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Get heart healthy, snap selfies, win prizes in the #MoveMoreSGF Scavenger Hunt

April 04, 2019

Downtown Springfield is loaded with incredible selfie spots. The butterfly wings. The Springfield mural. The Park Central Square Fountain. The Systematic drive thru. The Hotel Vandivort bathroom. Etc. etc. etc. The American Heart Association is giving downtown 12 more selfie spots in April. It’s part of Move More Month and your snapshots could win you… Read More


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Step up your Artsfest game. Become a Patron!

March 28, 2019

The Artsfest on Walnut Street experience is being elevated in 2019. This year’s festival, May 4-5, brings with it a chance for you to become a Patron and unlock a higher level of fun. That will encompass several new perks, including — drum roll, please — air conditioned bathrooms and special parking! Here’s an FAQ… Read More


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We’re hiring an Events Manager!

March 27, 2019

Are you an expert at organizing community events? Are you passionate about Downtown Springfield? We want to talk to you! 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… Read More


Three filmmakers share a laugh onstage during the Rated SGF Film Festival
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Five reasons Rated SGF is the celebration you can’t miss this weekend

March 21, 2019

We like to remain humble in Downtown Springfield. That said, we do throw a pretty good party. Our resume includes Artsfest, Cider Days and Taste of SoMo, after all. This weekend we’ll throw another great party, Rated SGF, March 22-23 at the Historic Fox Theatre. It’s our film festival, in its second year of existence,… Read More


A carGo courier delivers a package to an office
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carGO Brings On-Demand Restaurant Food, Alcohol, Rides, and Small Package Delivery to Springfield

March 19, 2019

carGO, a Missouri-based provider of on-demand restaurant food, alcohol, rides, and small package delivery is launching in Springfield. Unlike similar services carGO is homegrown, customer-driven, and operates a local network operations center and office in downtown Springfield. “We want to be THE go-to partner when a Springfield restaurant wants to deliver local eats, a business… Read More


A David Bowie St. Patrick marches in the Downtown Springfield St. Patrick's Day Parade
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One “Weekend Update” isn’t enough to tell you about St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Downtown Springfield

March 14, 2019

Every week we send out a “Weekend Update” email. (if you don’t already receive it for some strange reason, you can sign up here.) That email highlights four events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to help you plan your weekend. The hardest part of writing that email is deciding which four events to pick. There… Read More


An art gallery of small paintings on Post-it Notes
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Tiny, affordable art to make a big impact at Rosette Studios’ Miniature Art Show

February 28, 2019

Art should be accessible. Art should be for everyone. And it definitely is at the Miniature Art Show, hosted by Rosette Studios. You can get a sneak peek at the show, and build your art collection, Feb. 28 from 6-9 p.m. The show runs through April. “Rosette Studios has hosted the Mini Art Show three… Read More


A barista makes an espresso drink at The Potter's House Downtown
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The Potter’s House Downtown adds coffee, ministry to the downtown community

February 22, 2019

Downtown Springfield’s reputation as a coffee hot spot is well known. Its illustrious list of shops has grown by one well-known local name. The Potter’s House Downtown is now open at 420 West College Street, right across the street from Regal Cinema College Station 14. Its hours are 1-8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Coffee enthusiasts… Read More


A young child looks through the hole in an astronaut cutout
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Find out-of-this-world experiences at The Discovery Center

February 14, 2019

The guests visiting the Discovery Center have been — quite literally in some cases — out of this world. Downtown Springfield’s interactive, hands-on science museum welcomes another big star this Saturday, Feb. 16. That’s when the Cat in the Hat returns for Seuss Science Day. The star of books, cartoons and movies has been entertaining… Read More


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Valentine’s Day Emergency Shopping Guide

February 07, 2019

Valentine’s Day is one week away. Did you forget? Do. Not. Panic. We’re here to help. There are plenty of places to get your special someone a Valentine’s Day gift in Downtown Springfield. If you’re in a pinch, check out these suggestions in our Valentine’s Day Emergency Shopping Guide. Pamper your love at SOAP Refill… Read More