Words of Encouragement From Visit Owensboro President & CEO Mark Calitri

During uncertain times, one thing is definite.  We will be better as a result of this crises.  Everyone loves a comeback story and Owensboro will come back better than ever.  We’ve been the underdog before and we thrive in that role.  As the virus continues to evolve, our local small businesses along with the hospitality…

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day In Owensboro

Did anyone else know that green wasn’t the original St. Patrick’s Day color?  It was actually blue.  It was only changed to green because Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle.  If you’re feeling like finding some gold on St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a few ways to celebrate:  Axe throwing No, this is not an…

Owensboro Hydrofair expected to boost tourism, economy

Owensboroans have always loved the high-speed, fast-paced, roaring engines of the Owensboro Air Show. Now, we’re bringing more of that excitement to the water at the Owensboro Hydrofair!  50 teams will travel from across the country to compete in “nonstop racing action” on the Ohio River on August 14-16.  Die-hard fans from as far as…

The Circle of Life… A Lion’s Tale

Hakuna Matata!  Enjoy The Circle of Life…A Lion’s Tale, presented by the Owensboro Dance Theatre, at the RiverPark Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. Dance into the wild with all your favorite characters, vibrant costumes, elaborate digital moving backdrops, and flying animals! This timeless tale tells the story of a lion who must…

The Great Race Is Coming To Owensboro

One of the United States most famous car races is making an overnight stop in Owensboro on June 24.  The Great Race, the world’s premiere old car rally, will bring 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to town for the event, with the first car rolling into downtown starting at 5 p.m.    In…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: January 24-16

Your Perfect Day Wedding Show Planning your perfect wedding can be a lot, but we have just the thing to help!  Come to the Your Perfect Day Wedding Show on Sunday, January 26 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center!  Explore the vendors, sample food from caterers to help you plan your…

First Writers on the River event set for November 2020

Readers, writers, and book lovers alike­– get excited about this one-of-a-kind event set for 2020!  Local published author and literacy specialist for Owensboro Public Schools, Amy Bellamy, is founding the first-ever Writers on the River event scheduled for Saturday, November 7.  This one-day event takes place at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum…

Top 3 Things to Do in Owensboro This Weekend: January 10-12

Owensboro Lip Sync Battle Who has what it takes??  Enjoy some fine entertainment for charity at the 3rd annual Owensboro Lip Sync Battle at the Owensboro Convention Center on January 11 at 7:30 p.m.! The Owensboro Lip Sync Battle includes some of your favorite local businesses and groups battling for the bragging rights like the…

Your Dream Day in Owensboro

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum For a truly unique ceremony that’s true to your roots, look no further than the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.  Equipped with all the space you can imagine and a sweeping view of the Ohio River, any wedding party would feel right at home.  The museum…

‘Sportstown USA’: CVB says 2020 will see major events

Owensboro is determined to live up to its 2004 Sports Illustrated title as “Kentucky’s Sportstown USA” and Visit Owensboro’s efforts are kicking into full gear in the new year!  2020 brings several new premier tournaments and events across a broad spectrum of sports.  Owensboro is set to hold several 2A high school state tournaments that…