July in Paducah
As Paducah's reopening continues through July, local attractions and events are taking extra care to welcome you back safely. Preview this month's highlights below to inspire family fun and time outdoors. This is your guide to special events and things to do this month in Paducah, Kentucky!
Things to Do in July
July in Paducah always begins with a bang at the Independence Day Celebration. This year, the beloved annual event has adapted to encourage social distancing with high aerial fireworks that will be viewable from neighborhoods and parking areas across Paducah. The Moonlight Bike Ride has also adjusted its format offering a multi-day invitation and self-guided tour experience beginning at BikeWorld, Bikes & Fitness.
The Carson Center presents Movies by Moonlight, a series of outdoor screenings the terrace overlooking the Ohio River. The Homegrown Paducah Farmers’ Market continues in Historic Downtown on Saturdays and with the addition of a new Mid-Week Farmers’ Market at Carson Park on Tuesdays. Street Beat Fridays bring live local music to the gazebo in Historic Downtown, adding ambience to the expanded outdoor dining experience on Market Square.
More local museums and attractions are set to reopen on July 1 with special exhibits and experiences. River Discovery Center's grand reopening is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the pilothouse simulator — Escape to Alcatraz! Yeiser Art Center also opens July 1 with the Wastelanders Summer Show 2020.
The galleries of the National Quilt Museum which reopened in June are filled with diverse and inspiring stories including Rita’s Quilt, OURstory: Human Right Stories in Fabric and African Jazz Series by Michael Cummings. The Featured Artist Series at Art Guild of Paducah resumes in July with a showcase of work by local working artists Bill Renzulli and Kathy Knotts.
For summer camp offerings, preview youth workshop venues including Market House Theatre and River Discovery Center offering educational and cultural activities for various ages and interests. Meanwhile, McCracken County Public Library continues to offer virtual experiences with a robust line-up of youth and teen summer reading programs ongoing through the summer months.
View our COVID-19 resource page for the latest COVID-19 response and reopening updates including health and safety guidelines being implemented across the destination.