Poplar Bluff is home to a number of special events. From concerts to monster trucks, festivals to art shows, there’s something for the whole family when you come to Poplar Bluff!

Check out these upcoming events…


Chamber Games Tournament
Grab your four-person team and compete in Laser Tag, Basketball, Mini Golf, Skee Ball, Down The Clown, Milk Jug Toss, and more! Overall winning team takes home the traveling trophy.
Registration: $100/team
Includes games, nacho bar (provided by Hydro Adventures), and drinks! ALL players MUST be a Chamber Member. Teams are encouraged to dress up.
Contact the Chamber at (573) 785-7761 or for more information.
Located at Hydro Adventures
2801 Cheshire Boulevard
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
August 23 at 5:00 PM


Charley Grubb & The Iron Horse Express at the Landing
Saturday, August 18th at 7:30 PM
110 Front Street
Van Buren, MO
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Ultimate Season Passholder Party
Saturday, August 26th from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
2801 Cheshire Boulevard
Poplar Bluff, MO
Hydro Adventures is celebrating all of their Ultimate Season Passholders! On August 26th, all day long, Ultimate Season Passholders can bring a guest for FREE! Join us for live music, giveaways and more!
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Jimmy “Daddy” Davis at the Landing
Saturday, September 1st at 7:30 PM
110 Front Street
Van Buren, MO
Enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars on the banks of the Current River listening to some great Americana music by one of this area’s top musicians. With a career that has spanned four decades and traversed more than a million miles, versatile singer-songwriter Jimmy Davis is the literal embodiment of the much too often used term “troubadour”. This Memphis, Tennessee native musician, who first graced local stages at age 9, brings an infectious enthusiam to every performance. Jimmy’s warmth, charisma and talent as a writer – performer endear him to his well known peers. His songs have been recorded by Martina McBride, Restless Heart, Tommy Alverson, Reba Russell, Walt Wilkins, as well as a myri​ad of other recording artists.
Grab an ice cold drink at our full service bar, and pull up a chair! No entry fee. No coolers or carry-in beverages. Music starts at 7:30pm and ends at 10:30pm.


Labor Day Weekend 25 Mile Yardsale
Community Yardsale
September 1st-4th
Starting north of the dam on State Highway D to include State Highway T South of the dam.
For more information contact the Wappapello Lake Management Office: (573) 222-8562
10992 Highway T
Wappapello, MO 63966


11th Annual Wappapello Outdoor Opportunities
for Disabled Sportsman (W.O.O.D.S.)
September 8th
8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Redman Creek Recreation Area
For more information contact the Wappapello Lake Management Office: (573) 222-8562
10992 Highway T
Wappapello, MO 63966


2018 Chamber Golf Outing
Friday, September 21, 2018
3 Man Scramble
Check-in and lunch: 11:00 A.M.
Shotgun start at 12:00 P.M.
$125/Chamber Member
$175/Non Chamber Member
Cost includes cart, green fees for 18 holes, lunch, & beverages!
Contact The Chamber at (573) 785-7761 to register your team today!
** Limited to the first 120 paid golfers! **


