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A Celebration of the American Spirit

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View the fireworks from the beautiful Ohio Riverfront as the City of Owensboro celebrates the Fourth of July with music from the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra…

Boo Fest

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The last three weekends in October at Diamond Lake Resort. Activities include a haunted hay ride on Friday nights, and pumpkin painting, games, crafts, Trick…

Christmas at Panther Creek

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An outdoor driving lighted tour with 400,000+ lights winding through Panther Creek Park. $3.00 charge per carload. Wagon rides through the park are also available.…

Church Picnics

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Owensboro’s parish picnics bring on the mutton with no fewer than 22 of their events each summer. The International Bar-B-Q Festival kicks things off in…

Dazzling Daylilies

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The Dazzling Daylily Festival brings beautiful blooms plus multiple activities for everyone to enjoy! Balloons Over the Garden will return as well. Check the Western…

East Bridge Art Festival

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This two-day festival showcases more than 70 artists from around the region. The event also features family activities, food trucks and souvenir vendors for a…

Family Freedom Fireworks Festival

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Fireworks and family fun at Panther Creek Park. Vendors open at 5 p.m., fireworks begin at 9:15. 5160 Wayne Bridge Road. 270-685-6142

Friday After 5

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place 101 Daviess St., Owensboro, KY, 42303

place 199 W Veterans Blvd, Owensboro, KY, 42303

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A summer-long free concert series held every Friday on the vibrant riverfront in downtown Owensboro. Friday After 5 has been named one of the “Top…

Holiday Forest Festival of Trees

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More than a dozen monumental Christmas trees, designed and decorated by area artists, floral designers and cultural organizations, interpret the current exhibition at the Owensboro…

Holiday in the Park

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Giant elves, trees, toys and figures, not to mention Santa in his sleigh, line Legion Park’s half-mile walking path. Byers Avenue & JR Miller Boulevard,…

Holiday Stroll

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Stroll the downtown streets to get in the holiday spirit. Strolling carolers, storefront decorations, and indoor performers will make this evening a reminder of the…

International Bar-B-Q Festival

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On the second weekend in May, the Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for…

Monsters on the Ohio

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The Monsters on the Ohio Tournament, the largest catfish tournament in America, is located on the wateers of the Ohio River in the Newburgh Pool…

Multi-Cultural Festival

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A unique blending of cultures come together to educate the public through dancing, music, ethnic fashions, food, arts and more. A celebration of our diversity.…

Owensboro Air Show

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The skies above Owensboro will be buzzing again this fall with the sounds of vintage aircraft, military war birds, and jets as the Annual Owensboro…

Owensboro Christmas Parade

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“Where Kentucky Starts Christmas!” This special parade is the largest Christmas parade in Kentucky and the tri-state area. Each year has a central theme. Bands,…

Patriot Days

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Held at the Pioneer Village in Yellow Creek Park, this event features living history exhibits, colonial games, scavenger hunt, prizes and refreshments.

Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival

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This unique festival on the third weekend in October celebrates the fall season and everything apple! Sample all kinds of tasty treats from food vendors,…

Voices of Elmwood

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Join the Daviess County Public Library and the Owensboro Museum of Science and History as they invite you on the fifth annual “Voices of Elmwood”…