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Upcoming Sports Events in Bowling Green, KY

From the Jr. Ryder Cup to the Houchens KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 Basketball Championships, from the U.S. Adult Soccer Association National Cup to a Men's Fast Pitch National Tournament, we've hosted a wide variety of prestigious events in Bowling Green.

The following are premier sporting events in 2017. To view our full calendar of upcoming sporting events, please visit our sports & outdoors events section.

  • Amateur Disc Golf Championships, April 20-23, 2017. This multi-course event brings the country's best amateur disc golf talent to Bowling Green, qualifying the top 20% of Advanced Division players for the U.S. Amateur Disc Golf Championships.
  • Mid-South Conference Tournaments- MSC has found a great fit in Bowling Green for many of its tournaments, including:
    • Men's and Women's Golf Conference Championships, April 23-26, 2017 at Bowling Green Country Club
    • Men's and Women's Tennis Conference Championships, April 27-29, 2017 at Kereiakes Park
    • Softball Conference Championships, April 28-30, 2017 at Buchanon Park
    • Baseball Conference Championships, May 5-7, 2017 at BG Ballpark
    • College World Series, May 14-17, 2017 at Buchanon Park
  • All-American Soap Box Derby, May 12-21, 2017. This event will take place at Phil Moore Park, on the Kiwanis Soap Box Derby Track. For the twentieth straight year, the Bowling Green Soap Box Derby welcomes racers for All-American competition and fun that sends winners to the National Championship.
  • Northern National 18 A Northern National Girls Fast Pitch Tournament, July 19-23, 2017. This event takes place at Buchanon Park, where eight lighted fields and live-streaming capabilities make this facility a home-run for Amateur Softball Association tournaments all summer long.
  • Special Olympics Softball Tournament, September 8-10, 2017 at Buchanon Park
  • Kentucky State Disc Golf Pro/AM A-Tier Championships, September 30-October 1, 2017 at multiple courses
  • Leachman KHSAA Girls' and Boys' State Golf Championships, October 1-7, 2017. This event will take place at the Bowling Green Country Club. The top high school golfers in the state head to Bowling Green each fall for several days of championship play, camaraderie and celebration.
  • Russell Athletic/ KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl, December 1-3, 2017. This event will take place at the WKU Houchens-Smith Stadium and welcomes the top 12 high school football teams in Kentucky to compete for their Class Championship Title.

Significant Past Events

  • Numerous Sunbelt Conference Championships
  • NCAA Division I Men's Golf Regional, 2009
  • Women's NCAA Division I Tournament, Rounds I & II, 2009
  • Jr. Ryder Cup, 2008
  • Daisy International BB Gun Competition, 2004-09, 1991-97
  • USTA Mixed Double Tennis Championships, 2009-10
  • Golf Channel Amateur Tour Event, 2008
  • Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 Tournament, 2006-15