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A scene from the play "Death Valley: A Love Story."
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The curtain rises on can’t-miss theatre in Downtown Springfield

October 24, 2019

Theatre lovers across the Ozarks know Downtown Springfield is the place to go for the best shows. This weekend is the perfect example. Both Springfield Contemporary Theatre and Springfield Little Theatre will raise the curtain on fantastic new performances. Seriously. This is can’t-miss theatre. Here are the details. A world premiere at SCT Award-winning playwright… Read More


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Feast 50 honors many Downtown Springfield restaurants

October 17, 2019

We like to brag on the food scene in Downtown Springfield. Clearly we have a bias, but we think the quality and variety of places to eat and drink are second to none in the whole 417 area code. Today, though, we’d like to offer up some evidence to support our argument. Feast Magazine has… Read More


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Team A.N.A. 417 challenges Downtown Springfield businesses to dress up for the holidays

October 10, 2019

Longtime Springfieldians can tell you all about the magic of Christmas in Downtown Springfield. A big part of that magic is coming back, thanks to Team A.N.A. 417. The Springfield-area non-profit is putting on the first-ever Team A.N.A. 417 Downtown Springfield Holiday Window Challenge. The competition is meant to be unique, just like Downtown Springfield’s… Read More


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Want to win 417 Magazine’s Great 417-Land Scavenger Hunt? You’ve got to come downtown!

September 05, 2019

Our friends at 417 Magazine know how to have a great time. They throw incredible parties, honor fantastic people and spotlight the restaurants, retailers and attractions that make the Ozarks a Midwestern treasure. Now they’ve created their first-ever Great 417-Land Scavenger Hunt and Downtown Springfield is part of the fun! The basics The 417 Magazine… Read More


Crowds walk down Walnut Street during Cider Days
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Nine fall events you won’t want to miss in 2019

August 22, 2019

The school year is underway and it’s time to fill out your calendar for the first semester. Make sure you schedule in plenty of time for some fun. Downtown Springfield is a great place to do that! There are more than 10 major events scheduled before Christmas break. Some of them are free, all of… Read More


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Lost Signals’ Mattney-Schmitz to compete against planet’s best chefs at World Food Championships

August 15, 2019

More than 1,500 of the best chefs in the world are headed to Dallas for the World Food Championships this October. And there, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with them, will be one of Downtown Springfield’s finest. Chef Kymberlee Mattney-Schmitz is the executive chef and general manager at Lost Signal Brewing Company (address). She punched her ticket to… Read More


Containers from SOAP Refill Station
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365 days, 7,500 containers. SOAP Refill Station is making a big difference Downtown.

August 01, 2019

Anne Dezort is proof you can make a difference right where you live. In just one year, her SOAP Refill Station has refilled more than 7,500 containers with various soaps, shampoos, lotions and more. That’s 7,500 plastic containers that didn’t end up in the landfill. It’s quite an accomplishment and Dezort wants to celebrate with… Read More


A crowd watches a movie at Founders Park in Downtown Springfield
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Summer will be over soon, but there’s still time to enjoy it in Downtown Springfield.

July 25, 2019

Don’t look now, but it’s almost time to flip the calendar to August. Feel like summer is slipping away from you? There’s still time to enjoy yourself in Downtown Springfield before the kids head back to school and life resumes its typical chaos. Here are seven picks, including some free and family-friendly options! Springfield Cardinals… Read More


Ice cream sandwiches on a metal tray
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Heatwave got you down? Fight back in Downtown Springfield.

July 18, 2019

Summer is back. With a vengeance. The temperature is in the 90s and let’s not even talk about that heat index. We all need to take a break and cool down. As luck would have it, Downtown Springfield is a perfect place to do that. We’ve compiled a list of five ways for the good… Read More


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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