Jul 06

Happenings Around Town!

Posted on July 6, 2018 at 11:59 AM by Nicole McGinnis

July 7: Salute to 75 at the I-44 Speedway!  75-lap Pro Late Model feature event and a fireworks show following the event!

July 9-14:  Bring the whole family out for the 2018 Laclede County Fair! Enjoy a 4 wheeler rodeo, carnival rides, draft horse pull, truck and tractor pull, and much more! Season tickets are available at the Chamber Office or sold Tuesday at the gate. Season tickets are $30.

July 13:  Lebanon Laclede County Library is showing Moana at 10 AM.   Don't forget to bring a snack and a blanket to enjoy the movie with.  Beat the heat inside with the AC!

July 20:  Boat Town Brewing Christmas in July 5-8 PM.  Boat Town Brewing invites you to come out and shop while sampling wine, mead and spirits in a fun atmosphere with great friends! Vendors will be offering door prizes as well as table prizes!

July 21-22: 9th Annual Fiber U for knitters, weavers, spinners, and all fiber artists from the Midwest at the Cowan Civic Center. Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Free admission! Enjoy vendors, demos, fiber artists showcase, and classes. 

July 27-29: The New Horizons present the 2018 Gospel Music Spectacular at the Cowan Civic Center! No tickets needed! Emcee Duane Garren will be there to introduce the Lesters, Diplomats, Dove Brothers, and many more!

August 1-4: The 3rd Annual Lebanon Gospel Music Get-Together will be back at the Cowan Civic Center! Enjoy the musical talents of the Isaacs, Perrys, Whisnants, Primitive Quartet, McKameys, and many, many more! To order tickets or for more information call 417-236-9090 or visit www.lebanonsing.com 

Jun 13

Father's Day Weekend Fun

Posted on June 13, 2018 at 11:30 AM by Nicole McGinnis

If you're looking for some family fun this weekend to help celebrate Father's Day or just to celebrate the fact it's summer, the sun is shining and you're here to experience it then you have hit the jackpot in Lebanon!  
All weekend long beginning on Friday, Lebanon will be home to several wonderful family events that will have an abundance of free family fun!

Friday, June 15th starting at 1 PM the Route 66 Festival will be underway at the Historic Munger Moss Motel.  Attendees can participate in the classic car cruise-in, listen to the Route 66 Band and splurge on some great eats.  This event runs until dark and is free!

Also on Friday, June 15th starting at 6 PM is the FBC Block Party!  Come visit downtown Lebanon on Commercial and Monroe Street and experience fun for every age!  Cotton Candy, Ice Cream, Food Trucks, Bounce Houses, Carnival Games and local favorite Dawson Hollow are just a few of the items on deck that are sure to keep the family entertained.  This event is free aside from any food truck purchases and all are encouraged to attend!  

Starting Saturday, June 16th at 9 AM will be the continuation of the Route 66 Festival at Boswell Park!  Enjoy the classic car parade from the Munger Moss Motel to Boswell Park on Historic Route 66, craft booths, Route  66 Memoribilia, Live Music and Entertainment all day as well as family games, parking shuttle and yummy treats! All you need to bring is your lawn chairs!  This event runs until 4 PM at Boswell Park and is free to attend!

To cap the weekend off right, The Our Town, Your Town Annual Celebration will be the Grand Finale!  On Saturday, June 16th starting at 5 PM  at the Laclede County Fairgrounds, the Our Town, Your Town Annual Celebration will take place.  Attendees will enjoy a game zone, 50/50 raffle, inflatables, live music entertainment featuring Christian Contemporary group Selah, and to finish the night-a fantastic musically synced fireworks display!  What more could you ask for in a celebration?!?  Wait, did I mention it's free!!  

Lebanon is THE place to be this weekend!!  Don't miss out on any of the fun!  See you there!

May 31

Free Summer Family Fun!

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 1:38 PM by Nicole McGinnis

It's officially summer!!  Woo hoo!!  You're probably still in that honeymoon phase of the kids being home from school and not having that morning hustle everyday but when you hear that first "Moooom, I'm bored" keep these upcoming events and activities in mind!  

The Lebanon-Laclede County Library Summer Reading Program has several free, fun, childrens events planned for the summer.  Each Thursday they hold Storytime at 10AM. During storytime, they sing songs, read several books and make a craft.  This program is geared towards 2-6 year old's. Each week they will have a different theme related to the 2018 Summer Reading Program theme, "Libraries Rock!"  The program also offers Lego Club following Storytime on Thursdays at 2 PM  and on Wednesday's at 10 AM the Kid's Garden Club meets on the patio area with Rock Painting to follow at 2 PM.  On Tuesday, June the 5th the program welcomes Marty the Magician!  Check out their Facebook Page for a list of upcoming events or 417-532-2148.

This Saturday, June the 2nd starting at 9am running till Noon is Kid's Fishing at Nelson Park.  Come out for free fishing, hotdogs provided by Arvest Bank, the YMCA Bounce House and the first 150 children will receive a free T-shirt.  
If you're ready to cool off after all that fishing, come to Boswell Aquatic Center and help ring in opening day!  Saturday, June 2nd from Noon-6 PM the community is welcome to come swim for free at Boswell Aquatic Center sponsored by First Baptist Church of Lebanon!  Free admission, hotdogs, hamburgers and family fun are just a few of the things scheduled that you won't want to miss!

Don't forget about the Lebanon Farmer's Market open Saturdays 8 AM- 1 PM and Wednesday's 2-4 PM for local baked goods, jams, plants, and much, much more!

The 4-H Livestock Showmanship Clinic takes place at the Laclede County Ag Arena this Saturday as well.  For information on that event, you can contact Sam Lower at 417-532-7126. 

And tonight at the Cowan Civic Center enjoy music from Truelove Ministries.  Doors open at 6 PM with the show beginning at 7 PM. 

Lot's of great free family fun available in the area this weekend!  Get out and soak up some of the SUN and FUN Lebanon has to offer!

Mark your calendars now for these upcoming events:

  • Free Fishing at Bennett State Park June 9th, 6:30 AM-8:30 PM
  • Route 66 Festival June 16th
  • Our Town, Your Town Celebration June 16th
  • Big BAM Bike Ride Festival June 19th
  • CAN-AM Police and Fire Games June 29-30th