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Owensboro events: What’s still on for now, what’s cancelled for remainder of 2020

Jul 05 2020
Owensboro Times

Though a handful of big events originally scheduled to take place in Owensboro over the second half of 2020 have already been cancelled, many are still on — at least for now.

Officials met briefly late last week to discuss the calendar of events for the remainder of the year. Below is a list of some of the bigger events that remain on the schedule (all are subject to postponement, cancellation or other changes). A list of what’s been cancelled already for the months of July through September is also included.

Neither list is all-inclusive.

Still scheduled (subject to postponement or cancellation)
July 10-31 — Live on the Lawn (Owensboro Convention Center)

July 10 — Bless the Block (W. 5th St- W 7th St. & Elm St. to Orchard St.)

July 11-Oct. 31 — Live on the Banks (Smothers Park)

Aug. 1 — Downtown Cruise-In (downtown Owensboro)

Aug. 14-16 — Owensboro HydroFair (Smothers Park & English Park)

Aug. 15 — Owensboro HydroFair Bridge Run 5K/10K (Smothers Park & English Park)

Aug. 25 — Gold Star Families Memorial Ribbon Cutting (Smothers Park)

Aug. 28 — American Duchess docking (English Park)

Sept. 5 — Downtown Cruise-In (downtown)

Sept. 11 — Annual Patriot’s Day and Freedom Walk (OFD Station #1 & Shelton Memorial)

Sept. 11 — September 11 Remembrance Concert (Moreland Park)

Sept. 12 — Downtown ROMP (Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum)

Sept. 12 — Right to Life Annual Walk (Our Lady of Lourdes Church)

Sept. 12 — LifeSaver’s Walk (Moreland Park)

Sept. 16 — American Duchess docking (English Park)

Sept. 17 — International Day of Peace (Smothers Park)

Sept. 26 — GRADSA Buddy Walk (McConnell Plaza)

Oct. 3 — Downtown Cruise-In (downtown Owensboro)

Oct. 10 — Monsters on the Ohio (English Park)

Oct. 10 — KWC Car, Truck, & Jeep Show (KWC)

Oct. 24 — Hobgood/Mock Wedding Reception (McConnell Plaza)

Oct. 24 — Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Smothers Park)

Oct. 25 — Making Strides Walk (Smothers Park)

Oct. 25 — Legends Spooky Trail Run (Ben Hawes Rudy Mines)

Oct. 29 — Trail of Treats (downtown Owensboro)

Nov. 14 — Wendell Foster Half-Marathon (Smothers Park)

Nov. 25 — Christmas Parade (downtown Owensboro)

Dec. 5 — Care Net Reindeer Run 5K (Smothers Park)

Cancelled
July 17-July 25 — Dust Bowl (Kendall-Perkins Park)

Aug. 1 — Fresh Start Fitness Games (Airport Soccer Fields)

Aug. 16 — Concert on the Lawn (KWC)

Aug. 22 — Relay for Life (Smothers Park)

Aug. 26 — The Great Race (downtown Owensboro)

Sept. 18-19 — OPA’s Tri-State Pickle Festival (McConnell Plaza)