Hannibal Bicentennial Steering Committee/HCVB | 505 N. 3rd St. Hannibal MO 63401 | Phone: 573-221-2477 | Email: info@hannibal2019.com

© 2019 by City of Hannibal, MO

2019 AT-A-GLANCE

199 Events...

We will continue to add to this list of Hannibal events. Note: Events in red font are unique Bicentennial events happening only in 2019.
 
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  1. Jan. 2 - Mayors' Reunion & Bicentennial Launch
  2. Jan. 26 - 13th Annual Ice Bowl
  3. Jan. 26 - 15th Annual Wing Ding
  4. Jan. 26 - Rooster Run
  5. Feb. 2 - Teen Fair
  6. Feb. 4-March 15 - A Never Told Story Black History Celebration
  7. Feb. 4-23 - Hannibal As History Exhibit
  8. Feb. 8 - Mark Twain Museum's Fabulous Fifties Trivia Night
  9. Feb. 9 - Tom Chapin Family Concert
  10. Feb. 9 - Tom Chapin Concert
  11. Feb. 16 - 36th Annual Chili Cook-off
  12. Feb. 19 - Black History Through the Youthful Eyes of Puppetry
  13. Feb. 24 - Martin Luther King Celebration
  14. Mar. 1 - 9th Annual Hannibal History Trivia Night
  15. Mar. 2-23 - Lester Gaba Exhibit
  16. Mar. 9 - Second Saturday Gallery Walk
  17. Mar. 16 - 5th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk
  18. Mar. 22 - Night Hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve
  19. Mar. 8-10 - Chocolate Extravaganza
  20. Mar. 9 - Bluff City Memories Book Talk & Signing
  21. Mar. 15 - Dr. Paul Griggsby in Concert
  22. Mar. 22 - Bracket Buster Bash
  23. Mar. 23 - Battle at Bear Creek 17
  24. Mar. 23-30 - The Interrogation of Nathan Hale by Captain John Montressor (of HRH Expeditionary Forces)
  25. Mar. 30-31 - Big River Steampunk Faire
  26. Mar. 30 - Rivertown Revue
  27. Mar. 30 - The Great Riverboat Gamble
  28. Mar. 30 - Burlesque at The Star
  29. Mar. 30 - Haunted Hannibal Ghost Adventure
  30. Mar. 31 - Rockcliffe Mansion Photo Shoot
  31. Apr. 1-30 - A Journey Through Time: Hannibal MO 1819-2019 - Quilt Exhibition & Contest
  32. Apr. 12 - Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.)
  33. Apr. 12 - Night Hike Through Sodalis Nature Preserve
  34. Apr. 13 - Big River Comic Convention
  35. Apr. 13 - Second Saturday Gallery Walk
  36. Apr. 14 - 8th Annual Last Dinner on the Titanic
  37. Apr. 18 - Senior Expo: Our Story, Our Town
  38. Apr. 18-27 - Shame the Devil! An Audience with Fanny Kemble
  39. Apr. 26 - Mark Twain Museum Spring Fashion Show
  40. Apr. 26 - Night Hike Through Sodalis Nature Preserve
  41. Apr. 26-28 - Great Girlfriend Getaway
  42. Apr. 27 - City of Hannibal Spring Clean-up
  43. Apr. 27 - POPS Club Spring Dance
  44. May-October - "Hannibal at the Door"
  45. May 4 - Time Capsule Opening
  46. May 4 - Spring Festival of Country Music
  47. May 5 - MLB Pitch Hit and Run
  48. May 9-October 31 - Jim Waddell as Mark Twain at Mark Twain Museum
  49. May 10 - Night Hike of Sodalis Nature Preserve
  50. May 11 - Loafers Car Show
  51. May 11 - Second Saturday Gallery Walk
  52. May 11 - Chris Janson! Live Concert! 
  53. May 13-June 14 - Lester Gaba Exhibit at Mark Twain Museum
  54. May 17 - Down by the River - Madd Hoss Jackson
  55. May 23 - Shuttle Tour of Sodalis Nature Preserve
  56. May 24-Nov 12. - Hometown Heroes Banner Display
  57. May 25 - Junior Jaycees Lemonade Stand
  58. May 25-26 - Twain on Main
  59. May 28 - Storybook Trail
  60. May 31-July 1 - BOOM! The Rise & Fall of Missouri's Black Business Districts
  61. June 1 - Big Dirt Dig
  62. June 6 - Music Under the Stars: Steppin' Back
  63. June 7 - Melanie! Live Concert! 
  64. June 7-9 - Brew Skies Music Festival
  65. June 7-July 6 - Transportation Exhibit
  66. June 7-July 6 - Hannibal Today Exhibit
  67. June 7-July 6 - Mark Twain Zephyr Collection Exhibit
  68. June 8 - Second Saturday Gallery Walk
  69. June 12 - Admiral Coontz Birthday Celebration
  70. June 13 - Music Under the Stars: Rock 'n' Roll Revival
  71. June 14 - Cliff Edwards's Birthday Celebration - Pinocchio 
  72. June 15-Sept. 28 - Yoga in the Park
  73. June 15 - 5th Annual Lone Wolf Bike Show
  74. June 16 - Father's Day Sunday Funday
  75. June 17 - Mark Twain Chorale Bicentennial Concert
  76. June 18 - "We Stand United" Puppetry
  77. June 19 - Film - Rev. Dr. William Barber (Juneteenth event)
  78. June 20 - Clydesdales at County Market (2 to 4)
  79. June 20 - Music Under the Stars: James Armstrong (with the Clydedales)
  80. June 20-29 - The Insane Sisters -OR- The Price Paid for Challenging a Company Town 
  81. June 21 - Down by the River - Boot Cut
  82. June 21-July 27 - Mark Twain Cave Legacy Tours
  83. June 22 - Bicentennial Parade with Budweiser Clydesdales on Parade
  84. June 22 - Cardboard Boat Races
  85. June 22 - Hello Summer Paint Party
  86. June 22-23 - Hot Air Balloon Festival
  87. June 23 - Cardboard Boat Sunday Funday
  88. June 26 - It's a Small World
  89. June 27 - Music Under the Stars: Johnathan Len
  90. June 28 - Fiesta del Sol
  91. June 29 - NTSD Cornhole Tournament
  92. June 29 - Hoot & Holler Night
  93. June 29 - Jerrod Niemann with Feudin' Hillbillys
  94. June 30 - National Frozen Yogurt Day 
  95. July 3 - Rhonda Vincent & The Rage! Live Concert!
  96. July 3-6 - 64th Annual National Tom Sawyer Days
