What's Happening in Bowling Green
July 27, 2009

Upcoming Events
  • Southern Kentucky Fair
  • United Way Day of Caring
  • Other Events in the Area This Week
  • Sneak Peek at the Coming Weeks
  • Week of July 27-August 2

    Welcome to our weekly "What's Happening" email, designed to provide you with a glance at opportunities for an unbridled good time in the Bowling Green area.

  • Southern Kentucky Fair
  • SOKY Fair
    Southern Kentucky Fair

    Lampkin Park
    1192 Morgantown Rd.
    Bowling Green, KY

    July 26- August 1
    Events begin nightly at 6 p.m.
    SOKY Fair

    It's that time of year again! Time for funnel cakes, cotton candy and entertainment galore. The Southern Kentucky Fair Board, Inc., and the BG- WC Junior Chamber (Jaycees) are sponsoring the 58th Annual Southern Kentucky Fair at the Jaycee Fairgrounds in Lampkin Park all week long.

    The fair comes to life when the gates open at 6 p.m. on Monday with motocross events beginning at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, watch the Figure 8 Race or catch the Compact Demolition Derby on Wednesday when you'll see Country Line Dancing on the stages. It's Truck Pull time on Thursday followed by a Tractor Pull on Friday night when Venus12 takes the stage at 8 p.m. Closing out the week is Saturday's Feature Demolition Derby while Easy Street cranks up the tunes.

    Just $10 a person covers all carnival rides plus stage and track events, or bring a canned good on Tuesday's Family Night and get in for only $8. For more information call the fair office at 270-842-7980 or visit the link below.

    SOKY Fair
  • United Way Day of Caring
  • United Way Day of Caring
    United Way Day of Caring

    Various locations around town
    Bowling Green, KY 42101

    All Day
    United Way Day of Caring

    A Day of Caring is a volunteer opportunity like no other! On Wednesday, volunteers from local businesses and organizations have the opportunity to prove once again that they care about our community by reporting to work sites at local nonprofit organizations and public schools to tackle meaningful volunteer projects! Projects include everything from painting houses to mentoring children and are available in all five United Way partner counties- Allen, Barren, Logan, Simpson, and Warren.

    Join the kick-off party from 8-10 a.m. at Covington Woods Park then take time out of your day to make a difference! The impact is immediate, but the experience will last a lifetime. Call 270-843-3205 for details of service opportunites or visit the link below.

    United Way of Southern Kentucky
  • Other Events in the Area This Week
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    Monday Cruising Down Memory Lane Car Show, The Catfish House, 5:30 pm, 270-745-7171

    Corn hole Tournament, Wha Bah Steakhouse Saloon, 5 pm, 270-782-6400, whabah.com

    Tuesday Corn hole Tournament, $50 winning GC, Double Dogs, 7 pm, 270-843-9357, doubledogs.biz

    Tuesday & Saturday BG Farmer's Market in front of Hobby Lobby (also Thurs am)

    SKY Farmer's Market in front of The Medical Center

    Wednesday Candlelight Dinner, Anna's, www.bggreek.com

    Thursday Belly Dancers, Anna's

    Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays Farm Tours, Chaney's Dairy Barn, 11 am, 1 pm, 270-843-5567

    Friday & Saturday Distillery Tours, Corsair Artisan Distilley, 10am-6pm, 270-901-2021

    Saturday Beech Bend Super Star Talent Show, 3:30 pm, www.beechbend.com

    Sunday Shuffleboard Tournament, Double Dogs, 4:30 pm

    Kentucky Blues Jam, Wha Bah Steakhouse, 6 pm, 270-782-6400
    Other 'Get Out & About' Events

    To view the complete calendar of upcoming events, click here and visit our homepage.

    Onoing- Jul 27 National Corvette Museum Buy One Get One Free Admission, with school supply donation, 270-781-7973, www.corvettemuseum.org

    Ongoing- Aug 30 Photograph Exhibit "Portrait of a Town: Cave City, Kentucky", Kentucky Library & Museum, 270-745-2592, www.wku.edu/library

    27 Russell Sims Aquatic Center, Family Day, 270-393-3271, www.bgky.org/bgpr/aquatics/hours.php

    27-29 Bowling Green Hot Rods v. Lake County Captains, 270-901-2121, www.bghotrods.com

    27-31 Russell Sims Aquatic Center, Coupon Days, 270-393-3271, www.bgky.org/bgpr/aquatics/hours.php

    27-31 General Association of Kentucky Conference, Sloan Convention Center

    28-Aug 2 12-U Northern National Territory Fast pitch Softball at Mike Buchanon Park and WKU Intramurals, 270-779-2689

    28 Beaver Tuesday Night Drag/Oval Fun Racing, Beech Bend Raceway, Gates Open at 6 pm, 270-781-7634, www.beechbend.com

    31 Ice Cream and a Moovie, Chaney's Dairy Barn, Free Admission, Movie starts at dusk, 270-843- 5567, www.chaneysdairybarn.com

    31 Concerts in the Parks, Lead Based Paint, Fountain Square Park, 6:30 pm, Exit 4, Circus Square Park, 7:30 pm, 270-782-0222

    31 Stock Car Racing, Beech Bend Raceway, Gates Open at 5 pm, Qualifying at 6:30 pm; racing at 8 pm, General admission $10, pits $25, children (6-11) $5; 270-781-7634, www.beechbend.com

    Aug. 1 N-Tense Paintball Open Tournament, 5- man XBall, 9 am, 270-796-4120, www.ntensesports.com

    1 Little Stars! Bowling Green Youth Theatre, 9 am- 2 pm, 4-5 year olds, $30, 270-535- 3212

    2 Southern Kentucky Team Penning Association, WKU L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center, 10:30 am, 270-745-3976, www.wku.edu/agexpocenter

    2 WKYU Pool Party, Russell Sims Aquatic Center, 1-5 pm, Celebrate the new school year at the PBS pool party, All ages, Special gifts for 10 and under, 270-393-3271

  • Sneak Peek at the Coming Weeks
  • Duncan Hines Festival
    Sneak Peek at the Coming Weeks

    Take a glance
    at the coming weeks!

    Sneak Peek

    August 6-9 Bus Stop, Fountain Square Players, Phoenix Theatre

    August 7-8 Beatlemadness, Orchestra Kentucky of BG, Capitol Arts Center

    August 8-9 Par Makers Golf Club Tournament, Crosswinds Golf Course

    August 14 Duncan Hines Festival, Circus Square

    August 14 Bowling Green Gallery Hop, 17 galleries, museums and studio centers around town

    August 14-16 Super Chevy Show, Beech Bend Raceway

    Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
    352 Three Springs Road
    Bowling Green, KY 42104
    (270) 782-0800

    Check out Bowling Green's newest musical event, the International Newgrass Festival, coming in less than one month with Sam Bush, Curtis Burch and John Cowan plus tons of other great musicians. Get your tickets online or at the Visitors Bureau... they're limited and going fast!

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