Officials announced today that they will NOT continue with Hydroplane Racing at Evansville Hydrofest.

There is no word yet as to why the hydroplane racing has been canceled. You can see what Evansville Hydrofest had to say about The Board of Directors of the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau's decision.

This news comes as a shock to many fans of the Hydroplane races as just a couple of months ago, the event date was released, along with several new features to the festival in downtown Evansville.

The Evansville Hydrofest will be held August 16, 17, and 18 on the Ohio River with plenty of reasons to come downtown:

  • Free admission
  • Boat races on the Ohio River
  • BBQ Festival including a competition (ticketed event)
  • Vintage Motorcycles
  • Car Show
  • Entertainment
  • Vendors
  • Food Trucks

According to WFIE,

Joe Taylor, Executive Director for the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), says an event will be taking place during that August weekend, but it will not be named HydroFest.

A statement from CVB says the barbecue festival and concert parts of the event that have already been planned will take place in a “yet-to-be-named event in downtown Evansville.”

(Source:WFIE)