City of Cape Girardeau What To Do in Cape: February 2023

In this post, we will highlight events going on by the City and the community for the month of February!

Thursday 2/2: Cape Parks and Rec Give Back Night

Located: Show Me Center

Women’s basketball begins at 5:00pm

Men at approximately 7:15

Buy tickets here!

The Redhawks are giving to the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation foundation! Watch Redhawks vs. Little Rock and give to Parks when you buy your tickets online.

Thursday 2/2: BG’s Deli Trivia Night

Solo or team trivia with prizes!

Located: BG’s Deli

Starts at 6:00 pm

Friday 2/3: Hang Tag Calendar Make and Take

Make a calendar which displays the date on hang tags. All tools provided and free!

Location: Crisp Museum



Friday 2/3: First Friday

Every first Friday of the month, Cape celebrates the arts by putting on special events and keeping businesses and galleries open past regular hours! This month the Arts Council is hosting a Children’s Arts Festival from 4pm - 8pm.
Participating locations: Ebb n Flow, Crisp Museum, The Library

Friday 2/3: Women in Jazz Gala Concert - Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival 2023, SEMO

Enjoy a concert of jazz featuring compositions by female composers and performances by the SEMO jazz bands featuring Sharel Cassity.

Located: Bedell Performance Hall


$15, $5 for students

Get tickets here!

Saturday 2/4: 16th Annual Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge and Polar Bear Strut 5K

Fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Missouri

Dressing up in costumes is encouraged! This year’s theme: Disco

Located: Cape County North Park Lake

5K Begins at 9 am

Plunge Begins at 2 pm

Must raise $75 to participate

Register for the plunge here!

Register for the Strut here!

Saturday 2/4: 4th Annual It’s Cold Outside - Show Me Care Bags

Shop vendors and crafters while supporting Show Me Care Bags! There will also be raffles.

Located: Osage Centre

9am - 3pm


Tuesday 2/7: Taking Flight

This faculty recital, featuring Gabrielle Baffoni and Matt Yount, will explore some of the many clarinet works inspired by birds and flight.

Located: Shuck Recital Hall - River Campus Seminary Building.


$10, $5 for students

Get tickets here!

Tuesday 1/30:

Poppa Mojo’s Open Mic Comedy Night

Listen to some jokes from local comics or tell your own!

8pm every Tuesday

Tuesday 2/7: Paint Night Love Night - Crisp Museum

This paint night is for couples! Each person will create their own piece with a few guidelines so that when the paintings are placed side by side, a connection is made to show love and togetherness. 

Located: Crisp Museum


$10, Free for students

Find more information here and reserve here!

Wednesday 2/8: Gentle Yoga - Cape Girardeau Public Library

An hour of gentle yoga. bring your own yoga mat or bath towel!

Located: Cape Public Library Hirsch Community Rooms

11:00am - 12:00pm Every Wednesday!

Free, registration required

Register here!

Wednesday 2/8: S.T.A.R. Sweetheart Dance

S.T.A.R. is a community therapeutic recreation program serving individuals who are unable to successfully participate in regular recreation programs.

Location: Osage Centre

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday 2/9: Feeding Frenzy with the Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Watch the feeding of reptiles and amphibians while learning the importance of them in our area!

Located: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

2:00pm - 2:30pm

No reservation required

Friday 2/10: Stitch at Crisp - Crisp Museum 

Bring your sewing project and socialize with others every Friday at Crisp Museum!

9am - 4pm

Saturday 2/11: Wild Valentines - Cape Girardeau Nature Center

explore the wild world of animal sweethearts. Supplies will be available to make your own “wild” themed valentines to take home.

Located: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Free - no registration required

Sunday 2/12: 45th Annual Juried Annual High School Exhibition - Crisp Museum

View art by high schoolers in the area, picked by local professionals and academics!

Free, All Day. Will be displayed all of February

Sunday 2/12: Super Kids Race Day

This fun racing event on February 12, 2023 is for crawlers up to 10 year olds! Awards will be given out in each age group and t-shirts and participation ribbons will be awarded to all participants.

Location: SEMO Student Recreation Center


$10 early bird registration

Register here!

Monday 2/13: Adult Coloring - Cape Girardeau Public Library

A casual adult coloring session where we provide the pages, colored pencils, and a fun atmosphere to color and socialize.

Praxair Program Room


Free, no registration required

Monday 2/13: Palentine’s Day Party - Cape Girardeau Public Library

Enjoy a craft, cookies, refreshments, and fun music with your pals!

