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Here is your guide to making memories with your family this summer in Cape Girardeau without spending a dime!  1. The Cape Public Library has a summer packed with events, and their children's area has toys, sensory boards, play kitchens and more while teens enjoy their own space complete with gaming systems.  It's a great (free!) spot to while away a rainy afternoon or jump in on a planned activity.  2. Check out a kid's fishing reel and bait and kick back while your little one tosses a line in the kid's fishing pond, or c... Read More
Live like a local for a few days in Cape Girardeau with this guide to our river city's farmer's markets!  Music fills the air at the Cape Riverfront Market, where vendors are sporting freshly harvested fruits and vegetables that reflect the best of the seasons.  Artisan bread, local honey and crafts are on sale, and food trucks and nearby coffee shops make this a great place to hang out for a while under the shady trees in the heart of historic downtown Cape Girardeau.  The Cape Riverfront Market runs Saturdays from 8 a.m. - Noo... Read More
The Glenn House, a restored Victorian mansion with views of the river on Spanish Street, has been a classic part of Cape Girardeau’s offerings to visitors since it opened for tours in 1980 after a substantial restoration and regularly offers tons of reasons to visit from their Christmas tours to their inclusion in First Friday with the Arts, Pumpkinpalooza, whiskey tastings and everything in between.  This spring as they open for their May-October touring season, the folks at the Glenn House are bringing the stories of the domestic s... Read More
Free concerts under the stars on a hill overlooking the Mighty Mississippi are back with Tunes at Twilight, kicking off Friday May 12th at 7 p.m.! The Spring season continues every Friday for six weeks on May 19, May 26, June 2, June 9 and June 16.   Here's a sneak peek at what you'll hear on the Common Pleas Courthouse lawn at one of these free, award-winning concerts this spring: May 12: The Gordons are a husband and wife duo who were baptized by bluegrass and have been making folk music ever since with their guitar and Appalachian aut... Read More
Have you noticed new sculptures popping up along Broadway? Seven new sculptures juried by Jennifer Torres with input from the Public Art Committee are dotted up and down Broadway, from Pacific Street all the way down to Main Street.  The 2017 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit was installed in early April 2017, replacing the 2016 sculptures. The sculptures will be in place until April of 2018, so take a walk down Broadway and check out this year’s batch.  Materials used in this year's pieces include aluminum, steel structural tubin... Read More
August 21, 2017 feels far away, but hotels are booking up quickly for the total solar eclipse that afternoon. Plan your trip to Cape Girardeau to experience 1 minute 48 seconds of totality!  Watch the first total solar eclipse visible in Cape Girardeau since 1869 on Monday, August 21, 2017 from the Cape Sportsplex.  We'll have free t-shirts commemorating this celestial event for the first 200 attendees, and glasses on hand for the first 1,000.  Food trucks will be on hand and you'll have a chance to take in this incredible event... Read More
Experience local historic attractions over a weekend that brings the past to life this spring.  We took care of the planning, all you have to do is show up and get ready to step back in time in Cape Girardeau!  Get your print-and-go PDF of the following attractions here.  Kick off your weekend Saturday morning with a tour of Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, home to a Civil War era four-story mill that grinds wheat and corn into flour and mill.  One of the only four remaining covered bridges in the state of Missouri ... Read More
The weather couldn't be more inviting for a stroll on Main Street in downtown Cape Girardeau! The #MainStreetCape sidewalk construction project has moved to the North block of Main between Broadway and Themis streets, and shops and restaurants are open and welcome your business while work continues. Here's a peek at what you'll find! Shopping Renaissance has fresh spring vignettes set up throughout their shop. You'll find everything you need to set a beautiful Easter table inside. Lattitudes let's you shop with a clear conscience -... Read More
April Showers do make for May flowers, but until then, here are some fun things to do inside in Cape Girardeau! The Great Outdoors: Inside Get hands on with nature inside the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center.  Kiddos can trace animal prints with crayons, play in the puppet theatre, peer at the wildlife that calls the nature center home, crawl through an oversize beaver dam and spot birds and squirrels from an indoor wildlife viewing station. Exhibits are for all ages, and this facility is 100% free!  Local Shops With ant... Read More
Food tastes even better served outside under a sunny blue sky, doesn't it?  When there's a pretty spring day on the forecast, head to one of these restaurants enjoy your meal alfresco with this guide to outdoor dining in Cape Girardeau!  Casual Dining Beef O'Brady's Burrito-Ville Cup 'N Cork Dexter Queen Jimmy John's Keller's My Daddy's Cheesecake Smokehouse 61 Socials Cafe Stevie's Steakburger The Library Zoi's Gyros Corner Fine Dining Celebrations Farradda... Read More
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