CVB promoting ‘Operation Staycation

So, the CVB has launched “Operation Staycation” — incentives to get area residents to vacation in local hotels. “People love a good deal and are ready to get out and have some new adventures,” Chris Gendek, the CVB’s destination services director, said this week. “A staycation in Owensboro is a great recipe for that.” Dave…

Top Two Things To Do In Owensboro This Weekend: September 11-13

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro’s Presents Something’s Afoot Something’s Afoot opens at TWO’s Empress Theatre on Frederica on September 11 and runs September 11, 12, 18,19 at 7:30 p.m. and September 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. Want to laugh and cry?  Throw in some killer music and …Something’s Afoot.  Theatre Workshop of Owensboro presents its 2020-2021 season…

Outdoor ice rink coming to Owensboro as part of Winter Wonderland

Outdoor ice skating is coming back to Owensboro this winter. Through a local corporate partnership that will last through 2027, “Energy on Ice” will be an outdoor skating rink in downtown Owensboro created using no taxpayer money. The rink will be the main attraction for the new Winter Wonderland, an annual event that used to…

Operation Staycation offers discounts and a night out of the house in September

Operation Staycation, a new program developed by Visit Owensboro, will launch in September, giving everyone who books a hotel room that month a variety of discounts at a handful of local places.  The program will allow those in Owensboro who are weary of traveling afar but going stir crazy inside their homes the chance to…

Operation Staycation

You’re tired.  Tired of being stuck at home.  Tired of virtual learning.  Tired of cooking.  Tired of the same routine over and over again.  You deserve a break.  Visit Owensboro is excited to announce Operation Staycation is ready for launch. Get out of your house and into an incredible staycation either with or without the kids. …

Top 2 Things To Do In Owensboro This Weekend: August 21-23

Street Legends Car Show If you’re a car buff then you have to head out to the 14th annual Street Legends Car Show at Diamond Lake Resort on Friday and Saturday August 21 and 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  You can expect to see over 400 incredible cars.  This is a great family…

CVB turning to promotions to help fill hotels

Tournaments and conventions, the two cornerstones of Owensboro’s $220-million tourism economy, are both shut down by the coronavirus pandemic. So, the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau is concentrating its efforts on bringing Holiday World visitors to town to spend the night and promoting Owensboro as a “staycation” destination for area families. Local hotels and…

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…