45th Annual Holiday Forest Festival of Trees

More than a dozen monumental Christmas trees, designed and decorated by area artists, floral designers and cultural organizations, interpret the exhibition ART FROM THE HEART. A Preview Gala will take place on November 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

ROMP

Produced by the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, ROMP Festival is scheduled for September 15-18th at Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Kentucky. 2021 marks the 18th year for the event, and festival organizers are moving ROMP from June to September as the vaccine rollout reaches more people, and active cases continue to trend…

Owensboro Multicultural Festival

Each year, on the 3rd Saturday of August, First Presbyterian Church hosts the Owensboro Multicultural Festival.  The 22nd annual Multicultural Festival will occur August 21, 2021, and is free for the whole community. We hope to foster understanding and respect for our similarities and differences so that we may build a stronger community.

Friday After 5

Friday After 5 is the award-winning, summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday on the eight block, stunningly beautiful Owensboro, Kentucky riverfront.  The festival includes live bands, family events, food trucks and entertainment.  Our signature “Toast to the Sunset” takes place right on the riverfront at every Friday After 5.  There are five…

Friday After 5 – Owensboro City Night

May 21 kicks off the 16-week season of Friday After 5 with a lineup featuring Aaron Goodvin, a Canadian-American country singer who had a No. 1 hit, “You Are,” in 2018, along with The Gaslight Boys and The Underdogs.   Friday After 5 is the award-winning, summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday…

Bar-B-Q Block Party 2021

    Introducing the 2021 Bar-B-Q Block Party Join us on Saturday, May 8, 2021 for the first-ever Bar-B-Q Block Party in Downtown Owensboro! The Bar-B-Q Block Party was born from the idea that good old-fashioned Owensboro barbecue should still be enjoyed even in these trying times. While the Bar-B-Q Block Party will be a…

2021 Bar-B-Q Block Party

As vaccinations roll out and Owensboro begins to recover from Covid-19, we’re all looking to the warmer months for the return of our favorite events. One of Owensboro’s most beloved traditions, The International Bar-B-Q Festival, will look a little different this year. 2021 introduces the Bar-B-Q Block Party, a one-day event on May 8.  …

ROMP Festival 2020 Lineup Preview

Spring is right around the corner and we just can’t wait for the season of warm weather and bluegrass music!  Celebrating its 17th year, the River Of Music Party (ROMP) Festival will return to Owensboro’s Yellow Creek Park, led by iconic pianist and singer-songwriter, Bruce Hornsby.  The four-day music festival takes place June 24-27 at Yellow Creek…

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

Della Mae in Concert Don’t miss your chance to see ROMP Festival favorite, Della Mae, at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum on Saturday, October 19 at 7 p.m.!  Della Mae is a GRAMMY-nominated, Nashville-based, all-female string band reared in diverse musical styles, they are one of the most charismatic and engaging roots…

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

2019 Owensboro Air Show All eyes will be on the skies over the Ohio River this weekend for the 2019 Owensboro Air Show!  Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal to a wide range of military and civilian aircraft on static display.  Friday from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. is your chance…