Whether you’re enjoying a day shopping at Barbara Stewart Interiors or attending a show at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC), Fountain Square is a happening place during the Fall and holiday season. To help Bowling Green, Kentucky residents and visitors stay on top of the upcoming events Downtown, Barbara Stewart Interiors has curated a list of “must-dos” before the end of 2019 with the help of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Check out our list of recommended events, and start marking your calendar! 

Downtown Historic Carriage Tours

Date: Now-November 16
Time: 4:30 and 6:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays
Location: 445 E. Main Avenue, Fountain Square Park, KY
Phone: (606) 309-3407
Price: $16 per person

Hear tales of BG’s past and learn more about how this small town has grown into the Kentucky’s third-largest city on a Downtown Historic Carriage Tour with Rockn B! Led in a horse-drawn carriage by beautiful White Percheron horses, visitors taking this hour-long tour pass some of the area’s oldest buildings, including those around Fountain Square Park that pre-date the Civil War.

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Unseen BG

Date: Now – October 31
Location: 360 E 8th Ave, Starbucks Stadium Park Plaza, KY
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: $18

The Historic RailPark & Train Museum is now host to UnSeen BG, Haunted History Walking Tours. The tour may cover ghost stories, the effects of the Civil War, deaths, and lynching. The tour walks in intervals for 1.3 miles total. There is one staircase on the downtown tour. This tour begins promptly at 7pm. Arrive early to get a discount drink ticket before the tour begins. Tour tickets can be purchased online at UnSeenBG.com or by calling the Historic RailPark & Train Museum.

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Harvest Festival

Date: October 18, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 636 Center Street, SoKY Marketplace, KY
Phone: (270) 202-0256
Price: Free

Join us for the Second Annual Harvest Festival in Downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky! This family-friendly fall event will have activities for ALL AGES, beginning at 4 PM! Activities will be at both the SOKY Marketplace and Circus Square Park. 

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WKU Homecoming

Date: October 19, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Houchens LT Smith Stadium, Western Kentucky University, KY
Phone: 1-800-5-BIGRED

WKU Football takes on Charlotte on Oct. 19 at 3:00 PM at Smith Stadium. For more information or tickets, please call 800-5-BIGRED or visit wkusports.com.  

Sip N’ Decorate Seminar

Date: Thursday, Oct. 24
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Barbara Stewart Interiors, 444 E. Main Ave. Downtown Bowling Green, 42101
Phone: 270-782-1747
Price: $65

~Limited Spots Available~ Join us for refreshments, hor d’oeuvres and fun during our first ever Sip N’ Decorate with Bowling Green interior decorator Alice Rockhold. For $65, participants will leave the party with their very own hand-made wreath created under the teaching of Alice, all while enjoying the new holiday decorations at Barbara Stewart Interiors. If you have any questions, please contact Corner Studio Design Manager Nolan Miles at 270-781-7234 or by email at [email protected]

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Capitol Move Night: Hocus Pocus 

Date: October 25, 2019
Location: 416 East Main St, Capitol Arts Center, KY
Phone: (270) 904-1880
Two showings: 5:00 & 7:30
Children and seniors $3
General Admission $5

Three 17th-century witches, hanged for their murderous crimes, are resurrected on Halloween in modern-day Salem by an unsuspecting boy, who must now figure out how to get them back in the ground.

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BG Bourbon and Brewfest

Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: 300 8th Ave., Bowling Green Ballpark, KY
Price: Starting at $44 

The wait is over… 2019 marks the 5th Annual Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest! This unique event will feature select craft brews from the region, hand-picked Kentucky bourbons, live entertainment, and much more. The event is October 26th at BG Ballpark. For more information, please visit www.bgbrewfest.com or visit them on Facebook.

BSI Holiday Open House

Date: November 1-2
Time: Friday: 10-7; Saturday: 10-4
Location: Barbara Stewart Interiors, 444 E. Main Ave. Downtown Bowling Green, 42101
Price: Free

Join us for our annual Holiday Open House and enjoy our new displays of holiday decor, gourmet food and gifts. Each year, Barbara Stewart Interiors hosts our annual Holiday Open House to kick off the season and open our doors for customers to explore our delicately decorated store. Enjoy refreshments, hor d’oeuvres and live music while perusing and shopping our new holiday items. Barbara Stewart Interiors provides complimentary designer gift wrapping for all purchases.

Orchestra KY: Paul Simon

Date: November 2, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: 601 College St, Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, KY
Phone: (270) 846-2426

An evening of music from the legendary Paul Simon explores his unique artistry as a songwriter from his years with Simon & Garfunkel through his solos albums. Features songs like, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard, The Sound of Silence, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, Graceland and Rhythm of the Saints. Kentucky will celebrate the music of Paul Simon.

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Winter Wine Festival

Date: November 9, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Location: Historic RailPark

Sip and shop for the perfect bottle of wine at the Winter Wine Festival. On November 9th from 11:00-6:00, you can be a part of this Kentucky wine festival at the Historic RailPark. Tickets are on Pre-Sale October 1- November 1 online for just $20 or buy at the door for $25. Special VIP options announced soon!

