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

Covid-19 Updates/Closures

As much as we try, Kirksville Tourism Office may not be aware of all cancelled or postponed events.  Please verify your activity or event first by calling ahead or checking a website.

Steel Magnolias, a Kirksville Parks & Rec theater production, has cancelled all dinner shows and matinees.

St. Patrick’s Day, cancelled all events including Fun Run and Parade.

Craft Fair, sponsored by Women of Today, at Matthew Middle School has been cancelled.

A.T.Still University has cancelled all campus visits and the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine is closed for tours to the general public.

Truman State University will suspend In-Person classes March 16-20.  There will be no in-person campus visits during this time.  University offices will continue to be staffed and faculty members will be instructed by their academic departments on how to proceed during the week. Pickler Memorial Library, the Student Recreation Center, Pershing Arena, and the Robison Planetarium will remain closed.  Visitors are strongly encouraged not to visit the campus as several buildings will be closed.

Kohlenburg Lyceum – The Step Crew  scheduled for March 27 on Truman Campus has been cancelled.  The Lyceum series will begin again in the Fall, 2020.

TriState HS Basketball Tournament, scheduled for March 20-21 on Truman campus has been cancelled.

Kirksville Arts Gallery hours are on a volunteer basis.  Please call ahead (660-665-0500) for hours of operation.

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

Art Nights

Painting parties and wine tasting have become quite popular and many Kirksville establishments offer up opportunities for an evening of fun.  Call for dates since many of these are not posted on the event calendar: Gallery 104, Fort Chariton, Maxwells, Jackson Stables, and Take Root Cafe. Also see the Paint The Ville for their current painting party!

Adair County Public Library

There are a lot of great activities happening at the Library.  Check out the events HERE


Maxwells hosts Trivia Tuesdays at 7 pm.  They also feature 121 beers from around the world!

Robison Planetarium

Shows that travel beyond our solar system every Saturday! Mythology Monday nights explores the constellations and a Cool New Show happens every Friday evening.


Tuesdays, 6:30 – Kirksville VFW, 21464 Parallel Rd (just off High 6 west)
Wednesdays 5:00 – El Kadir Shrine Club, 2401 S. Baltimore

Lodging Updates

Guest Homes & Rentals in Kirksville operating on the AirBnB website are now listed on our STAY page.

Now OPEN in Kirksville!

Lost Branch Lodge 

Lost Branch Lodge, located east of Kirksville in a rural setting, has rooms available for Parents Weekend! Each room features a queen and twin bed plus private bathroom.  Communal living room and kitchen privileges are shared with others guests.  Call for rates and reservations 660-341-8631.

The ‘ville Escape Room

You are given 60 minutes to find the keys, discover the codes, and escape whatever mess you and your closest friends have gotten yourselves into.  Check into “The Ville” and plan your Escape!  Call 660-851-4346 to reserve your experience.

Rejuvenate Massage Therapy

Rejuvenate is not just a spa, but a fitness and wellness center aimed at providing a variety of services that promote a positive life and a healthy body and mind. Our main goal is to help our clients with pain relief and relaxation through massage therapy, energy healing, and salt float sessions.

Kirksville In the News

Kirksville Regional Airport achieves “no deficiencies” inspection (KTVO Special Report, June 2018)

AT Still-KCOM students win First Place in SIM Competition!  (May, 2018)

Bright Northern Star, an article from AAA Midwest Traveler Magazine (July/Aug 2016)