Tour beautiful homes, and find inspiration for your next project at the HBA Parade of Homes. Click here to plan your tour route and purchase tickets. You’ll be automatically entered to win a washer and dryer from Metro Appliances & More!
Keep your summer diet on track, and learn all about superfoods with MaMa Jean's Natural Market. Learn simple ways to incorporate nutrient-dense foods into your everyday meals. Call 417-862-0135 to register.
Beat the summer heat, and see "Penguins of Madagascar" for just $2 during B&B Theatre’s Kids Summer Series. Every Tuesday through Thursday through July, the theater shows family friendly films for cheap! Get your tickets here.
Grab the family, and head to the Lucas Oil Monster Truck Nationals at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Get there early for a chance to meet the drivers, get autographs and take photos of the drivers and trucks. Get tickets here.
Soak up sun and snow this Saturday at SnowFest. Kids of all ages climb, slide and build snowmen in a mountain of snow at Mediacom Ice Park. The free event also features entertainment, interactive games and more.
Kiss sugar goodbye this Thursday at the free Not So Sweet: Sugar Addiction class. Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture touches on healthy ways to decrease your sugar intake, how to recognize different sugars and more. Register here.
Cocktail hour has returned in grand form, so it’s time to treat your guests to some seasonal-inspired tinctures. 417-land wedding experts are here to share the latest cocktail trends and a few words of wisdom about the post-wedding happy hour.
By Ettie Berneking | Photographed by Kevin O'Riley | Styled by Abby Gust
Get your country fix this Wednesday at KTTS’s June Jam starring Maddie and Tae, Brothers Osborne and Cam. Get up close to the artists and hear the stories behind their songs. Snag tickets to the acoustic show here.
Celebrate 417-landers who devote their time and energy to volunteering at the Gift of Time Luncheon. The Council of Churches of the Ozarks event honors 10 winners along with one youth winner. Call 417-862-3586 for tickets.
Sweat out those weekend sins this Sunday at Farmers Park’s Fitness Collective. This week features a self defense class and a workout from CrossFit RTB. Grab your favorite fitness buddy, and try something new!
Chow down on some crawdads while helping protect 417-land’s waters at the River Jam & Crawdad Boil. Enjoy live music, cold craft beer from Springfield Brewing Company, a variety of food and more. See you there!
Grab your girlfriends, and enjoy Girl’s Night Out benefiting Harmony House. The event features a fashion show, massages, mini manicures, fitness class demos, appetizers and more. Have a little fun while helping raise money to shelter local women and children.
Grab lunch downtown, and enjoy a free concert from Springfield Little Theatre’s young artists, the Landers Lads. Founders Park transforms into a concert venue every Hump Day through June 24. Bring a blanket, and enjoy!
Beat the summer heat, and see Lego Movie for just $2 during B&B Theatre’s Kids Summer Series. Every Tuesday through Thursday through July, the theater shows family friendly films for cheap! Get your tickets here.
Make Monday magical, and let your little one learn how to juggle like a superhero! Kids try their hand at juggling, plate spinning, yo-yo tricks and more as Laughing Matters provides expert instruction. Call 417-882-0714 to register your mini magician.
Become one with nature this Sunday, and learn how to start fires without matches and butane at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. End the day with a nice hike once you've mastered fire-making!
Grab your four-legged friend, and head to Macadoodles for the Bark & Brew Fest. The dog-friendly craft beer tasting features food, live music and prizes. Plus, all proceeds raised benefit Greyhound Pets of America-Springfield!
Get artsy, and celebrate the opening reception of Watercolor USA at the Springfield Art Museum. Treat your eyes to beautiful watercolor works from artists across the country. It’s the perfect pit stop before a date night dinner!
Give your little athlete quality sports training at The Zone Sports Camp. Kids choose from baseball, volleyball and soccer tracks, and receive guidance from former college players and coaches. The best part: It’s free! Sign up here.
Meet the 20 lovely ladies selected as finalists for 417 Magazine’s 10 Most Beautiful Women presented by Dr. Bharat Shah of Mercy Clinic Medical Spa. Read all about their passions, personalities and community involvement, then cast your vote for your favorites through June 5 here!
