Events Calendar

Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner @ Sloan Convention Center
Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm

Click here to register:

Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm




Join us for the 2nd Annual Charity Dinner featuring Rob Dibble!

Former Major League Pitcher and Two time All-Star



January 30, 2020


National Corvette Museum


Sponsored by Van Meter Insurance





Timetable of Events: 

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

VIP Meet and Greet with Rob Dibble


5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

General Public Meet and Greet with Rob Dibble


6:30 PM


Rob Dibble


Dibble, who made stops with the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, and Milwaukee Brewers over a seven-year career, will join the Hot Rods for their second-annual Charity Dinner. While the right-handed reliever was best known for being a member of the 1990 World Series Champion Reds team and a member of the “Nasty Boys” bullpen, he’s also enjoyed a successful career after baseball.


100% of the Proceeds to Benefit:

Norton Children’s Hospital

Stuff the Bus Foundation

Kids on the Block



Individual Tickets: $40.00

Table of 8 (VIP): $400.00


Deadline to Purchase Tickets:

January 24th


Purchase Tickets below or call the Hot Rods Front Office at 270-901-2121


For questions, please contact Kyle Wolz at 270-901-2121

33rd Annual Chocolate Festival @ Sloan Convention Center
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Hospice of Southern Kentucky 33rd Annual Chocolate Festival will be held on Feb 16, 2020 from 2-5pm at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green KY!  NEW this year, auction items will be available for online and mobile bidding leading up to the event, and during the festival.  Also, purchase your tickets (including VIP tickets while supplies last) here on BiddingForGood and get registered for the auction at the same time!


Hospice of Southern KY will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for our organization – and the more items we have the more money we can raise, so we’re asking for your help.  Show your support by clicking on the “Donate Items” button to contribute to our catalog.

Give a little and get a lot in return.
Whether you have 1 item or 100 to contribute, your participation is an invaluable part of our fundraising efforts. By donating an item or service directly online, you’ll be helping to raise money for our organization, and you’ll receive a mention on our site that can link back to your own web page!

Crime Stoppers 2020 Annual Breakfast @ Sloan Convention Center
Mar 4 @ 6:30 am

The annual Eye Opener Breakfast will be held at the Sloan Convention Center located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The breakfast will begin at 6:30 a.m. and will feature guest speaker be James Robert Brown, Jr., FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Louisville Field Office. Mr. Brown has been with the FBI since 2002 and has lead teams in investigating high profile crimes such as the kidnapping of a North Carolina District Attorney’s father and the mass shooting at AME Church in South Carolina.

Luck Casino Night @ The Charleston
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Join us for an “Havana Nights” themed casino night, sponsored by M&L Electrical, at The Charleston in downtown Bowling Green on Saturday, March 21st! Enjoy delicious Cuban appetizers, mojitos, live music and dancing, all while raising funds to support local families battling a chronic illness.

Tickets are $75 per person and include: appetizers, beer, wine, and $1,000 in “play money.” Ticket sales open on February 1st and are limited, so be sure to reserve yours fast!

*Guests must be 21 and over*

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please email us at [email protected]

Family Enrichment Center’s 24th Annual Run & Walk for Children @ Ephram White Park
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Mark your calendar and begin training for the 24th Annual Family Enrichment Center Run and Walk for Children to be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Funds from this event support child abuse prevention services in South Central Kentucky.

There are are several great options for your entire family: Half Marathon (13.1 miles), 5K Run/5K Fun Walk, (3.1 miles), and the Kid’s 1 Mile Run.

Race registration will also be available at the race expo and on race day for an increased fee.

ATTENTION!!! Multi-Person Pricing is available for the Half Marathon, 5K Run, and 5K Walk events. To receive the $2.00 per registrant discount, ALL registrants and/or team members must be entered in one session.  A single person joining a team after the team is created will not receive a discount.

Ephram White Park
885 Mt Olivet Rd
Bowling Green, KY US 42101
Special Needs Expo @ Knicely Conference Center
Mar 28 @ 10:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Special Needs Expo is a chance for individuals and families with special needs in the BRADD area (Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, Warren, + MORE to experience a day of fun, excitement, and learning.

Free event. Open to the Public.

