If you are in Bowling Green, KY for the Thanksgiving holiday you are in the right place. We have you covered from things to do and events, to where to dine on Thanksgiving day if you burn the turkey - don't worry, we got your back. Admire our fall foliage, go on a mural hunt, or pet a reindeer, we will leave it up to you but whatever you do, enjoy your time here. Keep scrolling for your very own guide on how to do Thanksgiving in Bowling Green, Kentucky.


Butterfly Mural at LRC

Head out on a hunt with your friends and family. Not a turkey hunt, a mural hunt! Bowling Green is becoming more and more colorful with the numerous murals popping up all over the city. Snap some pics and post to your social accounts - Bowling Green's street art scene is booming!

Dive right in to local culture with local Kentucky craft beer. Bowling Green is home to Gasper Brewing Co. While you are there, grab a West Kentucky Brewery Hop passport to begin your journey through Kentucky craft beer. 

One word - Reindeer! When Thanksgiving arrives we know Christmas is right around the corner and what is Christmas without Santa's four-legged helpers? Make your way to Bowling Green's Reindeer Farm to awe over the cuteness while also shopping in the gift shop, dining from a local food truck, writing letters to Santa and enjoying other farm animals with your friends and fam. 

Try your athleticism downtown at the SoKY Ice Rink. What's Thanksgiving without a little family-friendly competition? Fun for adults and geared for children too, dress warm and enjoy your time under the pavilion on the ice. Grab some hot chocolate and take part in a treasured holiday tradition for many. 


Boy gazing up close with reindeer

November 25          Black Friday Yoga Then Margaritas, Be Happy Yoga

November 25          NCM Track Friday, NCM Motorsports Park

November 25-26     Christmas Open House, Rock Garden Farm

November 26-27     Thanksgiving Bracket Nationals, Beech Bend Raceway

November 25-27     Reindeer Farm Tours, The Reindeer Farm

November 27          Ice Skating, SoKy Ice Rink

For a full list of events this holiday week click here


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Cracker Barrel - 1960 Mel Browning 270-843-8087 - 7A-9P 

Double Dogs (pictured above) - 1780 Scottsville Rd. 270-843-9357 - 4-10P 

El Mazatlan - 2435 Nashville Rd. 270-901-2989- 11A-5P 

IHOP - 3240 Scottsville Rd. 270-904-2333 - 6A-10P 

McDonald's - 3080 Scottsville Rd. 270-781-9838 - 5A-11P 

Ramada Inn - 4767 Scottsville Rd. 270-781-3000 - 10A-11P 

Ruby Tuesday's - 2945 Scottsville Rd. 270-393-8242 - 11A-9P

Teresa's - 509 Gordon Ave. 270-782-6540 Free lunch - 10A-1P - Dine in only

Waffle House - 1979 Mel Browning St. 270-781-2658 - 24H

We hope you enjoy your holidays and we know your time here in Bowling Green, KY will be wonderful. If you plan on exploring Bowling Green during the Thanksgiving holiday give us a shout! Tag us @VisitBGKY (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) and be sure to use #VisitBGKY on all posts. If you are wanting to know more about Bowling Green outside of what goes on in this town during Thanksgiving, sign up for our newsletter! Happy Thanksgiving!