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No Gloves? No Problem!
Old Time Base Ball
11 a.m., 1 p.m. 3 p.m.
Aug. 17 at Huckleberry Park
Honor the legacy of Hannibal’s own Jake Beckley.
Mark Twain Dinette Food Truck available!
Ramp Park hours changing to 4 p.m. to dusk weekdays; noon to dusk weekends
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center open!
Summer hours: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily
Senior Adult Dance every Wednesday noon to 3 p.m.
Upcoming Recreation Programs
Leisure, intermediate and competitive doubles Pickleball begins Sept. 10 in the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.
The leagues will play Tuesday nights Sept. 10-Oct. 15 and there will be a Competitive Tournament on Oct. 22.
Registration forms available here.
There will be a different night for horseshoe league this year. The 42nd annual
Indoor Horseshoe League
starts Sunday, Sept. 8.
Games are played starting at 2 p.m. Sundays at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center.
Download a registration form here
Space is limited and reservations must be made by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing
Mysterious Migrations
6 p.m. Aug. 21 at Riverview Park, Shelter No. 1
Nature Delights
10 a.m. Sept. 11 in Riverview Park, Shelter No. 2
Starry Night
8:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Southside Sand Volleyball Courts off of Spring Street
Upcoming Night Hikes
7:30 p.m. Aug. 23
6 p.m. Sept. 13
6 p.m. Sept. 27
Night Hikes
through Sodalis Nature Preserve
For all ages
Hiking on paved paths
Sensory awareness
History and nature
Gale Rublee, nature educator, will lead the hike. She has previously been a naturalist and teacher at Shaw Nature Reserve in St. Louis and has been a storyteller and actor. She is the coordinator and teacher for the Bluff City Theater Youth Education Theater Initiative.
The Night Hike is free but reservations must be made by calling Hannibal Parks & Recreation at 221-0154 or emailing
Central Park
Farmers’ Market
Open every Tuesday 4-7 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon!
Yoga 9-10 a.m.
Come out and support Dreamcatchers Sept. 14, 21, 28
DreamCatchers softball games for special needs children and adults at Huckleberry Park. Games start at 10 a.m. Lunch is provided by Liberty Utilities and sponsors pay for a t-shirt for each player. More information from 573-221-2085
Celebrating Fall
A Fall Big Dirt Dig and Pumpkin Hunt, sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation, Hannibal Street Department and Hannibal Parents as Teacher, will be 9-11 a.m.
Sept. 28
at Street Department, 701 Warren Barrett Drive
Veterans Memorial and Freedom Bell
Help us honor the veterans
The Veterans Memorial and Freedom Bell
will be located in Cardiff HIll Overlook, surrounded by memorial bricks with the names of veterans. Honor veterans by purchasing a brick for $125.
Adopt A Bench
program is designed to allow Hannibal residents and visitors to support Hannibal Parks by having a bench installed along the Hannibal riverfront. Participants can use the program to remember a loved one, celebrate a joyous occasion or promote a business or organization. Participation in this program includes the purchase and installation of the bench, as well as a memorial plaque. 
The riverfront will feature benches on the sidewalk promenade along the riverfront.
Check out the bench at the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center to see what the bench looks like!
It’s our story, let’s Celebrate! We’re making big plans for 2019, our Bicentennial!
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else is going on?
  • Music Under the Stars 7-9 p.m. Thursdays on historic Hill Street, here’s the schedule
  • Madam A Musical starting Aug. 16 at Bluff City Theater, based on the real-life character Eliza Haycraft who beat the odds to become the richest woman in Missouri by the end of The Civil War. Tickets available here.
  • Hull of a Race Aug. 17 in Downtown Park, 14th annual 5K/10K run/walk/roll for Parkinson’s research, kids fun run at 7:45 a.m., adults at 8 a.m., more information here.
  • Victor Wainwright and The Train 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Tanyard Gardens, No. 1 billboard Album, nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, 2017 BMA Winner Piano Player of the Year, 2016 BMA Band of the Year & BB King Entertainer of the Year.
  • Sixth annual Big River Steampunk Festival Aug. 30-Sept. 2 in downtown Hannibal.
  • Meet Marie Byrum 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 31 in downtown Hannibal. Maria Ruoff Byrum was the first woman to vote in the U.S. on August 31, 1920, after the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Actress Ginny Ersery will portray Marie Byrum, interact with visitors to Hannibal, and pose for photos during the Big River Steampunk Festival.
  • Ribfest and Wings Sept. 7 at Mark Twain Cave Complex, music, food and fun with proceeds going to Hannibal Free Clinic. The ribs and wings are being prepared by more than 20 local award-winning BBQ teams. There will also be live music by Leo, as well as an area with yard games, like cornhole and jenga. Adult and light beverages will be available for purchase. There will be hotdogs available for children. The cost to attend is only $15 for adults and $6 for children ages 5-12; there is no charge for children under five.
  • Ladies Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Sept. 13 at Hannibal Country Club, call 573-221-1101 for more information.
  • Diversity Days Sept. 13-14 in downtown Hannibal, fifth annual fun-filled inclusive weekend .
  • Taste of Twain Sept. 14 in Mark Twain Boyhood Home Gardens and Interpretive Center parking lot; showcases great Missouri wineries and winemakers, local and regional craft breweries, and Hannibal area restaurants with two stages of live music; fundraiser for the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum properties.
  • Hootenanny Harvest Festival Sept. 21 at Mark Twain Cave Complex, with bicycle poker run, exotic petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, climbing wall, pumpkin painting contest, grape stomp, pie eating, music and lots more.
  • Oktoberfest Sept. 27-29 in downtown Hannibal, from polka bands, local musicians, games, brewery tours, demonstrations, contests, photo booths and more!
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