May 2017

Hummingbird Hike

06/11/17

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 conservation purposes. Call 417-888-4237 to register.

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River Jam

06/10/17

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 in along with your favorite blankets and chairs to relax by the river.

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The Addams Family

06/09/17

The Addams Family

Head downtown to see Springfield Little Theatre’s rendition of everyone’s favorite creepy clan, The Addams Family. Watch as Wednesday Addams’ love interest pays a humorous visit the family of misfits. Call 417-869-1334 for tickets.

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Wine Tasting & Tapas

06/08/17

Wine Tasting & Tapas

Give thirsty Thursday the attention it deserves at Vino Cellar’s Tasting & Tapas. Maritime Wine Trading Collective talks about its wineries while you sip vino and snack on tapas. Reserve your spot here.

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Vote for the 10 Most Beautiful Women

06/07/17

Vote for the 10 Most Beautiful Women

Vote for the 10 Most Beautiful Women Every year, we ask readers to nominate women who embody true beauty through their personalities, huge hearts and community involvement for 417 Magazine’s 10 Most Beautiful Women. Read about the finalists, then vote for your favorites!

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Harry Potter Trivia Night

06/06/17

Harry Potter Trivia Night

Wizards and muggles face off at 417 Taphouse’s free Harry Potter trivia night. The contest draws on the magical series along with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. There’s also a costume competition, so come dressed as your favorite character.

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Rosé Day

06/04/17

Rosé Day

Try rosé wines from around the world at Cherry Picker Package x Fare’s tasting event celebrating the summery drink. Play yard games and snack on tacos while sampling the vino. It’s $6 for full-glass servings or $3 for half-glass servings.

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Ride On Race

06/03/17

Ride On Race

Pedal for a purpose at the annual Ride On bike race benefiting Abilities First, which aids those with developmental disabilities in Greene County. Stop by the after party for food, beer and live entertainment. Register for the race here.

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Cardinals vs. San Antonio

06/02/17

Cardinals vs. San Antonio

Cheer on the Springfield Cardinals as they take on the San Antonio Missions at Hammons Field. Stay after the final inning for a fireworks show set to movie soundtracks. Buy tickets here.

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Julianne & Derek Hough Live

06/01/17

Julianne & Derek Hough Live

Julianne and Derek Hough of Dancing with the Stars strut their stuff at the Springfield stop of their tour. The superstar siblings’ show incorporates hip-hop, jazz, salsa, ballroom and other dance styles. Pick up tickets here.

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Where's 417? May 2017

05/31/17

Where's 417? May 2017

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The In Party

05/31/17

The In Party

Mix and mingle with the in crowd at Hotel Vandivort’s In Party. Enjoy discounted drinks and appetizers from The Order as you listen to 83 Skidoo perform and admire works by local artist Natalie Wiseman.

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Moana Candy Class

05/30/17

Moana Candy Class

Kids taste the tropics at Bon Bon’s Candy House’s Moana-themed candy-making class. They’ll learn to craft tasty treats like gummy fruit kabobs and a Maui necklace. Call 417-883-3900 to register your youngster.

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Bluegrass & BBQ

05/29/17

Bluegrass & BBQ

Come hungry for smoked meats and music at Silver Dollar City’s Bluegrass & BBQ. Watch demos by barbecue pros and browse a variety of sauces between bluegrass shows. Day passes or season passes get you into the festival.

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ZZ Top

05/28/17

ZZ Top

Watch the Little Ol' Band from Texas famous for songs like “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Legs” rock out at the tour’s Springfield stop. Pick up tickets to the Juanita K. Hammons Hall show here.

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British Street Party

05/27/17

British Street Party

The British are coming to London Calling Pasty Company’s British Street Party featuring bagpipers, Irish dancers, a Beatles tribute band and more. The day benefits Diaper Bank of the Ozarks, so bring a pack of diapers to donate.

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June Must-Visit: Lavender Falls Farm

05/26/17

June Must-Visit: Lavender Falls Farm

Sip lavender champagne, craft the day away and fill your Instagram feed with purple fields at Lavender Falls Farm just south of Nixa all of June.

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Hot Rod Huddle

05/26/17

Hot Rod Huddle

Check out hundreds of sweet rides at the Mid-America Street Rod Nationals. Festivities run all weekend and also include kids’ games, arts and crafts, Autocross and more. Tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for kids ages 6 to 12, and free for 6-year-olds and younger.

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It's Lake Season!

