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Best last-minute Halloween costumes for kids

Listen, we’ve all been there. It’s Halloween weekend, and you realize your kids have nothing to wear. We try our best as parents, we really do. But when it comes to the holidays, things get a little crazy. And that’s when we find ourselves in those moments where, suddenly, it’s Sunday night, and your kiddo…

Celebrate Christmas in the beautiful outdoors at Western KY Botanical Garden

Grab the kiddos for a family-friendly event this weekend at the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden—one of the prettiest places in the area! This weekend, children, music and crafting can come together at the Botanical Garden’s Christmastime Music & Crafting experience. This event will give kids ages 2-6 a very special way to celebrate Christmas in…

Head to Owensboro to explore a variety of outdoor murals

With so many talented artists living in Owensboro, outdoor murals are becoming more widespread across the city. You can take a stroll through downtown Owensboro and see most of these murals for yourself, but we thought we’d break some of the locations down for you to make your journey a little easier.  Owensboro’s “Be the Change”…

Spring Break events in Owensboro

Whether you’re a visitor or a local, spring break in Owensboro is a great experience. Not only is there a ton of stuff to do during the week, but the Dogwood trees and Azaleas have started to bloom. The days are getting warmer, outdoor patio seating is getting fuller, and the entire city comes alive…

Explore more than 25 parks across Owensboro-Daviess County

Our community has two amazing parks systems, which are reflected not only in the sheer number of parks we have across our city and county (28!), but in the beautification, acreage and athletic and leisure opportunities they provide for visitors. Whether it’s golf, disc golf, fishing, hiking or biking you’re looking to do in the…

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 22-24

Daviess County Fair     It’s that time of year again, folks! The Daviess County Lions Club Fair will be bringing you all the rides, food and good times you could ask for July 20-23. You can click here to check out the four-day schedule, which will include events such as an open dairy show,…

Beat the Summer Heat in Owensboro

Here in Kentucky, summer likes to stick around all the way through September, and it’s no secret that it can get really, really hot. But here in Owensboro, we’ve got tons of amazing ways to help you beat that summer heat and have a good time doing it.    If you’re looking for a great…

Kick off the Fall season at Hayden Farms Fall Market

For those who love everything related to Fall, a fan-favorite event is returning to Owensboro-Daviess County in September!    The Hayden Farms Fall Farm Market will be held September 18 from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. This family-friendly festival is the perfect chance to get in your first sip of apple cider or your first shopping…

Car, Truck & Jeep Show to feature hundreds of vintage vehicles

One of the biggest car shows of the year will be hitting the pavement this Fall in Owensboro. You can check out tons of vintage, modern and custom classics at the 11th Annual Car, Truck & Jeep Show, held at Kentucky Wesleyan College on October 9.    Hundreds of cars, Jeeps and trucks will be…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: September 2-4

Panther Creek Park Fireworks       Dubbed “The Unofficial End of Summer,” the Independence Bank Fireworks Festival is the perfect way to kick off the Fall season in style! Located at Panther Creek Park on September 3, you can bring the whole family out to enjoy food trucks and inflatables starting at 5 p.m.,…

Kick Off the Fall Season at Owensboro’s Amazing Orchards

Whether you’re on the hunt for decorative pumpkins, in desperate need of an apple cider, or itching to take the family on a hayride, our local orchards have everything you’re looking for during this beautiful Fall season.    Trunnell’s Farm Market is famous for its sunflower fields, where you can enjoy over a million different…

A List of Fall Events in Owensboro

Here in Owensboro, we celebrate Fall in all the best ways. Whether it’s a festival, trick-or-treating, or a day spent among the sunflowers, we’ve got it all. And here’s a list of what you can look forward to!    Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival    The Apple Festival will run for two days this year on…

See Beautiful Fall Foliage in Owensboro

Owensboro is one of the best places in the state to view the color-changing leaves of fall. With more than 25 parks spread across the city and county, you’ve got tons of options for leaf-peeping.    Experts say the best time to view fall foliage in western Kentucky starts in mid-to-late October and lasts through…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: September 30-October 2

Drag Racing        The dB Drag Racing Association’s 25th Anniversary World Finals event will take place October 1 and 2 at the Owensboro Convention Center. Elite car-stereo competitors from across the country will participate in dB Drag Racing, Bass Race, Psychlone, Top Dog and Freestyle competition formats. You can enjoy the fun by…

Travel to Owensboro to Catch Jake Owen Concert

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a country music concert from one of the biggest names in the game?!   Country music star Jake Owen will perform live at the Owensboro Sportscenter on November 10, with special guests Travis Denning and Mackenzie Carpenter singing along with him.    Owen has…

Where to Celebrate Halloween in Owensboro

There are so many ways to celebrate Halloween, and Owensboro has tons of ways to get you into the spooky season this year!    We’re breaking down a list of all the parties, festivities and Halloween-themed events that should be on your radar leading up to October 31. You could make an entire weekend out…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: October 21-23

Pumpkin Painting at The Cottage      For those who love painting pumpkins with family and friends, The Cottage Farm Stand & Baking Co. has a whole day dedicated to that very thing! On October 22, you can grab your favorite people and spend the day letting your inner artist get creative with a day…

Kentucky 2A Championships Generates $1.25 Million Economic Impact for Owensboro

The Kentucky 2A Championships are a huge component of Visit Owensboro’s economic impact on our community. A series of tournaments spanning six different sports and growing in number each year, the overall economic impact totals $1.25 million.    The 2A Championships was designed to give smaller schools with enrollments between 600 and 1,000 students a…

Head to Owensboro for One of Kentucky’s Best Christmas Parades

Often regarded as the best Christmas parade in Kentucky, you can head over to Owensboro for a night of magic and memories on Saturday, November 19 at 4:30 p.m.    Held by Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade Association, this year’s parade is going to be one for the books, with more than 100 floats bedazzled in…

Enjoy Fun, Holiday Magic at RPC in December

Summer might be for the outdoors, but winter is for the theater, and we’ve got a great bundle of shows coming to Owensboro in December!    On December 7, take the whole family to RiverPark Center to see Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical for some cheery holiday fun. The beloved TV classic will…

Make Owensboro Your Next Food Truck Stop

Owensboro is home to a growing number of food trucks, and we are here for it!     Whether it’s seafood, chicken wings, vegan cuisine or coffee you’re craving, there is a food truck for everyone’s needs in our town. You can follow these food trucks on their social media pages to find out where…

Celebrate the Holidays at ‘Christmas at the Inn’

It’s the time of year to start celebrating all things Christmas, and downtown Owensboro has a series of holiday-themed events with all the bells and whistles coming to you in December!    Friday After 5 and the Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront will kick off “Christmas at the Inn” for the first three Fridays in December:…

Head to Owensboro For All Your Holiday Shopping

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means it’s officially shopping season, y’all! And there’s no better place to get that Christmas shopping started than right here in Owensboro.    With more than 45 locally-owned boutiques, gift shops and antique stores to shop from, there are literally places all across Owensboro-Daviess County to…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: November 18-20

Bill Engvall       This Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and comedian is heading to Owensboro for a night of great laughs. On Friday, November 18, you can catch Bill Engvall at the RiverPark Center at TWO different times: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Engvall has garnered worldwide fame for his FOX sitcom Last…

Experience Diverse Lineup of Live Music in Owensboro this Winter

Just because winter is coming doesn’t mean the fun stops in Owensboro! In fact, we’ve got an amazing lineup of live music coming to you from several different venues this holiday season. You can find everything from rock to bluegrass to symphony music over the next few months!    Brasher’s Lil’ Nashville has released its…

Explore the Evolution of Downtown Owensboro

It wasn’t too long ago that Owensboro’s downtown riverfront wasn’t much more than a grassy bank dotted with park benches and one boat dock. But these days, visitors are getting an entirely new experience when they travel to Owensboro, and our downtown riverfront is one of the top attractions visitors seek out.   And that’s…

Score a Harlem Globetrotters Experience Right Here in Owensboro

One of the best basketball events of the season in Kentucky (one that DOESN’T include a heated UK versus U of L rivalry) is coming to the Owensboro Sportscenter on Wednesday, December 14 for some family-friendly fun! The Harlem Globetrotters will take the court for a night of tricks, dunks and all-out athleticism.    The…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: December 2-4

The Nutcracker       If you want to spend the weekend enjoying the arts AND Christmas, there’s no better show to see than The German American Bank Nutcracker, held for two days at RiverPark Center on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. This stage production is loosely adapted from…

Owensboro’s ‘Dancing Lights’ Gives All the Fun Holiday Feels

If you’re in the fairly large subgroup of people that LOVES a good Hallmark Christmas movie, then Owensboro is the perfect place to plan your next holiday trip.    You will be blown away by how beautifully decorated our downtown riverfront looks during the holidays. All those scenes from Hallmark movies that get you into…

