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

Carson Center Family Series: Shanghai Circus

March 31, 2015

Daytime Mixed Media Club

April 1, 2015
Wow! We've had such great response to our new series that we've started a Daytime Mixed Media Club. We'll be doing the same fun techniques as the evening group. The daytime group will meet on the 1st...

Intermediate Stained Glass, 5 week class

March 23 – April 20, 2015
  • Times: 6:30-9 PM
  • 333 N. Ninth St., Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Ephemera Paducah
  • Admission: $219 (includes tools and materials); $175 if you provide your own temperature-controlled soldering iron. Glass price is charged separately and is dependent on what project the student selects.
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Phone: 270.443.0003
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Gaye's Introductory Stained Glass class is a pre-requisite to this Copper Foil class. Now that you've had a go with leaded stained glass, learn the copper foil method. Each student will complete ...

Orphan Train Public Presentation, Q & A and Book Signing with Christina Baker Cline

March 31, 2015
The One Book, One Campus, One Community Read of Orphan Train brings New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Christina Baker Kline to the WKCTC Campus.  

Annual Dogwood Trail Celebration

April 01 – 30, 2015
  • Times: Beautiful by day and glorious by night. The Dogwood Trail Celebration depends on the blooming of the dogwoods. Stay tuned for map and details.
  • Paducah, Kentucky 42001
  • Location: Paducah's historic and beautiful residential neighborhoods
  • Phone: 800.PADUCAH
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Enjoy the spectacular beauty of Western Kentucky in the springtime with this self-guided driving tour through Historic Downtown, LowerTown, and other residential neighborhoods.  Tour is 12 mile...

Garrison Keillor at The Carson Center

April 2, 2015
  • Times: 7:15 PM
  • 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Carson Center
  • Admission: Call Box Office or visit the website for tickets.
  • Phone: 270.450.4444
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Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public R...

Paducah International Raceway OPENING NIGHT

April 3, 2015
  • 4445 Shemwell Lane, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Location: Paducah International Raceway
  • Admission: Call for pricing and tickets.
  • Phone: 270.898.SHOW
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Easter Extravaganza. Easter Bunny Special Appearance. Plus Kids Easter Egg Hunt. (Modified Crate Late Model, B-Mod, Street Stock, 4 Cyl, Junior Mini Sprint)

Gallery Exhibits

Dogwood Trail Art & Photography Contest Exhibit at Paducah City Hall

April 01 – June 26, 2015
  • Times: 9 AM-4:30 PM
  • 300 S. 5th St., Paducah, KY 42001
  • Location: Paducah City Hall
  • Phone: 270.444.8800
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Winning artists of the Dogwood Trail Art and Photography Contest 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 ...

Antique Nine Patch Quilts at the National Quilt Museum

March 13 – May 19, 2015
  • 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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Antique quilts featuring the nine patch quilt design alongside New Quilts from an Old Favorite, the Museum’s annual contest exhibition that challenged participants to make an innovative quilt...

Into the Wild: Quilted Creatures at the National Quilt Museum

February 26 – April 7, 2015
  • 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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Exhibit features quilts with animals of all kinds.

New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Nine Patch at the National Quilt Museum

March 13 – May 19, 2015
  • 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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New Quilts from an Old Favorite is the Museum’s annual contest. This year participants were challenged to make an innovative quilt out of a traditional block featuring the Nine Patch. Sponsor...

Ongoing Events

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

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.

Open Mic Night at JP's Bar & Grill

Starting July 9, 2013
Tuesday nights, come show off your talent or support the local musicians, poets and comedians at Open Mic Night. Other events and entertainment at JP's: Monday-Saturday, 5-7 PM -- Happy Hour (appet...

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!
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