New ‘Special Occasion Lighting System’ launches in downtown Evansville

Published: Jun. 11, 2020 at 11:17 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District (EID) debuted its new “Special Occasion Lighting System” on Thursday night.

The event was held at the corner of Main and Second Streets in downtown Evansville.

This system is aimed at brightening the downtown corridor for special events.

The new lighting system features illumination of more than 100 trees along Main Street that can be color-coded to events and holidays.

“We’re competing with other cities around the state and how do we differentiate ourselves from all the other cities around the state?” Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Jim Wood said. “It’s projects like this - projects of rebuilding, renovating and having great things to see in downtown Evansville.”

Following the guidelines established in the “Back on Track” Indiana reopening plan, the event was limited to 100 attendees.

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and EID President Joshua Armstrong also attended and spoke at the event.

You can watch the entire lighting ceremony in the video below:

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