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Welcome to Owensboro!

H

ome to a small-town vibe with big-city attractions, Owensboro is the best of the both worlds. From the award-winning Smother’s Park to a professional basketball team, there is something for everyone in the city of Owensboro. Locally owned markets and shops line downtown with welcoming atmospheres, and some of the finest dining can be found all across town. Known for its many festivals, Owensboro will kick off summer with the 40th annual International Bar-B-Q Festival. Throughout the summer, Friday After 5, a 16-week concert series, is returning for its 22nd season, with even more music and entertainment than ever before. The event is also a huge hit for class pre-unions, bachelorette parties and birthdays. Another of Owensboro’s main attractions is the annual ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival, held each year at the end of June at Yellow Creek Park. The festival attracts artists ranging from traditional to progressive bluegrass and other similar styles. ROMP headliners this year include Alison Krauss,

Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, Rhiannon Giddens, Leftover Salmon and The Travelin’ McCourys. There is also the Big O Music Fest and lots of other chances to hear local and national musicians. Art and dance studios, local boutiques, family-owned restaurants and more are awaiting you in Owensboro. Please use the information provided in this guide — which is compiled from calendars from the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city of Owensboro, the Owensboro Convention Center and websites of local organizations — to help you make your stay more enjoyable. If you need information not furnished in this guide, please contact the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 270-926-1100.

This guide is a courtesy of the MessengerInquirer, Owensboro’s daily source for local news. Every effort was made to ensure the accuracy of information as of the date of publication.

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Events May 2018 May 3 Bluegrass Open Jam Session

Come experience bluegrass music during open jam. Musicians begin at 6 p.m. and usually jam until around 9 p.m. The Bluegrass Museum is open during this time. 117 Daviess St. (270) 926-7891

May 3-5 Highway 54 Spring Yard Sale

There will be shopping for miles along Kentucky 54, from Leitchfield to Owensboro. (270) 256-3934

May 4 HYPNOHYPE

Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci presents a hilarious comedy/ hypnosis show. Having performed before 1.5 million people live, Mecci brings his unforgettable routine to the RiverPark Center. Tickets cost $25 per person. (270) 687-2770

May 4 Rosine Barn Jamboree

Every Friday night through Dec. 14, enjoy three live bluegrass shows in the hometown of Bill Monroe, considered the father of bluegrass music. Admission is free. 8205 U.S. Hwy. 62 (270) 298-0036

May 5 Sutton Elementary Derby Day 5K

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walk is at 9 a.m., and it starts and ends at Owensboro High School and benefits Sutton Elementary School students. 1800 Frederica St. (270) 686-1140

May 5 Festival of Flowers

Trunnell’s Farm Market hosts a collection of beautiful blooms on its property in Utica. Visitors can learn about outdoor container gardening and growing herbs, as well as enjoy children’s activities and the Animal Barnyard. Admission for adults and children over 3 feet tall is $7; children under 3 feet tall get in for free. 9255 US 431 (270) 733-2222 www.trunnellsfarmmarket.com

May 5 Downtown Owensboro Cruise-In

This free car show is from 3-7 p.m. in downtown Owensboro. Cruise-ins are on the first Saturday of the month, April through October, and are presented by the Sunset Cruisers car club. www.kycruisers.com

May 5 Castings Crowns with special guest I Am They

Grammy- and Dove Awardwinning contemporary Christian band Casting Crowns returns to Owensboro for a night of music. Promoting its latest album “The Very Next Thing,” the band will be joined by special guest I Am They at the Owensboro Convention Center. Tickets

range from $25-$50. 501 W. 2nd St. (270) 687-8800

May 5-6 Preservation Station Market Days

Preservation Station, which opened in the former West Louisville Elementary School, features vendors selling antiques, vintage items and handcrafted goods. Market Days are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of the month and noon to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of the month. 9661 Kentucky 56 (270) 925-1124 or (270) 616-7007 www.visitpreservationstation.com

May 7 Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestras Spring Concert Made up of area student musicians, this evening recognizes their hard work this season. Owensboro High School hosts this two-hour performance. 1800 Frederica St. theoso.com

May 8 RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

This Broadway powerhouse is celebrating its 20th anniversary on the road. The Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical about the dreams and struggles of seven artists will be staged for one night at the RiverPark Center. Tickets range from $47-$67.50. 101 Daviess St. (270) 687-2770


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May 9 Women’s Guild of Owensboro 79th annual luncheon The Women’s Guild of Owensboro will host its annual luncheon May 9 at the home of Peggy and Steve Gardner. The luncheon is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 1521 Griffith Ave. Tickets are $25 a person and include a tour of the home and a delightful Southern lunch. All proceeds go to benefit a number of nonprofit organizations in our community who support health and wellness.

May 11-12 International Bar-B-Q Festival

On the second weekend in May, the Owensboro riverfront is a center of activity when local cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue. There is also musical entertainment, children’s activities, a car show, carnival rides, arts and crafts sales and more. www.bbqfest.com

May 12 Rodney Atkins Live in Concert

Country musician Rodney Atkins visits the Owensboro Convention Center in a show that serves as a bookend to the International Bar-B-Q Festival weekend. Tickets range from $20-$40. 501 W. 2nd St. (270) 687-8800

May 12 Mommy & Me, Flowers & Food Celebration

Trunnell’s Hwy. 54 Farm Market hosts this event centered around mothers. Guests will learn how to create their own container

garden for herbs, as well as receive growing, harvesting and cooking tips. 4399 Springhill Drive (270) 733-2222

May 12 Drama Club with TWO

The Theatre Workshop of Owensboro’s spring Drama Club will meet every other Saturday through May 26 at the Trinity Centre. Students grades 2-6 are invited to attend. 407 W. 5th St. (270-683-5333

May 13 Mother’s Day Brunch

Mothers are invited to an elegant brunch at the Owensboro Convention Center. Tickets available for adults and children. 501 W. 2nd St. (270) 687-8800

May 18 Friday After 5

Friday After 5 is a series of free, outdoor concerts held every Friday night starting May 20 through Sept. 2 at the RiverPark Center and on a stage in Smothers Park. Activities start at 6 p.m. 101 Daviess St. www.fridayafter5.com

May 19 Live on the Banks

This free concert series is on Saturday nights from May 19 to Sept. 29 on the Overlook Stage and at the Allen Street Pavilion in Smothers Park. 199 W. Veterans Blvd. www.liveonthebanks.com

May 19 Ritzy’s Cruise-In Car Show

This free car show is from 5-9 p.m with no entry fees. Cruise-ins

are on the third Saturday of the month, April through October, at Ritzy’s Highway 54 location and are open to all types of cars. 4525 Highway 54 www.ritzysofowensboro.com

May 25-28 Faces of Our Heroes Veterans Tribute

This Memorial Day weekendlong event at the Owensboro Convention Center honors deceased veterans from the region. (270) 687-8350

May 26 Memorial Day Celebration & Golf Cart Rodeo

This flag-raising ceremony is held at Diamond Lake Resort. A golf cart rodeo follows. 7301 Hobbs Road (270) 229-4900 http://diamondlakeresort.net

May 26-27 Soap Box Spring Rally “Race to Remember”

The Owensboro Lion Club sponsors this spring soap box derby race at Ben Hawes City Park. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 400 Boothfield Road (270)-302-5443

May 28 Annual Commemoration of Memorial Day

The Owensboro Daviess County Veterans Organizations Committee hosts this annual memorial at the Owensboro Sportscenter’s war memorial. 1215 Hickman Ave.


