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Laughing Gas Comedy Presents Rob Durham

Rob Durham |    July 5th & July 6th

2106 William St Suite 400
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

Call 573-803-3003 to make your reservations!

Friday - $15 - 7:30 PM

Saturday - $15 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM 

4th at the Fort

Thursday, July 4⋅9:00am – 3:00pm

920 Fort St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703, USA

The soldiers of Fort D were very patriotic. At the national holiday, they would celebrate by firing their rifles and cannon and flying their flags proudly. Come join with us as we celebrate the birth of our nation. (Weather permitting)

Capaha Club Car Show & More

Thursday, July 4⋅8:00am – 3:00pm
Description:Jackson City Park
JULY 4th 2019



Presented by Capaha Car Club

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Judging begins at 11:00 a.m.

(Registration ends at noon)

Rain or Shine

Three classes of vehicles:

Modern Classic (24 years old or less—1995-2019 this year)

Antique (greater than 25 years old)

Motorcycles and ATVs

In addition, we will award one Best of Show Youth trophy (21 & under), and the Mayor’s Choice trophy

$15 judged / $12 display only

DASH PLAQUES to first 150.

Express-style trophy presentation around 2:30 p.m. depending on number of entries.

Music by Hot Rod Nights


DUCK RACES – sponsored by J.H.A.
Thursday, July 4⋅11:00am – 12:00pm
Hubble Creek Footbridge Jackson City Park, Jackson, MO
Description:Begins at the footbridge of Hubble Creek next to Hwy 61, Jackson MO

Race begins at 11:00 a.m.

$5 for 1 duck or $20 for a 6-quack; Tickets can be purchased at High Street Station!

1st ten ducks to cross the finish line win fabulous prizes with grand prize being an elegant evening for 8 at the Oliver House including dinner and entertainment. Need not be present to win.


Jackson Municipal Band with Shades of Soul
Thursday, July 4⋅7:00 – 8:00pm
Jackson City Park Bandshell
Description:Shades of Soul will join the Jackson Municipal Band for the Fourth of July celebration at the Nick Leist Memorial Bandshell in Jackson City Park.

Cape Parks: Parks & Rec Day

Wednesday, July 10⋅11:00am – 3:00pm
Osage Centre - City of Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department
2119, 1625 N Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, USA
Ice cream, prizes, crafts & games...this FREE event has tons of summer fun! Check out different vendors and activities, and help celebrate summer birthdays with Playmo's 6th birthday celebration!

The 2019 Parks & Rec Day is set for July 10 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Osage Centre. No pre-registration necessary! Visit for more information. Sponsored by the Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department, Cape Noon Optimist Club, Southern Convenience Stores and the Southeast Missourian.


St Gen County Fair

22079 White Sands Rd, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670, USA
Description:The Ste. Genevieve County Fair includes a parade, livestock shows, demolition derby, horse show, truck pulls, tractor pulls, queen contest, volleyball tournament, 4-H and FFA exhibits and live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

There is a lot to see and do for adults and children all weekend with plenty of good food and entertainment, including a midway with children’s rides and arcade games.

Hours for the fair are Thursday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 a.m. Sunday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Phone: (573) 535-4782
Dates & Times
Thursday, Jul 11, 2019, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday, Jul 12, 2019, 10:00 am - Midnight
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019, 10:00 am - Midnight
Sunday, Jul 14, 2019, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm


Pop Up Movies @ Capaha Park

Pop-Up Movie at Capaha Park: The Blind Side
Friday, July 5⋅8:00 – 11:30pm
1400 Broadway St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, USA
Description:The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department and Parks & Recreation Foundation present FREE Pop-Up Movie Nights. Everyone is invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and find a place on the grass to enjoy the show. Movies will be shown at the Dan Cotner Amphitheatre in Capaha Park beginning at 9:00 p.m. Popular food trucks will serve up their signature dishes (for purchase) beginning at 8:00 p.m. Visit for more information.

Paddle for Patirots @ Touch of Nature

Saturday, July 6⋅11:00am – 3:00pm
The Loading Dock, 401 Front St, Grafton, IL 62037, USA
Live music, food & spectacular river views - and support a good cause! Get a chance to win a free "Discovery Flight" just for showing up. Everyone is welcome. Come celebrate, support & enjoy the mighty mississippi's beauty at The Loading Dock.


Grille It Up - Dexter

500 Fairground Dr, Dexter, MO 63841, USA
Description:Dexter Parks and Recreation will host Grille It Up for the 4th year in a row!! This event is designed for the whole family.




Also, featured at Grille It Up is a food court and various snack vendors. Throughout the day, there will be a range of event vendors set up around the park for your enjoyment. Live music on the center stage, bounce houses, local crafts, swap meet, and much more are expected to fill the East Park. Grab a seat, a meal, or a drink and enjoy all of the excitement this community event has to offer.

Don't forget the Dexter Aquatic Center will be open to cool off throughout the day. We hope that everyone will come out to support the event and that it will continue to grow each year. For more information, check out our website, Facebook page, or contact us at the Park Office.

Phone: (573) 624-8244
Dates & Times
Friday, Jul 12, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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