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


 The River Discovery Center announces the third annual Paducah Dragon Boat Festivalto be held atPaducah’s riverfront on Saturday, September   20, 2014.  Proceeds from the event will go towards the educational programs of the center.   

Dragon Boat Racing started in China over 2,500 years ago and has long been their National Sport.  In North America it has grown from relative obscurity 20 years ago, to over 1,000 annual events with over 1,000,000 participants.his exciting sport, now the fastest growing team sport in North America., has become an extremely popular team building activity for community organizations and corporations.  The dragon boats are 40 foot long canoe-like boats with colorful dragon heads and tails.There food for the public from BBQ, pizza, hotdogs, burgers chicken sandwiches and vegetable wraps.   Entrance to the festival is free of charge. The races will begin at 9am and run until approximately 3:30pm with a 30 minute lunch break. 



    Equestrian Paintings by Tim Jaeger VIP Preview


   SHOWTIME-  Wednesday, September 17th 5:00 pm

   The MAC Gallery will be exhibiting the work of Paducah native Tim Jaeger from September 20-December 6, 2014.  As part  ofthis celebration, there will be a VIP Preview and Artist Talk with all proceeds benefiting the Columbia Club Restoration Project.  Food and drink will be provided by Cynthia's Restaurant. 

Tickets are limited and the first 50 people to reserve a spot will receive an original print.

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 Upcoming Events

         September 20th
       Dragon Boat Festival

    September 25, 26, & 27th
        BBQ on the RIVER

    August 9 to September 24


         The Yeiser Art Center Presents 

 Clyde Lawter "This Land and Its People"



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

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