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

Annual Fall Bike Show at Four Rivers Harley-Davidson

September 6, 2014
Four Rivers Harley-Davidson's 3rd Annual Fall Open Bike Show is back and bigger than ever before! Visit the website for the latest information.  

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...

Family Swim Nights

June 06 – September 12, 2014
 Join us for Family Swim Nights on Friday nights throughout the pool season. All children must be accompanied and supervised by their parent or gaurdian during family swim. Concession stand will...

Labor Day Parade & Celebration

September 1, 2014
  • Times: 9:30 AM-5 PM
  • 15th and Broadway to 2nd and Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Location: Riverfront in Paducah
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 270.559.5959
The Labor Day Parade is Paducah's largest parade of the year with floats, marching bands and more. Following the parade, entertainment will be available downtown at the riverfront all day. Political ...

Paducah Symphony Orchestra - Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto

September 6, 2014
The region's only professional orchestra under the direction of Maestro Raffaele Ponti, Artistic Director and Conductor. Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto features Antonio Pompa-Baldi on piano. ...

Southern Horse Owners & Exhibitors Horse Show

September 6, 2014
Southern Horse Owners and Exhibitors (S.H.O.E.) 2014 show season features a vast list of English and Western riding events in hand classes, showmanship, driving and breed specific classes. S.H.O.E. i...

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...

Backstitch at the National Quilt Museum

June 27 – September 16, 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
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Phone: 270.442.8856
  • Visit Website
Celebrating the silver anniversary of the New England Quilt Museum, this exhibit explores the changes in quilting caused by innovative tools and techniques and influential teachers over the past 25 y...

Master Pieces: Quilts of Inspiration at the National Quilt Museum

June 13 – September 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
Master Piece: Quilts of Inspiration features work to honor the induction of National Quilt Museum and American Quilter's Society co-founder Meredith Scroeder's induction into the Quilters Hall of Fam...

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.

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

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 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...

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...

Paducah International Raceway Summer Schedule

May 23 – October 3, 2014
  • 4445 Shemwell Lane, Paducah, KY 42003
  • Location: Paducah International Raceway
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
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MAY 23rd- Armed Forces night (All Veterans and Active Military receive FREE grand stand admission) 30th- Kids power wheel night (power wheel race at intermission on the front stretch) 31st- Monsters ...

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.

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...
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