Events in Hannibal, Missouri

For a list of events happening in Hannibal, MO, visit this page. Mississippi Marketplace list our own events and is happy support the events of other organizations in historic downtown Hannibal and beyond.

Events include festivals, car shows, music events, events supporting the arts, fun food experiences, and much more. Plan your weekend (or weeknight) entertainment using this page and support the Hannibal community and area businesses.

Mississippi Marketplace will provide a website or contact information for each event to get you started. If you have an event to add to the list, click here to tell us about it.

Monthly in Hannibal
Second Saturday Gallery Walk
May 14, 2016 5 – 8p.m.
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.
Welcome passengers as they disembark from the riverboat in Glascock’s Landing in downtown Hannibal. Dates and/or times subject to change, please refer to for a full list of Hannibal Events and schedule of Riverboat dockings or call (573) 221-2477 for the latest updates.

2016 Events and Happenings in Hannibal Missouri

December 10th, 2016
Historic Hannibal Living Windows
Downtown shop windows come alive with magical scenes of the season. From classic to comic, strolling down Main Street enjoying these displays is a great way to get into the Christmas Spirit!
• Stores featuring lots of In-Store Specials
• Horse and Wagon Rides on Main
• See the beautifully decorated Store windows in the historic district
• Christmas Carolers
• See Santa as he strolls Main Street Historic Hannibal
November 26 until December 24th, 2016
Victorian Festival of Christmas
Every Saturday through Christmas.
November26th, 2016
Holiday Shopping Season Kickoff – Small Business Saturday
Shopping specials throughout Hannibal! Downtown Hannibal will be decked out and ready to supply all of your gift needs.
October 23, 2016
Pumpkins in the Park
Bring an entry and vote for your favorite painted pumpkin on the Pumpkin Path in Nipper Park.
573-221-0154 or visit

October 15 & 16, 2016
40th Annual Autumn Historic Folklife Festival
This fall festival is not to be missed! Stroll among artisans and craftspeople demonstrating the lifestyles and folk arts of the mid-1800’s. Local food vendors cook over wood stoves and the music of strolling street musicians wash over the crowd. A children’s craft area, wine garden and lively atmosphere make this a perfect fall weekend.
573-221-6545 or

September 23 & 24, 2016
Harvest Hootenanny Festival
A music food and games fall harvest festival at the Mark Twain Cave Complex and Cave Hollow West Winery to benefit the Hannibal Rotary Club. 573-248-6533

September 3-5, 2016

3rd Annual Big River Steampunk Festival

Don your goggles and celebrate the Victorian inventions, industry & architecture of Hannibal’s Gilded Age! Cosplay, costume contests, vaudeville show, tea with Queen Victoria and more!

August 13 & 14, 2016
2nd Annual Bear Creek Rendezvous
Experience Native American culture in an open air market with fabulous costuming, a variety of vendors and dance performances. Festivities take place at the Mark Twain Cave Complex.
573-221-1656 or

August 6, 2016
Mark Twain Corvette Club All-Corvette Show
The name says it all, enjoy historic main street filled with blocks of Corvettes! Historic Downtown Hannibal.

July 1-4, 2016
61st Annual National Tom Sawyers Days
A Hannibal tradition for over 60 years, this family friendly festival offers something for all ages and interests. Contests include the National Fence.
Painting Competition, the frog-jump contest and the Tom & Becky Contest. Other activities include a huge craft festival, a mud volleyball tournament, horseshoe tournament, carnival rides, live music every night in the beer garden, and a spectacular fireworks display over the Mississippi River on the 4th of July.

July 2, 2016
Hannibal Cannibal 10K & 5K Run/Walk
This tough course will “eat you up!” Course begins in Downtown Hannibal, at 7 a.m.
To register, go online to

June 18, 2016
Fiesta Del Sol
Celebrate the beginning of summer with great craft beer, a homebrew competition, live music and summer fun in Central Park!

June 18, 2016
2nd Annual Lone Wolf No Club Bike Show
A must-see for motorcycle enthusiasts! A variety of bikes will line Hill Street in the heart of historic downtown Hannibal. Registration opens at 8 a.m.

June 18, 2016
Color in Motion 5K Run/Walk
Participate in a 5K fun run/walk in beautiful Riverview Park 573-221-0154 or visit
Music Under the Stars – Every Thursday in June-July-August. Enjoy free outdoor concerts in front of Mark Twain’s Boyhood home at 7 p.m. Food and drinks are available for purchase.
573-221-9010, ext 401.

May 28 & 29, 2016
Twain on Main Festival
Listed as one of Missouri’s Top 10 Unique Festivals according to The Twain on Main is festival celebrating Hannibal’s beloved author, Mark Twain. The street festival includes, musicians, story tellers and games for kids. Shopping offers a wonderful variety of items at the local stores and if that isn’t enough the streets in Historic Downtown Hannibal are full with vendors. Save room to enjoy the delicious foods and rest a while in the wine garden.
For more information: 573-470-3492.

May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12 & September 9
Down by the River – Summer 2016
Relax and unwind on the banks of the Mississippi with a live band, cold drinks and a good time sponsored by the Y-Men’s Club. The event benefits Hannibal YMCA. Held at the Y-Men’s Pavilion on Hill Street. For additional information: 573-221-2477

May 7, 2016
21st Annual Loafers Club Car Show
Car buffs will love this annual show, featuring tons of vintage and classic cars. Free to the public. For Additional information: 573-985-4525

April 22-24, 2016
Great Girlfriend Getaway
An Annual favorite. Ladies, prepare to be pampered. Gather your girlfriends and family and enjoy a weekend of shopping, dining and activities just for you! Located in Downtown Hannibal. 573-221-2477

April 11 & 12, 2016
Last Dinner on the Titanic
This dinner hosted by LaBinnah Bistro is a must attend as they recreate original Titanic recipes. Enjoy a five course meal, with the main course being “Roasted Breast of Duck.” Advance registrations will be taken. For Information: 573-221-8207

March 26 & 27, 2016
50 Miles of Art
Artisans in Hannibal, Louisiana and Clarksville MO open their studios for a unique view into how their work is created. Follow scenic Hwy 79 to reach each town. For Information contact: 573-221-2477 or visit

March 12, 2016
Chocolate Extravaganza
10:00am-5:00pm Downtown Hannibal will be all about Chocolate with stores offering special Sales and Events. No purchase is necessary to attend this Chocolate Extravaganza as stores will be offering special sales and Free Events. Purchase of a Chocolate passport will gain you access to special events and Free Items. Chocolate passports are available at the Mark Twain Museum.

Saturday, March 12
Mississippi Marketplace Demonstration,
11:30 & 2:00 Join us at the Mississippi Marketplace for a Free demonstration as we celebrate Chocolate on how to make “Chocolate Gravy”. This was one of my favorite meals that my grandmother used to make us as a child. Sound outrageous? We will be preparing chocolate gravy and serving with of course, biscuits. In-Store Sales- Sales-Sales. In Store Samples-Come sample some of our favorite foods.