  97. July 4 - Habfest - Hot Wing Eating Contest
  98. July 4 - JC - The New King of Funk
  99. July 4-5 - Oscar Mayer Wiener Mobile
  100. July 4-6 - Tom & Becky Reunion
  101. July 4-6 - 43rd Annual Samuel L. Clemens Arts & Crafts Festival
  102. July 5 - The American Standard Live
  103. July 5 - Flood Brothers Live
  104. July 5 - Hoot & Holler Night
  105. July 6 - Hannibal Cannibal 5k & 10k Run/Walk
  106. July 6 - NTSD Washer's Tournament
  107. July 6 - Tomboy Sawyer Contest
  108. July 6 - NTSD Throwback Night
  109. July 7 - Fun Run Sunday Funday
  110. July 8-August 15 - BOOM! The Rise & Fall of Missouri's Black Business Districts
  111. July 10 - Secret Life of Trees Nature Program
  112. July 11 - Music Under the Stars: Catfish Willie Band
  113. July 12 - Night Hike
  114. July 13 - Bear Creek Cleanup
  115. July 13 - A Night at the Mouse Races
  116. July 13 - Second Saturday Gallery Walk
  117. July 18 - Molly Brown Birthday Celebration
  118. July 18 - Music Under the Stars: Farnum Family Bluegrass Band
  119. July 18-27 - The Almost True and Truly Remarkable Adventures of Israel Potter
  120. July 19 - Down by the River - Live Music
  121. July 20 - Pat Jones at Cave Hollow West Winery
  122. July 20 - Sunflower Paint and Sip
  123. July 20-21 - Bill Lear Innovator's Cup - Drone Racing
  124. July 24 - Fairy Kingdom
  125. July 25 - Music Under the Stars: Funky Butt Brass Band
  126. July 25-27 - 3rd Quadrennial Clemens Conference
  127. July 26 - Hannibal Bar-B-Q Festival & Jeep Jamboree
  128. July 26 - Craig Morgan in Concert
  129. July 26 - Star Wars in the Park
  130. July 26 - Night Hike through Sodalis Nature Preserve
  131. July 27 - ShredFest 2019
  132. July 27 - Clint Black in Concert
  133. July 28 - Russell Dickerson in Concert
  134. Aug. 1 - Music Under the Stars: Memphis Mafia Band
  135. Aug. 3 - Mark Twain Corvette Club All-Corvette Show
  136. Aug. 4 - Homesteading Life Conference
  137. Aug. 7 - Bear Creek Walk
  138. Aug. 8 - Music Under the Stars: Big Deal
  139. Aug. 8 - Romancing the West
  140. Aug. 10 - Second Saturday Gallery Walk
  141. Aug. 10-11 - 5th Annual Bear Creek Rendezvous
  142. Aug. 15 - Music Under the Stars: Fanfare
  143. Aug. 15-24 - Madam! (World Premiere)
  144. Aug. 16 - Down by the River - Live Music
  145. Aug. 22 - Music Under the Stars: Soul Shaker
  146. Aug. 24 - Wizard of Oz Days
  147. Aug. 24 - Victor Wainwright & The Train! Live Concert!
  148. Aug. 26-27 - Relay of Voices: The Great River Run
  149. Aug. 29 - Music Under the Stars: Steppin' Back
  150. Aug. 30-Sept. 2 - 6th Annual Big River Steampunk Festival
  151. Aug. 31 - Meet "Marie Byrum!"
  152. Aug. 31 - Old Time "Base Ball" Game
  153. Sept. 3-30 - James Carroll Beckwith Exhibit
  154. Sept. 7 - Rib & Wing Festival
  155. Sept. 9 - The Twain SHALL Meet Kick-off
  156. Sept. 12-14 - Weekend of Mark Twain
  157. Sept. 14 - Diversity Days
  158. Sept. 14 - Second Saturday Gallery Walk
  159. Sept. 14 - Taste of Twain
  160. Sept. 14 - Fall Festival of Country Music
  161. Mid-September - Log Cabin Construction Begins
  162. Sept. 19 - Talk Like A Pirate Day
  163. Sept. 19-20 - Robert Townsend Movie Marathon
  164. Sept. 20 - Down by the River - Live Music
  165. Sept. 20 - "Jim's River" - a rye pale ale release (6th Anniversary of Jim's Journey)
  166. Sept. 21 - Our Town Funfest 2019 (6th Anniversary of Jim's Journey)
  167. Sept. 21 - Harvest Hootenanny Festival
  168. Sept. 23 - Shuttle Tour of Sodalis Nature Preserve
  169. Sept. 28 - Big Dirt Dig and Pumpkin Hunt
  170. Sept. 27-29 - Hannibal Oktoberfest
  171. Oct. 3 - Glitz Gala Jewelry Auction
  172. Oct. 4 - Art History Luncheon
  173. Oct. 7 - "The Twain SHALL Meet" Presentation by Dr. Cindy Lovell: Mark Twain's Relevance and Reach
  174. Oct. 7 - Big Truck Night
  175. Oct. 8 - Hannibal Band Day
  176. Oct. 19-20 - 43rd Annual Hannibal Folklife Festival
  177. Oct. 12 - Second Saturday Gallery Walk
  178. Oct. 25 - Halloween Street Dance & Costume Party
  179. Oct. 26 - Putt or Treat
  180. Oct. 26 - Time Capsule Closing
  181. Oct. 26 - Living Dead Windows
  182. Oct. 27 - Pumpkins in the Park
  183. Nov. 4 - "The Twain SHALL Meet" Presentation by Dr. Gary Scharnhorst: Mark Twain's Last Homecoming to Missouri in 1902
  184. Nov. 9 - Veterans Day Parade
  185. Nov. 9 - Second Saturday Gallery Walk
  186. Nov. 9-20 - James Carroll Beckwith Exhibit
  187. Nov. 9-20 - Time Machine 2.0 Exhibit
  188. Nov. 13 - Admiral Robert Coontz Celebration
  189. Nov. 23-Dec. 7 - Masquerade Mask Contest and Exhibit
  190. Nov. 24 - Lighting Celebration of the Christmas Tree and Boyhood Gardens
  191. Nov. 30 - Small Business Saturday
  192. Dec. 1 - Mark Twain's Annual Birthday Bash
  193. Dec. 7 - Hannibal Jaycees Annual Christmas Parade
  194. Dec. 7 - 3rd Annual Mustache Competition at the Mark Twain Museum
  195. Dec. 12 - Share the Joy Dinner and Performance
  196. Dec. 14 - Second Saturday Gallery Walk
  197. Dec. 14 - Gingerbread House Contest
  198. Dec. 14 - World Record Attempt - "World's Largest Dessert Party at One Location"
  199. Dec. 14 - Christmas Living Windows
  200. Dec. 31 -  New Year's Eve at the Rialto
 

