March 16, 12:30 PM
Jefferson Avenue Footbridge
Think your pet is the best in show? Animals will be judged based on originality, talent, stage presence and fun factor. Register your pet in for the contest online or in person. There's no entry fee and you've got until noon on the day of the event to sign up.
March 16, 2 PM–4 PM
Fair Grove Branch Library
Kindergartners and up can enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day themed craft and watch Darby O’Gill and the Little People, a Walt Disney classic. The library provides materials.
March 17, 3 PM–6 PM
Bring the kids along to watch this classic film on the big screen at the historic Gillioz Theatre. Don’t forget your ruby slippers because there is a costume contest! Grown-ups can also enjoy drink specials.
March 16, 9 PM–1:30 AM
Get your drink on at the Queen City Pub Crawl. $15 gets you into 15 different venues near downtown Springfield. Locations include Zan the Club, Dublin’s Pass, Big Whiskey’s, Bair’s, Boogie, Civil Kitchen, Ernie Bigg’s, Finnegan’s Wake, The Grove, Bubbles, Tropical Liqueurs, Front of House, The Ballroom, Vintage and Outland.
March 16, 10 PM–11 PM
Golden Girl Rum Club
Paul Cherry is joined by 417-lander Joe Misterovich for late night jams at The Golden Girl Rum Club, a recent Best of 417 winner for its creative cocktail menu. Paul Cherry blends ‘70s-inspired pop music with references to modern relationship issues, like text messages and tweets.