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Team A.N.A. 417 challenges Downtown Springfield businesses to dress up for the holidays

October 10, 2019

Longtime Springfieldians can tell you all about the magic of Christmas in Downtown Springfield. A big part of that magic is coming back, thanks to Team A.N.A. 417. The Springfield-area non-profit is putting on the first-ever Team A.N.A. 417 Downtown Springfield Holiday Window Challenge. The competition is meant to be unique, just like Downtown Springfield’s… Read More


Crowds walk down Walnut Street during Cider Days
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Go away, Summer! We’re ready for Fall and Cider Days!

September 20, 2019

On Thursday, Sept. 19, the National Weather Service reported that Springfield reached a high of 90 degrees. Again. It was the 15th time the Queen City of the Ozarks hit 90 degrees this month. We’re over it. Bring on fall. Are you as ready for the next season as we are? Perfect. Come encourage fall… Read More


Logo for 417 Magazine's Great 417-Land Scavenger Hunt
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Want to win 417 Magazine’s Great 417-Land Scavenger Hunt? You’ve got to come downtown!

September 05, 2019

Our friends at 417 Magazine know how to have a great time. They throw incredible parties, honor fantastic people and spotlight the restaurants, retailers and attractions that make the Ozarks a Midwestern treasure. Now they’ve created their first-ever Great 417-Land Scavenger Hunt and Downtown Springfield is part of the fun! The basics The 417 Magazine… Read More


Crowds walk down Walnut Street during Cider Days
Downtown Business Spotlight   |   News Stories

Nine fall events you won’t want to miss in 2019

August 22, 2019

The school year is underway and it’s time to fill out your calendar for the first semester. Make sure you schedule in plenty of time for some fun. Downtown Springfield is a great place to do that! There are more than 10 major events scheduled before Christmas break. Some of them are free, all of… Read More


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Downtown Business Spotlight

Lost Signals’ Mattney-Schmitz to compete against planet’s best chefs at World Food Championships

August 15, 2019

More than 1,500 of the best chefs in the world are headed to Dallas for the World Food Championships this October. And there, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with them, will be one of Downtown Springfield’s finest. Chef Kymberlee Mattney-Schmitz is the executive chef and general manager at Lost Signal Brewing Company (address). She punched her ticket to… Read More


Classic cars driving down Route 66 in Springfield
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Fun, free and family-friendly. Don’t miss the incredibly-growing Birthplace of Route 66 Festival this weekend!

August 08, 2019

When you plant a seed in Downtown Springfield, there’s no telling how much fruit will grow. The first Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, back in 2011, was a “glorified block party” when it started, Downtown Springfield Association executive director Rusty Worley told the Springfield News-Leader. The 9th Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, Aug. 9-10,… Read More


Containers from SOAP Refill Station
Downtown Business Spotlight

365 days, 7,500 containers. SOAP Refill Station is making a big difference Downtown.

August 01, 2019

Anne Dezort is proof you can make a difference right where you live. In just one year, her SOAP Refill Station has refilled more than 7,500 containers with various soaps, shampoos, lotions and more. That’s 7,500 plastic containers that didn’t end up in the landfill. It’s quite an accomplishment and Dezort wants to celebrate with… Read More


A crowd watches a movie at Founders Park in Downtown Springfield
Downtown Business Spotlight

Summer will be over soon, but there’s still time to enjoy it in Downtown Springfield.

July 25, 2019

Don’t look now, but it’s almost time to flip the calendar to August. Feel like summer is slipping away from you? There’s still time to enjoy yourself in Downtown Springfield before the kids head back to school and life resumes its typical chaos. Here are seven picks, including some free and family-friendly options! Springfield Cardinals… Read More


Ice cream sandwiches on a metal tray
Downtown Business Spotlight

Heatwave got you down? Fight back in Downtown Springfield.

July 18, 2019

Summer is back. With a vengeance. The temperature is in the 90s and let’s not even talk about that heat index. We all need to take a break and cool down. As luck would have it, Downtown Springfield is a perfect place to do that. We’ve compiled a list of five ways for the good… Read More


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News Stories

Are you the next incredible DSA intern?

July 11, 2019

Last fall we introduced you to Rachel McGrath, our events intern for Rated SGF. She’s an intern this summer, too, but not with us. And we’re OK with that. That’s because McGrath is currently an intern at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. She’s working with the NPR team on events and having an incredible… Read More