There are a bunch of fun things going on around town. Find out what you are DO INC this week!
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Day
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Daviess County Public Library – FREE
Stop on by anytime to do a fun craft (while supplies last) and learn about the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program that offers free books to children from birth to 5-years-old!
Symphony Stroll – Presented by Jagoe Homes
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Smother’s Park – FREE
What’s better than enjoying the beautiful Owensboro riverfront? Enjoying the sights while listening to the excellent Owensboro Symphony Orchestra of course! A perfect way to enjoy the outdoors by yourself, with your family, or even a cute date night!
Friday Night Magic Standard & Commander Decks
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ LegitMTG
Have a Magic: the Gathering standard or commander deck? Then come on down and test your mettle! Standard deck competition starts at 7 PM while the commander deck will start at 7:30 PM!
Spirits of Sassafras
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Sassafras
Join Sassafras as they kick off their weekly series for the month of October! Learn about the REAL Spirits of Sassafras, enjoy live music, take part in a tasting, and enter some fun giveaways!
Learnin’ Bourbon with The Bourbon Lady
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ The Pub on Second – $25
It’s Ladies Night! Grab your girl-friends and enjoy a night learning about Kentucky’s #1 product: Bourbon! Make sure you reserve your spots because seating is limited!
Wine Your Way Out
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Trunnell’s Farm Market – $41
Enjoy an evening filled with bourbon and wine tasting, wagon rides, live entertainment, appetizer stations, a corn maze, 30+ other attractions, and food options for one of a kind fall experience!
This is a 21+ adults-only event.
Pumpkin & Pickle Festival
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM @ The Cottage Farm Stand
While there may not be sunflowers this year, there will be plenty of pickle delicacies you know and love with an extra dose of pumpkin! Vendors will be joining The Cottage, so make sure to stop by and find your favorites!
This event goes from Saturday 10/1 through Sunday 10/2.
Pop Up at the Red Door Salon & Boutique
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM @ The Red Door Salon & Boutique
No tricks here–just treats! A lot of great businesses will be at The Red Door Salon & Boutique so make sure to stop by and treat yourself!
DCPL Book Sale
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM @ Daviess County Public Library
You can never have too many books! Stop by and grab a bag of books for just $5! At that price it’s a steal! Find your new favorite book today!
Owensboro Regional Farmer’s Market
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Owensboro Regional Farmer’s Market
Nothing beats fresh from the farm! Stop for a spell and pick up your groceries and any other fun knickknacks you may find!
Evening of Aesthetics
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ Premier Medical Group
Do you have burning questions about skincare and aesthetic treatments? Not sure who to ask or where to get the best information? This event is for you! Join Natali Hall, a registered nurse and licensed cosmetologist, to learn all about the best treatments for your skin. There will be light hors d’oeuvres, special deals, and prizes all evening as well!
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Thompson-Berry Park
Owensboro United Soccer Club & STFA is hosting the annual fall tournament! Think your team has what it takes to win?
This event goes from Friday 9/30 through Sunday 10/2.
Panther Pride 5K
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Kentucky Wesleyan College
Join KWC’s Homecoming week by participating in their Panther Pride 5K! Enjoy a finisher’s meal afterwards and t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the best overall man and woman winners! All proceeds will go towards the 2023’s Senior Gift.
1st Weekend Wonders: Volunteer Work Session
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Western Kentucky Botanical Garden – FREE
Like hands-on learning? Then come on down to the garden to get your hands dirty while learning about all the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden. Once you worked up an appetite, lunch will also be provided!
Corgi Club Yappy Hour
4:30 PM @ Castlen Dog Park – FREE
Bring your adorable pups to the dog park so they can make some new friends! And why not make some friends or your own while there? Make lasting friendships with like-minded individuals–people who love corgis!
Teen Writers’ Meetup
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM @ Daviess County Public Library – FREE
Have a passion for literature? Enjoy stories and poems so much you want to make your own? Want some writerly friends? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you have to come to the Teen Writers’ Meetup!
This event is for teens aged 13-18 only.
Disney Trivia Night
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ The Crème Coffee House – FREE
Are your kiddos Disney aficionados? Or perhaps your own nostalgia has made you one yourself! Come on down to test your knowledge! Make your team of six to compete–free of charge! Not only that, but the person wearing the best Disney-themed outfit will also win a prize!
