2019 Dazzling Daylily Festival with Balloons Over the Garden

It’s almost time for the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden’s award-winning, flower-filled festival!  June 20-30, view thousands of blooming daylilies and celebrate the summer at Owensboro’s 10th annual daylily festival. With over 800 varieties of daylilies, daylily tours, hot air balloon rides, daylily dig beds, twelve themed gardens, children’s playhouse, a conservatory, artists, displays, music and…

4th of July Celebrations

Downtown Owensboro comes alive for the 4th of July every year with crowds flocking to celebrate together on the riverfront as the sky above the Ohio River lights up with fireworks.  The City of Owensboro hosts the event along Owensboro’s riverfront to celebrate the All-American Fourth of July on Thursday, July 4.  The annual celebration…

OMG!con

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s OMG!con! The largest video game expo of any anime event is returning again to storm the Owensboro Convention Center on June 7-9.  This annual three-day event brings together anime, video games, tabletop, and general fandom for a weekend of fun and excitement.  There will be special guests…

Porchfest 2019

Experience southern charm at its best with the trendiest, one-of-a-kind community event!  On Saturday, June 8 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Griffith Avenue area between Frederica Street and Robin Road will be transformed into the grounds for a one-day music festival! Porch Fests are all the rage right now, organized by the community…

Formula Drift Trike Competition

Have you ever heard of a drifting trike?  If not, catch up on the latest trend and check out the Formula Drift Trike Competition hosted at the Diamond Lake Resort on June 8 and 9!  Riding on three wheels is made fun again with this awesome invention, and the 3rd Annual Formula Drift Trike Competition…

Friday After 5 Kick-Off

On Friday, May 17, help Owensboro’s award-winning, summer-long, free music festival celebrate its 23rd season with more than 60 bands and yet another new event and venue to the Friday night party series. From Paris will be playing current pop to classic rock from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. on the Jagoe Homes Patio Stage…

Live on The Banks

Summer hasn’t officially begun until Owensboro’s outdoor summer concert series’ fire up!  Make your way to both of their locations – the Overlook Stage at Smothers Park and the Allen Street Pavilion – to enjoy some of the finest local and regional performing artists and entertainers every Saturday evening, starting May 18 through September 28. …

2019 Bar-B-Q Festival

On the second Saturday in May, Owensboro springs to life with the wonderful smells and sounds of the International Bar‑B‑Q Festival!  Head downtown on May 10 and 11 to cheer on the fierce competition, enjoy the non-stop entertainment like the most famous competitive eater who’s ever lived, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut and, of course, eat some…

ROMP Fest 2019

The weather is warming up which means the season for bluegrass is almost here!  Celebrating its 16th year, the River Of Music Party (ROMP) Festival will return to Owensboro’s Yellow Creek Park, led by iconic artists and Hall of Fame members Ricky Skaggs and Del McCoury.  Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder will feature special guest Patty…

Owensboro Symphony Fantasy Takes a Fiery Flight

A season full of fun and adventure comes to an end as the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra Conductor, Troy Quinn, along with a massive symphony and the international superstar violinist Fabiola Kim, come together to perform music inspired by fiery imagination.  Watch the symphony take flight on Saturday, April 20 at 7 pm. at the RiverPark Center.  This…