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Apr
28
Sat

First Class Glass Exhibit: American Glass Whimsies and 20th C. Studio Art Glass Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm
First Class Glass Exhibit:  American Glass Whimsies and 20th C. Studio Art Glass @ Owensboro Museum of Fine Art | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

First Class Glass:  American Glass Whimsies and 20th C. Studio Art Glass Exhibit

Saturday, April 28 – July 16, 2018

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

First Class Glass, two centuries of art rendered in glass will open at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Saturday, April 28.  The exhibition features an important collection of 267 glass objects created by master glassblowers of the mid-19th century call “glass whimsies”.  Made in Lockport and Lancaster, New York between 1840 and 1880, the collection was amassed by a New York family in the 1950’s and ultimately purchased by an Owensboro resident for the local museum.

The exhibit will continue through July 16.  Museum’s hours are Tuesday -Friday from Noon to 5PM and Saturday/Sunday 1PM-4PM.  Admission is FREE although voluntary donations are requested of $3 for adults and $2 for children.  Parking with access for physically challenged is provided at the Atrium entrance on 9th Street parking lot.  For more information phone the Museum (270) 685-3181 or visit www.omfa.us, Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

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Jun
20
Wed

Nature Camp at the Joe Ford Nature Center Joe Ford Nature Center

Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Nature Camp at the Joe Ford Nature Center @ Joe Ford Nature Center | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Nature Camp at the Joe Ford Nature Center

Wed. June 6, 13, 20, 27 & Thur., July 5,  Wed. July 11, 18, 25, 2018

Sessions @ 9 am-11:30 am, Ages 7-10 years of age;  Session @1 PM – 3:30 PM, Ages 11-13 years of age

Joe Ford Nature Center, 3870 W 2nd Street in Owensboro.

If you love learning about nature, things in nature, and being surrounded by nature, the Joe Ford Nature Camp program is for YOU! We have a lot of exciting things planned as we start the new  Joe Ford Nature Camp programs in 2018. All Nature Camp programs are offered at no charge.  However, it is requested a $5 donation be given per child per class session to be able to continue Joe Ford’s wish of offering nature-related programs to our community.

Register for the Nature Camp by filling out the form online or by contacting Deborah at (270) 344-05096 or email @ [email protected]  Also, please visit us on Facebook.

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Jun
21
Thu

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market Owensboro Regional Farmers Market

Jun 21 @ 6:30 am – 12:00 pm
Owensboro Regional Farmers Market @ Owensboro Regional Farmers Market | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market

12th and Triplett Streets

The Farmers Market is open Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Beginning in June, the market is also open Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 am – 12:00 pm. 

The 2018 Market Season will open April 14th thru November 17 at the corner of Triplett and Parish Avenue, 1205 Triplett Street.  Find out why fresh is best! The Market features locally grown vegetables, flowers, meats, & baked goods.

May 16 thru September 1, a satellite market is also located at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, 1201 Pleasant Valley Road, on Wednesday from 1:30 pm -5:00 pm.  Both locations have parking for your convenience.  All vendors accept cash, most will accept personal checks and some will accept debit and credit cards.  The Market also accepts SNAP/EBT payments as well.  These forms of payment are taken at the Market information booth with the Market Manager.

Check out the website for Market Events, entertainment, guest vendors, and vendor activities, make plans to attend all of the festivals and event days!!!

 

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Jun
22
Fri

“Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden” Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
"Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden" @ Western Kentucky Botanical Garden | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Daily Schedule of Events June 22-June 30th

Visit us opening day as 800+ registered daylily varieties are spotlighted in varying ways!

Friday, June 22: 6:00PM Balloonists arrive,  full flights by reservation, $200/person), call for reservations (270) 231-1703.

Saturday, June 23: 5:30AM & 6:00PM, Balloon full flights, tethered balloon rides, $10 pp, first come, first served.  

Saturday, June 23: 4:00PM Children’s activities, food court, and music

Saturday, June 23: 6-8:00PM “An Evening Out” at The Garden, VIP Hospitality, Winner Announcement

Saturday, June 23: 8:00PM Balloon Glow

Monday, June 25: 2:00 PM Master Daylily Tour

Wednesday, June 27:  10:00 AM Master Daylily Tour

Thursday, June 28-30th: WELCOME ROMPERS!! Special admission rate for ROMP Visitors with wristband of $3.00 Ride the Trolley to The Garden!

Saturday, June 30: 8:00AM-Noon Annual Daylily Sale

Please visit The Garden website for more fun information!!  

