Calendar of Events

Paducah, Kentucky offers visitors a wide range of events from impressive performing arts, workshops, annual festivals, sporting events and exhibits.  Browse our listings of upcoming Paducah events to find the perfect reason for a getaway. Search special events, ongoing events and gallery exhibits by date, keyword or category.

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Paducah Events

Big Brown Truck Pull

August 2, 2014
Teams of 15 compete to pull a UPS 18-wheeler 12 feet in the shortest time. Men’s, Women’s and Co-Ed Divisions. Prizes awarded for top fundraising individual, top fundraising team, best t...

Craig Rhodes, On-Glaze and Production Techniques - PSAD Master Artists Workshops

August 01 – 02, 2014
This hands-on workshop is designed to introduce various techniques in the use of on-glaze applications. The workshop will be useful for artists who want to take advantage of the archival qualities of...

Family Swim Nights

June 06 – September 12, 2014
 Join us for Family Swim Nights on Friday nights throughout the pool season. All children must be accompanied and supervised by their parent or gaurdian during family swim. Concession stand will...

LIVE on the RIVER

August 2, 2014
  • Times: 6-9 PM
  • Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Port of Paducah
  • Admission: Free
 Help us celebrate the LIFE of PADUCAH, by joining us downtown for LIVE on the RIVER: Sounds of Summer. One Saturday each month this June, July, and August will be loaded with music and entertai...

Mixed Media Club

July 31, 2014
Interested in getting together with a group to explore mixed media techniques, tools and composition? C'mon, then! We are using Dina Wakley's Art Journal Freedom as a monthly guide for our activities ...

Second Saturday Figure Drawing at Ephemera Paducah

May 02 – September 2, 2014
  • Times: 10:30 AM-Noon
  • 333 N. Ninth St., Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Ephemera Paducah
  • Admission: $12 per session plus optional tips for model
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 2nd day
  • Phone: 270.443.0003
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Starting April 2014 (and generally on Second Saturdays) Ephemera Paducah will host figure drawing sessions with clothed or costumed models. Sessions are open to all levels of experience and for those...

Tova Lund, The Found Object in Contemporary Jewelry - PSAD Master Artists Workshops

August 01 – 02, 2014
It is a natural impulse to collect new things when visiting and exploring unique places. Driftwood, shells, bones, and the like, they all contribute to the collection table. These remarkable objects ...

Gallery Exhibits

Chuck Ehrsam Exhibit at Paducah City Hall

July 01 – September 26, 2014
  • Times: 9 AM-5 PM
  • 300 S. 5th St., Paducah, KY 42001
  • Location: Paducah City Hall
  • Phone: 270.444.8800
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 Artist Chuck Ehrsam displays his artwork at City Hall as part of the Mayor's Art Club. Mayor Gayle Kaler selects two artists or art groups to display art work in the Mayor's office and recep...

Stefanie Graves and David Lucht Exhibit at Paducah City Hall

July 01 – September 26, 2014
  • Times: 9 AM-5 PM
  • 300 S. 5th St., Paducah, KY 42001
  • Location: Paducah City Hall
  • Phone: 270.444.8800
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Artists Stefanie Graves and David Lucht display their artwork at City Hall as part of the Mayor's Art Club. Mayor Gayle Kaler selects two artists or art groups to display art work in the Mayor's o...

Backstitch at the National Quilt Museum

June 27 – September 16, 2014
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM; Also, Mar.-Nov., Sun. 1-5 PM.
  • 215 Jefferson Street, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: The National Quilt Museum
  • Admission: Museum Admission: $11 adults, $10 seniors (60 & over), $5 students. Free admission to The Quilt Museum Shop
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Phone: 270.442.8856
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Celebrating the silver anniversary of the New England Quilt Museum, this exhibit explores the changes in quilting caused by innovative tools and techniques and influential teachers over the past 25 y...

Master Pieces: Quilts of Inspiration at the National Quilt Museum

June 13 – September 9, 2014
  • Times: Mon.-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM; Also, Mar.-Nov., Sun. 1-5 PM.
  • 215 Jefferson Street, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: The National Quilt Museum
  • Admission: Museum Admission: $11 adults, $10 seniors (60 & over), $5 students. Free admission to The Quilt Museum Shop
  • Phone: 270.442.8856
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Master Piece: Quilts of Inspiration features work to honor the induction of National Quilt Museum and American Quilter's Society co-founder Meredith Scroeder's induction into the Quilters Hall of Fam...

