Things to Do in Paducah

Inspiration. Creativity. Heritage.

Immerse yourself in the rich American heritage and distinctively creative culture of our UNESCO Creative City! You can create a getaway to remember with just 48 Hours in Paducah or make Paducah home base for a regional road trip.

Whether you are visiting this weekend or planning to attend one of our annual festivals or events, preview interactive maps, partner directories and inspiration guides below to customize the Paducah experience to your travel style.


Quilting  |  Arts & Culture  |  History  |  Recreation & Outdoors  |  Family Fun  |  Shopping  |  Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits |  Restaurants  |  Nightlife  |  Tours & Trails  |  Workshops & Creative Experiences  |  Festivals & Annual Events

Annual Festivals & Events

Paducah's signature festivals and annual events honor heritage and culture, highlighting each season with celebration! Save the date for upcoming festivals.


Anchored by long-lasting traditions and year-round quilt and fiber art experiences, Paducah is known as Quilt City USA®. A UNESCO Creative City recognized for connecting cultures through…

Family Fun

Paducah's family-friendly activities and attractions create memorable experiences, rain or shine! Local attractions promise all ages fun, perfect for multi-generational travel.


Creative chefs and restaurateurs have energized Paducah's culinary scene with dining experiences that reflect the diversity of the city and the authentic hospitality that has long been…

Recreation & Outdoors

The captivating natural landscape of the Four Rivers Region makes Paducah a prime setting for a variety of active pursuits.

Arts & Culture

Paducah's creative community inspires, educates and fosters connection through the arts. In the spirit of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, Paducah venues spotlight local creators and…


Voted one of USA Today's 10Best Small Towns for Shopping in 2019, stroll Paducah's tree-lined brick streets to discover one-of-a-kind local wares presented with artistic flair in…

Tours & Trails

Whether you choose to walk, bike, hike or take a horse-drawn carriage or trolley, it is fun and easy to explore. Follow self-guided tour maps and regional heritage trails to encounter iconic…

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