 

 

 

 

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Friday After 5 Downtown Riverfront

Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Friday After 5 @ Downtown Riverfront | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Friday After 5 

Where The Weekend Begins! 

FRIDAY AFTER 5 is a summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday on the eight block, stunningly beautiful Owensboro, Kentucky riverfront.

FRIDAY AFTER 5 was again named one of the “Top Ten Summer Festivals” in Kentucky and just won the prestigious Reader’s Choice Platinum Award for “Best Community Event” of the year.  The festival includes live bands, family events, food trucks and entertainment.  Our signature “Toast to the Sunset” takes place right on the riverfront at each Friday After 5.  

From the RiverPark Center through Smothers Park  to the Owensboro Convention Center downtown on the Owensboro Riverfront on the Ohio River each Friday 5 PM until Midnight.

Visit www.fridayafter5.com for complete schedule of entertainment and weekly events!  Come join in the FREE, FAMILY, FUN each Friday night in downtown Owensboro!! Be sure to check us out on Facebook!!

 

 

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Rosine Barn Jamboree Rosine Barn Jamboree

Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Rosine Barn Jamboree @ Rosine Barn Jamboree

Rosine Barn Jamboree

Every Friday night April  6th thru December 14, 2018

Doors open at 5:30 pm, Open Mic from 6-7 pm, Show starts at 7 pm

Live-Free Bluegrass Music every Friday night first of April till Mid-December in Rosine, KY, hometown of Bill Monroe, “the Father of Bluegrass” born in Rosine and buried in the Rosine Cemetery around the corner from the barn.  Admission is free, musicians aren’t paid and bags of popcorn cost $1.  Bring your lawn chairs or get there early.  Three shows nightly, many nights there are “special guests” dropping in to pick and play!  Bring your fiddle, banjo, mandolin or come to listen to the best of “Bluegrass”!  If you’d like to play at the jam, please call 270-363-3052 to book your slot. 

Check out the Rosine Barn Jamboree on Facebook or more interesting tidbits!

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Annie, Jr. presented by TWO Empress Theatre

Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm
Annie, Jr. presented by TWO @ Empress Theatre | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Annie, Jr.

Friday & Saturday, June 22, 23, 29, 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Sunday, June 24 & July 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Empress Theater

Based on “Little Orphan Annie”, this is the youth version of the delightful musical, ANNIE.  Performed by actors of Grades 3-12, we know our friends will enjoy the show!  Directed by Thad Mayhugh.  Tickets are on sale online!

 

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Jun
23
Sat

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market Owensboro Farmers Market

Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Owensboro Regional Farmers Market @ Owensboro Farmers Market | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market

12th and Triplett Streets

April thru May, the market is open Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Beginning in June, the market is also open Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 am – 12:00 pm. 

The 2018 Market Season will open April 14th thru November 17 at the corner of Triplett and Parish Avenue, 1205 Triplett Street.  Find out why fresh is best! The Market features locally grown vegetables, flowers, meats, & baked goods. 

May 16 thru September 1, a satellite market is also located at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, 1201 Pleasant Valley Road, on Wednesday from 1:30 pm -5:00 pm.  Both locations have parking for your convenience.  All vendors accept cash, most will accept personal checks and some will accept debit and credit cards.  The Market also accepts SNAP/EBT payments as well.  These forms of payment are taken at the Market information booth with the Market Manager.

Check out the website for Market Events, entertainment, guest vendors, and vendor activities, make plans to attend all of the festivals and event days!!!

 

 

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Perfect Game Baseball State Tournament Panther Creek and Fisher Parks

Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – Jun 24 @ 11:00 pm
Perfect Game Baseball State Tournament @ Panther Creek and Fisher Parks

Perfect Game Baseball State Tournament

Saturday & Sunday, May 23-24, 2018

Panther Creek Park, 5160 Wayne Bridge Road, Owensboro, KY 42301

Fisher Park, 3900 W 5th Street Road, Owensboro, KY 42301

 

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“Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden” Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
"Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden" @ Western Kentucky Botanical Garden | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Daily Schedule of Events June 22-June 30th

Visit us opening day as 800+ registered daylily varieties are spotlighted in varying ways!

Friday, June 22: 6:00PM Balloonists arrive,  full flights by reservation, $200/person), call for reservations (270) 231-1703.

Saturday, June 23: 5:30AM & 6:00PM, Balloon full flights, tethered balloon rides, $10 pp, first come, first served.  

