Owensboro, Kentucky’s fourth-largest city, is located along the Ohio River in Western Kentucky. Owensboro’s claim to fame is the best Bluegrass music and home to the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Locally-produced Bourbon from the Green River Distillery. And hickory-smoked BBQ from MoonLite BBQ, Ol’ Hickory BBQ, and Ole South BBQ. Also a renowned sports town, we offer excellent facilities for baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, hockey, and more.
Owensboro has a thriving arts community, with organizations such as the Owensboro Symphony, the RiverPark Center, Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, the Owensboro Art Museum, and more. Owensboro is home to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, which features spectacular exhibits, and regularly offers live indoor and outdoor concerts.
The River City also draws visitors for our variety of festivals, including the Bar-B-Q Festival, ROMP bluegrass festival, Western Kentucky Botanical Garden Daylily Festival, Apple Festival, among many others. The famed “Friday After 5” events are also a huge draw during the warmer months, as folks gather along the riverfront to hear free live music, support local food vendors, and shop local businesses.
Owensboro also offers an abundance of opportunities to get outdoors. From the Joe Ford Nature Preserve, to the Rudy Mines trails, expansive paved Greenbelt trail, and many parks and playgrounds, the options are endless.
Learn more by visiting our Convention and Visitors’ Bureau’s website at https://visitowensboro.com/