Special Events

Annual Special Events

Paducah Parks & Recreation offers several annual special events in addition to the numerous classes, camps, and sports leagues.  The events are listed in the order they usually occur during the calendar year.

Fall/Winter Events

Tiny Tot Crafts Series

Touch a Truck

Fall Parks Photography Contest

Halloween Short Story Contest


Pumpkin Walk

Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest

Veterans Day Awards (Patriot and Distinguished Veteran) and Events

Christmas Cards in the Park

Cookies with Santa

Candy Cane Hunt

Christmas Parade

Paducah Homegrown Holiday Market

I Heart Presidents Day

Parents Night Out

Snow Sculpture Contest

Spring/Summer Events

Tiny Tot St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Breakfast with the Bunny

Greenway Trail Fun Run

Movies in the Park

Noble Park Fish Out

Paducah Regatta

Tennis Draw Your Partner Doubles

Street Beats (concerts)

Independence Day Celebration/Fireworks

Paddle Up Paducah Pickleball Tournament

Dog Park Photography Contest


Below are Special Events in Paducah hosted by organizations outside of Paducah Parks & Recreation.

Emancipation Celebration (August 8th) and Parade
Labor Day Parade
Christmas in the Park Light Display

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.