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…


42nd Annual Old Greenville Black Powder Rendezvous

April 16 – 18, 2021
Located at the Greenville Campground
This is the longest consecutive running rendezvous in the state of Missouri! This 3-day event will feature living history encampments; black powder shoot, knife and tomahawk competitions; vendors; children’s games and more. Food concessions will be available. This is a fun, FREE, family-friendly event that offers something for all ages. Hours are Saturday 9am – dark and Sunday 8am – 3pm. Friday is setup day for vendors.
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Poplar Bluff Spring Soccer Classic
April 17-18, 2021
Located at Whiteley Park & Black River Park, Poplar Bluff, MO
Poplar Bluff Optimist Soccer League and Poplar Bluff Park Department have teamed up to host soccer tournaments in the spring and fall for travel teams. Watch for information about tournaments, registration, sponsorships, etc. Thank you for your support!
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Free Movie Night feat. Casablanca
Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.
Located at the Historic Rodgers Theatre
A true movie classic and a great date night film! Admission is FREE and concessions will be open. All donations benefit the restoration of the Historic Rodgers Theatre.
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DC Young Fly & Friends
April 30, 2021 at 8:00 P.M.
Located at the Historic Rodgers Theatre
“While already very well-known in the comedy/improv world, recently both on MTV’s Wild’N Out and the Wild’N On Tour, DC has also produced the comedy, #DigitalLivesMatter, and can recently be seen in Will Packer’s Almost Christmas and BET’s The New Edition Story. He can currently be seen each weekday on MTV as the host of the highly anticipated revival of TRL featuring celebrity guests everyday.” – Pop Up Comedy Series. Content may not be appropriate for all people. Must be 18 years or older to enter.
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Cinco de Mayo
May 5, 2021 at 5:00 P.M.
Located in the parking lot of Las Margaritas
Come and party with us at Las Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo 2021! Live Mariachi Music will accompany your favorite food and drinks! Bring your family and friends to the best party in town!
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Kids to Parks Day
May 8, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Located at Redman Creek Recreation Area
Come enjoy YOUR public lands through this national initiative! Launced in 2011, Kids to Parks Day is a nationwide celebration of the great outdoors designed to connect kids and families with their local, state, and national parks and public lands. By teaching our kids to appreciate and enjoy our public lands, we can foster future outdoor enthusiasts and create the next generation of park stewards and caretakers of these important places. From 10am – 2pm, we’ll host a variety of fun water safety and recreational themed games and activities, full of prizes and family fun! This event is FREE to attend!
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May Flower Festival
May 22, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Located at Pop’s Tiques & Fleas in Van Buren, MO
Check out the May Flower Festival in Van Buren! Enjoy Pop’s Antique Flea Market, Van Buren Farmer’s Market, Pastor’s Smoked Meats, arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, and more. Music Friday evening, May 21st. Mark your calendars and join the event page below linked below.
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Music in the Park Day
May 29, 2021 from 3:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Located at Redman Creek Recreation Area
Enjoy the toe-tapping sounds of your favorite local bands! Live music lineup is currently in the works, but follow their event page to stay up-to-date! This event is FREE to attend. Vendors will be present for food/drink purchases. Bring your lawn chair and plan to spend your afternoon at Wappapello Lake!
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Jack Miller Memorial Kid’s Fishing Day
June 5, 2021 from 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Located at Lost Creek Pond
Bring the kids out for an exhilarating morning of FREE fishing for children between 5-14 years of age! Life jackets, rods, reels, and bait will be provided, as well as games for the participants to enjoy. Afterwards, a light lunch will be provided while supplies last. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Wappapello Lake Management Office to register your little fishermen! Office: (573) 222-8562
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Cheaper by the Dozen
June 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 7:30 P.M.  |  Matinee June 27 at 3:00 P.M.
Located at the Historic Rodgers Theatre
Based on a true story, this is the tale of the Gilbreth family. Their inventor father, who is well-known for bringing better efficiency to factories, keeps his family of 12 children running just as efficiently. Tickets on sale soon!
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June 26, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Located at Redman Creek Recreation Area
A FREE day of fun in the sun! Park Rangers will be on hand to play various games, teach you how to stay safe around the water, and give away prizes to participating beachgoers. A larger, more detailed schedule will be available on Facebook at a later date!
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1st Annual Current River Food Truck Festival
June 26, 2021 from 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Located at the Carter County Courthouse in Van Buren, MO
Join us for the 1st Annual Current River Food Truck Festival sponsored by MU Extension of Carter County. We’ll have new and exciting food vendors, craft vendors, family entertainment, and so much more! Make your plans to join us now!
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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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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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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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