Calitri says bigger conventions means higher revenue from hotel tax

Downtown Owensboro’s new hotel, Home2 Suites by Hilton, is now under construction, and the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention Center is excited to beginning filling those rooms.   As the CVB continues to develop downtown businesses, conventions and available hotel rooms, they want to begin targeting convention-goers specifically who wish to stay close to the Owensboro Convention Center. …

River Valley Cluster Dog Show 2019

Who let the dogs out?  The River Valley Cluster Dog Show, sponsored by the Owensboro River City Kennel Club and Southern Indiana Kennel Club, returns during the third week of August at the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro, Kentucky.  Enjoy dog show events including all breed, rally/obedience, AKC owner handler, and B match Thursday, August…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: August 2-4

Owensboro-Daviess County Motorsports Festival The Owensboro-Daviess County Motorsports Festival returns Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4.  Enjoy a full weekend of racing-related activities kicking off at Windy Hollow Raceway Park on Friday, August 2, followed by a family fun day at the SportsCenter on Saturday and wrapping up with a full county-wide race event…

Hospitality Construction | Making Room for More Hotels

Tourism, convention center renovations continue to push construction in the hospitality sectorIn Owensboro, two new hotels – Best Western Plus and TownePlace Suites – recently opened their doors with 63 and 102 rooms, respectively, according to an article in the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, which also noted that the city had just under 1,300 hotel rooms at…

CVB projecting 3.66% increase from room tax

Owensboro’s future is looking even brighter! The Convention and Visitor’s Bureau announced their new 2019-2020 budget which projects higher revenue from the tax on hotel rooms. This means more will be put back into the Owensboro area in conventions, tournaments, and other attractions. Kentucky is branding 2020 as the “Year of Music” and as the…

Concert on the Lawn

Pack a picnic, put on comfy clothes, grab your friends and family, and head to the KWC front lawn for a FREE community concert by the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, August 17!  This year, the orchestra presents Concert on the lawn “Sports Orchestrated” themed “Salute to Sports” at 7 p.m. and all the other…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: July 26-28

Exile Performing at the Daviess County Lions Club Fair The Daviess County Lions Club Fair is sponsoring a special concert with “Exile” on Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m.!   Exile is an American rock band known for hits like “Kiss You All Over” and “Give Me One More Chance”.  The concert will take place at…

Johnson, Bacon named to CVB board

David Johnson, previously a city commissioner in 2009, and Claude Bacon, vice president for administration, sales and eCommerce for LinGate Hospitality, were appointed to the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau board of directors.  They replaced Mathew McCloud and Tim Ross on the board in June.  The CVB is excited for these new additions to…

Hops on the Ohio

Prepare for an afternoon of music, brews and fun!  Hops on the Ohio is everyone’s favorite annual beer festival held at the RiverPark Center on August 3 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  This event is a 4-hour tour of local Kentucky breweries and an exploration of the nation’s favorite brands.  Enjoy a day full…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: July 19-21

To Moon and Beyond! To The Moon and Beyond! Is a NASA sponsored space event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing on the Moon, July 2, 1969.  The event will be held at the Owensboro Museum of Science and History on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  and features tons…