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June 23, 2016                              

World's Largest Swimming Lesson on June 24 at Capaha Pool

On June 24 at 12:15 p.m., the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will be participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, an event created by the nation’s top water safety and training organizations. This is the fourth time Cape Girardeau will be participating in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. This year’s event will take place at Central Municipal Pool (last week's Play Cape mentioned it taking place at Cape Splash, which is incorrect)Pre-registration is available here. Participants will receive a free popsicle. To learn more go to, or call Parks and Recreation at 573-339-6340.


Great American 4th of July
Event in Cape Girardeau

Join us for our annual "Great American 4th of July" event in Downtown Cape Girardeau! The event begins at 6:45 p.m. and ends with a fireworks display on the Mississippi River, starting at approximately 9 p.m. Information about the festivities, parking, and more over on our blog.

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11 Things to Do for Summer Fun in Cape Girardeau

Posted: Jun 21, 2016 03:02 pm

  It’s summertime. The kids are out of school. Vacation time looms. What to do? If you’re planning to keep your summer vacation close to home, or want to spice up your weekends with activities, check out our handy list below. 1. Farmers’ Markets abound! Make a trip to one of Cape Girardeau’s fabulous ... 

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Fitness in the Park: Riverfront Yoga

Posted: Jun 21, 2016 02:00 pm

  On Saturday mornings in the month of July, start your day off right with yoga along the Mississippi River in Riverfront Park! The class meets from 8-9 a.m. at the riverfront (steps near the flood gates at the intersection of Broadway and Water Street). Come and enjoy an energized yoga ... 

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Free Fun for All During Parks and Rec Day in Cape Girardeau

Posted: Jun 21, 2016 12:30 pm

  On Friday, July 8, the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual, free “Parks and Rec Day” at the Osage Centre. This day of fun starts at 11 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. At this event, there will be a number of activities from games and crafts, ... 

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2016 Fourth at the Fort: Fort D Historic Site

Posted: Jun 20, 2016 09:39 am

  Fort D Historic Site  920 Fort Street Monday, July 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The soldiers of Fort D were very patriotic. At the national holiday, they would celebrate by firing their rifles and cannon and flying their flags proudly. Join the soldiers and civilians of Fort D as ... 

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In Case You Missed Us Last Week: 
Additional Blog Posts

2016 Capaha Classic 5K and Childrens’ One Mile Run is July 11
Cape Girardeau SportsPlex Update, June 2016
Teen Bowling Instruction in Cape Girardeau
Join Us for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at Central Pool
Mermaid and Pirate Party at Cape Splash on June 18


Upcoming Events

World's Largest Swim Lesson      June 24
Fireworks on the Riverfront July 4
Fourth at the Fort (Fort D) July 4

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