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

Bernina Sewing Summer Fun Event at Calico Country

July 26, 2014
Education, demonstration and hands-on fun with educator Kellie Rushing. Call to reserve your seat. Free to attend. You are responsible for your kit fee if you dochoose to make the project. Refreshmen...

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...

Harris Deller, Line to Volume and Back Again - PSAD Master Artists Workshops

July 25 – 26, 2014
Day one of this two-day workshop explores the beginning of form in line, development of contour, and building forms with mass and volume. Harris will demonstrate his slab building techniques, as well...

RIVERfront Concert Series

June 26 – July 24, 2014
 Bring your lawn chairs out for concerts this summer at Wilson Stage on the river for some fantastic musical entertainment. Concerts will begin at 6 PM. Various genres of music will be scheduled...

Movies in the Park: Despicable Me 2

July 24, 2014
 Bring your blankets and chairs for our annual Movies in the Park. Concessions will be available for purchase. Located at the Nobel Park Amphitheatre.

Music @ MAC presents The Whistle Pigs with the Swamp Tigers

July 24, 2014
 The Swamp Tigers are a high-energy rockabilly group based in Southern Illinois. They have merged various styles of calssic country, rockabilly, jump blues, and surf music into a very cohesive, ...

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
  • Visit Website
 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...

Paducah Photo 2014 at Yeiser Art Center

June 07 – July 26, 2014
One of the largest, most prestigious and longest running annual photography events in the Mid-South. Paducah Photo draws outstanding photography from around the world to be shown at Yeiser Art Center...

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
  • Visit Website
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
  • Visit Website
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
  • Visit Website
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.

Concerts in the Park

June 06 – July 25, 2014
  • Times: Fridays, 7-8 PM
  • Paducah, KY 42001
  • Location: Noble Park Amphitheatre
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 270.444.8508
 Join the Paducah Community Band at the Noble Park Amphitheatre for a night of music. Bands will include Polka, Jazz, and concert bands. Every Friday Except July 4. 

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 ...

MAC Gallery presents Paducah Photos

June 07 – July 26, 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
  • Visit Website
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!
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