MAY 2022
“Howdy” Friends of Evansville!

Did you know that there is a whole website dedicated to Rodeo-related words? Bronc, pole bending, bulldogged, hazer, freehand, cloverleaf, the cowboy nod, and so much more! I’ve been studying my rodeo terms as our region gets set to host two of these major wrangling events: the Southern Indiana River City Rodeo May 19-21 at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center, and the PBR Touring Pro event May 27-28 at the Ford Center. Over two weekends in May, you can catch the best events that rodeo has to offer in the tri-state! From team roping to barrel racing and bull riding, you will not want to miss experienced veterans and ambitious newcomers taking on some of the most challenging obstacles, and animals, in sport today. For a full list of schedules and events, visit the websites below to plan your rodeo weekends!

We also hope you’ll join us for our monthly industry briefing on Wednesday, May 25 at 1:30 PM. The meeting will be held at Deaconess Sports Park, where we hope the weather will cooperate so we can show off the new turf infields and other improvements at the complex. We want to engage ALL our hospitality and tourism colleagues to attend, so whether you work at a hotel, a restaurant, attraction, retail shop, or just want to join us and hear what’s new, we would love to see you.  We appreciate your help and support in continuing to build our regional network to keep all our partners and stakeholders better informed.

As always, “holler if you need me!”


River City Rodeo
May 19-21, 2022
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Shoe Sensation Presents PBR Touring Pro
May 27 & 28, 2022
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Making Connections

You’re Invited!

We invite our travel, tourism, and hospitality colleagues to join us for our monthly briefing at the newly renovated Deaconess Sports Park! Network with other industry associates and hear updates on upcoming events and travel trends from the Visit Evansville team

Please RSVP to Kasia Koontz at

Building Awareness

May Meetings, Conventions and Sporting Events

Indiana Sports Hall of Fame | May 13-14, 2022
Old National Events Plaza
USSSA Baseball 4th Annual Armed Forces Tribute | May 13-15th, 2022
Deaconess Sports Park
GMB G2 Championships | May 21-22nd, 2022
Deaconess Sports Park
CED Industrial Solutions Expo | May 24-25, 2022Old National Events Plaza
Indiana Muscle | May 28, 2022Old National Events Plaza
USFA 11th Annual Border Wars | May28-29th, 2022
Deaconess Sports Park
Jurassic Quest | June 4-5, 2022Old National Events Plaza