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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,…

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,”…

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…

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”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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: …

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.,…

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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Celebrate the Holidays with Outdoor Ice Skating

One of the prettiest places you’ll ever ice skate at is right here in Owensboro, and you’ll have the chance to glide across the ice on the downtown riverfront! You’ll have several different chances to get your skate on at the outdoor skating rink, beginning in late November and running through January 1.    Energy…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.