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 29, 2017
Art Exhibit
GUEST ARTIST: LYNN LANCASTER
  VENUE: SIKESTON DEPOT MUSEUM

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturdays through October 28, 2017
Community Farmers and Artisans Market
CAPE RIVERFRONT MARKET

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturdays through October 28, 2017
Seasonal Weekly Event
DOWNTOWN SIKESTON FARMERS' MARKET

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  Thursdays through November 9, 2017
Community Farmers Market
CAPE FARMERS MARKET

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  August 18 - August 26, 2017
Annual County Fair
UNION COUNTY FAIR

Anna, IL
FREE & $$$$
  
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  Friday, August 25, 2017
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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    Friday, August 25, 2017
Weekly Musical Performances
TUNES AT TWILIGHT

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  August 25 - October 22, 2017
Art Exhibit
MICHAEL FARIS: TRANSITION SPACES 17.1
 
VENUE: CRISP MUSEUM, SEMO UNIVERSITY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  August 26 - August 27, 2017
Special Event
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS FLOWER SHOW

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, September 1, 2017
Monthly Art Event
FIRST FRIDAY ARTS!

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, September 1, 2017
Weekly Musical Performances
TUNES AT TWILIGHT

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  September 1 - September 2, 2017
Annual Community Festival
BENTON NEIGHBOR DAYS

Benton, MO
FREE
   
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  September 1 - October 23, 2017
Art Exhibit
RECONSTRUCTED/RECONCEPTUALIZED: NAJJAR ABDUL-MUSAWWIR
 
VENUE: CRISP MUSEUM, SEMO UNIVERSITY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 2, 2017
Monthly Special Activity
COMMUNITY BAKING DAY

Frohna, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 2, 2017
Annual Special Event
INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Monday, September 4, 2017
Annual Historical Event
LABOR DAY AT FORT D

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Monday, September 4, 2017
Annual Special Event
HORSESHOE LAKE LABOR DAY CELEBRATION

Olive Branch, IL
FREE
  
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  Friday, September 8, 2017
Weekly Musical Performances
TUNES AT TWILIGHT

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    September 8 - October 28, 2017
Art Exhibit
BOOTHEEL REGIONAL JUDGED ART SHOW
  VENUE: SIKESTON DEPOT MUSEUM

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 9, 2017
Annual Special Event
RIVERSIDE ART, WINE & BLUES FESTIVAL

Murphysboro, IL
$$$$
  
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  Saturday, September 9, 2017
Special Event
LIVING HISTORY DAY

East Prairie, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 9, 2017
Annual Special Event
ART, CRAFTS & YARD SALE

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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  September 9 - September 10, 2017
Annual Community Festival
PECAN FESTIVAL

Hickman, KY
FREE
   
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  September 9 - September 16, 2017
Annual Regional Fair
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE FAIR

Cape Girardeau, MO
$$$$
   
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    September 9 - September 16, 2017
Annual Community Festival
FULTON BANANA FESTIVAL

Fulton, KY
FREE & $$$$
   
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    September 13 - September 16, 2017
Annual Community Festival
MURPHYSBORO APPLE FESTIVAL

Murphysboro, IL
FREE & $$$$
  
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  Friday, September 15, 2017
Weekly Musical Performances
TUNES AT TWILIGHT

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Sunday, September 17, 2017
Annual Car Show
RIVER TALES CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE & $$$$
   
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  Sunday, September 17, 2017
Musical Performance
FALL FOLK CONCERT

Burfordville, MO
FREE
   
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  September 21 - September 23, 2017
Annual Special Event
MURPHYSBORO BARBECUE COOK-OFF

Murphysboro, IL
$$$$
  
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    Friday, September 22, 2017
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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  September 22 - September 23, 2017
Annual Community Fair
EAST PERRY COMMUNITY FAIR

Altenburg, MO
FREE
   
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  September 22 - September 24, 2017
Annual Community Festival
DESOTO DAZE FESTIVAL

DeSoto, IL
FREE
  
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    Saturday, September 23, 2017
Annual Special Event
ARCHAEOLOGY ADVENTURE

Wickliffe, KY
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, September 23, 2017
Annual Special Event
DOWNTOWN SIKESTON WINE FESTIVAL

Sikeston, MO
$$$$
   
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  Sunday, September 24, 2017
Annual Music Festival
"RADDLE THE BOTTOMS" BLUEGRASS & FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Raddle, IL
$$$$
  
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  September 26 - September 30, 2017
Annual Community Festival
AMERICAN LEGION COTTON CARNIVAL

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  September 29 - October 2, 2017
Annual Car Show
DISCOVER THE NIÑA & THE PINTA

Cape Girardeau, MO
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, September 30, 2017
Special Event
DAY ON THE RIVER

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 30, 2017
Annual Special Event
CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Cape Girardeau, MO
$$$$
   
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  Saturday, September 30, 2017
Special Event
BUILD YOUR OWN SCARECROW

Burfordville, MO
FREE
   
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    September 30 - October 1, 2017
Annual Art Event
SIU FAMILY WEEKEND CRAFT SALE

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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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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