Saturday is shaping up to be a hectic day in Paducah for those looking to get out into the community.
In addition to recurring events like the weekly Downtown Farmer’s Market, various groups and organizations invite members of the community to join and support their events.
Saturday also marks the first performance of Street Beats for the 2022 season, with live musicians every Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the corner of Second Street and Broadway.
Baptist Health Paducah is hosting its annual Spokes for Strokes Bike Tour on Saturday, with riders taking off from Baptist Health Paducah’s Imaging Center at 8 a.m. The family event includes four different route options: 10 miles, 20 miles, 35 miles and 65 miles.
Rest stops, driver assistance and gear assistance are available on all routes. The helmet is compulsory for all cyclists. Entrants can register online through Friday evening at bikesignup.com by searching for “Spokes for Strokes 2022” under the “Find a Ride” button at the top of the page.
River Tin Street Rods is hosting its 45th annual River Tin Rod Run Saturday at 2900 Irvin Cobb Dr. in Paducah, with a rain date scheduled for June 11 if needed. The show will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., registration will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and prizes will be announced at 3:00 p.m.
The show is open to all American-made hot rods, customs, classic cars, muscle cars, and motorcycles that were manufactured in 1972 or earlier. More information is available on the River Tin Rod Run Facebook page.
The Paducah Parks and Recreation Department presents the Noble Park Fish Out Tournament for children ages 5-12 on Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. at Lake Montgomery. The catch and release tournament is free for participants and no fishing license is required.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Shelter 10, located across from Noble Park Pool. Children can bring their own rod and bait, or they can borrow a rod and bait from the Parks and Recreation Department while supplies last. Gift bags will be distributed to the first 75 people registered. More information is available at paducahky.gov/noble-park-fish-out.
Also taking place in Noble Park is the first-ever Turning Point recovery walk to combat substance use disorder. The free event is an opportunity for the community to support people recovering from substance use disorder.
The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Grand Pavilion by the pool in Noble Park on Saturday with speakers sharing their experiences of dealing with substance use disorders and their recovery journeys and will be followed by a community walk at Noble Park. There will also be food, prizes, fellowship and kid-friendly activities.
Another new event, Paducah Pridefest, is happening downtown Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. in the parking lot behind Johnson Bar. Paducah Pridefest is meant to celebrate the local LGBTQ+ community and honor the diversity of the community. A donation of $5 is suggested.
Activities include live music and drag performances as well as over 30 non-profit vendors and stalls available on site and nearby.