Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: August 30- Sept 1

Friday After 5

The 23rd season of the areas favorite free summer series, “Shake, Rattle & Stroll”, will wrap up the season with a new set of live bands, family events, food trucks and entertainment this Friday, July 26 beginning at 5 p.m.!  The fabulous season finale features music from NKG, the “ultimate party dance band”, Chris Joslin, and Jericho Woods.  A complete schedule for the night can be found here.  Fun for the whole family can be found from balloon animals to the FAF Foto Booth to everyone’s Favorite Mice, courtesy of TD’s Tuff Decisions. The US Bank t-shirt cannon will be sending special t-shirts into the crowd, and don’t forget the free popcorn!  Don’t miss out on this end-of-summer smash.


Independence Bank Firework Festival

Join Daviess County Fiscal Court at the Independence Bank Fireworks Festival on Saturday, August 31 at Panther Creek Park.  The event begins at 5 p.m. and features all of your favorite family-friendly festival fun like balloons, inflatables, pony rides, a petting zoo, live music and multiple food vendors.  A spectacular firework display will start at 8:30 p.m.  Enjoy a beautiful night filled with family, friends and free fun as you say goodbye to summer.  Bring your own chairs or a picnic and watch the show!  Parking is free, and no pets are allowed. Call the Daviess County Parks and Recreation at 270-685-6142 for more information.


A Vision for Change: An Evening with Elizabeth Smart

The Owensboro Convention Center hosts Elizabeth Smart one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time on Saturday, August 31 beginning at 6 p.m.  Elizabeth has recently released a new powerful and inspiring book about what it takes to overcome trauma, find the strength to move on, and reclaim one’s life. “Where There’s Hope” is the result of Elizabeth’s mission.  Doors will open for the event at 6 p.m. with dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and a speech and book signing to follow.  This will be a captivating night filled with a unique up-close-and-personal glimpse into the healing process.  Click here to purchase your tickets now or call the Owensboro Convention Center Box Office (270) 687-8800.