Evansville HydroFest™ to Provide Accessible Parking and Viewing for Race Fans with Disabilities


Organizers of this Labor Day Weekend’s Evansville HydroFest™ will provide free parking in an area reserved for attendees with disabilities. The lot will be located on Main St. between First St. and Second St. Also offered will be a raised viewing area for race fans in wheelchairs. Those wishing to sit in the designated section are asked to use the Main St. Admission Gate near Old National Bank. A $10 Evansville HydroFest™ Admission Wristband is required. The Admission Wristband admits ages 13 and up to all three days of racing. Ages 12 and under are free. For those 21 and above, the Wristband includes admission to the Concert & Beer Garden at Tropicana’s Outdoor Events Plaza, Friday and Saturday, 6:00 pm to midnight.

The design, fabrication, and construction of the raised platform was donated by local volunteers. According to Director of Operations, Vernon Stevens, “Evansville HydroFest™ is a world-class event drawing teams from throughout the United States and Canada. Everyone deserves the pleasure of enjoying hydroplane racing, and we are marking certain everyone can.”

Teams will race on the Ohio Riverfront in Downtown Evansville, Friday September 1st, Saturday September 2nd, and Sunday September 3rd, 2017. For event schedules visit www.evansvillehydrofest.com.

Evansville HydroFest™ will host the American Power Boat Association’s Eastern Divisional Championships on Saturday, and North American Championships on Sunday.

Purchase Admission Wristbands at all six Evansville-area Schnuck’s stores, nine Heritage Federal Credit Union locations, the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science, and SWIRCA until August 31st.  Starting September 1st, Admission Wristbands will be available at Riverside Dr. Admission Gates: Court St. attended by CASA, Main St. attended by SWIRCA, and Cherry St. attended by the Evansville Museum Guild. For each $10, the non-profit group earns $2 to further its positive impact on our City.

Evansville HydroFest™ is presented by Evansville Events, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit entity of the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Bob Warren is Executive Director. Serving on the Executive Organizing Committee are Vernon Stevens, President of Southern Business Machines and Randy Lientz, President of AXIOM. Warren, Stevens, and Lientz all reside in Evansville.

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