Owensboro to Host American Cornhole Organization World Championships

This summer, Owensboro will be hosting the American Cornhole Organization (ACO) as some of the best players from across the globe gather for one of the biggest events of the year – the 18th Annual World Championships.    This event is expected to bring enormous turnout as visitors travel to Owensboro to participate in the…

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

Hot Chocolate Hop        You can walk, skip or hop your way through this event but, however you end up traveling, you’ll score some great hot chocolate along the way. Celebrate the holidays with the Hot Chocolate Hop, held for two days on December 9 and 10 in downtown Owensboro. The third annual…

Best Spots in Owensboro for Your Holiday Photos

Everyone loves a good holiday picture. Whether it’s for Christmas cards, social media or even to hang on your wall, it can be tough to find that perfect setting that just perfectly captures the essence of the season.    However, Owensboro-Daviess County has so many cool places to use as a holiday backdrop, we’re going…

Owensboro Expecting Record-Breaking Turnout for 2023 Jeeps and Jamz Expo

There are people who love their cars and trucks, but there’s an even bigger group of people who LOVE their Jeeps, which is why Owensboro will be hosting the first-ever Jeeps and Jamz Expo this year for all the Jeep enthusiasts across the country!    Held for two days on May 19 and 20 2023…

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

Jimmy Fortune     You can hear legendary artist Jimmy Fortune perform live at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum on December 15! For those who may not know, Fortune climbed to fame by singing and touring with the Statler Brothers for 21 years, where he wrote the group’s No. 1 hit “Elizabeth,”…

Holiday Events for the Whole Family

As we get closer and closer to Christmas Day, we wanted to invite visitors and locals alike to partake in a number of family-friendly holiday activities that are sure to boost your spirits leading up to the big day!    Christmas at Panther Creek runs every night from 6-9 p.m. at Panther Creek Park. You…

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

Winter Break Blast        The Owensboro Museum of Science and History is hosting a weeklong event for all the kiddos who want something fun and educational to do while school’s out! OMSH’s “Winter Break Blast” will be held December 20-23 featuring different events each day. Head downtown to see the museum’s Live Animal…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: December 30-January 1

New Year’s Eve Balloon Drop         If you’re looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate the new year, head to downtown Owensboro for a day of fun, festivities and, best of all, balloons! The Owensboro Museum of Science and History will hold its annual Balloon Drop in the form of hundreds of…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: January 6-8

ACO Cornhole Tournament         Ahead of the American Cornhole Organization’s World Championships this summer, the ACO Owensboro Major will hold its Pro Series Tour January 6 and 7 at the Owensboro Convention Center. This tournament will bring some of the best cornhole players in the Midwest together for two days of competitive…

Skate All Winter Long at Owensboro’s Edge Ice Center

One of Owensboro’s best-kept secrets is our amazing ice-skating rink. One of only four ice-skating rinks in the state of Kentucky, Edge Ice Center is open all year long, and it’s well-known all across the Midwest for its top-notch quality.    Edge Ice Center is home to the Owensboro Youth Hockey Association and the Owensboro…

Owensboro Symphony’s ‘Night at the Museum’ an Action-Packed Concert for All Ages

We always love a good chance to brag on the Owensboro Symphony, and this upcoming concert is one for listeners of all ages!    On Saturday, March 4, the Owensboro Symphony will present “A Night at the Museum” at RiverPark Center. This is a show where music and art come together for a night of…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: January 28-30

Wedding Show         Whether you’re starting to plan your wedding or are dreaming of that special day in your future, the Owensboro Convention Center has everything you’ll need for your future wedding this weekend! The “Your Perfect Day Wedding Show” will feature trusted area wedding professionals displaying popular trends and unique offerings…

Travel to Owensboro for the Great American Bluegrass Jam

Owensboro is doing big things when it comes to Bluegrass music, y’all. And this year, we’ve got a brand new event dedicated to all things bluegrass with The Great American Bluegrass Jam!    This weekend-long festival will take place in downtown Owensboro March 17-19 with TONS of different events for all bluegrass fans to enjoy: …

Beat the Cold with Indoor Fun in Owensboro

Here in Kentucky, the last thing we’re able to predict is the weather. But we do know that it can get cold around here during winter. But that shouldn’t stop you from having fun!    It’s easy to just hunker down and stay home when the days are short and the skies are gray, but…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: February 3-5

Frank and Friends          Owensboro’s very own Franklin Embry is returning to the stage for a night of amazing hip hop music! Embry, an Owensboro native, has spent the last eight years touring the country and opening up for some huge names in hip hop, including Jelly Roll, Upchurch, The Lacs, Struggle…

Owensboro to Host World’s Largest Geocaching Event in May

The largest geocaching event in the WORLD is coming to our city this spring, and that’s something to get excited about!    GeoWoodstock XIX will be held in Owensboro over Memorial Day weekend this year, May 22-28. This large-scale event is expected to bring in more than 3,000 visitors to experience our city, taste our…

Head to Owensboro for Burger Week 2023

One of Owensboro’s most-loved traditions is coming back in a big way this year! Owensboro Burger Week will span NINE days this year, allowing you to purchase delicious burgers from dozens of different restaurants at only $7 apiece from March 3-11.    Burger Week has gained a huge following since its inception in 2021, bringing…

Owensboro’s Bronze Buffalo Statues Hold Historic Significance

Owensboro is a well-renowned arts city, and one of the best gifts we give to our visitors are our amazing displays of public art. Most of these are spread throughout downtown Owensboro (and some beyond) and all are free to the public.    One of our most famous public art displays features three different bronze…

Moneta Sleet Festival

Moneta Sleet Festival    This festival will honor one of Owensboro’s most treasured icons. “Through Sleet’s Eyes” will honor the late Moneta Sleet Jr. – the first Black person to win a Pulitzer Prize for Journalism. Through art and education, this festival will create a meaningful experience for the community and beyond, with the intent…

Owensboro Hosting Massive Car Show in August

It’s time to get excited because Owensboro has a brand new car show coming to you this August! And it’s going to be massive and packed with fun.    The Bluegrass Legends Experience will be held at Moreland Park and the Owensboro Sportscenter on August 19 and 20, 2023.    Whether you enter your vehicle…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 3-5

Night at the Museum          This is going to be an action-packed night for music enthusiasts of all ages! Owensboro Symphony’s “Night at the Museum” will bring you a concert full of songs and scores from some of the greatest adventure films in history. You’ll hear music from Indiana Jones, The Mummy,…

ROMP 2023 Bringing Amazing Lineup to Owensboro

In what is being described by many Bluegrass music fans as the best ROMP lineup yet, we can’t wait to break down the final musical lineup for Owensboro-Daviess County’s outdoor Bluegrass music festival.    To kick off ROMP’s 20th year, those at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum went all out on putting…

Fun Events at ROMP (Aside From the Music)

While the music at ROMP is the obvious attention-getter of Bluegrass music fans everywhere, this four-day concert packs quite the punch when it comes to other forms of entertainment as well!    Throughout the four-day festival there are all kinds of fun things attendees can see, taste and experience. Yellow Creek Park’s 150-acre facility provides…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 10-12

Home Expo          Held for two days on March 11 and 12, the Owensboro Home Expo will bring you the best of everything related to home ownership. There will be experts and vendors there to talk about building, remodeling and outdoor living, so this is the perfect chance to get started on…

Check Out Large-Scale Ice-Skating Competition in Owensboro

Owensboro has one of only four ice-skating rinks in the state of Kentucky, which makes it the perfect place for a large-scale ice-skating competition this spring. The Edge Ice Center will hold the 10th Annual Living on the Edge ISI Invitational Team Competition March 24-26.    This competition will include a huge variety of ice-skating…

Easter Events in Owensboro

Easter is right around the corner so we’re here to break down all of the fun Easter events going on in Owensboro-Daviess County! From egg hunts to Easter Bunny appearances, we’ve got it all:    –Easter Adventure at Reid’s Orchard will be held on Saturday, April 1 from noon-5 p.m. You can bring the kids…

Owensboro to Honor Nicky Hayden with Summer Motorsports Festival

Owensboro celebrates one of its hometown heroes in a big way each year with Nicky Hayden Week honoring the life of “The Kentucky Kid” and world-famous racer.   Part of that celebration includes hosting one of the largest motorcycle and powersports shows in the state!    The River City Bike Expo will be held for two…

Where to See the Flowers Bloom in Owensboro

Owensboro is an absolutely gorgeous city to visit in the springtime. We are famous for our pink and white dogwood trees you can find blooming all across the city. You’ll find hundreds and hundreds of beautifully bright azalea bushes, along with fields and sidewalks lined with daffodils. It’s truly a floral paradise here March through…

Daviess County to Hold Strawberry Festival in June

The Cottage Farm Stand saw major success with its first-ever Strawberry Festival last year, so they are bringing it back for a second time this summer!    Held for two days on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, this is an event for people of all ages, including anyone and everyone who loves strawberries! …

