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Special Events in Knox County Indiana

The Knox County area has many annual celebrations ranging from historical re-enactments to festivals that delight area residents and keep visitors coming back year after year.

The Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous has been held each Memorial Day weekend in Vincennes since 1976 and is an internationally known event. The Rendezvous has developed into a fantastic mix of sights and sounds ranging from authentic Revolutionary War re-enactments to demonstrations of 18th and 19th century lifestyles. The battle re-enactments are complete with the cannons thundering and the crackling of musket fire throughout the weekend.

Crafts and skills demonstrated by participants include such things as blacksmithing, silver smithing, weaving, basket making, moccasin sewing and shingle splitting. For two days the grounds near the George Rogers Clark Memorial and the area known as the French Commons are transformed by fife playing, uniformed parades, historic ceremonies and much more on the sacred site of an actual Revolutionary War battle.

The park is along the historic Old Cahokia Trace which was a primary link for settlers heading west to St. Louis during the early 19th century.

The north side of the park reflects this point in time during Old Settler Days through re-enactors demonstrating lifestyles and skills of that period. They offer a wide variety of crafts, entertainment , food and wares while sharing their knowledge of the past in the present.

No matter what the season, there are special events to entertain. Following are just a few of our annual events. For complete details on events, please visit the Vincennes/Knox County Visitors and Tourism Bureau.

  • Old Town Players Civic Theater
  • Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous
  • Candlelight Tour of Historic Sites
  • Old Northwest Running Club SK Run

For the latest detail on events, visit theVincennes/Knox County Visitors and Tourism Bureau.

  • National Flag Day Celebration, Bicknell
  • Good Old Oaken Days, Oaktown
  • Red Skelton Festival
  • Salute to the Veterans of WWII
  • Happy Birthday America Celebration, 4th of July
  • Knox County Fair, Bicknell
  • Germanfest
  • Watermelon Festival
  • Hoosier Cruisers Antique & Classic Car Show
  • Black Creek Festival, Sandborn
  • Church Picnics Featuring Southern Indiana Fricassee
  • All Summer Farmers Market

For the latest detail on events, visit theVincennes/Knox County Visitors and Tourism Bureau.

  • Annual Knox County Chili Cook-Off
  • Bicknell Homecoming Celebration, Bicknell
  • Fall Festival
  • Lincoln High School Homecoming
  • Old Town Players Civic Theater
  • Walnut Grove Festival

For the latest detail on events, visit theVincennes/Knox County Visitors and Tourism Bureau.

  • Muster at Wabash Bluffs
  • Annual Hobby, Arts and Craft Show
  • Vincennes University Homecoming
  • Christmas at Grouseland
  • Downtown Christmas Stroll
  • Old Northwest Running Club George Rogers Clark Trace 10 Mile Run
  • Old Post Bluegrass Jam
  • New Year's Eve Watermelon Drop

For the latest detail on events, visit theVincennes/Knox County Visitors and Tourism Bureau.