Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: August 20-22

Owensboro Hydrofair

This weekend is one like no other! More than 60 teams from around the US and Canada will travel to Owensboro to compete in the North American Championships for the American Powerboat Association. The race track begins and ends in front of the Owensboro Convention Center, where racers will hit speeds of 170 mph, spraying water as they fly through the water. It’s an experience like no other and it’s free! Click here to find out about reserved seating at the Owensboro Convention Center. The hydrofair will start on Friday, August 20, with testing from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The qualifying races begin on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The culmination of the weekend – the Championship Races– will take place on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Don’t forget about all the family-friendly hydrofair fun at the RiverPark Center on Saturday and Sunday. There will be an obstacle course, a glow dance party, and chairs on the BB&T Plaza for viewing the races! Tickets are $5 for single tickets, and $20 for a group of up to 5, $2 for each additional person.


Street Legends Car Show

Attention auto enthusiasts – the annual “Street Legends” Car Show is back! Voted one of the top 20 events in the South, the premiere car show takes place at Diamond Lake Resort on Friday, August 20 and Saturday, August 21. Classic cars of all makes will be displayed. Foo9d trucks, car vendors, swap meet/flea market, and various other display items will be available to explore in addition to the more than 600 cars on display! Show off your own classic car or enjoy the best vintage vehicles in the tri-state area this weekend!


Owensboro Multicultural Festival

Each year, on the 3rd Saturday of August, First Presbyterian Church hosts the Owensboro Multicultural Festival.  The 22nd annual Multicultural Festival will occur August 21, 2021, and is free for the whole community. This festival features educational booths organized by people who are from there or have traveled there. There’s no Multicultural Fest without the food court where you can try foods from all over the world. The festival also features vocal and instrumental music, dance, storytelling, demonstrations, and traditional costume from around the world, as well as activities specifically for kids. It’s the perfect way to celebrate community and the world around us with the whole family!