Visitors Guide to the
Calendar of Current Events
in the
Mississippi River Meets the Ohio River Region
   
The following is a selection of events in the Mississippi River Meets the Ohio River Region. Cover includes the Missouri Counties of Perry, Cape Girardeau, Scott, and Mississippi, the Western Kentucky Counties of Fulton, Carlisle, and Ballard, and the Illinois Counties of Alexander, Union, and Jackson. Use the links at the bottom of the list for more complete calendars. 
   
  Through August 28, 2018
Art Exhibit
GUEST ARTIST: DAVE CARTER
  VENUE: SIKESTON DEPOT MUSEUM

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturdays through October 27, 2018
Community Farmers and Artisans Market
CAPE RIVERFRONT MARKET

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturdays through October 27, 2018
Seasonal Weekly Event
DOWNTOWN SIKESTON FARMERS' MARKET

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  Thursdays through November 8, 2018
Community Farmers Market
CAPE FARMERS MARKET

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    August 17 - August 25, 2018
Annual County Fair
UNION COUNTY FAIR

Anna, IL
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
  
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    Friday, August 24, 2018
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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    Friday, August 24, 2018
Weekly Musical Performances
TUNES AT TWILIGHT

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    Friday, August 31, 2018
Weekly Musical Performances
TUNES AT TWILIGHT

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  August 31 - September 1, 2018
Annual Community Festival
BENTON NEIGHBOR DAYS

Benton, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 1, 2018
Annual Special Event
INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Monday, September 3, 2018
Annual Special Event
HORSESHOE LAKE LABOR DAY CELEBRATION

Olive Branch, IL
FREE
  
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  Monday, September 3, 2018
Annual Historical Event
LABOR DAY AT FORT D

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Monday, September 3, 2018
Annual Special Event
HORSESHOE LAKE LABOR DAY CELEBRATION

Olive Branch, IL
FREE
  
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    September 4 - September 8, 2018
Annual Community Festival
PECAN FESTIVAL

Hickman, KY
FREE
   
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  Friday, September 7, 2018
Monthly Art Event
FIRST FRIDAY ARTS!

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, September 7, 2017
Weekly Musical Performances
TUNES AT TWILIGHT

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  September 7 - October 28, 2018
Art Exhibit
DENLINGER, HUNT, PALUCZAK, THIELEN: GATHERED BY THE SENSE
 
VENUE: CRISP MUSEUM, SEMO UNIVERSITY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 8, 2018
Special Event
DAY ON THE RIVER

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 8, 2018
Special Event
LIVING HISTORY DAY

East Prairie, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 8, 2018
Annual Special Event
ART, CRAFTS & YARD SALE

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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  Saturday, September 8, 2018
Annual Special Event
RIVERSIDE ART, WINE & BLUES FESTIVAL

Murphysboro, IL
ADMISSION
  
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  Saturday, September 8, 2018
Annual Special Event
DOWNTOWN SIKESTON WINE FESTIVAL

Sikeston, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  September 8 - September 15, 2018
Annual Regional Fair
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE FAIR

Cape Girardeau, MO
ADMISSION
   
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    September 8 - September 15, 2018
Annual Community Festival
FULTON BANANA FESTIVAL

Fulton, KY
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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  September 12 - September 15, 2018
Annual Community Festival
MURPHYSBORO APPLE FESTIVAL

Murphysboro, IL
FREE & $$$$
  
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  Friday, September 14, 2017
Weekly Musical Performances
TUNES AT TWILIGHT

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Sunday, September 16, 2018
Annual Car Show
RIVER TALES CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE / REGISTRATION FEE FOR VEHICLE
   
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  September 20 - September 22, 2018
Annual Special Event
MURPHYSBORO BARBECUE COOK-OFF

Murphysboro, IL
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
  
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  September 21 - September 22, 2018
Annual Community Fair
EAST PERRY COMMUNITY FAIR

Altenburg, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 22, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY: SWAMP HIKE

Tiptonville, TN
FREE
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  Saturday, September 22, 2018
Annual Nature Activity
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY HIKE

Henning, TN
FREE
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  Saturday, September 22, 2018
Annual Special Event
ARCHAEOLOGY ADVENTURE

Wickliffe, KY
ADMISSION
   
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  September 25 - September 29, 2018
Annual Community Festival
AMERICAN LEGION COTTON CARNIVAL

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 29, 2018
Special Event
BUILD YOUR OWN SCARECROW

Burfordville, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 29, 2018
Annual Special Event
CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Cape Girardeau, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  September 28 - September 29, 2018
Annual Art Event
SIU FAMILY WEEKEND CRAFT SALE

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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  September 29 - September 30, 2018
Biennial Quilt Show
RIVER HERITAGE QUILT SHOW

Cape Girardeau, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Sunday, September 30, 2018
Annual Music Festival
"RADDLE THE BOTTOMS" BLUEGRASS & FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Raddle, IL
ADMISSION
  
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  Southeastern Missouri
Southeast Missouri offers a variety of events throughout the year including art fairs, historical events, festivals, and popular scenic drives in Perry, Cape Girardeau, Scott, and Mississippi Counties. Whatever time you visit Southeast Missouri you’ll be sure to find something to do!
  Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Cape Girardeau is southeast Missouri's largest community and offers its visitors a variety of events throughout the year including art fairs, historical events, festivals, and and art exhibits. Whatever time you visit Cape Girardeau you’ll be sure to find something to do!
  Southern Illinois
The Great River Road passes through the Shawnee Hill country as it makes it way through Southern Illinois Visitors can expect to find wine related events involving the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail as well as family friendly festivals, musical events, and events such as the Makanda Vulture Festival. In Western Kentucky Columbus-Belmont State Park holds an annual Civil War Days at the site of a Confederate fortress overlooking the Mississippi River.
  Western Kentucky
The Great River Road travels along the bluffs of western Kentucky. There are a number of community festivals and activities at Columbus-Belmont State Park which holds an annual Civil War Days at the site of a Confederate fortress overlooking the Mississippi River.
   
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