While we don’t think there’s ever truly a bad time to #visitbgky, there are definitely some weekends that will be busier than others in Hot Rod City, USA! Here are some tips to help you narrow down when you may — or may not — want to check out Bowling Green!

  1. National Corvette Caravan: The National Corvette Museum celebrates its birthday every year, but every five years, the museum goes all out. It turns 25 this year, and it will host its sixth National Corvette Caravan Aug. 28-31. Even surrounding counties are already running low on hotel rooms because so many Corvette fans are descending on Bowling Green. If you’re in a Corvette club, want to celebrate, and somehow haven’t heard about the caravan, you can learn more here. Otherwise, Aug. 28-31 might not be the best weekend for a visit.
  2. Though Corvettes hold a special place in our hearts in BGKY, we really just love motorsports in this town. If you love Chevys built between 1955-57, then come to the Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals, Aug. 8-10 at Beech Bend Raceway. Would you prefer racing that celebrates a powerful engine? If so, come to Holley’s LS Fest East, Sept. 6-8 at both Beech Bend and the NCM Motorsports Park. However, if you want to visit BGKY on one of our slower-paced weekends — then these aren’t the dates for you.
  3. Are motorcycles and rock n roll more your speed? If so, check us out Sept. 12-15 for the Vette City Motorcycle Music Fest at the National Corvette Museum. Twenty-two rock and country bands will perform, including Puddle of Mudd, Jackyl, Colt Ford, Saliva, and Tantric. Most of the activity will be centered outside the National Corvette Museum, so if music’s not your thing and you really want to visit the Corvette Museum, then this probably isn’t the weekend for you.
  4. April 18-20 is the Bowling Green Amateur Disc Golf Tournament — the largest of its kind in the U.S. More than 700 disc golfers will descend on the area to play on nine courses (seven in Warren County, and one each in Simpson and Edmonson counties). Hotel rooms might be a little harder to come by during this week, so just make sure to plan ahead.
  5. Bowling Green’s top-notch sports facilities and parks often attract tournaments bringing in players from around the country. Basketball tourneys, a 4-H horse camp, a youth baseball tournament, and Mid-South Conference lacrosse will bring athletes to BGKY the weekend of April 26-28. May 10-12 includes Western Kentucky University’s graduation as well as a couple of youth softball tournaments. A USA National Softball tournament is planned for July 22-28. Those might be days you want to avoid —or to go on and book your rooms for now, even though they are still a few months away.

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