Top Two Things To Do In Owensboro: August 14-16

RiverPark Center Summer Concert Series Be one of the lucky 100 people to get to see Broadway Cabaret Night presented by Encore Musicals at the RiverPark Center on August 14 at 6 p.m.  Admission is free.  Where else can you find incredible singing and acting all in one place during a pandemic! Bars will be available…

Owensboro preparing for ‘huge sports tourism boom’

“We will have a huge boom in sports tourism,” Jared Bratcher, sports marketing director for the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said recently. “We estimated that sports tourism accounted for $20 million to $22 million last year. It would be a lot more than that with the new Fisher Park and an indoor sports…

Play In Holiday World, Stay In Owensboro

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is hands down one of the best theme parks in the world.  Not only does it have some of the top ranked wooden roller coasters but it also has one of the best water parks you’ll ever splash in.  Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari has also been voted one of…

Top Two Things To Do In Owensboro This Weekend: August 7-9

RiverPark Center Summer Concert Series  Don’t miss out on free music at the RiverPark Center on Friday, August 7 from 6-10 p.m.  This week’s artist is the incredibly talented Haleigh Martin.  There will be a fully stocked bar and a food truck.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 100 people are allowed to attend so get…

Local hotel occupancy better than expected

Hotels across America saw their worst quarter in history between April 1 and June 30, STR, a company that monitors the hospitality industry, said this week. The average occupancy rate for the second quarter was 33.5%, the report said. That improved in June to 42.2% In Owensboro, things are starting to improve, a report for…

Four Romantic Date Nights In Owensboro

COVID-19 has certainly changed our lives.  But, it doesn’t have to change the way we feel about each other.  Most people are itching to do something and for couples, really needing that time out of the house together.  Here are four ideas for a date night to enjoy during our new normal. Bourbon Bouncing Start…

Owensboro ‘a showcase of America,’ photographer says

Carol Highsmith has traveled America for 40 years, preserving its towns and countrysides on film and digital formats. Today, roughly 100,000 of those images are on display in the Library of Congress and on its website. Last week, she was in Owensboro for the first time. On Tuesday, in a conference call with the Owensboro-Daviess…

Beer is Brewing in Owensboro

My family and I love to travel.  Whether it’s checking out a new attraction or restaurant- hiking or sight-seeing, one thing we always do is try to find a local brewery.  The best brew comes from craft brewers who source local ingredients to give their beer a unique spin reflecting the community they’re located in. In…

Excursion Train Rides Coming to Tell City

Decades have passed since the last passenger train pulled out of Tell City, Indiana. But at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Ohio River Scenic Railway will begin running regular weekend excursions between Tell City and Troy. “We’ve been working on this for about a year,” Logan Day, president of the railway, said Wednesday. Most weekends, the…

Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants In Owensboro

Now that restaurants are allowed to be open in Kentucky with a 33% indoor capacity and unlimited outdoor dining, what better time than to feature some of our favorite places to eat outside in Owensboro. The Miller House:  Not only does this incredible restaurant known for its southern cuisine and ridiculous stock of bourbon have…