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


Come join us in Paducah, KY for three great days of barbecue as 35 plus BBQ teams from Western Kentucky and beyond cook up over 80,000 pounds of pork and chicken in hopes of taking home the coveted Grand Champions trophy. Along with delicious mouthwatering food and fabulous fun you will be helping out many local charitable organization. Make your plans now to be in Paducah Thursday through Saturday, September 25, 26, and 27, 2014 for our 20th Ever BBQ on the River!

There will also be a SPECIAL ticketed event Wednesday, September 24th. General admission is $10.00 with reserved seating for $25. There will be a fabulous meal and reserved tables for 10 for $500. 

Call (270) 534-5951 for details about Porkstock                      




 Upcoming Events

    October 4th 

       Downtown Zombie Walk 

      Paducah Farmer’s Market

          Pumpkin Palooza Festival

     October 11th

           Second Saturday Gallery Walk-            LowerTown Arts District

     October 18th

       OKTOBERFEST Maiden Alley

     October 23-25th

              KHC Preservation Conference








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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