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Mark Your Calendars for 2018 Events in Cape Girardeau

Mark your calendars for a year of fun, engaging events in Cape Girardeau, Missouri! Here's what's happening, month by month, and you can see all of these events - and many more! - on our event calendar.  January Winter Tree ID Cardinal Caravan Bootheel Bluegrass Festival Cinderella: The Opera John Mceuen STOMP February First Friday with the Arts Maple Sugaring Mary Poppins the Musical Family Day at Crisp Museum: Rockrageous A Taste of Romance on the Mississippi River Hills Wine... Read More

'Tis the Season in Cape Girardeau: Holiday Happenings 2017

The holidays are here in Cape Girardeau! We've gathered local holiday happenings and Christmas classics in one spot so you can get seriously festive this holiday season. Christmas at the Glenn House Christmas at the Glenn House opens for their annual holiday tours the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 24th, and you can wander through this beautifully decorated Victorian home every Saturday and Sunday afternoon the last weekend in November and every Saturday and Sunday in December from 1 - 4 p.m. (November 24, 25 and 26, December 2, 3, 9,10... Read More

Where you Can Find Santa in Cape Girardeau this Holiday Season

Do you have a Christmas wish list to pass on to Mr. Claus, or have a little one who does? Here's where you can find Santa this holiday season in Cape Girardeau!  Downtown Christmas Open House Plan to attend the Downtown Christmas Open House on Friday, December 1st and take pictures with Santa in his workshop. During the Open House's Saturday events, you can journey to Whoville and meet the Grinch. When: Friday, December 1st, 5 - 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 2nd, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Where: Friday night's Santa's workshop is loca... Read More

A Historic Weekend in Cape Girardeau

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 - Sunday, October 8th fr... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About the SEMO District Fair

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

Recapping the Total Solar Eclipse

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's Fall 2017 Season

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

Your Guide to the Eclipse in Cape Girardeau

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

Tunes at Twilight's Spring 2017 Season

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

Plan Your Visit to the Dark Side of the Moon

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
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