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June 2 First Weekend Wonders: Volunteer Work Session

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June 9 M-I Parking Lot Sale

The annual contest for youth racing, sponsored by the Owensboro Lions Club, features home-built cars on a track at Ben Hawes Park. The winners here go on to compete in the Akron, Ohio National Championships. 400 Booth Field Road www.owensborolions.com

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This free car show is from 3-7 p.m. in downtown Owensboro. Cruiseins are on the first Saturday of the month, April through October, and are presented by the Sunset

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Preservation Station features vendors selling antiques, vintage items and handcrafted goods. Market Days are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of the month and noon to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of the month. 9661 Kentucky 56

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Join the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden as it preps, plants and prunes its garden. Volunteer sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month through October. 25 Carter Road (270) 993-1234 www.wkbg.org

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June 9 Dads “Rock”: Lunch & Rock Craft

Trunnell’s Hwy. 54 Farm Market hosts this event centered around fathers. Guests will participate in rock painting and then enjoy a lunch from Trunnell’s Deli. Fathers will also receive at 10 percent discount on all items in the Trunnell store, as well as a free gift. 4399 Springhill Drive (270) 733-2222

June 11-15 School’s Out Science Camps at OMSH

Week One of the Owensboro Museum of Science and History’s all-day science camp focuses on engineering. Cost is $175, and lunch is provided Tuesday-Friday. 122 E. Second St. www.owensboromuseum.org

June 14 Untouchable Evening

This fundraiser for the Daniel Pitino Center takes place at Brescia University and features special guests that include players from the 1996 UK basketball team. 717 Frederica St. (270) 688-9000

June 16 Owensboro 10 Miler

The Owensboro 10 Miler takes runners through the city in the annual race.

June 16 100 Men Who Cook

100 community “chefs” will prepare their favorite dishes for this fundraiser benefitting the Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club and the Owensboro Family YMCA.

501 W. 2nd St. (270) 691-2022

June 16 Ritzy’s Cruise-In Car Show

This free car show is from 5-9 p.m with no entry fees. Cruiseins are on the third Saturday of the month, April through October, at Ritzy’s Highway 54 location and are open to all types of cars. 4525 Highway 54 www.ritzysofowensboro.com

June 16 Tractor & Implement Show & Yard Sale

Diamond Lake celebrates tractors and implements with a “Show ‘n Shine,” rodeo-related events and a parade through the park. It will also host its annual yard sale. 7301 Hobbs Road (270) 229-4900 http://diamondlakeresort.net

June 22-30 2018 Dazzling Daylilies Festival/Balloons Over the Garden

A festival presented by the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, this event features hot air “Balloons Over the Garden,” a Walk and Talk, plant sale and more. 25 Carter Road (270) 852-8925 www.wkbg.org

June 22-24, 29-30, July 1 Annie, Jr.

The Theatre Workshop of Owensboro presents a youth version of the story of the little orphan Annie. Children in grades three-12 will perform over two weekends at the

Empress Theater. 418 Frederica St. (270) 683-5333 www.theatreworkshop.org

June 23 Owensboro’s Own HipHop & Rap Showcase

Hey Ma Entertainment sponsors this night of rap and hip-hop at the Owensboro Convention Center. The artist lineup includes Cloudy, BK and Shack. 501 W. Second St. (270) 683-8267

June 23 Hillbilly Alympics

Fun for the entire family. Enter to be crowned Mr. & Ms. Hillbilly. Non-stop food, games and prizes all day at Diamond Lake Resort. 7301 Hobbs Road (270) 229-4900 http://diamondlakeresort.net

June 27-30 2018 ROMP Fest

The 15th annual River of Music Party features four days of music, with most concerts held at Yellow Creek Park. Performers this year include Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Rhiannon Giddens, The Travelin’ McCourys, Ricky Skaggs, Leftover Salmon and may more. 5710 Kentucky 144 (270) 926-7891 www.RompFest.com

June 30, July 7 Freedom Bash

Diamond Lake celebrates American freedom with a pie-eating contest, “chicken chuckin” and a fireworks display on June 30. 7301 Hobbs Road (270) 229-4900 http://diamondlakeresort.net


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April through October, and are presented by the Sunset Cruisers car club. www.kycruisers.com

July 2018 July 4 All American Fourth of July

The city’s annual celebration of America’s birthday begins at the Owensboro Convention Center in the afternoon and moves over to Smothers Park in the evening. Free activities, food trucks and live music are offered, and fireworks cap off the celebration. Owensboro riverfront

July 7 Downtown Owensboro Cruise-In This free car show is from 3-7 p.m. in downtown Owensboro. Cruise-ins are on the first Saturday of the month,

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July 18-21 Daviess County Lions Club Fair

July 7-8 Preservation Station Market Days

Market Days are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of the month and noon to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of the month. 9661 Kentucky 56

July 16-20 School’s Out Science Camps at OMSH Week Two of the Owensboro Museum of Science and History’s science camp focuses on STEAM immersion. Cost is $175, and lunch is provided Tuesday-Friday. 122 E. Second St.

The Daviess County Lions Club Fair is held annually at the Daviess County Fairgrounds. There will be tractor pulls, rides, food and more. 6191 Kentucky 54, Philpot www.daviesscountyfair.com

July 20-28 45th Annual Dust Bowl

This outdoor basketball tournament is open to all ages and is held at Kendall-Perkins Park on West Fifth Street. (270) 302-5174 owensborodustbowl.org

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July 21 Hops on the Ohio Festival

This beer celebration at the RiverPark Center includes local art, food trucks, music and Mellow Mushroom catering. OZ Tyler will offer bourbon tastings. 101 Daviess St. (270) 687-2770

July 21 Ritzy’s Cruise-In Car Show

This free car show is from 5-9 p.m with no entry fees. Cruiseins are on the third Saturday of the month, April through October, at Ritzy’s Highway 54 location and are open to all types of cars. 4525 Highway 54 www.ritzysofowensboro.com

