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Welcome to Owensboro!

All America City

Owensboro is Kentucky’s fourth-largest city, nestled on the banks of the Ohio River in Western Kentucky.

With more than 20 annual celebrations, Owensboro is known as Kentucky’s Festival City. Learn about Owensboro Festivals, which include the world-famous International Bar-B-Q Festival, ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival, Big O Music Fest and the International Mystery Writer’s Festival.

Besides festivals, there are special events in Owensboro nearly every week of the year. Check out the Events Calendar, where you are sure to find fun for everyone.

Our Visitor’s Guide will help you plan your stay and ensure that you feel at home once you are here.

Owensboro is also renowned as a town for Sports. With outstanding sports complexes hosting numerous tournaments and national championships, Owensboro is one of the best places in the USA to play or watch sports.

Centrally located among numerous midwestern cities, Owensboro’s hospitality, facilities and attractions make it a winning choice for Conventions and Meetings of any kind.

Owensboro has much to offer. We invite you to explore this site and encourage you to come for a visit. Please feel free to contact us to experience our famous southern hospitality.

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