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

Friday After 5- KY Vietnam Wall

Friday After 5 is where the weekend begins! Where else can you walk along a gorgeous riverfront as you explore up to eight different stages of music, food trucks, bar and drink stations, and local artisan vendors? This weekend, Friday, July 2, you’ll find blues, gospel, 70’s tunes, and much more along the “Mile of Music”. Whether you bring the whole family or come out for a fun night with friends, you’ll find fun for everyone.  In addition to the great music, make sure to check out the Traveling Kentucky Vietnam Wall on the front lawn of the Owensboro Convention Center.  The wall which is a replica of the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C. features only Kentucky Veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War.  The wall will be available to view until 8 a.m. on Monday.  Be sure to catch the closing program at 2 p.m. on Sunday.


Freedom Bash

Kick off your Fourth of July celebrations at the 2021 Freedom Bash at Diamond Lake Resort this Saturday, July 3, beginning at 11 a.m. Show off your patriotism and wear your best red, white and blue. Enter the annual pie eating contest, and try your hand at “Chicken Chuckin”! The day will finish off with a fabulous Independence Day fireworks display.


Fourth of July City Celebration

The City of Owensboro will celebrate Independence Day at its annual All-American Fourth of July event on Sunday, July 4 starting at 5 p.m. The 2021 All-American Fourth of July will combine the annual celebration on the riverfront with three additional fireworks locations throughout the city. The celebration will get started in Smothers Park along the downtown riverfront at 5:00pm on Sunday, July 4. Live music will be provided by Alonzo Pennington at 5 p.m. and The Downtown Band at 7 p.m. At 9:15 p.m., the 15 minute fireworks show will be launched over the Ohio River for everyone gathered along the riverfront. If you don’t make it downtown, don’t worry. Centre Court/Shifley Park, Owensboro Sportscenter/Moreland Park, and Owensboro Warehouse Leasing will also be launching their firework display simultaneously with the riverfront show. Tune in to 92.5 FM WBKR to listen to the soundtrack to which the fireworks have been choreographed!