• Downtown Cruise In

    Saturday April 4, 2015 - Saturday October 3, 2015

    Location: Downtown City Streets

  • Downtown Date Night

    Thursday August 6, 2015 - Thursday September 3, 2015

    Location: River Overlook Stage
    Contact: Steve Champion

    Downtown Date Night is FREE outdoor entertainment at the River Overlook Stage in Smothers Park.

  • City Commission Meeting

    Tuesday September 1, 2015

    Time: 5:00 PM
    Location: 101 E. 4th Street
    Contact: Beth Cecil, City Clerk
    Telephone: 270-687-8552

    City Commission Meeting

  • Bluegrass on the Banks

    Tuesday September 1, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location: River Overlook Stage

    Featuring: Annabelle Watts and Friends along with Alyssa and Chuck

     

    The series will showcase a variety of bluegrass music on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from May through September with two additional dates leading up to ROMP. Performances will be from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the River Overlook stage in Smothers Park at the north end of Frederica Street.

  • Special Events Committee Meeting

    Thursday September 3, 2015

    Time: 1:30 PM
    Location: Public Works, 1410 West 5th Street
    Contact: Tim Ross
    Telephone: 270-687-8350

    Special Events Committee Meeting

  • Friday After 5

    Friday September 4, 2015

    Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location: Downtown Owensboro
    Contact: Kirk Kirkpatrick

    Friday After 5 is a summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday on the eight block, stunningly beautiful Owensboro, Kentucky riverfront.

    Friday After 5 began in 1996 with four concerts and grew into a 16-week signature festival for the entire tri-state area hosting more than 50,000 visitors each season on the riverfront every Friday After 5. It’s Where the Weekend Begins!

    Fun. Friends. Free.

    Friday After 5 was again named one of the “Top Ten Summer Festivals” in Kentucky and just won the prestigious Reader’s Choice Platinum Award for “Best Community Event” of the year.  The festival includes live bands, family events, food and entertainment and our “Toast to the Sunset” at each Friday After 5.

    Location:  From RiverPark Center through Smothers Park  to the Owensboro Convention Center downtown on the Owensboro Riverfront on the Ohio River.

    Hours: 5pm until 10pm each Friday.  Party Pier is open from 5pm until 11pm.

  • Public Skate

    Friday September 4, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    7-10 p.m.

    $6 Admission (includes skate rental)

  • Walk for Life

    Saturday September 5, 2015

    Location: Our Lady of Lourdes Church
    Contact: Robin Beatty
    Telephone: 270-684-4922

    The Walk for life is an educational fundraiser to help raise awareness of the

    sanctity of life from fertilization to natural death.

  • East Bridge Art and Music Festival

    Saturday September 5, 2015

    Location: Smothers Park
    Contact: Katherine Taylor

  • LifeSaver's Walk

    Saturday September 5, 2015

    Location: Healthpark
    Contact: Mike Flaherty

    A walk to raise awareness about suicide prevention.

  • Public Skating

    Saturday September 5, 2015

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    1-4 p.m.

    Admission:  $5 (includes skate rental)

  • Live on the Banks

    Saturday September 5, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location: River Overlook Stage

    Featuring: The Beat Daddys

  • Public Skate

    Saturday September 5, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    7-1 p.m.

    $6 Admission (includes skate rental)

  • Public Skate

    Sunday September 6, 2015

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    1-4 p.m.

    $5 Admission (includes skate rental)

  • School's Out Skating Sessions

    Monday September 7, 2015

    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    12-4 p.m.

    $3 Admission (includes skate rental)

  • Owensboro Air Show

    Friday September 11, 2015 - Sunday September 13, 2015

    Location: Downtown Owensboro and English Park
    Contact: Tim Ross

    Friday

    Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal to a wide range of aircraft. Friday will be your chance to meet some of the pilots of these aircraft and experience a taste of the Owensboro Air Show. As the sun begins to set, a few performers will take to the sky to entertain the crowds with an evening spectacle of nighttime air show performances followed by fireworks to conclude the night.

