at 812-568-9646 or email.