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Alice in Wonderland Workshop

Little ones dance, play games, make crafts and more at Springfield Ballet’s workshop for 3- to 8-year-olds. Themed around Alice in Wonderland, the day also includes a reading of the classic...

Insane Inflatable 5K

Conquer giant inflatable obstacles at the Insane Inflatable 5K at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park. It’s $65 when you register in advance and $75 the day of. Sign up for the wacky run here.

Rock’n Ribs

Feast on ribs from 80 teams going head-to-head at the Rock'n Ribs BBQ Festival. Come back Saturday for more meaty fare, tons of live music and a kids play zone. It’s $10 at the gate, and...

Festival of Wonder

Take in showstopping performances by acrobats, flamenco dancers, a lightening-fast painter and other acts at Silver Dollar City’s brand-new Festival of Wonder. Admission to the festival is...

Picnic Pairings

Picnic Pairings Snack on tasty, portable fare paired with several vino varieties at the Republic Macadoodle’s picnic-themed wine tasting. It’s $10 at the door. Call 417-732-4453 to RSVP.

Leftovers Makeover

Leftovers Makeover Pick up tricks to transform boring leftovers into creative new meals at Price Cutter’s Weeknight Leftovers Makeover cooking class. Snag tickets here.

Life on the Links

Few locales exhibit the natural beauty of the Ozarks like Branson’s golf courses. With world-class fairways, Branson is a top destination for professional and recreational golfers alike.

An Ozarks Empire

Bass Pro Shops founder John L. Morris has made his mark in the Branson area. Find out what drew the Missouri magnate to Branson, what new developments are planned for the region and why he will...

Win a Titanic Branson Family Pass

Take this seaworthy quiz to see which ocean suits your vacation style and automatically be entered to win a family pass to Titanic Branson. Enter to win now!

Easter Egg-citement

Celebrate Easter by brunching it up at spots like Houlihan’s and Fire & Ice Restaurant & Bar. Then head to High Street Baptist Church for its infamous Easter egg helicopter drop that scatters...

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