    Admission is just $2.00 per person and kids 10 and under FREE. There will be food and drink vendors onsite, so make your plans to head to the airport right after work to enjoy a show never before seen in Owensboro.

     

    Saturday & Sunday

    All eyes will be on the skies over the Ohio River in downtown Owensboro as performers showcase vintage warbirds, military jet, and aerobatic demostrations.

    **The City of Owensboro is proud to welcome the flying unit, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron to headline the 2015 Owensboro Air Show.

  • Bluegrass on the Banks

    Friday September 11, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location: River Overlook Stage

    Featuring: Becky and The Butler County Boys

     

    The series will showcase a variety of bluegrass music on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from May through September with two additional dates leading up to ROMP. Performances will be from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the River Overlook stage in Smothers Park at the north end of Frederica Street.

  • Public Skate

    Friday September 11, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    7-10 p.m.

    $6 Admission (includes skate rental)

  • Hilliard Lyons Bridge Run

    Saturday September 12, 2015

    Location: McConnell Plaza

    7-8 am - REGISTRATION

    8:15 am - 10K START TIME

    8:40 am - 5K START TIME

  • Learn to Skate Fall Session 1

    Saturday September 12, 2015

    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    Dates: Saturday, September 12-October 3

    Registration Deadline: Friday, September 4 (must pre-register)

    Fee: $20 (includes skate rental and FREE Edge Ice Center admission passes)

    Class Times:

    • 10-10:30 a.m. - Freestyle 1-3
    • 10:30-11 a.m. - Freestyle 4-10
    • 11-11:30 a.m. - Tots, Pre-Alpha, Alpha, Beta, Adults
    • 11:30 a.m.-noon - Tots, Pre-Alpha, Gamma, Delta

    30 minutes of practice ice time is available at the end of each class.

     

  • Public Skating

    Saturday September 12, 2015

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    1-4 p.m.

    Admission:  $5 (includes skate rental)

  • Live on the Banks

    Saturday September 12, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location: River Overlook Stage

    Featuring: 113th Army Band "Gold Fusion"

  • Public Skate

    Saturday September 12, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    7-1 p.m.

    $6 Admission (includes skate rental)

  • Public Skate

    Sunday September 13, 2015

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    1-4 p.m.

    $5 Admission (includes skate rental)

  • City Commission Meeting

    Tuesday September 15, 2015

    Time: 5:00 PM
    Location: 101 E. 4th Street
    Contact: Beth Cecil, City Clerk
    Telephone: 270-687-8552

    City Commission Meeting

  • Bluegrass on the Banks

    Tuesday September 15, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location: River Overlook Stage

    Featuring: Jeff Hardesty and Randy Lanham

     

    The series will showcase a variety of bluegrass music on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from May through September with two additional dates leading up to ROMP. Performances will be from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the River Overlook stage in Smothers Park at the north end of Frederica Street.

  • American Cancer Society Hope Lives Here

    Friday September 18, 2015

    Location: Smothers Park Fountains
    Contact: Anna Way

    We would like to turn the overhang purple and have our event open to the public.

    It is the American Cancer Society Hope Lives Here event that we are having all

    over the state of Kentucky. We have several locations in Kentucky that we are

    turning purple. Louisville, Northern Kentucky Newport Auqarium, Lexington

    Triangle Park, East Kentucky Natural Bridge, Southeast Kentucky Blazin Bluegrass

    Festival, South Central Kentcky, West Kentucky Kentucky Lake and Owensboro area

    Smother's Park. We are wanting to get awareness out about the American Cancer

    Society, honor survivors and have a balloon release. We would be including

    Daviess, Hancock, Breckenridge, Grayson, Ohio, McLean, Henderson, Webster,

    Hopkins, Union, Muhlenberg Counties.

  • Bluegrass on the Banks

    Friday September 18, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location: River Overlook Stage

    Featuring: Gaining Ground

     

    The series will showcase a variety of bluegrass music on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from May through September with two additional dates leading up to ROMP. Performances will be from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the River Overlook stage in Smothers Park at the north end of Frederica Street.

