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DUNCAN HINES DAYS – June 3-9, 2024 

See y’all soon!

Can you believe Duncan Hines Days is almost here?! The weeklong celebration of good food, great entertainment, and grand adventures in southern Kentucky is June 3rd-9th. Even Southern Living recommends us, sharing the story of our hometown’s real man behind the cake mix. 

Thanks to the entire community for coming together to put on such an amazing showcase of southern Kentucky food, fun, and adventure. Buckle up, let’s hit the road!

Event list

Restaurant Week

June 3-9

Restaurant Week

Fountain Square Nostalgic Block Party

June 2

Fountain Square Nostalgic Block Party

2-5pm

Free to attend

Live music on Fountain Square, concessions

Specials and sidewalk sales from Downtown businesses

Duncan Hines Day at the Waterpark

June 4

Duncan Hines Day at the Waterpark

Russell Sims Aquatic Center

2303 Tomblinson Way, BG, KY 42101

Themed concession specials and park activities

Duncan Hines Day at the Waterpark

June 5

Pickleball Social

Roland Bland Park

400 Center St., BG, KY 42101

Tournament style pickleball matches

Free to attend and spectate

Restaurant Week

Fountain Square Vintage Car Show

3pm

Around Fountain Square

Free to attend

Specials and sidewalk sales from Downtown businesses

Uncle Duncan’s Summer Stroll Parade

4pm

Walking parade from in front of SKyPAC to Fountain Square, to State St., to Circus Square to SoKY Marketplace

Starts at 601 College St.., BG, KY 42101

Free to attend

Community Ice Cream Social

5-8pm

SoKY Marketplace

636 Center St., BG, KY 42101

free to attend

free live entertainment/music

ice cream and dessert vendors available

Party on the Plaza presented by Bourbon & Brewfest

5-8pm

BG Hot Rods Ballpark Plaza

Free to attend

Drinks available

Cakewalk and yard games!

Duncan Hines Duck Paddle Race & Regatta

Duncan Hines Duck Paddle Race & Regatta

8am

Paddle and race from Downtown boat ramp to Boatlanding Park along Barren River.

Eats & Beats Music Fest

Eats & Beats Music Fest

4-10pm

Circus Square Park

621 State St., BG, KY 42101

Free live music and concert

food trucks, drinks, and concert merch available

VIP Experience Ticket link coming soon

WKU Shuttle to and from campus for additional parking

Picnic Pops

June 9

Picnic Pops

2-5pm

Riverview at Hobson Grove

1100 W. Main Ave., BG, KY 42101

Free admission

Hear Orchestra Kentucky’s big band play live music on the historic grounds of Hobson Grove Park.

Bring your own picnic basket

Visit Riverview at Hobson Grove

Downtown Events!

Fountain Square Vintage Car Show

June 7 - Downtown Kickoff

Fountain Square Vintage Car Show

3pm

around Fountain Square

free to attend

Eventbrite registration link coming

Specials and sidewalk sales from Downtown businesses

Uncle Duncan’s Summer Stroll Parade

Uncle Duncan’s Summer Stroll Parade

June 7th, 4pm

Walking parade from in front of SKyPAC to Fountain Square, to State St., to Circus Square to SoKY Marketplace

Starts at 601 College St, BG, KY 42101

Free to attend

Party on the Plaza

Party on the Plaza presented by Bourbon & Brewfest

5-8pm

BG Hot Rods Ballpark Plaza

Free to attend

Drinks available

Cakewalk and yard games!

Community Ice Cream Social

Community Ice Cream Social

5-8pm

SoKY Marketplace

636 Center St., BG, KY 42101

free to attend

free live entertainment/music

ice cream and dessert vendors available

artwork coming soon

Facebook event link coming soon for RSVPs

Eats & Beats Music Fest

Eats & Beats Music Fest

4-10pm

Circus Square Park

621 State St., BG, KY 42101

Free live music and concert

food trucks, drinks, and concert merch available

VIP Experience Ticket link coming soon

WKU Shuttle to and from campus for additional parking

Volunteer
Sign up

Help needed! Please share this volunteer sign up form with any clubs or groups that may be searching for community service opportunities! Sign Up Genius for Volunteers is on the Contact section of the DHD site – here’s a link to sign up for time slots throughout the entire week of June 5-11 at events around BG and Warren County.

Highly Recommended

Why Duncan?

You may be sitting there wondering why we are celebrating a cake mix.

Before he was a trusted name on everything from cake mix to biscuits, Duncan Hines was the original road tripper and influencer who was born and raised in Bowling Green. He is a WKU alum, and traveling salesman turned food and travel guidebook publisher.

GET OFF THE COUCH

explore good times

What to Expect

Our pal Duncan recommended the best in eats, sleeps, and vacationing. We’ve plotted a roadmap of good time events happening all week long. Our hometown grocer Houchens Food Group kicks off our fun at the Community Ice Cream Social. Bring a chair and sit a spell at any of our area’s live concerts! 

Our Region Mixes it Up

Bring your tastebuds & take part in Adventures in Swell Eating

What to Expect

With special eats and drinks telling our story, dig into our area’s tasty goodness all week. From craft cocktails to mouthwatering entrees to homemade ice cream and pies baked by a queen, you won’t go hungry.

Restaurant Week

Check out our “Recommended during Duncan Hines Days” Restaurant Week presented by our friends at Tyson Foods. Own a restaurant, bar, or food truck and interested in participating? Let us know.

Bowling Green

Let us introduce ourselves

Why Here?

Bowling Green is our nostalgic hometown of and starting point for grand adventures in our regional food and drink, travel, and entertainment.

The Duncan Hines Scenic Byway runs through southern Kentucky, and his former home office on Louisville Road in Bowling Green is the current home of Hardy & Sons Funeral Home. The “Recommended by Duncan Hines” exhibit lives at the Kentucky Museum on WKU’s campus.

We’ve got activities and fun for all during Duncan Hines Days, celebrating the area’s diversity and culture driven by our history and stories. Please pull up a chair and have a seat at our community dinner table. Buckle up for an off-the-beaten-path adventure. Or sit back and enjoy the entertainment with a few surprises.

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