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 ending at Kentucky Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 4.  Everything motorsports related– whether it’s circle track racing, straight line racing, downhill racing or a good old-fashioned demolition derby– will be going on to satisfy fans new or old.  Meet your favorite drivers, interact with members of the community, and celebrate the rich history of motorsports with family fun! 


Hops on the Ohio

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 of music, local art, food vendors, and of course, tastings!  This year’s entertainment is provided by Fatbox, a band expertly blending funk, rock, blues, and jazz.  Tickets are $55 for VIP, $35 for general admission, and $5 for designated drivers.  Click here to purchase tickets online now!


Bourbon and Bluegrass 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 and metric centuries, there is also a 33-mile ride available.  The routes offer a few rolling hills and many miles of flat, rural roads through scenic western Kentucky including spectacular views of the Ohio and Green Rivers. Rest stops and water stations will be well-stocked and readily available throughout the ride.  Click here for all the details about registration and information including pre-ride events and post-ride entertainment.