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Lavender Farm Visit

TUESDAY, June 20 Lavender Farm Visit Sip lavender champagne, nibble on snacks like meat and cheese trays and shop for lavender products at Lavender Falls Farm. Just south of Nixa, the farm is...

Parade of Homes

Experience some serious home envy at the Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield’s Parade of Homes. Admire gorgeous new houses around 417-land and pick up inspiration for your own home...

Summer Snow Fest

Kids play it cool and romp in a massive mountain of snow at Summer Snow Fest. The festivities also include live entertainment, interactive games, a bounce house, snowman-building contests and more.

Yoga on the Square

Relax and de-stress before the weekend at Yoga on the Square. The all-skills class is free to attend! Just grab your yoga mat and bring your bod to Park Central Square.

Parties at the Park

Play yard games and listen to live music at Farmers Park’s free Parties at the Park. Let your little ones frolic in the splash fountain between visits to the beer garden and lemonade stand. Plus,...

Animal Habitat Workshop

Kids discover how animals make their homes in the wild at the Fair Grove library’s Up in the Sky, Down in the Ground event. Dickerson Park Zoo staff talk about animal habitats and bring along...

Summer Cocktail Class

Learn to craft fruity, summery drinks at the Macadoodles’ Summer Cocktail Clinic. Sample the tasty concoctions as you discover the best ingredients and flavor combos. You’ll leave with recipe...

28 Great Parks

Make it your mission to visit nearby national, state and local parks this summer. Use our guide to 28 great parks to pick out which spots you want to explore.

Hummingbird Hike

Learn all about hummingbirds at Springfield Nature Conservation Center’s educational Summer Hummers excursion. Follow a birder as she attempts to capture and band birds for research and...

River Jam

Celebrate 417-land’s waterways at James River Basin Partnership’s River Jam. Finley River Park fills up for a full day of live music, fishing, live animals and a crawdad boil. Bring cash to get...

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