Saturday, June 23: 4:00PM Children’s activities, food court, and music

Saturday, June 23: 6-8:00PM “An Evening Out” at The Garden, VIP Hospitality, Winner Announcement

Saturday, June 23: 8:00PM Balloon Glow

Monday, June 25: 2:00 PM Master Daylily Tour

Wednesday, June 27:  10:00 AM Master Daylily Tour

Thursday, June 28-30th: WELCOME ROMPERS!! Special admission rate for ROMP Visitors with wristband of $3.00 Ride the Trolley to The Garden!

Saturday, June 30: 8:00AM-Noon Annual Daylily Sale

Please visit The Garden website for more fun information!!  

 

 

 

 

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Hillbilly Alympics Diamond Lake Resort

Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hillbilly Alympics @ Diamond Lake Resort | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Hillbilly Alympics

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Diamond Lake Resort

Hillybilly Alympics promises this year to be fantastic fun for the entire family!  We’re changing it up for a more exciting event!  So light the torch, set the flame in the cauldron, then, nonstop fun with games and prizes all day!  It’s all happening at Diamond Lake Resort…..Family Fun all weekend!!!

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Jason Crabb & The Isaacs in Concert Beaver Dam Amphitheater

Jun 23 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Jason Crabb & The Isaacs in Concert @ Beaver Dam Amphitheater | Beaver Dam | Kentucky | United States

Jason Crabb & The Isaacs in Concert

Saturday, June 23, 2018 – Beaver Dam Amphitheater

Doors Open @ 5:30 PM  Concert @ 7:00 PM

Born and raised in Beaver Dam, KY, Jason Crabb’s  voice and values were steeped in the tradition of faith and family. At age 14, Jason took to the road with family, endearing himself to audiences around the country and the globe with his searing vocals and transparent faith.  After going solo in 2009 his self-titled solo album raced to the top of the charts, Jason’s notoriety as a soloist earned him many nominations.  In 2012, Jason walked away with not only Male Artist of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards, he took home Artist of the Year as well, marking 20 Dove Awards throughout his career, not to mention the GRAMMY Award he took home in 2010.  Jason Crabb is a phenomenal artist you will not want to miss.

The Isaacs, a multi-award winning family group who began singing 35 years ago are based out of Hendersonville, TN.  Playing their own acoustic instruments and joined by other band members, The Isaacs have a unique style that blends tight, family harmony with contemporary acoustic instrumentation that appeals to a variety of audiences. Their musical style has been influenced by many genres of music including bluegrass, rhythm and blues, folk, and country, contemporary, acoustic and southern gospel.  The Isaacs have won over 7 Doves in various categories and have had several Grammy nominations in their career. They feel blessed to be able to travel and spread the message of hope and grace through song and story.

Tickets for both these amazing artists are on sale NOW at www.beaverdamtourism.org.  Beaver Dam Amphitheater…just a short 30 minute drive from Owensboro!  Fun day trip!

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2nd Annual Art By The Stars Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
2nd Annual Art By The Stars @ Owensboro Museum of Fine Art | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

2nd Annual Art By The Stars

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

The 2nd Annual Art By The Stars, is a unique benefit for the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art.   The evening will be filled with entertainment and local cuisine, highlighted by an exhibit and auction of works of art by well-known local luminaries who are NOT artists.  Call the OMFA (270) 685-3181 for information and reservations.

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Art By The Stars Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Art By The Stars @ Owensboro Museum of Fine Art | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Art By The Stars is a benefit for the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art for “Celebrity Artists” who created works of art to be auctioned at the benefit on June 23, from6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

The benefit is $50 per person and $40 per person for Friends of the Foundation.  Call the Museum, (270) 685-3181 for more detailed information or questions. 

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Annie, Jr. presented by TWO Empress Theatre

Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm
Annie, Jr. presented by TWO @ Empress Theatre | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Annie, Jr.

Friday & Saturday, June 22, 23, 29, 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Sunday, June 24 & July 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Empress Theater

Based on “Little Orphan Annie”, this is the youth version of the delightful musical, ANNIE.  Performed by actors of Grades 3-12, we know our friends will enjoy the show!  Directed by Thad Mayhugh.  Tickets are on sale online!

 

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Live on the Banks Smothers Park-Overlook Stage & Allen St. Pavilion

Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live on the Banks @ Smothers Park-Overlook Stage & Allen St. Pavilion | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Live on the Banks

Saturday Evenings 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Smothers Park – Overlook Stage & Allen Street Pavilion

LIVE on the Banks is a FREE Outdoor Concert Series.  The Overlook Stage at Smothers Park in Downtown Owensboro will feature some of the finest LOCAL and REGIONAL Performing Arts & Entertainers, every Saturday evening, May 19 through September 29.  

