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Big changes coming to Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade in 2020

November 13, 2020

The Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade, presented by Penmac, is taking a fresh new route in 2020, in more ways than one. The Downtown Springfield Association has changed up the plans for this treasured holiday event to keep the participants and the public safe during the COVID-19 epidemic. Instead of one afternoon event, the Parade will… Read More


Bottles of craft soda sit on the shelves at Queen City Soda & Sweets
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Queen City Soda & Sweets celebrates its “Candyversary”

November 05, 2020

It’s been a pretty sweet year on Park Central West. And it’s all thanks to Queen City Soda & Sweets. This family-owned small business opened its doors in November 2019. This Saturday, Nov. 7, Queen City Soda & Sweets is celebrating with a One-Year “Candyversary” Bash from noon-6 p.m. Want to go? We’ve got the… Read More


Event poster for Queen City Craft Show 2020
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Small Business Saturday levels up with the addition of the Queen City Craft Show

October 29, 2020

Downtown Springfield is a can’t-miss destination for Small Business Saturday. Where else can you shop unique stores like 5 Pound Apparel, A Cricket in the House, BookMarx and The Merry Moore while enjoying some of the best coffee and dining experiences in the whole 417? Well, we’re about to give you one more reason to… Read More


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Save Our Stages: Springfield Little Theatre and the Landers are Crown Jewels of the Ozarks

October 21, 2020

Springfield Little Theatre has been entertaining the Ozarks for more than 85 years. You can help make sure SLT stays around for many more. This volunteer-driven organization is the largest civic theatre organization in Missouri and one of the largest in mid-America. After staging its early productions in the auditorium at Central High School and… Read More


Three women sing and one man plays keyboard at Springfield Contemporary Theatre
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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
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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


The historic Gillioz Theatre in Downtown Springfield
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Save Our Stages: The Historic Gillioz Theatre

September 30, 2020

Your favorite Downtown restaurants and retailers are open again. So are the movie theaters. Things are still tough for our live music venues, but you can help. The historic Gillioz Theatre hasn’t been able to host any touring musicians or comedians in months. But the team is doing everything it can to be ready for… Read More


Lightning in the night sky above Downtown Springfield
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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
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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
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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