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 May 27, 2017
Art Exhibit
ANNUAL EIGHTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL ART COMPETITION
 VENUE: ARTS COUNCIL OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Through June 30, 2017
Art Exhibit
GUEST ARTIST: JOAN ROBBINS
  VENUE: SIKESTON DEPOT MUSEUM

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  Through June 25, 2017
Biennial Art Exhibit
BIENNIAL FACULTY EXHIBITION
 
VENUE: CRISP MUSEUM, SEMO UNIVERSITY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    Wednesdays through July 26, 2017
Weekly Musical Performances
LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

Carbondale, IL
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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  Saturday, May 20, 2017
Special Event
SPRING CEMETERY WALK AT BOLLINGER MILL

Burfordville, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, May 20, 2017
Annual Special Event
KIDS TO PARKS DAY

Wickliffe, KY
$$$$ & FREE
   
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    Friday, May 26, 2017
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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  Friday, May 26, 2017
Weekly Musical Performances
TUNES AT TWILIGHT

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    Monday, May 29, 2017
Annual History Event
MEMORIAL DAY AT FORT D

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Annual Special Event
KIDS IN THE PARKS DAY

Columbus, KY
FREE
   
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  Friday, June 2, 2017
Monthly Art Event
FIRST FRIDAY ARTS!

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  June 2 - June 3, 2017
Annual Special Event
POKER RUN & BBQ COOK-OFF

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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    Fridays: June 2 - June 30, 2017
Weekly Musical Performances
MUSIC IN THE PARK

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, June 2, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017

Weekly Musical Performances
TUNES AT TWILIGHT

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 3, 2017
Monthly Special Activity
COMMUNITY BAKING DAY

Frohna, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 3, 2017
Historical Program
CHILDREN'S HISTORIC GAMES AT BOLLINGER MILL

Burfordville, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 3, 2017
Annual Nature Activity
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY HISTORY HIKE

Columbus, KY
FREE & $$$$
   
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    Wednesdays: June 7 - July 26, 2017
Weekly Musical Performances
FREE CONCERTS

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 10, 2017
Annual Special Event
PRIMITIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Wickliffe, KY
$$$$
   
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    Saturday, June 17, 2017
Annual Art & Music Festival
RIVER CAMPUS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, June 17, 2017
Annual Special Event
BLESSING OF THE CARS

Alto Pass, IL
FREE
  
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    Saturday, June 17, 2017
Historical Program
SIMPLE MACHINES PROGRAM AT BOLLINGER MILL

Burfordville, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, June 23, 2017
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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    June 23 - June 24, 2017
Annual Community Festival
SWEET CORN FESTIVAL

East Prairie, MO
FREE
   
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    Saturday, June 24, 2017
Annual Bicycle Ride
TOUR DE CORN BICYCLE RIDE

East Prairie, MO
REGISTRATION FEE
   
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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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