LOB is FREE, FAMILY event, open to the public, for all ages, and is presented by the City of Owensboro.  Join us on Saturday evenings at the Overlook Stage at Smothers Park and the Allen Street Pavilion.  

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Owensboro’s Own Hiphop & Rap Showcase Owensboro Convention Center

Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Owensboro’s Own Hiphop & Rap Showcase @ Owensboro Convention Center | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Doors Open at 8:00 PM with Show at 9:00 PM

Ages 16+ admitted to the event
-All seating is General Admission and standing room only (very limited seating, first come, first served)
-Ticket prices included taxes and fees

Artist Lineup:
Sean Brown, K Hill, Cloud, BK, Shack, Yung Nino, Phinco, DJ Grisly

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Jun
24
Sun

“Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden” Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
"Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden" @ Western Kentucky Botanical Garden | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Daily Schedule of Events June 22-June 30th

Visit us opening day as 800+ registered daylily varieties are spotlighted in varying ways!

Friday, June 22: 6:00PM Balloonists arrive,  full flights by reservation, $200/person), call for reservations (270) 231-1703.

Saturday, June 23: 5:30AM & 6:00PM, Balloon full flights, tethered balloon rides, $10 pp, first come, first served.  

Saturday, June 23: 4:00PM Children’s activities, food court, and music

Saturday, June 23: 6-8:00PM “An Evening Out” at The Garden, VIP Hospitality, Winner Announcement

Saturday, June 23: 8:00PM Balloon Glow

Monday, June 25: 2:00 PM Master Daylily Tour

Wednesday, June 27:  10:00 AM Master Daylily Tour

Thursday, June 28-30th: WELCOME ROMPERS!! Special admission rate for ROMP Visitors with wristband of $3.00 Ride the Trolley to The Garden!

Saturday, June 30: 8:00AM-Noon Annual Daylily Sale

Please visit The Garden website for more fun information!!  

 

 

 

 

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Annie, Jr. presented by TWO Empress Theatre

Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm
Annie, Jr. presented by TWO @ Empress Theatre | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Annie, Jr.

Friday & Saturday, June 22, 23, 29, 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Sunday, June 24 & July 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Empress Theater

Based on “Little Orphan Annie”, this is the youth version of the delightful musical, ANNIE.  Performed by actors of Grades 3-12, we know our friends will enjoy the show!  Directed by Thad Mayhugh.  Tickets are on sale online!

 

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Movies on The River: LEGO Batman RiverPark Center

Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Movies on The River: LEGO Batman @ RiverPark Center | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Sunday, June 24, 2018 

The Lego Batman animated superhero comedy film where Batman attempts to overcome his greatest fear to stop the Joker’s latest plan!

Movies start at dusk!   Join us for Movies on The River where families come together for FREE films and fun on the riverfront!  Concessions will be available, please do not bring coolers or pets.

FREE family fun overlooking the beautiful riverfront!  

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Jun
25
Mon

“Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden” Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
"Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden" @ Western Kentucky Botanical Garden | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Daily Schedule of Events June 22-June 30th

Visit us opening day as 800+ registered daylily varieties are spotlighted in varying ways!

Friday, June 22: 6:00PM Balloonists arrive,  full flights by reservation, $200/person), call for reservations (270) 231-1703.

Saturday, June 23: 5:30AM & 6:00PM, Balloon full flights, tethered balloon rides, $10 pp, first come, first served.  

Saturday, June 23: 4:00PM Children’s activities, food court, and music

Saturday, June 23: 6-8:00PM “An Evening Out” at The Garden, VIP Hospitality, Winner Announcement

Saturday, June 23: 8:00PM Balloon Glow

Monday, June 25: 2:00 PM Master Daylily Tour

Wednesday, June 27:  10:00 AM Master Daylily Tour

Thursday, June 28-30th: WELCOME ROMPERS!! Special admission rate for ROMP Visitors with wristband of $3.00 Ride the Trolley to The Garden!

Saturday, June 30: 8:00AM-Noon Annual Daylily Sale

Please visit The Garden website for more fun information!!  

