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Countdown of the top 10 ways to ring in 2019 in Downtown Springfield

December 13, 2018

It’s almost time for the final countdown of 2018. Looking for a festive way to ring in 2019? There are plenty of places to take a cup of kindness for auld lang syne. So in keeping with the spirit of the night, here’s a countdown — from 10 to 1 — of ways to celebrate… Read More


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We’re Hiring a Member Relations Coordinator!

December 11, 2018

Do you have top-notch organizational skills? Are you a creative problem solver who loves working with people? You might be just the person we’re looking for! The Downtown Springfield Association seeks qualified applicants for its Member Relations Coordinator position. It’s a part-time, contract position that runs from early January through June 30, 2019. The successful… Read More


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The 2018 Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade: Behind the numbers.

December 06, 2018

A holiday tradition returns at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 when the 2018 Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade marches through Park Central Square. The parade is presented by Penmac Staffing. This year’s parade theme is “Wonders of Christmas.” It honors the incredible accomplishments of Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium. That venue drew 1.6… Read More


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“It’s A Wonderful Life” and other gifts from the historic Gillioz Theatre

November 29, 2018

In this season of giving, the historic Gillioz Theatre has a special gift for Springfield. On Saturday, Dec. 9, the theatre will host a free screening of the Christmas classic “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Yes. Completely free. Tickets are available the day of the event. “It’s A Wonderful Life” was released in 1946. Frank Capra… Read More


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Downtown Springfield is thankful

November 21, 2018

The Downtown Springfield Association would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you’re taking time today to be with friends and family for good food and good fellowship. We’re thankful for each and everyone of you who chooses to live, play and work in Downtown Springfield. We asked some downtowners what they are… Read More


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Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony: An Insider’s Guide

November 15, 2018

The most wonderful time of the year arrives a little early in Downtown Springfield.   Five days before families gather for Thanksgiving feasts, the Festival Of Lights kicks off with the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony in Park Central Square Nov. 17. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. The tree will glow at 7:30.   But… Read More


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Get in the holiday shopping spirit at Christmas On Campbell

November 08, 2018

Low temperatures are slipping past the freezing point and snow is in the forecast. Are you starting to catch the holiday spirit? Indulge it from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Christmas On Campbell Holiday Gallery Walk and Holiday Open Houses in Downtown Springfield. And you can support local artists and crafters while you’re… Read More


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Calling all artists: Apply now for Artsfest 2019!

November 01, 2018

Imagine a beautiful, tree-lined street. On either side sit historic Victorian homes. Roaming the sun-splashed asphalt are more than 20,000 art lovers of all ages. And there you are showing off your art at Southwest Missouri’s best art festival. Now quit imagining! Head to zapplication.org and submit your application for Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street,… Read More


New Downtown Springfield Association intern Rachel McGrath
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McGrath joins DSA team, more internship opportunities available

October 25, 2018

Rachel McGrath is like a lot of students who move to Springfield for college. She learned about the Downtown Springfield Association thanks to a fantastic fall festival. “My first experiences with DSA was attending Cider Days with a few girls from my dorm, who are now my roomates,” McGrath, a St. Louis native, said. “I’ve… Read More


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Treat yourself this fall in Downtown Springfield

October 18, 2018

Fall has arrived in Downtown Springfield, and not in a subtle way. Cooler temperatures. Rainy skies. Chilly winds. A lot of folks are in need of a pick-me-up. There are plenty of ways to treat yourself at any of Downtown Springfield’s retailers. Here are just a few. New gear from 5 Pound Apparel The new… Read More