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This Week in Springfield, Missouri

Find the best things to do this weekend in Springfield and around southwest Missouri.

by Alex Osredker

Jul 11 2024 at 8 a.m.

Cassell Vineyards Bastille Day Dinner
Photo courtesy Shelby Chante PhotographyIndulge in a five-course meal with complimentary wines at Cassell Vineyards on July 14.

July 11–18

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July 11: Harmony for Hope: Nick Hostler Foundation Event

Springfield Little Theatre, 6 p.m.

Enjoy an evening full of talented performances and inspiring melodies while supporting the Nick Hostler Foundation, a charity dedicated to people with special needs. The night begins with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by the performance at 7 p.m.

July 13: Brett Young

Black Oak Amphitheater, 7 p.m.

Hear country music’s Brett Young live on stage at Black Oak Amphitheater as he belts out hits like “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Dance With You.” Plus, enjoy music from special guest MacKenzie Porter.

July 14: Viva la Bastille: A French Celebration in Cuisine Wine Pairing Dinner

Cassell Vineyards, 4:45 p.m.

Indulge in an elegant five-course meal that is expertly paired with complimentary wines at Cassell Vineyards. The summer evening dinner is set outside and includes live music, providing a night full of delicious delights, relaxing melodies and beautiful scenery.

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July 12: Shark Week

Wonders of Wildlife, times vary

Sink your teeth into Shark Week with a showing of Jaws at the Gillioz Theatre, a shark-themed cocktail mixology class or one of the fin-tastic events at Wonders of Wildlife.

July 12: Family Fishing Night

Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 6 p.m.

If you have an angler-in-training, bring them to Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park for a fun evening of catch-and-release fishing. They’ll also have lots of other family-friendly activities like a cow train, bounce house and bonfires.

July 16: Sip & Cinema Movie Night

The Vineyard Market, 7 p.m.

Blend together drive-in movie vibes and boujee cocktails at The Vineyard Market’s showing of Bottle Shock at their Sip & Cinema Movie Night!

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July 18: Dish-to-Dirt Home Composting

Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 6 p.m.

During this free composting class by the City of Springfield, attendees will learn how to feed their garden with rich compost made from their kitchen’s food scraps as well as other composting tips.

July 18: CKL Charm Bar Pop Up and Floral Design Workshop

Cassidy Station, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Grab your gal pals and head over to Cassidy Station for an afternoon full of creativity, jewelry and shopping for goodies. CKL is doing a jewelry pop up bar at 4 p.m., and then Cassidy Flower Co. has their summer flower workshop at 6:30 p.m.

July 19: Movies in the Park: Barbie

Jordan Valley Park, 8 p.m.

Enjoy a movie night with your family under the stars at Jordan Valley Park! The movie begins at dusk, and all you need to bring is something comfy to sit on, like lawn chairs or blankets.

July 19 & 20: 69th Annual Ozark Boosters Club Pro-Rodeo

Finley River Park, 8 p.m.

Enjoy a weekend on the circuit at this annual pro-rodeo. The two-day event has a little something for the whole family, including a Kids Day at the rodeo, the “Lady’s Diamond Dig” and more.

July 21: Rolling Stones: Hackney Diamonds '24

Thunder Ridge Nature Arena, 8 p.m.

Indulge in classic hits mixed with new music from The Rolling Stones during their last stop on their Hackney Diamonds 2024 tour at Thunder Ridge Nature Arena!

July 24: Killer Queen

The Gillioz Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Killer Queen returns to Springfield for one night only on July 24! Check out our interview with frontman Patrick Myers here and make sure to grab tickets before they sell out.

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