A Celebration of the American Spirit

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View the fireworks from the beautiful Ohio Riverfront as the City of Owensboro celebrates the Fourth of July with music from the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and concludes with fireworks shot off from a barge in the Ohio River. Gates open at 6 pm, followed by speeches, Color Guard, and fireworks accompanied by patriotic music at 9.

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

Big O Music Fest

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Named "The Party of the Year," The Big O Music Fest features some of the top names in country music and is held annually at Reid's Orchard. Past lineups include stars such as Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Jake Owen, and Cole Swindell. The festival brings fans from across the country to enjoy food, drinks, souvenirs, attractions, and a full day of great music.

Tickets can be purchased through the website.

Boo Fest

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The last three weekends in October at Diamond Lake Resort. Activities include a haunted hay ride on Friday nights, and pumpkin painting, games, crafts, Trick or Treating every Saturday at 3 p.m., and a trip through the haunted house. Tours begin each Friday and Saturday night at 7 pm.

270-229-4900

Christmas at Panther Creek

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An outdoor driving lighted tour with 400,000+ lights winding through Panther Creek Park. $3.00 charge per carload. Wagon rides through the park are also available. 5160 Wayne Bridge Road.

Open from 6-9 p.m. each night.

Daviess County Lions Club Fair

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The 2014 Daviess County Lions Club Fair starts off on Wednesday, July 23 at the Daviess County Fairgrounds. Come join the fun with tractor pulls, rides, food, and family fun! For a complete schedule, check out the Daviess County Fair website.

Dazzling Daylilies

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The Dazzling Daylily Festival brings beautiful blooms plus multiple activities for everyone to enjoy! Balloons Over the Garden will return as well. Check the Western KY Botanical Garden’s website for a complete schedule.

WKBG open every day from 9 a.m.-3p.m.

Diamond Lake Gran Prix

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This professional go-cart race at Diamond Lake Resort is an Owensboro tradition. Over 100 drivers will race at speeds reaching 95 mph on the tracks!

270-229-4900

East Bridge Art & Music Festival

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The annual East Bridge Arts Festival is hosted by Studio Slant. This two-day festival showcases more than 70 artists from around the region while dozens of teams turn the streets of downtown Owensboro into a canvas of incredible chalk art. The event also features live music, family activities, food trucks, and souvenir vendors in conjunction with Friday After 5 for weekend full of fun along the stunning riverfront.

Family Freedom Fireworks Festival

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Fireworks and family fun at Panther Creek Park. Vendors open at 5 p.m., fireworks begin at 9:15. 5160 Wayne Bridge Road. 270-685-6142