July 27-28 Black in Blue Dinner & A Movie

July 28 Cardboard Boat Building/Races Build your best cardboard boat and enter it in this race at Diamond Lake. A boat-building seminar is slated for July 27. 7301 Hobbs Road (270) 229-4900 http://diamondlakeresort.net

August 2018 Aug. 2 Cork & Cuisine

This five-course food-, wineand spirits-pairing event at the Owensboro Convention Center has a San Francisco theme. 501 W. Second St. (270) 683-8267

Aug. 4 Bourbon & Bluegrass Century Ride

Owensboro native Houston Hogg, one of four athletes to break the race barrier at the University of Kentucky, will be inducted into the city’s Walk of Fame in a Second Street ceremony July 27. Dinner and a movie will follow the next night, with “Black in Blue,” a documentary about the four athletes, slated to be shown at the RiverPark Center. 101 Daviess St. (270) 213-5583

OZ Tyler hosts the third annual cycling fundraiser for the Dream Riders of Kentucky Inc. Activities are divided into 30-, 62- and 100-mile bike rides that cut through rural farm land along with Ohio and Green rivers. A tour of the OZ Tyler distillery is included, as is a pre-ride continental breakfast and post-ride meal with live bluegrass music. 10 Distillery Road bicycleowensboro.org

July 28 Corvette Lovers Car Show

Aug. 4 Concert on the Lawn

Yellow Creek Park will host this all-day rendezvous for corvette lovers. Yellow Creek Park 5710 Hwy 144

Enjoy an evening of free music by the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra on the front lawn of Kentucky Wesleyan College. 2000 Frederica St. (270) 684-0661

Aug. 4 Downtown Owensboro Cruise-In

This free car show is from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Owensboro. Cruiseins are on the first Saturday of the month, April through October, and are presented by the Sunset Cruisers car club. www.kycruisers.com

Aug. 4-5 Preservation Station Market Days

Market Days are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of the month and noon to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of the month. 9661 Kentucky 56

Aug. 11 Dancing With Our StarsOwensboro Style

This sixth annual event pairs local celebrities with local dancers in a competition for who’s got the best footwork. A sit-down dinner and open dancing are included. Proceeds go to the Boulware Mission of Owensboro. 501 W. Second St. (270) 683-8267

Aug. 17-18 Street Legends Car Show Classic vehicles are on display throughout Diamond Lake Resort. 7301 Hobbs Road (270) 229-4900 http://diamondlakeresort.net

Aug. 18 Ritzy’s Cruise-In Car Show This free car show is from 5-9 p.m with no entry fees. Cruise-ins are on the third Saturday of the month, April through October, at Ritzy’s Highway 54 location and are open to all types of cars. 4527 Highway 54 www.ritzysofowensboro.com


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Aug. 18 Kentucky Open Sports Festival & Expo

The Owensboro Convention Center hosts this bodybuilding event. Participants are judged on bodybuilding, figure, fitness and physique. 501 W. Second St. www.kyopenbodybuilding.com

Aug. 18 Cheers on the Pier

The Owensboro Convention Center brings back Cheers on the Pier, a festival featuring more than 30 breweries, 75 craft beers, local wine, live music and more. 501 W. Second St. www.cheersonthepier.com

Aug. 23-26 River Valley Cluster Dog Show

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Club, Southern Indiana Kennel Club and Evansville Kennel Club are hosting a total of five all-breed shows at the Owensboro Convention Center. 501 W. Second St. (270) 686-7671 www.orckc.com

Aug. 25-26 BPA Back to School Bash Panther Creek Park hosts this event starring the Baseball Players Association. 5160 Wayne Bridge Road (270) 316-3226

Aug. 25 Emergency Services Gala Now in its fourth year, this fun-filled evening honors the region’s emergency personnel. Dinner, dancing and door prizes are included. 501 W. Second St.

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September 2018 Sept. 1 Camping Classic

Diamond Lake Resorts hosts a Labor Day weekend full of camping and classic games. 7301 Hobbs Road (270) 229-4900 http://diamondlakeresort.net

Sept. 1 Downtown Owensboro Cruise-In

This free car show is from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Owensboro. Cruise-ins are on the first Saturday of the month, April through October, and are presented by the Sunset Cruisers car club. www.kycruisers.com


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Sept. 2 Family Freedom Fireworks Festival

Entertainment, food and a fireworks display make up this free festival put on by the Daviess County Parks Department at Panther Creek Park. 5160 Wayne Bridge Road (270) 685-6142

Sept. 8-9 Preservation Station Market Days

Market Days are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of the month and noon to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of the month. 9661 Kentucky 56

Sept. 8-9 East Bridge Art Festival at The Mount

Formerly held in downtown Owensboro, this year’s event is a partnership between Studio Slant and the Ursuline Sisters at Maple Mount. 8001 Cummings Road www.eastbridge-at-themount.org

Sept. 13-15 Highway 54 Fall Yard Sale There will be shopping for miles along Kentucky 54, from Leitchfield to Owensboro. (270) 256-3934

Sept. 13-16 Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration

Head back to the Bill Monroe Homeplace to revel in a weekend celebrating at the birthplace of bluegrass music. 6210 US 62, Beaver Dam (270) 298-0036 www.jerusalemridgefestival.com

Sept. 14-16 Owensboro Air Show

There will be an aircraft display and aerial demonstration at the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport, 2200 Airport Road. The air show on the Owensboro riverfront will feature the Blue Angels. www.owensboroairshow.com

Sept. 15 Ritzy’s Cruise-In Car Show

This free car show is from 5-9 p.m with no entry fees. Cruiseins are on the third Saturday of the month, April through October, at Ritzy’s Highway 54 location and are open to all types of cars. 4525 Highway 54 www.ritzysofowensboro.com

Sept. 21-22 Grillin’ and Chillin’ BBQ Cook-off

Diamond Lake Resort hosts this annual Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned contest that draws teams from several states. 7301 Hobbs Road (270) 229-4900 http://diamondlakeresort.net

Sept. 28-29 Guntoberfest

Guntoberfest is an event for the whole family. On Sept. 28, Rock Hill Gun Range will host different reps for questions and product demos. You will be able to test products for yourself. On Sept. 29, reps will be in store for any questions. There will also be exclusive sales, giveaways and a live concert. 9300 Highway 815 6976 West Louisville Lane www.whittakerguns.com

October 2018 Oct. 4-7 Highway 60 Yard Sale

Eight western Kentucky counties will present the 10th annual Highway 60 Yard Sale. The sale will stretch for 200 miles along U.S. 60, from Livingston to Meade counties. www.highway60yardsale.com

Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 Boo Fest

Pumpkin painting, pony rides, games and more. Participants are encouraged to enter a costume contest. Campers can decorate their campsite for prizes. There will be a non-scary, kid-friendly hayride and trick-or-treating. 7301 Hobbs Road (270) 229-4900 http://diamondlakeresort.net

