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Fall means fun in Downtown Springfield

September 20, 2018

The forecast calls for cooler temperatures to come to the Ozarks, but Downtown Springfield isn’t ready to hibernate. Not by a longshot. This week kicks off a busy autumn on Park Central Square and it all starts tonight, Thursday, Sept. 20. Patio Parties 92.9 The Beat is throwing a free Thursday-night Patio Party on Park Central… Read More


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“Where there is cake there is hope. And there is always cake.”

September 06, 2018

World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10. To mark the event, a special bake sale is coming to Downtown Springfield. Burrell Behavioral Health and Springfield bakers are working in collaboration with First Friday Art Walk to put on the 2nd Annual Depressed Cake Shop. The bake sale will take place Friday, Sept. 7, from noon-8… Read More


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Your 2018 guide to watching football in Downtown Springfield

August 30, 2018

September is here. That means it’s time for three things: football, football and more football. Missouri State kicks off the 2018 season Thursday, Aug. 30, with a 7 p.m. trip to Oklahoma State. Mizzou and Arkansas both host home games Saturday, Sept. 1, at 3 p.m. The Tigers play Tennessee-Martin. The Razorbacks play Eastern Illinois…. Read More


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A Downtown Springfield back-to-school guide. For parents.

August 16, 2018

Back-to-school time can bring mixed emotions for parents. There’s the emotional strain of watching our babies grow up and move on to the next grade. There’s also the sigh of relief that comes with some freedom in our schedules during the day. If you’re looking to beat the blues or enjoy some me time, Downtown… Read More


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Six ways to get your kicks at the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

August 09, 2018

A crowd of more than 53,000 people will come to Downtown Springfield Aug. 10-11 for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. That’s more people than live in nearby Nixa and Ozark combined. And there will be plenty to entertain everyone at the free event. We’re talking car and motorcycle shows, a BBQ Throwdown, 6.6K run,… Read More


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Downtown Springfield restaurants chow down on Feast 50 awards

August 02, 2018

Downtown Springfield establishments cleaned up in the 2018 Feast 50 Awards. Feast Magazine announced the winners in its August 2018 issue. Downtown restaurants won 19 first place honors and 13 runners-up across 26 of the 50 categories. The Order is first Leading the way in awards is The Order, located inside Hotel Vandivort. That restaurant… Read More


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Walnut Street’s evolution continues

July 19, 2018

Downtown Springfield’s evolution continues. A stroll down Walnut Street makes that obvious. Owner Chris Slater moved The Albatross Hookah Lounge & Fine Tobacco Emporium down the street, from 320 East Walnut to 406-A and 408 West Walnut. That move tripled his business in size to 6,000 square feet. The new location allowed Slater to separate… Read More


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Start your Ozarks Tap and Pour Craft Beverage Tour Downtown

June 28, 2018

Foodies at Taste of SoMo were buzzing about the Ozarks Tap and Pour Craft Beverage Tour. We are, too. A prize awaits if you get 10 stamps and complete the tour. You can get four of those stamps right here in Downtown Springfield. What are you waiting for? The Basics The Ozarks Tap and Pour… Read More


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Celebrate Father’s Day in Downtown SGF

June 13, 2018

This weekend is all about celebrating the father figure in your life. Celebrate Father’s Day in downtown Springfield this year with fun gifts, a tasty meal, family activities and more!


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Springfield Contemporary Theatre Introduces “Pay What You Can Thursdays”

June 06, 2018

Springfield Contemporary Theatre’s (SCT) exceptional group of staff and artists believes that art is for everyone. The theatre serves to create a community-wide dialogue, creating some of the area’s most creative, thought-provoking productions. Those productions just got a lot more accessible with the introduction of the theatre’s new Pay What You Can program. The program… Read More