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Nine steps to playing the Downtown Open

October 11, 2018

The Downtown Open — presented by Central Bank of the Ozarks and Wil Fischer is this Saturday, Oct. 13. It will turn Downtown Springfield into a pop-up mini golf course, the first of its kind in the Queen City. Get your tickets now so you can play the Front Nine, the Back Nine or both. Then… Read More

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Downtown Springfield to host parade Dec. 8 with “Wonders of Christmas” theme

October 04, 2018

Readers of USA Today named Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium the No. 1 new attraction and the top aquarium in the country. The sparkling facility has captured the imaginations of children and adults from across the country. It has also inspired the theme of this year’s Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade. The… Read More

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Queen City’s growing music scene will shine at Springfield Jazz Festival

September 28, 2018

Country music’s roots run deep in southwest Missouri, but the Queen City of the Ozarks will show off its growing jazz music scene Saturday, Sept. 29, in Downtown Springfield. Systematic Savings Bank presents the ninth annual Springfield Jazz Festival, from noon-7 p.m. on two stages. This free events is a celebration of culture, diversity and,… Read More

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Fall means fun in Downtown Springfield

September 20, 2018

The forecast calls for cooler temperatures to come to the Ozarks, but Downtown Springfield isn’t ready to hibernate. Not by a longshot. This week kicks off a busy autumn on Park Central Square and it all starts tonight, Thursday, Sept. 20. Patio Parties 92.9 The Beat is throwing a free Thursday-night Patio Party on Park Central… Read More

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Here’s why Cider Days is the finest fall festival in the Ozarks

September 13, 2018

Temperatures in Springfield took a dip into the 60s this week, leaving many ready for fall. Autumn lovers are in luck: Cider Days on Historic Walnut Street returns Sept. 15 and 16. Cider Days, presented by CoxHealth, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. It’s the 21st anniversary for the fall festival, already beloved by… Read More

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“Where there is cake there is hope. And there is always cake.”

September 06, 2018

World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10. To mark the event, a special bake sale is coming to Downtown Springfield. Burrell Behavioral Health and Springfield bakers are working in collaboration with First Friday Art Walk to put on the 2nd Annual Depressed Cake Shop. The bake sale will take place Friday, Sept. 7, from noon-8… Read More

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Your 2018 guide to watching football in Downtown Springfield

August 30, 2018

September is here. That means it’s time for three things: football, football and more football. Missouri State kicks off the 2018 season Thursday, Aug. 30, with a 7 p.m. trip to Oklahoma State. Mizzou and Arkansas both host home games Saturday, Sept. 1, at 3 p.m. The Tigers play Tennessee-Martin. The Razorbacks play Eastern Illinois…. Read More

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Impress your friends with five facts about Park Central Square

August 29, 2018

You’ve been to countless events at Park Central Square. You’ve probably strolled through a few times on a gorgeous Ozarks evening.   But how much do you know about the centerpiece of Downtown Springfield? Here are five facts. The square is 183 years old. A Kickapoo chieftain gifted John Polk Campbell a good-sized tract of… Read More

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A Downtown Springfield back-to-school guide. For parents.

August 16, 2018

Back-to-school time can bring mixed emotions for parents. There’s the emotional strain of watching our babies grow up and move on to the next grade. There’s also the sigh of relief that comes with some freedom in our schedules during the day. If you’re looking to beat the blues or enjoy some me time, Downtown… Read More

Classic cars driving down Route 66 in Springfield
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Six ways to get your kicks at the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

August 09, 2018

A crowd of more than 53,000 people will come to Downtown Springfield Aug. 10-11 for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. That’s more people than live in nearby Nixa and Ozark combined. And there will be plenty to entertain everyone at the free event. We’re talking car and motorcycle shows, a BBQ Throwdown, 6.6K run,… Read More