What to do this Heartland Weekend Oct. 31 – Nov. 4

Let's explore together!

Your weekend is calling!
Hopefully, a sugar high carried you through the week. Now, get out explore!
Here is a closer look at a few hand-picked happenings.

First Friday

Be thankful this Heartland Weekend when First Friday with the arts takes over downtown Cape Girardeau. Things you won’t want to miss include:

  • Kyle DeWitt’s gorgeous travel photographs in the Out West Exhibition at the Southeast Missouri Arts Council
  • Pop-Up Art Show at Eden Health Spa and Salon
  • Live music at the historic Marquette Hotel
  • Comic Book Art from the Collection of Terry Godwin at the Crisp Museum

WHEN: Nov. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: All over downtown Cape Girardeau


Jefferson County Candlelight Tour

Enjoy an evening walk by candlelight and experience what life was like before electricity. The Jefferson County Historical Village walkways will be lined with candles. Candles will also be lit in the buildings. The buildings will be open with costumed interpreters. Following your tour of the village by candlelight, partake of gingerbread and cider in the Schweinfurth Museum.

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mt. Vernon, IL

Guide to fall events

41st Annual Heritage Festival

The festival focuses on locally handcrafted items and delicious food. More than 100 vendors will have wares to sell, kicking off the holiday shopping season.  Items include handmade jewelry, handmade 18-inch doll clothes, wooden creations, Christmas items, handmade purses, candles, honey products, antiques and collectibles homegrown vegetables and many more.

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Southeastern Illinois College, Harrisburg, IL

More fall events

SEMO River Campus

Our Town

What’s often referred to as the greatest play ever written will take the stage at Southeast Missouri State’s River Campus. We’re talking about Our Town. It’s an immortal tale of small-town morality. Set in Grover’s Corners, the play deals with daily life, love and marriage, and death and eternity.

WHEN: Show opens on Nov. 1 at 7:30
See the daily until Nov. 5

WHERE: Southeast Missouri State’s River Campus

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Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

The Most Wonderful Time of Year is here! The Hallmark Channel will get you into the holiday season with more Christmas movies than you could wish for. This Sunday don’t miss the premiere of Road to Christmas. It’s your excuse to  grab some popcorn, a warm glass of apple cider and spread some holiday cheer.

CLICK HERE for a full guide to Hallmark’s countdown to Christmas.

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