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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

"Birds Gone Wild!" Workshop at Ephemera Paducah

April 25, 2014
Not quite sure what to do with the mounds of junk...oops...I mean, treasures that have been accumulating in your studio? Have you been afraid to use that vintage tin, saving it for the “perfect&...

"The Archivist's Relic" Workshop at Ephemera Paducah

April 26, 2014
  • Times: 9 AM-7 PM
  • 333 N. Ninth St., Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Ephemera Paducah
  • Admission: Class price: $125; 10% discount to those taking multiple Leighanna Light classes. $20 kit fee due to the instructor on the day of class.
  • Phone: 270.443.0003
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In this 9-hour, one-day workshop you will learn how to make this simple, sweet little chunky book using only watercolor paper, found metal and embellishments. The book is approximately 4 x 3 inches. Y...

1893 Chicago Fair Crazy Quilt in "The Urge to Embellish" Exhibit

April 15 – May 1, 2014
  • Times: Daily, 9 AM-5 PM
  • I-57, Exit 77, Whittington, Illinois 62897
  • Location: Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center
  • Phone: 618.629.2220
See the 1893 Chicago World's Fair Crazy Quilt and Urge to Embellish exhibit on the way to AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah at the Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center. Whittington - Perhaps no other ...

A Night with Jane Austen at Maiden Alley Cinema

April 23, 2014
Tea, anyone?  Spend Wednesday evening at Paducah’s Maiden Alley Cinema enjoying a spot of tea and light refreshments. Authors Karen Gloeggler and Ann Hazelwood will be on hand to talk ab...

All-Star Review at AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah

April 22 – 26, 2014
Sit back and enjoy as you learn new techniques from this year’s instructors. You will receive a booklet of handouts to take notes as each instructor gives a 10-minute demonstration. Instructo...

Authors' Roundtable at AQS QuiltWeek - Paducah

April 23, 2014
f you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be an AQS author, this is a must-attend event. Get the scoop straight from recently-published authors about how an idea becomes a book, how to m...

Beading & Embroider Mini-Workshops with Rose Hughes at Ephemera Paducah

April 23 – 24, 2014
Paducah quilt artist Rose Hughes presents four 2-hour mini workshop on beading and embroidery especially for quilters. Also: don’t miss Rose’s quilts-large & small-along with a big se...

Beading Workshop - 8 x 8 Fancies

April 23, 2014
Join Ephemera Paducah's resident Quilt Expert Rose Hughes as she demonstrates a handful of beading techniques including bead quilting, stacked beads & sequins, worming and couching. After that y...

Don't Let the Cowboy Hat Fool You - A Musical Event with Ricky Tims

April 25, 2014
Quilter, composer, and pianist extraordinaire Ricky Tims takes the stage for his eighth evening of fun, music, quilts, and inspiration at the Carson Four Rivers Center. The lights, sounds, and speci...

Eleanor Burns - A 35th Anniversary Extravaganza!

April 23, 2014
This is the big one! Journey back through 35 years of quilting with the Queen of Strip Quilting, Eleanor Burns! You won't want to miss this show as Eleanor will delight you with her funny stori...

Embroidery Workshop - 8 x 8 Fancies

April 23, 2014
Join Ephemera Paducah's resident Quilt Expert Rose Hughes as she demonstrates a handful of great hand embroidery techniques including running stitch, seed stitch, couching, stitched flowers, and buil...

Fiber on a Whim Workshops at A.I.R. Studio

April 23 – 25, 2014
  • Times: Wed., 1-4 PM; Thurs., 1-2:30 & 3-5 PM; Fri., 11 AM-Noon, 1-2:30 PM & 3-4:30 PM
  • 621 Madison, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: A.I.R. Studio
  • Admission: Workshops, $15-$40
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Kristin Rodriguez and Janelle Girod from Fiber On A Whim in Atlanta, Georgia return to Paducah's Artist In Residence Studio for a residency. They will offer several workshops and "Make & Tak...

