Friday After 5

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It’s Friday, and it’s after 5. Where do you go in Owensboro? Starting on May 18, you can go to Friday After 5. That’s when the award-winning summer festival is set to return. This festival runs for 16 consecutive Fridays, and this will be its twenty-second year. Stop by the Riverfront to enjoy music and the street fair all summer long. The entire family is sure to love this event.

The organizers are still getting this year’s Friday After 5 schedule set up, so let’s take a look at last year’s festival. That’ll give you a good idea of what to expect.

The Music

Last year, Owensboro proved it could lure some major acts to perform for free at Friday After 5, so you should expect more of the same for 2018. LOCASH was the biggest act to take the stage last year. This hot country duo became a household name with the anthem “Here Comes Summer” and has enjoyed additional radio success.

Add in “The Louisville Crashers” and “The Springs,” and it’s easy to see why people were so enthusiastic about the music at last year’s Friday After 5 festival. Then, there were the up-and-coming bands as well. It was like a musical overload in the best way possible.

The Street Fair

The Kroger Street Fair was bigger and better last year. It expanded to Veterans Boulevard, and each week brought a new theme. You never knew when there might be a hula hoop contest or a special character at the fair. If you have kids, the street fair is an absolute must. They will love every minute of it.

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Class PreUnions

The Class PreUnions were one of the most popular events at Friday After 5. So, class reunions typically happen on Saturdays, but most people want to have a little informal get-together the night before. Friday After 5 offers the space for those get-togethers. Billed as Class PreUnions, these get-togethers included tables, chairs, and music. Reunion committees don’t have to pay for the space, making it even better.

Friday After 5 is probably the hottest event in Owensboro, and you won’t want to miss it. Imagine trying to go only to end up stuck at home with car trouble. Avoid that problem by getting some new wheels from Moore Automotive Team in Owensboro, Kentucky. Once you secure your new ride, you will be able to attend all the events you want without any issues.

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