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Nine steps to playing the Downtown Open

October 11, 2018

The Downtown Open — presented by Central Bank of the Ozarks and Wil Fischer is this Saturday, Oct. 13. It will turn Downtown Springfield into a pop-up mini golf course, the first of its kind in the Queen City. Get your tickets now so you can play the Front Nine, the Back Nine or both. Then… Read More


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Downtown Springfield to host parade Dec. 8 with “Wonders of Christmas” theme

October 04, 2018

Readers of USA Today named Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium the No. 1 new attraction and the top aquarium in the country. The sparkling facility has captured the imaginations of children and adults from across the country. It has also inspired the theme of this year’s Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade. The… Read More


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Queen City’s growing music scene will shine at Springfield Jazz Festival

September 28, 2018

Country music’s roots run deep in southwest Missouri, but the Queen City of the Ozarks will show off its growing jazz music scene Saturday, Sept. 29, in Downtown Springfield. Systematic Savings Bank presents the ninth annual Springfield Jazz Festival, from noon-7 p.m. on two stages. This free events is a celebration of culture, diversity and,… Read More


Crowd of people waits for food samples at a tent
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Fall means fun in Downtown Springfield

September 20, 2018

The forecast calls for cooler temperatures to come to the Ozarks, but Downtown Springfield isn’t ready to hibernate. Not by a longshot. This week kicks off a busy autumn on Park Central Square and it all starts tonight, Thursday, Sept. 20. Patio Parties 92.9 The Beat is throwing a free Thursday-night Patio Party on Park Central… Read More


A young girl looks at painted pumpkins
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Here’s why Cider Days is the finest fall festival in the Ozarks

September 13, 2018

Temperatures in Springfield took a dip into the 60s this week, leaving many ready for fall. Autumn lovers are in luck: Cider Days on Historic Walnut Street returns Sept. 15 and 16. Cider Days, presented by CoxHealth, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. It’s the 21st anniversary for the fall festival, already beloved by… Read More


event poster for the depressed cake shop
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“Where there is cake there is hope. And there is always cake.”

September 06, 2018

World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10. To mark the event, a special bake sale is coming to Downtown Springfield. Burrell Behavioral Health and Springfield bakers are working in collaboration with First Friday Art Walk to put on the 2nd Annual Depressed Cake Shop. The bake sale will take place Friday, Sept. 7, from noon-8… Read More


Historical photo of Park Central Square
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Impress your friends with five facts about Park Central Square

August 29, 2018

You’ve been to countless events at Park Central Square. You’ve probably strolled through a few times on a gorgeous Ozarks evening.   But how much do you know about the centerpiece of Downtown Springfield? Here are five facts. The square is 183 years old. A Kickapoo chieftain gifted John Polk Campbell a good-sized tract of… Read More


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Downtown Springfield restaurants chow down on Feast 50 awards

August 02, 2018

Downtown Springfield establishments cleaned up in the 2018 Feast 50 Awards. Feast Magazine announced the winners in its August 2018 issue. Downtown restaurants won 19 first place honors and 13 runners-up across 26 of the 50 categories. The Order is first Leading the way in awards is The Order, located inside Hotel Vandivort. That restaurant… Read More


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Do good in Downtown Springfield

July 26, 2018

“What is the essence of life? To serve others and do good.” — Aristotle Downtown is a great place to live, work and play. It’s also a great place to volunteer. There are plenty of opportunities to give back to the community and help others. Saturday, July 28, Finnegan’s Wake is partnering with the James… Read More


Pencil sketch of Wild Bill Hickok's 1865 shootout with Davis Tutt
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Wild Bill Hickok and Davis Tutt made Wild West history on Park Central Square

July 21, 2018

  James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok and Davis Tutt made odd friends. Hickok had been a scout for the Union Army. Tutt was a Confederate Army veteran. Maybe it should be no surprise the friendship soured and ended in the first recorded one-on-one quick draw shootout in the United States. And it happened on Park… Read More