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Summer Events And Attractions In Cape Girardeau, MO
Summer, summer, summertime! Summer in Cape Girardeau, MO means baseball, parks and landmarks! Check out these fun attractions and events to beat the heat, get outdoors, or learn this summer. With so much to do, here are a few recommendations to help you plan the perfect summertime trip to Cape Girardeau.
Cape Girardeau is home to the Cape Catfish, a member of the 12-team Prospect League, a collegiate summer wood bat league. And they are the team to watch! In 2019, the Catfish won the Western Division and they’re off to a great start in the 2021 season! Enjoy a family-friendly night at Capaha Field, featuring “Catfish Alley” offering delicious ballgame food and drinks from local food trucks. The ballpark also has a Kids Zone for kids who might need a seventh-inning stretch before the game, or during any inning. And, keep your eyes peeled for Captain Catfish, the mascot and number one fan of the Cape Catfish, who is always in attendance and ready photos! Come cheer on the Cape Catfish! Batter Up!
If you need to cool off from the Southeast Missouri heat, Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center is your destination! Enjoy this spacious outdoor waterpark designed for all ages with a splash pad, zero depth entry pool, lazy river, swirl pool and eight water slides…the tallest is a 265-foot-long free fall slide! If greenspace to let kids run off some energy or explore is on the list, the City of Cape Girardeau maintains 25 beautiful parks covering 662.5 acres.
History buff? Cape Girardeau is home to over 45 historic landmarks and districts including The Glenn House, a beautiful mansion dating back to 1883 and now a restored historic museum. Or, visit Old St. Vincent’s Catholic Church located near the Mississippi River. Completed in 1853 in architecture referred to as English Gothic Revival style – very few churches of this style exist in America today.
If you’re in town on a Friday, stop by Tunes at Twilight and/or First Friday with the Arts. Tunes at Twilight a free downtown outdoor concert series in spring and fall located in the shadow of the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge on Southeast Missouri State’s River Campus. Tunes at Twilight has been a downtown tradition for almost 20 years!
First Friday with the Arts is a community-centered event that takes place on the first Friday of every month. Each of the galleries located in and around downtown Cape, as well as many downtown businesses, participate by staying open from 5-9 pm, hosting artist receptions and demonstrations, offering musical entertainment, providing appetizers, and more.