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Friday After 5

Owensboro Riverfront

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Friday After 5 is the award-winning, summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday on the eight block, stunningly beautiful Owensboro, Kentucky riverfront.  The festival includes live bands, family events, food trucks and entertainment.  Our signature “Toast to the Sunset” takes place right on the riverfront at every Friday After 5.  There are five venues of entertainment plus a fun, kid-friendly street fair and costume characters. Friday After 5 has been named a “Top Ten Summer Festival” in Kentucky…

Consummate Craftsman II

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

August 7 - August 11

This exhibition, designed to showcase the region's major artists working in three-dimensional media, includes objects in clay, glass, metal, fiber, wood, and mixed media. The exhibit will run from August 8th to October 24 of 2021.

Sunset Cruisers Downtown Cruise-In

August 7 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring FORD, all makes/models welcome. Restaurants, door prizes, theme winners, and all one block from the Owensboro riverfront.Entrance is on 3rd / Allen Streets.

Lanham Brothers Jamboree

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum

August 7 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for The Lanham Brothers Jamboree!  Brothers Randy and Barry Lanham celebrate roots music, clogging, and Kentucky arts with this event on August 7th.  Featured performers include Corey Merritt, Leland Isbill, Jade Hagan, Mackenzie Bell, Kentuckiana, and the Foodstompin Express Cloggers.  Doors open at 6 pm, show begins at 7 pm.  This event will be professionally filmed for distribution on Kentucky Educational Television. (KET)  Bar and concessions will be available.

Owensboro Air Show

Downtown Owensboro

August 13 - August 15

All eyes will be on the skies over the Ohio River in downtown Owensboro as performers showcase vintage warbirds, aerobatic demonstrations, and military jets.  Coming back to headline this year’s show are the U.S. Navy Blue Angels joined by the following performers: F-35 Lightning II Demo Team SOCOM Para-Commandos.Be sure to see the spectacular events on Friday afternoon and evening at the Owensboro Regional Airport.  Visit the Owensboro Air Show website for complete details for the show and all the…

Friday After 5

Owensboro Riverfront

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Friday After 5 is the award-winning, summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday on the eight block, stunningly beautiful Owensboro, Kentucky riverfront.  The festival includes live bands, family events, food trucks and entertainment.  Our signature “Toast to the Sunset” takes place right on the riverfront at every Friday After 5.  There are five venues of entertainment plus a fun, kid-friendly street fair and costume characters. Friday After 5 has been named a “Top Ten Summer Festival” in Kentucky…

Downtown ROMP: Air Show After Party

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Head to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum for some high flying music and fun!  On Saturday, August 14th, we're thrilled to host Downtown ROMP:  Air Show After Party.  Presented by Owensboro Health, the event will feature Wolfpen Branch, Airshow, Fireside Collective, and The Barefoot Movement.  Gates will open at noon.  The Owensboro Air Show, featuring the Blue Angels, will begin over the skies of the riverfront at 1 pm.  Music will begin at the conclusion of the air…

Van Halen 2

RiverPark Center

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

With VAN HALEN 2, the new un-authorized Van Halen tribute! VAN HALEN 2 rocks just like Eddie, Mike, Alex and Dave (Sorry, Sammy)!As a bombastic lead singer once said: “Some people go to church, others go to hockey games; the rest go to see VAN HALEN Playing the songs from and reviving antics of the first 6 Van Halen albums. Relive the uproar of Van Halen on tour with Van Halen 2!Tickets on sale March 26th!

“Street Legends” Car Show

Diamond Lake Resort

August 20 - August 21

Since 2007, this annual event has been voted one of the top 20 events in the South Eastern United States, and has become one of the premiere automotive events in the tri-state area. As many as 600 cars will be on display! With lots of fun and entertainment for the entire family, plan to spend the whole day at Diamond Lake Resort!

Owensboro Hydrofair

Downtown Owensboro

August 20 - August 22

50 teams will travel from across the country to compete in “nonstop racing action” on the Ohio River on August 20-22.  Die-hard fans from as far as Texas, New York, and Washington are already booking their hotel rooms, and tens of thousands of viewers are expected.  These boats are fast, powerful, and loud, reaching up to 160 MPH and spraying water high into the air as they rip through the river.  The engine’s thunderous noise is many hydroplane racing fans…