Located: Hirsch Community Room

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Free, registration required

Register here!

Thursday 2/16 - 2/19: Winter Dance Collection

Performances will showcase a variety of original works by student and faculty choreographers featuring an original work by choreographer Mike Esperanza

Bedell Performance Hall


$20, $5 for SEMO Students

Thursday 2/16: Community Dance & Social

Come relax, socialize and dance to some great classic music! Big dance floor, plenty of seating and concessions available.

Location: A.C. Brase Arena

Musical Act: Memories Nostalgic Tunes

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Thursday 2/16: Forensic Anthropology - Cape Girardeau Public Library

Join us for a presentation with Dr. Jennifer Bengtson where she will introduce you to the basics of forensic anthropology and skeletal analysis.

Location: Praxair Program Room

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free, reservation required

Reserve here!

Friday 2/17: Nature Center Game Night

Play nature themed board games and learn how it relates to Missouri wildlife!

Located: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Free - No Registration Required

Saturday 2/18: 15th Annual Father Daughter Dance

A night filled with dancing, dinner and a goody bag!

Located: Osage Centre

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Get tickets at the Osage Centre or the A.C. Brase Arena


For more information click here!

Sunday 2/19: Auto Indoor & Outdoor Swap Meet

The largest swap meet in Southeast Missouri that features antique and classic cars, as well as truck and tractor parts!

Located: Arena Park and Arena Building

6:30am - 5pm


Sunday 2/19: Modern Masters

Faculty and Students present a program of works by Philip Glass, Robert Fruehwald, and many more. Located: Shuck Recital Hall


$10, $5 for SEMO Students

Tuesday 2/21: Time Crunch Tuesday Mini Workshop

Join Board and Brush for a mini-sign workshop! Many available options to choose from! materials and step-by-step guidance provided.

6:30pm - 8pm

$38, Registration required

Register Here!

Tuesday 2/21: Hidden Gems - Oboe and English Horn Recital

An evening of hidden gems and new works for the oboe and English horn, presented by Dr. Jenna Sehmann.

Located: Shuck Recital Hall

7:30pm $10, $5 for SEMO Students

Wednesday 2/22: Trivia Night - Crisp Museum

Teams of up to 6 compete in trivia with a broad range of pop culture and academic categories! Prizes awarded for the winning team.

7pm Free,

Registration Required

Register Here!

Thursday 2/23: Percussion Festival Concert

Area High School percussion ensembles are invited to perform in this festival's concert.

Located: Bedell Performance Hall.

6pm, Free

Thursday 2/23: Black History Month Event - Cape Central High School

This event is free to attend and will feature a raffle drawing, skits, presentations and performances that promote and embrance the theme of Unity!

Located: Cape Central High School Kinder Hall

6:30pm - 9pm

Friday 2/24: Outdoor Cooking - Asian Inspired Game Birds

Cooking duck and quail with inspiration from Taiwanese cuisine.

Located: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center

6:30pm - 8:30pm Free, registration required

Register Here!

Friday 2/24 - Sunday 2/26: Disney on Ice - Find Your Hero

Experience stories of heroism from your favorite Disney stars!

Tickets: $21-$69

More info and tickets here!

Saturday 2/25: DRAW!

Two local artists face off at high noon to fight for the title of "Fastest Draw." This event also has food, drinks, and a guided drawing session beginning at noon with purchase of sketch pad.

Located: High Street in Jackson, MO

11am - 4pm Free

Saturday 2/25: Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge and Polar Bear Strut 5K

This iconic fundraiser returns to help raise more money for Special Olympics! Take a plunge in cold water or participate in a 5k!
Located: Cape County North Park Lake
5K Begins at 9 am
Plunge Begins at 2 pm

Monday 2/27 - High School Honor Band Festival

High school students from Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky perform in two fantastic honor bands. It will conclude with a performance by the Southeast Wind Symphony.
Located: Bedell Performance Hall

Tuesday 2/28: Paint Night Paris - Crisp Museum

Participants will paint the Eiffel Tower with a sunset or starry night. Supplies provided!
$10, free for University community
Registration required
Register Here!

Tuesday 2/28: KHAN!

The Southeast Wind Symphony and University Concert Band takes you on a musical journey featuring heroes and villains. Hear from Khan, Darth Vader, and more!
Bedell Performance Hall
$15, $5 for SEMO Students

There is never a boring day in Cape Girardeau!


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