Bar-B-Q Festival The Bar-B-Q Festival brings thousands to downtown Owensboro for a weekend of music, crafts and Bar-B-Q! Every Mother’s Day weekend.
Friday After 5 Friday After 5 offers FREE music every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day, including the guest band on the BB&T Plaza, Gospel in Cannon Hall, and a Street Fair each weekend.
River of Music Party From the hottest new bluegrass performers to the pioneers, River of Music Party is perfect for those who grew up with this unique music and also for those wanting to learn about it!
Multi-Cultural Festival The Multi-Cultural Festival brings music, foods, crafts, and dancing of many cultures together on the front lawn of the First Presbyterian Church in August.
Owensboro Pumpkinfest The Owensboro Pumpkinfest is all about pumpkins, food, fun, and free entertainment!
Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival Celebrate the Fall season with apples, apples, apples, entertainment, carnival rides, hay rides, and arts & crafts at the Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival.
Voices of Elmwood These folks won’t scare you, they’ll educate you. The Voices of Elmwood are about the interesting people who have a history with Owensboro-Daviess County and found their final resting place in Elmwood Cemetery.
Owensboro Christmas Parade Second Street in downtown Owensboro becomes Holiday Central for the Owensboro Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas parade in the Tri-State Area.
Fountains at Sunset Owensboro’s Riverfront reopened in August 2012. The new Smothers Park is the home of the Shelton Memorial Park, honoring MIA’s from all wars. It features an iconic fountain at the foot of Frederica Street. An outdoor children’s museum and playground includes handicap-accessible, overhead ramps inside large artificial trees. The park spans five city blocks and covers over five acres of land. It also offers outdoor space for events, with concessions and restroom facilities.

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art offers traveling exhibits, plus selections from their permanent collection year-round. In addition, the Holidaze Market and Holiday Forest in December has become a popular holiday tradition.
Western Kentucky Botanical Garden The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden has beauty to offer all year round. WKBG has seven established gardens – Butterfly, Rose, Daylily, Iris, Herb, Fruit & Berry, and the Takahashi Japanese Memorial Garden. The Garden offers many special programs throughout the year, including many children’s activities in their Playhouse.
Owensboro Dragon Boat Races The Owensboro Dragon Boat Races held the inaugural festival in August 2011. 14 teams competed for the trophy and bragging rights on the Ohio River at English Park. On top of the races, there were fun activities at the Park all day long! Another great annual festival for Owensboro!
Monsters on the Ohio Monsters on the Ohio is a great opportunity for anglers to try to beat the Kentucky State Record for Bluecats! Check out some of the fun times at the 2011 festival!