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 31-April 2

Watchhouse Duo          This singer-songwriter duo will bring their amazing chemistry to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum with a concert on April 1. Andrew Marlin and Emily Franz have achieved amazing success over the last year, opening up for Punch Brothers in 2022 and headlining shows across the US.…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: April 7-9

Trunnell’s Easter Egg Hunt         You can enjoy spring in all its glory at the Trunnel’s Egg-Ceptional Easter Egg Hunt this weekend! Held on April 1, join the Easter Bunny on the hunt for eggs. This event will feature nonstop egg hunts with prize packs for the kids, photo opps, a unicorn meet-and-greet…

Check Out Owensboro’s Skate Park During Your Next Visit

Owensboro has a variety of beautiful parks and outdoor spaces, but one of the coolest parks on the list is known for more than fishing lakes and nature trails.    The Travis Aubrey Skatepark is another one of our city’s hidden gems. This 14,000 square-foot facility was designed by Spohn Ranch Skateparks for Owensboro’s skating…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: April 14-16

Spring Bliss Market Day        If you’ve never been to historic Reid’s Orchard, this is the perfect opportunity to check it out! Spring Bliss Market Day will be held on Sunday, April 16 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., bringing you a greenhouse full of plants and flowers, 25 different vendors to shop from and…

BBQ and Barrels Bridging Two Owensboro Staples for One Fun Weekend

A longtime Owensboro tradition will be revitalized this year with BBQ and Barrels – a new take on two of our city’s greatest culinary staples: Unique barbecue and historic bourbon.    BBQ and Barrels will be held for two days this year on May 12 and 13 in downtown Owensboro.    While those who love…

See Owensboro’s Famous Dogwood Trees this Spring

Owensboro is famous for its beautiful dogwood trees and, starting in mid-to-late April each year, our city becomes a sea of white and pink as the dogwood trees reach peak blooming season.    The dogwood trees are so popular, in fact, an entire section of Owensboro has been dedicated to them! The Dogwood-Azalea Trail runs…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: April 21-23

The Isaacs     The Isaacs have performed for over 50 years, taking home nine Dove Awards and receiving three Grammy nominations for their latest three albums. This band has been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and as members of the Grand Ole Opry as well. You can see The Isaacs perform…

What to Pack for ROMP

ROMP 2023 is right around the corner, so there’s a lot to get excited about! And while you’re making your plans for this four-day outdoor Bluegrass festival, we wanted to break down a list of some of the must-haves you’ll need when it comes to packing and preparing for it.  Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this…

Friday After 5 Preview for Summer 2023

The summer season will be here before you know it, which means it’s the perfect time to preview this season’s Friday After 5 outdoor music fest! This 16-week, summer-long, award-winning series of free outdoor concerts is held on our stunningly beautiful riverfront, and we’ve got an amazing lineup of artists to brag about!    Friday…

Check Out These Black-Owned Businesses in Owensboro

With Owensboro continuing to expand and evolve, we wanted to highlight some of our local Black-owned businesses that serve some of the best food, drinks, entertainment venues and products in the city!    From live shows to delicious dining to coffee and sweets, Owensboro’s Black community is doing amazing things here, and we hope you’re…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: May 5-7

Alison Brown     Bluegrass fans, you’re not gonna want to miss this one! Grammy-winning musician Alison Brown is hitting the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum on May 6 for a night from one of the most forward-thinking banjo players in the industry. Brown blends bluegrass music with jazz for a sound that’s…

Head to Owensboro for FREE Symphony Concert

We are super excited to announce that the Owensboro Symphony is returning to downtown Owensboro this summer for its Summer Salute concert!   The Summer Salute will feature both the Owensboro Symphony and special guest Rockapella for a night of amazing music. Songs will be performed from Shambala, Philadelphia Freedom, Rock the Boat and more! …

See Two Amazing Drone Shows in Owensboro

Visit Owensboro is constantly creating new events for our out-of-towners to enjoy, so the first-ever Owensboro Drone Show should definitely be on your radar!    The Drone Show will be held on downtown Owensboro’s riverfront on May 17 and 19. And this event is going to be absolutely bonkers with 300 different drones lighting up…

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

Nashville Songwriter      The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum is kicking things up a notch with its Nashville Songwriter Series this year! This year’s HITMAKERS edition will kick off on May 11 on the outdoor stage. You’ll get to hear the stories behind the songs from professional songwriters based in Nashville. You’ll…

Visit Owensboro for World’s Largest Geocaching Event

The largest Geocaching event in the world is about to kick off, and this year’s GeoWoodstock is right here in Owensboro!    GeoWoodstock is a massive, annual geocaching event held each year in a different place across North America. Owensboro is expected to see more than 3,000 visitors attend this large-scale event, held May 22-28. …

Take Your Pups to Our Amazing Dog Park During Visit

For a lot of visitors out there, bringing your pets with you on trips is a must. And luckily for them, Owensboro has a super cool place to take your dogs when they need a good place to release some energy!   Located within the larger Legion Park area is Castlen Dog Park, which was…

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

Josh Turner Concert    We’ve got a big weekend with lots of events coming up, so we’re going to kick things off by highlighting a Josh Turner concert at the RiverPark Center! Turner is a country music superstar who’s sold more than 6.5 million records and has reached 4.8 billion worldwide streams. You can see…

Head to Owensboro for PorchFest 2023

It’s time to get ready for one of the coolest live music events of the year, y’all!    PorchFest 2023 will bring out thousands of people for a day and night of live music from the front porches of some of the most beautiful homes in Owensboro. This year’s event will be held on Saturday,…

Where to Karaoke in Owensboro

Summertime and karaoke are just a good mix. That’s why we’re highlighting some of the best places to check out for your next karaoke night in Owensboro!    Karaoke is the perfect way to blow some steam by belting out your favorite songs without judgment. As we head into summer, now’s the time to start…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: May 26-28

Cork & Cuisine: Saddles and Spurs  All you Yellowstone fans, we’ve got an event designed specifically for you! Held at the Owensboro Convention Center on May 25, Cork & Cuisine: Saddles and Spurs will feature a five-course western-themed menu paired with wines and spirits all inspired by the popular TV show. Dress up as your…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: June 2-4

River City Bike Expo     This weekend is for all the motorcycle enthusiasts out there! The River City Bike Expo will be held on June 2 and 3 at the Owensboro Convention Center. This event will be packed with fun activities for cyclists of all ages and experience levels, including tons of onsite vendors,…

Less Than One Month Out From ROMP: Everything to Know

Friends, we are about a month out from one of the greatest Bluegrass concerts in the country, and that means it’s time to remind you why you should absolutely be checking out ROMP 2023!    ROMP will be held June 21-24 at Yellow Creek Park and this year’s lineup is one for the books. You’ll…

Check Out These Historic Churches in Owensboro

Owensboro is full of rich history, and we wanted to highlight a couple of the super cool churches you should check out during your next visit. Coming from two totally different backgrounds with different backstories, these two churches are historic to our city and well worth checking out while you’re here!    Fourth Street Baptist…

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

Strawberry Festival      The 2nd Annual Strawberry Festival is back this summer, and it’s going to be even bigger and better than before! Held on June 10 and 11 at The Cottage Farmstand & Baking Co., this festival will feature over 115 different vendors selling everything from homemade jewelry to amazing artwork to home…

Kick Off Summer with a Trip to Holiday World

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is one of the coolest theme parks and water parks in the country, and they are officially open for their summer season!   Located only 20 minutes away from Owensboro, Holiday World is perfect if you want to spend the day at the park and stay in Owensboro for the…

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

Crawfish Boil at Trunnell’s     You can treat yourself to a Cajun dinner party this weekend at a Crawfish and Shrimp Low Country Boil! Held at Trunnell’s Farm Market on Saturday, June 17, this boil will feature delicious food, live music, a full bar and fancy funnel cakes for dessert. You can bring a…

Owensboro Celebrating 4th of July with Multiple Fireworks Shows

You can catch one of the best fireworks shows in the Midwest right here in Owensboro this Fourth of July!    Owensboro’s All-American Fourth of July event is super unique in that the City of Owensboro holds, not one, but four different fireworks shows at the same time! It’s a super cool experience to hear…

Experience Owensboro’s World-Renowned Playground

Every now and then, we just have to take a moment to remind visitors how amazing our local parks are. And with summer here, it’s the perfect time to talk about Lazy Dayz Playground at Smothers Park!    Smothers Park spans a large section of our riverfront in downtown Owensboro. You can walk, sit and…

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

ROMP  We are officially heading into ROMP weekend, y’all! Held June 21-24 at Yellow Creek Park, this outdoor Bluegrass music festival is going to bring thousands of people together for four days of live jammin’, delicious food and amazing vibes. With a lineup that includes Sam Bush, Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent and Old Crow Medicine…

Cool Off at These Amazing Spray Parks in Owensboro

It’s officially summer, which means it’s time to talk about all the spray parks we offer here!    Owensboro has several spray parks located across our city and county that are free to the public. So if you need a good, affordable place to take the kids on those hot summer days, we’ve got you…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: June 30-July 2

Hayden Farms  Our friends at Hayden Farms are hosting an event this weekend for those seeking a fun shopping spree in a beautiful country setting! The Hayden Farms & Friends Pop-Up Shop will feature a selection of local beef along with crafts and other specialty goods handmade by eight small businesses in the area. You…

Looking for Something Different? Check Out these Unique Shops in Owensboro

Here at Visit Owensboro, we love our visitors to check out our many local shops while they’re in town!   While big box stores are popular and widespread, there’s so much more to experience when you visit a local store. We’ve got countless shops here that sell everything from sweets to cowboy boots, and we…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: July 7-9

Pinta Replica on the River      This weekend will be super special in that our lucky guests will have the chance to see a real-life replica of the historic “Pinta” Portuguese Caravel used by Columbus and many early explorers! This floating museum will open for dockside educational tours at English Park July 7-16. Self-guided…

See ACO World Championships in Owensboro!

