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

Missouri Life TV – Adair County

An upcoming “Missouri Life” television program on Kirksville, Adair County, and our own Clara Straight will be shown on Sunday, Oct 20 at 10:30 am on KTVO.  Join friends and fans at Ft. Chariton for breakfast and viewing, a free will offering to benefit the Clara Straight room at the Arts Center.

Weekend of Weaving

Sign up now for Kirksville Arts Association’s ever popular basket weaving workshops and come home with completed baskets! Workshop is Nov 1-2, register by Oct 26.

“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…”

Scottish Highland Games

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

Ongoing Events

Kirksville Arts Gallery

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


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.

Aquatic Center

Indoor Pool Hours
Monday – Friday: 6:00 am – 9:00 am
Lap Swimming, Water Walking, Aerobics

Monday – Saturday: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lap Swimming, Water Walking, Aerobics, Open Swimming


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)