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Shredfest 2019 was a big success! Thanks to everyone who participated and cheered on the athletes!
Here are the results!
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
Bear Creek Walk
10 a.m. Aug. 7 at Sodalis Nature Preserve
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. 9
7:30 p.m. Aug. 23
7 p.m. Sept. 13
7 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.
The Hannibal Aquatic Center will close at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 for the 2019 season.
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.
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?
  • Traveling exhibit at Hannibal Free Public Library through Aug. 15. “Boom! The Rise and Fall of Missouri’s Black Business Districts,” is a seven panel exhibit that was inspired by the Missouri State Parks booklet, “The Business: African-American Business People from Missouri’s Past.” The exhibit interprets the history of five Black business districts throughout the state, including The Wedge in Hannibal.The exhibit will be viewable during Library hours, Monday and Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 573-221-0222, or visit Hannibal Free Public Library at 200 South Fifth Street.
  • The Salt River Master Gardeners meeting 7 p.m. Aug. 6 in the HLGU Burton Administration Building, Room 129. More information available from 573-769-2177.
  • Music Under the Stars 7-9 p.m. Thursdays on historic Hill Street, here’s the schedule
  • Bear Creek Rendezvous Aug. 10-11 at Mark Twain Cave Complex, sponsored by Standing Bear Council, aims to educate attendees about tribal history and culture.
  • Madam A Musical starting Aug. 15 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. That was 99 years ago, and we are honoring her legacy by inviting actress Ginny Ersery to 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.
  • Ladies Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament Sept. 13 at Hannibal Country Club, call 573-221-1101 for more information.
  • 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.
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