Save-the-Date: Annual Hannibal Events & Festivals

 
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SAVE-THE-DATE

Annual Festivals & Events

in Historic Downtown Hannibal

Historic Downtown Hannibal is home to many unique festivals and events. Hannibal has an event for everyone from parades, car shows, food and music festivals to celebrations of Mark Twain and a national recognized Steampunk Festival. Here is a list of several dozen annual events to plan to attend!

Not every Hannibal event is listed below. Please follow this link for a detailed calendar of downtown events.

 

Wing Ding: January 26th, 2019

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The Annual Wing Ding is hosted by the Hannibal Jaycees & Mark Twain Distributing. They work together to bring together the best wings in Hannibal for you to taste your way through! Enjoy live music, wings, friends, and fun!

For more information visit their Facebook page.

Love on the Rocks: February 9th, 2019

Cave Hollow West Winery / Facebook

Cave Hollow West Winery / Facebook

Celebrate Valentines Day with 'Love on The Rocks,' a walking dinner tour, hosted by the Mark Twain Cave and Cave Hollow West Winery. The tour presents five stops that tell the history of the cave with part of the five-course dinner at each stop paired with a glass of Cave Hollow West Winery wine.

Reservations are required by 2/2/19. Contact Cave Hollow West Winery at 573-231-1000.

Chili Cook-Off: February 16th, 2019

Northeast Missouri Humane Society / Facebook

Northeast Missouri Humane Society/ Facebook

The opportunity to taste some of the best chili in the tri-states is here! Teams from around the area will bring their best secret recipes and the winner is up to you. Come join us at the Admiral Coontz Armory for a day of entertainment and tasty sampling.

For more information call 573-221-0908.


Chocolate Extravaganza:

  • March 8-10, 2019

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An event for the sweetest of souls, Chocolate Extravaganza dedicates an entire day to the sweet that we all love! Join us March 10th, 2018 in downtown Hannibal for a day of fun, friends, and chocolate.

Chocolate passports are available for purchase at www.HistoricHannibalMO.com/chocolate.

Last Dinner on the Titanic:

  • April 14, 2019

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Enjoy the Original Dinner Menu items presented to the First Class passengers on the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic as it sailed to its fate across the Atlantic from Southampton to New York. Feel free to dress in Period attire!

Reservations can be made here.

Great Girlfriend Getaway:

  • April 26-28, 2019

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Party like a girl! Gather your Girlfriends and enjoy three days of shopping, beauty, fashion, dancing, dining, and art. This exciting weekend event is designed especially for you and your girls!

Sign up for email updates at www.GreatGirlfriendGetaway.com.


Loafer's Car Club Show:

  • May 11th, 2019

Historic Downtown Hannibal

Historic Downtown Hannibal

30+ Classes. 350+ vehicles. There will be a bicentennial award, a pedal car with the bicentennial logo as a give-away, and the bicentennial logo on the car show shirts. All in Historic Downtown Hannibal!

For more information visit the Loafers Club Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/LoafersOfHannibal/

Twain on Main:

  • May 25-26th, 2019

Historic Downtown Hannibal

Historic Downtown Hannibal

Join us in historic downtown Hannibal for our annual Twain On Main Festival, celebrating the life and classic works of Hannibal's native son, Mark Twain!

For more information visit www.TwainOnMain.com

Down by the River:

  • 3rd Friday of May-August

Ymens Club/ Facebook

Ymens Club/ Facebook

Enjoy live music at the Y-Men’s Pavilion on the 3rd Friday from May through August!

For more information visit their Facebook Page.


Music Under the Stars:

  • Thursday’s June through August

Aunt Polly’s Treasures/ Facebook

Aunt Polly’s Treasures/ Facebook

Enjoy music under the stars on the mall in front of the boyhood home every Thursday during the summer (until August 30th). Bring a lawn chair, enjoy some excellent regional musicians, and take in downtown every Thursday!

For more info visit their Facebook page.

Brew Skies Music Festival

  • June 7-9th, 2019

Brew Skies Music Festival/ Facebook

Brew Skies Music Festival/ Facebook

Ultimate summer music festival and beer tasting adventure in Northeast Missouri. A wide variety of musical genres will be represented with many original singer songwriters as well as tributes to some of the greats. Vintage VW gathering and exhibit, more than 35 vendors offering unique shopping experiences, camping, food, and much more. All entertainment is family friendly and kids 12 and under are free.

For more information visit their Facebook page.

Lone Wolf Bike Show

  • June 15th, 2019

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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 am; trophies will be handed out at 2 pm. Enjoy seeing a ton of bikes and enjoy music while you stroll Main Street!

