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Three women sing and one man plays keyboard at Springfield Contemporary Theatre
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Save Our Stages: Springfield Contemporary Theatre is singing (and innovating) its heart out

October 14, 2020

Innovation. It’s not just for scientists. Check out what Springfield Contemporary Theatre is doing, for example. The COVID-19 pandemic has made hosting real, premiere, immersive, grown-up theatre at their Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza. But that hasn’t stopped the shows. SCT teamed up with Mother’s Brewing Company Oct. 4 for SCT Sings B’Way Rock in… Read More


The historic Gillioz Theatre in Downtown Springfield
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Save Our Stages: The Historic Gillioz Theatre

September 30, 2020

Your favorite Downtown restaurants and retailers are open again. So are the movie theaters. Things are still tough for our live music venues, but you can help. The historic Gillioz Theatre hasn’t been able to host any touring musicians or comedians in months. But the team is doing everything it can to be ready for… Read More


Lightning in the night sky above Downtown Springfield
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It’s Spooooooky Season in Downtown Springfield!

September 25, 2020

We can see October from here! We can also see Halloween candy and costumes in stores, and decorations outside houses.  Yep. It’s Spooky Season in Downtown Springfield. Ready for some scary entertainment? We’ve got options for everyone! Here are four ways to get frightened in our neighborhood. Dungeons of Doom & Hotel of Terror Two… Read More


Guests spend time in a micro-park during PARK(ing) Day 2019
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Park it in Downtown Springfield this weekend and have some fun!

September 16, 2020

Fall is knocking at the Ozarks’ door and the weather forecast is brilliant this weekend. Why not Park it in Downtown Springfield?  And yes, we capitalized Park for a reason. Here’s why. PARK(ing) Day 2020, hosted by Better Block SGF Our friendly neighborhood placemaking organization has brought PARK(ing) Day back! This time Better Block SGF… Read More


Logo for Hunger Action Month
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Help Ozarks Food Harvest “Transform Hunger into Hope” in Downtown Springfield

September 02, 2020

September is Hunger Action Month. You can help Ozarks Food Harvest, the Feeding America food back for southwest Missouri and our partners for Taste of SoMo, Transform Hunger into Hope right here in Downtown Springfield. A little history Hunger Action Month was spearheaded by Feeding America in 2008. That organization heads up all 200 food… Read More


The lobby of Moxie Cinema
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It’s showtime! Moxie Cinema and Regal College Station are back!

August 20, 2020

Cinephiles rejoice! The silver screens in Downtown Springfield are roaring back to life! Both Moxie Cinema and Regal College Station will resume showing movies Friday, Aug. 21. And do they have some classics ready to roll for you. Here’s what you need to know! Moxie Cinema The Queen City’s member-supported arthouse cinema is back after… Read More


A red jumpsuit worn by Elvis Presley and an acoustic guitar on display at History Museum on the Square
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Get historical in Downtown Springfield at History Museum on the Square

July 09, 2020

The No. 1 New Attraction in the United States is right here in Downtown Springfield. And, after a temporary closure, it’s open again and telling the Queen City’s history once again. The History Museum on the Square reopened its doors with some limitations. Maximum visitor capacity is 150, and guests are asked to wear masks… Read More


The lobby of Moxie Cinema
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Moxie Cinema prepares to reopen to the public

July 02, 2020

Movie lovers, hang in there. It will be time to rejoice soon. Moxie Cinema, Downtown Springfield’s community-supported arthouse theater, will be opening its doors again soon. But not just yet. Mike Stevens and crew had hoped and planned for a July 10 reopening, but are shifting plans after a surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide. That… Read More


A father eats lunch with his children at Springfield Brewing Company
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Downtown Springfield is ready to help you celebrate Dad

June 18, 2020

Did Father’s Day sneak up on you this year? Don’t worry. We won’t tell him. There’s still plenty of time to make sure he feels spoiled on his big day. There are also plenty of businesses open in Downtown Springfield and ready to help. Here are some suggestions for you. Brunching, Eating, Drinking Cooking isn’t… Read More


The fountain in Park Central Square with a cloudy sky behind it
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Don’t let the rain wash away your Memorial Day Weekend fun!

May 22, 2020

The forecast for Memorial Day Weekend 2020 looks very gray. And rainy. Not an ideal weekend for the lake or grilling out. But you can still relax and enjoy the holiday in Downtown Springfield. Here are a few options. Food More and more Downtown restaurants have returned to dine-in seating, respectively distanced of course. Get… Read More