Friday, November 28, 2014

Events & Festivals

2014

 

November

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 28, 2014 $99 Bucks or Less Annual Art Sale at Hannibal Arts Council - Grab one of a kind pieces of art at unbelievable prices! This sale is always popular, and pieces sell quickly, so shop often! 105 S. Main St. HannibalArts.com 573-221-6545

November 29, 2014 Breakfast with Santa - 9-11 AM American Legion Post, 3819 HWY MM. Have a pancake breakfast and enjoy a visit by Santa.  Each child will receive a gift.  Proceed will support Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots in NE Mo. $5 for ages 6+, $3 ages 5 & under.

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. Website 573-221-1101 Activities include:

  • Snowball Toss - Hannibal Parks and Recreation sponsors this fun event at the Y Mens Pavillion, 100 Hill St. 573-221-0154 more info
  • Bow-making Demonstration - Mississippi Marketplace, 11 AM.  Bring your own ribbon and take home your bow.
  • A Downton Abbey Tea at the Mark Twain Museum -$15 p/p Enjoy Downton Abbey tea and treats and be swept away as 'Molly Brown' recounts her ill-fated voyage on the Titanic.  Prizes for best costumes and many more suprises await! Seating is limited. Purchase your tickets online or by calling 573-221-9010.
  • 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.
  • 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 at 5p.m.; Santa arrives by fire truck at 5:30p.m.!
  • Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides - Free ticket with each proof of $20 purchas from a downtown merchant, or $5. per person
  • "Spirits of Christmas Past" Pub Crawl - 10 complimentary tastings, samples of seasonal wine and beer, and souvenir glass.  $20 donation to the Hannibal History Museum.
  • A Shepherd's Tale - a tale of a shepherd of Bethlehem on a very special night.  Tickets available at Planter's Barn Theater, 319 North Main Street.

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 - Annual Holiday Open House Tour - Help the Hannibal Regional Auxiliary raise funds for the Believe Campaign and see some beautiful homes decked out for the holidays.  Advance tix are $8 and are available at Judy's Boutique or $10 the day of the tour.  Tour runs from Noon - 4PM More info at 573-629-3577

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

January 24, 2015- 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

February 21, 2015 - 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

February 28, 2015 - 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

March 14, 2015 - 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

 

April

TBD - Shine A Light on Autism A fundraiser at the Mark Twain Memorial 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

June 20, 2015 Lone Wolf Bike Show - Y Men's Pavilion, 100 Hill St. Motorcycle show - Come see a huge variety of motorcycles on Main Street! Judging begins at 10 AM with Awards at 2:30 PM For registration information, call 573-795-6335.


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.