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League of American Orchestras Concert
Support your hometown orchestra when St. Louis hosts the 2013 League of American Orchestras National Conference. This one-night-only concert features several award winning and world renowned musicians performing selections from well known orchestral pieces. Find more information on our Arts Calendar.
Super Chevy Show Presented by MidAmerica Chevy Dealers
Each event will feature a car show, swap meet, drag racing, car corral, auto cross, manufacturer midway, ride and drive, and featured shows such as jet cars and more. You can find more motorcycle, car, truck events on our Motorcycle & Car Calendar.
Huskers 5K Run
The entire run is flat. Prior to and after the run/walk you can experience the taste of summer with the many food vendors that frequent the Main Street Party being held in Downtown East Prairie. There, southern melodies intermingle with the scent of bar-b-q and crawdads. Look up more runs on our Recreation Calendar.
Tour de Corn
The 12th Annual Tour de Corn bike ride takes cyclists throughout the beautiful Southeast Missouri rural region. Benefitting both national and local charities, the ride brings out hundreds of cyclists each year. Find more details and registration information on our Recreation Calendar.
Ride the Fault Line
Ride the Fault Line is a 7-day bicycle tour through perfectly flat terrain in the heart of the United States, visiting portions of Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky. Join us June 22 through June 29, 2013. Find more on our Recreation Calendar.
Southeast Missouri Wine Festival
Enjoy wine from several local wineries, as well as live music and hors d'oeuvres. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance on the event's website.
The Great Race Comes to Cape
The Great Race, a classic car time/speed/distance rally, is coming to Cape. The object is for the cars to be perfectly timed to pass through every minute for an hour and a half. For more info on the event, click here.
These events and more can be seen in more detail on our
calendar tab "Things To Do" at the top of the website!
Something exciting is in the air in Cape, and what a site it is to see! Returning to the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport is the Cape Air Show with aerobatic performers, food and family fun! Check out more here.
Jackson Fourth of July
by Emily Sladek
Mud volleyball, a 5K, a car show, family fun activities and fireworks have built a promising lineup for the Jackson 4th of July celebration. The festivities will take place throughout the day on the Fourth. Find out more details including events times and entry forms here!
Also, for more 4th of July events throughout the region, click here.
Pet Adoption Party
by Emily Sladek
If you are in need of a furry companion, you're in luck! Cape LaCroix Apartments is having an Adoption Party June 27th from 5-7pm. The event will have furry friends from The Humane Society and Safe Harbor Animal Shelter available for adoption.
You are invited to spend the day at Cape LaCroix's community center and enjoy giveaways, animal trainers, drinks, and photos with your pet by the poolside.
The event is being held as an adoption and awareness drive for the shelters, and donations will also be accepted. Both cats and dogs will be available for on the spot adoption. Photos taken will be posted to Cape LaCroix's Facebook page and will be available by email. For more information, contact Cape LaCroix at (573) 335-2602.
Southeast River Campus Announces 2013-2014 Season
The Southeast Missouri State University River Campus has announced their 2013-2014 season lineup, as well as season ticket prices and availability. Included in this year's shows are musicals Legally Blonde and Peter Pan, as well as touring series West Side Story and St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Find more about the shows and ticket information here.
Eat Local Visits: The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint, a Junkadelic Experience
By Wes Wade
I doubt you have ever had a meal in a place quite like The Shed. Billed as a BarBeQue and Blues Joint, The Shed has what they call a "Junkedelic atmosphere" and numerous awards for many of the BarBeQue recipes and items they serve. The Junkedelic moniker is truly deserved as it felt like someone cleared a spot in the middle of a junkyard and started serving food. Now don't get the wrong idea, The Shed is both sanitary and safe.
Eat Local Visits is part of a continuing series about supporting local while traveling!
Bikers on the Square
By Emily Sladek
For the bikers and bike enthusiasts out there, Perryville is hosting the first annual Bikers on the Square, complete with several events for motorcycle lovers. Including live music, a bike show, a parade, and more, you can find out all of the details here.
Motor Down The Mighty Mississippi
A race of speed/time/endurance is making its way down the Mississippi River and will be landing in Cape Girardeau for a night. The Great Race brings antique cars through the region for all to see with the opportunity to meet the drivers and talk about the cars. For more details on the event, click here.
DuQuoin State Fair Grandstand Lineup Announced
The Southern Illinoisian
Kansas, Montgomery Gentry, and Billy Currington, among others, will take the stage at the DuQuoin State Fair scheduled for August 23 through September 2. Presale tickets will be available June 17. For more details, click here.
Wineries Offer Fun to the Region
By Emily Sladek
With live entertainment, panoramic beauty, delicious food, and mouth watering locally produced wines, the Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois regions offer many reasons to pay a visit. Find out about some of the wineries in the area here.
Eat Local Visits America
By Wes Wade
You're on the road, traveling to who knows where when it strikes. That gnawing feeling deep in your gut telling you it's time to eat. And yet here you are many miles from home and you don't know a single restaurant and the fear of the unknown begins to set in.