Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: August 19-21


It’s the time of year for loud boats ripping across the water, and the Owensboro HydroFair is here to deliver! Taking place August 19-21, the HydroFair will bring you a weekend of hydroplane racing like you’ve never seen before. More than 60 teams from across the US and Canada will compete for some exciting racing on the Ohio River, with boats topping speeds of 170 MPH. You can enjoy the Owensboro HydroFair for free or reserve a spot in the comfort of an air-conditioned space at the Owensboro Convention Center. 

Apollo Summer Slam      

One of Kentucky’s longest-running volleyball tournaments, the Apollo Summer Slam will feature amazing talent from some of the best high school volleyball teams in the state. Running for two days on August 19 and 20, the Apollo Summer Slam brings in teams – several of which will compete in the state tournament – from many different regions across Kentucky. Taking place at the Owensboro Convention Center, you can buy single day passes or weekend tickets right here!

Street Legends     

The annual Street Legends Car Show is always a memorable event, and this year will be no different. In fact, it’s become one of the premiere automotive events in the Tri-State area! Classic cars of every kind will be displayed, and you can catch live entertainment both Friday and Saturday night. Held at Diamond Lake Resort, this event is celebrating its 16th anniversary this year. Enjoy food and car vendors, as well as a flea market at this weekend event. Admission is $5 per car and the show runs from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. August 19-20.