05/25/17

It's Lake Season!

Memorial Day weekend means it's finally lake season! Get inspired by all the drinks, snacks and decor you need for your weekends by the water. Brought to you by 417's Right at Home newsletter.

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Memorial Day Fireworks | ZZ Top | Friday Flix at Mother's

05/25/17

Memorial Day Fireworks | ZZ Top | Friday Flix at Mother's

Brought to you by 417 Magazine's Weekend Pass newsletter.

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Bat Watching

05/25/17

Bat Watching

Kids hit the trails in search of bats at Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s Acro-Bats event. Perfect for 7- to 12-year-olds, the educational excursion teaches youngsters about the flying mammals’ habits and importance to the ecosystem. Register by calling 417-888-4237.

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Candle-Making Class

05/24/17

Candle-Making Class

Learn to craft a soy citronella candle at this hands-on Art Inspired class. The finished product will help keep pesky bugs away this summer. Materials are included, but don’t forget to BYOB! Call 417-868-8084 to reserve a spot.

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Hog Tide Bar-B-Que opens in Aurora and Kimberling City

05/23/17

Hog Tide Bar-B-Que opens in Aurora and Kimberling City

Drew McNatt’s barbecue has won hundreds of titles and several grand championship awards, and you can get a taste of it yourself at his new restaurant and food truck.

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Almonds Cooking Class

05/23/17

Almonds Cooking Class

Go nuts at Price Cutter’s All About Almonds cooking class. Learn to whip up items like blueberry almond overnight oats and gluten-free chocolate chunk cookies. Plus, go home with almond samples. Register for the free class here.

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Butterfly Workshop

05/22/17

Butterfly Workshop

Float over to Itty Bitty City with your little ones for its Butterfly Workshop featuring games and activities like painting a butterfly house. Buy tickets here or call 417-202-2025.

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Cashew Craze

05/21/17

Cashew Craze

Cashew Craze Chow down on 417-land’s signature dish and other Asian fare at Springfield Sertoma Club’s Cashew Craze. After feasting, vote for which restaurant made your favorite dishes. There’s also live music, plus face painting and inflatables for little ones. Snag tickets here.

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Mother’s Day Festival

05/20/17

Mother’s Day Festival

Sip beer, listen to live local bands and munch on fare from spots like FireLight Pizza Company and Twisted Mike’s at Mother’s Brewing Company’s annual Mother’s Day Festival. It’s $10 at the gate and free for kids ages 15 and younger.

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Glow Run and Dance Party

05/19/17

Glow Run and Dance Party

Kiddos race through crazy obstacles at Cherish Kids’ glow run and dance party. The fun also includes bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, a dunk tank, marshmallow roasting and a fireworks finale. Register here.

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Springfield’s Getaway Golf Debuts

05/18/17

Springfield’s Getaway Golf Debuts

Experience global destinations right in the Ozarks at Getaway Golf, 417-land’s newest mini golf attraction.

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Askinosie Birthday Bash

05/18/17

Askinosie Birthday Bash

Celebrate Askinosie Chocolate’s sweet success at its free 10th birthday bash. Sample chocolates, sip Mother’s Brewing Company beer, make your own Andy’s Frozen Custard ice cream bars, listen to live music and more.

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Cocktail Class

05/17/17

Cocktail Class

Pick up recipes, techniques and tips for crafting killer cocktails at Cellar + Plate’s hands-on mixology class. It’s $20 to take part and light appetizers are included. Call 417-894-2003 to reserve a spot.

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Bike to Work Week

05/16/17

Bike to Work Week

Shift to gears and commute on two wheels during Bike to Work Week. Log your rides throughout the week for a chance to win prizes like a stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Houlihan’s gift cards and more.

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Pork University

05/15/17

Pork University

Pig out at Pork University with Gettin’ Basted. An award-winning pit master teaches you how to prep and smoke pork to perfection. The class is $65 per person. Call 417-231-4445 to RSVP.

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Yoga in the Park

05/14/17

Yoga in the Park

Relax and unwind at this outdoor, all-skills yoga class held weekly in Phelps Grove Park. Be sure to bring along a mat or blanket. Donations are encouraged.

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Springfield Coffee Fest

05/13/17

Springfield Coffee Fest

Wake up and smell the coffee at Springfield Coffee Fest benefitting Missouri Safe and Sober. Listen to live music and sip on samples from The Coffee Ethic, Heroes Coffee Company and others in 417-land’s bean scene. Buy tickets here.

