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Downtown Business Spotlight

Get in the holiday shopping spirit at Christmas On Campbell

November 08, 2018

Low temperatures are slipping past the freezing point and snow is in the forecast. Are you starting to catch the holiday spirit? Indulge it from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Christmas On Campbell Holiday Gallery Walk and Holiday Open Houses in Downtown Springfield. And you can support local artists and crafters while you’re… Read More


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Calling all artists: Apply now for Artsfest 2019!

November 01, 2018

Imagine a beautiful, tree-lined street. On either side sit historic Victorian homes. Roaming the sun-splashed asphalt are more than 20,000 art lovers of all ages. And there you are showing off your art at Southwest Missouri’s best art festival. Now quit imagining! Head to zapplication.org and submit your application for Artsfest on Historic Walnut Street,… Read More


New Downtown Springfield Association intern Rachel McGrath
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McGrath joins DSA team, more internship opportunities available

October 25, 2018

Rachel McGrath is like a lot of students who move to Springfield for college. She learned about the Downtown Springfield Association thanks to a fantastic fall festival. “My first experiences with DSA was attending Cider Days with a few girls from my dorm, who are now my roomates,” McGrath, a St. Louis native, said. “I’ve… Read More


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Downtown Business Spotlight

Treat yourself this fall in Downtown Springfield

October 18, 2018

Fall has arrived in Downtown Springfield, and not in a subtle way. Cooler temperatures. Rainy skies. Chilly winds. A lot of folks are in need of a pick-me-up. There are plenty of ways to treat yourself at any of Downtown Springfield’s retailers. Here are just a few. New gear from 5 Pound Apparel The new… Read More


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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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Downtown Business Spotlight   |   News Stories

“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