  • Public Skate

    Friday September 18, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    7-10 p.m.

    $6 Admission (includes skate rental)

  • Healthpark/Junior League 5K/15K/Kids Fun Run

    Saturday September 19, 2015

    Location: Healthpark
    Contact: Elizabeth Martin
    Telephone: 270-993-0077

  • White on Second

    Saturday September 19, 2015

    Location: 2nd Street Downtown Owensboro
    Contact: Jeremy Stephens

    Dress in white and enjoy a European-style dinner in the middle of Second Street,

    while enjoying a live performance by pianist Diane Earle. Order your dinner in

    advance from a downtown restaurant or fix a feast of your own. Top off your night

    by dancing in the street with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra 2nd St Big Band.

  • Audubon-Bon Harbor Picnic

    Saturday September 19, 2015

    Location: Thompson Berry Park
    Contact: Abby Shelton

    A neighborhood picnic will be held with free food, music and giveaways at

    Thompson Berry Park for neighbors to meet neighbors

  • Dogwood-Azalea NAB Picnic

    Saturday September 19, 2015

    Location: Moreland Park
    Contact: Abby Shelton

    Dogwood-Azalea Neighborhood Alliance will host a picnic with free food, music and

    giveaways for the alliance area.

  • Learn to Skate Fall Session 1

    Saturday September 19, 2015

    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    Dates: Saturday, September 12-October 3

    Registration Deadline: Friday, September 4 (must pre-register)

    Fee: $20 (includes skate rental and FREE Edge Ice Center admission passes)

    Class Times:

    • 10-10:30 a.m. - Freestyle 1-3
    • 10:30-11 a.m. - Freestyle 4-10
    • 11-11:30 a.m. - Tots, Pre-Alpha, Alpha, Beta, Adults
    • 11:30 a.m.-noon - Tots, Pre-Alpha, Gamma, Delta

    30 minutes of practice ice time is available at the end of each class.

     

  • Public Skating

    Saturday September 19, 2015

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    1-4 p.m.

    Admission:  $5 (includes skate rental)

  • Live on the Banks

    Saturday September 19, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location: River Overlook Stage

    Featuring: Josh Meritt

  • Public Skate

    Saturday September 19, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    7-1 p.m.

    $6 Admission (includes skate rental)

  • Public Skate

    Sunday September 20, 2015

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    1-4 p.m.

    $5 Admission (includes skate rental)

  • Remember Me Candle Lighting Ceremony for Homeless Pets

    Thursday September 24, 2015

    Location: Legion Park
    Contact: Saving Paws Animal Rescue of Kentucky (SparKY)

    Pet-lovers and animal welfare organizations unite around the globe with a

    worldwide candle-lighting ceremony. The candles, lit on the exact same day across

    the world, honor the millions of pets who lose their lives without the benefit of

    a loving home and shine a light on the millions of healthy pets who are still

    awaiting adoption. The Remember Me Thursday® global awareness campaign encourages

    individuals to light a candle this day (literally or virtually) and to opt to

    adopt, reducing the millions of orphan pets euthanized each year.

  • Firm Foundation Gospel Music Homecoming Fest

    Friday September 25, 2015

    Location: McConnell Plaza
    Contact: Steve Bridgmon

    Firm Foundation Quartet based out of Owensboro,has been hosting their homecoming

    series concerts for over 15 years. With sellout crowds at the T.W.O. Opryhouse,

    Firm Foundation Quartet has brought southern gospel legends such as The Greene's

    (of South Carolina), The Lesters of St. Louis, Missouri, and Hope's Journey from

    Alabama. With the revitalization of downtown Owensboro, The McConnell Plaza has

    just the right spot to welcome many out of towners as well as hometown folks to

    experience an evening of gospel music. This year the gospel trio LambSong will be

    the special guest along with Firm Foundation Quartet taking the stage. About Firm

    Foundation Quartet: 12 number 1 songs 2003 Kentucky State Quartet of the Year

    2006 Dove Award Nominee for "Something Better In Mind" Southern Gospel Recorded

    Song of the Year 2010 Music City Gospel Group of the Year currently a 2015 Artist

    Music Guild "Group of the Year" nominee

  • Adult Volleyball Leagues

    Friday September 25, 2015

    Location: Owensboro Parks and Recreation Administrative Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8700

    Dig it!

