All About Cape

It has been 70 years since Cape ‘s first drive-in opened on August 12th, 1949.  Fittingly called the Cape Drive-In Theater, the first movie shown was “Red River.”  This western starred the Duke himself – John Wayne.  Five hundred cars could park and watch the movie at 50 cents for adults.  Kids 12 and under got in free.

Cape Girardeau Roller Girls

In a strong sports town with everything from baseball to wrestling, it’s easy to overlook some athletic teams.  So, this week, I’m spotlighting the Cape Girardeau Roller Derby – a fierce group of competitors known for their strength and style.

Visit Cape

July is Picnic Month, and if you haven’t used it as an excuse to get outside, you’ve only got a few more days to celebrate.  Fortunately, you’re in the perfect place for a world-class picnic.  Cape Girardeau has more than 20 scenic parks where you can bask in the glow of summer, enjoy lush, green views and even take a turn on the swings!

After enjoying that perfect picnic come back and enjoy Cape’s Movies in the Park series: it is wrapping up on Friday July 26th with a showing of “The Mighty Ducks” at 9 p.m. in Capaha Park.

Visit Cape

It’s shaping up to be the perfect week for some me time or girl time or a staycation.  Whatever you call it, it’s time to relax.  Even if you’ve been in Cape a while, use this week as a chance to see something new – like a tourist in your own town.

On Wednesday, July 12th, the Parks and Recreation Department has us up and moving. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Osage Centre, it’s a birthday party for Playmo, Parks and rec’s mascot.  He’s celebrating the big six with ice cream and games, and he’s invited his young friends.  Of course, his older friends are welcome too.  It’s nonstop fun, with obstacle courses, Nerf guns and more.  Fun fact:  Nerf balls were originally part of a volleyball-based game made by the same guy who invented Twister - the game, not the movie.