The eighth annual Dazzling Daylily Festival with Balloons Over the Garden returns to Western Kentucky Botanical Garden June 19-25, 2017. All events take place at WKBG, 25 Carter Road, Owensboro, KY 42301.

Admission:
*All events are weather dependent. 

Admission June 19 – 22:
Members – Free
Non-members: Adults, $5.00 / Seniors, $3.00 / Youth, $1.00

Admission on Balloon Activity Days – June 23 – 25:
$3.00/Person Daily (Everyone Except Children Under 2 Years)

Dazzling Daylily Festival Schedule

Monday, June 19
Festival Opens

Tuesday, June 20
10:00 AM – Guided Tours of The Daylily Beds – Learn about the history of Daylilies. Tours start in Gazebo. Talk about care of Daylilies. Understand more about Hybridizing Daylilies. American Hemerocallis Society Certified Display Garden. Special tour of the WKBG Seedling Beds

Wednesday, June 21: A Special Day of “B”s
Western Kentucky Botanical Garden has added a special event this year the Dazzling Daylilies Festival specifically to include the early campers at ROMP. On Wednesday, June 21st we will have a daytime line-up of activities that includes a special day of “B’s” :

  • Bluegrass– Mike Hobson & Friends with music alongside the daylilies; Rachel Glenn with children’s sing-a-long fun
  • Burritos- Food truck offerings from Real Hacienda Restaurant
  • Bourbon– With a stop at O.Z. Tyler’s Distillery
  • Brushes (& Pallets) – Artists at work with special pieces available for sale
  • Blooms & Beauty– The Garden’s large collection of daylilies will be in bloom
  • B for Botanical – Meet the Garden’s Mascot
  • Bidding on Daylily Naming Rights

It is planned to have shuttle service from Yellow Creek Park to The Garden and O.Z. Tyler.

Admission is only $2 for ROMP visitors, 12 and under are free.

Thursday, June 22nd
2:00 PM – Guided Tour of the Daylilies

Balloons Over the Garden Schedule

Friday, June 23rd
6:00 PM – Balloons Arrive!!! – Full flights by reservation @ $200/person.
Call our Balloon Line @ (270) 993-1234 for details and to make reservations!

Saturday, June 24th
5:30 AM – Balloon Full flights by reservation @ $200/person.
Call our Balloon Line @ (270) 993-1234 for details and to make reservations!
5:30 – 9:30 AM – Tethered Balloon Rides ($10, 1st come/ 1st served)
8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon – Annual Daylily Sale
“Portraits in The Garden” (see below) with award winning Captured Moments Photography.
Call (270) 685-5164 for an appointment!
4:00 PM – Children’s Activities (Crafts, Inflatable Fun, Cold Air Walk in Balloon)
4:00 PM – Food Court Opens
4:00 – 8:00 PM – VIP Hospitality
6:00 PM – Balloon Full flights by reservation @ $200/person.
Call our Balloon Line @ (270) 993-1234 for details and to make reservations!
6:30 – 8:30 PM – Tethered Balloon Rides ($10, 1st come/ 1st served)
8:00 – 9:00 PM – A Cold Air Walk In Balloon, Inflatable Fun & the Finale: A Balloon Glow.
8:00 PM – Daylily Naming Rights Auction Winner Announced!

Sunday, June 25th
Morning: Balloon Full flights by reservation @ $200/person.
Call our Balloon Line @ (270) 993-1234 for details and to make reservations!
“Portraits in The Garden” with award-winning Captured Moments Photography.
Call (270) 685-5164 for an appointment!

Portraits in the Garden
Also Captured Moments will be taking appointments for “Portraits in the Garden.” Appointments will be available June 24 & 25.

Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors
Western Kentucky Botanical Garden would like to thank US Bank Home Mortgage, the premier lead sponsor for 2017 Dazzling Daylily Festival and Balloons Over the Garden, as well as the following sponsors:

  • PREMIER LEAD SPONSOR – US BANK HOME MORTGAGE
  • Ameriprise Financial / Align Wealth Management
  • Kenergy / Your Touchstone Energy Cooperative
  • Garden Friends / US Charitable Gift Trust
  • Atmos Energy
  • Boardwalk Pipeline Partners
  • Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn & Moonlite Catering
  • Southern Star Central Pipeline
  • The Miller House
  • Captured Moments Photography
  • Integranetics / Mike Hobson
  • Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • International Bluegrass Music Museum / ROMP
  • Dr. Robert & Carlene Reed
  • Real Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Betty Sue Hill
  • Jackson & Barkley
  • Owensboro Art Guild
  • Unique Electric

Call (270) 852-8925  or email wkbg@bellsouth.net for more information.