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Founders Park is the place to be for free fun in June and July

June 06, 2019

Tucked away on Water Street, between Jefferson and Boonville, is Founders Park. The average Downtown Springfield visitor might not even see it. But during June and July it becomes a hot spot of activity in the heart of the Queen City. The Wednesday Concerts at Noon bring a lunchtime crowd in May and June. A… Read More

A long line of people wait to sample food at the Black Sheep Food Truck at Taste of SoMo 2018
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It’s time to make your Downtown Springfield Summer Bucket List

May 23, 2019

Memorial Day Weekend is here! It started as a day to remember and honor people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It has become the unofficial kickoff for summer. That means it’s time to get your Summer Bucket List ready.   A Summer Bucket List is a great way to… Read More

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Minor leagues, major fun with the Springfield Cardinals

May 16, 2019

There was a time when summers in Springfield were, sadly, without baseball. But in 2005 the Cardinals landed at Hammons Field, bringing Texas League baseball and 70 games filled with family fun to Downtown Springfield. The 2019 season opened in early April, but there are still plenty of home games left this summer — plenty… Read More

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Artsfest A to Z

May 02, 2019

Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street returns for its 39th year May 4-5. The festival has grown and evolved over time, so you can always expect to see something new. Here’s an A-to-Z rundown on what to expect in 2019. A Art, and lots of it. You can buy it, watch it being made, listen to… Read More

Logo for Ozark Greenways' Bike Walk & Wheel Week 2019
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Get active and win stuff with Ozark Greenways’ Bike Walk & Wheel Week, May 12-17

April 25, 2019

We’ve got sidewalks, bus stops and bike racks in Downtown Springfield, and they’re not just there for decoration. In fact, they could help you win some prizes. Bike Walk & Wheel Week is May 12-17. Ozark Greenways puts on this celebration of active modes of transportation. Your participation will get you a free smoothie from… Read More

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Four ways to commemorate Earth Day in Downtown Springfield

April 18, 2019

Earth Day will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020, but don’t wait until next year to do something. You can take part in the 49th celebration right here in Downtown Springfield. From humble beginnings, Earth Day has grown into the largest secular observance in the world. More than a billion people around the world use… Read More

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Get heart healthy, snap selfies, win prizes in the #MoveMoreSGF Scavenger Hunt

April 04, 2019

Downtown Springfield is loaded with incredible selfie spots. The butterfly wings. The Springfield mural. The Park Central Square Fountain. The Systematic drive thru. The Hotel Vandivort bathroom. Etc. etc. etc. The American Heart Association is giving downtown 12 more selfie spots in April. It’s part of Move More Month and your snapshots could win you… Read More

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Step up your Artsfest game. Become a Patron!

March 28, 2019

The Artsfest on Walnut Street experience is being elevated in 2019. This year’s festival, May 4-5, brings with it a chance for you to become a Patron and unlock a higher level of fun. That will encompass several new perks, including — drum roll, please — air conditioned bathrooms and special parking! Here’s an FAQ… Read More

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We’re hiring an Events Manager!

March 27, 2019

Are you an expert at organizing community events? Are you passionate about Downtown Springfield? We want to talk to you! The Downtown Springfield Association seeks qualified applicants for its Events Manager position. The successful candidate will demonstrate competency and experience in the following areas: Top-notch organizational skills and hospitality-first mindset Basic PR writing know-how Creative… Read More

Three filmmakers share a laugh onstage during the Rated SGF Film Festival
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Five reasons Rated SGF is the celebration you can’t miss this weekend

March 21, 2019

We like to remain humble in Downtown Springfield. That said, we do throw a pretty good party. Our resume includes Artsfest, Cider Days and Taste of SoMo, after all. This weekend we’ll throw another great party, Rated SGF, March 22-23 at the Historic Fox Theatre. It’s our film festival, in its second year of existence,… Read More