Holiday World adding water coaster/Theme park helps Owensboro hotels, restaurants Holiday World adding water coaster/Theme park helps Owensboro hotels, restaurants

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari just recently announced that it is adding Cheetah Chase, a third water coaster, making the theme park theme park “the undisputed Water Coaster Capital of the world.”  The water coaster will feature two ProSlide rocketBLAST-powered racing slides, traveling 30 feet per second and the tallest RocketBlast at 27 feet tall.…

Tri-State Pickle Festival

The Owensboro Pickleball Association will hold the inaugural Tri-State Pickle Festival on Saturday, September 28th at Yellow Creek Park.  The festival includes a variety of attractions for the family with a free concert in the evening featuring winner of season 11 of “The Voice”, Sundance Head, as well as special guests Troy Miller, Alonzo Pennington…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: Aug 23-25

River Valley Cluster Dog Show The River Valley Cluster Dog Show, sponsored by the Owensboro River City Kennel Club and Southern Indiana Kennel Club, returns during the third week of August at the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro, Kentucky.  Enjoy dog show events including all breed, rally/obedience, AKC owner handler, and B match Thursday, August…

Ferris wheel ‘small piece’ of overall plan

Developers are working with Visit Owensboro to discuss the possibility of building a banjo-shaped amusement ride which would include a Ferris wheel and a drop tower.  Local officials have begun to seek out public opinion on the latest development idea, which seems positive from both local establishments and community members who’ve seen the model in…

5th Annual Art & Music Festival

Join the Daviess County Public Library for a celebration of the arts!  On Saturday, September 21 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., 25 local artists will fill the Reading Garden at the library with booths to display and sell their art.  Live music will be playing and some of the local favorite food trucks will…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: August 16-18

2019 Street Legends Car Show Attention lovers of all things automotive related!  The annual “Street Legends” Car Show, voted one of the top 20 events in the South Eastern United States, returns to the Diamond Lake Resort on Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17.  As one of the premiere automotive events in the tri-state…

Bluegrass Takes Flight

Friday through Sunday, September 13-15, all eyes will be on the skies over the Ohio River for the 2019 Owensboro Air Show!   And the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum will cap off Saturday night with downtown ROMP! Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal to a wide range of…

On the Bourbon Trail: O.Z. Tyler expects number of visitors to grow

After undergoing a $7 million expansion, celebrating one year on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and welcoming visitors from around the world, O.Z. Tyler Distillery isn’t slowing down.  In fact, their visitor numbers doubled after their first year on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and are projected to continue growing.  The distillery expects visitors to increase over…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: Aug. 9-11

Dancing with our Stars Owensboro Style The Owensboro Convention Center will host the 7th annual Dancing with Our Stars Owensboro Style, a benefit for the Boulware Mission, on Saturday, August 10 at 5 p.m.  Enjoy a fun-filled evening as you watch six local celebrities and their partners compete for the coveted mirror ball trophy!  The…

Calitri says bigger conventions means higher revenue from hotel tax

Downtown Owensboro’s new hotel, Home2 Suites by Hilton, is now under construction, and the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention Center is excited to beginning filling those rooms.   As the CVB continues to develop downtown businesses, conventions and available hotel rooms, they want to begin targeting convention-goers specifically who wish to stay close to the Owensboro Convention Center. …