Staycation in Owensboro

Staying in Owensboro over spring break?  Don’t worry– we’ve got you covered.

If you’re like me, you’ve refused to make the trek south this spring break and opted to stay home to de-stress and save your money.  There’s nothing relaxing about long drives, overpriced food, crowded beaches and cranky kids.  Luckily, the perfect staycation is waiting for you right here in Owensboro.  Here are a few of the best events happening around town this week for the whole family to explore.


‘Totally Artlandish’ Spring Break Arts Camp

If your kiddos need something fun to keep them busy over the break, the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art has the perfect camp.  OMFA’s Spring Break Visual Arts Camp is scheduled for Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6 and will feature classes that explore a variety of crafts and painting media by local artists and educators.  Classes will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. for ages 6-9 and from 1 to 3 p.m. for ages 10-15.  Click here for more information.

Thursday Open Jam

No better opportunity to experience and learn about bluegrass music than spring break in the ‘boro, home-place of the “Father of Bluegrass”.  The International Bluegrass Music Museum hosts jam sessions on the first Thursday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m. open to pickers of all skill levels and audiences of all bluegrass knowledge.  The museum is open during this time, so pop in to get a taste of Owensboro’s rich musical history.

Spring Break Activities: Owensboro Museum of Science and History

OMSH will be offering many exciting new activities to fill up your spring break schedule.  Meet “Griff” the groundhog, play the chef as you create a yummy, healthy afternoon snack, enjoy story time and create an art project, or meet live springtime bunnies, chicks and more!  All of this fun included with the regular admission fee of $5 per person!  Click here for a complete list of activities and a detailed schedule.

Elite Air Extreme Fun Center

Have you checked Owensboro’s new trampoline park!  Play a little dodgeball, see how many flips you can do, perhaps take a climb up their walls?  Oh, and the new ninja warrior courses are ready for you to jump into.  Take advantage of their Spring Break hours!

Monday – Thursday 12-9
Friday 12-10
Saturday 10-10
Sunday 1-8

O.Z. Tyler Distillery

Did you know Owensboro has the only bourbon distillery in the entire world that uses the Terre Pure process to rapidly filter bourbon thus increasing the taste?  Check out our local O.Z. Tyler Distillery. 

A behind-the-scenes tour and tasting is available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.


Visit our Calendar for a complete list of the spring break fun!