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 art activities, there’s so much to explore!  Take a tethered balloon ride for just $10!

Special events will be going on each day throughout the festival, including Dogs by Daylilies, guided daylily tours, Photography in the Garden, and a Guided Hike for Kids!  Make sure you’re there for the main event on June 22, complete with Artists in the Garden, children’s activities, food trucks and live music, tethered balloon rides, and balloon glow at nighttime.  Check out the complete schedule of events here.


Regular admission is free for all Botanical Garden members, $5 for adults, $3 for seniors, and $1 for youth. On Thursday and Friday, June 27 and 28 only, ROMP attendees can hop on the ROMP Trolley to explore the gardens at a special admission rate of $3!  Don’t miss out on the spectacular event!