Special Events

Annual Special Events

Paducah Parks and Recreation offers several annual special events in addition to the numerous classes, camps, and sports leagues.  Some of the special events organized by Paducah Parks & Recreation are competitions, visit Event Winners to view the contest winners.  The events listed below are divided by season:  Spring-Summer and Fall-Winter.  Click an event to learn more about how to get involved.  The events are listed in the order they usually occur during the calendar year.

Fall/Winter Events

Touch a Truck
Halloween Short Story Contest
FootGolf Paducah Open
Fountain Avenue Fall Festival
Distinguished Veteran Award
Patriot Award
Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest
Veterans Day Parade
Candy Cane Hunt
Christmas Parade
Paducah Homegrown Holiday Market 
Hot Shot Basketball Contest
I Heart Presidents Day
Snow Sculpture Contest

Spring/Summer Events

Easter Eggstravaganza
Movies in the Park
Concerts at the Park
Noble Park Fish Out Fishing Tournament
Paducah Regatta
Tennis Draw Your Partner Doubles
RIVERfront Concert Series
Independence Day Celebration/Fireworks

Special Events in Paducah hosted by organizations outside of Paducah Parks and Recreation

Emancipation Celebration (August 8th) and Parade

Labor Day Parade

Christmas Cards in the Park


Dogs at Special Events - As a reminder, pets are allowed at city-sponsored community events; however, for the public’s safety, the City’s dog ordinance, Chapter 14 lists requirements.  The dog must be licensed by McCracken County Animal Control or by any other state or county and restrained by a leash or other lead that is no longer than three feet.