Zone in on some Zen this Sunday at Yoga in the Park. Practice a number of poses with fellow yogis and the week’s featured instructor at Phelps Grove Park while taking in the sights and sounds of nature.
Chow down on Chinese at Springfield Sertoma’s Cashew Craze. Sample cashew chicken, egg rolls, fried rice, crab Rangoons and a variety of other dishes. The event also features a kid’s area, gaming area and a karaoke contest.
Travel back to the ‘70s with the Steve Miller Band. The classic rock band takes over the O’Reilly Family Event Center to belt out some of their most famous tunes including “Fly Like an Eagle,” and “Take the Money and Run.” Snag tickets here.
Grab a friend, and kick off summer at the best happy hour ever! Enjoy specials on Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, light apps by Metropolitan Farmer, live music and a chance to win a canoe and more. Enter to win killer prizes here.
Park yourself at Founders Park this Wednesday afternoon for a free lunchtime concert. Fishing for Saturday, a band of young musicians, hits the stage to play rock and pop music. Bring a lawn chair, and enjoy a relaxing lunch break.
Kick back, relax and enter to win a pillow-top hammock and stand from Outdoor Rooms by Design. An $800 value, the handcrafted setup is sure to complete your backyard and make your summer sweeter than ever! Enter here.
Celebrate Memorial Day while rooting the Springfield Cardinals on to victory at Hammons Field. The Redbirds take on the Arkansas Travelers during $1 toasted ravioli night. Slap on some red, and enjoy the game!
Get artsy this Saturday at the Springfield Art Museum’s House of Arts event. Help construct the House of Arts outdoor gallery, and then create murals and graffiti on the outside of the gallery walls. Legal graffiti? We’re in.
Channel some weekend zen at the second annual Ozark Mountain Yoga Festival. Held at a picturesque yoga shala in Arkansas, the event features local musicians, yoga teachers, craftsmen and more. Camp, climb or canoe the while you're there, too!
Wet your whistle, and get the weekend started at the White River Brewing Company Tasting. Enjoy a complimentary tasting and learn all about the brewing company’s new canned beer just in time for summer sipping. Cheers!
Start the weekend early at Parties at the Park. Sip on suds from the beer garden, enjoy live music, feast on food and stroll through the farmers' market. Make sure to check out the Rain Barrel Art Party while you’re there, too.
Make your way to Lindberg’s this Monday, and get your groove on with indie rock group Gringo Star. The group has been covered by the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, SPIN and others. It’s sure to be a great way to start the week!
End the weekend with a poolside party at GYNCA’s Tee Up Fore Teal Golf Tournament Kick Off Party. The Caddy Shack-themed event features food, beverages, an auction and more in memory of Cyndi Sullivan.
Soak up some sun and suds at the 5th Ever Mother’s Day Festival. Mother’s Brewing Company’s blissful backyard fills to the brim with live music, local brews, tasty food, local vendors and more. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and get comfy!
Do-si-do your way downtown to see country star Chase Rice live at The Gillioz Theatre. The "Ready Set Roll" singer promises to provide a high-energy show that just might be the best night of your entire life. Buy tickets here.
Grab your favorite beer buddy, and whet your whistles at MaMa Jean’s American Craft Beer Festival. Sample every craft beer you could ever dream of while enjoying discounted brewskis and snacks. The best part: It’s free!
Gear up in your best black and gold, and check out the Mizzou Coaches Caravan. Gary Pinkel, Kim Anderson and Mack Rhoades make an appearance while you enjoy food and drinks, photo ops, giveaways and more.
It’s Mother’s Day! Treat that lovely lady in your life to HOLA Sertoma’s 9th annual Mother’s Day Brunch. The fancy feast includes delicious food, complimentary mimosas, live string musicians and a flower for the ladies. Call or text 417-848-2044 to make a reservation.
Sip your Saturday away at Brown Derby International Wine Center's Craft Beer Festival. Grab a glass and your pals, and start sampling more than 100 craft beers from across the country along with limited-release brews.
Tap into your entrepreneurial spirit at the SPIN66 Innovation Summit. The event focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation in southwest Missouri through inspiring speakers, a pitch competition, networking and a variety of activities. Register to attend here.