We’ve got a big announcement for all the cornhole players and fans out there!   This July, Owensboro will host the American Cornhole Organization (ACO) World Championships Season 18 at the Owensboro Convention Center. This is a HUGE tournament, expected to bring in players from nearly 40 states!   This tournament is also great for our local economy and is projected…

Upcoming Exhibit to Feature Jerry Garcia’s Bluegrass Roots

Bluegrass fans everywhere have something to get excited about this upcoming year as the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum announced they will be opening an exhibit focused on Jerry Garcia’s bluegrass roots.   Jerry Garcia, you ask? Of Grateful Dead fame? Yep, the same legend who brought many a Deadhead to life got…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: July 14-16

Supporting Heroes Tribute Gala      We’re excited to bring you an event celebrating all of our brave heroes out there! On July 15, the Supporting Heroes Tribute Gala will give first responders and their families the chance to remember and honor the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the…

See Gary Allan Live in Owensboro

There are so many amazing concerts happening in Owensboro right now, and this might be one of the biggest ones of the summer! Country music superstar Gary Allan is bringing his Ruthless Tour to the Owensboro Sportscenter on Saturday, August 5. This is a great chance to see the legendary artist perform at a world-class…

Summer Events for the Whole Family

If you’re looking for some summer fun for the entire family to enjoy, Owensboro is the place to be!   We’ve put together a list of some of the festivals, concerts, events and experiences that are family-friendly for people of all ages:   Tour a Replica Pinta Ship Take your family to English Park to…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: July 21-23

Daviess County Fair       You can spend the whole week at the Daviess County Lions Club Fair this week! Held July 14-22 in Philpot, this county fair is full of delicious food and tons of fun for people of all ages. They’ll have everything from Monster Truck Shows to carnival rides to vender booths…

See Grammy-Winning Band, For King & Country, Live in Owensboro

Anddd we’ve got yet another Grammy-winning band coming to Owensboro to fill up our concert lineup this summer! For King & Country – one of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music – is playing live at the Owensboro Sportscenter on August 11. The band will be playing music from their latest album, What Are We…

Johnny Depp is an Owensboro Native Who Still Visits!

Owensboro is the hometown of several world-famous celebrities, and one of them is none other than Johnny Depp! Yep, the actor who starred in Edward Scissorhands, Pirates of the Caribbean and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (among many others) was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on June 9, 1963. Pretty cool, right? Depp lived in…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: July 28-30

Dust Bowl       Owensboro is famous for its annual Dust Bowl Basketball Tournament, and this year’s is extra special because the Dust Bowl is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! Held July 21-29 at Kendall-Perkins Park, this double elimination outdoor tournament features players (both men’s and women’s) from 3rd grade to adulthood. This tournament is about basketball, of…

Beat the Heat With Locally-Made Ice Cream in Owensboro

Well, guys, if there’s one thing we know for sure right now…it’s hot outside. But, instead of focusing on the negatives that come with all that heat and humidity, we’re gonna focus on one of the positives: This is your chance to eat all the ice cream you want without feeling any guilt. Summer is the time to…

Check Out This Amazing Dog Show in Owensboro

If you love pups of all shapes and sizes, or if you’ve got a dog you want to show off, we’ve got the perfect event for you! Owensboro is bringing back a fan favorite with this year’s 2023 River Valley Cluster All Breed Dog Show at the Owensboro Convention Center.   This year’s dog show…

The Perfect Festivals to Close Out Summer

Well, folks, it’s officially August. Which means we are nearing the end of summer and, soon, we’ll be heading into Fall. Before you know it, we’ll be carving pumpkins for Halloween and trading in our T-shirts for hoodies. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves just yet. There’s still several weeks of summer to go,…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: August 11-13

Bourbon and Blues       We’ve got the best of both worlds coming for you this weekend with Owensboro’s Bourbon and Blues Car Experience! Held August 11-13, you can enjoy hundreds of street rods, muscle cars and vintage automobiles from around the southeastern U.S. Friday After 5 will kick off the event on Aug. 11…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: August 18-20

Multicultural Fest       We’re celebrating the Owensboro Multicultural Festival’s 25th Anniversary this year in a big way! Held on August 19 on the front lawn of First Presbyterian Church, the Multicultural Fest will feature more than 40 exhibit booths representing different countries, cultures and community organizations from all over the world. You can taste…

Plan Your Trip to See the Owensboro Air Show

All eyes will be on the skies this September as the Owensboro Air Show returns to our downtown riverfront for a weekend of fast, loud and exciting fun! This year’s Air Show will be held September 15-17 and is expected to bring in thousands of visitors. Each year, the Owensboro Air Show draws crowds of…

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

Steven Curtis Chapman       This multi award-winning singer is coming to Owensboro for a live performance that you’ll never forget! Steven Curtis Chapman is known around the world for being one of the most awarded artists in Christian music history. He’s earned 59 Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove awards, five Grammys, an American Music…

Air Show After Party Feat. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

What better way to celebrate an incredible Air Show than with an incredible concert? You’ll get to do that very thing on September 16 as Nitty Gritty Dirt Band heads to Owensboro for an Air Show After Party! This concert is extra cool because each ticket includes access to the lawn for a special viewing…

Owensboro Hosting World Championships Racing Event

If you’re into competitive racing and loud engines, it’s time to get pumped! Owensboro is hosting the 2023 dBDRA Drag Racing World Finals this fall, and you can learn all about it right here! The dB Drag Racing World Finals will take place at four venues across the world, and Owensboro is proud to be…

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

Hall of Fame Weekend        If you’re looking for a night to celebrate all things Bluegrass, head to Owensboro this weekend for the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Hall of Fame Homecoming Weekend! Held September 1 and 2, you’ll get an all-star lineup of live shows from Joe Mullins & The…

Meet Tons of Famous Actors, Artists at Owensboro Comic Con

We’ve got a cool new convention coming to town, and right here’s where you can learn all about it! The Owensboro Convention Center is holding the Owensboro Comic & Toy Convention October 7 and 8, where you can meet some of the best voice actors in the business, including SpongeBob SquarePants voice actor Tom Kenny,…

Where To Grab A Quick Bite Before the Big Game

There’s something so authentic about a Friday night football game. And here in Owensboro, we always show up and support our high school and college football teams! But before the game, you gotta eat. When you’re going out to eat before the big game, it’s not all about being fancy, right? You just need something…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: September 8-10

Bumps & Bundles        Here’s an event for all the current or expecting parents out there! The Bumps & Bundles Baby Expo will be held at the Owensboro Convention Center on September 9, where you can learn everything there is to know about having a baby in one setting. They’ll cover topics such…

Check Out These Cute Donut Shops in Owensboro

One of the questions we hear from visitors a lot is, “Where’s a good breakfast place in Owensboro?” And while our city has tons of restaurants we love to recommend, on thing is for certain: Our donut game is STRONG. I mean, is there anything better than a warm, sugar-glazed, chocolate-drizzled, icing-topped donut that comes…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: September 15-17

Owensboro Air Show        One of the most exciting times of the year is officially upon us, friends, as the Owensboro Air Show takes to the sky this weekend in downtown Owensboro. We’re expecting thousands of visitors for this incredible two-day performance featuring some of the world’s greatest pilots. This year, you’ll see…

Groovin’ On The Green Bringing Jazz, Blues, Funk Music to Owensboro

Anyone who appreciates good blues and rhythm music is going to wanna hear about this upcoming outdoor concert. And even more, this show is free! The Groovin’ On The Green music fest will kick off the fall season on September 30 at Moneta Sleet, Jr. Park. This event will feature three different musical groups spanning…

Go Ahead and Makes Plans for a Magical Autumn in Owensboro

Summer, you had a good run. But on September 21, we’re trading in our frozen lemonades for pumpkin-spiced coffee, because it is officially fall, y’all! We know it’s just the beginning of the season, but fall is a pretty big deal around here. We’ve got amazing weather, beautiful orchards, the best local coffee shops and…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: September 22-24

Jurassic Quest        The world’s largest, most popular dinosaur event is coming to Owensboro! Walk alongside this larger-than-life dinosaur herd at Jurassic Quest, where you can observe these life-sized animatronic for a unique experience you can enjoy with your entire family. See adorable baby dinos, excavate a fossil or even train a raptor!…

Head to Owensboro for these Oktoberfest Celebrations!

