All About Cape

Every Tuesday at 6:42 a.m. and 8:42 a.m., Brenda Newbern provides a rundown of some of the events happening in the Cape Girardeau Area. Brenda is the Executive Director of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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There’s actual music in the air as Tunes at Twilight returns for its fall series on August tenth. We’re gathering in Ivers Square near the courthouse at six thirty each Friday night for the next six weeks to mingle and sway along to a variety of sounds and styles.

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You may not have noticed the beautiful Magnolia trees near our historic Old St. Vincent’s Church but they are blooming and have a refreshing aroma. When you see the excitement that the trees bring to visitors of the area it takes on a whole new appreciation.

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The fields and courts throughout Cape Girardeau are hopping this month with everything from the crack of the bat to the swish of a ball through a net, not to mention the roar of the crowd.

If you’re suffering from basketball withdrawal now that the NBA finals are over, make plans to stop by the Cape Girardeau Sportsplex on July 28 and 29th for the Midwest Youth Basketball Tournament. It’s the perfect opportunity to see some talented basketball players from the age of 8 to 18 play on the hardwood courts.

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Car enthusiasts and fans of classic cars are sure to be interested in the Smith Summer Classic Car Auction, coming to the Show Me Center on July 20th and 21. Vehicles on the auction block range from a 1929 Ford Model a Phaeton to a 1988 Jaguar XJS – with lots of retro vehicles in between. You’ll even have the opportunity to get eastbound and down with a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am, similar to the one Burt Reynolds drove in “Smokey and the Bandit.”

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If you love an adrenaline rush, Cape Splash is tailor-made for you. Barrel down the 259 foot triple drop slide or, if you’ve got the courage take on the 265 free fall slide. If you’re more interested in getting a tan bask in the sun while the kids enjoy the lazy River and Pirate Ship Playground. Cape Splash is open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm daily all summer long.