June 17, 2021
Don’t forget about Dad this weekend.
Sunday, June 20, is Father’s Day. There’s plenty to do in Downtown Springfield, no matter what your Dad loves, including brunch, sports, arts and live music. Here are some of your best bets.
All the usual Downtown brunch spots will be open and ready to serve you, of course, but there are two special brunches happening on June 20. Lost Signal Brewing Company is featuring its BBQ brunch with a side of live music. Father/son duo Tony & Jerry Menown will play some of your favorite classics while Dad enjoys a delicious meal. Lost Signal is featuring a loaded breakfast burrito with house-made breakfast sausage, home fries, eggs, cheese and grilled onions. It’s served with a side of chips and salsa. Reservations are recommended, but not required. Call 417-869-4755.
If Greek food is more his speed, check out Greek Belly. They delayed their usual second-Sunday brunch to coincide with Father’s Day. The crew will be serving up their usual menu as well as their special Greek Brunch. Reservations welcome by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 417-597-3382.
History-loving fathers will enjoy a trip to the History Museum on the Square. Alongside their usual displays is a special Bicentennial Exhibit: Struggle for Statehood. This traveling exhibit commemorates the bicentennial of Missouri statehood. It chronicles the three years that the controversy over Missouri’s admission into the Union was fiercely debated. It also reexamines the lasting significance of the conflict on a local and national scale.
Check out the gift shop while you’re there. It features several great books about local history.
Sadly, the Springfield Cardinals are out of town this week. There will be no baseball at Hammons Field. But if your Dad likes to be active, take him to Craft Axe Throwing where dads throw free this Sunday! Reserve your lane now by calling 417-409-2496. The regular price is $20 per person per hour and 2-4 players can throw in the same lane.
Springfield Little Theatre’s run of “Matilda: The Musical” continues this weekend. It includes a Sunday matinee of the play, based on the book by Roald Dahl. Matilda is an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and vivid imagination, dares to take a stand and change her destiny.
Her parents send her to school at the ghastly Crunchem Hall where she meets the tyrannical head mistress, Miss Trunchbull. Faced with ridiculously rotten circumstances, Matilda bravely decides to take action with the help of her friends and her kind-hearted teacher, Miss Honey, proving that everyone has the power to change their story.
Tickets range from $24-$34. Buy them online, or by calling 417-869-1334.
Dallas Jones, a dad himself, and Molly Healey are back on the patio at Springfield Brewing Company this weekend! They play Sunday from 5-8 p.m. Get a table, a cool drink and enjoy great music from two of the area’s best artists. BrewCo is having Dadness Madness all weekend long, with a pair of special menu items.
The Thanks Dad! Cocktail is made with Ty Iechyd Da Bourbon, smoked simple syrup and peach nectar, with grenadine floated on top. SBC is also serving up Dad’s Steak and Eggs. They grill the finest Teres Major steaks to perfection, then slice them thin. It comes with two sunny-side-up eggs from Vital Farms and BrewCo’s house brunch potatoes. This dish is only available from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Of course, there’s plenty more to do Downtown, including movies, shopping and coffee. For more options, check out ItsAllDowntown.com.