All About Cape: Celebrate Father's Day in Cape Girardeau

Jun 10, 2019

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16th, and the National Retail Federation estimates that more than 15 billion dollars will be spent on the holiday. And for a lot of us, Dad’s are hard to shop for.  But don’t settle for a necktie just yet. Cape offers plenty of opportunities for Father’s Day gifts for him to enjoy.

Treat Dad to dinner at a unique local restaurant. We have everything from thick juicy steaks to Missouri’s best barbecue. Or enjoy each other’s company hiking along a secluded park trail or catching bass and catfish in a local lake. For the sports-loving father, Cape is home to world-renowned golf courses.

Or if you’re looking for a great place where Dad can relax and make memories with his family, Tunes at Twilight is perfect. It’s an intimate community gathering around a gazebo, listening to music and reveling in a summer night. And there are plenty of statues and fountains to explore on the Ivers Square grounds. After tunes take a stroll to the river front. The music kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 14th at the gazebo in Ivers Square.

To enjoy more family togetherness, visit the Southeast River Campus from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 15th for the Summer Arts Festival. This event celebrates creativity in many forms – visual arts, music, dance, theater. Plus there are hands-on, activities where the youngest to the oldest may create a masterpiece, like chalk drawing along the Avenue of Art.

To find out more about the festival and everything else happening in Cape Girardeau, go to