Tourism News!

See our Events Calendar for future events.  For Seasonal or Special Events, see our Festivals & Fun page.

Did you know? Many of the establishments under the EAT. tab also sponsor entertainment (hint: you may need to check out their linked Facebook page).

Upcoming & New Events

In Your Own Backyard September 16-23, 2020

Debi Boughton, Kirksville Tourism Director, has some suggestions for enjoying time “In Your Own Backyard”  For any activities, be sure to keep at least a six foot distance between you and others, wear a mask, wash hands frequently, and don’t touch your face.  If you have ideas or suggestions email:

Wednesday, September 16

Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a public meeting to get your input on a new skate park.  The meeting takes place at the Adair County Annex, 300 N. Franklin at 6:00 pm.  All Skate Park users who are interested in working with City staff to develop a design and identify a location for a new skate park are invited to attend.  For more information call 660-627-1485.

Thursday, September 17

Today is Constitution Day.  This day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.  In honor of this day Truman State University is hosting a talk at 6:00 pm by alumna Franita Tolson (’01) entitled “The Long Shadow of Voter Suppression: Time for a Reckoning?”   Tolson is a professor of law at the University of Southern California. Her talk will be available via livestream with limited seating in Magruder Hall 1000 and via Zoom.   For more information and the Zoom link contact Sarah Berke, Chair, Civic Engagement Committee,

Thursday, September 17

Calling all golfers!  Today is the last day to register for the Kirksville Motors Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament 4 person scramble on September 25, 2020 at the Kirksville Country Club.  Check-in time is 8:30-9:45 am.  Start of the tournament is 10:00 am.  For costs and registration, go to: or call 660-956-7149.

Friday, September 18

There is still time to participate in the Mascots Marching for Meals virtual 1.8 mile walk.  This event is sponsored by the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.   The opportunity to participate lasts until September 30. For cost and registration, go to:

Saturday, September 19

Enjoy an online Paint Party with Kim Baker.  The Adair County Library has 25 free kits available on a firs come first serve basis beginning at 10:00 am.  Paint a lovely tropical scene. Instructions will be posted on the the Library’s Facebook page:  For more information call 660-665-6038.

Missouri Civil War Passport

Kirksville is proud to be a stop on the Missouri Civil War Passport.  This is a program designed “to keep Missouri’s history alive for the benefit of future generations…”

Scottish Highland Games

The 21st Annual Kirksville Scottish Highland Games is now (ancient) history.  Results and photos are posted on the webpage!

Ongoing Events

The Sue Ross Arts Center

Have you been to the Regional Visions Art Exhibit and the Bicentennial Quilt Display?  They are on display at the new Sue Ross Arts Center, 215 S. Franklin.  The Gallery is open Monday –Friday 12:30-4:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm. The KAA asks all visitors to wear a mask and practice social distancing when visiting the exhibit.  For more information call 660-665-0500 or go to:

The Adair County Public Library

There are great activities happening at the Adair County Library including weekly ukulele evenings!  Check out the events HERE

Farmers Market

The Kirksville Kiwanis Farmers Market is each Saturday through October from 7:00 am-12:00 noon in downtown Kirksville.  For more information call 660-988-0419