For more information please call 573-795-6335 or contact Cindy.Benjamin@yahoo.com


Fiesta del Sol Festival

  • June 22nd, 2019

Fiesta del Sol Festival/ Facebook

Fiesta del Sol Festival/ Facebook

Celebrate the beginning of summer with great craft beer, live music and summer fun in Central Park! This annual event will be sure to get you in the mood for summer! Fiesta del Sol is a day-long music festival that celebrates the summer solstice with live music, food, and craft beer. 

 For information and tickets visit www.hannibalfiestadelsol.com/

National Tom Sawyer Days

  • July 3-6th, 2019

Hannibal Jaycees/ Facebook

Hannibal Jaycees/ Facebook

A Hannibal tradition for over 60 years, the National Tom Sawyer Days contests include the National Fence Painting Competition, the frog-jump contest and the Tom & Becky Contest. Come help us highlight Hannibal’s unique history through reenactments, arts & crafts, and more.

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 firework display over the Mississippi River on the 4th of July.

Visit www.HannibalJaycees.org for the full schedule.

Samuel L. Clemens Arts & Crafts Festival

  • July 4-6th, 2019

Hannibal Evening Kiwanis/ Facebook

Hannibal Evening Kiwanis/ Facebook

Held during National Tom Sawyer Days in Central park, located at 4th & Broadway near all the other National Tom Sawyer Days events and activities. Crafts and special handcrafted items are the name of the game during this festival! The Evening Kiwanis Club of Hannibal sponsors the Samuel L. Clemens Arts & Crafts Festival.

Visit their Facebook Page for more information: www.facebook.com/HannibalEveningKiwanis/


Hannibal Cannibal 5K/10K/15K

  • July 6th, 2019

Hannibal Cannibal/ Facebook

Hannibal Cannibal/ Facebook

5K/10K/15K Runs begin at 7:00 am, the walkers will begin immediately following the runners and the Fun Run begins at approximately 9:00 am. Each participant will receive a Hannibal Cannibal t-shirt, cinch sack race bag, bib, finisher's medal, and other goodies.

Register at: www.hannibalcannibal.com

Mark Twain Corvette Club Show

  • August 3rd, 2019

Ava Goldworks/ Facebook

Ava Goldworks/ Facebook

The name says it all! A car lovers dream, enjoy historic Main Street filled with Corvettes from many different eras!

For more information call 573-248-8923.

Bear Creek Rendezvous

  • August 10-11th, 2019

Visit Hannibal / Facebook

Visit Hannibal / Facebook

Relive the early 1800s and experience Native American culture by visiting the annual Bear Creek Rendezvous. The event will include demonstrations of primitive knife and tomahawk throwing, woodworking, flint napping, gun-ball making, tanning, pottery making and Native American cooking. Children’s games will be played, and Native American genealogy will be shared.

For more information contact 573-221-1656


Big River Steampunk Festival:

  • August 30th-September 2nd, 2019

Big River Steampunk Festival/Facebook

Big River Steampunk Festival/Facebook

Big River Steampunk Festival is held every labor day weekend and is hosted by the Hannibal History Museum! Immerse yourself in a world of steampunk and cosplay. This festival will shock and amaze Steampunk enthusiast and curious bystanders alike with parades, costume contests, steampunk vendors, an air ship village, nerf dueling, tea pot racing, world class entertainers and more!

For more information visit

www.BigRiverSteampunkFestival.com.

Taste of Twain:

  • September 14th, 2019

Taste of Twain/Facebook

Taste of Twain/Facebook

Food, Beer, Wine, Music, and more all on the grounds of the Boyhood Home! Join the Mark Twain Museum and Boyhood Home for a festival that Mark Twain would approve of! Taste your way through the many sampling booths over the boyhood home property while enjoy live musicians.

For more information visit their facebook page.

Diversity Days:

  • September 13-14th, 2019

Diversity Days/Facebook

Diversity Days/Facebook

This festival is for everyone in the LGBTQ+ community and our friends who like to celebrate diversity! Enjoy a fun-filled weekend with us for the fourth annual Diversity Days!

For more information visit www.diversitydays.com.


Hannibal Band Day:

  • October 8th, 2019

Harvest Hootenanny Festival:

  • September 20-21st, 2019

Harvest Hootenanny/Facebook

Harvest Hootenanny/Facebook

Celebrate the start of fall with Harvest Hootenanny presented by the Rotary of Hannibal! Enjoy beer sampling and live musicians throughout the two day festival and many other fall activities including pumpkin decorating, adventure tree climbing, petting zoo, and more!

For more information visit their facebook page.

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Make plans to attend this well-loved, 70-year-old Hannibal tradition as high school marching bands parade down Broadway in Historic Downtown Hannibal on Tuesday, October 9th.

Jaycees Haunted House:

  • Every Friday & Saturday in October

Hannibal Jaycees Haunted House/Facebook

Hannibal Jaycees Haunted House/Facebook

The Hannibal Jaycees Haunted House is one the best Haunted Attractions in Northeast Missouri and they want to make you SCREAM! Best of all - a portion of the proceed benefit a worthy cause in the Hannibal community.