Oct. 6 Downtown Owensboro Cruise-In

This free car show is from 3-7 p.m. in downtown Owensboro. Cruise-ins are on the first Saturday of the month, April through October, and are presented by the Sunset Cruisers car club. www.kycruisers.com

Oct. 6-7 Preservation Station Market Days

Preservation Station, which opened in the former West Louisville Elementary School, features vendors selling antiques, vintage items and handcrafted goods. Market Days are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of the month and noon to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of the month. 9661 Kentucky 56


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Oct. 12-14 Owensboro Fall Bridge Tournament

Hosted by the Owensboro Bridge Club, sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League and held at the Owensboro Convention Center, this sectional competition is open to all bridge players. 501 W. Second St. (270) 683-8267

Oct. 13 Monsters on the Ohio

This catfish fishing tournament attracts many anglers and takes place at English Park. 2 Woodford Ave. www.monstersontheohio.com

Oct. 18 Right to Life of Owensboro Annual Banquet The Owensboro Convention

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Center hosts Right to Life’s biggest fundraiser of the year. 501 W. Second St. www.rtlo.org

Oct. 20-21 Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival

Oct. 20 Ritzy’s Cruise-In Car Show

Reid’s Orchard has been celebrating apples and the fall season for more than two decades. Visitors can sample a variety of apple-themed treats, and there are many family activities. The festival starts at 10 a.m. Oct. 20 and noon Oct. 21. 4812 Kentucky 144 (270) 685-2444 www.reidorchard.com

Oct. 20 Carden Circus

Oct. 25 Cork & Cuisine — Happy HalloWine

This free car show is from 5-9 p.m with no entry fees. Cruise-ins are on the third Saturday of the month, April through October, at Ritzy’s Highway 54 location and are open to all types of cars. 4527 Highway 54 www.ritzysofowensboro.com

Carden Circus’s show offers fun for the whole family. Acrobats, athleticism and animals will be on display, and children can enjoy elephant rides. 1215 Hickman Ave. (270-687-8330

This spooky evening of dinner, wine and spirits includes a costume contest and prizes at the Owensboro Convention Center. 501 W. Second St. (270) 683-8267


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Oct. 27 Opening Night — Owensboro Symphony Orchestra

The OSO kicks off its 2018-19 season with a riveting two-hour performance at the RiverPark Center. 101 Daviess St. (270) 684-0661

Oct. 28 Autumn Walk at Moreland Park

Fundraising event for the Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. Walk is at 1:30 p.m.

November 2018 Nov. 2-3 Connecting Women Conference: Awaken

The RiverPark Center hosts this two-day summit on worship, fellowship and biblical truths. Proverbs 31 Ministries President Lysa Terkeurst is the featured speaker. 101 Daviess St. (270) 687-2770

Nov. 3-4 Preservation Station Market Days

Market Days are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of the month and noon to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of the month. 9661 Kentucky 56

Nov. 9-11 Kraftucky Arts and Crafts Expo

The fifth-annual expo celebrates handmade creations and features candles, embroidery, floral arrangements, furniture, holiday décor, jewelry, painting, pottery, quilts, woodcrafts and more at the

Owensboro Convention Center. Special classes included. 501 W. Second St. (270) 683-8267

Nov. 10-Dec. 31 42nd Annual Holiday Forest

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art presents this annual celebration that features trees and decorations. 901 Frederica St. (270) 685-3181

Nov. 17 82nd Annual OwensboroDaviess County Christmas Parade This is where Kentucky starts Christmas! It’s the largest Christmas parade in Kentucky and the tri-state area. Bands, lighted floats and Santa Claus will entertain all ages starting at 4:30 p.m. in downtown Owensboro. www.ChristmasParade.net

Nov. 23 - Jan. 2 Christmas at Panther Creek

This outdoor driving lighted tour features more than 400,000 lights winding through Panther Creek Park. $3 charge per carload. Wagon rides are also available. Open from 6-9 p.m. 5160 Wayne Bridge Road (270) 685-6142

December 2018 Dec. 1 Reindeer Run 5K

This family-friendly 5K starts at Smothers Park. Santa and his reindeer will be there, and Santa will donate $5 to Care Net, a pregnancy support center, for each person who beats him. 199 W. Veterans Blvd. 270-685-5077

Dec. 1 Holiday Stroll

Carolers, storefront decorations, indoor performers and other activities make up the annual Holiday Stroll on Second and Third streets from Daviess to St. Ann streets. Activities are from 4-8 p.m.

Dec. 1 Owensboro Dance Theatre’s “The Nutcracker”

Owensboro Dance Theatre presents its annual take on this Christmas classic featuring more than 100 community members along with the theatre company and guest artists at the RiverPark Center. 101 Daviess St. (270) 687-2787 www.owensborodancetheatre.org

Dec. 1-2 Preservation Station Market Days

Market Days are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first Saturday of the month and noon to 5 p.m. the first Sunday of the month. 9661 Kentucky 56

Dec. 15 Owensboro Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops

The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, with the Owensboro Symphony Chorus, Kentucky Youth Chorale and Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, plus special guests, present this annual holiday show at the RiverPark Center. It is at 3 p.m. RiverPark Center 101 Daviess St. (270) 684-0661


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February 2018 Kentucky Sportsman’s Show

The Owensboro Convention Center typically hosts this expo in January or February. In 2018, it was Note: These are events traditionally the weekend of Feb. 2-4. held in Owensboro-Daviess County 501 West Second St. early each year. Please check with (270) 687-8800 the Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau or the organizations Stones and Bones directly to make sure these events This annual fundraiser for the are taking place as previously Owensboro Museum of Science scheduled. and History, 122 E. Second St., often has a Mardi Gras theme and anuary is traditionally held in February Ag Expo or March. For more information, The Grain Day committee contact the museum at (270) 687plans this annual event, which 2732. is traditionally held the last Wednesday in January at the arch Owensboro Convention Center. Home and Garden Show Contact the Daviess County Cooperative Extension at 270-685- The Home Builders Association of Owensboro hosts this annual home 8480 for more information.

