Annual Holiday Forest

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More than a dozen monumental Christmas trees, designed and decorated by area artists, floral designers and cultural organizations, interpret the current exhibition at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. 270-685-3181

Area Parish Barbecue Picnics

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Annual Barbecue Picnics

May 20 - Carmel Home, Owensboro
2501 Old Hartford Rd, Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 683-0227

May 28 - St. Mary of the Woods, Whitesville
10534 Main Cross St, Whitesville, KY 42378
(270) 233-4196

June 3 - Precious Blood, Owensboro
3306 Fenmore St, Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 684-6888

June 3 - St. Joseph, Leitchfield
204 N Main, Leitchfield, KY 42754
(270) 259-3028

June 10 - Spiritfest-Holy Spirit, Bowling Green
4754 Smallhouse Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 842-7777

June 10 - St. Pius Tenth, Owensboro
3512 E. 6th St, Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 684-7456

June 17 - Our Lady of Lourdes, Owensboro
4029 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 684-5369

June 24 - St. Peter of Antioch, Waverly
Waverly, KY 42462
(270) 389-4224

July 1 - St. Mary Magdalene, Sorgho
7232 KY Highway 56, Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 771-4436

July 1 - St. Anthony the Abbot, Axtel
1654 S Highway 79, Hardinsburg, KY
(270) 257-2132

July 1 - St. Anthony, St. Benedict & St. Augustine, Clarkson Location
1256 St. Anthony Rd, Clarkson, KY 42746
(270) 242-4791

July 8 - Immaculate Conception, Hawesville
430 Main Cross St, Hawesville, KY 42348
(270) 927-8419

July 8 - St. Alphonsus, St. Joseph
7925 State Route 500, Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 229-4164

July 15 - St. Peter of Alcantara, Stanley
81 Church St, Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 764-1983

July 22 - St. Mary of the Woods, McQuady
4711 KY 105, Hardinsburg, KY 40143
(270) 756-2093

July 29- St. Paul, Leitchfield
1821 St. Paul Rd, Leitchfield, KY 42754
(270) 242-7483

Aug 1 - St. Martin, Rome
5856 KY 81, Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 685-0339

Aug 5 - St. Jerome, Fancy Farm
20 KY-339, Fancy Farm, KY 42039
(270) 623-8181

Aug 5 - Blessed Sacrament, Owensboro
602 Sycamore St, Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 926-4741

Aug 12 - St. Ann, Morganfield
304 Church St, Morganfield, KY 42437

Aug 26 - Holy Guardian Angels, Irvington
301 High St, Irvington, KY 40146
(270) 547-2132

Sep 9 - Blessed Mother, Owensboro
601 E 23rd St, Owensboro, KY 42303
(270) 683-8444

Sep 9 - St. Agnes, Uniontown
509 Mulberry, Uniontown, KY 42461
(270) 822-4416

Sep 16 - Christ the King, Madisonville
1600 Kingsway Dr, Madisonville, KY 42431
(270) 821-5494

Sep 16 - St. Columba, Lewisport
815 Pell St, Lewisport, KY 42351
(270) 295- 3682

Sep 17 - St. Lawrence & St. William, Philpot
6007 St. Lawrence Rd, Philpot, KY 42366
(270) 281-4802

Sep 23 - Immaculate, Owensboro
2516 Christie PL, Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 683-0689

Sep 24 - St. Mary of the Woods, Whitesville
10534 Main Cross St, Whitesville, KY 42378
(270) 233-4196

Sep 20- St. Elizabeth, Clarkson
306 Clifty Ave, Clarkson, KY 42726
(270) 212-4414

Visit our events calendar for specific dates and serving times for each barbecue picnic.

Big O Music Fest

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The Big O Music Fest, the best time in Owensboro, features some of the top names in country music and is held annually at Reid’s Orchard.

This year's lineup features Headliner, Billy Currington, 38 Special and Mark Chestnut with Lauren Alania, Sundy Best, Big Smo and Adam Wakefield.

Tickets can be purchased through the website.

Gates open at noon with performances beginning at 1 p.m.

East Bridge Art & Music Festival

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Studio Slant hosts the 4th annual East Bridge Arts Festival. More than 50 artists from around the region showcase their amazing talents while dozens of teams turn the streets around the festival into a canvas of incredible chalk art.

This year features the return of the Bridge Walk. Walkers, runners, strollers can travel across the Ohio River on the Glover Cary (Blue) Bridge during the day.

624 Emory Drive, Owensboro, KY 4230, Phone: 270-684-3570

Escape Today Owensboro

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527 Emory Drive, Owensboro, KY 42301

Four exciting Escape Rooms for families, businesses, and friends. Always challenging and always entertaining.

Mon.-Thurs. 3-8pm; Fri. 3pm-12am; Sat. 12pm-Midnight; Sun. 12-8pm

Friday After 5

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101 Daviess St., Owensboro, KY, 42303

199 W Veterans Blvd, Owensboro, KY, 42303

May - September

Owensboro's popular FREE concert series returns to the downtown Owensboro Riverfront for its 17th year for the perfect way to start your weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Each week, Friday After 5 spans from RiverPark Center through Smothers Park to the Owensboro Convention Center along the Ohio River.

Check out all six venues:
• The “Party Pier” sponsored by Don Moore Automotive features live music and is adjacent to the Owensboro Convention Center on the west end of Smothers Park.
• The BB&T Plaza Patio at RiverPark Center also features live music and is on the east end of the park.
• The Atmos Energy Courtyard on Daviess Street between RiverPark Center and the International Bluegrass Music Museum offers even more live music.
• The Kroger Street Fair throughout Smothers Park includes vendors, unique children’s events and special appearances by your favorite cartoon land stars.
• Glenn Family Services sponsors Gospel on the River, a series of free concerts featuring gospel groups inside RiverPark Center’s Cannon Hall.
• Don't miss the Open Acoustic Jam and live, local entertainers on the Smothers Park Overlook Stage near the signature fountains.

Haunts of Owensboro

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109 E. 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY 42303

Take a walking tour of some of downtown Owensboro’s rumored haunted buildings. This 1 1/2 hour tour will cover some of Owensboro’s favorite ghost stories and sightings. Sights include Trinity Center, home of Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, the Owensboro Area Museum of Science & History, the Daviess County Courthouse, and others.
Tours begin and end at The Creme Coffee House at 109 E. 2nd Street on Friday and Saturday nights.
Call for reservations.

International Bluegrass Music Museum

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117 Daviess Street
Owensboro, KY 42303

IBMM is the only international museum dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history, collections, and artifacts of bluegrass music – an exciting, original American art form with its genesis in Kentucky. This facility is a state-of-the-art cultural center, paying tribute to the bluegrass pioneers and other legends, enlightening its public and inspiring its future. IBMM is committed to being a Living Museum and serves as the base of operations for numerous arts projects augmenting the public’s awareness, acceptance, and love for this original Kentucky art form. They provide an exciting hands-on museum experience complete with live music and clogging for larger tours. Visit exhibits showcasing photos from the earliest bluegrass music festivals of this nation, and works of art inspired by the folklore traditions and beauty of our music. The museum offers many varied tours.

Owensboro Dance Theatre

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2705 Breckenridge Street, Owensboro, KY 42303

Owensboro Dance Theatre has provided professional dance instruction and quality performances to the Tri-State area for over 25 years. ODT produces two main stage productions each season performed at RiverPark Center in downtown Owensboro. A unique version of the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker”, is presented each December, plus an “In Concert” performance in March. Both concerts feature ODT Company and Apprentice Company members, professional guest artists, and community members.