Downtown Cape Girardeau is fun! Check out events that Old Town Cape organizes throughout the year and what's going on this week on the calendars below. Want to know more? Sign up for What's Up Downtown – a weekly news & entertainment guide – and check out the community calendars at the bottom of the page.
||The Cape Riverfront Market runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. May through October in the parking lot at 35 S. Spanish. Over 25 different vendors have a wide variety of local fruits and vegetables, specialty farm products, baked items, and artisan crafts available. In addition, live music and demonstrations are also hosted throughout the year and a seating area is provided. The market accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cards for qualifying goods to expand healthy options for low income individuals and families.
The Cape Marketeers Club that started in 2013 has expanded this year! The club is a program for kids ages 5-12 that provides activities to help them focus on nutrition, science and growing. Fun, educational experiments and games are hosted the second and fourth Saturday of each month from May to August. This is a free program where kids can earn $2 tokens to purchase fruit or vegetables at the market.
For more information, visit the Cape Riverfront Market website.
|Parade of Lights
Christmas is just around the corner, which also means the Parade of Lights is
drawing near. Make plans to bring your family and friends downtown Sunday,
November 30, at dusk to help usher in the holiday season. The parade begins
in Capaha Park and travels down Broadway to Main St, ending in front of
Hutson's Fine Furniture. This year's theme, Christmas Carols & Candy Canes,
is sure to bring some excitement and creativity to the event.
If your business or organization is interested in participating, download this
information packet containing all of the entry rules and requirements, as well as the entry form itself. Register on or before October 24 to receive the early registration fee discount. Space is limited to the first 100 entries.
|Downtown Christmas Open House
Friday evening, December 5, Downtown Cape Girardeau will come alive with
Christmas spirit. Carolers and sleigh rides, sweet treats, holiday specials and
a host of festive cheer will help ring in the Christmas season. Bring your family
and friends down to experience the excitement of the annual Downtown
Christmas Open House.
Here's how it works: Entry packets, available for pick up at Hutson's Fine
Furniture, contain color-coded entry coupons for each participating merchant.
These businesses will stay open from 5 - 9pm and have a box for you to drop
their corresponding ticket into. One lucky winner will win the grand prize shopping spree valued at $1,000 or more.*
*Value is based on the number of participating businesses. Check back soon for a
complete list of participating merchants and the prize value.