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Cave Exploration

Youngsters see what lies beneath 417-land during guided nighttime tour of Giboney Cave. While exploring the cave, they’ll learn about rock formations, wildlife and more. Call 417-888-4237 to...

Moonlight Madness

Moonlight Madness Take a spin on your favorite Silver Dollar City coasters late into the night at Moonlight Madness. The fun runs through July 30 and also includes street dancers, nightly musical...

Outdoor Yoga Festival

Unwind at Phelps Grove Park during the True You Yoga Fest. Meet local instructors and try out various yoga styles at free sessions. Plus, fuel up with fresh fare from The Wheelhouse while scoping...

Dancing with the Stars Live

FRIDAY, July 21 Become star-struck from a night of dancing at Dancing with the Stars: Live. Glee star Heather Morris tears it up on stage along with other top-notch dancers. Get tickets here.

Sunflower Fest

Revel in floral fun at Golden Grove Farms’ inaugural sunflower festival. Snap photos in the fields, cut flowers, play games, craft and listen to live music nightly through July 21.

Wine Wars

WEDNESDAY, July 19 Wine Wars Put your palate to the test at Vino Cellar’s Wine Wars dinner. Sample two carefully paired wines with each of the meal’s three courses and then decide which vino...

Kids Musical Workshop

Little ones sing, dance and play musical instruments while learning social skills at Itty Bitty City’s Music Makers Club. The class is perfect for ages 2 and older. Book a spot for your youngster...

Win a Caribbean Cruise

Dreaming about the beach? Enter to win a Caribbean cruise plus $20,000 in other local goodies during 417 Magazine’s 31 Days of Giveaways. There a new prize every day in July including food,...

Play it Cool

Escape summer’s scorching temps with a road trip to some of the coolest swimming holes around. For awesome eats along the way, check out our guide to 25 delectable spots serving up mouthwatering...

Chalk & Arts Festival

Admire local artists’ vibrant chalk creations at ideaXfactory’s free Chalk & Arts Festival. Check out their work and listen to live music while your youngsters try their hand at activities like...

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  1. 25 Barbecue Road Trips
    We drove in all directions to visit the best barbecue joints around. Dig in for the delicious...
  2. Explore 28 Great Parks
    Make it your mission to explore as many of these state, national and local parks as you can this...
  3. The World’s Hottest Peppers are Grown in Strafford
    Pam Shelburn and her husband, Bill, grow some of the world’s hottest peppers in their garden in...
  4. Republic’s Scuffed Edge Flea Market
    At Scuffed Edge in Republic, one creative maven shares her passion for refurbishing home decor.
  5. Banh Mi Brings Flavors of Saigon to Springfield
    Are plain old sub sandwiches making you sad? Hoagies leaving you feeling ho-hum? Shake up your...
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