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: Popovich Pet Comedy Show

May 1, 2015
The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is a blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his amazing pets.  They love to show off onstage!  A...

Mixed Media Club at Ephemera Paducah

April 30, 2015
In this technique-driven club, we'll get together on the last Thursday evening of each month to explore tools, techniques, products, new trends, and old friends. The goal is to have fun and learn from...

Neon Run at Noble Park

May 2, 2015
  • Times: 8:30 AM
  • 2915 Park Ave. (U.S. Highway 60), Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Bob Noble Park
  • Admission: $25 in advance; $35 race day
  • Phone: 270.559.2332
Race forms due April 10th to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Wear your brightest colors while supporting the kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Stay after the race for music and givea...

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...

Maiden Alley Derby Party

May 2, 2015
First annual Maiden Alley Derby Party. Watch the big race on the big screen at Maiden Alley Cinema! Live music, hat contest, great food and drinks.

Paducah International Raceway $10,000 to Win Late Model-Lucas Oil Spring Showdown

May 2, 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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(Support Classes To Be Announced)

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...

Fantastic Fibers 2015 at Yeiser Art Center

April 11 – June 6, 2015
  • Times: Regular Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM; QuiltWeek hours (Apr. 20-25): Mon. & Tues., 10 AM-5 PM; Wed.-Sat., 9 AM-8 PM..
  • 200 Broadway (1905 Historic Market House), Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Yeiser Art Center
  • Admission: Fantastic Fibers Exhibit: $5; General Admission to Gallery: Free (donations welcome)
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Phone: 270.442.2453
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One of Yeiser Art Center's most engaging, innovative & colorful international exhibits, FF2015 showcases a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. Jurors Marcia Young, Editor...

Food for Thought at the National Quilt Museum

April 10 – July 8, 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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In this exhibit by the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), artists explore many aspects of food - from a single piece of fruit, to a still life, to the family table, to the significance of food i...

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
  • Visit Website
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

80th Annual Woman's Club of Paducah Art Show

April 20 – May 1, 2015
  • Times: Mon.-Fri., 9 AM-4:30 PM; Sat. & Sun., 1-3 PM
  • 300 S. 5th St., Paducah, Kentucky 42003
  • Location: City Hall Rotunda
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 270.898.3710
80th annual competition exhibit of paintings by professional, non-professional and student artists. 

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...

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.

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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