It is getting warm out there which means time to get out of the house and sweat! The Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department has several fun events coming up to help you enjoy your summer!

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Hannibal Parks and Recreation

Upcoming Events:

Training program for Color in Motion

Two weeks to get ready for

5K Fun Run/Walk June 20 in downtown Hannibal


Hannibal Aquatic Center

Open noon to 6 p.m. Saturday-Thursday

Noon-7 p.m. Friday


Hannibal Central Park Farmers’ Market

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays in Central Park

Contact Diane Speed, 573-629-7487,


Common Ground Community Garden

Work days starting at 9 a.m. every Saturday

More information available



Ride Cool at Ramp Park

10 a.m.-noon June 13

Celebrate the 10th birthday of the Huckleberry Ramp Park

200 helmets given by HC Health Services

Free entry into Ramp Park, free food and drink


Sunday Funday at Hannibal Aquatic Center

June 14  Ride Cool Day: Anyone who participates in Ride Cool Day at the Ramp Park June 13 gets in free with ticket

June 21  Father’s Day: Dad’s admission is free when purchasing regular price admission for child


Color in Motion for Kids in Motion

Colorful 5K walk/run starting at 9 a.m. June 20 at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center

Youth (0-12) $15; Adult $25

Sign up as a team (5 or more) and save $5 per entry

Sign up on by June 5 to be assured t-shirt size


Movies in the Park

9 p.m. June 26 in Huckleberry Park

“The Lego Movie”

Members of the HHS Big Apple Dance Team will sell concessions and perform at 8:45 p.m.

Lego Exhibition and Contest will begin at 8:30 p.m.

Children can bring their best Lego vehicle for exhibition
Most creative will win a punch pass to the Hannibal Aquatic Center

Donations of new or gently used toys will be accepted for Toys for Tots


H.O.R.S.E. Tournament

9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27 at
Norfolk & Southern Multi-Sports Complex (Sixth and Warren Barrett Drive)

Registration begins at 9 a.m.

All ages and skill levels welcome

Prizes awarded by Tom Boland Ford


Hannibal Aquatic Center Swim Lessons

2 July sessions: 11-11:40 a.m. July 6-9 and July 13-16

6:10-6:50 p.m. July 6-9 and July 13-16

Only 24 participants will be allowed

Registration deadline July 3

Only 24 slots available in each session, minimum age is 4 years old

Register at the Parks & Recreation Department (320 Broadway)


Dew Days of Summer

Starting at 5 p.m. July 8 in Central Park

5 p.m. and 6 p.m. KHQA news broadcast live

7:30-9 p.m. Madd Hoss Jackson will perform

9 p.m. Movie in the Park


Toddler Tuesdays

9-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center

Each adult is allowed to bring no more than four children and must sign in with the attendant (free)


Indoor Walking

Admiral Coontz Recreation Center is open for walkers

12 laps equal 1 mile

Summer hours starting June 1

7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday (free)


Play Without Boundaries Sensory Room

Games, puzzles and Imagination Playground blocks for all-inclusive indoor play for adults and children

7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday


Senior Adult Dances

Noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at Admiral Coontz Recreation Center

Music provided by Uptown Strings


Huckleberry Park Ramp Park

Open noon to dark, weather permitting

Roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, bicycles and scooters allowed

Helmets are required and available for rent


Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts at Central Park, Nipper Park, Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse Trail and Huckleberry Park (free)

Prizes from Big Muddy B-B-Q, Chocolaterie Stam, Paddlewheel Popcorn and Logue’s Restaurant

Clues at HPR office at City Hall, 320 Broadway; and HVCB office, 505 N Third St.


Disc Golf

Huckleberry Park 18-hole course is open during daytime hours

Discs and Frisbees can be used (free)


Dog Park

Dempsey Dog Park at Sixth and Ely Streets has separate areas for small and large dogs

Open every day from dawn to dusk


Shelter reservations

8 shelters can be reserved for picnics, parties, reunions


Other activities coming up:


Music Under the Stars

7-9 p.m. Thursdays front of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home on Hill Street


Trivia Night

7-9:30 p.m. June 12 at Shirley Bomar Center

Sponsored by Hannibal Evening Kiwanis

Performance by Hannibal Dance Team

Register by calling 217-779-3690


VOLVO Midsommar Meet

June 12-14 on Main Street


Cornhole Tournament

June 13 at Game On Sports Bar & Grill

Registration at noon, tournament beginning at 1 p.m.

Raffles and 50/50

Proceeds support the Hannibal to Quincy to Peoria St Jude Run

Information from


Second Saturday Gallery Night

5 - 8 pm. June 13 downtown Hannibal

Galleries open for extended hours


Tony-Award winning play

“The Heiress” June 18-July 30 at Bluff City Theater, 212 Broadway

For times and tickets, go to


Women’s Basic Firearms Class

June 22-23 in Hannibal

Registration is required by calling 248-2530 or emailing


HHS Dance Camp

9-11 a.m. June 23 at HHS Korf Gym

Performance at Caveman game at 6:15 p.m.

Register by calling (217)779-3690 or emailing


Kayaking Class

8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. June 27 at Wakonda State Park near LaGrange

Missouri Department of Natural Resources  is offering

beginning kayaking courses at state parks

Register by calling (573) 655-2280


Fiesta Del Sol

Noon-9 p.m. June 27 at Central Park

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Indie music, craft beer and great food
sponsored by Hannibal Rotary Club


Hannibal Cannibal 5/10/15k Run, 5k Walk and Fun Run

7 a.m. July 4 starting at Hill and Main Street in Downtown Hannibal

Information from Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation at 573-629-3577,


Mark Twain Teacher Workshop

July 6-10 in Hannibal, designed to aid teachers to use Mark Twain in the classroom


The Clemens Conference

July 23-25 in Hannibal

Scholarly papers on a wide variety of Mark Twain topics will be presented

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