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

"8 Inches of Separation" Art Exhibition

October 04 – November 8, 2014
"8 Inches of Separation" is a group exhibition featuring BiLan Liao, Char Downs. Maureen Ursery, Michael Crouse and Paul Lorenz “8 Inches of Separation” explores the relationsh...

"Phantasmagoria - E" Art Exhibition

October 31, 2014
A shifting scene made up of many elements, a sequence of fantastic imagery or illustions are 25 local artists reimagine the E Hotel. Come in costume (optional), wear a mask and bring a flashlight f...

Black Light Tour with Curator, Judy Schwender, at the National Quilt Museum

October 31, 2014
See the quilt displays at the National Quilt Museum in a new light! The blacklight tour is an annual fall tradition that the Museum offers to showcase the intricacy of the stitching and quilt pattern...

Boolesque & Variety Halloween Spectacular

October 31, 2014
Vixen Productions brings you all the treats you'll need for Halloween. A costume contest, raffle and lots of awesome prizes from favorite local businesses. Limited VIP tables will be available.

Fall Festival at Four Rivers Harley-Davidson

November 1, 2014
  All the fun of an old-time fall festival combined with a Halloween Costume Contest at Four Rivers Harley-Davidson. Call for more details.

Family Fun Day at Kentucky Oaks Mall

November 1, 2014

Halloween on Jefferson Street

October 31, 2014
  • Times: 5-9 PM
  • Paducah, Kentucky 42001
  • Location: Jefferson Street, 19th-25th Streets
  • Admission: Free
On Friday, October 31, Jefferson Street will be closed between 19th and 25th Streets from 5 to 9 p.m.  This neighborhood is a popular location for Halloween trick-or-treaters with more than 2000...

One-Day Watercolor Workshop at Ephemera Paducah

November 1, 2014
Stefanie Graves will lead beginners and first-time watercolor students through the basic techniques and practices of painting during the first part of the day, including wet-on-dry, dry brush and salt...

Solid Rock'it Boosters Halloween Party at Doe's Eat Place

October 31, 2014

The Haunted Circus

October 31, 2014
 What's more fun than a Haunted Circus on Halloween? This event is 21 and over, and will commence at the Walker Hall Events Center. Live music, live dancing floor show, costume contest, and of c...

Paducah Symphony Orchestra - Barber's Violin Concerto

November 1, 2014
The region's only professional orchestra under the direction of Maestro Raffaele Ponti, Artistic Director and Conductor. Barber's Violin Concerto features Glenn Dicterow on violin. JOHN ADAMS - ...

The Grapes of Wrath at Market House Theatre

October 24 – November 2, 2014
OCTOBER 23-26, & OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 2, 2014 The story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma is familiar to all. Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the f...

Gallery Exhibits

Jane Bright Exhibit at Paducah City Hall

October 01 – December 31, 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 Jane Bright displays her 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 recept...

Jane Viterisi Exhibit at Paducah City Hall

October 01 – December 31, 2014
  • Times: 9 AM-5 PM
  • 300 S. 5th St., Paducah, KY 42001
  • Location: Paducah City Hall
  • Phone: 270.444.8800
  • Visit Website
 Artist Jane Viterisi displays her 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 rece...

Paducah School of Art & Design National Painting & Drawing Invitational at Clemens Gallery

October 02 – November 20, 2014
  • Times: Mon. & Wed. 12:30-3 PM, Tues. & Thurs. 8:30 AM-3 PM, Fri. 8:30 AM-Noon
  • West Kentucky Community & Technical College, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Clemens Fine Art Center
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 270.534.3212
  • Visit Website
Co-curated by Bilan Liao and Randy Simmons • Paducah School of Art and Design invitational exhibitions bring the work of nationally recognized artists to regional audiences each year. This year'...

Quilts of Pat Campbell at the National Quilt Museum

September 19 – November 18, 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
The late Pat Campbell profoundly influenced the art of applique. This exhibit of her work will open your eyes to the possibilities of using this teachnique to create.

Split Nine Patch Quilts at the National Quilt Museum

September 12 – December 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
Split Nine Patch Quilts from the Pilgrim Roy Collection illustrate all that can be done using simple blocks.

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.

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 Down Home Stretch: Painting by Tim Jaeger

September 20 – December 6, 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...

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.
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