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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

Business Resources

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