Ongoing Events

Beacon Dragway Summer Races

March 15 – November 9, 2014
  • Times: Thursday 4 PM - 11 PM, Saturday 12 PM - 12 AM
  • 4460 Shemwell Ln., Paducah, KY 42003
  • Venue: Beacon Dragway
  • Admission: $10, 12 and under are free
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: 270.898.8100
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Beacon Dragway is a 1/8 mile track located in Paducah, Kentucky that offers a safe and adrenaline filled racing experience for the racer as well as fun filled entertainment for families, f...

Beer and Wine Tasting at Wagner Wine and Spirits

Starting December 14, 2013
Join Wagner's Wine & Spirits for a beer and wine tasting with select cheeses and dips every Saturday afternoon! Wagner's features an extensive wine and craft beer selection.

Fat Moe's Cornhole Tournaments

Starting July 3, 2013
Fat Moe's hosts Cornhole Tournaments every Wednesday night.

Global Wine & Spirits Wine Tasting

Starting January 11, 2014
  • Times: 3 PM-5 PM
  • 3500 James Sanders Blvd., Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Global Wine & Spirits
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Phone: 270.444.2009

Live Music at Captain's Place

Starting January 17, 2014
  • Times: 4 PM
  • 2650 John L Puryear Dr, Paducah, KY 42003
  • Location: Captain's Place
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: 270.933.1945

MAC Gallery presents Jacquelyn Carruthers

July 19 – August 31, 2014
 As an addition to our offerings of independent/foreign films, live music, and alternative programming, we keep an exhibition up in the lobby area (MAC Gallery) for 6-8 rotations throughout the ...

Ms. Dahn Live at Ristorante di Fratelli

Starting July 5, 2013
Wind down your week Friday evenings with Ms. Dahn playing your favorite tunes on piano in the elegant, upscale Ristorante di Fratelli lounge.

Open Mic Night at Etcetera Coffeehouse

Starting December 21, 2012
The Paducah Writers' Group Open Mic Night, every Friday night from 8 - 10:30 PM. Come perform original music or do readings and other performances, or just kick back and listen to members of the loc...

Paducah International Raceway Summer Schedule

May 23 – October 3, 2014
  • 4445 Shemwell Lane, Paducah, KY 42003
  • Location: Paducah International Raceway
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
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MAY 23rd- Armed Forces night (All Veterans and Active Military receive FREE grand stand admission) 30th- Kids power wheel night (power wheel race at intermission on the front stretch) 31st- Monsters ...

Purple Toad Winery Wine Tastings

Starting April 23, 2013
  • Times: Mon.-Thurs., 10:30 AM-6:30 PM, Fri. & Sat., 10:30 AM-8 PM
  • 4275 Old US Hwy 45, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Purple Toad Winery
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Phone: 270.554.0010
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Walk through the vineyard of Kentucky grapes and enjoy wine and cheese in the tasting room.

Reggie Lafaye Live at Ristorante di Fratelli

Starting July 6, 2013
Unwind Saturday evenings with Reggie Lafaye "romancing the sax" in the elegant, upscale Ristorante di Fratelli lounge.

Whitehaven Welcome Center Tours

Starting April 1, 2013
  • Times: Free tours every half hour, 2-4 PM during office hours (provided adequate staffing available).
  • Exit 7 Off Interstate 24 On Highway 45, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Whitehaven Welcome Center
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Phone: 270.554.2077
Restored 1860s Southern mansion features period furnishings and memorabilia of Paducah native Alben Barkley, who served as Vice President under Harry Truman. Whitehaven is one of the finest Classic...

Wine and Beer Tasting at Roof Brothers

Starting December 14, 2013
Stop by Roof Brothers for their weekly wine and beer tasting. Great wines and more than 450 beers in stock!

Woo Hoo! Wednesdays

Starting May 21, 2014
Every Wednesday, Ephemera Paducah will announce a special discount that will be valid in the shop from Wednesday through Friday. Follow us on Facebook for future announcements!
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