Tourism News!

“Mark Your Calendar” the  weekly Blog by Tourism Director Debi Boughton as published in the Kirksville Daily Express.  This blog is updated every Tuesday. Updates and additional information can also be found for specific events on our Events Calendar.

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

“I Am Different, Not Less” Autism Conference

Featured presenter, Dr. Temple Grandin, will be speaking and educating on Autism, her experiences, her life, and how she got to where she is today.  Tickets for the Dec 6 conference ON SALE HERE.

Roads of North East Missouri

NOW AVAILABLE! A travel guide and contest featuring 2 stops (photo or stamp) in 11 counties!  Open to all forms of travel. Travel valid May 24 – Nov 11.

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…”

Sept 20-21, 2019

The Midwest Antique Fest & Flea Market begins on Friday with a special early bird admission.  Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival opens for the day on Saturday.  AND, Truman State University is hosting FAMILY Day  for current students. This is a busy weekend so get your hotels early, visit the STAY page for overnight accommodations.

Scottish Highland Games

It’s the 21st year for the Kirksville Scottish Highland Games on Oct 12.  Results and photos are posted from the 2018 Games!

Ongoing Events

Kirksville Arts Gallery

Current exhibit:  Clara Straight, A Retrospective 

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.

Adair County Public Library

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

Trivia!

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!

Aquatic Center

SUMMER POOL SCHEDULES!
The outdoor pool will not be opening for the 2019 season.
WadingPools Open 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm  Brashear Park – Monday through Sunday, Jaycee Park – Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and the P.C. Mills Park -Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

Bingo

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

Camping Activities

Nemo Fair Grounds – check for weekend activities
Fort Chariton – Yarrow Trail, Sunday FUN!

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)