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Springfield Holiday Bucket List

December 02, 2022

Make the most of the holiday season with this bucket list of festive fun in Downtown Springfield! Watch the Springfield Christmas Parade Jingle bells will be ringing and carolers will be singing as the Springfield Christmas Parade, presented by Penmac, makes its way through Downtown Springfield on December 10, 2022 at 2 p.m. Enjoy floats, marching… Read More


Guest Posts

Ten easy ways to make your holiday celebrations more sustainable

November 30, 2022

Story brought to you from Ozarks Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management District With the holiday season around the corner, living sustainably might be the last thing on your mind. But you can practice an eco-friendly lifestyle even during hectic holidays with a few simple swaps. Here are ten of Ozarks Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management… Read More


Downtown Business Spotlight

Where to donate this Giving Tuesday

November 28, 2022

Giving Tuesday is a great day to take a break from the consumerism of the last few days and take a moment to give back to those doing good in the Springfield community! In Downtown Springfield, there are 23 different nonprofit organizations working to make the world a better place. Scroll through to learn about… Read More


Guest Posts

How to convince your loved ones to recycle

November 15, 2022

Story brought to you from Ozarks Headwaters Recycling and Materials Management District It’s human nature: When you care deeply and intensely about something, you want to spread the word about it. Whether it’s a new hobby, a favorite coffee shop or a passion for recycling, it’s natural to want the folks in your circles to… Read More


Things to do

Best Halloween Parties in Downtown Springfield!

October 26, 2022

You bring the costume and we’ll bring the booze boos! Here’s where the Halloween parties are this weekend:   Hold Fast Brewing Head to Hold Fast Brewing this Saturday, October 29 for costume contests, staff pumpkin carvings, live music and food trucks. The Isaac Kenneth Band will be live on the patio stage with their… Read More


Things to do

Fall Things to Do Downtown

October 06, 2022

Looking to get spooky and celebrate fall? Then head downtown to enjoy these events! Fall Flavors Join the Springfield Craft Beer Collective and your favorite Springfield breweries for the 3rd Annual Harvest Beerfest on October 14 at The Old Glass Place. Get tickets here. Halloween Pairing Flights are back at Hold Fast Brewing on October… Read More


Downtown Business Spotlight

Back to School Discounts Downtown

August 24, 2022

Put down those game controllers and pick up your books because it’s time to go back to school. But that doesn’t have to be a bummer. Back-to-School season means discounts! Scroll through to find out how all you students and teachers can be using those school IDs to save a buck or two. COFFEE  … Read More


Job Postings

Job Opening: C-Street CID Coordinator and Placemaking Specialist

July 07, 2022

The Downtown Springfield Association is seeking qualified applicants for the newly established C-Street Community Improvement District Coordinator and Better Block SGF Placemaking Specialist position to support the efforts of both organizations in promoting urban growth and activity within Springfield’s Center City. The CID Coordinator and Placemaking Specialist should understand and embrace the mission of both… Read More


Downtown Business Spotlight   |   News Stories

The Discovery Center provides STEM based education to Springfield students

May 10, 2022

As COVID-19 struck the Springfield, Missouri community and changed our way of life, The Discovery Center stepped up to fill the educational gap with their Discovery School. Amidst lockdowns, working from home and the closure of in-person learning at Springfield Public Schools in March 2020, The Discovery Center offered free childcare to healthcare workers and… Read More


Downtown Business Spotlight

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day 2022 at BookMarx

April 29, 2022

  Independent Bookstore Day is this Saturday, April 30. What better way is there to celebrate than by visiting BookMarx on Walnut street in Downtown Springfield?   BookMarx is a used bookstore specializing in classic literature, contemporary and postmodern fiction, science fiction, children’s books and more. Located near the heart of downtown Springfield, they specialize… Read More