It’s beginning to feel more like fall as of late, which means it’s time to get your party pants on and head over to Owensboro for some Oktoberfest celebrations! For those who don’t know, Oktoberfest began as a wedding celebration  over 200 years ago and is now the world’s largest Volksfest, featuring a beer festival,…

Enjoy the Great Outdoors in Kentucky this October

Fall in Kentucky is simply magical. Once October comes around the leaves change from green to orange, red and yellow. The sunflowers, zinnias and mums are in full bloom, and the weather is *chef’s kiss* perfection. Honestly, there’s no better place to be than Kentucky. And while you’re planning out your trips for the fall…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: September 29-October 1

Groovin’ On The Green        This outdoor music fest is bringing all the blues, jazz, funk and rhythm and blues to Owensboro! Groovin’ On The Green will be held at Moneta Sleet, Jr. Park on September 30, and this event will feature the Sheryl Rouse Band, Monte Skelton on the saxophone and Higher…

Experience Bull Riding + Halloween at Bulls & Ghouls

Halloween + Bull Riding? Well, it may not be a classic combo, but it’s certainly an exciting one! And it’s about to go down on October 14 as the Owensboro Sportscenter brings you Bulls & Ghouls! So what is bulls and ghouls? It’s a Halloween-themed bull-riding event, of course! The PBR Challenger Series is heatin…

Check Out Owensboro’s Famous Racing Professionals

Did you know Owensboro is famous for being home to a ton of famous athletes? It’s really astounding how many professional motorsports athletes hail from right here in Owensboro! Whether it’s NASCAR or MotoGP, we’re a city who takes our racing seriously, and we just wanted to highlight some of Owensboro’s many accomplished competitors in…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: October 6-8

Voices of Elmwood        Spooky season is here, which means it’s time for a trip to the cemetery. Voices of Elmwood is the perfect mix of creepy and historic as this event celebrates our region’s heritage and the lives of the many people buried at Owensboro’s Elmwood Cemetery. Founded by the Owensboro Museum…

Kick Off Fall at Pumpkin & Pickle Fest

If you’re one of the people who lives for pickles, this event MUST be on your radar! The Cottage Farm Stand is holding its annual Pumpkin and Pickle Festival on October 21 and 22, so you’ll have two whole days to stock up on all the pickle- and pumpkin-flavored treats you could dream of! But…

Check Out Hammer & Stain For The Coolest DIY Workshop

There’s no better time for a Do-It-Yourself project than right before the holiday season, and we’ve got the CUTEST new place in Owensboro for a DIY adventure! Hammer & Stain hosts public DIY workshops that require no crafting experience, so this is a place for beginners and veterans alike. And we must say, these crafts…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: October 13-15

Tales & Trails at Joe Ford Nature Center        If you’re in the market for something spooky and naturistic, you can enjoy stories of the supernatural, ghostly phenomena, tragedy (and a little humor) all rolled into one at the Joe Ford Nature Center! The 2nd Annual Tales & Trails event will be held October…

Shop Holiday Decor and More at Kraftucky 2023

The biggest crafting convention of the year is upon us, folks! Kraftucky 2023 will embellish the Owensboro Convention Center on November 10-12 with everything sewn, handcrafted, painted and decorated. And while Kraftucky always brings in tons of vendors, this year’s event is gonna be bigger than ever. More than 200 talented artisans and crafters will…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: October 20-22

Take A Kid Camping       If you’re looking for the perfect family-friendly adventure, you’ve come to the right place! The Kids Outdoor Adventures series is continuing this weekend with “Take A Kid Camping at Panther Creek Park” on Friday, October 20. Campsites will be available around the lake for the overnight stay, and activities…

Make Plans For New Jerry Garcia Exhibit at Bluegrass Hall of Fame

If you’re a fan of the Grateful Dead, we’ve got a new bucket list item coming for you this coming spring! The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum will officially be opening its newest exhibition focusing on Jerry Garcia’s bluegrass roots and musical career with a two-day celebration March 29 and 30. This is…

Head to Owensboro For The Best Fall Foliage Experience

Owensboro is one of the best places in the state to experience fall in all its natural beauty. With more than 25 parks spread across the city and county, you’ve got tons of options for leaf-peeping. Or you can take a drive through some of these areas and explore the varieties of trees bursting with…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: October 27-29

Rocky Horror Picture Show        It’s officially spooky season, which means it’s time to head over to RiverPark Center for the annual viewing of Rocky Horror Picture Show! This cult classic musical-comedy tells the story of Brad and Janet, who find themselves seeking refuge from a storm in a mysterious castle owned by…

See One of The Best Christmas Parades in Owensboro!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, it’s not Christmas quite yet, but it IS time to make your plans to see the Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade! And from the look and sound of things, this year’s parade is gonna be one to remember. One of the largest Christmas parades in the state,…

Taste Something New at Pamir Afghan in Owensboro

For anyone looking to try something delicious and a little bit different than the standard American fare, one of Owensboro’s newest restaurants is receiving rave reviews for its authentic Afghan cuisine! Pamir Afghan Cuisine is located right in the center of Owensboro at 630 Emory Drive, and this is the perfect place to sample a…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: November 3-5

Crowder at RPC         This multi Grammy-nominated artist has sold over 3 million records and will be playing at RiverPark Center on November 2! Crowder was named the 2014 iTunes Christian Album of the Year and has had multiple singles land on the Top 200 Billboard Chart. David Crowder started his solo career…

Hometown Christmas Preview: Dates, Times and What to Expect

It’s time to get those Christmas sweaters out of the closet because Owensboro is about to light up the streets and turn the holiday music on! The return of the City of Owensboro’s Hometown Christmas is chock full of family-friendly activities you can enjoy all the through the upcoming holiday season. To kick things off,…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: November 10-12

Kraftucky         Shop all the homemade crafts you can imagine at Kraftucky 2023! Guests can shop from over 200 booths featuring amazing works of art. Whether it’s woodcrafts, home décor, quilts, candles, holiday decorations, custom foods, paintings, pottery, embroidery, floral arrangements or jewelry, Kraftucky has it all. The first 100 shoppers each day…

Enjoy a Weekend of REAL Southern Gospel, BBQ and More

We’ve got a very cool weekend coming up in December for all our southern gospel music fans! On December 1 and 2, Visit Owensboro is teaming up with the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum and REAL Southern Gospel to bring you a weekend of authentic southern gospel music from at five of the…

Take Your Kiddos to These Incredible Museums in Owensboro

As the weather starts to turn a little cooler, it’s the perfect chance to find fun, educational activities to do with your kiddos. Right here in Owensboro, we have three amazing museums to explore, learn from and be amazed by! Even better, they’re all located just a few blocks away from each other. Fresh off…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: November 17-19

Tree Lighting Ceremony      We’ve got an exciting weekend coming for you all, and you can kick things off with some holiday fun at the inaugural Tree Lighting Ceremony at Smother’s Park. On Friday, November 17, head to the downtown riverfront to hear Christmas carols from the Kentucky Youth Chorale. After that, the giant…

Check Out this Large-Scale Futsal Tourney in Owensboro!

