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Skee-Ball Tournament

Skee-Ball Tournament Sip craft beer and play ball at 417 Taphouse’s Skee Ball Tournament. Your $5 entry fee goes straight into the winner’s prize pool. The night’s champ will face off...

Mystery Movie Month

Mystery Movie Month Take in iconic Alfred Hitchcock flicks all month long during Moxie Cinema’s Essentials Series. Sunday’s screenings feature Rebecca, an Academy Award–winning thriller. See...

Float Trip

Float Trip Go with the flow on this overnight paddle trip on the Eleven Point River. The expedition is open to ages 16 and older. Bonus: transportation and gear is provided. Call 417-833-8647 for...


Kick off the weekend at First Friday Art Walk in downtown Springfield. Walk around to 21 participating locations for live music, hands-on activities, face painting and more. If you’re feeling...

Summer Shandy Tasting

Sip a variety of summery shandy brews at this Macadoodle’s beer tasting. Learn about the refreshing drink that blends beer and soft drinks like carbonated lemonade or orange juice.

Make Glass Jewelry

Create fused glass baubles at Creative Escape Glass’s open studio session. Pendants or earrings start at $9, or you can make a bracelet for $18. Call 417-693-499 to reserve a spot.

Demolition Derby

Spice up the beginning of your week at the Ozark Empire Fair. The grandstand hosts a demolition derby, figure 8 racing and a combine derby. Get tickets here.

Harry Potter Trivia Night

Harry Potter Trivia Night Wizards and muggles alike are welcome at this trivia night celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday. There’s also a costume contest, so head to Patton Alley Pub dressed as...

Ozark Empire Fair

Ozark Empire Fair Take a spin on carnival rides and feast on indulgent fair foods all weekend at the Ozark Empire Fair. The fun runs through August 5 and features classic concessions, concerts, a...

Craft Beer Bash

Craft Beer Bash Quench your weekend thirst and sample more than 100 beers at Springfield Springfield Craft Beer Bash. Hit the photobooth, see brewing demonstrations and catch new beer releases...

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    The number of places to play pickleball has doubled since 2010. Digital Director Dayle Duggins...
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    We’ve rounded up the most delightful, most bizarre and most timeless fests around to add to...
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    At Scuffed Edge in Republic, one creative maven shares her passion for refurbishing home decor.
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  5. 50 Things Every 417-Lander Must Do
    When do you know you’ve become fully initiated into your home? You can start by trying all the...
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