Stories, things to do, and one of a kind tips from downtown Cape Girardeau.
Five Days of Fun in #DowntownCG

As the saying goes, there’s always something to do in Downtown Cape Girardeau! From shopping to dining to exciting events, you, your friends, and your family can find something to enjoy. Plan to spend the next five days downtown when you follow this list below.

Friday, June 18

Tunes at Twilight
Do you enjoy hanging out with friends and family in a beautiful outdoor setting all while listening to great live music? Then you should join Old Town Cape for Tunes at Twilight happening tonight, Friday, June 18. This will be the last Tunes of the Spring series, so don’t miss it! Enjoy music by the Ivas John Band under the magnificent champion Beech tree tonight at 7 p.m. at River Campus Park.

Saturday, June 19

Cape Riverfront Market Marketeers Day
Bring the kiddos to Downtown Cape this Saturday for Marketeers Day at the Cape Riverfront Market. Marketeers Day is a special day set aside each market season where we celebrate some of our favorite market guests, the kids! Activities will be provided by Old Town Cape; our Marketeers Sponsor, The Bank of Missouri; and students from Southeast Missouri State University. Kids can earn up to four tokens by participating in activities which can then be used to purchase fresh produce from vendors. Stop by 35 S. Spanish St. from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and enjoy the day!

Summer Arts Festival
After you stop by the market, head over to the River Campus for their annual festival featuring displays, exhibitions, and activities pertaining to the visual and performing arts. There will be children’s activities, aerial performers, the SEMO Steel Drum Band, and more! This event is free to the public and will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We love to celebrate the arts in Downtown Cape! Check out a map of the event location here: https://14rtikc9zmma0pk437ik44dx-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2021-Summer-Arts-Festival-Map-Front.png

Juneteenth Celebration
Keep the party going all day long when you head over to One City for their 2nd Annual Juneteenth Festival on Saturday from 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy free family and educational activities, food and clothing vendors, music, and of course, community! One City and our community celebrate Juneteenth as Emancipation Day, the day all men and women were free in our country. Make sure to stop by and celebrate with us! To learn more about this Federal Holiday and its significance in the black community, click here: https://juneteenth.com/history/

Sunday, June 20

Celebrate Your Dad!
It’s Father’s Day weekend and everyone knows the way to dad’s heart: food! Treat your dad on Sunday by bringing him downtown for brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks. We’ve got all the options that dads love: pizza, wings, beer, and BBQ! Or take dad on a trip around the world with a taste of Italy, Mexico, France, Ireland, and more.

Monday, June 21

Shop & Dine in Downtown
Today is the day for you to just explore Downtown Cape! Grab a coffee to start your day off and then venture into our boutiques, antiques, and specialty shops – you never know what you’ll find! Stop for a delicious lunch and then grab ice cream on your way to the Mississippi River where you can learn some history along the River Tales Mural and then enjoy the cool breeze coming off of the water. End the day with friends with lunch and drinks from one of our restaurants, bars, or breweries. Make a day of it downtown!

Tuesday, June 22

The Great Race
The racers are back in Cape Girardeau since their first stop in 2015! The Great Race is the world’s premiere old car rally that tests the time, speed, and distance endurance of antique cars built prior to 1969. The race will come to Cape Girardeau on Day 4 of the 9-day race for an overnight stop, starting their race in San Antonio, TX and ending in Greenville, SC. Vintage cars will be lined up along Main Street and more starting at 5 p.m. including Great Racers and a local cruise-in. Come and enjoy all that downtown has to offer plus live music and antique cars! Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/689629348510386

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