Special Events

The City of Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department offers over 40 special events throughout the year. Events are held in various community centers, parks and aquatic facilities. For more information about a special event, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 573.339.6340. 

Are you interested in hosting an event in a Parks & Recreation facility or park? Find facility rental information here. For hosting an event in a City park, contact the Parks & Recreation Main Office at 573.339.6340. Find more information on City parks here



Men's Basketball League Begins | January 2, 2023
Girls & Boys Youth Basketball League Begins | Various Locations/Consult Schedule | January 6th, 2023
Winter Garage Sale | January 7th, 2023 | Osage Centre 
Wellness Seminar: GOALS! | January 12, 2023 | Osage Centre
S.T.A.R. Let's Bowl Into New Beginnings! | January 12,2023 | Osage Centre
Cardinals Caravan  I  January 16, 2023  I  Osage Centre
Celebration of Youth Sports Awards Banquet | January 20, 2023 | Osage Centre
Fundamentals of Softball with the SEMO Redhawks | January 21, 2023 | SportsPlex


Junior Grizzlies Basketball Camp Begins | February 2nd |SportsPlex
SOMO Polar Strut & Polar Plunge | February 4th | Cape County Park North
Cheer Clinic Begins | February 9th | Osage Centre
Wellness Seminar: Family & Friends CPR | February 9th | Osage Centre
S.T.A.R. Sweetheart Dance | February 8th | Osage Centre ***Please note this is a Wednesday evening event rather than the usual Thursday***
Super Kids Race Day | February 12th | SEMO Rec Center 
Homeschool Art Begins | February 15th | Osage Centre
Community Dance & Social | February 16th | A.C. Brase Arena
Fundamentals of Soccer with the SEMO Redhawks | February 18th | SportsPlex
Love You To The Moon and Back - 15th Annual Father Daughter Dance  | February 18th
Winter/Spring Adult Indoor Soccer League Begins | Feb 19th | SportsPlex


Spring Youth Soccer Begins | March 1st | Shawnee Park Sports Complex
PeeWee Sports Class Begins | March 2nd |Osage Centre
PlayCape! Saturday | March 4th | Osage Centre
Fundamentals of Volleyball  I  March 5th  I  Osage Centre
Music & Movement Class Begins | March 7th | Osage Centre
S.T.A.R. Luck O' The Numbers BINGO Night! | Osage Centre 
Health & Wellness Expo | March 11th | Osage Centre 
Mother Son Game Night | March 17th | SportsPlex
Youth Track Club Begins | March 21st | Central Junior High Track
SMASH Volleyball I March 23rd I SportsPlex
Spring NFL Flag Football Begins | March 30 | SportsPlex


Egg Dive | April 1st | Jefferson Pool
Start Smart Tennis Class Begins | April 3rd | Arena Park Tennis Courts
Start Smart Baseball Class Begins | April 4th | Arena Park
Intermediate Tennis Begins | April 6th | Arena Park Tennis Courts
S.T.A.R. Hopping Into Spring Easter Egg Hunt | April 6th | 4H Building/Arena Park
Booth Lottery Drawing for Spring Garage Sale | April 12th | Osage Building
Adult Summer Softball League Begins | April 17 | Shawnee Park Sports Complex
Friends of the Parks Day & Great Cape Clean Up | April 22nd | Starts at Capaha Park
30th Annual Southern Open 4-Person Scramble | April 22nd  | Jaycee Municipal Golf Course

Boys Baseball League Begins | May 1st | Arena Park Sports Complex
S.T.A.R. BBQ & Picnic Bash | May 11th | Capapha Park Shelter 1 & Splash Pad
Spring Garage Sale | May 13th | Osage Centre
Boys Travel Baseball League Begins |May 15th | Shawnee & Arena Parks Sports Complexes 
Girls Youth Softball League Begins | May 15th | Arena Park Sports Complex
Adult Sand Volleyball League Begins | May 16th | Arena Park Sports Complex
SportsPlex SUMMER HOURS BEGIN!! | May 22nd | SportsPlex
Junior Golf Program Begins | May 24th | Jaycee Municipal Golf Course
Cape Splash OPENING DAY!!! | May 27th | Cape Splash!
Boys & Girls Summer Basketball Begins | May 30th | SportsPlex

  • Contact Info
  • 410 Kiwanis Drive
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
  • Telephone 573.339.6340
  • Email [email protected]
  • Rainout Line 573.975.1024


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