Corey Smith at The Camp
Saturday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM
153 University Drive
Wappapello, MO
Corey Smith will be LIVE at The Camp at Lake Wappapello on September 22nd @ 7PM! Tickets will be available for $15 through Eventbrite, and $20 at the gate! 
Corey Smith, the fan-made man, has sold over 1 million concert tickets, 1.5 million digital singles and over 220,000 albums. Smith has amassed an unfailingly devout fan base, not only in his native Southeast region, but all around the nation, simply by telling it the way it is. He has released 10 albums—including 2011’s Top 20 release The Broken Record. Corey has written every word on every album himself and he produced 9 out of 10 of the records. In Summer 2015, Corey teamed up with producer Keith Stegall (Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band) for his album, “While the Gettin’ Is Good,” which was released on Sugar Hill Records. Smith’s concerts, which were documented on his last live record, Live in Chattanooga, regularly sell out, with audiences singing along to such fan favorites as the coming-of-age anthem “Twenty-One,” the nostalgic time warp “If I Could Do It Again” and the group hug “I Love Everyone.” Corey consistently tours, hitting around 120 dates per year and has begun releasing singles from his upcoming project, the Great Wide Underground.
Perfomances including:
Hunter Hathcoat
Alex Beaird Band
& Corey’s Special Guest
Corey will take the stage at 10PM!
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2018 Butler County Fair
September 26th – 29th
Ray Clinton Park
Poplar Bluff, MO
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Fall Brick’s Off Road Event with Trucks Gone Wild
September 28th-30th
8:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Brick’s Off Road Park
2181 County Road 484
Poplar Bluff, MO
Trucks Gone Wild at Brick’s Off Road Park in September of 2018 in Poplar Bluff, MO will feature Truck Tug O Wars, Mud Bogging, Miles of Trails, and the legendary Slough Challenge! There will be a nightly Dance Party with DJ’s ToGo, we hope to see you there! This event is raind or shine! All ticket sales are final, no refunds!
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Iron Horse Festival 2018
Saturday, September 29th
Downtown Poplar Bluff, Inc. cordially invites you to the 9th Annual Iron Horse Festival. Our aim is to celebrate our city’s rich heritage and support the revitalization of Poplar Bluff’s downtown and other historic areas. This year’s festival promises to be bigger and better than last year’s! In fact, we are teaming up with the Butler County Fair again this year to provide a full weekend of fun activities and events you have come to expect and love. Please join us this year! The festival is FREE to attend!
Questions about vending or sponsorships contact Executive Director Jerrica Fox at jfox@pbcity,org or (573)712.2171. Visit our website for entry forms!


Heather Carnahan- Music for a Cause
Bronze Owl Brewing
506 Vine Street
Poplar Bluff, MO
I hope to see the house packed for this event. Everyone has been touched by cancer at some point in their lives. Heather and her friends lost a very dear friend of theirs, Kimmie, 2 weeks after being diagnosed at the young age of 34.
For the past 4 years Kimmie’s friends have gone on to fight the battle, in her memory, by raising money to help fight cancer. Every penny they raise goes to the American Cancer Society. So we ask that you come out and help their cause with a friendly donation while Heather and some friends entertain you with music while you eat and/or drink.
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Watercolor Honor Society Exhibit
October 6th
200 of the finest award winning water colorists in the country will be exhibiting here in October and November. Overflow will be exhibited in the Poplar Bluff Public library with an opening and a closing reception on dates to be determined.
Margaret Harwell Art Museum
421 North Main Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
(573) 686-8002


2018 Pink Out
Friday, October 12th
One in every Eight women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Pink Out Day and the Mules Pink Out Football game is scheduled for October 12th.
Buy a PINK OUT shirt….wear it….and support a great local charity!
Thank you to Poplar Bluff High School Student Council for once again leading the charge on this event!
PINK OUT is one of the largest and best-known fundraisers held in Southeast Missouri each year. The fundraiser has evolved into a community wide effort to raise funds for UCAN to financially assist local cancer patients and to recognize those that have fought cancer, including students, teachers and community members.
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Maggie Thorn at Bronze Owl Brewing
Saturday, October 13th at 6:00 PM
Bronze Owl Brewing is proud to have Maggie Thorn join us on Saturday October 13th! Maggie is a Singer/Songwriter from Bloomfield, Missouri. You won’t want to miss this, join us to hear her folksy acoustic tunes and eat a great meal from 6 to 9 p.m. $5.00 Cover Charge.


“Fork and Cork”
Friends Annual Fundraiser
October 14th
This will be a catered dinner with wine and Luecke Distributing beverages (Budweiser) and live music with a silent auction.
For more information: (573) 686-8002
Margaret Harwell Art Museum
421 North Main Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901



Additional Calendars:
Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce     Black River Coliseum     Downtown Poplar Bluff     River Radio

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