About Friday After 5

Friday After 5 began in 1996 with four concerts and grew into a 16-week signature riverfront festival for the entire tri-state area hosting more than 70,000 visitors each season.  Friday After 5 is Where the Weekend Begins!

Fun. Friends. Free.

Featuring five venues of entertainment, food trucks and a kid-friendly Street Fair, Friday After 5 has become THE place to be every Friday during the summer.  No tickets. No fees. No kidding.  All events are free!

And the award for “Best Community Event” goes to….

We’d like to thank the academy but they didn’t have anything to do with it.  YOU are the reason Friday After 5 was named a “Top Ten Summer Festival” in Kentucky and has won the prestigious Messenger-Inquirer Reader’s Choice Platinum Award for “Best Community Event” for six consecutive years and, new for 2019, “After Work Gathering Spot”, making our event a double-platinum winner for 2019!


The Owensboro Riverfront, from RiverPark Center through Smothers Park to the Owensboro Convention Center in downtown Downtown Owensboro, KY, an All-America City!

Policy for Venues

RiverPark Center and the Owensboro Convention Center will allow guests of all ages, however; anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 21.

For entertainment district information please visit https://thedistrict.owensboro.org/



5pm until midnight each Friday


Parking Downtown is FREE! Unless you use the parking garage and then there is a minimal FEE!                                                



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