August 2017

Black Sheep's Magic Burger Bus

08/29/17

Black Sheep's Magic Burger Bus

The Jalili family's burger brainchild Black Sheep Burgers & Shakes is showing no signs of slowing down. A food truck just appeared on the scene and a drive-thru location on the east side of Springfield is anticipated to open this fall.

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Wine & Cheese Tasting

08/27/17

Wine & Cheese Tasting

Wine & Cheese Tasting Indulge your foodie side at Hy-Vee’s tasting night for two featuring a variety of vino paired with delicious cheeses. It’s $40 per couple to take part and also includes dinner. Call 417-881-1950 to reserve a spot.

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The Diva Dash

08/26/17

The Diva Dash

Diva Dash Celebrate girl power at the Diva Dash benefitting the Child Advocacy Center. The ladies-only event includes a 5K fun run and the Lil' Princess Run for ages 8 and younger. Register here.

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The Mystery Hour Returns

08/25/17

The Mystery Hour Returns

The Mystery Hour is back! See interviews with guests like Mutemath drummer Darren King and Convoy of Hope’s Jason Streubel, AKA Dr. Dirt, at the first live taping of the show’s seventh season. Local musicians like Sabrina and The Howlers will also be on hand. Get tickets here.

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Queen City Music Fest

08/24/17

Queen City Music Fest

Queen City Music Fest Rock out to local live music all weekend long at Queen City Shout. The music festival lineup includes performances by 50 southwest Missouri bands and musicians at Commercial Street venues. Day passes are $10, and passes for the whole fest are $20.

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Fused Glass Flowers

08/23/17

Fused Glass Flowers

Fused Glass Flowers Let your creativity blossom at this open studio session at Creative Escape Glass featuring fused-glass flowers. It’s $25, and you can reserve your spot by calling 417-693-4991.

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Peter Tinson Trades Vespa Kitchen for Oasis Convention Center

08/22/17

Peter Tinson Trades Vespa Kitchen for Oasis Convention Center

Tinson has claimed the title of executive chef at Oasis Hotel & Convention Center and Fire & Ice Restaurant & Bar, where he'll have his hands in restaurant operations, weddings and custom catering.

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City and Colour

08/22/17

City and Colour

See City and Colour strum and sing acoustic, folksy tunes in what we assume will be a super chill concert at the Gillioz Theatre. Folk-bluegrass musician Marlon Williams and his band open the show. Pick up tickets here.

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See the Solar Eclipse

08/21/17

See the Solar Eclipse

Don’t be left in the dark when the total solar eclipse is visible in 417-land. See the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon at a free Missouri State event, or sip beer and admire the spectacle at Mother’s Brewing Company’s viewing party benefiting Care to Learn.

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Outdoor Yoga

08/20/17

Outdoor Yoga

Outdoor Yoga Find your zen at Yoga in the Park, an outdoor yoga class in Phelps Grove Park that’s open to all ages and skill levels. Make sure to bring your own mat and a donation for the teacher of the week.

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Charity Bike Ride

08/19/17

Charity Bike Ride

Charity Bike Ride Cycle for a good cause at The Rainbow Network’s JoyRide, which benefits the group’s efforts to fight poverty in Nicaragua. Choose between 10-, 20-, 32- or 58-mile treks along the Frisco Highline Trail. Register here or call 417-889-8088.

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Italian Cooking Date Night

08/18/17

Italian Cooking Date Night

You look like you could use a date night. Get cooking with your sweetie at this Italian cooking class. Learn to roll pasta by hand, make pasta, shape bread and more before sitting down to an outdoor candlelight dinner. Pick up tickets here.

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Parties at Farmers Park

08/17/17

Parties at Farmers Park

Parties at Farmers Park Get a jump-start on the weekend at Farmers Park’s Parties at the Park. Stop by Houlihan’s beer garden, chow down on FireLight Pizza Company fare, play yard games and rock out to live tunes from Brookline Station.

