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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
What better spot to work on your practice than the banks of the Mighty Mississippi? Every Saturday this summer, Parks and Recreation is offering a unique, accessible yoga class that lets out just in time for the Cape Riverfront Market! Every Saturday in June and July, join a couple dozen yogis at Riverfront Park at 8 a.m. for an hour of Hatha yoga that welcomes all levels of fitness.  Aside from the scenery (get a load of that view!), Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation class leaders Kelly and Danielle organized the classes at the riverf... Read More
Get out of town, have some fun and make memories with your family - heck, we did the planning for you, just pack up and head our way! (Print-and-go itinerary is right here).  Start your weekend on Saturday morning with a donut the size of your head at the Cape Riverfront Market.  Fresh produce and locally produced goods are livened up with musical performances, demos, food trucks and more. Kick back under a shady tree and dig in to that yummy donut.    After th... Read More
Ahoy maties, Ship Wreck Island has sailed in to Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center, now open for Summer 2017! Walk the plank over the 700 foot lazy river and set off on a swashbuckling adventure on the new pirate ship, where your kids can climb aboard and have lots of watery fun. Hop aboard a sunny yellow tube and take a few turns around that lazy river, with a dip in the waterfall to finish it off.  Stash your stuff under a shady Funbrella, and challenge your older kids to a... Read More
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
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