We also invite you to sample...

 

And, check out these ongoing exhibits & projects...

 
  • F&M Bank Exhibit

  • Hannibal Arts Council Exhibit

  • Hannibal Free Public Library Exhibit

  • Hannibal History Museum Exhibit

  • Hannibal Parks Department Exhibit

  • Hannibal Police Dept. Exhibit

  • Hickory Stick – Quilt Guild

  • HNB Bank Exhibit

  • Jim’s Journey: The Huck Finn Freedom Center Exhibit

  • Lions Club Exhibit

  • Mark Twain Cave Exhibit

  • Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Exhibit

  • Construction of new riverfront by the City

  • Construction of new convention and visitors bureau by the City

  • Construction of new Mark Twain Lighthouse by the City

 

  • Construction of authentic log cabin on Cardiff Hill Overlook using hand-hewn logs

  • Display of Hannibal Hometown Heroes banners (Memorial Day - Veterans Day)

  • Appearances of famous Hannibal residents

  • Beautification projects 

  • "Bicentennial Beacons" created by local artists and displayed throughout the city

  • Bicentennial Logo Stencils on sidewalks near key attractions

  • "Ghost" advertising signs added to historic downtown buildings

  • Historical characters and reenactments

  • Distribution of Hannibal Bicentennial Commemorative Souvenirs (wooden nickels, balsa airplanes, collectors cards of famous residents, and commemorative maps)

Special publications for 2019...