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Air Show coming to Owensboro park next August

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

Next August, Smothers Park located in downtown Owensboro will be open for business. On Tuesday, city officials announced the opening will be celebrated with an air show on the Ohio River.

Smothers Park will feature a concession stand, bathrooms, a massive playground, water fountains and now, an air show.

Mayor Ron Payne says, "We're going to have the riverfront on the Ohio River. We're planning a three day grand opening, not just a single event."

On the final day of the grand opening on August 25, planes will fill the sky over the Ohio River.

Downtown Events Director Tim Ross says, "We wanted to come up with something that's going to be a regional draw, not just for our community. It's a pretty good investment."

Mayor Payne says an air show demonstrates the city's commitment to giving the downtown new life.

"It's an indication that we intend to have events going on in downtown all the time. It brings people into our city so we hope not only that air show but for years and years to come people are going to come to visit this wonderful riverfront that we're going to have."

At this time, there is no word on who will perform the air show but the city is planning to hire a consulting firm to organize it.

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