City Hall: City Hall located at 300 South 5th Street and the Parks & Recreation Department office located at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive will be closed on Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
Trash Collection: There will be NO residential trash collection or brush collection on Thursday, July 4. Thursday’s routes will be collected on Friday, July 5 along with Friday’s routes. If you have questions, contact the Engineering-Public Works Department at 270-444-8511.
Noble Park Pool: The Noble Park Pool will be open from noon until 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. The normal operating hours for the pool are Tuesday through Saturday 12-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and children at least four years old; $2 for children younger than four years of age; and $3 for seniors.
Robert Coleman Sprayground: The Robert Coleman Sprayground located at Husbands Street and Walter Jetton Drive will be open for the holiday. The sprayground is open daily from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. through Labor Day.
Enjoy the 4th with Paducah: The City of Paducah invites your entire family to downtown Paducah for the Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4 to enjoy a full day of fun with food, fireworks, a large-scale community art project, kid-friendly activities, and free entertainment. Due to the level of the Ohio River, the music will be on a stage set up in the Farmers' Market parking lot adjacent to Jefferson Street instead of on Wilson Stage. The event is sponsored in part by Independence Bank.
An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people come each year to downtown Paducah to enjoy Paducah’s celebration. Food vendors will begin serving by 1 p.m. on North 2nd Street between Jefferson and Monroe with live music and entertainment on the main stage beginning at 4 p.m.
Music: Paducah is excited to present an amazing, free opportunity to see Parmalee from 7:45 until 9 p.m. on the main stage. Payton Taylor kicks off the main stage music at 4:15 p.m. with the Atomic Bombshells hitting the stage at 5:15 p.m. followed by Matt Smith at 6:15.
There will be music at the 2nd Street Gazebo from 2 until 4 p.m. featuring Jumper Cables.
Fireworks: The City has contracted again with Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics for the fireworks show. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. with the fireworks discharged from a barge provided by Pine Bluff Materials. The tug is provided by Ingram Barge Company. The City of Paducah appreciates the support of the tug and barge companies in making this event such a success. The creative show is choreographed to music with speakers placed along the riverfront. If a thunderstorm is in the area at the scheduled time for the fireworks, the fireworks show will be delayed until the weather clears. The Paducah Fire and Police Departments and the U.S. Coast Guard will be at the event for additional safety.
The Kidz Zone will be from 5 until 8 p.m. on Broadway and between Water and Second Street and in the area near the Farmers' Market Pavilion. The Independence Bank Train will be there to give rides to the youngsters. Kids can enjoy Adrenaline Mobile Laser Tag, corn hole, Unplugged Putt Putt, large yard games, face painting, Mission Balloons, William Carter Photo Style Pictures, Bax Illustration Caricaturist, and much more.
Community Art Project: For the fifth year in a row, Better than Ever, Paducah Parks & Recreation, and the Police Department have organized a large-scale community art project. Light Up the Night will be on display near the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Between 5 and 8 p.m., stop by to contribute to this community art project.
Road Closures, Parking, and Boating Information: Boaters will need to use the Ohio River Boat Launch at 6th and Burnett Streets since the floodwall opening at Broadway will be closed on July 4.
Premium parking (while it lasts) is available adjacent to the Convention Center complex in the location of the former Executive Inn hotel. Access to the Farmers' Market parking lot and a portion of the downtown gazebo parking lot will be restricted to allow for set up beginning at 3 p.m. on July 3. The following roads will close to traffic at 7 a.m. on July 4: Broadway at 2nd Street, the east side of Market Square, and Jefferson Street at 3rd Street.
For more information including a map of the event, visit http://paducahky.gov/events/2019-independence-day-celebration.
Date of release: June 27, 2019