Upcoming Events

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…

 


Festival of the Trees Christmas Masquerade

November 21, 2020
Located at the Black River Coliseum
Celebrating 22 years of serving kids in the community. You do NOT want to miss out on this event! Back by popular demand! The night will consist of Jazz music, dinner by the wonderful and talented Karon Campbell @ Tasteful Creations Catering, and of course a live auction of the Christmas Trees, Wreaths and Table Arrangements. Tickets include, 4 hours of beer, wine, dinner and a GREAT TIME!!
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Musical Gifts – Facebook Live
November 24, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.
Located on FACEBOOK LIVE via the Tinnin Fine Arts Center
Experience the gift of timeless musical classics performed by College and community musicians. This virtual performance will feature a traditional concert band. To experience this musical event at 7 p.m. November 24, go to the Tinnin Fine Arts Center Facebook event page.
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Free Movie Night at The Rodgers
November 27, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.
Located at the Historic Rodgers Theatre
Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with us as we show two classics, Frosty the Snowman and It’s a Wonderful Life! No admission, concessions will be open, and any donation at the door or social media check-in will get you a free coffee or hot chocolate.
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The Stateline 5 at Haffy’s Black Friday
November 27th, 2020 at 8:30 P.M.
Located at Haffy’s Sports Bar & Grill
Stop by Haffy’s Sports Bar in historic Downtown Poplar Bluff for music from The Stateline 5!
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28th Annual Festival of Lights Auto Tour
November 27th, 28th & 29th, 2020
This event will be partnered again this year with the Wappapello Lake Area Association and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Approximately 250,000 lights will transform this campground into a winter wonderland that will help to bring in the Holiday Spirit. Local businesses and individuals decorate sites with as many lights as possible. Sites are FREE to decorate and the event is FREE to attend.
Santa will make appearances at the Visitor Center! If you are interested in decorating a site or for more information please call the Wappapello Lake Management Office at 573-222-8562 or message them on Facebook.
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Santa Land
December 1, 2020 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Located at the Black River Coliseum
Any business or organization interested in participating, please contact the Parks Department at (573) 686-8645.


Lighted Christmas Parade
December 4, 2020 at 6:30 P.M.
Located in Downtown Poplar Bluff
Experience all the fun and festivity of Christmas at the Annual River Radio Lighted Christmas Parade in Poplar Bluff! You’ll see thousands of twinkling lights, hear Christmas music both old and new, and feel the magic of the season in every float. The parade will run from Highway 142 at McDonald’s through downtown Poplar Bluff and end at the Black River Coliseum. Trophies will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Floats will be judged for Christmas Spirit, lighting, music, and participation. If you wish to be in the parade, enter your float or organization HERE. ALL entries will be online submissions this year. Entry deadline is November 25th.
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Welcome Back Watercolor Now! 2020
December 5, 2020 at 6:00 P.M.
Located at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum
The City of Poplar Bluff will celebrate the return of Watercolor Now! with a reception on Saturday, December 5th from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served with COVID precautions observed. Admission is free, with additional funding from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
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MHAM Christmas + Cocoa
December 12, 2020 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Located at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum
Walmart is this year’s $1,500 event sponsor with Whitworth’s Gift Chest Jewelers as our “in-kind” contributor with 150 x $100 gift certificates. There will be 150 “swag bags” sold, each with the Whitworth’s gift certificates and a hand painted KATHY DICKSON glass Christmas ornament, along with other items being gathered at this time! There will also be an online auction of original artwork by KATHY DICKSON, the Paul Jackson prodigy, MATTI STACY, GRACE BLAICH, STEVE WHITWORTH, and the late EILEEN MELTON.
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Ring in 2021 at Haffy’s!
December 31st, 2020 at 8 P.M.
Located at Haffy’s Sports Bar and Grill
Join Haffy’s Sports Bar in historic Downtown Poplar Bluff and ring in the new year! Featuring live music by JUST ENOUGH.
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Free Movie Night at The Rodgers
January 30, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.
Located at the Historic Rodgers Theatre
Join us as we feature Smokey and the Bandit! No admission fee. Donations graciously accepted.
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Black River Coliseum Indoor Yard Sale
February 5 – 6, 2021
Located at the Black River Coliseum
Friday from 7am-5pm and Saturday 7am-2pm. Admission is $1! Vendors who had booth space in 2020 are welcome to return in 2021 by returning the mailed registration form with payment by December 30, 2020. Any unclaimed spaces will be sold to the public January 4, 2021. Call (573) 686-8001 ext. 1441 for more information.
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Free Movie Night at The Rodgers
February 13, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.
Located at the Historic Rodgers Theatre
Celebrate the Valentine’s holiday at the Historic Rodgers Theatre with a viewing of the classic movie Casablanca! No admission fee. Donations will graciously be accepted.
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Free Movie Night at The Rodgers
March 13, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.
Located at the Historic Rodgers Theatre
Join the Historic Rodgers Theatre for a viewing of the classic movie Rocky! No admission fee. Donations will graciously be accepted.
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Rhonda Vincent & The Rage in partnership with TRC
May 6th, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.
Located at the Historic Rodgers Theatre
Rhonda Vincent is an award-winning bluegrass singer and mandolin player. She has been described as a firecracker of talent that powers one of the hottest shows in any genre of music. Her band, The Rage, are world-class musicians and paired with her award-winning voice, the stage will be set for a one-of-a-kind, must-see performance!
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Have an event you’d like added to our calendar? Contact info@poplarbluffchamber.org
or call (573) 785-7761.


Additional Calendars:
Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce     Black River Coliseum     Downtown Poplar Bluff     River Radio     Poplar Bluff Municipal Library     Three Rivers College

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