Holiday Parade in Paducah, KY

Holiday Parade in downtown Paducah sponsored by Parks Services Department. Parade begins at 14th and Broadway and disbands at 2nd and Broadway. Evening parade with floats, bands and of course, Santa.

River City Mardi Gras:
Held late February. A weekend celebration featuring a parade, children's activities, music and masquerade ball.

Christmas in Paducah (Late November – December)
Also during Christmas in Paducah at Late November - December featuring holiday parade, shopping, dining, and holiday theatre productions. Holiday parade, Noble Park light display, holiday concerts, theater productions, shopping, a candlelight Christmas trail, festival of lights, horsedrawn carriage rides, holiday concerts, and theater productions and more. 800.PADUCAH

4th of July - the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress as an official way to declare the United States’ independence from Great Britain. Every year in the United States still celebrate that independence with parades, festivals, barbecues, fireworks and picnics. Many families, after the fourth of July parades, have family gatherings, picnics, barbeques and parties. On the fourth of July there is much fun to be had by everyone.

Although thousands upon thousands of people visit famous sites to celebrate the Fourth of July, there are many more thousands quietly or maybe not so quietly celebrating at home in Paducah with their loved ones. Whenever there is a parade, the streets are lined with people long before the parade commences. Often, the people in the parade throw candy to the crowd especially to the children. Small children are often hoisted up on the shoulders of their parents, a float with people dressed up to look like the signers of the Declaration of Independence so that they may see better. Often, there are contests, party for best float in the annual parades.

Labor Day Celebration (September 1)

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Show (September 18 - 20)
Antique engines, tractor pulls, flea market, barbecue, parade, music and more. 270.443.5595

Veteran’s Day Parade (Nov. 11)
Veterans’ Day concert and Parade through downtown to honor the men & women of the armed forces at Veterans’ Day concert and Parade through downtown to honor the men & women of the armed forces at Historic Downtown. Parade runs along Broadway starting at 2nd Street and ending at 17th Street.

The Carson Center's Wine Tasting & Auction
Walk through the vineyard of Kentucky grapes and enjoy wine and cheese in the tasting room. Annual Distillers Dinner featuring Jimmy Russell from Wild Turkey Distillery. At The Carson Center. Hey kids! Whether you love a big ol' glass or bourbon or not, the Carson Center's Distiller's Dinner is the oh lá lá event of the fall season. It's a lovely, lovely evening, trés ELEGANTÉ, there's always a fab gourmet meal (this year cooked up by Bradley J. Thornton, a single hot chef from The Cliffs in North Carolina), great auction items — and did I mention the bourbon? Grandstand seating for the Macy's holiday parade, tickets to a Coldplay concert in St. Louis, a dinner train party on the Paducah & Louisville Railway, and items for every budget will be auctioned at the Carson Center's Wine Tasting & Auction. Be among the first 20 people to mention iList Paducah when you order tix to the Carson Center's Wine Tasting and Auction or the new Vintner's Luncheon — or both — and you'll receive a FREE GIFT! Call 443.9932, ext. 240 or 241, for the Wine Tasting and Auction, 5 p.m., Thursday, April 16, and choose among these:

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Show September
Antique cars, tractors and engines, tractor pulls, wheat threshing, pulling teams, parades, flea markets, arts & crafts, barbecue and music.
Mid Town Carson Park Fairgrounds, 300 N. 30th St. & Joe Clifton Dr. 270.554.3246

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  • The Official Kentucky Labor Day Parade and picnic, barbecue, live music, political stump speakers, arts and crafts, flea market, live music, & political speakers. Western Kentucky Labor Day Committee will also have flea market and yard sale at Carson Park, Joe Clifton at 28th & Madison St., 7a.m. to 7p.m.

  • Annual Festivals & Events in the area

  • The Lone Oak Lions Club Annual Gas & Steam Engine Show, now in its 32nd year, is a much anticipated tradition in Western Kentucky. In the 22 years since it was started, the show has grown enormously, hosting exhibits of about 800 restored farm machines, antique gasoline and steam-powered machinery, tractors, automobiles, railroad motor cars, wagons, and stagecoaches.

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  • Celebrate Celtic heritage during this three-day, annual September festival with events including children's activities, dancers, athletes, and pipe and drum bands. Since its inception in 1996, the West Kentucky Highland Festival has been the place to be every fall in West Kentucky.