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A red jumpsuit worn by Elvis Presley and an acoustic guitar on display at History Museum on the Square
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Get historical in Downtown Springfield at History Museum on the Square

July 09, 2020

The No. 1 New Attraction in the United States is right here in Downtown Springfield. And, after a temporary closure, it’s open again and telling the Queen City’s history once again. The History Museum on the Square reopened its doors with some limitations. Maximum visitor capacity is 150, and guests are asked to wear masks… Read More

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Moxie Cinema prepares to reopen to the public

July 02, 2020

Movie lovers, hang in there. It will be time to rejoice soon. Moxie Cinema, Downtown Springfield’s community-supported arthouse theater, will be opening its doors again soon. But not just yet. Mike Stevens and crew had hoped and planned for a July 10 reopening, but are shifting plans after a surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide. That… Read More

Children do a science experiment at the Discovery Center
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The Discovery Center is pivoting again, and they need your help!

June 25, 2020

The Discovery Center is once again pivoting and is reopening its doors! A special Members-Only Welcome Day is scheduled for June 26. The Discovery Center invites the public to join them June 27 and beyond. The Discovery (Childcare) Center The Center has been closed to public visitors for the last 14 weeks while it operated… Read More

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Downtown Springfield Association statement on diversity and inclusion, June 2020

June 19, 2020

Downtown Springfield is where our community comes together in good times and bad. In light of recent events, the Downtown Springfield Association feels it’s important for us to say that our neighborhood is for everyone and Black lives matter to the DSA. Park Central Square is an open and visible forum for the exercise of… Read More

A father eats lunch with his children at Springfield Brewing Company
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Downtown Springfield is ready to help you celebrate Dad

June 18, 2020

Did Father’s Day sneak up on you this year? Don’t worry. We won’t tell him. There’s still plenty of time to make sure he feels spoiled on his big day. There are also plenty of businesses open in Downtown Springfield and ready to help. Here are some suggestions for you. Brunching, Eating, Drinking Cooking isn’t… Read More

Logo for Taste of SoMo: The Virtual Edition
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Taste of SoMo returns in June — but it will look a little different this year.

June 04, 2020

Taste of SoMo, Springfield’s premier culinary event, has always celebrated our local restaurants, good food and community. That will not change in 2020. The format, however, will. This year’s Taste of SoMo will not be a sampling event on a packed Park Central Square. Instead, the Downtown Springfield Association, SGC Foodservice and Ozarks Food Harvest… Read More

The fountain in Park Central Square with a cloudy sky behind it
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Don’t let the rain wash away your Memorial Day Weekend fun!

May 22, 2020

The forecast for Memorial Day Weekend 2020 looks very gray. And rainy. Not an ideal weekend for the lake or grilling out. But you can still relax and enjoy the holiday in Downtown Springfield. Here are a few options. Food More and more Downtown restaurants have returned to dine-in seating, respectively distanced of course. Get… Read More

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Downtown restaurants, businesses are ready for Mother’s Day!

May 08, 2020

We at the Downtown Springfield Association shudder to think where we’d be without the mothers in our lives. Do you feel the same way? Then let’s spoil these special people Sunday, May 10. Here are some recommendations to help this Mother’s Day. Food Don’t make mom cook! Many Downtown restaurants are open again with limited… Read More

Logos for PaPPo's Pizza 4 Heroes and Springfield Brewing Company's Pint of Thanks programs
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Help the heroes in Downtown Springfield

April 23, 2020

Here’s a message to all healthcare workers and first responders: Downtown Springfield loves you! Several downtown businesses are doing what they can to say thank you to everyone on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. Some are offering special deals for workers, while others are providing opportunities to help donate food, coffee and even beer… Read More

Logo for the Mother's Industry Support Fund
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Share the love with the Mother’s Industry Support Fund!

April 16, 2020

The logo for Mother’s Brewing Company includes a heart. It’s more than just a clever bit of design. The Downtown Springfield brewery has long made it a priority to give back to the community. Now, with so many in the hospitality industry struggling, they’re giving back even more with the Mother’s Industry Support Fund. Mother’s… Read More