42nd Annual Holiday Forest Festival of Trees Opening Gala

One of Owensboro’s oldest holiday traditions, the Holiday Forest Festival of Trees will celebrate its 42nd anniversary with an opening gala on Saturday, November 10 from 6:30 pm. to 8:30 p.m. at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. This exhibition features eighteen monumental Christmas trees designed to interpret the origins of Kentucky’s bluegrass music traditions. …

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: October 25-27

Red White & Blue Red, White and Blue, hosted by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, features short stump speeches from national, state and local candidates seeking political offices.  Head to the Daviess County Courthouse Front Lawn in downtown Owensboro on Thursday, October 25 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to hear from incumbents and…

Visit Owensboro is leading the charge for new sports development

“Owensboro Kentucky has been given a look into the crystal ball and the future begins today,” said Mark Calitri, President/CEO of Visit Owensboro.  In 2018, the Owensboro Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau released a study it had commissioned on the community need for sports facilities. Pinnacle Sports of Louisville recommended that the infields of…

Owensboro Symphony Orchestra 2018 Season Preview

The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra’s fifty-third season, filled with both classical and contemporary favorites, begins at the end of this month.  On Saturday, October 27 at 7 p.m., the Owensboro Symphony returns for a monumental Opening Night of great music in the RiverPark Center’s Cannon Hall.  The performance highlights the mix of adventurous projects the symphony…

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

Fall at the Farm “Fall at the Farm” is October 18-20  at Cecil Farms and the whole community is invited!  Hayrides, concessions, pumpkins for picking and family photos will be available at this fun FREE event.  A photographer will even be on hand to capture your family in front of the beautiful farmland and lake for…

Owensboro in the News

Brooklyn crew shooting bluegrass video here The Wooks, a five-piece “rhythm and bluegrass” band from Lexington, was standing between two rows of peach trees in Reid’s Orchard on Wednesday morning, playing The Romantics’ 1980 pop hit “What I Like About You” over and over. A film crew from The Mustache Agency in Brooklyn, N.Y., moved…

Bluegrass Tattoo Convention

Owensboro’s first tattoo convention is back for the second year!  Lady Luck Tattoo and Body Piercing is set to host the 2018 Bluegrass Tattoo Convention at the Owensboro Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  This event features tattoo artists and craftsman both local and from…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: October 12-14

Monsters on the Ohio Tournament The Monsters on the Ohio tournament will hit the waters of the Ohio River on Saturday, October 13 from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The tournament will kick off at the English Park boat ramp.  This team event is a great opportunity for catfish anglers from across the country to…

Air show crowd tops 70,000 over weekend

The seventh annual Owensboro Air Show drew more than 70,000 people from several states to Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport on Friday night and the downtown riverfront on Saturday and Sunday. Tim Ross, the city’s public events director, said all three days set records. Friday night’s crowd at the airport — estimated at 11,000-plus — was…

Business Insider names city a ‘best place’ to visit

Another national publication has named Owensboro as a place people should visit. Business Insider, an international online publication, has listed the Owensboro-Bowling Green-Paducah triangle as one of “17 of the best places in the U.S. to visit in the fall.” The article says, “You might not think of heading south in the fall, but you…