Upcoming Events


Queen of the Mississippi at the Port of Paducah

Sep 23, 2014
Welcome the Queen of the Mississippi to…

Barbecue on the River & Market Days

Sep 25, 2014
Gather with local Kentuckians to feast on…

Paducah Symphony Orchestra - Scheherazade

Oct 4, 2014
The region's only professional orchestra…

Paducah Zombie Walk

Oct 4, 2014
Haunt the streets of Historic Downtown…

Wurth Farms October Days

Oct 4, 2014
Hay rides to the pumpkin patch, petting…

American Queen at the Port of Paducah

Oct 14, 2014
Welcome the American Queen to Paducah's…

Maiden Alley Oktoberfest

Oct 17, 2014
Paducah's Maiden Alley Oktoberfest has…

Schmidt Farms Wagon Ride to the Pumpkin Patch

Oct 18, 2014
Hay wagon rides, pumpkin patch, straw maze,…

American Queen at the Port of Paducah

Oct 22, 2014
Welcome the American Queen to Paducah's…


Dogwood Trail Celebration

Dogwood Trail


Celebrating 50 years in 2014!

Beautiful by day and glorious by night, the lighted trail covers approximately 10 miles highlighting dogwoods and flowering garden areas. While the trees are in bloom (mid-April, depending on the blooming of the Dogwoods), Dogwood Trail signs will be strategically located at each turn in the Trail. Download the 2014 Dogwood Trail Map or follow the signs for a self-guided spring tour!


Luxury Travel Magazine included Paducah Dogwood Trail's 50th Anniversary Celebration among top Spring Flower Festivals Across America in 2014.


Dogwood Trail Bike Ride - April 13, 2:30 PM

Leisurely bike ride along sections of the Dogwood Trail coordinated by BikeWorld. In previous years, this annual event as drawn more than 250 cyclists to ride the trail.

Dogwood Art & Photography Contest - April-June
The Paducah School of Art & Design and the Paducah Civic Beautification Board team up to sponsor the Dogwood Art & Photography Contest, celebrating Paducah’s 50th Dogwood Trail. Winning entries will be displayed at Paducah City Hall, April through June, as part of the Mayor’s Art Club.

50th Anniversary Commemorative Pins
Dogwood pins designed by Paducah Civic Beautification Board member Carol Vanderboegh celebrate the 50th anniversary. Pins in shades of pink or white with embellishment will be available for sale.



The lighting of the dogwood trail in Paducah began in April 1964 when the Civic Beautification Board started the tradition of touring Paducah in bloom at night. Inspired by the beauty of Knoxville, Tennesee's lighted dogwoods, the trail is now a driving tour traversing downtown, LowerTown and other residential neighborhoods. The tour showcases Dogwood, Japanese Maple, Red Bud and Weeping Cherry trees as well as blooming garden areas and other flowering species.


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