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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

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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

Event poster for Great Southern Free Community Fireworks Series

Fireworks return to Hammons Field this summer!

July 22, 2020

We’re not going to lie. We were bummed when Minor League Baseball canceled the 2020 season. A lot of people were. The loss of the season meant more than no baseball in Downtown Springfield this year. It meant no warm summer nights in Downtown Springfield, spending time with people we love, eating ballpark food. And… Read More

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

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Moxie Cinema prepares to reopen to the public

July 02, 2020

Movie lovers, hang in there. It will be time to rejoice soon. Moxie Cinema, Downtown Springfield’s community-supported arthouse theater, will be opening its doors again soon. But not just yet. Mike Stevens and crew had hoped and planned for a July 10 reopening, but are shifting plans after a surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide. That… Read More

Children do a science experiment at the Discovery Center
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The Discovery Center is pivoting again, and they need your help!

June 25, 2020

The Discovery Center is once again pivoting and is reopening its doors! A special Members-Only Welcome Day is scheduled for June 26. The Discovery Center invites the public to join them June 27 and beyond. The Discovery (Childcare) Center The Center has been closed to public visitors for the last 14 weeks while it operated… Read More

Park Central Square fountain

Downtown Springfield Association statement on diversity and inclusion, June 2020

June 19, 2020

Downtown Springfield is where our community comes together in good times and bad. In light of recent events, the Downtown Springfield Association feels it’s important for us to say that our neighborhood is for everyone and Black lives matter to the DSA. Park Central Square is an open and visible forum for the exercise of… Read More

A father eats lunch with his children at Springfield Brewing Company
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Downtown Springfield is ready to help you celebrate Dad

June 18, 2020

Did Father’s Day sneak up on you this year? Don’t worry. We won’t tell him. There’s still plenty of time to make sure he feels spoiled on his big day. There are also plenty of businesses open in Downtown Springfield and ready to help. Here are some suggestions for you. Brunching, Eating, Drinking Cooking isn’t… Read More

Logo for Taste of SoMo: The Virtual Edition
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Taste of SoMo returns in June — but it will look a little different this year.

June 04, 2020

Taste of SoMo, Springfield’s premier culinary event, has always celebrated our local restaurants, good food and community. That will not change in 2020. The format, however, will. This year’s Taste of SoMo will not be a sampling event on a packed Park Central Square. Instead, the Downtown Springfield Association, SGC Foodservice and Ozarks Food Harvest… Read More