Tag - Festivals & Events

Paducah is beautiful in all seasons, but springtime is especially enchanting with distinctive sights of the season including the longstanding Dogwood Trail tradition! With social distancing mandates in place this spring, we asked locals to find and share the beauty of our community with those unable to travel to experience it firsthand this April.

Paducah Dogwood - Christa Dubrock

Beauty is all around in #PaducahCreativeCity  |  Photo shared by @marychrista66

Rhythmic and original, tune in to discover Paducah, Kentucky’s dynamic music scene – inspired by those who know it best! Live music venues distinguish Paducah and western Kentucky music in celebration of Kentucky Tourism’s "Year of Music."

Be inspired by The Wooks, featured in Brand USA's Hear the Music series.

Entering its 16th season, the Carson Center has now welcomed more than 1.8 million people through its doors for performances, meetings and events. This state-of-the-art performance venue inspires audiences and performers alike, shining a spotlight on the ongoing cultural experience in Paducah, Kentucky!

The Carson Center

The Carson Center aglow as the sun rises over the Paducah Riverfront.

During National Quilting Month, March 2020, the National Quilt Museum will host the official debut of Rita's Quilt and kick off the celebration of National Quilting Day in partnership with Quilt Alliance! Make any day a "quilting day" with this guide to a quilt-inspired Paducah, Kentucky experience featuring 10 ways you can celebrate the fiber arts in Quilt City USA® throughout the year.

National Quilt Museum Paducah

Make any day a "quilting day" in Quilt City USA®.

Inspired by Paducah's creative culture, local artists, entrepreneurs and venues are energizing the destination experience. Reflecting on the first five years of Ephemera Paducah and the fifth anniversary of Paducah's designation as a UNESCO Creative City, Kristin Williams shares her story!

Ephemera Greetings

Preview Ephemera's 2020 line-up of workshops with visiting artists and craft a creative getaway!

Whether you arrive in time for the spring dogwood blossoms or for fall’s Barbecue on the River festival, you’ll find plenty of weekend-worthy happenings in Paducah, Kentucky all year long! To help you make the most of a weekend visit, this 48-hour itinerary inspiration guide features top spots for food, fun and a good night’s rest. Begin your 48 hours (or more) any day of the week - you choose!

Whitehaven Welcome Center

Begin your visit at Whitehaven Welcome Center or the Paducah Visitors Bureau.

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