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Event poster for Marvelous Discovery Halloween @ Discovery Center
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Enjoy trick-or-treating and other MARVELous fun activities at the Discovery Center Oct. 30

October 28, 2021

You might expect to find an invasion of monsters or a horde of zombies this Halloween. But a group of silver screen superheroes, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile and the Ghostbusters are swooping in and taking over the Discovery Center. They’re ready to meet some of their biggest fans, help teach a little science and bring… Read More


Animatronic dinosaurs on display at the Discovery Center
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Life-size dinosaurs invade the Discovery Center

October 07, 2021

Imagine a time when dinosaurs walked the Earth. These creatures roamed all seven continents by land, sea, and air for millions of years. Whether feathered or scaly, small or towering, these creatures could be as large as semi-trucks and weigh as much as 23 elephants. It’s almost impossible to imagine such enormous creatures, but thanks… Read More


A photo collage of winners in the Feast 50 Awards
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Downtown Springfield dominates 2021 Feast 50 awards

August 06, 2021

Every year Feast Magazine asks its readers to vote for their favorite chefs, restaurants, bars, brewers and more across the Springfield area. And, every year, Downtown Springfield is everywhere in the Feast 50 winners list. This year is no different as more winners call Downtown home than any other neighborhood in the region. Here’s a… Read More


A blue Downtown Superfan T-shirt hangs on the Tumbler in Park Central Square
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Are you a Downtown Superfan? Get the swag to prove it with our new Downtowner Loyalty Program

July 01, 2021

The Downtown Springfield Association is calling on its Superfans to aid the neighborhood’s locally-owned small businesses on the road to recovery. Today the DSA launched a revamped Downtowner Loyalty Program. And, for the first time, it’s open to the general public. Anyone can be a Downtown Superfan and earn prizes for visiting the neighborhood and dining, drinking… Read More


A father eats lunch with his children at Springfield Brewing Company
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Find Father’s Day Fun in Downtown Springfield

June 17, 2021

Don’t forget about Dad this weekend. Sunday, June 20, is Father’s Day. There’s plenty to do in Downtown Springfield, no matter what your Dad loves, including brunch, sports, arts and live music. Here are some of your best bets. Brunch All the usual Downtown brunch spots will be open and ready to serve you, of… Read More


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Hurts Donut Company announces National Donut Day charity partnership

May 28, 2021

Hurts Donut Company is partnering with The Warrior’s Journey for National Donut Day. The charity will receive 10% of National Donut Day sales from each Hurts Donut location on June 4. “National Donut Day was established in 1938 by The Salvation Army,” Tim Clegg, Founder and CEO of Hurts Donut Company, said. “The original intent… Read More


A Homemade Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit from Lost Signal Brewing Company
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Make Mother’s Day memorable in Downtown Springfield

May 06, 2021

It’s impossible to repay mothers for everything they do for us. We should at least try, though. Want to make your mom feel special this Mother’s Day? Take her to Downtown Springfield! The calendar is packed with fun events all weekend long, including several mom-centric events Sunday, May 9. Here are some highlights. Brunch Not… Read More


Exterior photo of SBC's The Cellar, with a sunset visible behind the building's sign
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SBC’s The Cellar is the Queen City’s newest gem

March 24, 2021

Trust us when we tell you Springfield Brewing Company has some real gems in The Cellar. SBC has been a cornerstone of Downtown for more than 20 years, with award-winning craft beer, great food and live music. Now, just three months after opening, The Cellar has also become a vital part of our neighborhood. Here’s… Read More


A man and three women pose for a photo at the ShamRox 5K
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We’ve got more St. Patrick’s fun than one day can handle

March 10, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day is always a big day for revelry in Downtown Springfield. March 17 falls smack dab in the middle of the week in 2021, but there’s no way that’s going to stop the fun. Instead, we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Days, with festivities starting March 13 and running through the big day. Looking for… Read More


Logo for First Friday Art Walk's 20th Year
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First Friday Art Walk: Something old, something new, something stamped, something brewed

March 03, 2021

Itching for some fresh air? Get yourself Downtown on March 5 for First Friday Artwalk! This Springfield institution is celebrating its 20th year of great art and great memories, and it’s all free! Check out FFAW’s website for a map of participating venues and read this month’s Art Walk News. Come to our neighborhood Friday… Read More