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Springfield Holiday Bucket List

December 02, 2022

Make the most of the holiday season with this bucket list of festive fun in Downtown Springfield! Watch the Springfield Christmas Parade Jingle bells will be ringing and carolers will be singing as the Springfield Christmas Parade, presented by Penmac, makes its way through Downtown Springfield on December 10, 2022 at 2 p.m. Enjoy floats, marching… Read More


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Where to donate this Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2022

Giving Tuesday is a great day to take a break from the consumerism of the last few days and take a moment to give back to those doing good in the Springfield community! In Downtown Springfield, there are 23 different nonprofit organizations working to make the world a better place. Scroll through to learn about… Read More


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Back to School Discounts Downtown

August 24, 2022

Put down those game controllers and pick up your books because it’s time to go back to school. But that doesn’t have to be a bummer. Back-to-School season means discounts! Scroll through to find out how all you students and teachers can be using those school IDs to save a buck or two. COFFEE  … Read More


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The Discovery Center provides STEM based education to Springfield students

May 10, 2022

As COVID-19 struck the Springfield, Missouri community and changed our way of life, The Discovery Center stepped up to fill the educational gap with their Discovery School. Amidst lockdowns, working from home and the closure of in-person learning at Springfield Public Schools in March 2020, The Discovery Center offered free childcare to healthcare workers and… Read More


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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2022 at BookMarx

April 29, 2022

  Independent Bookstore Day is this Saturday, April 30. What better way is there to celebrate than by visiting BookMarx on Walnut street in Downtown Springfield?   BookMarx is a used bookstore specializing in classic literature, contemporary and postmodern fiction, science fiction, children’s books and more. Located near the heart of downtown Springfield, they specialize… Read More


Standup comedian Justin Smith
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Justin Smith to tape special at Blue Room Comedy Club

January 12, 2022

Have you checked out a show at Blue Room Comedy Club’s new location (420 West College)? This weekend is the perfect opportunity! Road comedian Justin Smith is back in the Queen City Jan. 14-15. He’ll perform four sets — 7 and 9:30 p.m. each night — as he records a one-hour special. And he needs… Read More


Art hangs on a wall inside Fresh Gallery
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A stunning forecast in store for December’s First Friday Art Walk

December 02, 2021

The weather hasn’t been too frightful this December. That’s good news for art lovers. Dec. 3 is First Friday Art Walk and the forecast is phenomenal. Sunny skies are expected, with a high temperature of 74 and an unseasonably warm low of 48. Don’t let this great weather go to waste! Check out the 19… Read More


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