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AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah | April 27-30, 2022

AQS QuiltWeek – Paducah is in full swing for 2022! Plan your visit to include shopping, dining, and more in Downtown Paducah, home of the National Quilt Museum!

SHOW HOURS: Wednesday-Friday, 9 AM-6 PM; Saturday, 9 AM-4 PM


LOCATION: Paducah-McCracken County Convention & Expo Center, 415 Park Avenue, and other Paducah venues.

Water of Life Festival: a Kentucky Heritage Celebration | May 7th, 2022

The first annual Water of Life Kentucky Cultural Festival presented by Barrel & Bond Bourbon Bar kicks off May 7th! This event will celebrate all things Kentucky, and feature live music, bourbon tastings, and Derby & Kentucky themed specials in shops and restaurants across the district all day long. Find family fun with the Kentucky Kids activity area from River Discovery on Water Street or sign your little one up for the first annual stick-horse race right on Broadway! Listen for the trumpets at 5:15 for your cue to find a table at your favorite venue to see the Run for the Roses at the end of the evening.

Lower Town Arts & Music Festival | May 13–14, 2022

The Lower Town Arts & Music Festival returns to the Lower Town Arts District for 2022! LTAMF is a celebration of all things art, community, and music. Set in the historic Lower Town Arts District, the festival offers a weekend full of musical, culinary, and artistic talent from Western Kentucky and the surrounding region. Don’t miss the Lower Town After-Parties hosted by Paducah Beer Werks. Street parking is available throughout the Lower Town neighborhood.


Please contact us with any questions or comments. We'll get back in touch as soon as we can.

Note:  If you have comments or questions regarding the downtown Farmer's Market, festivals, Live on the River, or the Riverfront Concert Series, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 1400 H.C. Mathis Drive (270-444-8508).

Paducah Planning Department

(2nd floor of City Hall)
300 South 5th Street
Paducah, KY 42003


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