 

 

 

 

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Drama Camp with Mr. Thad! Theatre Workshop of Owensboro

Jun 25 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm
Drama Camp with Mr. Thad! @ Theatre Workshop of Owensboro | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

June 25-29, for 3rd – 6th grade, 12-2pm Monday-Friday, $100

Theatre games, Monologues, Dialogue, Blocking, Stage Make-up, Stage Combat, Dialects, Lights & Sound, Scavenger Hunts (performance on Friday).

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Jun
26
Tue

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market Owensboro Regional Farmers Market

Jun 26 @ 6:30 am – 12:00 pm
Owensboro Regional Farmers Market @ Owensboro Regional Farmers Market | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market

12th and Triplett Streets

The Farmers Market is open Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Beginning in June, the market is also open Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 am – 12:00 pm. 

The 2018 Market Season will open April 14th thru November 17 at the corner of Triplett and Parish Avenue, 1205 Triplett Street.  Find out why fresh is best! The Market features locally grown vegetables, flowers, meats, & baked goods.

May 16 thru September 1, a satellite market is also located at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, 1201 Pleasant Valley Road, on Wednesday from 1:30 pm -5:00 pm.  Both locations have parking for your convenience.  All vendors accept cash, most will accept personal checks and some will accept debit and credit cards.  The Market also accepts SNAP/EBT payments as well.  These forms of payment are taken at the Market information booth with the Market Manager.

Check out the website for Market Events, entertainment, guest vendors, and vendor activities, make plans to attend all of the festivals and event days!!!

 

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“Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden” Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
"Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden" @ Western Kentucky Botanical Garden | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Daily Schedule of Events June 22-June 30th

Visit us opening day as 800+ registered daylily varieties are spotlighted in varying ways!

Friday, June 22: 6:00PM Balloonists arrive,  full flights by reservation, $200/person), call for reservations (270) 231-1703.

Saturday, June 23: 5:30AM & 6:00PM, Balloon full flights, tethered balloon rides, $10 pp, first come, first served.  

Saturday, June 23: 4:00PM Children’s activities, food court, and music

Saturday, June 23: 6-8:00PM “An Evening Out” at The Garden, VIP Hospitality, Winner Announcement

Saturday, June 23: 8:00PM Balloon Glow

Monday, June 25: 2:00 PM Master Daylily Tour

Wednesday, June 27:  10:00 AM Master Daylily Tour

Thursday, June 28-30th: WELCOME ROMPERS!! Special admission rate for ROMP Visitors with wristband of $3.00 Ride the Trolley to The Garden!

Saturday, June 30: 8:00AM-Noon Annual Daylily Sale

Please visit The Garden website for more fun information!!  

 

 

 

 

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Jun
27
Wed

“Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden” Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
"Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden" @ Western Kentucky Botanical Garden | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Daily Schedule of Events June 22-June 30th

Visit us opening day as 800+ registered daylily varieties are spotlighted in varying ways!

Friday, June 22: 6:00PM Balloonists arrive,  full flights by reservation, $200/person), call for reservations (270) 231-1703.

Saturday, June 23: 5:30AM & 6:00PM, Balloon full flights, tethered balloon rides, $10 pp, first come, first served.  

Saturday, June 23: 4:00PM Children’s activities, food court, and music

Saturday, June 23: 6-8:00PM “An Evening Out” at The Garden, VIP Hospitality, Winner Announcement

Saturday, June 23: 8:00PM Balloon Glow

Monday, June 25: 2:00 PM Master Daylily Tour

Wednesday, June 27:  10:00 AM Master Daylily Tour

Thursday, June 28-30th: WELCOME ROMPERS!! Special admission rate for ROMP Visitors with wristband of $3.00 Ride the Trolley to The Garden!

Saturday, June 30: 8:00AM-Noon Annual Daylily Sale

Please visit The Garden website for more fun information!!  

 

 

 

 

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Nature Camp at the Joe Ford Nature Center Joe Ford Nature Center

Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Nature Camp at the Joe Ford Nature Center @ Joe Ford Nature Center | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Nature Camp at the Joe Ford Nature Center

Wed. June 6, 13, 20, 27 & Thur., July 5,  Wed. July 11, 18, 25, 2018

Sessions @ 9 am-11:30 am, Ages 7-10 years of age;  Session @1 PM – 3:30 PM, Ages 11-13 years of age

Joe Ford Nature Center, 3870 W 2nd Street in Owensboro.

If you love learning about nature, things in nature, and being surrounded by nature, the Joe Ford Nature Camp program is for YOU! We have a lot of exciting things planned as we start the new  Joe Ford Nature Camp programs in 2018. All Nature Camp programs are offered at no charge.  However, it is requested a $5 donation be given per child per class session to be able to continue Joe Ford’s wish of offering nature-related programs to our community.

