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 25, 2019
Art Exhibit
DAVE CARTER: OPUS 68
 
VENUE: CRISP MUSEUM, SEMO UNIVERSITY

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Through August 28, 2019
Art Exhibit
LARRY BRAUN
  VENUE: SIKESTON DEPOT MUSEUM

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturdays through October 26, 2019
Community Farmers and Artisans Market
CAPE RIVERFRONT MARKET

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturdays through October 26, 2019
Seasonal Weekly Event
DOWNTOWN SIKESTON FARMERS' MARKET

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  Thursdays through November 14, 2019
Community Farmers Market
CAPE FARMERS MARKET

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  August 16 - August 24, 2019
Annual County Fair
UNION COUNTY FAIR

Anna, IL
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
  
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  Friday, August 23, 2019
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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  Friday, August 23, 2019
Weekly Musical Performances
TUNES AT TWILIGHT

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, August 30, 2019
Weekly Musical Performances
TUNES AT TWILIGHT

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  August 30 - September 1, 2019
Annual Community Festival
BENTON NEIGHBOR DAYS

Benton, MO
FREE
   
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  Monday, September 2, 2019
Annual Historical Event
LABOR DAY AT FORT D

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Monday, September 2, 2019
Annual Special Event
HORSESHOE LAKE LABOR DAY CELEBRATION

Olive Branch, IL
FREE
  
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  September 2 - October 31, 2019
Art Exhibit
BOOTHEEL REGIONAL JUDGED ART SHOW
  VENUE: SIKESTON DEPOT MUSEUM

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, September 6, 2019
Monthly Art Event
FIRST FRIDAY ARTS!

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, September 6, 2019
Weekly Musical Performances
TUNES AT TWILIGHT

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 7, 2019
Annual Special Event
RIVERSIDE ART, WINE & BLUES FESTIVAL

Murphysboro, IL
ADMISSION
  
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  September 7 - September 14, 2019
Annual Regional Fair
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE FAIR

Cape Girardeau, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  September 11 - September 14, 2019
Annual Community Festival
MURPHYSBORO APPLE FESTIVAL

Murphysboro, IL
FREE & $$$$
  
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  Friday, September 13, 2019
Weekly Musical Performances
TUNES AT TWILIGHT

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  September 13 - September 21, 2019
Annual Community Festival
FULTON BANANA FESTIVAL

Fulton, KY
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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  Saturday, September 14, 2019
Annual Special Event
DOWNTOWN SIKESTON WINE FESTIVAL

Sikeston, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Sunday, September 15, 2019
Annual Car Show
RIVER TALES CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE / REGISTRATION FEE FOR VEHICLE
   
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  September 19 - September 21, 2019
Annual Special Event
MURPHYSBORO BARBECUE COOK-OFF

Murphysboro, IL
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
  
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  Friday, September 20, 2019
Weekly Musical Performances
TUNES AT TWILIGHT

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, September 20, 2019
Monthly Special Event
CARBONDALE COMMUNITY FRIDAY NIGHT FAIR

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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  September 20 - September 21, 2019
Annual Community Fair
EAST PERRY COMMUNITY FAIR

Altenburg, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 21, 2019
Annual Bicycle Ride
COTTON RAMBLE BICYCLE RIDE

Sikeston, MO
REGISRATION FEE
   
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  September 24 - September 28, 2019
Annual Community Festival
AMERICAN LEGION COTTON CARNIVAL

Sikeston, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 28, 2019
Special Event
BOLLINGER MILL FALL FESTIVAL

Bufordville, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, September 28, 2019
Annual Special Event
CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL

Cape Girardeau, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Sunday, September 29, 2019
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 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.
  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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