What You Need To Know About ROMP

The 2019 ROMP Fest is almost here, and we’re itching with excitement!  The four-day music festival will take over Yellow Creek park on June 26-29, featuring iconic artists and Hall of Fame members Ricky Skaggs and Del McCoury among many others.  Click here for the full lineup.  What many don’t realize is that the fun…

CVB going after more tournaments

Owensboro has spent years developing their sports tourism and now it’s really paying off.  Sports tourism has become one of the most profitable areas of development for Owensboro, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau wants to continue that growth far beyond softball and baseball.  Jared Bratcher, sports marketing director for the CVB, is looking at…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: June 21-23

2019 Dazzling Daylily Festival The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden’s annual festival filled with flowers and fun begins this weekend on Thursday, June 20!  Enjoy thousands of blooming daylilies and fun activities in the garden through June 30.  Saturday, June 22, don’t forget to celebrate the main event featuring Artists in the Garden, children’s activities, food…

In the Spotlight

Brand USA takes Owensboro to World Stage We just can’t stop talking about everything that Owensboro has to offer, and now the rest of the world knows too!  Owensboro’s tourism is under the international spotlight now, and big things are expected for the city in the upcoming years. Alongside cities like Las Vegas, New Orleans,…

2019 Dazzling Daylily Festival with Balloons Over the Garden

It’s almost time for the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden’s award-winning, flower-filled festival!  June 20-30, view thousands of blooming daylilies and celebrate the summer at Owensboro’s 10th annual daylily festival. With over 800 varieties of daylilies, daylily tours, hot air balloon rides, daylily dig beds, twelve themed gardens, children’s playhouse, a conservatory, artists, displays, music and…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: June 14-16

Art by the Stars The Museum of Fine Art hosts “Art by the Stars”, a unique gala benefit for the museum on Saturday, June 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The evening will feature an exhibition and auction of works of art by a roster of “nonartists” known as “stars”, made up of business…

4th of July Celebrations

Downtown Owensboro comes alive for the 4th of July every year with crowds flocking to celebrate together on the riverfront as the sky above the Ohio River lights up with fireworks.  The City of Owensboro hosts the event along Owensboro’s riverfront to celebrate the All-American Fourth of July on Thursday, July 4.  The annual celebration…

Owensboro’s ‘Killer B’s’ are drawing tourists, Phillips says

Since Owensboro’s feature in “The New USA Bucket List: 11 Top Places You Need to See” last year, the “Killer B’s”, the term coined for Owensboro’s brand of bourbon, bluegrass, and barbeque, have been turning heads and all eyes are on Owensboro.  Now, Visit Owensboro is partnering with the Kentucky Department of Tourism and Brand…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: June 7-9

OMG!con The largest video game expo of any anime event is returning again to storm the Owensboro Convention Center on June 7-9.  This annual three-day event brings together anime, video games, tabletop, and general fandom for a weekend of fun and excitement.  There will be special guests such as voice actors and artists, dealers for…