Upcoming Events


Holiday Group Exhibition & Sale at Gallery 1025

Nov 29, 2014
Holiday group exhibition featuresvarious…

Yeiser Art Center: Holiday Tour of Homes

Nov 29, 2014
Yeiser Art Center's second annual,…

A Charlie Brown Christmas at Market House Theatre

Dec 5, 2014
DECEMBER 4-7 & 11-14, 2014 Hapless hero…

The Little Holiday Landscape: Fast Piece Applique Basics at Ephemera Paducah

Dec 5, 2014
Fast, fun, and fantastic! In just a day…

Mannheim Steamroller

Dec 11, 2014

Christmas Open House at Whitehaven Welcome Center

Dec 12, 2014
Tour Whitehaven Welcome Center during the…

Paducah Symphony Orchestra - A Christmas Celebration

Dec 13, 2014
The region's only professional orchestra…

Murder in Red and Green! Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Dec 18, 2014
MHT's Murder for Hire Troupe is at it…


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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