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Tie-Dye Night

05/12/17

Tie-Dye Night

Show your true colors at Art Zone’s hands-on tie-dye craft night. It’s $4 if you bring a T-shirt and $8 to buy one that evening. All ages are welcome. For more info, call 417-224-9816.

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Fyre Fiasco: How we survived Fyre Festival

05/11/17

Fyre Fiasco: How we survived Fyre Festival

How Springfield's Lakyn and Taylor Moore survived the disastrous Fyre Festival in the Bahamas. Hint: It involves stealing a waterlogged bed and eating Kraft singles.

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Alice in Wonderland

05/11/17

Alice in Wonderland

Journey down the rabbit hole during Springfield Ballet’s imaginative rendition of Alice in Wonderland. Purchase tickets to the whimsical production here or call 417-869-1334.

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Bird-Watching Walk

05/10/17

Bird-Watching Walk

Bird-Watching Walk Admire migratory birds at Springfield Conservation Nature Center’s free educational excursion. Learn about the species that come to 417-land before hitting the trails to find them. Don’t forget your binoculars! Call 417-888-4237 to RSVP.

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Give Ozarks Day

05/09/17

Give Ozarks Day

Show your love for 417-land by giving back during Give Ozarks, which raises funds for local nonprofits. Be sure to donate at 4:17 p.m. because 417 Magazine will give $2,000 to one randomly selected charity that receives a donation at that time.

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The Hill Opening, The Argentina Steakhouse Closing

05/08/17

The Hill Opening, The Argentina Steakhouse Closing

Chef Angel Kim is opening an all-you-can-eat Italian restaurant in Springfield that also offers weekend brunch. In turn, he will close The Argentina Steakhouse after 15 years.

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Garrison Keillor Live

05/08/17

Garrison Keillor Live

MONDAY, May 8 Hear A Prairie Home Companion creator Garrison Keillor share stories and wax poetic during his Springfield appearance. Buy tickets to the iconic performer and humorist’s show here.

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Spring Planting Festival

05/07/17

Spring Planting Festival

Browse thousands of seed varieties at Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company’s annual Spring Planting Festival featuring live music, kids activities, educational talks and more. It’s $5 for adults and free for kids 16 and younger.

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Artsfest

05/06/17

Artsfest

Artsfest Revel in 417-land’s art scene at Artsfest, southwest Missouri’s largest fine arts festival featuring works from 145 artists, more than 80 performances, food from local hot spots and hands-on kids activities. The festivities continue on Sunday. Get tickets here.

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5 Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

05/05/17

5 Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

Party it up at one of the Cinco De Mayo celebrations happening around town. Listen to live music aboard The Paddlewheel in Branson, head to Maria’s Mexican Restaurant for a new featured tequila every hour, salsa dance at Cantina Laredo and more.

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Vespa Kitchen Opens

05/04/17

Vespa Kitchen Opens

Pat Duran and Chef Peter Tinson have opened a breakfast and lunch joint next to Metropolitan Grill. The menu includes Bulletproof Coffee, cashew chicken-inspired chicken and waffles, a Pedialyte cocktail and more.

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Handbag Happy Hour

05/04/17

Handbag Happy Hour

THURSDAY, May 4 Handbag Happy Hour Treat yourself at The Hamels Foundation’s Handbag Happy Hour, a glamorous night featuring a silent auction with designer purses, plenty of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Plus, take part in a raffle for a Louis Vuitton handbag valued at more than $2,000. Register here.

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Buddy Guy Live

05/03/17

Buddy Guy Live

Sing the blues at Buddy Guy’s concert at the Gillioz Theatre. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is famous for songs like “First Time I Met the Blues” and “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Norman Jackson Band also joins the legendary guitarist. Get tickets here.

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Cutlery Class

05/02/17

Cutlery Class

Sharpen your knife skills at Hy-Vee’s Chef Culinary Series that focuses on cutlery. Get tips from chefs on how to slice and dice like a pro. It’s $15 to take part, and you can reserve a spot by calling 417-881-1950.

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Win Top of the Rock Tickets

05/01/17

Win Top of the Rock Tickets

Win four tickets to Top of the Rock’s Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum and explore 417-land’s fascinating past. Enter now through May 31! Read more about the museum here.

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Float Your Tote

04/26/17

Float Your Tote

Make sure your produce makes it home in the best shape possible with a market bag. Here's some of our favorites from local stores.

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