Perry Area Events Calendar Set for 2019

Patrons enjoy the cruise to Ray Behrens Campground at Mark Twain Lake.

The 2019 Perry area events calendar is full of exciting activities for those of all ages. The 2019 calendar features many Perry staple events including the Perry Fourth of July, Cruise Night, Amanda Jaspering Garden Tractor Pull and Christmas in Perry. New this year, Perry will serve as a host city for the Big Bam (Bicycle Across Missouri) event. Below is a list of the events, please check back often for more information regarding these events.

April 20th – Easter Egg Hunt – Sponsored by the Perry Chamber of Commerce

April 27th – Ralls County Relay for Life at Mark Twain High School

May 4th – Crawfish Boil – Sponsored by the Perry Lions Club

May 24th-26th – Perry Spring Yard Sales – Sponsored by the Perry Chamber of Commerce

June 10th – Big Bam (Bicycle Across Missouri) – Sponsored by the Perry Community Betterment

July 4th – Perry Fourth of July Celebration – Sponsored by the Perry Chamber of Commerce

July 6th – Fireworks at Clarence Cannon Dam & Mark Twain Lake – Sponsored by the Mark Twain Lake Chamber of Commerce

August 10th – Perry Cruise Night

September 7th – Amanda Jaspering Memorial Garden Tractor Pull

September 21st – Chamber Church Day – Sponsored by the Perry Chamber of Commerce

October 12th – Perry Fall Festival – Sponsored by the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce

October 26th – Trunk or Treat – Sponsored by the Perry Volunteer Fire Department

November 16th – Winter Wonderland – Sponsored by the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce

December 7th – Ol Fashioned Christmas in Perry – Sponsored by the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce

December 10th – Annual Chamber Dinner



Perry, Southern Gateway to Mark Twain Lake

Perry is a small, rural community in Northeast Missouri reflective of all the charm and friendliness associated with the rural Midwest. Although it has a population of 700, Perry provides services equal to those found in much larger communities, with a healthy mix of retail, commercial, and industrial businesses. Only minutes from Mark Twain Lake in Northeast Missouri, Perry is regarded as the Southern Gateway to the lake. Each year, nearly 2 million people visit the lake recreation areas to camp, boat, fish, and enjoy the endless variety of outdoor activities.

Perry has adapted to take advantage of the nearby 18,600 acre lake. Perry’s downtown has been restored to its former glory with many of the buildings now housing antique and specialty, and resale shops. Several downtown buildings are over 100 years old, with the oldest being built in 1887. Most downtown shops are open Tuesday-Sunday through the tourist season.

Perry also serves those who are enjoying a campground at Mark Twain Lake. Perry offers a grocery store, the lake’s largest sporting goods store, restaurants, bait and tackle, and convenience stores.

In 2016, Perry celebrated its 150th birthday with a grand celebration. Thousands enjoyed the sesquicentennial event. The event featured the Bigfoot Monster Truck, Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile, a 150 entry parade, large Fireworks display and historic carousel rides.

Perry is also nearby to the area’s most famous citizen, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). The birthplace shrine is located just 10 minutes west of Perry in nearby Florida at Mark Twain State Park. The museum exhibits feature the original manuscript of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain’s boyhood home is located in nearby Hannibal (30 minutes from Perry) and is a must see!