Visit Owensboro partners with Kentucky Wesleyan College to promote Owensboro as a sports destination

The Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau has committed to a $20,000 investment in collaboration with Kentucky Wesleyan College athletics.  The investment will allow KWC to pursue major athletic events in compliance with the American Disabilities Act. “This investment puts KWC in an adequate position to attract new sporting events such as NCAA baseball and softball, 3rd Region tournament, 9th District tournament and other high school competitions. This will not only greatly…

Top 3 Things To Do in Owensboro This Weekend: Feb. 23-25

Check out this weekends selection of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Not to worry­– find out about all the excitement around Owensboro this week on our Calendar! An Evening with Ronnie Milsap Enjoy a rare, intimate evening with Ronnie Milsap at the RiverPark Center on Friday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. One of the genre’s most consistent and beloved artists, Milsap emerged in…

Owensboro Symphony Orchestra Presents the Music of John Williams

That minute in Star Wars where Darth Vader comes out. E.T. flying across the moon. The first time you see Jurassic Park. That memorable music comes from John Williams. Come relive your childhood at the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra with a special tribute performance to this incomparable film composer. With his instantly recognizable scores, John Williams has redefined the art of film music. The performance will take place on March 3…

2018 Owensboro Home & Garden Show

Anybody else tired of the winter weather? We are! Here’s the perfect solution. The Home Builders Association of Owensboro is looking forward to helping homeowners shake off the cold winter weather and plan their spring and summer projects!  The annual Owensboro Home & Garden Show will feature outdoor living displays, building and remodeling exhibits, special promotions and giveaways. This show offers businesses the perfect opportunity to present their products and services…

CVB, convention center leaders on the road

Officials recruiting associations to hold events in Owensboro. Leaders of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Owensboro Convention Center are headed to Frankfort and Lexington on Thursday to recruit conventions, conferences and tournaments. “We aren’t waiting on events to come to us,” Mark Calitri, CVB president & CEO, said of the trip. “We are going to the organizers and bringing them back with us.” CVB and convention…

CVB creating master community calendar

There are several online calendars of local events in Owensboro. But none of them is really complete with all events. The Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, which has a calendar on its website, www.VisitOwensboro.com, is trying to create the community’s first comprehensive calendar. Dave Kirk, the CVB’s destination manager, said, “One of the greatest benefits to this new service is that, hopefully, this will cut down on people double-booking…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend

Magic Men Live Ladies night just got a lot more interesting! The first live stage production to bring the phenomenon of Magic Mike, Fifty Shades of Grey and others to life with state-of-the-art lighting, sound design, theatrical performances and other special effects for a wildly exciting night for all women over the age of 18. Magic Men Live starts at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb 7 at the Owensboro Convention…

Botanical Garden’s Valentine’s Brunch Coming Feb 11

The Western Kentucky Botanical Garden’s seventh annual St. Valentine’s Day Brunch at The Garden is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11. It will also offer a preview of the garden’s fifth annual Orchard Show & Sale on Feb. 17. Susie Tyler, the garden’s director, said people who attend the brunch will be able to buy orchids on Feb. 11 rather than having to wait until the following Saturday. “We have…

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

2018 Kentucky Sportsman Show The region’s largest hunting, fishing, and boating show will return to the Owensboro Convention Center for a full weekend of activity starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan 2. The event will showcase over 50 demonstrations and seminars, giveaways, entertainment and interactive activities including hunting, fishing, boating, archery, scuba, ATV, RV, camping and more. You can even enter your furry friend in the Splash Dogs Dock…

Destination: Entertainment: Officials hope Woodward Theater will be magnet for music fans around globe

When the new $15.3 million International Bluegrass Music Center opens at Second and Frederica streets this fall, its 450-seat Woodward Theater will have the busiest stage in town. Chris Joslin, the center’s executive director, says plans call for a live bluegrass show every Saturday night. Four to six times a quarter — and maybe more, he said, the bluegrass center will also bring in artists from other roots music genres…