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The Scoop on Silver Dollar City’s New Spinning, $26 Million Roller Coaster

08/16/17

The Scoop on Silver Dollar City’s New Spinning, $26 Million Roller Coaster

This morning, 417-land’s favorite theme park announced Time Traveler, the fastest, steepest and tallest complete-circuit spinning coaster in the world that will open in spring 2018.

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Sip and Collage

08/16/17

Sip and Collage

Sip and Collage Celebrate hump day with wine and crafts at Art Inspired’s Sip & Create class. Learn to make collages out of colorful pinecones, and be sure to BYOB! Call 417-868-8084 to sign up.

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Boozy Quiz Night

08/15/17

Boozy Quiz Night

Boozy Quiz Night Sip craft beer and test your smarts at Lost Signal Brewing’s free Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. Compete for prizes like brewery gift cards as you and your crew work your way through 70 multimedia questions about all sorts of topics.

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Inside Out Workshop for Kids

08/14/17

Inside Out Workshop for Kids

Kids explore their stage style at Springfield Little Theatre’s Inside Out-themed theater workshop. Ages 5 and older sing, dance, perform and participate in other activities inspired the beloved movie. Register your kiddo here.

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Springfield Bicycle Tour

08/13/17

Springfield Bicycle Tour

Springfield Bicycle Tour Take a Sunday spin through with Springfield Bicycle Tours. Head to spots like Phelps Grove and Rountree on the Homeland Tour, or cruise along Ozark Greenways trails on the Parks and Recreation excursion. Book a spot here, or call 417-421-8313.

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Tiki Feast

08/12/17

Tiki Feast

Tiki Feast Taste the tropics at Brown Derby’s tiki-themed cocktail dinner. Chow down on fare from Hula Hawaiian Kitchen while learning to craft summery drinks from Golden Girl Rum Club’s Rogan Howitt. Call 417-883-4066 to RSVP.

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Route 66 Festival

08/11/17

Route 66 Festival

Route 66 Festival Drool over muscle cars and antique vehicles as they cruise through downtown Springfield during the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival parade. Afterward, rock out at an outdoor concert featuring Big & Rich. See the full festival rundown here.

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10 For the Next 10

08/10/17

10 For the Next 10

10 for the Next 10 Hear from four changemakers who are carving out a new identity for 417-land at Biz 417’s B-School. Network over breakfast and meet panelists like The Mystery Hour’s Jeff Houghton and Scotch & Soda’s Joshua Widner. Get tickets here.

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Float Trip for Teens

08/09/17

Float Trip for Teens

Float Trip for Teens Teens explore 417-land waterways on this educational float trip. Perfect for ages 12 to 17, the outing includes drinks, lunch and transportation. Call 417-888-4237 to sign up your outdoors lover.

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Fuzzy Tacos Are Coming to 417-land

08/08/17

Fuzzy Tacos Are Coming to 417-land

All aboard the taco train! Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is opening three locations in southwest Missouri.

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Play with Clay

08/08/17

Play with Clay

Play with Clay Sculpt all kinds of creations at Play with Clay Day. The artsy event is $10 per person and drop-ins are welcome. Rosette Studios: Arts & Letters will pop your piece in the kiln, then you can come back later in the month to put your glaze on.

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Skee-Ball Tournament

08/07/17

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 against victors of other tournies in a year-end contest. Call 417-942-0958 for more info.

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Mystery Movie Month

08/06/17

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 showtimes and upcoming films here.

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Float Trip

08/05/17

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 more info, and register by August 2.

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Artwalk

08/04/17

Artwalk

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 extra energetic, catch the Springfield Cardinals as they take on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.

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Summer Shandy Tasting

08/03/17

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.

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Make Glass Jewelry

08/02/17

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.

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Where's 417? August 2017

08/01/17

Where's 417? August 2017

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Demolition Derby

08/01/17

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.

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Harry Potter Trivia Night

07/31/17

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 your favorite character. Sign up for the magical event here.

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