Friday, October 31, 2014

Events & Festivals

2014

 


October

October 1 - 31, 2014 Hannibal's Haunts, Tricks and Treats! - A month of spooktacular fun including a local favorite, the Jaycee's Haunted House, special 'ghostly' tours of Mark Twain Cave, a Zombie Run, Haunted Tours and more ghostly activities! More details soon!

October Wed. - Sun. Mark Twain Live at Cave Hollow Theater - Enjoy a stage performance by Mr. Twain! Veteran stage actor Jim Waddell portrays Hannibal's most famous son and spins Twain's tales to delight and enchant audiences of all ages.  Wed. - Sun. 2PM. 573-221-1656

October Sun. - Thur. Mark Twain Riverboat Sunset Cruise - Enjoy the lovely fall weather with an hour long sunset cruise.  Call 573-221-3222 or reserve tickets on their website.

 Oct. 31st, 2014 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Please Trick-or-Treat Safely!


November

November 1 & 2, 2014 - 50 Miles of Art - Watch artisans at work and professional artists open up their private studios during this beautiful weekend of art in Hannibal, Louisiana and Clarksville • 573-221-6545 • 50MilesofArt.com

November 7, 2014 - First Friday Art Adventure: Mark Twain Revealed. Join the Hannibal Arts Council at the Mark Twain Museum Gallery for a Twain-themed art project for kids ages 6-12.  $10 for non-arts council members/$5 members.  Participants will get creative with block printing and leaf printing! Reservations at 573-221-6545.

November 7, 2014 - Hannibal Art Council Arty Party - Join a just-for-fun art class! This month's project is 'Stunning Stemware.' $35 for non-members; $25 for members. 105 S. Main St. All materials are provided; guests can bring their choice of drink and snacks. 573-221-6545.

November 8, 2014 - Veteran's Parade - Join us as we salute our Veterans. Parade starts at 10 AM Broadway & 10th St. 573-221-2477

November 8, 2014 Christmas Open House; Toddies and Treats at Cave Hollow West Winery Enjoy the Cave Hollow Complex decked out in Christmas goodies and enjoy a toddy while you browse! 1-4 PM 573-221-1656 MarkTwainCave.com

November 8, 2014 Second Saturday Gallery Walk 5 - 8 pm. Hannibal’s downtown galleries are the place to be each second Saturday. Wander from gallery to gallery and enjoy special guest artists, food, friends and extended hours. Whether you come with friends or come alone, you’ll have a great time. • 573-221-6545

November 15 - Dec. 25 - Hannibal's Hometown Christmas - Enjoy specials on weekends, Santa Claus for the kids, home tours and lots of Christmas cheer throughout the holiday season!

November 22 & 23, 2014 - Annual deer hunt for disabled persons - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,  volunteer hunters, White-Tails Unlimited, and the Local Lions Club are planning the Annual Deer Hunt for disabled individuals, held at Mark Twain Lake Indian Creek Recreation Area. The hunt is open to 35 permanently disabled individuals having a valid 2014 Missouri firearms deer tag and a hunter safety certification card.Participants must have Hunter Education. For further information or to obtain applications, please contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office, (573) 735 4097.

November 29, 2014 - Victorian Christmas in Hannibal - Join the crowd and shop small on Small Business Saturday while enjoying a Victorian Christmas in Hannibal. Activities will include carriage rides, tea with Molly Brown, Santa, a snowball toss, and many fun specials downtown. 573-221-1101

November 29, 2014 - Snowball Toss - Hannibal Parks and Recreation sponsors this fun event at the Y'Mens Pavillion, 100 Hill St. 573-221-0154 more info

November 29, 2014 Santa in the Garden - Noon - 3 PM Children can tell Santa what they want for Christmas at the corner of Main and Bird St. He will be in the Main Street Garden area in Santa's House.

November 29, 2014 Lighting of Historic Downtown - Come enjoy the start of the holiday season!  All Historic Downtown holiday lights will start their merry glowing in a lighting ceremony. Time TBD.


December

Through December 25 - Hannibal's Hometown Christmas - Enjoy specials on weekends, Santa Claus for the kids and oodles of Christmas cheer through the holiday season!

