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

"8 Inches of Separation" Art Exhibition

October 04 – November 8, 2014
"8 Inches of Separation" is a group exhibition featuring BiLan Liao, Char Downs. Maureen Ursery, Michael Crouse and Paul Lorenz “8 Inches of Separation” explores the relationsh...

Change of Season Celebration at Kentucky Oaks Mall

October 25, 2014
Bring the family and come in a costume to join the party! Enjoy activities like craft stations, balloon art, and much more! Register your name by 4:00 and your name could be drawn to win prizes from ...

Fountain Avenue Fall Festival

October 25, 2014
Annual fall festival in the Fountain Avenue neighborhood is family-oriented with a hot dog roast, games, hay rides, pumpkin decorating and costume contest.

Halloween at Maiden Alley Cinema

October 24 – 26, 2014
Halloween starring Charles Cyphers, P.J. Soles, Nancy Kyes, Jamie Lee Curtis & Donald Pleasence Directed by John Carpenter A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for th...

Run/Walk for Zero Prostate Cancer - Paducah

October 25, 2014
Lace up your sneakers and join The Urology Group of Paducah at the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Paducah on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Paducah Bank. The race is part of the ZERO Prostate Cancer ...

Stained Glass Intensive Weekend at Ephemera Paducah

October 25, 2014
This class is for those who have made at least one stained glass piece and who now need some time to lock in those skills, as well as space to spread out and create. Gaye Brewer will be at the Ephemer...

"A Living History" at The Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum

October 24 – 25, 2014
Civil War historical figures brought to life. Meet Gen. Lloyd Tilghman, Gen. U.S. Grant, Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, and others who played pivotal roles in Paducah and Western Kentucky’s pro...

Carson Center Distiller's Dinner featuring Michter's

October 25, 2014
  • Times: 6:30 PM
  • 100 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Carson Center
  • Admission: Call Box Office or visit the website for tickets.
  • Phone: 270.450.4444
  • Visit Website
Save the Date for the 10th annual Carson Center Distiller's Dinner! This year, the event features small batch bourbon and sour mash whiskey made by Michter's, America's first whiskey company. Mast...

National Quilt Museum Workshop - Flying Colors with Gail Garber

October 23 – 25, 2014
Flying Colors with Gail Garber Understand the process of creating your own original designed quilt complete with free-form geese creating motion and adding light. It's simple and easy with a ruler ...

Schmidt Farms Wagon Ride to the Pumpkin Patch

October 18 – 25, 2014
Hay wagon rides, pumpkin patch, straw maze, children's entertainment, face painting, apples and sweet apple cider. Open during the fall, Monday-Saturday with vegetables, fruits and fall items for s...

The Grapes of Wrath at Market House Theatre

October 24 – November 2, 2014
OCTOBER 23-26, & OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 2, 2014 The story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma is familiar to all. Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the f...

Thrill the World Paducah

October 25, 2014
Thrill the World in Paducah! An annual worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson's Thriller for world records and charity. The Paducah event benefits Market House Theatre Educational programmin...

Gallery Exhibits

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
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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.

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 Jaeger

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 ...

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!

Wurth Farms October Days

October 04 – 26, 2014
  • Times: Sat., 9 AM-4 PM; Sun., 1-4 PM
  • 1720 S. Friendship Rd., Paducah, KY 42001
  • Venue: Wurth Farms
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Phone: 270.554.1403
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Hay rides to the pumpkin patch, petting zoo, straw maze and live entertainment. Concession stand features delicious seasonal treats including apple sundaes and caramel apples.
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