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For a complete list of events happening in Hannibal Missouri, visit the Hannibal Tourism website: visit.hannibal.com
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.
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Second Saturday Gallery Walk
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 www.visithannibal.com for a full list of Hannibal Events and schedule of Riverboat dockings or call (573) 221-2477 for the latest updates.
Events and Happenings in Hannibal Missouri
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!
• Features 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
Victorian Festival of Christmas
Every Saturday through Christmas. http://www.historichannibalmo.com/
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.
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 HannibalParks.org
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 www.visitHannibalArts.com
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
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! 573-248-1819 www.BigRiverSteampunkFestival.com
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 www.MarkTwainCave.com
Mark Twain Corvette Club All-Corvette Show
The name says it all, enjoy historic main street filled with blocks of Corvettes! Historic Downtown Hannibal.
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. 573-795-6233 www.HannibalJaycees.org
Hannibal Cannibal 15K, 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 www.HannibalCannibal.com
Fiesta Del Sol
Celebrate the beginning of summer with great craft beer, a homebrew competition, live music and summer fun in Central Park! 573-248-6533
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.
Color in Motion 5K Run/Walk
Participate in a 5K fun run/walk in beautiful Riverview Park 573-221-0154 or visit HannibalParks.org
Music Under the Stars
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. www.MarkTwainMuseum.org
Twain on Main Festival
Listed as one of Missouri’s Top 10 Unique Festivals according to www.onlyinyourstate.com 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: www.twainonmainfestival.com 573-470-3492.
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
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 www.greatgirlfriendgetaway.com
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
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 www.HannibalArts.com
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.