Cork Cuisine – Mardi Gras

Want to celebrate Mardi Gras in style without traveling to NOLA?  Get a taste of Bourbon Street, but with wine at Cork & Cuisine – Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center!  Guests are invited to indulge in five delicious courses from the beloved bayou region expertly…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 1-3

Something Rotten Something Rotten, a hilarious Broadway hit, takes to the RiverPark Center stage on Tuesday, February 26 at 7 p.m.  This musical comedy tells the story of two brothers, Nick and Nigel Bottom, as they rewrite the future of theatre and create the world’s very first musical!  This is a great show for the…

Hampton Inn celebrates five years in business

A celebration was held Thursday to recognize five years in business for the Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Owensboro/Waterfront hotel. The seven-story, 150-room hotel opened for business on Jan. 31, 2014, and has a 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor from 463 traveler reviews. Nearly every speaker who attended the celebration took time to…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Michael Cleveland legendary blind, partially-deaf fiddler to play in Owensboro

The decision to include a Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper concert with the Kentucky Fried Pickin’ event was a decision the Owensboro Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau made with intent.“Basically, it’s two separate events, but that’s our theme going forward, to collaborate and build partnerships between different events,” said CVB president and CEO Mark Calitri.…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Tourism is the front door to economic development in Owensboro Kentucky

https://edc.owensboro.com/_uploads/sites/3/2018/10/GOEDC-Annual-Report-2018web.pdfThe addition of Owensboro’s own bourbon distillery – O.Z. Tyler – to Kentucky’s bourbon trail will bring an estimated additional 20,000 visitors to the city each year. Owensboro’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Executive Director Mark Calitri says of the tourism industry here, “Economic development starts with a visit and there’s been no greater time than…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro embarks on ambitious plan to attract tour operators from across the United States

https://visitowbky.wpengine.com/2019/03/cvb-hoping-tour-operators-visit-will-increase-visitors/?olink=%2Fcategory%2Fnews%2Fwhat-others-are-saying%2F&otitle=What+Others+Are+Saying&rtax=category&rterm=538 Mark Calitri, CVB president, said earlier that the idea was to “introduce them to Owensboro and put our community on their road map. These tour operators, if impressed, will book future bus group trips to visit Owensboro.”Calitri said Dave Kirk, Visit Owensboro, Destination Management will be spearheading the project. ‘It all starts with establishing…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Top things to do in Owensboro from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor is a great resource to provide valuable information on things to do in Owensboro. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g39722-Owensboro_Kentucky-Vacations.htmlVisit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.

2019 Home & Garden Show

Eager for warm weather and blooming, green scenery again? The Home Builders Association of Owensboro is looking forward to helping homeowners shake off the cold winter weather and plan their spring and summer projects next month! The Owensboro Convention Center will host the 2019 Home & Garden Show on Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3. …