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What's Happening in Bowling Green
September 7, 2010

Upcoming Events

Week of September 7-12

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.

  • Balloons, Tunes & BBQ
Baloons, Tunes & BBQ
Balloons, Tunes & BBQ
BG/WC Regional Airport
1000 Woodhurst Street
Bowling Green, KY

Thursday- Saturday

Gates open at 5 pm Thursday, 3 pm Friday, Noon Saturday
Balloons, Tunes & BBQ

Look to the skies for color this weekend as the 2010 U.S. Bank Balloons, Tunes and BBQ kicks off Thursday evening at the BG/ WC Airport! Presented by Houchens Industries and benefiting United Way of Southern KY, there is no charge for admission or parking again this year. The fun kicks in Thursday evening with Kids' Night featuring the Carnival Midway, Inflatable Fair, and a Talent Showcase.

Then on Friday, come out for tethered balloon rides, balloon glows at dusk, live music, and the Bowling Green Idol Contest. The festivities continue at 12 pm Saturday before the Hare and Hound race at 5 pm and another night of great live music including country artists Rhett Atkins and Nick Hoffman.

Look for the Marmon Club vintage cars on display Saturday afternoon or take a tour of a WWII aircraft, the Flying Fortress, while on a special airport visit this week. Click on the link below to learn more about the Festival or call 270-745- 7532.

Balloons, Tunes & BBQ
  • Holley LS Fest
Holley LS Fest
Holley LS Fest
Beech Bend Raceway
798 Beech Bend Road
Bowling Green, Ky

Friday- Sunday
Gates open at 8 am
Holley LS Fest

Racers, start your engines... and spectators get ready for a brand new automotive event geared around speed and performance. The Holley LS Fest takes place this weekend and is a celebration of the popular GM LS engine and the vehicles that are powered by them. The event promises to be something the area community has never before seen locally!

LS Fest will include an Autocross set up on the oval track, a challenging Speed-Stop-Challenge, and a unique Engine Swap Challenge in addition to Drag Racing, a Show-n-Shine and Countryside Cruise. Participants must have a vehicle with an LS engine, but all spectators are welcome. Admission is only $10 per day or $20 for all three days. Automotive students and children 16 and under are FREE. Follow the link below to learn more or call 270-782-2900.

Holley LS Fest
  • Other Events in the Area This Week
Beech Bend Superstar Final
Monday Open Mic Night, Tidball's, 9 pm, 270-793-9955

Tuesday & Saturday SKY Farmers Market, Medical Center lot, 7 am

Tues, Thurs, Sat BG Farmers Market, Hobby Lobby lot, 7 am

Tuesday-Thursday BG League of Bicyclists Club Rides, various routes, 270-784-2836,

Tuesday-Saturday Live Music, Tidball's, 9 pm

Wednesday Cornhole Tournament, Double Dogs, 7:30 pm, 270-843-9357,

Wednesday Wine & Candlelight Night, Anna's Greek Restaurant, 270-846-2662,

Wednesday-Saturday Live Music by Liberation, Crossroads Lounge, 9 pm, 270-781-3000

Thursday Live Music, Double Dogs, 7:30 pm

Thursday Belly & Greek Dancing Night, Anna's Restaurant

Friday Wine Tasting, all Chuck's Liquor locations, 4-6 pm, 270-846-2626

Friday Karaoke, Double Dogs, 9 pm

FridayLive Music, Micki's on Main, 9 pm, 270-793-0450

Friday-Saturday Distillery Tastings and Tours, Corsair Artisan Distillery, 10 am- 6 pm, 270-904-2021

Friday, Saturday, Monday Farm Tours, Chaney's Dairy Barn, by reservation only, 270-843-5565

Saturday Beech Bend Superstar, 2:30 pm, 270-781-7634

Sunday- Tuesday Music and Karaoke, Crossroads Lounge, 9 pm
Other 'Get Out & About' Events

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

All phone numbers are area code 270 unless otherwise noted.

Ongoing - Sept. 11 Magnolia States: Artwork by Neil Peterie, Memphis Marsha's Art Gallery & Classes, Th-Sat 10 am- 4 pm, 843-1726,

Ongoing - Sept. 30 Teacher Month, Dinosaur World, Cave City, teachers get free admission with proof of employment, 773-4345,

Ongoing - Oct. 31 Chaney's Corn Maze, Chaney's Dairy Barn, $6 admission, 1 free scoop ice cream upon completing maze, 843-5567,

7 Hearing Loss Assn. Meeting, Alive Center, 1818 Hwy 31-W Bypass, 7 pm, 846-3800

7-12 B-17 Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey, WWII vintage aircraft tours and flights, BG-Warren Co Regional Airport, noon- 6 pm Sept. 7, 9 am- 6 pm Sept. 8-12, 602-448-9415,

9-12 Hwy. 31-W Treasure Hunt Yard Sale from Louisville to Nashville, 590-6577,

9-12 A Shot in the Yard, Fountain Square Players, Phoenix Theatre, 782-3119,

9-12 Sunbelt Conference Volleyball Championships, WKU, 745-5222,

10-12 Special Olympics State Softball Tournament, Buchanon Park, 502-695-8222,

10-12 USTA Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament, various sites, 781-6602

10 Festival of Sand, Kids on the Block fundraiser, HH Gregg parking lot, Competition starts 10 am, Judging 4 pm, Awards 5 pm, Free Children's Activities 5 - 10 pm, 842-2259

10 The Symphony presents Broadway Today, Van Meter Auditorium, 8 pm, 745-5222,

10-12 46th Annual Antique Show & Sale, Knights of Columbus Hall, $5, 782-1479,

11 Downtown Street Fair, Bowling Green Square, 9 am-2 pm, 843-6103

11 Mountain Bike Ride, BG League of Bicyclists, Mammoth Cave, 9 am, 996-0005,

11 Beech Bend Superstar Final, season's winners return for final contest, 2:30 pm, 781-7634,

11-12 Soap Box Derby Rally Race, Phil Moore Park, 791-3753,

11-16 Marmon Muster, vintage automotive group, 60 participants, look for them on display at Balloons, Tunes & BBQ on Saturday,, 256-509-6397

12 West KY Horse Sale, WKU Ag Expo Center, 10 am, 745-EXPO (3976),

  • Sneak Peek at the Coming Weeks
BG International Festival
Sneak Peek at the Coming Weeks
Take a glance
at the coming weeks!

Sneak Peek

September 16-18 Z06 Fest, National Corvette Museum

September 16-18 Walking Horse Show, WKU Ag Expo Center

September 17-18 Ice Cream and a Moovie, Chaney's Dairy Barn, Madagascar 2

September 18 ArtWorks Third Annual Lost River Art Fair, Lost River Cave & Valley

September 18 WKU Football vs. Indiana University, Houchens-Smith Stadium

September 23-25 Pace Car Reunion, National Corvette Museum

September 23-26 AMRA Harley Davidson Drag Finals, Beech Bend Raceway

September 25 International Festival, Circus Square Park

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