Chamber Young Professionals teams with airport to promote Owensboro

Tourism at the Owensboro Airport is taking off!  2018 marked a peak in tourism for Owensboro as a whole, but particularly at the Owensboro Airport.  Now, bigger flights are opening up out of the Owensboro Airport and attention is increasing around Owensboro’s key assets like O.Z Tyler and the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame &…

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

Escanabana in Da Moonlight at TWO Theatre Workshop of Owensboro will host six showings of this one-of-a-kind comedy!  Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2, enjoy this wacky show live at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Centre. Sunday Matinee begins at 2 p.m.  Escanaba in Da Moonlight tells the story of Michigan’s Soady family and their…

Holiday World adding water coaster/Theme park helps Owensboro hotels, restaurants Holiday World adding water coaster/Theme park helps Owensboro hotels, restaurants

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari just recently announced that it is adding Cheetah Chase, a third water coaster, making the theme park theme park “the undisputed Water Coaster Capital of the world.”  The water coaster will feature two ProSlide rocketBLAST-powered racing slides, traveling 30 feet per second and the tallest RocketBlast at 27 feet tall.…

CVB projecting 3.66% increase from room tax

Owensboro’s future is looking even brighter! The Convention and Visitor’s Bureau announced their new 2019-2020 budget which projects higher revenue from the tax on hotel rooms. This means more will be put back into the Owensboro area in conventions, tournaments, and other attractions. Kentucky is branding 2020 as the “Year of Music” and as the…

Concert on the Lawn

Pack a picnic, put on comfy clothes, grab your friends and family, and head to the KWC front lawn for a FREE community concert by the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, August 17!  This year, the orchestra presents Concert on the lawn “Sports Orchestrated” themed “Salute to Sports” at 7 p.m. and all the other…

Johnson, Bacon named to CVB board

David Johnson, previously a city commissioner in 2009, and Claude Bacon, vice president for administration, sales and eCommerce for LinGate Hospitality, were appointed to the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau board of directors.  They replaced Mathew McCloud and Tim Ross on the board in June.  The CVB is excited for these new additions to…

Owensboro’s ‘Killer B’s’ are drawing tourists, Phillips says

Since Owensboro’s feature in “The New USA Bucket List: 11 Top Places You Need to See” last year, the “Killer B’s”, the term coined for Owensboro’s brand of bourbon, bluegrass, and barbeque, have been turning heads and all eyes are on Owensboro.  Now, Visit Owensboro is partnering with the Kentucky Department of Tourism and Brand…

Porchfest 2019

Experience southern charm at its best with the trendiest, one-of-a-kind community event!  On Saturday, June 8 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Griffith Avenue area between Frederica Street and Robin Road will be transformed into the grounds for a one-day music festival! Porch Fests are all the rage right now, organized by the community…

Louisville’s Frazier Museum featured flavors, sounds of Owensboro

With O.Z. Tyler Distillery’s recent addition as part of the bourbon trail, Owensboro is becoming known around the globe for perfectly culminating the proud Kentucky traditions of barbeque, bourbon, and bluegrass.  Due to a recent partnership between the Frazier History Museum in Louisville and Independence Bank, the sounds and flavors of Owensboro traveled to the…

Formula Drift Trike Competition

Have you ever heard of a drifting trike?  If not, catch up on the latest trend and check out the Formula Drift Trike Competition hosted at the Diamond Lake Resort on June 8 and 9!  Riding on three wheels is made fun again with this awesome invention, and the 3rd Annual Formula Drift Trike Competition…