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and garden expo the first weekend in March at the Owensboro Convention center. 501 West Second St. (270) 688-0353

Color Blast 5K

Several local organizations partner to host this color run, which is a celebration to support disability awareness, according to its website. The race also raises money for several local organizations. In 2018, this event was March 17. www.colorblast5k.org

In Concert

Owensboro Dance Theatre typically hosts its annual In Concert in March at the RiverPark Center. The show includes solos by ODT’s senior dancers as well as a themed act that is usually based on a popular movie or story. 101 Daviess St. 270-684-9580

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Ben Hawes Golf Course and Ellis Park Horse Track 3300 U.S. 41, Henderson Park Golf Course/Range 400 Booth Field Road (270) 687-7137

1-800-425-1456

Friday After 5

8044 Anneta Road, Leitchfield (270) 242-7160

Friday After 5 celebrates summer with a wide variety of live music every Friday from May 18-Aug. 31 at the Owensboro Riverfront. www. fridayafter5. com

Daviess County Public Library

Haunts of Owensboro Walking Tour

Diamond Lanes Bowling

Hillcrest Golf Course

Bowlodrome/Club 300 600 East 14th St. (270) 684-4737

Camp Loucon Training and Retreat Center

2020 Frederica St. (270) 684-0211

1901 Triplett St. (270) 684-3020 410 Carlton Drive (270) 685-2695

Edge Ice Center

1400 Hickman Ave. (270) 687-8720

Call for reservations (270) 313-5596

4346 Old Hartford Road (270) 687-8717

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

The renowned theme park and water park is only a 30-mile drive from Owensboro. Open seasonally, it is filled with roller

coasters, rides, live shows, wave pools and plenty of food options. Nearby overnight accommodations also available. 452 E. Christmas Blvd. Santa Claus, IN www.holidayworld.com

Hometown Hero Hall of Fame 215 E. Second St. (270) 926-1100

International Bluegrass Music Museum

(through October 2018) 117 Daviess St. (after October 2018) corner of Second and Frederica streets (270) 926-7891 www.bluegrassmuseum.org

Joe Ford Nature Center 3870 W. Second St. (270) 302-2755 joefordnaturecenter.com

Kentucky Motor Speedway 8135 Haynes Station Road, Whitesville

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Attractions

1. Riverpark Center 2. Friday After 5 3. Diamond Lake

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Shopping 14. Shoe Stop 15. Preservation Station

4. Owensboro Dance Theatre

16. Whittaker Guns

5. Misty Meadow Winery

17. Studio Slant

Restaurants

6. Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

18. Merle Norman Cosmetics

7. Mellow Mushroom

19. Danhauer Drugs

8. Ritzy’s

20. J’s Liquors

9. Ginza Japanese & Asian Cuisine 10. Real Hacienda 11. SIP Wine Room

Just in Case

12. Old Hickory Bar-B-Q

21. Owensboro Health

13. TGIFriday’s

Regional Hospital

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Lanham Brothers Jamboree Owensboro Museum Diamond Lake Resort’s Good of Fine Art Time Theatre, 7301 Hobbs Road (270) 314-4331

LHF Horse Rides

5760 Little Hickory Road, Philpot (270) 314-4032

Malco Cinema

5333 Frederica St. (270) 683-2727

Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden

1545 Mesker Park Drive Evansville, Ind. (812) 435-6143

Misty Meadow Winery

2743 Keller Road (270) 683-0361 Specializing in homegrown fruit and berry wines. While sampling wine or purchasing fresh fruit, shop the large selection of solid wood handcrafted furniture. Kentucky Proud.

Owensboro Convention Center 501 W. Second St. (270) 687-8800

Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau 215 E. Second St. (270) 926-1100

Owensboro Dance Theatre

2705 Breckenridge St. (270) 684-9580 odt1982@gmail.com Owensboro’s resident dance company presents a threeconcert series each season: “The Nutcracker,” “In Concert” and a professional dance company concert.

901 Frederica St. (270) 685-3181

Owensboro Museum of Science and History 122 E. Second St. (270) 687-2732

Owensboro Oilers Baseball www.owensborooilers.com

Owensboro Regional Farmers Market 1205 Triplett St. (270) 993-3107

Owensboro Symphony Orchestra 211 E. Second St. (270) 684-0661

The Ozone Laser Tag 533 Triplett St. (270) 926-8993

O.Z. Tyler Distillery 10 Distillery Road (270) 691-9001 oztylerdistillery.com

Panther Creek Golf Club 4641 Kentucky 1514, Utica (270) 785-4565

Pinecliffe Gardens Daylily and Hosta Farm 6745 Foster Road, Philpot (270) 281-9791

The Pearl Club at The Summit

6501 Summit Drive (270) 281-4653

RiverPark Center

101 Daviess St. (270) 687-2770 info@RiverParkCenter.org RiverPark Center is a nonprofit performing arts and community center that entertains and educates nearly 200,000 people, including 25,000 children, annually through nearly 800 events.

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro

Trinity Centre, 407 W. Fifth St. Empress Theatre, 418 Frederica St. (270) 683-5003

Tropicana Evansville

421 NW Riverside Drive, Evansville, Ind. (812) 433-4000

Trunnell’s Farm Market

9255 U.S. 431 (270) 733-2222 Farm Market & Gourmet Deli 4399 Springhill Dr. Suite A

Western Kentucky Botanical Garden 25 Carter Road (270) 993-1234

Windy Hollow Park Pleasant Valley Riding Stables Raceway 4731 Windy Hollow Road 4762 Pleasant Valley Road, Philpot (270) 244-0040

Reid’s Orchard

4818 Kentucky 144 (270) 685-2444

(270) 785-4300

World’s Largest Sassafras Tree

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walking trails and baseball diamonds.

Adkisson-Greenbelt Park

English Park

The Greenbelt is a paved, multiuse trail that encircles several miles of the city. Walking, running, biking and skating are allowed on the trail.

Ben Hawes Park

400 Booth Field Road Features include a playground and hiking/mountain biking trails.

Chautauqua Park

1201 Bluff Ave. Features include skate park,

2 Woodford Ave. Features include Ohio River view, boat ramp and playground.

Jack C. Fisher Park

Legion Park

Byers Avenue between J.R. Miller Boulevard and Veach Road. Features include a playground, paved walking trail, tennis and basketball courts and spray park.

3900 W. Fifth Street Road Features include a four-field softball complex, practice field, paved walking trail and picnic facilities.

Moreland Park

Kendall-Perkins Park

Owensboro Parks & Recreation

1201 W. Fifth St. Features include a spray park, playground and tennis and basketball courts.

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1215 Hickman Ave. Features include tennis and basketball courts, a playground and paved walking trail.

1530 McJohnson Ave. (270) 687-8700


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Smothers Park

199 W. Veterans Blvd. Features include seasonal concession stand, Lazy Dayz Playground and a spray park.

Thompson-Berry Park Soccer Complex

1 Carter Road Features include an 11-field soccer complex, picnic facilities and playground.

Waymond Morris Park 5200 Todd Bridge Road

Features include a four-field football complex, paved walking trail and lake.

COUNTY PARKS Daviess County Parks & Recreation 2620 Kentucky 81 (270) 685-6142

Horse Fork Creek Park 3005 Fairview Drive Features include a large soccer

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Panther Creek Park

5160 Wayne Bridge Road (270) 926-6481 Features include trails, a lake, ball diamonds and picnic shelters.

Yellow Creek Park

5710 Kentucky 144 (270) 685-6142 Features include hiking trails, multi-purpose sports areas, Pioneer Village and a playground.

