According to numbers reported by Owensboro hotels and motels, occupancy levels reached 81% in June.
Several sports tournaments during June brought visitors, including the KHSAA state Fastpitch tournament, two other softball tournaments, the USTA Junior Tennis Tournament and the AJGA Junior Golf Championships.
The convention center hosted OMG!con and the Kentucky PVA Association during June. OMG!con officials reported attendance over 3,000 which included residents of 35 different states and three foreign countries.
June festivals include the ROMP bluegrass festival and the Dazzling Daylilies Festival with Balloons Over the Garden. And Friday After 5 and Live on the Banks continued to draw out of town guests to enjoy music-filled long weekends in Owensboro.
Hotels also reported several weddings with groups of out-of-town guests happening during June.
“The community’s tourism partners were able to achieve just the right mix of entertainment and attractions to make June a record month for tourism,” said Shannon Boutin, Executive Director of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The CVB’s portion of local lodging tax revenue for June was $81,611.51 – the highest amount ever received. Daviess County Fiscal Court and the Owensboro Convention Center also receive lodging tax revenue.
“We expect to see another record month once July’s numbers are in,” said Boutin. “Then we should see those numbers begin to dip back down in August correlating with the end of the baseball and softball tournaments that happens at the start of the new school year.”