Register for the Nature Camp by filling out the form online or by contacting Deborah at (270) 344-05096 or email @ [email protected]  Also, please visit us on Facebook.

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2018 ROMP Fest Yellow Creek Park

Jun 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 pm
2018 ROMP Fest @ Yellow Creek Park | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

ROMP FEST 2018

June 27-30, 2018  Yellow Creek Park 

The 15th annual ROMP Festival will take place June 27-30, 2018. Held in Daviess County’s Yellow Creek Park, a 150-acre facility famous for its nature trails, winding creek and fishing lake, and sweeping tree-lines, plays host to ROMP each year. 

ROMP a four-day music, camping, and art festival  will feature over 30 top bluegrass, folk and Americana acts led this year by iconic artist, Alison Krauss, country and bluegrass music legend, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, and Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame artist, Doyle Lawson. Also bluegrass artists , Rhiannon Giddens, We Banjo 3, and Billy String, Kentucky Thunder, Leftover Salmon, The Travelin’ McCourys, Quicksilver, Jeff Austin Band, Parker Millsap and many more great artists!

A full line-up of artist-led instrument workshops take place throughout the day, giving musicians the chance to interact and teach fans and players of all ages and skill levels. Other workshops and forums include songwriting, clogging and flat-foot dancing, yoga (all levels), and healthy living through music.  

Visit www.rompfest.com for complete daily lineup schedule, tickets and ticket information, workshops and camping information.  

 

 

 

 

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Romp After Party Yellow Creek Park

Jun 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Romp After Party @ Yellow Creek Park | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Romp After Party

June 27-30, 2018

Yellow Creek Park

During the festival Americana dance bands will be lighting up the night with a hybrid of bluegrass and dance music from the front porch of the iconic cabin in Pioneer Village.  If you are willing and able to withstand hours of dancing and smiling, then you need to be at the All-Night After-Parties!  Join us at Pioneer Village in Yellow Creek Park which is only a short walking distance from the main stage.   Your general admission tickets include access to the After Parties.

Lineup:  Thursday-Fireside Collective, Pert Near Sandstone; Friday-Jeff Austin Bank; Saturday-Love Canon

It’s an all night party, get ready!

 

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Jun
28
Thu

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market Owensboro Regional Farmers Market

Jun 28 @ 6:30 am – 12:00 pm
Owensboro Regional Farmers Market @ Owensboro Regional Farmers Market | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market

12th and Triplett Streets

The Farmers Market is open Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Beginning in June, the market is also open Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 am – 12:00 pm. 

The 2018 Market Season will open April 14th thru November 17 at the corner of Triplett and Parish Avenue, 1205 Triplett Street.  Find out why fresh is best! The Market features locally grown vegetables, flowers, meats, & baked goods.

May 16 thru September 1, a satellite market is also located at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, 1201 Pleasant Valley Road, on Wednesday from 1:30 pm -5:00 pm.  Both locations have parking for your convenience.  All vendors accept cash, most will accept personal checks and some will accept debit and credit cards.  The Market also accepts SNAP/EBT payments as well.  These forms of payment are taken at the Market information booth with the Market Manager.

Check out the website for Market Events, entertainment, guest vendors, and vendor activities, make plans to attend all of the festivals and event days!!!

 

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“Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden” Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
"Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden" @ Western Kentucky Botanical Garden | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Daily Schedule of Events June 22-June 30th

Visit us opening day as 800+ registered daylily varieties are spotlighted in varying ways!

Friday, June 22: 6:00PM Balloonists arrive,  full flights by reservation, $200/person), call for reservations (270) 231-1703.

Saturday, June 23: 5:30AM & 6:00PM, Balloon full flights, tethered balloon rides, $10 pp, first come, first served.  

Saturday, June 23: 4:00PM Children’s activities, food court, and music

Saturday, June 23: 6-8:00PM “An Evening Out” at The Garden, VIP Hospitality, Winner Announcement

Saturday, June 23: 8:00PM Balloon Glow

Monday, June 25: 2:00 PM Master Daylily Tour

Wednesday, June 27:  10:00 AM Master Daylily Tour

Thursday, June 28-30th: WELCOME ROMPERS!! Special admission rate for ROMP Visitors with wristband of $3.00 Ride the Trolley to The Garden!

Saturday, June 30: 8:00AM-Noon Annual Daylily Sale

Please visit The Garden website for more fun information!!  