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Veterans Parade

Date: November 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 445 E. Main Avenue, Fountain Square Park, KY
Phone: (270) 393-3549

The 2019 Veterans Parade will take place on November 9th beginning at 10:00 am. The parade will start and end near Circus Square Park, traveling up College Street, turning left onto 10th Avenue, then left onto State Street, and ending at 6th and State Street.

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South Art Film Series: Capitol Arts Center

November 12, 2019
Location: Capitol Arts Center — 416 East Main St, Capitol Arts Center, KY
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: Free

Teenage Nola (Sabrina Carpenter) grew up on the open road with her beloved father Clint (Steven Ogg) – two nomads against the world. After a shocking rupture, Nola is cast out on her own. Engaging with others to integrate herself into a society she has never known, she forges a bond with an auto body shop owner (Danny Trejo) and senses the possibility of mooring her ship in this storm. As Nola makes her way to Albuquerque, New Mexico, she solidifies unexpected relationships, including reconnecting with her estranged mother (Maggie Siff), that may provide the roots she needs to stay in one place.

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Lost River Sessions

Date: November 15, 2019
Location: 416 East Main St, Capitol Arts Center, KY
Phone: (270) 904-1880
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: $10.50-$12.50

Lost River Sessions LIVE! features emerging artists from the world of folk, bluegrass and Americana music. The monthly concert series takes place at the iconic Capitol Arts Center in downtown Bowling Green.

More information about Lost River Sessions LIVE at lostriversessions.org

Gingerbread Homes for the Arts Festival

Date: November 18-23, 2019
Location: SKyPAC — 601 College Street, Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, KY
Phone: (270) 904-5000


All proceeds fund Arts Education & Outreach through the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center.

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SKyPAC Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Date: November 21, 2019
Location: 601 College Street, Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, KY\
Phone: (270) 904-1880
Time: 7:30 PM

The inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

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SoKY Ice Rink

Date: November 22 – January 5, 2020
Recurring daily
Location: 636 Center Street, SOKY Marketplace, KY (Behind SKyPAC)

Adults: $12
Children (Under 12): $10
Kids 4 and under: FREE

A family fun Bowling Green holiday activity! Beginning the weekend before Thanksgiving and running through the new year, visitors can venture downtown to enjoy ice skating with the whole crew this year. Please check back for hours and prices. Visit the website below or email [email protected] for more information.

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12 Days of Christmas:

Date: December 1 — December 12
Times: M-F: 10-5:30; Sat.: 10-4; Sunday: 1-4
Location: Barbara Stewart Interiors, 444 E. Main Ave. Downtown Bowling Green, 42101
Price: Free

Barbara Stewart Interiors annual 12 Days of Christmas begins December 1, bringing Christmas cheer to shoppers in Downtown Bowling Green. Each day, enjoy sales and promotions on exclusive Barbara Stewart Interiors items and services. Sales and promotions for the day won’t be announced until the evening before on social media and via email. So be sure to subscribe to our email list here, and be on the lookout for each day’s promotion.

Christmas Shopping at Riverview at Hobson Grove

December 4, 2019
Location: 1100 W Main Ave, Riverview at Hobson Grove, KY
Phone: (270) 843-5565
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Price: free

Browse a selection of jewelry, art, books, bath/body products, homemade goodies, and more. When you are finished shopping, enjoy complimentary refreshments in our meeting room. Free admission.

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Downtown Lights Up

Date: December 6
Location: Fountain Square, Downtown Bowling Green
Time: TBD

Join us Downtown on Fountain Square to the witness the downtown holiday decorations come to life in the park. Barbara Stewart Interiors, as well as other local business on The Square, will be open late to welcome guests. Peruse the shop, visit with Santa on The Square, and enjoy refreshments and snacks at Barbara Stewart Interiors.

Downtown Bowling Green Christmas Parade

Date: December 7, 2019
Location: 445 E. Main Avenue, Downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky, KY
Time: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Join the Bowling Green-Warren County Jaycees for a Christmas Parade. A Bowling Green tradition, share the Christmas spirit with family, friends, marching bands and of course Santa Claus! Be sure to visit the Christmas Market in Fountain Square and surrounding boutiques and eateries for hot cocoa and goodies. Parade route begins at Main & College Streets and ends at 6th Avenue & State Street.

For more information and to apply to be in the Christmas parade, visit sokyfair.org.

Christmas Candlelight Tour at Riverview at Hobson Grove

Date: December 14, 2019
Location: 1100 W. Main Avenue, Riverview at Hobson Grove, KY
Phone: (270) 843-5565
Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Price: Free

Our costumed docents will take you back in time to learn about Victorian Christmas traditions as you move throughout the Hobson House, beautifully lit by candles and antique lamps. This tour is free to the public, although donations are certainly appreciated. Parking will be at the bottom of the hill at the ballpark and golf course, with shuttles provided to Riverview. Our gift shop will be open and free refreshments will be provided to our guests.

Orchestra Kentucky: Christmas Spectacular

Date: December 14, 2019
Location: 601 College Street, Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, KY
Phone: (270) 904-1880
Time: 7:30 PM
Ticket prices range from $17-$44.

Christmas Spectacular! by Orchestra Kentucky celebrates the season with a dazzling new concert of music, dance and more!

The concert is sponsored by J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels & Crematory. 

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