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…


Independence Day Fireworks at Wappapello Lake

July 3, 2021 at 5:00 P.M.
Located at Lake Wappapello
Bring your lawn chair, family, and friends to enjoy a day at Wappapello Lake while we celebrate the 4th of July! This is a free family-friendly event. Fireworks will be shot off at dusk!
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Music on the Lawn Series
August 10, 2021 at 2:00 P.M.
Located at the Poplar Bluff Municipal Library
Missouri Humanities and the Poplar Bluff Municipal Library presents a musical and informative event. Dennis Stroughmatt, In French Fiddle Tunes and Tall Tales: The French Creole Story of Missouri. Located in the theater at the Main Street branch.
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25-Mile Community Yard Sale
September 3-6, 2021
Located at Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center & beyond
Looking to sell some things or even scope out a great bargain? Attend the community yard sale at Wappapello Lake! Now taking applications to be a vendor in the grassy areas around the Bill Emerson Memorial Visitor Center. Please contact the Wappapello Lake Management Office at (573) 222-8562 to receive the application information. You MUST complete the FREE application to sell during this weekend.
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30th Annual Old Greenville Days
September 17, 2021 at 9:00 A.M.
Located at the Greenville Recreation Area
Come one, come all! This 3-day event is packed with a ton of arts, crafts, history, and music! Gather lawn chairs and tell your friends! Join in this FREE, fun, family-oriented event. Be sure to stay tuned. Schedules of music, activities, potential living history reenactments, and more are to follow.
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Current River Heritage Days
September 24 – 25, 2021
Located at the Current River Heritage Museum in Doniphan, Missouri
Make plans to attend the Current River Heritage Days this September! Celebrate the rich heritage of the Doniphan area through living history demonstrations, re-enactments, music, crafts, food, and family activities.
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Annual Restore the Rodgers Banquet
October 14, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.
Located at the Black River Coliseum
Save the date! The 5th Annual Restore the Rodgers Banquet has been set for October 14th. Enjoy live entertainment, live and silent auction items, dinner, and more! More details to come.
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Greenville Jack O’ Lantern Jubilee
October 16, 23, and 30 from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Located at the Greenville Recreation Area
Accompany area businesses, groups, agencies, along with a variety of other ghosts and goblins as creative campers decorate their campsites and generously welcome trick-or-treaters into the campground. This is a FREE, family-oriented event. On one of those Saturdays, there will be special activities in the day use area. Specifics will be shared once that date has been selected.
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2024 Total Solar Eclipse
April 8, 2024 (Totality Start: 1:56 P.M., Duration: 4 min 8 sec)
On April 8, 2024, Missouri will once again be in the path of totality, which will cut across the Southeast part of the state, through such towns as West Plains, Poplar Bluff, and Cape Girardeau. This time the sun’s shadow will start in Mexico and sweep northeast, entering Texas, moving across the Heartland through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois, then on through Indiana, Ohio, and up into the northeast, completing its journey in Canada. This time the path of totality will be wider, the duration of totality will be longer, and the number of people residing within the band of totality will be nearly three times as great as in 2017. We will even get an eclipse ‘preview’ with a partial annular eclipse visible throughout Missouri on October 16, 2023! (Source: moeclipse.org)

Poplar Bluff will be your hotspot for viewing and celebrating! Stay tuned for more details to come.
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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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