Special Events

Annual Special Events

The Parks Services Department offers several annual special events in addition to the numerous classes, camps, and sports leagues.  Some of the special events organized by the Parks Services Department 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

Labor Day Parade
Touch a Truck
Halloween Short Story Contest
FootGolf Paducah Open
Fountain Avenue Fall Festival
Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Contest (Wooftober)
Distinguished Veteran Award
Patriot Award
Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest
Veterans Day Parade
Candy Cane Hunt
Christmas Ugly Sweater Fun Run
Christmas Parade
Christmas Cards in the Park 
Paducah Homegrown Holiday Market
I Heart Presidents Day
Snow Sculpture Contest

Spring/Summer Events

Leprechaun Hunt
Easter Egg Dash
Spring Break Camp
National Club Baseball Association Youth Clinic
Movies in the Park
Concerts at the Park
Noble Park Fish Out Fishing Tournament
Paducah Regatta
Adventure by Bike Camp
Tennis Draw Your Partner Doubles
RIVERfront Concert Series
Independence Day Celebration/Fireworks
Emancipation Celebration (August 8th) and Parade

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.