Welcome to Owensboro, Kentucky’s Festival City, and one of the state’s largest. Owensboro offers the best of two worlds: small-town hospitality with metropolitan entertainment opportunities. Relax and enjoy the great performing arts including bluegrass, blues and country music as well as a symphony orchestra and live theater. Owensboro’s numerous riverfront festivals attract thousands of fun-seekers every year. Savor the mutton, chicken and burgoo as teams compete in the wildy popular International Bar-B-Q Festival. Local museums, great attractions and impressive heritage make Owensboro a great destination for a week or a weekend!