The Lower Town Arts & Music Festival celebrates the cultural richness of Western Kentucky with the region’s most outstanding visual, performing and culinary arts. The free festival features vendor booths showcasing more than 50 visiting artists along with open studios and galleries of Lower Town’s resident artists, live music on three outdoor stages and a Taste of Paducah featuring local food vendors.

Gather with local Kentuckians to feast on mouthwatering hickory-smoked meats at Barbecue on the River! Event itinerary is subject to change. Visit bbqontheriver.org for updates!

Gather with local Kentuckians to feast on mouthwatering hickory-smoked meats at Barbecue on the River! Event itnerary is subject to change. Visit bbqontheriver.org for updates!

The dragons are coming back to Paducah's riverfront for the 7th Annual Dragon boat Festival in 2018. Gather your team or watch as the River Discovery Center hosts dragon boat races on the Ohio River. Family fun activity with a kids area and food vendors. Races run in heats beginning at 9am. Colorful dragon boats with 16 paddlers and a creatively dressed drummer race 3 races each. Proceeds benefit the educational programs of the River Discovery Center.

The dragons are coming back to Paducah's riverfront for the 7th Annual Dragon boat Festival in 2018. Gather your team or watch as the River Discovery Center hosts dragon boat races on the Ohio River. Family fun activity with a kids area and food vendors. Races run in heats beginning at 9am. Colorful dragon boats with 16 paddlers and a creatively dressed drummer race 3 races each. Proceeds benefit the educational programs of the River Discovery Center.

The McCracken County FFA Alumni present the annual Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show, Fall Festival and Fall on the Farm. See antique engines, tractors, cars and trucks on display, many with running engines.
 

 Paducah's Fall Fiber Festival returns September 15, 2018. Featuring fiber art workshops, demonstrations, vendors and children activities Visit the website for a full schedule of classes and more information on instructors, vendors and more.
 

For lodging information and trip planning resources, visit the AQS QuiltWeek page on our website. Paducah welcomes international and domestic quilters attend the Annual AQS QuiltWeek. In addition to the exhibits of the most exquisite quilts being created today, AQS hosts a variety of special events, a vendor mall with nearly 400 vendor booths and a series of workshops and lectures. More than 5,000 quilters participate in AQS workshops and classes conducted by world-renowned instructors each year.
 

For lodging information and trip planning resources, visit the AQS QuiltWeek page on our website. Paducah welcomes international and domestic quilters attend the Annual AQS QuiltWeek. In addition to the exhibits of the most exquisite quilts being created today, AQS hosts a variety of special events, a vendor mall with nearly 400 vendor booths and a series of workshops and lectures. More than 5,000 quilters participate in AQS workshops and classes conducted by world-renowned instructors each year.
 

Pay tribute to Paducah's African American heritage with memorial service, homecoming picnic, salute to Black Music, golf tournament and fashion show. Special events will provide a means of inspiration through reflection on a history of achievements.
The 2018 schedule of events will be posted as it is available.
 

Bring the entire family to the riverfront for a spectacular concert and fireworks display. Enjoy an evening of family fun with food, fireworks, and free entertainment on Wilson Stage on Paducah’s riverfront.
 

Children's activities, rides, talent contest and show, beauty contest and show, harness racing, car racing, horse and livestock shows, demolition derby, motorcycle races, variety show, exhibits, midway, and live entertainment. 
 

Come experience Paducah’s newest festival on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Historic Downtown Paducah on the corner of 2nd and Broadway (next to the flood wall). Your ticket to PA*BREW*CAH Beer Fest includes a commemorative beer glass, live music and the opportunity to sample unique craft beer.
 

Don't miss the thrill and excitement of live harness horse racing at Bluegrass Downs. The 5/8 mile track hosts up to 10 daily races. Race office hours are from 8 AM to noon on Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 AM to 3 PM on Thursday and Friday during live racing season. Simulcast thoroughbred racing year-round including the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup.
 

The River Tin Street Rods host the Riverfront Rod Run downtown and along the riverfront in June. The car show fesatures more than 400 street rods (1948 & older modified antique cars), activities, dining, and live tnertainment.
 

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