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July’s First Friday Art Walk features expressive art

July 03, 2019

Summer is here and in high gear! Experience arts this month with interactive activities like a live Raku firing at Millet & Hammer, or an audio/visual media artspace with u.school. Here are four featured galleries in Downtown Springfield. MILLET & HAMMER WITH KADEN MEYERS, A RAKU FIRING FOR THE WALK Millet and Hammer come watch… Read More


A sign listing walking times to various Downtown Springfield locations
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I saw the sign, and it helped me navigate Downtown Springfield

June 27, 2019

Your day in Downtown Springfield is going great. The food you just ate near Park Central Square was fantastic. You decide to walk down to the shops on Walnut Street while your food digests. Or maybe you want to check out the Brewery District. Now you have a dilemma. Do you drive your car to… Read More


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Don’t feel guilty for filling your belly at Taste of SoMo

June 20, 2019

Do not feel guilty about filling your belly at Taste of SoMo this Saturday, June 22, from 1-5 p.m. You’ll be helping fill someone else’s belly, too. Go ahead and stroll around Park Central Square for a while. Listen to the music. Spend your tasting tickets at your favorite restaurants, or check out some new… Read More


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Don’t give crummy gifts: A Downtown Springfield Father’s Day Guide

June 13, 2019

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16! Dad may say he doesn’t want you to spoil him, but he’s not going to say no to a thoughtful expression of love and gratitude on this day. There are plenty of ways you can spoil your pops in Downtown Springfield. Here are just a few. Dining Brunch… Read More


A crowd watches a movie at Founders Park in Downtown Springfield
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Founders Park is the place to be for free fun in June and July

June 06, 2019

Tucked away on Water Street, between Jefferson and Boonville, is Founders Park. The average Downtown Springfield visitor might not even see it. But during June and July it becomes a hot spot of activity in the heart of the Queen City. The Wednesday Concerts at Noon bring a lunchtime crowd in May and June. A… Read More


The St. Louis Blues celebrate after a goal by defenseman Carl Gunnarsson (4) during an overtime period against the Boston Bruins in game two of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden.
Downtown Business Spotlight

Here’s where you can play “Gloria” in Downtown Springfield

May 30, 2019

There has long been a part of Springfield that bleeds blue. Maybe they’re transplants from St. Louis. Or they somehow grow up hockey crazy in the Queen City. Some might be late converts to the sport. However they became fans of the St. Louis Blues, they are loving life right now. St. Louis is in… Read More


A long line of people wait to sample food at the Black Sheep Food Truck at Taste of SoMo 2018
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It’s time to make your Downtown Springfield Summer Bucket List

May 23, 2019

Memorial Day Weekend is here! It started as a day to remember and honor people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It has become the unofficial kickoff for summer. That means it’s time to get your Summer Bucket List ready.   A Summer Bucket List is a great way to… Read More


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Minor leagues, major fun with the Springfield Cardinals

May 16, 2019

There was a time when summers in Springfield were, sadly, without baseball. But in 2005 the Cardinals landed at Hammons Field, bringing Texas League baseball and 70 games filled with family fun to Downtown Springfield. The 2019 season opened in early April, but there are still plenty of home games left this summer — plenty… Read More


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Spoil your mother in Downtown Springfield

May 09, 2019

Does your mom deserve some special treatment this Mother’s Day? If the answer is yes — and it probably is — then Downtown Springfield is the place to take her. With fine dining, fun activities and great shopping, she’s sure to find something she likes. Here are our suggestions for making this the best Mother’s… Read More


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Artsfest A to Z

May 02, 2019

Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street returns for its 39th year May 4-5. The festival has grown and evolved over time, so you can always expect to see something new. Here’s an A-to-Z rundown on what to expect in 2019. A Art, and lots of it. You can buy it, watch it being made, listen to… Read More