Saturdays and Sundays aren’t the only days you can go out and have a great time. There are several local spots in Evansville that are perfect for a weekday “funday” with friends, family, or a special somebody. Grab a bite to eat, grab a drink, do a little shopping, or try a new activity at some of these locally-owned businesses around town.

Retail therapy is the best therapy

  • No matter your style, the experts at Enjole’ Interiors can help you create the environment of your dreams. In addition to interior decor consulting, you can shop for home decor accessories and furnishings, fine art, handmade jewelry, and other treasures. Get a partner in design-crime to shop for items to decorate your home, or grab a few friends and head over for a perusal of everything Enjole'!

  • If you’re into products that enhance your mind, body, AND soul then a trip to The Bead Angel is the perfect outing. You’ll find candles, books, aromatherapy items, jewelry, oils, and, of course, tons and tons of beads. Pearls, amber, turquoise, amethyst, onyx, name it! And, if you want more than a shopping spree, The Bead Angel has several events like jewelry-making, Tai Chi classes, Reiki certification courses, and so much more. Who knew!? Now you do! 

  • Consignment shopping can be the best type of shopping because you never know what you might find. Simply Home Store in Boonville sells home decor, dining ware, handmade soaps, and essential oil products. Come in and browse through their fantastic selection for a treasure-hunting group hang out or a weeknight unwind.

  • Find cute women's clothing and accessories at Lili Lu Designs, one of Evansville’s trendiest boutiques. They also do embroidery, monogramming, and custom designs if you’re looking for a personalized gift. Lili Lu is the perfect spot for a shopping go-to with friends.

  • Shop the garden center at Colonial Classics Landscape & Nursery to find gorgeous trees, shrubs, or flowers for your yard and home. Even if you don’t want to buy plants right in the moment, take a breather and spend some time in Colonial Classics' natural setting. Browse the rows of plants in their expansive nursery; you may even get ideas for that landscape or garden you’ve been dreaming of. See what's out there + see what's blooming.

Relax and unwind

  • In the middle of a stressful week, grab your friends or your date and stop by Cigar Cigar to unwind in the cigar lounge. The lounge provides a cozy and relaxed environment with a HUGE variety of cigars. You can also check out some of the events that involve food, drinks, and fun.

  • Nothing refreshes your body AND your mind quite like a professional massage. The therapists at Massage for Your Health provide individualized care based on extensive knowledge and research. Going to get a massage is great date or activity for the busy couple or friend group. Stressed out family member? Take them with you!

  • Getting pampered is good! Getting pampered with friends is even better. Take a break from your busy week schedule to get facials, botox, and other skin treatments at Deja Vu Skin & Vein Center

  • Exercise is great to get the blood flowing, elevate your mood, and feel refreshed. Get together with your pals for an exercise class at Pure Barre Evansville. Pure barre is a full body, yet low-impact workout for the super-active fitness junky or the beginner. 

Eat, drink, and be merry

  • Who doesn’t love a sushi night? Kanpai brings delicious sushi and Asian food to Evansville with a big-city feel, minus the big-city price. Grab your pals for lunch time or come in the evening for drink and dinner specials.

  • Get your guys and gals together and grab a drink at Leroy’s Tavern. The prices are low, the service is friendly, and the food and drinks are super tasty. Best of all, Leroy’s is down-home and casual for a cozy yet entertaining evening.

  • Barbecue ribs, smoked turkey, homemade apple your mouth watering yet? Marx BBQ serves all of those items and other barbecue favorites in their Westside restaurant. Come in for delicious food and a fun, social evening with your people.

With these suggestions, you’re more than ready for a day of local fun in Evansville. Not only are these shops and businesses locally owned, but they also have some great freebies + perks. Interested? Download the Towny app to get rewarded for supporting your local business owners' dreams and the local economy! Feels good, right?