One of the state’s biggest futsal tournaments of the year is being held right here in Owensboro this winter! And you’ll have the chance to see what this unique game is all about at the Bluegrass Futsal Cup, held at the Owensboro Convention Center December 15-17. So what is futsal, exactly? Let’s talk about it.…

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

The Nutcracker      If you want all the holiday feels and a great performance to go with it, head to the RiverPark Center this weekend to see The German American Bank Nutcracker. Children and adults of all ages will discover the joy of Christmas through the beauty of music and dance at this production…

Capture the Perfect Holiday Photo in Owensboro

Everybody needs a good place to take holiday photos with their family and friends. But you can’t go just anywhere for that perfect shot—you need a place that screams Christmas! Whether you want to travel out to the county or stay in city limits, we’ve got you covered with a handful of places that we…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: December 8-10

Becky Buller & Fairfield Four       We’ve got a weekend FULL of music coming your way! Kicking things off on December 7 is the Fairfield Four & Becky Buller Band bringing you “The Perfect Gift Christmas Tour” to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Fairfield Four have been around for a…

Warm Yourself Up at Owensboro’s Hot Chocolate Hop

It’s already starting to feel like winter out there, and there’s no better way to warm things up than with a cup of delicious hot chocolate! If you’re anything like us, there’s nothing that screams “Christmas” like a warm cup of cocoa, and we’ve got an event coming up that caters specifically to this holiday…

Holiday Events for the Whole Family

It is officially December, folks! And that means it’s time to break down a list of all our favorite holiday-themed activities that are taking place in Owensboro this season. All of these are family-friendly and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. So if you’ve been searching for a magical place to experience Christmas,…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: December 15-17

Breakfast with Santa      This is your chance to meet the big guy himself—Santa Claus! The 6th Annual Breakfast with Santa event will be held at the Owensboro Convention Center on December 16. Kiddos will get to meet and take free photos with Santa, and you can even write your own letters to him! Breakfast…

Celebrate the Magic of Disney with Owensboro Symphony

Alan Menken was the man behind some of Disney’s most iconic scores and songs. And guess what? The Owensboro Symphony is putting on an entire concert dedicated to Menken’s work with “Magical Memories: A Tribute to Disney Legend Alan Menken” in January. If you grew up watching movies like A Little Mermaid, Aladdin or Beauty…

See these Amazing Holiday Lights in Owensboro

If you’re anything like us, you love a good holiday light display! And Owensboro is home to TONS of creative, grandiose and sparkly Christmas light exhibits that make for wonderful family outings. From gigantic Christmas trees strewn in multi-colored lights to a house that would give Clark Griswold a run for his money, here’s a…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: December 22-24

Try A New Beer at Brew Bridge      One of our city’s coolest hangout spots, Brew Bridge is constantly working and innovating to keep its brewpub and restaurant a top-notch beer destination for all our visitors. While they continually rotate its taps to drop new beers all the time, the brewery just did a…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: December 29-31

New Year’s Eve Parties      If you’ve been searching for a party to kick off 2024, look no further! You can head to DJ Shay’s New Year’s Eve Party at the Owensboro Convention Center on December 31. Enjoy music, drinks, a 360 photo booth and great vibes to start your year the right way.…

Check Out Initial ROMP Lineup Right Here!

Alrighty, friends–we’ve got our first look at next year’s ROMP lineup and we are ready to talk about it! Bringing thousands of visitors to Owensboro-Daviess County, ROMP is a four-day music festival featuring some of the best Bluegrass artists in the world. And, as per usual, Chris Joslin and his team at the Bluegrass Music…

Stop By Owensboro for Kentucky’s Best Homemade Candy

It’s so rare to find a city with a local candy store these days, and that’s why Andria’s Candies—serving the customers of Owensboro since 1959—is such a treasure. Known for delicious, homemade candy sold all year round, Andria’s gets especially busy once the holiday season starts rolling around. Locally owned and operated, this candy shop…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: January 5-7

ACO Cornhole Tournament       One of the biggest cornhole tournaments in the country is coming back to Owensboro this weekend! The ACO Owensboro Major & Pro Series is being held at the Owensboro Convention Center January 4-6, bringing some of the most talented cornhole players together for three days of competition and big prizes.…

Bluegrass Winter Warmer Series Provides Cozy, Intimate Vibes with Musicians

Hear us out. It’s January, it’s cold, it’s even kinda gloomy outside. Which is why the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum has created its very own lineup of wintertime bluegrass concerts to get you through the next (cold) few weeks! The Winter Warmer concert series is featuring three different artists throughout the months…

Festivals to Look Forward to in 2024

As we make our way into the new year, we wanted to bring your attention to some of the big events our visitors have to look forward to in 2024! Owensboro is a festival city, and we have an awesome lineup of festivals coming your way. From music to barbecue to bourbon and bluegrass, we’ve…

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

Kentucky 2A Basketball Championship      The Kentucky 2A State Championships for boys’ and girls’ basketball will be held at the Owensboro Sportscenter this weekend. This tournament is bringing the best 2A teams from across the entire state to our city for three days of competitive play. This is a great chance to see teams…

Owensboro Hosting Two Major Volleyball Tournaments

Tons of teams are preparing for one of the biggest volleyball tournaments held in Owensboro to date! The 2024 Presidents’ Day Volleyball Tournament will feature players aged 11-15 for two days of competitive action.    Not only will this brand new tournament serve as a huge economic boost to our community, but it’s being hosted…

See Aaron Lewis Live at The Sportscenter!

Aaron Lewis is making his way back to Owensboro for another amazing live show!    Lewis, a founding member of Staind, has been traveling the country as a solo artist over the last few years as an outlier country artist with a traditional twist. He’s recorded with some of the greats, including George Jones, Willie…

Warm Up Your Winter at the Owensboro Convention Center

With it being winter and all, we wanted to take some time to focus on all the exciting indoor events our visitors can enjoy at the Owensboro Convention Center!  This award-winning riverfront facility is the perfect venue for so many things–everything from athletics to meetings and banquets to trade and consumer shows to, of course,…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: January 26-28

Micro Wrestling     If you’ve never been to a Micro Wrestling event, this is your sign to change that! The Micro Wrestling Federation is a full-scale, WWE-type event supported by an entire cast who are all under five feet tall. And it’s going to be pure pandemonium as these wrestlers body slam, headlock and face…

Preview for Upcoming Jerry Garcia Exhibit

It’s getting closer and closer to the opening weekend of one of the most anticipated exhibits to ever grace the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Jerry Garcia: A Bluegrass Journey is launching in March with a weekend-long celebration honoring the life and legacy of Garcia and his Bluegrass music roots.    Held March…

Get To Know Owensboro With These Fun Facts

–Owensboro is the fourth-largest city in the state of Kentucky, and it is the second-largest city in the Tri-State region of Illinois, Indiana and western Kentucky. Owensboro has a great position, geographically, as it is located only two hours away from Nashville, two hours from Louisville, three hours from St. Louis, and 3.5 hours from…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: February 2-4

Little Women on Broadway     If you’re a fan of the best-selling book and movie, then you’ve gotta check out Little Women on Broadway! You can see this timeless, captivating story on stage at the RiverPark Center on February 3. Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March, each determined…

Your Guide to Owensboro Burger Week 2024

It’s time to get excited because Owensboro Burger Week is returning with a bang this year, friends! And this time, it’s gonna be even bigger and better than ever before!   Burger Week 2024 is expanding its timeline this year to give customers NINE days of burger-eating joy. Held March 1-9, you’ll have plenty of…

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

Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band     The Winter Warmer Series is continuing at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum this week with Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band! This is gonna be an amazing show as CUBB is recognized as one of the most exciting young bands in acoustic music right now. They play a unique…

50 Days Until Spring–What To Look Forward To!

It’s been a little gray and gloomy out there, which is why it’s always great to have something to look forward to. And with less than 50 days ‘til Spring, we wanted to break down some of the warmer weather events happening in Owensboro this upcoming season!    Owensboro Burger Week is taking over the…

BBQ and Barrels Fest Returning Bigger and Better than Before

It’s time to get excited about two of our city’s greatest staples because BBQ & Barrels is making a return to downtown Owensboro this spring! A celebration of our legendary barbecue and some of the best bourbon in the state of Kentucky, BBQ and Barrels is a two-day festival that’ll be held on Friday, May…

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

Presidents’ Day Volleyball Tournament    We’ve got a huge volleyball tournament coming up this weekend at the Owensboro Convention Center! The Presidents’ Day Volleyball Tournament will be held February 17 and 18 for two days of competitive action. This tournament is being hosted by Fernando Morales, owner of the Evansville United Volleyball Club and silver…

Owensboro to host major national indoor archery tournament!

One of the biggest national archery tournaments of the year is being held in Owensboro!    The Eastern S3DA Indoor National Championship will bring some of the best young archers in the country to the Owensboro Convention Center March 1-3 for three days of competitive play.    This tournament gives students the opportunity to compete…

Get A Jumpstart on Spring at Owensboro’s Plant Shops

Anytime someone mentions a plant store in town, our ears immediately perk up. Indoor plants have become the new household staple, and there is nothing like finding the perfect spot in your home for your newest plant to grow and thrive.    So that’s why we got excited when Ivy Trellis Floral & Gift announced…

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

Aaron Lewis In Concert    This rocker-turned-country artist is heading to Owensboro for a live show you won’t wanna miss! Aaron Lewis, founding member of multi-platinum band Staind, is bringing The American Patriot tour to the Owensboro Sportscenter on Thursday, February 22. This acoustic tour follows Lewis’ recent musical collaborations with some of the greats,…

The Great American Bluegrass Jam: Everything You Need to Know

Did somebody say they needed three days of bluegrass? Because we’ve got the perfect event for you comin’ up in March!    The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum is bringing together some of the best in the business to create a weekend experience for any and all bluegrass fans. The Great American Bluegrass…

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

Owensboro Burger Week    The burgers are back, y’all! Burger Week 2024 kicks off this weekend on Friday, March 1, meaning you’ll have nine days to eat all the burgers you possibly can from roughly 40 different restaurants. From barbecue-slathered to breakfast style, this is where you’ll find the most diverse lineup of burgers you’ve…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 8-10

