Owensboro Honored as Playful City USA Community

Smothers Park stretches six blocks along the Ohio Riverfront.

National non-profit KaBOOM! honored Owensboro with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the second time. Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These communities are transforming ordinary places into playful spaces and using play as a solution to the challenges facing their residents.

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Josh Turner Coming to Owensboro Convention Center

  Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner will be coming to town on Friday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m. VIP Reserved tickets to see Josh Turner at the Owensboro Convention Center are $45. Reserved tickets are $29. Turner is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style,…

Owensboro’s Local Scene for June 21 – July 4, 2017

Upcoming Conventions at the Owensboro Convention Center

  • June 21-23: 2017 KY Bar Association Annual Conference

June 21 - Wednesday

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Sharing ROMP Fest With The World

This week, our community will open its arms to visitors from all over the United States, and the world, for ROMP Fest. The four day music festival at Yellow Creek Park is an exhilarating highlight to start off the summer. The line-up this year has something for everyone. New artists bursting on the scene, those who are becoming established names and the ones we will watch with nostalgia — there really will be something for everyone.

Every year, I am amazed at the tapestry of people that we meet over those four days. They really do come from all over.

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Owensboro’s Local Scene: June 14-27, 2017

 

Upcoming Conventions at the Owensboro Convention Center:

  • June 17: KY Department of Public Advocacy
  • June 21-23: 2017 KY Bar Association Annual Convention

 

 

June 14 - Wednesday

 

 

June 15 - Thursday

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Owensboro’s Local Scene June 7-20, 2017

Upcoming Conventions at the Owensboro Convention Center

  • June 9-11: OMG!con 2017
  • June 17: KY Department of Public Advocacy
  • June 21-23: 2017 KY Bar Association

 

June 7 - Wednesday

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Good coffee, good times

Locally owned and operated, The Creme Coffee House is one of Owensboro’s hidden gems. At 109 E. 2nd St., the charming coffee shop has a prime location situated in the heart of the Riverfront area establishing it as a popular hangout for locals and visitors of all ages. My experience at The Creme was many…

Food and new friends

Owensboro’s International Bar-B-Q Festival offers so much more than barbecue. I definitely recommend you sample the barbecue offerings of the cooking teams and local barbecue restaurants, but at this festival you can find just about any food you can imagine. Meet my new friend Sam who came to the festival from North Carolina to sell…

Day of Darkness Owensboro Style

Music lovers crowd the Owensboro river front during Friday After 5

In Owensboro, Kentucky, we are stretching 2017’s Day of Darkness into a long weekend packed with events to celebrate the solar eclipse of Monday, Aug. 21.

Owensboro is located in the partial eclipse zone only 80 miles from the point of greatest eclipse near Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Owensboro will experience the effects of the eclipse from 11:56 a.m.-2:50 p.m. central time. The time of maximum eclipse in Owensboro is 1:25 p.m.

Owensboro’s weekend of events begins on Friday, Aug. 18, on the Owensboro riverfront.

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