December 6, 2014 - Roll with the Punches - Enjoy a variety of tasty holiday punch in downtown businesses while you stroll along Historic Downtown, all decked out for the holidays. Noon - 5 PM

December 6, 2014 Santa Downtown - Santa Claus will be taking children's requests around downtown at various locations from Noon - 5 PM.  At Mark Twain Museum from 1-2 PM

December 6, 2014 - Hannibal Jaycee's Christmas Parade - This year's theme is "It's a Wonderful World of Disney" Parade begins at the Save-A-Lot parking lot goes on Broadway to Main Street.  You can also donate a toy for children in need during the parade.  Fun begins at 6:30 PM • 573-221-2477

December 13, 2014 Santa Downtown - Santa Claus will be taking children's requests around downtown at various locations from Noon - 5 PM.

December 13, 2014 Music, Marshmallows and Mistletoe - YMen's Pavillion, 100 Hill St.  Enjoy roasting marshmallows with merry tunes from the Eugene Field Pirate Singers. 5-6 PM. Free. 573-221-0154 Website

December 13, 2014 - Historic Hannibal's Living Windows Annual Celebration - Downtown businesses windows come to life with scenes of holiday splendor. See the lighting of the Honor Tree for our military heroes, enjoy children's activities, Santa and so much more in Historic Downtown Hannibal! • 573-221-2477

December 13, 2014 Second Saturday Gallery Walk 5 - 8 pm. Hannibal’s downtown galleries are the place to be each second Saturday. Wander from gallery to gallery and enjoy special guest artists, food, friends and extended hours. Whether you come with friends or come alone, you’ll have a great time. • 573-221-6545


2015

January

TBD - Hannibal Jaycees Wing Ding - "It's Five O'Clock somewhere!" come out and vote for your favorite wings! • (573) 221-2630 • hannibaljaycees.org


February

TBD - Catch Cupid if you can! - Participate in a fun 5K Run/Walk in Riverview park. • (573) 221-0154 • hannibalparks.org

TBD - Hannibal Jaycees Chili Cookoff - Teams from all across the area bring their own secret recipes for people to sample. Fun for all chili lovers! • (573) 221-2630 • hannibaljaycees.org

TBD - Hannibal Polar Plunge - The polar plunge offers a chane for you to come out of hibernation; grab some friends and take a dip from the Hannibal boat ramp into the frigid winter waters. • (573) 221-0154 • hannibalparks.org


March

TBD - Chocolate Extravaganza - Get ready to be drenched in a decadent good time! Your chocolate passport allows you tons of selections, from scrumptious bon bons to chocolate martinis. A chocolate lover's dream! • (573) 221-9010

March 14, 2015 - 3.14 - Pi (pie) Day! - Join us celebrating pi(e) day! Restaurants will celebrate with one-day specials. Pie-lovers, unite! • (573) 221-2477 • visithannibal.com

April

TBD - Shine A Light on Autism A fundraiser at the Mark Twainmemorial Lighthouse to help raise funds, spread awareness and educate the local community about children and their families living with autism. • (573) 406-4059 • shinealightonautism.com

April 24 - 26, 2015 Just Girls Weekend - Enjoy a weekend just for the ladies. Hannibal businesses roll out the red carpet, offering specials, classes, demonstrations and more. Gals may (not required) purchase a Goody Bag full of coupons and goodies. Shops pamper you with sales, demos, fun, food, fashion and wine tasting. Also, there special activities in the evenings to finish your day with fun and laughter. Visit justgirlsweekend.com for details.


May

May 23 & 24 - Twain on Main Festival - A weekend full of fun, arts, crafts, and great food! A Hannibal tradition. • (573) 221-2477 • TwainOnMain.com


June

June 13, 2015 Second Saturday Gallery Walk 5 - 8 pm. Hannibal’s downtown galleries are the place to be each second Saturday. Wander from gallery to gallery and enjoy special guest artists, food, friends and extended hours. Whether you come with friends or come alone, you’ll have a great time. • 573-221-6545


July

July 4, 2015 - 59th Annual National Tom Sawyer Days - Come join Hannibal for it's famed 4th of July celebrations! A tradition for nearly 60 years and fun for all ages. Activities include the National Fence Painting Contest, Tom & Becky Contest, frog-jumping contest, the Sam Clemens Kiwanis Arts & Crafts Festival, Hannibal Cannibal run, a spectacular 4th of July fireworks display & more! • (573) 999-5073 • HannibalJaycees.org


 

October

October 17-18, 2015 - 39th Annual Autumn Historic Folklife Festival - Stroll the streets among artisans demonstrating lifestyles and folk arts of the mid-1800’s. Enjoy the sounds of street musicians, storytellers, and the smell of food and beverages prepared over wood fires. Historic Downtown. Saturday 10a.m.-5p.m. & Sunday 10a.m.-4p.m. • 573-221-6545 • HannibalArts.com

*Dates & locations subject to change. Please call to verify.