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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

Downtown Business Spotlight

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

Logo for Ozark Greenways' Bike Walk & Wheel Week 2019
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Get active and win stuff with Ozark Greenways’ Bike Walk & Wheel Week, May 12-17

April 25, 2019

We’ve got sidewalks, bus stops and bike racks in Downtown Springfield, and they’re not just there for decoration. In fact, they could help you win some prizes. Bike Walk & Wheel Week is May 12-17. Ozark Greenways puts on this celebration of active modes of transportation. Your participation will get you a free smoothie from… Read More

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Four ways to commemorate Earth Day in Downtown Springfield

April 18, 2019

Earth Day will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020, but don’t wait until next year to do something. You can take part in the 49th celebration right here in Downtown Springfield. From humble beginnings, Earth Day has grown into the largest secular observance in the world. More than a billion people around the world use… Read More

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Wanna Live Downtown? 10 Homes For Sale in the Heart of Springfield

April 11, 2019

Ever thought about living near Downtown Springfield? Love the thought of being so close to your favorite restaurants, theaters and shops? You’re not alone. Our friends at Murney Associates Realtors put together this list of 10 hot properties that can help make your downtown dreams come true. Check them out! The downtown area of Springfield… Read More

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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