Gee's Bend at Playhouse in the Park - Murray, KY

April 24 – 27, 2014
  • Times: Thurs.-Sat., 7 PM; Sun., 2:30 PM
  • 701 Gil Hopson Dr., Murray, Kentucky 42071
  • Location: Playhouse in the Park
  • Phone: 270.759.1752
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Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder’s play explores the resilience of the human spirit, especially as it is expressed through the art of quilting. Gee’s Bend is the story of the Pettway women, ...

Golf Scramble at Silos Country Club

April 25, 2014
Flight prizes, schwag bags, drink carts, and lots of fun! - Proceeds benefit Families on the Spectrum, local autism community outreach and support group.  

Homeplace Annual Quilt Show - Land Between the Lakes, KY

April 26 – 27, 2014
  • Times: Sat., 10 AM-4 PM; Sun., 10 AM-3 PM
  • USDA Forest Service National Recreation Area, Golden Pond, KY 42211
  • Venue: Land Between The Lakes
  • Admission: Adults, $5; Children, $3
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Phone: 931.232.6457
The 8th Annual Quilt Show at the Homeplace features Quilting Past and Present. Discover the stories stitched into every quilt in a quilt display including quilts from the 50th Anniversary Quilters Sh...

Meet & Greet Dessert Social with Lisa Bongean

April 24, 2014
  • Times: 7-9 PM
  • 321 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: BBQ & More
  • Phone: 270.534.5951
Mini demonstrations and meet & greet with Lisa Bongean, quilter, designer and owner of Primitive Gatherings. Mini demonstrations feature how to achieve that perfect blanket stitch. Make plans to ...

Mixed Media Club at Ephemera Paducah

February 27 – June 26, 2014
Technique-driven club gathers on the last Thursday of each month to explore tools, techniques, products, new trends, and old friends. The goal is to have fun and learn from one another. Each Club N...

Moscow Festival Ballet presents Swan Lake

April 24, 2014
  • Times: 7:30 PM
  • West Kentucky Community & Technical College, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Clemens Fine Art Center
  • Admission: Adults $25, Students & Children $15
  • Phone: 270.534.3212
  • Visit Website
Moscow Festival Ballet will dazzle you with their production of Tchaikovsky’s classic Russian ballet, Swan Lake. The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer o...

Nashville Country artist Annie Kennedy at JP's Bar & Grill

April 24, 2014
Nashville country artist Annie Kennedy is bringing her unique blend of traditional and modern country to JP's Bar & Grill in Paducah as part of her Crossing Bridges Tour. Annie will be playing fro...

Oaks Artisan Festival at Kentucky Oaks Mall

April 22 – 26, 2014
Quilts, arts and entertainment at the Kentucky Oaks Mall Oaks Artisan Festival. This event will showcase the region's finest artists, crafters and quilters from around the United States. Quilts, hand...

Picnic in the Park at Dolly McNutt Plaza: The Quilt Collaborations of Sue Nickels and Pat Holly

April 25, 2014
  • Times: Noon-2 PM
  • 300 S. 5th St., Paducah, KY 42001
  • Location: Dolly McNutt Plaza
  • Admission: Member, $36; Retail, $45
  • Phone: 270.898.7903
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Enjoy an afternoon picnic with Sue and Pat! In this trunk show presentation using actual quilts, Sue and Pat will share the unique way they collaborate on their award-winning quilts, the inspiratio...

Quilt Art: Examining the Narrative in Kentucky Quilts - Library Evening Upstairs

April 24, 2014
Quilt Art: Examining the Narrative in Kentucky Quilts presented by Dr. Pearlie Johnson, Professor of Pan-African Studies and Art History. As a result of oral history interviews with quilters across...

Quilt Display at McCracken County Library

April 01 – 30, 2014
Paducah Stitch 'n Quilt wall hangings will be on display during the month of April. Books, magazines and internet access available.

Spend the Evening with Eleanor Burns in Paducah, Kentucky

April 22 – 25, 2014
  • Times: 6:30-8:30 PM
  • 119 N. 4th St., Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Quilt In A Day
  • Admission: $20
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Phone: 800.777.3852 ext. 114
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Kick off your visit to Paducah with a personal dinner and fun-filled evening with Eleanor Burns, the Queen of Strip Quilting.  Eleanor hosts a dinner, question/answer forum and games. Space is l...
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