 

 

 

 

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2018 ROMP Fest Yellow Creek Park

Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 pm
2018 ROMP Fest @ Yellow Creek Park | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

ROMP FEST 2018

June 27-30, 2018  Yellow Creek Park 

The 15th annual ROMP Festival will take place June 27-30, 2018. Held in Daviess County’s Yellow Creek Park, a 150-acre facility famous for its nature trails, winding creek and fishing lake, and sweeping tree-lines, plays host to ROMP each year. 

ROMP a four-day music, camping, and art festival  will feature over 30 top bluegrass, folk and Americana acts led this year by iconic artist, Alison Krauss, country and bluegrass music legend, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, and Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame artist, Doyle Lawson. Also bluegrass artists , Rhiannon Giddens, We Banjo 3, and Billy String, Kentucky Thunder, Leftover Salmon, The Travelin’ McCourys, Quicksilver, Jeff Austin Band, Parker Millsap and many more great artists!

A full line-up of artist-led instrument workshops take place throughout the day, giving musicians the chance to interact and teach fans and players of all ages and skill levels. Other workshops and forums include songwriting, clogging and flat-foot dancing, yoga (all levels), and healthy living through music.  

Visit www.rompfest.com for complete daily lineup schedule, tickets and ticket information, workshops and camping information.  

 

 

 

 

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Bluegrass on the Banks Smothers Park Overlook Stage

Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bluegrass on the Banks @ Smothers Park Overlook Stage | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Bluegrass on the Banks

Second &  Fourth Thursdays, May 24  – September 28, 2018

The series will showcase a variety of bluegrass music on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from May through September, and some extras Fridays in September.  Performances will be from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Smothers Park Overlook Stage at the north end of Frederica.  This is a free event!  

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“Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden” Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
"Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over The Garden" @ Western Kentucky Botanical Garden | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Daily Schedule of Events June 22-June 30th

Visit us opening day as 800+ registered daylily varieties are spotlighted in varying ways!

Friday, June 22: 6:00PM Balloonists arrive,  full flights by reservation, $200/person), call for reservations (270) 231-1703.

Saturday, June 23: 5:30AM & 6:00PM, Balloon full flights, tethered balloon rides, $10 pp, first come, first served.  

Saturday, June 23: 4:00PM Children’s activities, food court, and music

Saturday, June 23: 6-8:00PM “An Evening Out” at The Garden, VIP Hospitality, Winner Announcement

Saturday, June 23: 8:00PM Balloon Glow

Monday, June 25: 2:00 PM Master Daylily Tour

Wednesday, June 27:  10:00 AM Master Daylily Tour

Thursday, June 28-30th: WELCOME ROMPERS!! Special admission rate for ROMP Visitors with wristband of $3.00 Ride the Trolley to The Garden!

Saturday, June 30: 8:00AM-Noon Annual Daylily Sale

Please visit The Garden website for more fun information!!  

 

 

 

 

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2018 ROMP Fest Yellow Creek Park

Jun 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 pm
2018 ROMP Fest @ Yellow Creek Park | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

ROMP FEST 2018

June 27-30, 2018  Yellow Creek Park 

The 15th annual ROMP Festival will take place June 27-30, 2018. Held in Daviess County’s Yellow Creek Park, a 150-acre facility famous for its nature trails, winding creek and fishing lake, and sweeping tree-lines, plays host to ROMP each year. 

ROMP a four-day music, camping, and art festival  will feature over 30 top bluegrass, folk and Americana acts led this year by iconic artist, Alison Krauss, country and bluegrass music legend, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, and Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame artist, Doyle Lawson. Also bluegrass artists , Rhiannon Giddens, We Banjo 3, and Billy String, Kentucky Thunder, Leftover Salmon, The Travelin’ McCourys, Quicksilver, Jeff Austin Band, Parker Millsap and many more great artists!

A full line-up of artist-led instrument workshops take place throughout the day, giving musicians the chance to interact and teach fans and players of all ages and skill levels. Other workshops and forums include songwriting, clogging and flat-foot dancing, yoga (all levels), and healthy living through music.  

Visit www.rompfest.com for complete daily lineup schedule, tickets and ticket information, workshops and camping information.  

 

 

 

 

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Friday After 5 Downtown Riverfront

Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Friday After 5 @ Downtown Riverfront | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Friday After 5 

Where The Weekend Begins! 

FRIDAY AFTER 5 is a summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday on the eight block, stunningly beautiful Owensboro, Kentucky riverfront.

