City of Paducah Service Changes for 2024 Independence Day Holiday

Date of Release: 
July 02, 2024

With Thursday’s Independence Day holiday, there are schedule changes for some City services. 

  • City Hall City Hall located at 300 South 5th Street and other city offices will be closed Thursday, July 4
  • Garbage Collection Public Works crews will NOT collect garbage on Thursday, July 4. Thursday’s routes will be collected Friday, July 5 along with Friday’s routes.
  • Compost Facility The City of Paducah Compost Facility located at 1560 North 8th Street is closed to the public on Thursday, July 4.
  • Pool The Noble Park Pool is OPEN on July 4 from 12 until 7 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration Paducah's Independence Day Celebration, sponsored by Ingram Barge Company and Pine Bluff Materials, will be Thursday, July 4 on the riverfront in historic downtown Paducah.

Food vendors will start serving by 5:30 p.m. They will be along the riverfront downstream of Wilson Stage in Schultz Park. Musical entertainment also starts at that time on Wilson Stage at the foot of Broadway. The entertainment lineup is as follows:

  • 5:30 p.m. – Paducah Jazz Patrol
  • 7:00 p.m. – Kentucky Just Us
  • 8:30 p.m. – Paducah Community Band
  • 9:10 p.m. – National Anthem performed by Paducah Community Band
  • 9:15 p.m. – Fireworks Show

The City has contracted with Pyro Shows for a 20-minute display with the fireworks discharged from a barge provided by Pine Bluff Materials. The tug is provided by Ingram Barge Company. If a thunderstorm is in the area at the scheduled time for the fireworks, the fireworks show will be delayed until the weather clears or rescheduled for July 5th. The Paducah Fire and Police Departments, McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, DES, and the U.S. Coast Guard will be at the event for additional safety.

Boaters should use the Ohio River Boat Launch at 6th and Burnett Streets since the floodwall openings at Broadway and Kentucky will close at 9 p.m. on July 3. Schultz Park and the small parking area near the transient boat dock also will close to vehicular traffic at 9 p.m. on July 3.  

On July 4 at 4 p.m., Broadway and Jefferson will close to vehicular traffic from 2nd Street to the floodwall. Water Street from Kentucky to Jefferson also will close at that time.

Parking will be available in several locations including the Farmers’ Market parking lot, Convention Center lots, City’s parking lot at 3rd and Kentucky, and the City Block lot (access from 2nd Street only). 

While pets are allowed at the July 4th Celebration, the City of Paducah’s dog ordinance mandates that the dog must be restrained by a leash or other lead that is no longer than three feet.