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3830 Highway 54 #201

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E ating O ut BAKED GOODS, COFFEE & MORE

Baskin Robbins 3245 Mt. Moriah Ave. #1 (270) 240-5104

Cold Stone Creamery 5140 Frederica St. (270) 683-6570 112 Allen St.

The Crème Coffee House 109 E. Second St. (270) 683-7787

The Cup Cakery

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Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

231 Williamsburg Square (270) 684-3809 112 Allen St. (270) 315-6262

4431 Springhill Dr., Suite D (270) 240-2120

Overflow Café

(inside Don Moore dealership) 3232 Villa Point (270) 685-5554

Dalisha’s Desserts 1010 Allen St. (270) 663-1258

Rolling Pin Pastry Shop

Family Bakery

1129 E. 18th St. (270) 683-8363

3152 Commonwealth Court (270) 684-1108

The Spot Coffee & Finery

Koehler’s Bakery 1801 Carter Road (270) 683-2253

217 Williamsburg Square (270) 478-1232

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BARS/PUBS

2402 Frederica St. (270) 684-0272 5151 Frederica St. (inside Target) (270) 686-7033 2710 Heartland Crossing A (270) 570-4303

Boiler Room 1100 Walnut St. (270) 684-4999

CYO Brewing

119 E. Second St. (270) 240-4031

BARBECUE

Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn 2840 W. Parrish Ave. (270) 684-8143 www.moonlite.com Offering award-winning barbecue since 1963, Moonlite is a family-owned establishment celebrated for its tasty mutton and delicious buffet.

3136 W. Second St. (inside Ramada Inn) (270) 685-3941

O’Bryan Bar & Grill 7006 Kentucky 815 (270) 229-9100

Our Place

718 W. Ninth St. (270) 683-9882

Rocky’s Bar & Grill 819 Crittenden St. (270) 852-8835

Ole South Barbeque 3523 Kentucky 54 (270) 926-6464

Sandbar Bar & Grill

Old Hickory Bar-B-Que

338 Washington Ave. (270) 926-9000 www.oldhickorybar-b-q.com Old Hickory Bar-B-Que is over six generations of awardwinning barbecue, helping make Owensboro the barbecue capital of the world.

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Milligan’s Lounge

1108 W Ninth St. (270) 686-0007

SIP Wine Room

3830 Kentucky 54 #201 (270) 297-3031

Taylor’s Bar & Grill 2509 W. Parrish Ave. (270) 683-5577

BURGERS AND MORE

Big Dipper

2820 W. Parrish Ave. (270) 684-4806

Gary’s Drive-In 2220 Veach Road (270) 683-4289

Five Guys

3248 Mt. Moriah Ave. (270) 684-7888

Hayden’s Drive-In 9209 Kentucky 56 (270) 229-0180

Norman McDonald’s Country Drive-In 6161 Kentucky 54 (270) 729-4272

Ritzy’s

4527 Kentucky 54 (270) 852-8887 4925 Frederica St. (270) 691-9195 www.ritzysofowensboro.com Enjoy American favorites like hot dogs, chili, hamburgers and ice cream in a 1950s-style diner.

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CASUAL DINING

Applebee’s Grill & Bar 5120 Frederica St. (270) 926-3472

The Briarpatch 2760 Veach Road (270) 685-3329

Old Country Store 5311 Frederica St. (270) 684-4118

Great Harvest Bread Co. 3211 Frederica St. G (270) 691-0093 4431 Springhill Dr. (270) 240-5554

LongHorn Steakhouse

2974 Heartland Crossing Blvd. (270) 686-2220

3040 Highland Pointe Dr. (270) 685-2092

Cracker Barrel

T.G.I. Friday’s

4500 Frederica St. (270) 684-5275

2434 E. Fourth St. (270) 684-8575

Cheddar’s

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5135 Frederica St. (270) 686-1910 www.tgifridays.com Join us today for daily drink specials and unbeatable prices on food. Become a rewards member and earn a free appetizer upon your first visit.

Texas Roadhouse

O’Charley’s

943 Moseley Road (270) 689-0086

Shoney’s

The Local Kitchen & Bar

5205 Frederica St., (270) 686-8780

4710 Frederica St. (270) 686-7218

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50’S STYLE DINER

Burgers, Fries & Homemade Ice Cream 4925 Frederica St 270-691-9195 4527 Hwy. 54 270-852-8887 www.ritzyofowensboro.com HOURS 10:30am–10pm Sun–Thurs 10:30am–11pm Fri. & Sat.


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CHINESE, JAPANESE, KOREAN, THAI

Mikato Steak and Sushi Thai Food 3500 Villa Point #103 Owensboro

3023 Highland Pointe Dr. (270) 683-6688

Mr. Wok Express

Chop Stick

Fuji of Japan

4028 Frederica St. (270) 685-0046

Gangnam Korean BBQ 3332 Villa Point (270) 240-2976

Ginza Japanese & Asian Cuisine

2601 W. Parrish Ave. Suite A (270) 686-0053

Hong Kong

1650 Starlite Dr. #1 (270) 852-7777

(270) 632-4462

1401 Carter Road (270) 478-4334

Wasabi Express

3435 Frederica St. (270) 926-3688

New China Buffet 4768 Frederica St. (270) 683-7363

636 Southtown Blvd (270) 684-3500 3238 Kidron Valley Way, Suite 5 (270) 683-3060

DINERS AND MORE

Pan Asian ChineseJapanese Food

Dee’s Diner

1362 E. Fourth St. (270) 686-0022

2656 Frederica St. (270) 852-5288 or (270) 852-5335

Deloris’ Café

Shogun of Japan

Denny’s

5010 Wildcat Way (270) 685-9980

GINZA JAPANESE & CHINESE BISTRO

2123 Triplett St. (270) 689-0997

4545 Frederica St. (270) 684-5488

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Hawes Way Dinner Bell

6057 Kentucky 2830 (inside the Hawesway Truckstop) (270) 685-5067

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(open Sundays only) (270) 785-4088

Colby’s Fine Food & Spirits

DOWNTOWN DINING

204 W. Third St. (270) 685-4239

Bar Louie

Huddle House

3248 Mt. Moriah Ave. Suite C (270) 240-2076

JD’s Restaurant

1420 Breckenridge St. (270) 683-9419

Madewell’s Corner Café 924 E. Second St. (270) 926-5002

Mendy’s Kitchen 924 Crabtree Ave. (270) 685-0835

Windy Hollow Restaurant

234 Frederica St. (270) 215-7723

Bee Bop’s

122 W. Second St. (270) 231-8003

Bill’s Restaurant 420 Frederica St. (270) 852-8120

Burger Theory

701 W. First St. (inside Holiday Inn) 270-683-1111

Colby’s Deli

401 Frederica St. #101B (270) 684-2495

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Famous Bistro 102 W. Second St. (270) 686-8202

Fetta Specialty Pizza 118 St. Ann St. (270) 926-0005

Hajimari Sushi Bar 116A W. Second St. (270) 231-8188

Lure Seafood & Grille 401 W. Second St. (inside Hampton Inn and Suites) (270) 240-4556

The Place For Family Fun 270 Camp Sites

3 Go-Kart Tracks

Burgers/Pizza/Ice Cream

10 Motel Rooms

NEW Drifting Trikes

Fish/Duck Feeding

5 Cottages

Pedal Boats

Grocery/Laundry

Wooden Cabin

Mini Golf/Disc Golf

Propane Station

749 Seat Theater

Fishing

Family Events

- 2018 Chamber Business of the Year -

More than an RV Park Come spend the day with us!

