Madisonville is super-excited to serve as host to the show of a lifetime! To celebrate, we've planned a "Fun in the Sun" weekend for locals and guests alike that we're sure you will enjoy. Madisonville is a quick and easy drive from Henderson, Evansville, Owensboro, Louisville, and all points in-between. If you've staying in one of neighboring KY towns, that's ok...pop on over for a few hours and enjoy one of our unique events.
Come celebrate with us!
Friday Night Live is our outdoor, summertime concert series with all the fix'ins: a variety of food vendors, beer tents, kids' activities, and, of course, live music! For eclipse weekend we wanted to set just the right tone (did you catch the pun?) for our "Fun in the Sun" celebration. Conch Republic fills the bill with high energy, get-your-body-moving-Jimmy Buffet fun! Downtown Madisonville, 5-9PM, Friday, August 18.
Our new skateboard park recently opened to rave local reviews. We're christening our new park on eclipse weekend with a rad performance by 6 professional skateboarders representing NHS Brands including Josh Borden, Taylor Bingaman, Taylor Kirby, Dolan Stearns, and Paul Hart. A S.K.A.T.E. competition will follow for attendee skateboarders with prizes from NHS. Madisonville Skatepark, corner of Railroad and Sugg Streets in Downtown Madisonville, 10AM-2PM, Saturday, August 19.
We planned this event for kids of all ages! Held at our beautiful Madisonville City Park, Solarpalooza will offer a wet and wild, get dirty and have Fun in the Sun kind of day. The event features a huge foam pit, 14 inflatables, including bouncy houses, water slides, and obstacle courses (open to all ages), and laser tag and a human fooseball arena (for kids over age 10 and adults). Don't forget
a towel, and sunscreen! The fun goes down 11AM-4PM, Saturday, August 19. 745 City Park Drive.
Independence Bank has brought in quite the show for the local eclipse-chasing public! Jennifer Nettles (formerly of Sugarland) puts on a lively, heart-felt performance that is sure to please. The concert is FREE to the public, with VIP seating offered to Independence Bank customers. Held at the Hopkins County Fairgrounds, 605 East Center Street, Saturday, August 19.
Gates open at 5PM.
Co-sponsored by The City of Madisonville and local radio station Mad Mix 106, this event is planned as a laid-back opportunity to enjoy music ranging from gospel to blues as the day progresses. The picturesque open-field venue will be at Mahr Park at Hidden Hills Farm. Feel free to bring a blanket, folding chairs and your cooler (and bug spray)! Musicians include The Word of Faith Praise Team, The Pilgrim Project, Barry Russell & The Southern Bullets, the Alonzo Pennington Band, and King of the Blues, Boscoe France. Located at 642 Nebo Road, Sunday, 2-8PM, August 20.
Madisonville is offering numerous eclipse viewing locations to share, each with it's own amenities and character. Click below for more details!