Bust out your sombrero, and head to Farmers Park for the Cinco de Mayo Party benefiting Friends of the Zoo and Springfield Sister Cities Association. Dance the night away to live music while enjoying food and drinks. Get tickets here.
Kick off the week with a little happy hour action at Patton Alley Pub’s First Mother’s Monday. Enjoy Mother’s Brewing Company’s usual beers along with its blood orange-infused Pulp Fiction. Grab a friend, and enjoy!
Get artsy this Sunday at Artsfest, Southwest Missouri’s largest fine arts festival. Grab your family and friends for a day of art, performances, food, kid’s hands-on activities and more on Historic Walnut Street. See you there!
Put on your best derby duds, and head to Springfield Workshop Foundation’s Kentucky Derby Gala. The fifth annual event features an afternoon of food, fashion and, of course, a simulcast of races at Churchill Downs.
Head downtown this Friday night for an action-packed evening of First Friday Art Walk and The Avett Brothers live. Visit 25 Art Walk venues packed with arts, activities, performances and more, then head to the Shrine Mosque for some live tunes. Snag tickets here.
Prepare your taste buds for Cinco de Mayo this Thursday at Macadoodles' High-End Tequila Tasting. The lineup includes Milagro and Montelobos Mezcal along with perfectly paired appetizers. Call 417-883-9000 to get your ticket!
Listen to some live tunes this Wednesday, as Neutral Milk Hotel hits the stage at The Gillioz Theatre. The indie-rock band is known for its experimental sound, obscure lyrics and eclectic instrumentation. Purchase tickets here.
Veg out this Tuesday at MaMa Jean’s Natural Market’s spring veggies cooking class at Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture. Learn how to prep crops for light, fresh and vibrant meals. Click here to register!
Spend Sunday on the links at the championship round of the Legends of Golf tournament. Legendary pros tee of at Top of the Rock to see who will take home the win. Practice your golf clap, and prepare for some amazing play. Get tickets here.
Slap on your best bib, and head to the 16th annual Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival. The event features mouthwatering barbecue samples, live music, beer, a kid’s play zone and more. The best part: Proceeds benefit seven local children’s charities!
Hang out with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs this Friday as Springfield Ballet presents Snow White. The classic whimsical tale features all of your family's favorite characters and breathtaking ballet. Call 417-869-1334 for tickets.
Chef Wesley Johnson of Metropolitan Farmer leads this month’s 417 Magazine Cooking Class and takes guests on a journey through delicious locally inspired flavors—each one paired with the perfect wine. If you can’t make it to the class to see Chef Johnson in action, then use the recipes in this magazine to try the dishes out at home.
Eat, drink and rub elbows with 417-land’s biggest game changers at 417 Magazine’s 10th annual 20 Under 30 Party presented by Drury University. Enjoy a cocktail hour, hors d’oeurves, live music by The Swivel Sisters, wine pours and so much more. Purchase tickets here!
Nerd out this Wednesday, and check out Friends of the Library’s spring book sale. A tradition since 1985, the sale has massive sale helps raise funds to support the Springfield–Greene County Library District. Don’t forget to bring cash!
Hit Tuesday with your best shot, and head downtown to see Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo live at The Gillioz Theatre. The husband-wife-duo takes the stage to perform tunes including “Heartbreaker” and “Love is a Battlefield.” Purchase tickets here.
Mother’s Day is May 10! Moms, reward yourselves for all your hard work, and enter to win Esthetiques Skincare Spa & Clinic’s Mother’s Day Spa Sweepstakes. One lucky winner will receive a spa package valued at more than $200! Enter here.
Grab your girlfriends, and run your hearts out this Sunday at the Go Girl Run. It’s Springfield’s only all-women’s half marathon and 5K run/walk event. Lace up those running shoes, and make it a Sunday well-spent! Register to run here.
Kick back at Ebbets Field this Saturday night at Burgers & Cheers benefiting Child Advocacy Center. Enjoy burgers, drinks, live music, games, raffles, colorful emcee commentary from 417 Magazine’s Dylan Whitaker. See you there!