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Area wineries are gearing up for autumn with calendars full of cozy events and menus packed with seasonal selections. Here's what you can expect at wineries close by Cape Girardeau this fall.  Apple Creek Vineyard and Winery Apple Creek Vineyard and Winery is located on it's namesake about 20 minutes from Cape Girardeau in Friedheim, Missouri. Decks overlook the pretty creek, and picnic tables are scattered throughout the wooded grounds hugging the tasting room. Apple Creek Vineyard and Winery is an estate winery where all of their wine ... Read More
Celebrate the Great Outdoors in Cape Girardeau this Fall with this weekend full of Mother Nature's best! (Psst: Get all of the info below in this handy print-and-go itinerary here.) Need a place to camp? A full listing of lodging is here, from woodsy primitive tent sites to RV set ups with all kinds amenities - plus hotels and more.   Saturday morning, get your weekend rolling with a visit to the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.  The system of hiking trails behind the center is a hidden gem, and features varied terrain an... Read More
Experience eras ranging from Columbus' seafaring days in the late 1400s to early days in our river city in the 1700s all the way to WWII and everything in between September 29th, 30th and October 1st in Cape Girardeau at a weekend packed with history of all shapes and sizes! (Psst: This custom map covers all of the events happening this weekend, and has handy parking information. Check it out here!) Sailing museums the 'Pinta' and the 'Nina' will be docked at Riverfront Park and open for tours Friday, September 29th - Monday,October 2nd&nbs... Read More
Fair week is upon us - the SEMO District Fair kicks off Saturday, September 9 and runs through Saturday, September 16! We put our heads together to come up with everything you need to know so you can have the most fun humanly possible at the SEMO District Fair. 1. Start the party with a parade The Annual Fair Parade officially kicks off the SEMO District Fair on Saturday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. Find a spot along Broadway and Kingshighway from Capaha Park to the fairgrounds at Arena Park and get ready to hear area marching bands, see the flo... Read More
August 21, 2017 was a day to remember! The sky put on quite a show, and we got to enjoy the day at the Cape Girardeau Sportsplex along with 3,000 new friends.  We welcomed folks from 18 U.S. States, five countries - England, Mexico, Canada, Lithuania and Australia - and filled up every hotel room, campsite and spare room in town. Streetlights automatically turned on, bugs came out, the temperature dropped and this celestial event was more than can be described. Here are some highlights from Monday's event: ... Read More
Tunes at Twilight is back for the Fall 2017 season with a line up to enjoy on a picnic blanket on the courthouse gazebo lawn, sipping a beverage and snacking on something tasty.  Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. at the Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo lawn on Friday August 11, 18, 25, September 1, 8 and 15.   August 11: Jed Zimmerman is quickly becoming hailed as a troubadour talent out of Memphis, Tennessee. August 18:  Bottle Rocket Cabaret is comprised of  John Latini and Jamie-Sue Seal and presents a lively collection o... Read More
One of the best parts of Cape Girardeau is that all four seasons are enjoyed to the max. We're in the dog days of summer and it is HOT. Cool off with these cool treats in Cape Girardeau the next time the mercury creeps up there.  Old fashioned, homemade ice cream made with local fruit and real cream served up in a vintage ice cream parlor in downtown Cape Girardeau? Do not miss Creme and Cone inside Spanish Street Mercantile on your next visit; if you're lucky, the peach ice cream won't be sold out. You'll know if you're there when waffle... Read More
Hop aboard the brand new, FREE trolley making it's way on a loop around historic downtown Cape Girardeau and explore more of downtown without having to worry about your car. The Downtown Trolley will be running it's route every Thursday from 4 - 11 p.m., Friday's from Noon - 11 p.m. and Saturdays from Noon - 11 p.m. this summer. Here are the businesses within a few blocks of each stop: Stop 1 at Middle Street Stock up on moccasins and cowboy boots at Bob's Shoe Service. Shivelbine's Music Store, a downtown anchor for decades. ... Read More
You've heard everyone talking about it and might have wondered what all the fuss is about, so we've collected all of the eclipse info and events centered around this celestial event in Cape Girardeau!  Cape Girardeau will experience about 1 minute and 48 seconds under the Moon's shadow in this once-in-a-lifetime event on Monday, August 21, 2017. The edge of the moon will start to overlap the edge of the sun at 11:52 a.m., and the sun will be completely covered by the moon, called totality, at 1:20 p.m.  The moon will stop coveri... Read More
Summer is here and so is the heat, so we rounded up all kinds of good-to-know info on Cape Girardeau's pools and water parks, plus a few extras just because!  Cape Splash Cape Splash has it all, from a lazy river to tons of water slides, a watery playground, spray pad, vortex pool and everything in between - plus the brand new Ship Wreck Island - and you can enjoy all of this water park fun daily.  Fun extras at Cape Splash above and beyond their normal operating hours you might enjoy include: Twilight hours, every Monday-Thu... Read More
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