Diamond Lake Resort • Home of the Good Time Theater 7301 Hobbs Road • Owensboro Just 15 minutes from downtown Owensboro 270-229-4900 • www.diamondlakeresort.net


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Mellow Mushroom

101 W. Second St. (270) 684-7800 www.mellowmushroom.com Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers serves fresh, stone-baked pizzas in a unique atmosphere focused around great customer service, high-quality food and craft beer.

The Miller House 301 E. Fifth St. (270) 685-5878

MEXICAN AND FUSION

El Mezcal

2100 W. Second St. (270) 684-6678

El Toribio Mexican Restaurant 3034 E. Fourth St. (270) 683-8361

El Tucan

3600 Frederica St., Suite F (270) 689-0954

Los Cabos Restaurante Mexicano 2845 West Parrish Ave. (270) 691-9540

Mi Ranchito

1146 Carter Road (270) 240-4306

Papa Grande

544 Southtown Blvd. (270) 683-1615 3830 Highway 54 #203 (270) 240-4430

Real Hacienda

3023 Highland Pointe Dr. #106 (270) 684-5595 4820 Frederica St. (270) 685-5950 www.real-hacienda.com Eating at Real Hacienda is like being in Mexico without leaving town. Best margaritas. Indoor and outdoor dining available. Can accommodate large and small parties.

Salsarita’s

3500 Villa Point (270) 686-7505

PIZZA/ITALIAN

54 Pizza Express

1700 Starlite Drive (270) 683-5400 3101 Alvey Park Drive E. (270) 683-5454

Brick House Pizza 2410 Frederica St. (270) 231-8083

Chef’s Pizzeria

636 Southtown Blvd. #6 (270) 240-2717

Donatos Pizza

2601 W. Parrish Ave. (270) 855-0801

MOD Pizza

2710 Heartland Crossing Suite C (270) 240-2646

Niko’s Italian Restaurant 2200 E. Parrish Ave. (270) 852-1618

Olive Garden

5204 Frederica St. (270) 683-4848

Pizza By The Guy

3115 Commonwealth Court (270) 686-8603

PizzAroma

611 Emory Drive (270) 684-1111 3020 U.S. 60 East (270) 691-0064

Thruston Pizza & Subs 5615 Kentucky 144 (270) 281-9900

SEAFOOD

Catfish Willy’s

1017 Tamarack Road (270) 686-3677

Red Lobster

3410 Frederica St., (270) 926-4044

SPORTS BARS

Beef O’Brady’s

3189 Fairview Drive (270) 685-4969

JJ’s Pizza

Buffalo Wild Wings

Maloney’s Pizza & Wings

Legends Sports Bar & Grill

5615 Kentucky 144 (270) 281-9900

3030 Highland Pointe Drive (270) 684-8080

4736 Frederica St. 270-686-7800

4431 Springhill Dr. Suite E (270) 240-5360


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Academy Sports

Bella Ragazza

Danhauer Drug Store

AN Liquor

The Baker’s Rack

The Dapper Dog

2690 Frederica St. (270) 684-6130

3238 Kidron Valley Way #1 (270) 478-1057

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Book & Music Exchange

David P. Taylor Antiques

Andria’s Candies

Moneytree-Book & Music Exchange

Discount Liquor

1421 Triplett St (270) 684-0000

3010 Alvey Park Dr. E #A (270) 926-4888 1007 Tamarack Road (270) 478-4603

Black Sheep Antiques

The Earle Menswear

330 Frederica St. (270) 684-2341

120-A W. Second St. (270) 926-9546

3051 Highland Pointe Drive (270) 686-6000 1438 W. Fourth St. (270) 240-2062

119 W. Third St. (270) 316-6230

4032 Frederica St.
 (270) 688-5955

4551 Springhill Dr. (270) 240-1342 217 Allen St. (270) 684-3733

The Artists Tribe 2226 Veach Road (270) 313-4645

7094 U.S. 231 (270) 903-7859

2660 Frederica St. (270) 684-3111

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Excursions

2738 Frederica St. (270) 926-8388

Express Liquors Two 827 W. Ninth St. (270) 240-1170

Gary’s Fleur De Lis Inc. 2219 Frederica St. (270) 684-1948

Gateway Commons

(Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, Tuesday Morning and more) Hwys. 60 and 54

Gordy’s Owensboro Music Center 1303 Breckenridge St. (270) 684-2156

Home Inspired

3271 Alvey Park Drive (270) 684-9047

Inspector Gadgets 503 E. 18th St. #B (270) 689-0777

Iron Horse Liquors 3031 Burlew Blvd. (270) 926-3787

Ivy Trellis Floral 1005 Burlew Blvd. (270) 688-8333

J’s Liquors

2509 West Parrish Ave. (270) 685-2397

J’s Liquors & The Cheese Shop

2216 New Hartford Road (270) 683-8378 www.jsliquors.com J’s Liquors offers an extensive collection of bourbons, fine wines, craft beers and more. The shop hosts tastings and has a gift shop.

Jimmie’s Drive-In Liquor Store 1101 W. Ninth St. (270) 683-4662

Kay Jewelers

5000 Frederica St. Suite 45 (270) 689-9178

Kids Inspired

3271 Alvey Park Drive (270) 541-1012

KidStop Children’s Boutique 2660 Frederica St. (270) 926-6433

Kohl’s

3440 Villa Point (270) 684-3632

Kroger Wine & Spirits 1650 Starlite Dr. (270) 689-1010 2630 Frederica St. (270) 684-9411

