There are a bunch of fun things going on around town. Find out what you are DO INC this week!
Ariel and the High Wheels
8:30 pm – 10:30 pm @ Owensboro Downtown Riverfront
Come hang out and jam with a live performance from Ariel and The High Wheels!
Music City Dueling Pianos
9:00 pm – 11:59 pm @ Brasher’s Lil Nashville
Adults 21+ only. Performances will happen Friday 7/21 through Sunday 7/23.
Straight from Big Nashville, Music City Dueling Pianos is one of Brasher’s top monthly events. Dueling pianos will have you singing along, dancing, and laughing! Get involved in the show!
2nd Annual Downtown Summer Jam
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ McConnell Plaza – FREE (VIP tickets also available)
This event is open to ALL AGES.
The 2nd Annual Downtown Summer Jam is here! Resurrection – A Journey Tribute will headline the event, with Lindsey James Williams opening. Hoppy Molly will be offering beer, cocktails, and other beverages to attendees and other food trucks will also be present!
Ali3n Sup3r J3sus, Blackwood, & Forthright
8:00 pm – 11:59 pm @ Milligan’s Bar – $10
Adults 21+ only.
Rock out with some killer live music! It’s a night you won’t want to miss out!
Colt Graves Celebration
5:00 pm – 11:30 pm @ Brasher’s Lil Nashville
Adults 21+ only.
Celebrate Colt Graves’ new record deal and hang out with the band! There will be live performances from Andy Brasher, Jordan Centers, and Colt Graves!
11:00 am – 9:00 pm @ The Peach Cobbler Factory
What’s better than a milkshake? Two! It’s buy one milkshake and get the second one for 1/2 off at The Peach Cobbler Factory!
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Joy’s Cooking Classes – $35
They will be making Chicken Parmesan as well as cupcakes for dessert. Yum!
Food Truck Festival
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm @ Owensboro Regional Farmers’ Market
Bring your lawn chair and join us at the Owensboro Regional Farmers’ Market for food trucks and live music by Krown!
Adult Night Out
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Joy’s Cooking Classes – $110/couple
They will be making Tuscan salmon (or chicken) with homemade pasta as well as peach bourbon flambé for dessert!
2023 Owensboro Artifact Show
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ Owensboro Convention Center – $20
The Artifact Show is also open on Saturday 7/22 with free admission.
Join us for this Native American Artifacts and Ethnography Show! Come take a look at artifacts from all over the country! Items will be for show, sale, or trade. Enjoy vendors with coins, knives, fossils, jewelry, and other collectibles! There’s something for everyone!
Farmers’ Market – Children’s Story Time and Crafts & Live Music
8:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Owensboro Regional Farmers’ Market
Welcome to the Owensboro Regional Farmers’ Market! We are the only farmers market in the greater Owensboro area and are proud to serve Daviess and all surrounding counties. This week we’ll be hosting special events for kids!
Cheer & Tumble
5:45 pm – 6:45 pm @ Owensboro YMCA – $23.20
Kids ages 7-10 only.
Learn tumbling & cheer basics with seasoned KWC Cheerleaders!
Shark Week (Jaws on the River!)
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm @ RiverPark Center – FREE
Join us for a special showing of the classic film Jaws starting at dusk! But be warned – each time a character gets chomped, we’ll be drawing for Shark Week-themed prizes from our sponsor!
Art Therapy – Change & Seasons of Our Lives
9:30 am – 12:30 pm @ Western Kentucky Botanical Garden – $25-30
Adults 18+ only.
This Art Therapy Retreat will endeavor to promote health, healing and well-being and offer adults an opportunity to reflect upon life concerns and what brings them serenity through Art Therapy; a vehicle for self-expression and symbolic communication.
Dollar Swim Days – National Parents Day
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Combest Pool – $1
Keep cool in the summer heat and keep more money in your pocket by going to Combest Pool for just ONE dollar! Best part? Parents get to swim for FREE!
Princess Party & Cupcake Decorating
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm @ Daviess County Public Library – FREE
For Ages 5-12 only. Registration is required for cupcake decorating.
Join us as we decorate cupcakes and enjoy a magical meet and greet with the Frog & Tower princesses from Magical Memories Character Co.!
RiverPark Film Camp – Student Showcase
9:00 am – 5:00 pm @ RiverPark Center
Students spent the last two weeks learning all about film–and now you can see their great work!
Christmas in July Weekend
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Diamond Lake Resort
This event lasts from Friday 7/21 through Sunday 7/23.
Who doesn’t love Christmas in 90-degree weather? Bring your favorite Christmas decor and enter our golf cart and campsite decorating contest. We will also have fun Christmas games. Plus, bring your camera and take a photo with SANTA! Who knows, maybe it might snow!
Alliance for a Drug-Free Owensboro and Daviess County Meeting
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ Owensboro City Hall
Join us for the Alliance for a Drug-Free Owensboro and Daviess County Meeting to help make our community the best place it can be!
First Responders BBQ
10:30 am @ Wendell Foster
CYP and Wendell Foster look forward to spending the day with Owensboro’s first responders and thanking them for their service. CYP members are excited to spend time with Wendell Foster’s clients and residents and have conversations with local first responders who know firsthand what issues need to be addressed throughout the community.
8:00 am @ H.L. Neblett Community Center
Western Academy at The Neblett is an academic enrichment program for African American and Biracial males in grades 3 thru 12. Our mission is to encourage, empower, and educate our young males to excel and create a positive footprint in the world.
Novice Knitting Class for Adults
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Daviess County Public Library
Adults 18+ only.
This lesson will be for knitters with a knowledge of cast on and knit stitch. The class will focus on purl stitch, increases, and decreases, as well as basic pattern reading.
RiverPark Rock Camp – Last Day to Register
9:00 am – 4:30 pm @ RiverPark Center
Kids from 5th to 12th grade only. Camp is July 24-28.
Taught by local musicians, the camp allows kids to practice and learn three or four rock songs to be performed on the last day of camp. This year, the final recital will be performed as the opening act for Stairway to Zeppelin, a Led Zeppelin tribute act!
Chamber Ambassador Meeting
12:00 pm @ Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Ambassadors are invited to attend the Chamber Ambassador Meeting.
2023 Shop Owensboro – Summer Edition
ALL DAY @ Owensboro
Today we’re promoting #ShopSmall and #ShopLocal! This is the fourth year we are hosting a summer edition of this signature event, and we think this is a great opportunity to promote our local businesses! This is a business-led event, meaning participating businesses should self-promote through advertising. Check with your favorite stores for some great deals!
Friday After 5
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm @ Downtown Owensboro – FREE
Friday After 5 is the award-winning, summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday on the stunningly beautiful Owensboro, Kentucky riverfront. There are five venues of entertainment plus a fun, kid-friendly street fair and special events!
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum – $42-57
Masterful country music stylist, Gene Watson, has been thrilling audiences for more than 60 years! Tickets are on sale now!
Encore Musicals: The Sound of Music
7:00 pm @ RiverPark Center – $30
Another performance is scheduled for Sunday 7/23 at 2:00 pm.
The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an enthusiastic postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.