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

Touch a Truck
Fall Parks Photography Contest
Halloween Short Story Contest
Veterans Day Poster and Essay Contest
Veterans Day Awards (Patriot and Distinguished Veteran) and Events
Christmas Cards in the Park
Candy Cane Hunt
Christmas Parade
Paducah Homegrown Holiday Market
I Heart Presidents Day
Parents Night Out
Snow Sculpture Contest

Spring/Summer Events

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
FootGolf Paducah Open

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.