FRIDAY AFTER 5 was again named one of the “Top Ten Summer Festivals” in Kentucky and just won the prestigious Reader’s Choice Platinum Award for “Best Community Event” of the year.  The festival includes live bands, family events, food trucks and entertainment.  Our signature “Toast to the Sunset” takes place right on the riverfront at each Friday After 5.  

From the RiverPark Center through Smothers Park  to the Owensboro Convention Center downtown on the Owensboro Riverfront on the Ohio River each Friday 5 PM until Midnight.

Visit www.fridayafter5.com for complete schedule of entertainment and weekly events!  Come join in the FREE, FAMILY, FUN each Friday night in downtown Owensboro!! Be sure to check us out on Facebook!!

 

 

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Rosine Barn Jamboree Rosine Barn Jamboree

Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Rosine Barn Jamboree @ Rosine Barn Jamboree

Rosine Barn Jamboree

Every Friday night April  6th thru December 14, 2018

Doors open at 5:30 pm, Open Mic from 6-7 pm, Show starts at 7 pm

Live-Free Bluegrass Music every Friday night first of April till Mid-December in Rosine, KY, hometown of Bill Monroe, “the Father of Bluegrass” born in Rosine and buried in the Rosine Cemetery around the corner from the barn.  Admission is free, musicians aren’t paid and bags of popcorn cost $1.  Bring your lawn chairs or get there early.  Three shows nightly, many nights there are “special guests” dropping in to pick and play!  Bring your fiddle, banjo, mandolin or come to listen to the best of “Bluegrass”!  If you’d like to play at the jam, please call 270-363-3052 to book your slot. 

Check out the Rosine Barn Jamboree on Facebook or more interesting tidbits!

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Annie, Jr. presented by TWO Empress Theatre

Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm
Annie, Jr. presented by TWO @ Empress Theatre | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Annie, Jr.

Friday & Saturday, June 22, 23, 29, 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Sunday, June 24 & July 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Empress Theater

Based on “Little Orphan Annie”, this is the youth version of the delightful musical, ANNIE.  Performed by actors of Grades 3-12, we know our friends will enjoy the show!  Directed by Thad Mayhugh.  Tickets are on sale online!

 

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Aaron Kizer presents Diego José Francisco de Paula 1.618 Owensboro Convention Center

Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Aaron Kizer presents Diego José Francisco de Paula 1.618 @ Owensboro Convention Center | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Aaron Kizer is an Owensboro native and artist with phenomenal talent.  His paint brush captures the pulse of contemporary culture —celebrating the people and places that his friends, family, and community hold dear. He uses his paintings to give back to the community that cultivated him.  Aaron will perform 4 live paintings during this extraordinary event.

Doors open at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $35 per person.

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Romp After Party Yellow Creek Park

Jun 29 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Romp After Party @ Yellow Creek Park | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Romp After Party

June 27-30, 2018

Yellow Creek Park

During the festival Americana dance bands will be lighting up the night with a hybrid of bluegrass and dance music from the front porch of the iconic cabin in Pioneer Village.  If you are willing and able to withstand hours of dancing and smiling, then you need to be at the All-Night After-Parties!  Join us at Pioneer Village in Yellow Creek Park which is only a short walking distance from the main stage.   Your general admission tickets include access to the After Parties.

Lineup:  Thursday-Fireside Collective, Pert Near Sandstone; Friday-Jeff Austin Bank; Saturday-Love Canon

It’s an all night party, get ready!

 

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Owensboro Regional Farmers Market Owensboro Farmers Market

Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Owensboro Regional Farmers Market @ Owensboro Farmers Market | Owensboro | Kentucky | United States

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market

12th and Triplett Streets

April thru May, the market is open Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Beginning in June, the market is also open Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 am – 12:00 pm. 

The 2018 Market Season will open April 14th thru November 17 at the corner of Triplett and Parish Avenue, 1205 Triplett Street.  Find out why fresh is best! The Market features locally grown vegetables, flowers, meats, & baked goods. 

May 16 thru September 1, a satellite market is also located at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, 1201 Pleasant Valley Road, on Wednesday from 1:30 pm -5:00 pm.  Both locations have parking for your convenience.  All vendors accept cash, most will accept personal checks and some will accept debit and credit cards.  The Market also accepts SNAP/EBT payments as well.  These forms of payment are taken at the Market information booth with the Market Manager.

Check out the website for Market Events, entertainment, guest vendors, and vendor activities, make plans to attend all of the festivals and event days!!!

 

 

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