Known as the “City of Festivals,” annual events include the popular International Bar-B-Q Festival, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum's ROMP Festival, Owensboro Dragon Boat Festival, East Bridge Art & Music Festival, Owensboro Air Show and Big O Music Fest. Check out Visit Owensboro for a list of other upcoming events. Circle your calendar and join us for some Owensboro-style food and fun!
Owensboro is home to three excellent museums, each with its own unique style and flavor. For the art lover, the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art offers fascinating permanent collections, major travel exhibits, interpretive events, and more. Visit the Owensboro Museum of Science and History for a trip back in time or a fun family frolic through the PlayZeum. The International Bluegrass Museum is a jewel for music fans or anyone who loves history and heritage. Don't forget to check out the Owensboro Dance Theatre, Western Kentucky Botanical Garden and Back Alley Musicals.
Sure, Owensboro is home to some of the world's best barbecue, but there are plenty of delicious choices to fit any palate! Visit the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce to search for great dining options.
Owensboro is home to Brescia University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, an extended campus for Western Kentucky University, Owensboro Community and Technical College and University of Louisville Nursing School.
K-12: Two public school systems that are nationally ranked in academics, liberal arts, and athletics. Private Catholic school system, Montessori Academy (PreK - 8th)