All About Cape: The Sounds of Summer

Jun 3, 2019

It’s catfish season – both on the Mississippi and in Capaha Park. The Cape Catfish Prospect League team plays their first home game on Tuesday, June 4 against the DuPage Pistol Shrimp. Catch them in action from the comfort of the newly renovated Capaha Park stands. And don’t forget to check out Catfish Alley, where local food trucks gather. 

Can’t make it to the home opener? This week offers three more games as well – on Wednesday versus DuPage and Thursday and Saturday against the Springfield Sliders. The first pitches are thrown out around 6:30 p.m.

As the Cape Catfish start a new tradition, the Municipal Band continues an old one on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dan Cotner Amphitheatre in Capaha Park. Since its formation as Schuchert’s Cornet Band more than 100 years ago, this group has filled Cape Girardeau summers with classic, toe-tapping band music. See why this musical tradition is so cherished by joining us for a summertime concert in the park.

We’re topping off the week by paying tribute to a chapter in our local history that has long been overlooked. On June 8, we’re dedicating a statue in Ivers Square to honor African American soldiers who fought in the Civil War – men like James Ivers, for whom Ivers Square is named. Created by Roy Butler, the bronze sculpture recognizes the bravery and sacrifices of United States Colored Troops, preserving their memory for generations.

Learn about everything going on in Cape Girardeau this week at VisitCape.com/Events.