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

Bar-B-Q Block Party   This is for all the mutton, pork and burgoo fans out there, because this event is ALL about the barbecue. Bring your family, your friends, or just yourself to downtown Owensboro May 13 and 14 for Owensboro’s Bar-B-Q Block Party. Both similar to, and different from, our previous Bar-B-Q festivals, this year’s…

BlOktoberfest

Owensboro’s FIRST BlOktoberfest is coming to Downtown Owensboro on October 16th, 2021!

Top Things To Do In Owensboro This Weekend: September 29-1

The Ultimate Queen Celebration Starring Marc Martel The man himself who provides much of Freddie Mercury’s voice in the Bohemian Rhapsody is taking his show to Owensboro on September 29 at 7 p.m. at the Owensboro RiverPark Center.  MARC MARTEL has forged a unique and diverse career for himself. He started his own Queen tribute…

Friday After 5 Returns

Long Friday nights filled with friends, family and fun are back! Friday After 5 will return on May 21 for an exciting opening night. The first weekend of Friday After 5 is “Owensboro Night.”   This special kick-off night has a stacked performance schedule; each stage will feature something different whether it’s rock & roll,…

Bacon appointed to state travel board

Claude Bacon, vice chairman of the board at the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been appointed to the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s board of directors. Mark Calitri, CVB president, said having a seat on the state board is a big deal for Owensboro. “With the devastating results of COVID-19, this is a significant…

‘Kentucky’s Music City’

CVB wins honors for rebranding   For the second year in a row, Visit Owensboro has won top honors for marketing at the recent Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s annual conference.  The new International Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Museum, annual ROMP music festival, and recent selection as one of the top 10 music cities in…

CVB revenue up $25,000 in last 3 months; tourism starting to rebound

For most of 2018, receipts from the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 3 percent tax on hotel room rentals was down from 2017. But things turned around in September. And through November, the room tax brought it $25,194 more than it did in the same months a year earlier.   In fact, October was…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro is courting bus tour operators across the United States

http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/news/local/cvb-is-courting-bus-tour-operators/article_f0a6610e-6413-5486-bc4a-a5c829b81785.htmlMark Calitri, CVB president, said the idea is to “introduce them to Owensboro and put our community on their road map. These tour operators, if impressed, will book future bus group trips to visit Owensboro.”He said, “Bus groups continue to be a profitable segment of business for most cities across the country.”The success of the…

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro earns 2018 Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Member of the year award

Mark Calitri speaks tourism: Visit Owensboro earns 2018 Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Member of the year award “2018 has been a transformational year for our organization!”, said Mark A. Calitri, president/CEO of Visit Owensboro. Calitri noted that one of the original goals for Owensboro Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau was to develop a…

Green River Distilling Company Joins the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Calling all bourbon fanatics! It’s time to show the world what Owensboro, Kentucky is all about.  The Green River Distilling Company is officially joining the Kentucky Bourbon Trail on Monday, June 4 as a Heritage member.  Green River will be a part of the highest-ranking level in the organization alongside Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Four…