Paducah: Celebrate Main Street

We welcome you to historic Paducah. We invite you to come and stay awhile! Paducah was first admired by William Clark as he made his way downriver in the early 1800s. Many others through the centuries, including famed humorist Irvin Cobb, would come to admire the river city as a beautiful place to linger. Today it's still a favored destination for those who long for the hospitality of a small town with all the amenities of a world-class UNESCO city. For more than 20 years, the City of Paducah has flourished with its Main Street program. The City of Paducah with the executive board & Paducah Main Street, serves the community through promoting economic development in Paducah’s historic downtown and the Lower Town Arts District.

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Paducah Renaissance Alliance

Paducah: Create a Memory

Paducah's historic downtown and Lower Town Arts District offer a wide variety of arts, recreation, and entertainment venues sure to appeal to every taste and style. Five museums, 36 galleries and studios, 21 local eateries, more than 30 specialty shops, as well as ongoing festivals and events are all situated in one of the most charming river cities in the country.

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Paducah Renaissance Alliance

Paducah: Build a Life

Paducah's historic downtown and the Lower Town Arts District are among the most charming and desirable neighborhoods in the country. With arts, culture and recreation all within walking distance and an excess of charm and personality, the historic Renaissance Area offers the highest quality of life. Visit the Downtown Farmers’ Market from now through mid-November for a wide selection of produce, breads, herbs, and fresh honey.

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Paducah Renaissance Alliance

Paducah: Develop a Business

Paducah Main Street has amassed all of the economic development, regulatory, and business resources you'll need to establish a thriving business in the historic area. It is committed to the economic health and vitality of the downtown and the LowerTown Arts District, offering ongoing marketing support, in addition to significant incentives to build successful businesses within the district.

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Paducah Renaissance Alliance



   Everyone loves downtown Paducah! And everyone loves a love story!


If you have a special love story, share it and enter our Downtown Lowertown Love Story contest and celebrate Valentine's Day in a VERY special way. We've gathered a "love boat load" of special gifts and experiences for you and your special someone thanks to our loving members of Paducah Main Street. Make a memory this Valentine's Day that will linger in your heart for years to come.









   JANUARY 2015



National Quilt Museum Events

On Display- Motion from Contemporary QuiltART Association


Luther F. Carson Center Events

Jan. 30th- Popovich Comdey Pet Theatre- 6:45 pm


McCracken County Library Events

Jan. 23rd nd 24th- Friends of the Library Book Sale

Jan. 24th- The TIme Travelers Book Club: Van Gogh and Friends 1-2pm

Jan. 25th- Read Like a Girl Book Club: Matilda 3-4pm



Jan. 26th- 6:30 to 9 pm- Ephemera Paducah Beginner's Stained Glass 6-week series

Jan. 29th- 6:30 - 9 pm- Ephemera Paducah- Mixed Media Club

Jan. 30th- 5:30 to 6:30 pm & 6:30 to 7:30 pm- Ephemera Paducah-Fast-Piece Applique book Launch & Trunk Show

Jan. 31st- 9 am to 4pm-Ephemera Paducah-  Free-Falling: A Fast Piece Applique Workshop with Rose Hughes





At a time when funding for the arts is being cut, Paducah fosters an environment where artists and the arts can flourish. The program began in August 2000 and has become a national model for using the arts for economic development.

Artist Relocation Program

Economic incentives are available to qualified investors looking to locate their businesses within the district.

Business Recruitment

Available Properties
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