Best places to stargaze this summer

Stargazing is one of the great, naturistic pastimes that you just can’t get in a city. One of the great things about Owensboro, however, is that there are tons of great places to watch the stars in the night sky, and only a couple miles away from the heart of the city.    For your…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: July 1-3

First Fridays    The first concert series of its kind in Owensboro, you can catch some of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s outdoor stage on the first Friday of each month. On Friday, July 1, you’ll hear from Cochren & Co. on the Michael…

Spend a summer weekend in Owensboro at the HydroFair

If you’re in the market for some loud, exciting action on the riverfront this summer, the Owensboro Hydrofair should definitely be on your radar.    This year’s event will take place August 19-21 in downtown Owensboro, bringing you a weekend of hydroplane racing that will be bigger and better than ever before. More than 60…

Sweetest Places to Grab an Ice Cream in Owensboro

Is there anything better than a cold ice cream cone on a hot summer day?  With the heat ticking up a few notches over the last couple weeks, we wanted to highlight all of the amazing ice cream options available to you in Owensboro.  Whether it’s vanilla covered in sprinkles or chocolate drizzled in chocolate…

Help RPC celebrate its 30th Birthday in August

The RiverPark Center will be celebrating a big birthday this summer, and it’s the perfect opportunity to swing by and show our downtown performing arts center some love! RPC will be turning the big 3-0 in August, and Downtown Live will be honoring that birthday with a night full of festivities.    On August 5,…

Famous people from Owensboro

For most visitors, it comes as a huge shock when we tell them Johnny Depp is from Owensboro. In fact, Depp still visits Owensboro from time to time to see family members who live here!  But Depp isn’t the only famous face with Owensboro roots. There are tons of athletes, politicians, NASCAR celebrities and even…

Hops on the Ohio bringing craft beer, live music to downtown Owensboro

Bringing you a day of craft beer, live music and good food, Hops on the Ohio is returning to the RiverPark Center on July 9, and this fan favorite festival is going to be one to remember this year!  Running from 3-7 p.m., this four-hour tour of local Kentucky breweries will supply you with all…

Where to find healthy food options in Owensboro

Healthy food options can be difficult to find, but here in Owensboro, we’re home to a lot of restaurants focused on the greener things in life.    From homegrown vegetables to salads to juices that help you detox, you can find anything and everything in our city to live a healthy lifestyle.     One of…

See ROMP’s amazing lineup from the skies in hot air balloon ride

It’s almost that time, folks! ROMP – Owensboro’s biggest Bluegrass music festival of the year – is just days away, and we have some extra special surprises in store for this year’s event.  If you’re ready for an amazingly unique (and thrilling!) experience at this year’s ROMP (and who isn’t?) Don Moore Automotive is giving…

Go Back in Time Visiting Our Historic Buildings

Owensboro is a city full of historic relevance. Founded in 1817, our city has a ton of structures and buildings that date back to the 1800s, many of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.    So if you’re one of the many travelers seeking out historic places for your next destination, we’ve…