FREE Screenings: Autism, Dental, Hearing, Vision, First Steps, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy

Fashion Show, Performances, Haircuts, and Photo Booth
PLUS Special Olympics + Adaptive Sports Demonstrations AND an Arts for All Exclusive Art Exhibit

14th Annual LifeSkills Run for Autism @ Bowling Green Ballpark
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm

LifeSkills Run/Walk for Autism

Mark your calendar and begin training for the 14th annual LifeSkills Run for Autism! This event will include something for everyone: a 4 Mile Run, a 1 Mile Kid’s Fun Run, and a 1 Mile Family Fun Walk. The event will take place at the Bowling Green Ballpark, home of the Bowling Green Hot Rods.

To sign up for the run/walk, visit eventbrite.comThe Early BIrd Registration fee of $25.00 will end on Friday, March 20th. Beginning Monday, March 21st, both the 4 Mile Run and 1 Mile Family Walk Registrations will increase to $30.00.

*Teams of 5 or more can use the code TEAM5 for $5.00 off registration. Teams can be created and named on the Eventbrite registration site. (To enter the discount code, click on “Enter Promotional Code” on the top right corner of the Tickets screen. Continue your ticket purchase from there.)

Registration must be completed by Friday, March 20th to be guaranteed an event T-shirt.

**Children (12 & under) walk free with a paid adult, but online registration must be completed. The 1 Mile Children’s Fun Run is a separate event/registration.

Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Friday, April 17 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Pre-Registration pick up available

Pre-Registration pick up at the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex lobby (104 Alumni Avenue). Please note that pick up WILL NOT be available prior to 4:00 pm.

****Your ticket is required for check-in. You may print the actual ticket or show the registration on your phone.****

Saturday, April 18 7:00 – 7:30 am

& Registration

Sign-In & Late Registration at the Bowling Green Ballpark – 8th Avenue (on-site registration will be cash or check ONLY)

****Your ticket is required for check-in. You may print the actual ticket or show the registration on your phone.****

Registration continues for the Kid’s Fun Run and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk.

8:00 am

4 Mile Run

**The 4 Mile Run is a Bowling Green Road Runners Grand Prix event.**

Awards will be given to the overall winner of the Wheelchair race and the winners of the 4 mile run. Finishers in each age division will receive awards based on number of entries per age division. Overall winners are not eligible for age division awards. Age divisions are:

Male – 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+

Female – 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+

9:00 am

1 Mile Kid’s Fun Run

Participation Medals will be awarded

9:30 am

1 Mile Family Fun Walk

All participants and volunteers are encouraged to join us for the walk

Get Down 2020 @ Lost River Cave
Aug 1 @ 5:30 pm
get down

Get Down 2020 Fundraiser Details

It’s time to reserve your table or tickets at one of the most exclusive events in town to support Nature Education in a big way for kids, families, and adults from across South Central Kentucky.  Join us and celebrate 30 years of conservation and education at Lost River Cave.  Learn more about tickets and table sponsorships.

  • Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 5:30 pm – Big news!  We’ve moved Get Down back one week so you can enjoy Orchestra Kentucky on July 25th in preparation to ‘get down’ with us on Aug 1st.
  • Tickets: $250 per person or $2500+ for a table of 10. Tickets and tables are available now.  All proceeds benefit Lost River Cave’s mission to educate and enrich lives through connections with nature. Learn more about tickets and table sponsorships.
Join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction followed by dinner by Mission Catering and dancing with last year’s band, back by popular demand!  Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages are all included.

Contact Kate Holmes or Katie Cielinski at 270.393.0077 to reserve your spot!  Thank you so much; it’s generous people like you who make nature education possible for kids and our community!

BOO Bash 2020 @ The Historic Railpark Train Museum
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm

BOO Bash 2020

October 31 @ 6:00 pm


Join us Halloween night for the best Halloween Party around Bowling Green! Food, drinks, contests and more! Thanks to Nick Mantlo-Coots and Jamie Dobbs, you will get to experience the first ever Halloween Party at the Historic RailPark! 21 + please !


Date: October 31
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: $45


The Historic Railpark Train Museum
401 Kentucky St
Bowling Green, KY 42101 United States 
+ Google Map