See hundreds of pups compete at Owensboro’s Dog Show

Each year, Owensboro welcomes hundreds of dogs and their owners/trainers to participate in the River Valley Cluster Dog Show, held at the Owensboro Convention Center this year on August 25-28.    The event is an amazing one to experience, especially for dog lovers, as you’ll see tons of different breeds spread throughout the Convention Center’s huge exhibition hall. Even if you don’t have a pup participating in the show, the…

Top 6 Destinations to Visit in Owensboro

Green River Distilling Co.    Enjoy and explore over 100 years of history at this newly renovated facility located on the Ohio River. After restoring the distillery to its original glory in 2014, Green River Distilling Co. has continued to impress and amaze visitors with one of the top-ranked bourbon tours in the state of Kentucky. Even better, Green River’s new Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has received amazing reviews since…

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

Supporting Heroes Tribute Gala    This is a night dedicated entirely to celebrating the heroes in our lives. Whether you work in public safety, are the survivor of a fallen hero, or simply appreciate the service and sacrifice made by heroes on a daily basis, this is the perfect event for you to show your support. Held at the Owensboro Convention Center on July 16 at 6 p.m., doors will…

Sing your way back to the 1960s at Happy Together Tour

If you’re looking for a blast from the past that includes some great bands from the 60s and 70s, then the RiverPark Center has exactly what you need.    The Happy Together Tour will hit the RPC stage on August 13, bringing you a lineup of rock, folk and pop bands that’ll bring you some of the best feel-good music you’ll find anywhere.    This concert will feature Gary Puckett…

Owensboro: Home of ‘The Kentucky Kid’

One of our most treasured hometown heroes, Nicky Hayden – who was also known as “The Kentucky Kid” in the motosports world – was born and raised right here in Owensboro.    The racing world lost one of its greatest athletes when Hayden was killed in a bicycle crash in Italy in 2017. Hayden had risen to fame after winning his first Grand National Championship in 1999 and being named…

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

Downtown Live     This weekend’s Downtown Live will be focused on all things beer! RiverPark Center will host a “Beer Snobs”-themed event at its 21-and-older entertainment complex on Friday, July 8 from 6-11 p.m. A “Know Your Hops” Beer Competition will be held in the lobby, while beer pong, giant Jenga and other bar games will be played in the Jody Berry Theatre. Cornhole and DJ2Smuve will play all…

Coffey Anderson headlining FA5 on July 29

Friday After 5 has long been known for bringing amazing, unique talent to Owensboro, and the free outdoor concert series is doing it again this year with a performance from Coffey Anderson!    For those who don’t know, Anderson is a Texas-born singer/songwriter who mixes mainstream country music with pop, R&B and hip-hop beats. He came to fame through his YouTube videos and has released eight albums over the course…

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 best stargazing locations, you’ll need to find a place that’s away from the city lights.…

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

First Fridays    The first concert series of its kind in Owensboro, you can catch some of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s outdoor stage on the first Friday of each month. On Friday, July 1, you’ll hear from Cochren & Co. on the Michael E. Horn Family stage from 5-8 p.m. This free event will feature a lineup of…

Spend a summer weekend in Owensboro at the HydroFair

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