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

Art Guild of Paducah Members' Exhibition at BiLan Liao Gallery

September 13 – 27, 2014
Enjoy the art of Art Guild of Paducah members. The guild is a diverse group of professional amateur and hobby artists that work in a variety of media - paint, pastel, charcoal, ceramic, wood, metal, ...

Clyde Lawter: This Land and Its People Show

August 09 – September 27, 2014
Show by local artist Clyde Lawter,This Land and It's People. Clyde's newest collection shows only landscapes and a small cross section of the wonderful people who make up the American melting pot. L...

Film Trivia @ MAC: The MAC Strikes Back

September 25, 2014
Maiden Alley Cinema presents a series of film related trivia nights in 2014. Each night will showcase a different genre, era or one of the many sub-categories that exist in film.  Teams of ...

Marbin Live @ Maiden Alley Cinema

September 26, 2014
Marbin, the touring fusion band from Chicago, is returning to Paducah, Kentucky's Maiden Alley Cinema on Friday, September 26, 2014. This is Marbin live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yezGEPYnVpQ...

Porkstock - BBQ on the River Kick-Off

September 25, 2014
  • Times: 6 PM
  • Paducah, Kentucky 42001
  • Location: Paducah Floodwall
  • Admission: General admission, $10; Reserved seats, $25
  • Phone: 270.524.5951
Porkstock is a one-night event kicking off the 20th Ever Barbecue on the River! Porkstock features some of the area's best musicians and purveyors of smoked meat. Event Organizers chose to continu...

Under The Stars Bumpin' Betties Showcase

September 26, 2014
 Come meet teh cast of Sassafras' own Bumpin Betties Revue at this family friendly free showcase. 

United Way 5K Fitness Walk

September 27, 2014
  • Times: 9 AM-11 AM
  • 555 Jefferson St., Paducah, KY 42001
  • Location: Paducah Bank Main Branch
This is the 20th annual United Way 5K in downtown Paducah! Join us for the 5K run/walk and the one mile youth run.

Anita Goodesign September Workshops

September 24, 2014
This new series of Anita Goodesign embroidery workshops are going to be so fun! We will be making an embroidered towel and treat bag in session one and a tissue box cover in session 2. Each month we ...

Barbecue on the River & Market Days

September 25 – 27, 2014
  • Paducah, Kentucky 42001
  • Location: Historic Downtown
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Phone: 270.559.7330
  • Visit Website
Gather with local Kentuckians to feast on mouthwatering hickory-smoked meats at Barbecue on the River! Event itinerary is subject to change. Visit bbqontheriver.org for updates!   Wednesda...

Paducah Cigar Company Cigar Rolling Event

September 25 – 27, 2014
Visit The Paducah Cigar Co. during Barbecue on the River to experience how a cigar is made. Enjoy freshly rolled cigars by Don Lopez. Cigars rolled will be sold for charity, to benefit Maiden Alle...

Queen of the Mississippi at the Port of Paducah

September 23, 2014
  • Times: Arrive, September 23 at 2 AM; Depart, September 4 at 12 PM
  • Riverfront at Broadway & Kentucky Ave., Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Port of Paducah
  • Phone: 800.PADUCAH
  • Visit Website
Welcome the Queen of the Mississippi to Paducah's historic riverfront! The 150-passenger steamboat is owned by American Cruise Lines.

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 School of Art & Design Annual Faculty Show at Clemens Gallery

August 21 – September 25, 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
This annual exhibition features PSAD's outstanding faculty, showcasing their work in drawing, painting, photography, metalsmithing, sculpture, ceramics, and design. Opening reception, August 21, 5...

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...

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
  • Visit Website |
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.

Fat Moe's Live Brainblast Trivia Tuesdays

Starting July 2, 2013
  • Times: Tuesdays, 7 PM
  • 902 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Fat Moe's Bar & Grill
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Phone: 270.442.6637
Fat Moe's hosts Trivia Tuesday every Tuesday 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 Down Home Stretch: Painting by Tim Jagger

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 ...

Martini Tuesday at Ristorante di Fratelli

Starting March 25, 2014
Martini Tuesdays at di Fratelli features $5 vodka martinis and $1 off all appetizers.

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.
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