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This Week in 417-Land

The very best things to do this weekend and beyond in 417-land. Updated every Thursday.

by Jamie Thomas

Jul 02 2020 at 8 a.m.

Red, white and blue fireworks
Photo courtesy ShutterstockFind the most fabulous fireworks in 417-land this fourth of July weekend.

Many of our local businesses are opening up again while still offering online alternatives to regular services. We’re using this blog to keep you updated and what’s happening while we’re all keeping our community healthy as we restart. All events are highly subject to change right now, so please make sure you double check event pages for dates and times. When you're heading to events, please make sure to stick to rules about physical distancing, hygiene and mask-wearing. If you know about anything that isn’t on this page, please let us know.

This Week: July 2–9

June 27–July 4: Where to Find Fireworks in 417-land

Multiple locations, times vary.

There are plenty of places to see dazzling displays of fireworks in southwest Missouri. Check out our blog for a full list.

June 27: Discovery Center Reopens

Discovery Center of Springfield, check for times and availability.

As of June 27, the Discovery Center is open to the public! Tickets are limited to help with social-distancing precautions, so if you’ve been looking for some edu-tainment for you family and a chance to get out of the house, make sure to call ahead.

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July 1: Dolly Parton's Stampede Opens

Dolly Parton's Stampede, Branson, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend than with Dolly? Dolly Parton’s Stampede reopened on July 1st with some health precautions in place. Check out the website for full details.

July 3: Guided Hike + Ice Cream

37 North Expeditions, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Hit the trail in the Alum Cove Natural Bridge Recreation Area with 37 North Expeditions before stopping off at Blue Mountain Cafe for some hand-dipped ice cream.

July 4: A Farm-Style Fourth

Country Roads Family Fun Farm, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Country Roads Family Fun Farm hosts a fun-filled family-focused day of Fourth of July celebrations, with crafts, free watermelon, a visit from an ice-cream truck and fireworks.


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July 4–5: Brunch with Springfield Brewing Company

Springfield Brewing Company, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

You don’t have to wait until the evening to start celebrating the Fourth of July. Springfield Brewing Company offers everything from biscuits & gravy to breakfast stacks, plus signature bloody Marys and the usual SBC favorites. Also perfect if you're nursing a hangover on July 5.

July 16: Ladies Who Launch

Glendalough Convention Center, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Join 417-land’s leading women for a powerful afternoon of speakers and inspiration at Biz 417’s third annual Ladies Who Launch presented by Volt Credit Union. Check the page for full details and safety guidelines.

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