54th Annual Dogwood Trail runs through April

dogwood trail
The lighting of the dogwood trail in Paducah became a tradition in April 1964 when the Civic Beautification Board began the tradition of touring Paducah in bloom at night. The first trail was two blocks long along Sycamore in Paducah’s west end. It is now a 10-mile driving tour traversing downtown, LowerTown, and other residential neighborhoods. The tour showcases Dogwood, Japanese Maple, Red Bud, and Weeping Cherry trees as well as blooming garden areas and other flowering species.

Blooms were a bit later than normal this year.

Other events include:

  • April 19:  Paducah Dogwood Barn Quilt Painting at MAKE Paducah from 5:30-8:00 pm. **CLOSED**
  • April 23-25:  Dogwood Art and Photography Contest entries will be accepted  from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Paducah School of Art & Design, 905 Harrison Street. Judging will be April 27.
  • April 26:  Dogwood Trolley Ride
  • April 29:  Dogwood Bike Ride will leave from BikeWorld at 2:30 pm.
  • April 29:  Dogwood Bike Ride will leave from BikeWorld at 2:30 pm.
  • April 30 – May 11:  Dogwood Art and Photography Contest entries on display at the Paducah School of Art & Design.
  • May 8:  Dogwood Art and Photography Contest awards presentation to the contest winners will be held at the Paducah Board of Commissioners meeting.

For more information and a map, visit website.