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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

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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

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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

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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

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Easter events in Downtown Springfield

April 15, 2022

Looking for something to this Easter weekend? Well then hop on downtown for egg hunts, peep & beer tastings, and Sunday services — it’s all downtown! Peep Flights at Lost Signal Enjoy this fun beer & food pairing April 12-17. Get in the Easter candy mood by pairing four different Peeps and four different Lost… Read More

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ASCEND program: Advancing Springfield’s Commitment to Entrepreneurship, Networking and Diversity

April 12, 2022

The West Central Neighborhood, which is comprised of Springfield’s Downtown Community Improvement District (CID) and the residential neighborhood to the west and south of Downtown, is one of southwest Missouri’s most diverse areas with a 21% black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) population. However, that number goes down to 10% when looking across the… Read More

Job Postings

We’re hiring! Could you be our next Events Manager?

April 04, 2022

Are you events manager extrordinaire? The Downtown Springfield Association seeks qualified applicants for its Events Manager position. The successful candidate will demonstrate competency and experience in the following areas: Top-notch organizational skills and hospitality-first mindset Basic PR writing know-how Creative problem solver Research and data driven Experience managing a team and leading committee meetings Familiar… Read More

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Justin Smith to tape special at Blue Room Comedy Club

January 12, 2022

Have you checked out a show at Blue Room Comedy Club’s new location (420 West College)? This weekend is the perfect opportunity! Road comedian Justin Smith is back in the Queen City Jan. 14-15. He’ll perform four sets — 7 and 9:30 p.m. each night — as he records a one-hour special. And he needs… Read More

Event poster for The Great Ozarks Care-a-Van
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The Mystery Hour Launches The Great Ozarks Care-a-Van to Support Afghan Refugees Settling in Springfield

January 06, 2022

In what has become an annual tradition, The Mystery Hour has launched a new holiday season fundraiser called The Great Ozarks Care-a-Van. Though the holiday season is over, our neighbors are still raising money for the purchase of a large van for the International Institute of Southwest Missouri. The vehicle will support the institute’s work… Read More