Burger Week    This week is all about the burgers as Owensboro Burger Week runs through Saturday, March 9! This means you’ll have plenty of days to try as many delicious burgers as you can from as many restaurants as possible! The burgers on this list are insane, and you’ll find everything from crispy bacon-covered…

Owensboro’s Indoor Sports Facility to Open December 2025

In some super exciting news for our sports tourism industry, Owensboro is getting a brand new indoor sports complex! And we’ve got all the details for you right here.    This 80,000 square foot sports facility will be perfect for large-scale tournaments and a variety of indoor sports. Located at Third and Cedar Streets, the…

Enjoy REAL Southern Gospel in Owensboro

REAL Southern Gospel Music is alive and well in Owensboro, and that’s about to be proven this spring as the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosts REAL Southern Gospel Weekend on April 12 and 13.   This event was hugely successful last year, and the guys and gals running it are prepared for a…

Shop Vintage and More at These Amazing Thrift Stores in Owensboro

Thrift stores have been around for a long time, but there’s definitely been an uptick in thrift store shopping over the last couple years. As vintage clothing and old-school aesthetics continue to soar in popularity, we get more and more excited about all the amazing vintage shops Owensboro has to offer!    If you’re looking…

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Owensboro for Spring Break

As we near the end of winter, it’s time to look forward to springtime in Kentucky! And if you’re looking for a city with all the bells and whistles but with a friendly, small town vibe, Owensboro is the perfect place to travel for your upcoming Spring Break.    First off, spring in Owensboro is…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 22-24

50 Years at Cecil Farms   Cecil Farms is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a bang this year! And this event is gonna highlight all of the things that Owensboro’s known for with a little bourbon, barbecue and bluegrass music. White Chateau at Cecil Farms is hosting a Seasonal Dinner Series farm-to-table style by collaborating with…

Owensboro Hosting One of America’s Biggest Catfish Tournaments

Owensboro is hosting one of the biggest catfish tournaments in the nation in just a couple months, and we’ve got everything you need to know about it!    The King Kat Tournament Trail is all about fishing, hunting, archery and more, and their catfishing tournament is known for having the largest payout with a low…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: March 29-31

Easter Egg Hunt at Yellow Creek Park     A brand new Easter Egg Hunt is happening at Owensboro’s gorgeous Yellow Creek Park, and we’ve got all the info about it right here! This is gonna be a HUGE Easter Egg Hunt, with more than 8,000 eggs stuffed with candy and prizes. And, yep, there will…

BBQ and Barrels: All The Juicy Details For The Barbecue Portion

Friends, it’s time to talk barbecue.    We’ve got an event coming up that’s for all the barbecue lovers out there and, this year, it’s coming back bigger and better than EVER before! That’s right–BBQ and Barrels is hittin’ the pavement of downtown Owensboro May 10 and 11, and we’ve got all the info you…

Your Guide to a Great Summer in Owensboro

It might seem a little early to start talking summer, but we’re only a couple months away from those long days, sunny skies and warm breezes! And if you’re anything like us, you try to plan ahead for summer as much as you possibly can. Which is why we created a Summer Guide for Owensboro…

Enjoy Music & More at Live On Second!

This is where music meets the heart of downtown Owensboro!    Live on Second is a two-day festival celebrating our local businesses and talented musicians that bring so much energy to our exciting downtown area. You’ll hear live music all along our fantastic Second Street corridor–both inside the participating venues and outside on the sidewalks! …

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: April 5-7

Solar Eclipse Experience     You can experience the upcoming solar eclipse in the coolest way this week! On April 8, head over to the Owensboro Museum of Science and History for their Total Solar Eclipse Experience. Thanks to a partnership between our museum and the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science, you can see…

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

Fear Expo     This is for all the horror, Halloween and haunted aficionados out there! The Owensboro Convention Center will be hosting Fear Expo Live April 12-14, where you can check out the best haunters and vendors in the country! This is the newest National Haunted Attraction Industry that’s dedicated to giving haunted house owners…

Shop Tons of Plants at Western KY Botanical Garden

It’s that time of year again! The annual Plant Sale at Western Kentucky Botanical Garden is coming back bigger and better than ever this year, and this is the perfect event for all the plant parents out there.    You can visit the gorgeous WKBG and shop for your native and non-native plants and flowers…

Friday After 5 Expanding Across Downtown Owensboro

Our city’s award-winning music series, Friday After 5, is returning to downtown Owensboro in May! This year, the team at FA5 is going back to their roots in a big way, and you can learn all about it right here.    First off, FA5 is a summer-long, free, family-friendly concert and street fair festival held…

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

Live on Second    Head to downtown Owensboro this weekend to experience Live on 2nd–a brand new event hosted by Owensboro Music Business Expo that brings together live musicians and local businesses for two days of entertainment, food and fun! Held on April 19 and 20, you can enjoy free live music as we kick…

Check Out Our Breakdown of BBQ and Barrels 2024

Barbecue and bourbon–what more could you ask for?! You can get both Owensboro staples at the same place at BBQ and Barrels, a two-day festival featuring all the juicy barbecue and Kentucky bourbon you can imagine.    Located in downtown Owensboro, BBQ and Barrels will be held May 10 and 11. The barbecue portion will…

All The Parks Where You Can Fish & Play in Owensboro

Owensboro is home to so many beautiful parks, we just had to write a feature on them! With more than 25 parks spread out across our city and county, there’s no end to the number of places you can spend in the great outdoors.    Today, we’re breaking down a list of parks where you…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: April 26-28

Annual Plant Sale     One of the best days of Spring is headed our way as Western Kentucky Botanical Garden holds its annual Plant Sale! This is where you’ll find all the native and non-native plants your heart desires, including tons of daylilies, for which WKBG is famous for. This is a festival for the…

Seeing Owensboro’s Riverfront Should Be On Your Bucket List

With the weather warmed up and the sunshine lighting up the sky, it’s time to feature all the beautiful outdoor spaces we have right here in Owensboro! We just posted a blog highlighting all the different parks in our area with playgrounds and fishing ponds, so today we’re focusing in on the #1 Most Frequented…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: May 3-5

King Kat Catfish Tournament      One of the biggest catfishing tournaments in the nation is coming to Owensboro this weekend! The King Kat Tournament Trail will bring in over 100 different teams from all over the country to compete. The three-day event will be held May 2-4 at the Owensboro Convention Center, while all…

River City Bike Expo Bringing Hundreds of Bikers to Owensboro

You’ll get an entire weekend of revving engines, live music and some of the best bikes in the country at the River City Bike Expo. Held May 31-June 2 at the Owensboro Convention Center, we’ve got all the details about this large-scale event right here!    First off, sponsor Evansville Harley-Davidson is bringing a lineup…

Summer Events NOT To Miss In June

We are ready for summer over here!! And to kick things off the right way, we’re gonna focus on the first month of summer and all the exciting things we have going on here in Owensboro during the month of June!    June is kinda perfect in Kentucky, really. Not too hot, not too humid.…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: May 10-12

BBQ And Barrels      Barbecue season is upon us, folks!! And you can get ALL the barbecue (and then some) this weekend at BBQ and Barrels. This is a huge festival held along Second Street in downtown Owensboro on May 10 and 11. We’ll have five church cooking teams serving up their delicious pork,…

All The Details For PorchFest 2024!

One of the most unique live music shows of the year is coming up in June, so we wanted to break down some of the details regarding PorchFest 2024!    This all-day concert features dozens of bands and performers who take the stage to showcase their talents. The caveat is, these “stages” are actually the…

Explore These (Easy) Hiking Trails in Owensboro

Hiking is a huge aspect of tourism and travel, and Owensboro has tons of gorgeous places to do it! And if you’re staying here for a convention, ball tournament or concert, you may not have much time for a strenuous hiking experience. And that’s why we’re highlighting some of the beautiful places in our city…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: May 17-19

Dog Grooming/Training Expo     We’ve got a unique event for all our proud pet parents out there! May 17-19, the RW GroomX Grooming Competition & Expo will be held at the Owensboro Convention Center. But this is more than just a grooming contest–it’s an entire weekend filled with activities for dog lovers. The RW GroomX…

Experience Record-Breaking Jeeps and Jamz Expo in June!

You can be part of the Midwest’s biggest Jeep gathering at Owensboro’s Jeeps and Jamz Expo! If you’re the proud owner of a Jeep, this weekend-long festivity is full of exciting riding events, live music, and an amazing expo complete with vendors for decking out your Jeep.    The city is gonna be overrun with…

Get Gourmet Burgers & Waterfront Views at Burger Theory

We always like to feature our amazing restaurants when we get the chance! With warmer weather rolling in and burger season hitting its stride, it’s time to talk about Burger Theory!    To start, Burger Theory is located right on the Ohio River, so you get amazing waterfront views at this restaurant. You can even…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: May 24-26

Innovate Summit      Some of the best and brightest business minds in the COUNTRY are heading to Owensboro this weekend for an amazing conference! Held May 21-23 at the Owensboro Convention Center, Innovate Summit will showcase a number of true innovators across a number of industries to open your mind and bring life-changing information…

Taste Fresh Berries & Shop from 150 Vendors at Strawberry Fest!

