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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...

Jumanji

This year’s free Movies at Founders Park kicks off with the classic adventure Jumanji. The film is screened outdoors starting at dusk and concessions are available. Don’t forget to bring along...

Melted Crayon Art

Kids learn to make colorful art using melted crayons at this Nixa Art Zone workshop. The artsy event is $15 per child. Register your youngsters here.

Webster County Fair

Take a spin on classic carnival rides and feast on grub like fried catfish at the Webster County Fair. The fun runs through Saturday and includes festivities like a demolition derby, rodeo and...

Fourth of July Fun

Fourth of July Fun Celebrate the USA at Big Cedar Lodge’s annual Independence Day celebration featuring a picnic, family activities and a spectacular fireworks show. Learn about this and other...

Journey in Concert

Rock out to tunes like “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Any Way You Want It” at Journey’s first 417-land concert in nearly four decades. Get tickets to the iconic group’s show here.

Fourth of July Celebration

Fourth of July Celebration Celebrate America at Chateau on the Lake’s Fourth of July bash. Fill up on all-you-can-eat barbecue, listen to live tunes and watch fireworks light up the sky over...

Family Camp at Bass Pro

Family Camp at Bass Pro Kids try out skills like archery and fishing at Bass Pro Shop’s free family summer camp. Themed around outdoor recreation and education, the mini expo also offers...

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  1. Why Pickleball is the New “It” Sport
    The number of places to play pickleball has doubled since 2010. Digital Director Dayle Duggins...
  2. Fall Festivals: 25 Way to Celebrate Fall Fun in 417-land
    We’ve rounded up the most delightful, most bizarre and most timeless fests around to add to...
  3. Republic’s Scuffed Edge Flea Market
    At Scuffed Edge in Republic, one creative maven shares her passion for refurbishing home decor.
  4. Goat Yoga is Your New Favorite Workout
    Our managing editor got bendy with some goats, and somehow among their bleats and bucks, her...
  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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