    Bump, set, spike, and have fun!

    Intermediate and Recreational divisions offered.

    You need only 6 people per team - 4 men and 2 women.

     

    Registration Form

    Fall League Begins: Monday, October 5

    Registration Deadline:  Friday, September 25 (must pre-register)

    Fee: $120 per team

    Coaches Meeting: Thursday, October 1, 5:30 p.m. at Owensboro Parks and Recreation Administrative Center

    Must be at least 16 years old to participate.

  • School's Out Skating Sessions

    Friday September 25, 2015

    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    12-4 p.m.

    $5 Admission (includes skate rental)

  • Bluegrass on the Banks

    Friday September 25, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location: River Overlook Stage

    Featuring: Higher Ground

     

    The series will showcase a variety of bluegrass music on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from May through September with two additional dates leading up to ROMP. Performances will be from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the River Overlook stage in Smothers Park at the north end of Frederica Street.

  • Public Skate

    Friday September 25, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    7-10 p.m.

    $6 Admission (includes skate rental)

  • Walk to End Alzheimer's

    Saturday September 26, 2015

    Location: Smothers Park
    Contact: Scott Boyken
    Telephone: 812-475-1012

    No registration fees, but fundraising is encourage. Funds raised benefit Greater Kentucky/Southern Indiana chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to fund research and programs for the disease.

  • GRADSA Buddy Walk

    Saturday September 26, 2015

    Location: Smothers Park
    Contact: Carla Renfrow

  • Shifley York and Wesleyan-Shawnee Picnic

    Saturday September 26, 2015

    Location: York Park
    Contact: Abby Shelton

    Neighborhood picnic for the Shifley-York and Wesleyan Shawnee alliances at York

    park for neighbors featuring free food, music and inflatables.

  • Learn to Skate Fall Session 1

    Saturday September 26, 2015

    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    Dates: Saturday, September 12-October 3

    Registration Deadline: Friday, September 4 (must pre-register)

    Fee: $20 (includes skate rental and FREE Edge Ice Center admission passes)

    Class Times:

    • 10-10:30 a.m. - Freestyle 1-3
    • 10:30-11 a.m. - Freestyle 4-10
    • 11-11:30 a.m. - Tots, Pre-Alpha, Alpha, Beta, Adults
    • 11:30 a.m.-noon - Tots, Pre-Alpha, Gamma, Delta

    30 minutes of practice ice time is available at the end of each class.

     

  • Learn to Skate Fall Session 1

    Saturday September 26, 2015

    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    Dates: Saturday, September 12-October 3

    Registration Deadline: Friday, September 4 (must pre-register)

    Fee: $20 (includes skate rental and FREE Edge Ice Center admission passes)

    Class Times:

    • 10-10:30 a.m. - Freestyle 1-3
    • 10:30-11 a.m. - Freestyle 4-10
    • 11-11:30 a.m. - Tots, Pre-Alpha, Alpha, Beta, Adults
    • 11:30 a.m.-noon - Tots, Pre-Alpha, Gamma, Delta

    30 minutes of practice ice time is available at the end of each class.

     

  • Public Skating

    Saturday September 26, 2015

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    1-4 p.m.

    Admission:  $5 (includes skate rental)

  • Live on the Banks

    Saturday September 26, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location: River Overlook Stage

    Pickin' in the Park Finale

  • Public Skate

    Saturday September 26, 2015

    Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    7-1 p.m.

    $6 Admission (includes skate rental)

  • Public Skate

    Sunday September 27, 2015

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Edge Ice Center
    Telephone: 270-687-8720

    1-4 p.m.

    $5 Admission (includes skate rental)