If you love strawberries, shopping and live music, listen up! We’ve got the absolute perfect event for you coming up in a few weeks!    Coming back even bigger and better for its third year, the Strawberry Festival is for all the people who love summer and a good farmer’s market! Held June 8 and…

From Motorcycles to Anime: A Breakdown of June Conventions in Owensboro

If you’ve ever been to Owensboro, you probably know our city has an AMAZING, world-class convention center. Located right on the Ohio River, this state-of-the-art facility boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, two floors of space, multiple areas for conventions and athletic tournaments, and, of course, some of the most beautiful waterfront views you’ll find anywhere.    And…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: May 31-June 1

River City Bike Expo       If you’ve got a motorcycle you wanna show off, or even if you’re looking for something new for your bike, this is the event for you! The River City Bike Expo will be held May 31-June 2 at the Owensboro Convention Center. There will be a little bit of…

One Month Out From ROMP: What To Know!

Since we are officially ONE MONTH out from ROMP–one of the biggest bluegrass and roots festivals of the year–it’s time to get preppin’ and learn everything you can right here!   Let’s start with the basics. The 21st Annual ROMP music fest will be held June 26-29 at our gorgeous Yellow Creek Park. You can…

From Waterfront Views to Southern Classics, Here’s Where to Brunch in Owensboro

Here at Visit Owensboro, we’re of the belief that brunch is a year-round sport. So while there may not be a specific season for brunching with your besties, there’s something about eggs benedict and mimosas on a warm summer day that has a nice ring to it.    Luckily for you, Owensboro has an awesome…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: June 7-9

Jeeps and Jamz Expo        For two days, it’s gonna be all about the Jeeps as Owensboro’s annual Jeeps and Jamz Expo kicks off summer the right way at the Owensboro Convention Center. This expo is gonna have amazing Jeep vendors and decked-out Jeeps and exclusive merch you can only find right here!…

Owensboro Hosting Historic Great Race Kickoff; Largest Lineup to Ever Compete

The world’s premiere old car rally is starting its 2,300-mile trek in Owensboro this year! How cool is that?!    The Great Race is a large-scale event that features beautiful vintage cars that “race” from one starting point in America and traverse through 19 different cities and multiple states over the course of nine days.…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: June 14-16

Ole 60 At Friday After 5         We’re taking Friday After 5 to the front lawn of the Owensboro Convention Center this weekend! On Friday, June 14, head to downtown Owensboro to see up-and-coming band Ole 60 perform an amazing live show. Ole 60 has been promoting and sharing songs that make up…

Collect Records, Posters & All the Memorabilia at ROMP & Roll Record Show

If you love the ROMP music festival we hold every year–or, if you’re simply a fan of music and pop culture–we’ve got a brand new event that is perfect for all the collectors out there!    The inaugural ROMP & Roll Record Show will be held at the Owensboro Convention Center June 28-30. This event…

From 5Ks To Half Marathons: All The Races Coming Up in Owensboro

If you’re into competitive running, you KNOW you’re always on the lookout for a good road race. And part of the fun when it comes to these road races is getting to travel to new places. So if you’re a runner who’s never been to Owensboro before, keep reading!    Owensboro hosts a variety of…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: June 21-23

Yousuf        World-renowned artist Aaron Kizer is hosting a live art show at the Owensboro Convention Center! On June 21, you can experience Kizer’s first live painting event, “Yousuf”–his first since 2019. This show draws inspiration from acclaimed Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh. Kizer said he’s always admired Karsh’s work–most notably his portrait photographs…

Visit Owensboro For The BEST 4th of July Fireworks!

The best Fourth of July fireworks shows in the state of Kentucky are coming up soon, so here’s everything you need to know!    First up, we’ve got 4th Fest at the Owensboro Convention Center on Thursday, July 4, and this Independence Day celebration’s got all the bells and whistles for a memorable night out. …

WKBG Offers Healing Experience for Those Affected by Cancer

One of the most beautiful places in Owensboro is, without a doubt, Western Kentucky Botanical Garden. This 12-acre facility boasts a huge variety of flowers, plants, trees, fish ponds, walking paths and places to sit and enjoy nature while you’re there.    And, thanks to the wonderful minds of those running WKBG, it’s also become…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: June 28-30

ROMP       This weekend is all about the music and, specifically, bluegrass music! Presenting the best in bluegrass and roots music each year, the ROMP music fest is taking over the city of Owensboro by bringing thousands of fans to Yellow Creek Park June 26-29 for four days of nonstop bluegrass. You’ll get live…

See ACO World Cornhole Championships in Downtown Owensboro!

One of the biggest cornhole tournaments in the WORLD is coming to Owensboro this summer!    If you’re a fan of the competitive tossing game, you need to schedule the ACO World Championships of Cornhole 19 tournament in your Google Calendar for July 23-27. This five-day event will be held at the Owensboro Convention Center. …

Local Gift Shops That Sell The Coolest Owensboro Merchandise

Owensboro has some of the cutest local shops you’ll find anywhere in the state. And when you visit a new city, state or country, you gotta know the right places to grab some souvenirs to remember your stay.    And that’s where we come in! We’ve put together a list of local gift shops that…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: July 5-7

4th of July Fireworks         One of the best fireworks shows in Kentucky is being held in Owensboro to celebrate the 4th of July! You’ll get, not one, but four different fireworks displays going off at the same time all across the city. And if you want the best views (and an indoor…

Try Authentic Ramen and Poke Bowls at Owensboro’s Newest Restaurants

As you all probably know by now, we love when a new restaurant comes to Owensboro! And this time, we’ve got two different Asian-inspired restaurants full of authenticity and amazing flavors.    With an almost perfect rating on Google since its opening, Fire Bowl has an incredible variety of top tier sushi and hibachi on…

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

Bluey at RiverPark Center Fans of the TV show, Bluey, are gonna love this one! Bluey’s Big Play is coming to the RiverPark Center on July 11. This is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy award-winning children’s television series, complete with an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm. Bluey’s Big Play is friendly…

Take A Tour on An Historic War Ship, Right Here in Owensboro!

You’ll soon have one of the coolest opportunities to tour a real war ship right here in Owensboro!   The LST (Landing Ship, Tank) is a memorial ship dedicated to educating the public about its relevance during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War, as well as preserving the memory of these ships…

Get The Healthiest Summer Drinks at Gene’s Health Food

It’s officially summer, which means it’s time for us to stop gatekeeping one of the best places in Kentucky to get an organic, cold-pressed juice. And, yep, you can find it right here in Owensboro at Gene’s Health Food.    This family-owned store and restaurant sells all kinds of vitamins, supplements, crystals and fresh produce,…

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

Kidd G and The Crashers at Friday After 5        We’ve got a huge night of music comin’ your way at Friday After 5 this weekend! On July 19, you’ll get live performances from Kidd G and The Crashers for one of the most exciting FA5 events of the season! Kidd G will…

Where to Swim While You’re in Owensboro!

So you’re looking for a place to cool off and swim while you’re visiting Owensboro, eh? Well, look no further because we have it covered right here, y’all!    First off, Owensboro has an amazing swim club located right in the city. At Atlantis Swim Club, you don’t need a membership or any kind of…

Enjoy Flowers, Sunsets, Food And Music At This Orchard Fest

Is there anything more blissfully summer than picking gorgeous flowers with the sunset as a backdrop?   This is why you should be at Reid’s Orchard on July 21 for their Sunset Flower Market Day! From 4-8 p.m., you can head over to beautiful Reid’s Orchard to pick fresh-cut flowers from Katie’s U-Pick Flower Fields.…

Elite Air Extreme Fun Center 10 a.m.

You’re about to make your kid’s day taking them to Elite Air Extreme Fun Center where you’ll find a trampoline park, two ninja warrior courses and a small climbing wall.

Pizza Time 1 p.m.

Have lunch at one our downtown pizza shops at Fetta Pizza or Mellow Mushroom.

Hotels 3 p.m.

Check in at the Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Owensboro/Waterfront or the Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront. Both have indoor swimming pools.

Smothers Park 4 p.m.

There’s no greater downtown riverfront park than Smothers Park. Complete with one of the highest rated playgrounds in the world, it’s the perfect place to burn off some energy.

Family Dinner 6 p.m.

Grab dinner at Bar Louie or Moonlite BBQ buffet.

Fun Activity 8 p.m.

Time to head to VR Skills challenge, an indoor virtual reality mecca, or head to the Owensboro Escape Room and try some ax throwing.