St. Pius X Fall Festival
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ St. Pius Tenth Catholic Church – $2 for Adults, Kids are Free!
There will be face painting, inflatables, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, food, live music, and more! Come down for a full day of family fun!
Breaking the Cycle
6:45 PM – 7:30 PM @ Dugan Best Rec Center
This group meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month to help troubled youths avoid incarceration and break cycles of gun violence, poverty, and the stigma of mental health issues. Striving to support children pursue higher education and join the workforce upon graduation.
Community Remembrance of Life
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ RiverPark Center – FREE
This ceremony is to reflect upon the lives lost during the pandemic and couldn’t remember them in the same way due to quarantine. Everyone is welcome to attend to celebrate the lives of those we lost.
2022 Owensboro Walk to End Alzheimer’s
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Smother’s Park – Donations Accepted
Join the walk to help end Alzheimer’s! This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM @ Daviess County Lions Club Fairgrounds – $10-12
Come out to help support Remi McDaniel, a 6-year-old who’s been diagnosed with DIPG which is an incurable, inoperable brain cancer. There will be whole barbecue chickens or grab a plate lunch! In addition, there will be a silent auction, drop boxes for prizes, music, and games for the kids!
Family Ice Cream Party
6:00 PM – 7:10 PM @ Cedarhurst of Owensboro
Who doesn’t like ice cream? Come to Cedarhurst to share a cone with a friend or family member! Make some new friends and meet new people!
Tox Away Day
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ 2620 KY-81 – FREE
Do you have some of those hazardous old batteries lying around you need to get rid of? What about your oil-based paint, cleaning products, motor oil, and lawn chemicals? Today is the day to do it! Safely dispose of those pesky items and know you’re helping the environment!
OCTC Student Club – Campus Rocks!
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM @ Owensboro Community & Technical College
Love music? Want to learn how to play the guitar? Want to make some musician friends? Then the Campus Rocks! club is for you! There will be a teacher on hand for free lessons and get to know your peers who are also passionate about music! All skill levels are welcome!
Estes Elementary Book Fair
7:30 AM – 3:00 PM @ Estes Elementary School
It’s time for the book fair! Make sure you stop by to look at all the books available–your next favorite could be hiding in that pile!
This event goes through Tuesday 9/27 through Friday 9/30.
A Taste of the Arts
6:00 PM @ Kentucky Wesleyan College – FREE
This event gives you a “taste” of the arts! Sample the band, theatre, choir and art departments all the while enjoying the yummiest foods and drinks in Owensboro!
Brescia University – Open House
11:00 AM @ Brescia University – FREE
Have you been thinking about going to Brescia but wanted to know what it’s like? This open house is for you! Meet professors, current students representing our academic programs and student organizations, as well as meet with Financial Aid Counselors while enjoying refreshments!
Commissioner and State Representative Forums
5:00 PM @ Owensboro City Hall
The forums will feature the following races: City Commission, County Commission Central, and State Representative 13th District. Be sure to stop by and hear what they all have to say!
OBKY Coalition for Workplace Diversity
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce
A group of local professionals meet every other month to discuss how to promote a more inclusive work environment through the hiring of those with disabilities. Discover topics related to human resources as it pertains to disabilities and practical strategies of recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and supporting employees with disabilities!
Owensboro Coin Show
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM @ Knights of Columbus #817 – FREE Admission
Vendors from Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and Tennessee are coming to showcase their collections of coins, currency, gold, and silver. Take this opportunity to buy, sell, trade and collect your own!
Producing A Kind Generation
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ The GhostLight Lounge
Bring in the weekend with a live performance! There will be drinks and dancing and a whole lot of fun!
This is a 21+ adults-only event.
Kickoff to Halloween
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM @ Ghostly Productions
Come join the spooktacular fun! They will be featuring Tyler Mane, best known for playing Michael Myers in Rob Zombie’s Halloween 1&2, and hosting vendor tables for all your Halloween needs!
25th Anniversary dB Drag Racing World Finals
All Day @ Owensboro Convention Center – $40
Elite car-stereo competitors from around the country will participate in the dB Drag Racing, Bass Race, Psychlone, Top Dog, and Freestyle competition formats!
This event goes from Saturday 10/1 through Sunday 10/2.