Owensboro Hydrofair expected to boost tourism, economy

Owensboroans have always loved the high-speed, fast-paced, roaring engines of the Owensboro Air Show. Now, we’re bringing more of that excitement to the water at the Owensboro Hydrofair!  50 teams will travel from across the country to compete in “nonstop racing action” on the Ohio River on August 14-16.  Die-hard fans from as far as…

The Circle of Life… A Lion’s Tale

Hakuna Matata!  Enjoy The Circle of Life…A Lion’s Tale, presented by the Owensboro Dance Theatre, at the RiverPark Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. Dance into the wild with all your favorite characters, vibrant costumes, elaborate digital moving backdrops, and flying animals! This timeless tale tells the story of a lion who must…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: February 21-23

Dance Battle Extravaganza Join the Owensboro Dance Theatre at the RiverPark Center on Saturday, February 22 at 7 p.m. for a one-of-a-kind dance battle extravaganza!  The first act will be a showcase of Giordano Dance Chicago!  GDC is America’s original jazz dance company, captivating audiences worldwide with dynamic, diverse, and high-energy performances. The second act…

The Great Race Is Coming To Owensboro

One of the United States most famous car races is making an overnight stop in Owensboro on June 24.  The Great Race, the world’s premiere old car rally, will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to town for the event, with the first car rolling into downtown starting at 5 p.m.    In…

Joslin video goes viral

Chris Joslin, executive director of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, played the national anthem on his banjo at the 2A Basketball Championships at the Owensboro Sportscenter.  The Hall of Fame and Visit Owensboro later posted a video of the performance to Facebook which quickly went viral.  At the time of the Messenger-Inquirer…

Wendell Foster Half Marathon

The second annual Wendell Foster Half Marathon presented by Owensboro Health will take place on Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 a.m.  The 13.1-mile race will take participants on a flat and fast route through Owensboro, Kentucky that begins and ends at the riverfront Smothers Park, perfect for a run or a walk with a view. …

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: February 14-16

Love Cannon Valentine’s Day Party Enjoy a special dinner and concert with your special someone this Valentine’s Day!  On Friday, February 14 at 8 p.m., the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum welcomes Love Canon for a special Valentine’s Day.  As seasoned string players, Love Canon brings their acoustic-roots appreciation to the electronic-tinged pop-hits…

Owensboro, mutton featured on ‘Kentucky Life’

Beloved Owensboro staples like the International Bar-B-Q Festival and Moonlite Bar-B-Q have been brought to national television through Kentucky Educational Television’s “Kentucky Life.” The segment has featured the best of Kentucky people and places for over 25 years. Owensboro’s shining moment focused on the history of mutton in the region and its growing popularity across…

2020 Home & Garden Show

If you’re eager for warm weather and blooming, green scenery again, you’re not alone!  The Home Builders Association of Owensboro is looking forward to helping homeowners shake off the winter blues and jump into their spring and summer projects next month!   The Owensboro Convention Center will host the 2020 Home & Garden Show on Saturday…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: February 7-9

Colin Mochrie’s HYPROV Improv and comedy legend Colin Mochrie and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci bring a brand new, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, side-splitting show to the Riverpark Center on Friday, February 7 at 8 p.m. For one night only, hypnosis and improv come together for a totally unique comedy experience – HYPROV:  Improv Under Hypnosis.  Twenty random…