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Downtown Springfield gives you five reasons to smile right now.

April 02, 2020

Show of hands. Who needs a smile right now? The news has been rough, but there are still great stories out there. Here’s what we do when we need to smile. Discovery Center helping the helpers The Discovery Center has played a vital role in the lives of so many Springfield kids. I mean, we… Read More

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Stay at home and help the History Museum on the Square write history

March 26, 2020

The History Museum on the Square is in the storytelling business. And the history business, for that matter. The team at the museum is putting those skills to good use as Springfield goes under a stay-at-home virus to help stop the spread of COVID-19. “Most of the stories we tell are made possible because someone… Read More

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Support Downtown Springfield and you could win the grand prize in Downtown Curbside Bingo!

March 24, 2020

The Downtown Springfield Association has been inspired by the strong community support for its restaurants, retailers, theatres and more during this challenging, ever-evolving time. To say thank you, the DSA is launching Downtown Curbside Bingo March 24. Players can make purchases at any Downtown business to cover up squares on their downloadable bingo card. The… Read More

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The Discovery Center is helping the helpers

March 19, 2020

One downtown institution of more than 20 years is closing its doors to the public to begin offering emergency educational and childcare assistance for healthcare workers at places like CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield with displaced school aged children. With at least 12 area school districts now remaining closed until April 6, the Discovery Center —… Read More

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How to stay safe and support Downtown Springfield businesses

March 17, 2020

The safety of Downtown’s residents, workers, and patrons is of the utmost importance to us here at Downtown Springfield Association. We want you to know that we are monitoring all recommendations and updates from government officials surrounding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), and we will inform our stakeholders of relevant changes. The first priority for everyone is… Read More

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Downtown Springfield has plenty of winners in 2020 Best of 417-Land

February 14, 2020

Our friends at 417 Magazine love celebrating southwest Missouri. That’s why they put together their annual Best of 417 list. Best of 417 features the area’s favorite bars, restaurants, date nights, hikes, cheap eats and more. The 417 Mag crew selects the categories, the public votes for its favorites. And we are excited to say… Read More

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Celebrate Super Sunday in Downtown Springfield!

January 31, 2020

There are a lot of great reasons to throw a Super Bowl at your house. There are also a lot of great reasons to leave the house and go to a watch party. Instead of cleaning, cooking, watching, then cleaning up again, you can just show up, have fun and head home. Sounds pretty great,… Read More

A disco ball hangs in the tasting room at Mother's Brewing Company
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Say hello to 2020 in Downtown Springfield

December 26, 2019

How do you want to ring in the next decade? Looking for some family fun? More interested in dancing the night away? You will find your fun in Downtown Springfield. We’ve picked five great ways to say goodbye 2019 and hello to 2020 in our beautiful neighborhood. Here they are, arranged chronologically. Noon Year’s Eve… Read More

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Five tips to help you win this Small Business Saturday

November 27, 2019

Small Business Saturday is coming up! This Thanksgiving-weekend tradition allows you to buy your holiday presents for loved ones while also supporting the locally-owned, small businesses that make Downtown Springfield such a great place. There will be plenty of things happening downtown this Small Biz Saturday. Here are some pro tips to make sure you… Read More

A barista prepares a pour over coffee drink at Rove Coffee Roasting & Tasting Room
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Rove Coffee Roasting & Tasting Room strengthen’s Downtown’s coffee scene

November 14, 2019

No neighborhood can caffeinate you quite like Downtown Springfield. The coffee scene is even stronger now with the addition of Rove Coffee Roasting & Tasting Room. It’s the second location for Rove, which started at Springfield-Branson National Airport. This shop will be a little different. It will offer pour-overs, brewed coffee and retail bags of… Read More