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Don’t let the rain wash away your Memorial Day Weekend fun!

May 22, 2020

The forecast for Memorial Day Weekend 2020 looks very gray. And rainy. Not an ideal weekend for the lake or grilling out. But you can still relax and enjoy the holiday in Downtown Springfield. Here are a few options. Food More and more Downtown restaurants have returned to dine-in seating, respectively distanced of course. Get… Read More


Logos for PaPPo's Pizza 4 Heroes and Springfield Brewing Company's Pint of Thanks programs
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Help the heroes in Downtown Springfield

April 23, 2020

Here’s a message to all healthcare workers and first responders: Downtown Springfield loves you! Several downtown businesses are doing what they can to say thank you to everyone on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. Some are offering special deals for workers, while others are providing opportunities to help donate food, coffee and even beer… Read More


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Share the love with the Mother’s Industry Support Fund!

April 16, 2020

The logo for Mother’s Brewing Company includes a heart. It’s more than just a clever bit of design. The Downtown Springfield brewery has long made it a priority to give back to the community. Now, with so many in the hospitality industry struggling, they’re giving back even more with the Mother’s Industry Support Fund. Mother’s… Read More


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Downtown Curbside Bingo is back for Round 2!

April 13, 2020

Downtown Curbside Bingo is back! 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, we’re playing Downtown Curbside Bingo again. Players can make purchases at any Downtown business to cover up squares on their downloadable bingo… Read More


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Help out Downtown’s retailers if you are able.

April 09, 2020

The Downtown Springfield Association hopes you’re all staying well during this time. And we want to express our appreciation for all the support we’ve seen of our Downtown breweries, coffee shops and restaurants. All businesses have been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak. That is especially true for our retailers, who have had to close… 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


Children do a science experiment at the Discovery Center
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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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Rated SGF Film Festival postponed

March 16, 2020

After continued monitoring of national Centers for Disease Control and local health department guidance, the Downtown Springfield Association and the Film and Media Association of Springfield today announced that the Rated SGF Film Festival has been postponed. Organizers will work with the film industry special guests, Fox Theatre and other stakeholders to identify a new… Read More