For more information visit www.hannibaljaycees.org.


Autumn Historic Folklife Festival:

  • October 19-20th, 2019

Jaycees Halloween Parade:

  • October 26th, 2019

Living Dead Windows:

  • October 26th, 2019

Visit Hannibal MO/ Facebook

Visit Hannibal MO/ Facebook

One of Hannibal's longest festival traditions, the Fall Folklife Festival presented by the Hannibal Arts Council celebrates artists, artisans, makers, and craftsmen through traditional homemade arts, wares, and festival foods. Enjoy local and regional musicians strolling and providing street performances. 

For more information visit their facebook page

Hannibal Jaycees/Facebook

Hannibal Jaycees/Facebook

The newly, re-organized Hannibal Halloween Parade has been taken over by the Hannibal Jaycees! Enjoy parade floats decorated in Halloween fashion and treats for the kids. Costumes are encouraged!

For more information visit www.hannibaljaycees.org.

Historic Downtown Hannibal / Facebook

Historic Downtown Hannibal / Facebook

The downtown merchants of historic Hannibal bring you Living Dead Windows. Much like our Christmas Living Windows each window of the downtown comes to life with a haunted Halloween scene. Stroll downtown and interact with the live scenes that make historic downtown Hannibal the place to be Halloween weekend.

For more information visit our page www.historichannibalmo.com/halloween


Main Street Trick or Treat:

  • October 31st, 2019

Veterans Day Parade:

  • November 16th, 2019

Hannibal Police Dept Safe Halloween:

  • October 31st, 2019

Historic Downtown Hannibal/ Facebook

Historic Downtown Hannibal/ Facebook

Enjoy a traditional, outdoor, door-to-door and trunk or treating event all on Main Street in historic downtown Hannibal! Halloween activities, booths, and decorated trunk or treats will line the street while downtown merchants will pass out candy from their stores. 

For more information visit www.historichannibalmo.com/halloween

Nae Davis/Facebook

Nae Davis/Facebook

Each year the Hannibal Police Department hosts a safe Halloween event in the Admiral Koontz Armory Recreation Center supervised by our fine men and women in uniform. There are costume contests from ages birth thru adult with prizes awarded, games for children, and of course, candy!

For more information visit their facebook page.

American Legion Riders Chapter 55/Facebook Page

American Legion Riders Chapter 55/Facebook Page

The annual Veteran's Day Parade will honors the men and women who have served our country. The entries start forming at the Save-A-Lot parking lot at 1222 Broadway in Hannibal, MO. The parade proceeds down Broadway with a stop in front of the Elks Lodge #1198 for a brief ceremony! Organized a group to be a part of the event or come to honor our Veterans!

For more information contact American Legion Riders Chapter 55


Small Business Saturday:

  • November 30th, 2019

Historic Downtown Hannibal/ Facebook

Historic Downtown Hannibal/ Facebook

Small Business Saturday is BIG in Hannibal! In addition to the opportunity to take advantage of great deals and promotions for Small Business Saturday, it is the beginning of the Victorian Festival of Christmas in Historic Downtown Hannibal. Activities include live music, photos with Santa, Mark Twains Birthday Celebration, a Christmas Kick-Off and much more.

For more information, visit www.victorianchristmasinhannibal.com.

Jaycees Christmas Parade:

  • December 7th, 2019

Historic Downtown Hannibal/Facebook

Historic Downtown Hannibal/Facebook

Get in the holiday spirit with a beautiful lighted parade through the beautifully decorated streets of Downtown Hannibal. More information will be released closer to the event at www.HannibalJaycees.org.

Journey to Bethlehem:

  • Dates vary. Usually early December.

Journey To Bethlehem at The Crossing - Hannibal/Facebook

Journey To Bethlehem at The Crossing - Hannibal/Facebook

Journey to Bethlehem, presented by The Crossing of Hannibal, travels the journey of Mary and Joseph as they go to be taxed for the census and prepare for the arrival of their newborn baby. Experience the live, interactive outdoor journey on Bear Creek trail with handmade, rustic wooden structures and actors in period-style dress.

For more information visit their facebook page.


Victorian Festival of Christmas Living Windows:

  • December 14th, 2019

Historic Downtown Hannibal / Facebook

Historic Downtown Hannibal / Facebook

Watch the downtown windows come alive with Christmas and other great characters at the Annual Living Windows. Stroll downtown and interact with the live Christmas scenes that make historic downtwon Hannibal the place to be for the holiday season! Every year each scene is a surprise revealed on living windows night displaying the individuality and creativity of each business.

For more information on Victorian Festival of Christmas visit www.HistoricHannibalMO.com/christmas.