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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


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Kick off Black History Month with the History Museum on the Square

February 03, 2021

Celebrate Black History Month with the History Museum on the Square in Downtown Springfield! USA Today’s 2019 Best New Attraction hosts a free program Saturday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. in the historic Fox Theatre. Join them in person or virtually as they feature the newly-created African American Heritage Trunk. Registration is required. The trunk… Read More


Event poster for 'The Sound of Music' at Springfield Little Theatre
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Downtown is alive with ‘The Sound of Music.’ Thanks, SLT!

January 28, 2021

Downtown Springfield is coming to life for the next two weeks thanks to Springfield Little Theatre. The volunteer-driven, non-profit community theatre presents “The Sound of Music” Jan. 29-Feb. 14 at the Landers Theatre. The final collaboration between Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove… Read More


Cast and crew record a scene from Fugitive Songs
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Springfield Contemporary Theatre launches Fugitive Songs with premiere event Feb. 11

January 20, 2021

Springfield Contemporary Theatre continues its tradition of innovative, immersive theatre with a special debut experience for Fugitive Songs. SCT’s latest MainStage production premieres online Feb. 11. The SCT team is thrilled to present the Southwest Missouri premiere of this off-Broadway musical. Current Grammy Award nominee and Missouri State University alumnus Nathan Tysen wrote the lyrics…. Read More