Kuntry Kutter 122 E. 18th St. (270) 764-5524

Lance & Company Jewelers 2730 Frederica St. (270) 686-0001

Legends

325 Park Plaza Drive (270) 684-9600

Liquor & Tobacco World 303 E. 14th St. #1 (270) 215-1029

Liquor Store

4597 Frederica St. (270) 926-9617

Lifeway Christian Store 5221 Frederica St. (270) 685-4901

Lodan Jewelry

317 Park Plaza Drive (270) 663-0399

Merle Norman Cosmetics 2785 Veach Road (270) 685-2259

M&M Jewelers

4399 Springhill Dr. D (270) 684-8861

Nick T. Arnold Jewelers 3630 Frederica St. (270) 686-8463

Owensboro Antique Mall 500 W. Third St. (270) 684-3003

Owensboro Family Pharmacy 720 West Byers Ave. (270) 683-2400

Owensboro Peddlers Mall 601 Commerce Drive (270) 685-8292

Owensboro RV

3810 W. Parrish Ave. (270) 316-0661

Owensboro Trading Post

420 Breckenridge St. (270) 315-2135

Owensboro Winnelson 2110 Grimes Ave. (270) 691-6040

Party Paper Place 320 Washington Ave. (270) 684-5189

Peacocks and Pearls

4431 Springhill Dr. Suite B (270) 926-7467

Preservation Station

9661 Kentucky 56 (270) 616-7000 www.visitpreservationstation.com Preservation Station features vendors selling antiques, vintage items and handcrafted goods. Market Days are the first weekend of the month.


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Pier 1 Imports

T.D.’s Tuff Decisions

West Side Spirits

Rebecca’s Gift Gallery

Towne Square Mall

White Lightning Liquors

Shoe Carnival

Towne Square North

Whittaker Guns

Shoe Stop

Trisons

Simply Chic

Upper Room Music

Southtown Plaza

Val-U Liquors

512 E. Parrish Ave. (270) 684-0103

2201 Frederica St. (270) 683-9897 5000 Frederica St. (270) 683-4545

(Books-A-Million and more) 4600 Frederica St.

5241 Frederica St. (270) 689-0717 4650 Frederica St. (270) 686-7508

507 Frederica St. (270) 684-2305

101-A W. Third St. (270) 683-6333

540 Carlton Drive (270) 683-7575

(Best Buy, Target, TJ Maxx, Joann Fabrics, PetSmart, Cato and more) 5100 Frederica St.

Studio Slant

3023 Highland Pointe Drive (270) 926-2555

Welborn’s Floral Company 920 E. 4th Street (270) 684-3283

624 Emory Drive (270) 684-3570

3739 W. Second St. (270) 240-1581

3196 W. Parris Ave. (270) 686-8588

6976 West Louisville Lane (270) 229-0140 https://shop.whittakerguns.com The one stop shop for all your outdoor needs. We have Firearms, Archery, Optics, Stands, Clothing, Reloading, Grills, Ammo, Footwear, Class 3, and much much more!!

Willow Tree

3121 Commonwealth Court (270) 926-6154

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great Bar location • 16 Craft Beers on Tap • The Finest Kentucky Bourbons • Excellent Wines • Enjoy in small sample pours or in a full pour. • Shop and Relax

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LIQUORS and The Cheese Shop

Frederica Triplett

5221 Frederica St., Suite 101 (270) 683-2323

Offering a great selection of bourbons, wines, craft beers, imported cigars, along with cheese balls, spreads and specialty cheese and meats

LIQUORS and The Cheese Shop

2216 New Hartford Road • Owensboro, wens nsb boro KY 42303 boro

(270) 683 683-8378 • www.jsliquors.com


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Accommodations

Comfort Suites 230 Salem Drive (270) 926-7675

Courtyard by Marriott Owensboro 3120 Highland Pointe Drive (270) 685-4140

Days Inn

3720 New Hartford Road (270) 684-9621

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Owensboro 800 Salem Drive (270) 688-8887

French Lick Resort and Casino 8670 W. State Road 56

French Lick, Ind. (812) 936-9300

(270) 686-8606

Hampton Inn Owensboro South

3136 W. Second St. (270) 215-5591

Ramada Inn

615 Salem Drive (270) 926-2006

Sleep Inn

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Owensboro/ Waterfront

Super 8 Motel

401 West Second St. (270) 685-2005

Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront 701 W. First St. 270-683-1111

Motel 6

4585 Frederica St.

51 Bon Harbor Hills (270) 691-6200 1027 Goetz Drive (270) 685-3388

Tropicana Evansville

421 N.W. Riverside Drive, Evansville, Ind. (812) 433-4400

Wingfield Inn and Suites 3220 W. Parrish Ave. (270) 685-2433


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CAMPGROUNDS

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Diamond Lake Resort and Campground

NashVegas Bound LLC

7301 Hobbs Road (270) 229-4900 www.diamondlakeresort.net Just 10 miles west of Owensboro, Diamond Lake offers space for camping and RVs, as well as fishing, live shows and three go-kart tracks.

Windy Hollow Campground

and Recreational Area 5141 Windy Hollow Road (270) 302-0775

From Here To There Enterprise Rent-A-Car 2200 Airport Rd. (270) 926-4477 1104 Frederica St. (270) 926-4477 703 Salem Drive (270) 685-2220

Executive Taxi Service 1902 Daviess St. (270) 926-8000 3520 New Hartford Road, Suite 208 (270) 926-8000

Hertz Rent a Car

3295 Highland Pointe Drive (270) 926-4788 5051 Frederica St. (270) 683-1624

Available in Owensboro (shuttle and airport transportation) (270) 570-3328

Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport 2200 Airport Road (270) 685-4179

Allegiant Air

(nonstop flights to Orlando) (702) 505-8888

Cape Air

(nonstop flights to St. Louis) (800) 227-3247

Owensboro Transit System 430 Allen St. (270) 687-8570

River City Trolley Owensboro Transit System (270) 687-8570

Higher Learning Kentucky Wesleyan College 3000 Frederica St. (270) 926-3111 www.kwc.edu

Brescia University

Limos by Bob

717 Frederica St. (270) 686-4338

Limos by Knight

Owensboro Community & Technical College

2100 Carpenter Drive (270) 314-8971 2921 Frederica St. (270) 684-4688

4800 New Hartford Road (270) 686-4400

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Western Kentucky University â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Owensboro 4821 New Hartford Road (270) 684-9797

Just in Case Gateway Urgent Care

3245 Mt. Moriah Ave., Suite 10 (270) 663-0955

Immediate Care Center

1200 Breckenridge St., Suite 103 (270) 683-7553

Owensboro Health Medical Group - Urgent Care (2 Owensboro locations)

2211 Mayfair Ave. Suite 101 (270) 688-1352 811 E. Parrish Ave. (270) 688-5310 www.owensborohealth.org For minor emergencies, count on quality care and shorter wait times by visiting one of our convenient urgent care facilities.

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

1201 Pleasant Valley Road (270) 417-2000 For an emergency, dial 911

Owensboro Medical Practice

1200 Breckenridge Street (270) 683-VORA (8672)

Springs Urgent Care

2200 E. Parrish Ave. #104 (270) 852-1632

St. Camillus Urgent Care & Family Practice 3600 Frederica St. #B (270) 684-0023


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