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Don’t give crummy gifts: A Downtown Springfield Father’s Day Guide

June 13, 2019

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16! Dad may say he doesn’t want you to spoil him, but he’s not going to say no to a thoughtful expression of love and gratitude on this day. There are plenty of ways you can spoil your pops in Downtown Springfield. Here are just a few. Dining Brunch… Read More


The St. Louis Blues celebrate after a goal by defenseman Carl Gunnarsson (4) during an overtime period against the Boston Bruins in game two of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden.
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Here’s where you can play “Gloria” in Downtown Springfield

May 30, 2019

There has long been a part of Springfield that bleeds blue. Maybe they’re transplants from St. Louis. Or they somehow grow up hockey crazy in the Queen City. Some might be late converts to the sport. However they became fans of the St. Louis Blues, they are loving life right now. St. Louis is in… Read More


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Spoil your mother in Downtown Springfield

May 09, 2019

Does your mom deserve some special treatment this Mother’s Day? If the answer is yes — and it probably is — then Downtown Springfield is the place to take her. With fine dining, fun activities and great shopping, she’s sure to find something she likes. Here are our suggestions for making this the best Mother’s… Read More


A carGo courier delivers a package to an office
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carGO Brings On-Demand Restaurant Food, Alcohol, Rides, and Small Package Delivery to Springfield

March 19, 2019

carGO, a Missouri-based provider of on-demand restaurant food, alcohol, rides, and small package delivery is launching in Springfield. Unlike similar services carGO is homegrown, customer-driven, and operates a local network operations center and office in downtown Springfield. “We want to be THE go-to partner when a Springfield restaurant wants to deliver local eats, a business… Read More


A David Bowie St. Patrick marches in the Downtown Springfield St. Patrick's Day Parade
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One “Weekend Update” isn’t enough to tell you about St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Downtown Springfield

March 14, 2019

Every week we send out a “Weekend Update” email. (if you don’t already receive it for some strange reason, you can sign up here.) That email highlights four events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to help you plan your weekend. The hardest part of writing that email is deciding which four events to pick. There… Read More


A barista makes an espresso drink at The Potter's House Downtown
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The Potter’s House Downtown adds coffee, ministry to the downtown community

February 22, 2019

Downtown Springfield’s reputation as a coffee hot spot is well known. Its illustrious list of shops has grown by one well-known local name. The Potter’s House Downtown is now open at 420 West College Street, right across the street from Regal Cinema College Station 14. Its hours are 1-8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Coffee enthusiasts… Read More


A young child looks through the hole in an astronaut cutout
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Find out-of-this-world experiences at The Discovery Center

February 14, 2019

The guests visiting the Discovery Center have been — quite literally in some cases — out of this world. Downtown Springfield’s interactive, hands-on science museum welcomes another big star this Saturday, Feb. 16. That’s when the Cat in the Hat returns for Seuss Science Day. The star of books, cartoons and movies has been entertaining… Read More


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Valentine’s Day Emergency Shopping Guide

February 07, 2019

Valentine’s Day is one week away. Did you forget? Do. Not. Panic. We’re here to help. There are plenty of places to get your special someone a Valentine’s Day gift in Downtown Springfield. If you’re in a pinch, check out these suggestions in our Valentine’s Day Emergency Shopping Guide. Pamper your love at SOAP Refill… Read More


A conversation heart floats over Downtown Springfield
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5 ways to celebrate romance on Valentine’s Day, and 2 ways to avoid it, in Downtown Springfield

February 01, 2019

Can you feel it? That’s love in the air. Valentine’s Day is now less than two weeks away, so it’s time to show your special person how much you love them. Struggling to come up with a plan? Here are five ways you can give your sweetheart the date they deserve Feb. 14. Dinner at… Read More


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Four ways to beat the winter blahs in Downtown Springfield

January 18, 2019

Have the winter blahs got you down? That’s understandable. It happens to millions of Americans every year. But you don’t have to suffer, not when there are so many things to do in Downtown Springfield. Here are four ways to brighten your world as we wait for spring to arrive. 1. Challenge your brain Get… Read More