Looking for things to do this weekend? How about fireworks, hot dogs and a trike race?

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Looking for something to do in the Evansville area this weekend? Here are 12 events to check out.

Thursday

Wesselman Woods' free week

Through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wesselman Woods in Evansville. Free.

As a celebration of 50 years, admission into Wesselman woods is free this week. Enjoy over 4 miles of trails and the 5-acre Nature Playscape for free.

Music in the Park

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunset East Park in Evansville. Free.

Enjoy live music by Tony and Crew, delicious meals from food trucks and a beautiful day outdoors. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy this free, family event.

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Friday

Lunch on the Lawn

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Old Courthouse, 201 NW Fourth St. in Evansville. Free.

Enjoy warm weather and food trucks in Bicentennial Park while overlooking the  architecture of the iconic Old Courthouse.

First Friday Promo
First Friday Promo

Haynie’s Corner First Friday

5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Haynie’s Corner Arts District. Free.

The family-friendly, monthly First Friday celebration will feature food trucks, live music, art vendors, entertainment and more. This week will feature music from the EVSC "SpongeBob SquarePants" production, music from Corduroy Orbison and the annual hot dog eating contest with the return of two-year reigning champion Josh Norrick.

Saturday

Franklin Street Bazaar

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., along West Franklin Street in Evansville. Free.

Every Saturday on the lawn of the West Branch Library, hundreds of vendors from local farmers and producers to bakers to artists and craftsmen have pop-up shops for visitors to discover local products.

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Sunday

Haynie’s Corner 500

1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Haynie’s Corner Arts District. Free.

The Haynie’s Corner Arts District is shutting down the streets and running a 100-lap adult trike race around the neighborhood. Attendees are allowed to bring their own drinks or they can purchase from the Haynie’s Corner Brewing Co.

Independence Bank Fireworks Celebration

5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Henderson (Kentucky) riverfront. Free.

Gather for live music, food, family-friendly activities and fireworks over the river.

Monday

Fireworks on the Ohio

6 p.m., Downtown Riverfront in Evansville. Free.

This family friendly event is open to everyone to attend. Food trucks and activities open at 6 p.m. and the fireworks display starts at 9:15 p.m.

Rayonna Burton-Jernigan covers diversity and culture-related topics and can be contacted at rbj@courierpress.com or (812) 454-1765. 

This article originally appeared on Evansville Courier & Press: Fourth of July: Things to do this weekend in Evansville, Henderson