Downtown Springfield Association

News by Category


Viewing News Stories Results


Three women sing and one man plays keyboard at Springfield Contemporary Theatre
Downtown Business Spotlight   |   News Stories

Save Our Stages: Springfield Contemporary Theatre is singing (and innovating) its heart out

October 14, 2020

Innovation. It’s not just for scientists. Check out what Springfield Contemporary Theatre is doing, for example. The COVID-19 pandemic has made hosting real, premiere, immersive, grown-up theatre at their Center Stage in Wilhoit Plaza. But that hasn’t stopped the shows. SCT teamed up with Mother’s Brewing Company Oct. 4 for SCT Sings B’Way Rock in… Read More


New logos for the Outland Complex
News Stories

Save Our Stages: The Odyssey continues at the Outland Complex

October 07, 2020

If you’ve been down South Avenue lately, you’ve seen some changes to the Outland Complex. It’s more than just cosmetic. Downtown Springfield’s long-running live music facilities are getting some external and internal upgrades and they’ll soon be joined by a new walk-up dessert and pizza place. Goodbye FOH, hello Odyssey The Outland crew is rebranding… Read More


Lightning in the night sky above Downtown Springfield
Downtown Business Spotlight   |   News Stories

It’s Spooooooky Season in Downtown Springfield!

September 25, 2020

We can see October from here! We can also see Halloween candy and costumes in stores, and decorations outside houses.  Yep. It’s Spooky Season in Downtown Springfield. Ready for some scary entertainment? We’ve got options for everyone! Here are four ways to get frightened in our neighborhood. Dungeons of Doom & Hotel of Terror Two… Read More


Guests spend time in a micro-park during PARK(ing) Day 2019
Downtown Business Spotlight   |   News Stories

Park it in Downtown Springfield this weekend and have some fun!

September 16, 2020

Fall is knocking at the Ozarks’ door and the weather forecast is brilliant this weekend. Why not Park it in Downtown Springfield?  And yes, we capitalized Park for a reason. Here’s why. PARK(ing) Day 2020, hosted by Better Block SGF Our friendly neighborhood placemaking organization has brought PARK(ing) Day back! This time Better Block SGF… Read More


Logo for Mother's Brewing Company Oktoberfest
News Stories   |   Uncategorized

Ein prosit! Celebrate Oktoberfest in Downtown Springfield.

September 09, 2020

It’s a little bit confusing. It’s called Oktoberfest, but it happens in September. But why question it when you can celebrate over the next few weeks here in Downtown Springfield? Here’s how you can get a little bit Bavarian with all four of our neighborhood’s breweries. Mother’s Brewing Company No one throws an Oktoberfest like… Read More


Logo for Hunger Action Month
Downtown Business Spotlight   |   News Stories

Help Ozarks Food Harvest “Transform Hunger into Hope” in Downtown Springfield

September 02, 2020

September is Hunger Action Month. You can help Ozarks Food Harvest, the Feeding America food back for southwest Missouri and our partners for Taste of SoMo, Transform Hunger into Hope right here in Downtown Springfield. A little history Hunger Action Month was spearheaded by Feeding America in 2008. That organization heads up all 200 food… Read More


A woman sings on stage at Springfield Contemporary Theatre
News Stories

Art Walk, SCT Sings make for an artsy weekend in Downtown Springfield

August 06, 2020

The arts take center stage in Downtown Springfield this weekend. It’s time for First Friday Art Walk and a special streaming show from Springfield Contemporary Theatre. Here are all the details you need to know to have a safe and art-filled good time. First Friday Art Walk is back! After a short pandemic break, First… Read More


The Discovery Center in Downtown Springfield
News Stories

Discovery Center Springfield launches independent STEM school and learning support care program

July 29, 2020

Families in Springfield are in need. The Discovery Center of Springfield is here to help once again. Say hello to the Discovery School at the Center and the Learning Support Care Program. They are two separate education programs designed to assist with Springfield Public Schools’ plan for in-person schooling. They will support the educational needs… Read More


A collection of masks for sale at The Merry Moore Boutique in Downtown Springfield.
News Stories

Come visit us Downtown, just make sure you’ve got a mask

July 16, 2020

We love seeing your beautiful faces in Downtown Springfield. But, starting July 16, we only want to see the top half of that face. The City of Springfield’s emergency ordinance requiring face coverings in public spaces for everyone over the age of 11 is now in effect. It is effective through 11:59 p.m. Oct. 14,… Read More


A red jumpsuit worn by Elvis Presley and an acoustic guitar on display at History Museum on the Square
Downtown Business Spotlight   |   News Stories

Get historical in Downtown Springfield at History Museum on the Square

July 09, 2020

The No. 1 New Attraction in the United States is right here in Downtown Springfield. And, after a temporary closure, it’s open again and telling the Queen City’s history once again. The History Museum on the Square reopened its doors with some limitations. Maximum visitor capacity is 150, and guests are asked to wear masks… Read More