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…

2,900 expected Friday for OMG!con

Cosplay, anime, and video game lovers reunited once again to make this year’s OMG!con the best yet.  After moving from Paducah to the Owensboro Convention Center to provide an atmosphere full of opportunity for its attendees, OMG!con has continued to grow bigger and better every year.  Not only has the convention expanded in numbers, but…

Bourbon and Bluegrass Century Bike Ride

The fourth annual Bourbon & Bluegrass Century Bike Ride, presented by Bicycle Owensboro will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019.  The ride benefits Dream Riders of Kentucky, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 2003 that offers equine assisted activities and therapies to individuals of all ages who have special needs.  Along with the full…

Top 3 Things To Do In Owensboro This Weekend: July 12-14

Daviess County Lions Club County Fair The Annual Daviess County Lions Club Fair will take place July 10-13 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds on highway 54 in Philpot, Ky.  This year’s event features all the classic fair fun including inflatables, pony rides, laser tag, bazaar show, petting zoo, first bite fishing, and food vendors every…

USSSA Baseball Santa Championship

The USSSA Baseball Santa Championship, hosted by 3Up 3Down Events, is being played in Owensboro, Ky. at Jack C. Fisher and Panther Creek Park on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14.  This event will host fifty-eight USSSA baseball teams ranging from 8U to 12U from four different surrounding states, bringing in an excess of…

Owensboro’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame draws visitors from 11 countries

Crowds are coming from far and wide to visit the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, indicating the museum’s success since its grand opening in October.  “In its first six months, the $15.3 million Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in downtown Owensboro saw approximately 20,000 visitors from 11 countries, 35 states and…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: July 5-7

4th of July 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 will include food vendors along Veterans Blvd. and live music at McConnell Plaza throughout the evening.  Beginning at 6 p.m., head to the Owensboro Convention Center for fun…