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No Gloves? No Problem!
Old Time Base Ball
11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Aug. 31 at Huckleberry Park
Honor the legacy of Hannibal’s own Jake Beckley.
Mark Twain Dinette Food Truck available!
Here is what City Hall looks like now!
Wouldn’t you rather see this?
Donate to the mural and receive a commemorative poster to celebrate Hannibal’s 200 birthday.
Click here to back this project!
Pledges must be received by Sept. 8.
Ramp Park open
4 p.m. to dusk weekdays; noon to dusk weekends
Admiral Coontz Recreation Center will be closed Labor Day
Winter hours begin Sept. 9
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday
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
Nature Delights
10 a.m. Sept. 11 in Riverview Park, Shelter No. 2
Starry Starry Night
7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Southside Sand Volleyball Courts off of Spring Street
Upcoming Night Hikes
6 p.m. Sept. 13
6 p.m. Sept. 20
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
Abstract Art Displays in the Parks!
Sept. 7-8 in Riverview Park
Sept. 14-15 in Huckleberry Park
Central Park
Farmers’ Market
Open every Tuesday 4-7 p.m.
Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon!
Yoga 9-10 a.m.
Fall Festival of Country Music
6-9 p.m. Sept. 14 At Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Music will be performed by Memory Lane, including Betty and Martin Miller, Harlon Lain, Wendell Glance, Virgil Watts, Greg Cornelius along with special guests Sue Taylor, Shirley Cornelius and others.
Free but donations will be accepted for the band. Food and drink concessions will be available.
The Fall Festival of Country Music is sponsored by the Hannibal Parks & Recreation. More information is available by calling 573-221-5682.
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
Disc golf tournament Sept. 21 in Huckleberry Park
Trilogy Challenge great tournament for players of all skill levels.
Sign up soon to get a player’s pack.
Shuttle Tour of Sodalis Nature Preserve
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 starting at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
The event is officially sponsored by Sydenstricker’s and tours are provided by Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department and Hannibal Regional Auxiliary. These free shuttle tours offer a great opportunity to see Sodalis Nature Preserve without all of the walking.
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!
Bookmark now to find out everything!
else is going on?
  • Last Music Under the Stars of the season 7-9 p.m. today on historic Hill Street, here’s the schedule
  • Sixth annual Big River Steampunk Festival Aug. 30-Sept. 2 in downtown Hannibal. Check out the schedule here.
  • 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.
  • Goat Yoga Sept. 1 at Show Me Your Goga and Petting Zoo in Hannibal. Classes at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Registration and more information available here.
  • 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.
  • Dogs of Society-Ultimate Elton John Tribute Band 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Hannibal-LaGrange University Parker Theater, sponsored by Hannibal Concert Association.
  • 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.
  •  Paws for a Cause 9 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Health Way Trail at Hannibal Regional Healthcare System. $20 per person and $10 per dog. Each person receives a shirt and each dog receives a commemorative dog toy. Everyone participating will also have the opportunity for a free professional photograph with their buddy. Proceeds benefit the Life.Light.Hope Cancer Patient Assistance Fund at Hannibal Regional Foundation. For more information or to register visit or call the Foundation at 573-629-3577.
  • Oktoberfest Sept. 27-29 in downtown Hannibal, from polka bands, local musicians, games, brewery tours, demonstrations, contests, photo booths and more!
  • Dirndl Dash and Ride 5K run/20K bike ride 10 a.m. Sept. 28 in downtown Hannibal. Sign up here.
  • Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) tournament 9 a.m. Oct. 5 at the archery range in the Frank Russell Recreation Area at Mark Twain Lake. Registration available here.
  • Hannibal Folklife Festival Oct. 19-20 in downtown Hannibal, features artists, artisans, makers and craftsmen demonstrating and selling handmade traditional arts and fine crafts, strolling and street musicians, a wide array of great festival foods, hot and cold drinks and a performance area.
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