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10:30 A.M. Saturday, May 18, meet at the old hospital site, bags and gloves provided
The Hannibal Aquatic Center opens May 25! Daily hours are noon to 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 26 is Honor Roll Day at the Aquatic Center. Students going into fourth grade through high school can bring a report card showing a B average and get free admission.
Senior Dances
Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays will be at Greater Days, 111 N. Main St.
What was inside?
Drop by City Hall to see the
of the 1969 time capsule.
The tennis courts at Huckleberry Park will be closed due to renovations starting Monday, May 20.
Upcoming Night Hikes
8 p.m. June 14
8 p.m. June 28
8 p.m. July 12
8 p.m. July 26
in Sodalis Nature Preserve
If there is water in the parking lot at Sodalis Nature Preserve, the night hike will be in Riverview Park
For all ages
Hiking on paved paths
Sensory awareness
History and outdoors
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
Art in the Park
Car Art Collection will be
May 18-19 at Huckleberry Park
It’s a Small World
10 a.m. to noon June 12 in Riverview Park
Space is limited and reservations must be made by calling 573-221-0154 or emailing
Central Park Farmers’ Market
Open every Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon!
Yoga 9-10 a.m.
Come play in the dirt!
Big Dirt Dig 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, in the parking lot of the Admiral Coontz Recreation Center, 301 Warren Barrett Drive, sponsored by Hannibal Parks & Recreation and Parents as Teachers
Fun things to do this summer!
Bluff City Theater/Hannibal Parks & Recreation Summer Camps
More information at
by clicking here
or call 573-719-3226
  • June 17-21 (10 a.m. to noon) ages 5-7 Down by the Riverside
  • July 15-19 (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ages 8-12 A Folktale in Hannibal
Shark and Mermaid Schools
Only a few spaces left!
Session 1 is
June 24-28
, Session 2 is
July 22-26.
Happy Birthday to Admiral Coontz!
Noon June 12 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center
Robert Edward Coontz (June 11, 1864 – January 26, 1935) was an admiral in the United States Navy, who sailed with the Great White Fleet and served as the second Chief of Naval Operations. American Legion Post 55 will give a color guard presentation and history of Admiral Coontz. The Senior Adult Dances will begin after the presentation and will end at 3 p.m.
“Pinocchio” in the Park
8:30 p.m. June 14 at Huckleberry Park, sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
As part of Hannibal’s Bicentennial celebration, the event honors Cliff Edwards, who was born June 14, 1895, in Hannibal, and provided the voice for Jiminy Cricket in “Pinocchio.”
In honor of Edwards, “Happy Birthday” will be sung, accompanied by his signature instrument, the ukulele.
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?
  • Twain on Main in downtown Hannibal May 25-26, celebrating the Wild West, festival and entertainment free for everyone, check it out!
  • BOOM! The Rise & Fall of Missouri’s Black Business Districts starting May 31 at Jim’s Journey
  • Music Under the Stars 7-9 p.m. Thursdays on historic Hill Street, here’s the schedule.
  • Transportation Exhibit starting June 7 at Hannibal Arts Council
  • Hot Air Balloons June 22 at Hannibal Municipal Airport
  • Fiesta Del Sol 4 p.m. June 28 in Central Park, music, fun, food and beverages. Check it out for more information!
  • Jerrod Niemann June 28 at Tanyard Gardens, get tickets and more information here.
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Hannibal Ramp Park in Huckleberry Park open open 3:45 p.m. until dark on weekdays and noon to dark weekends
Open noon to dark every day starting May 27
Get up! Get Active!