Downtown Springfield, 5–11 p.m.
If you’ve been sleeping on First Friday Art Walk, it’s time to wake up! The last few months of Art Walks have had an exciting and renewed energy about them, and we can’t wait to go back this weekend. Check out some of our top Art Walk recommendations here.
Farmers Park, 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Get your feet wet (literally) with a beginner-friendly stand-up paddleboarding—or SUP—excursion of the Upper Illinois River. The four-mile trip includes amazing views and crystal clear waters, plus shade-filled banks and swimming holes along the way. Finish the day at Creekside Pub with craft beers and conversation with your new outdoorsy pals.
Fountains at Branson Landing, 5–11 p.m.
Celebrate Independence Day in a big—and day early—way at Branson Landing's 15th annual Liberty Light Up concert. Following the concert, this free event features a choreographed firework show in the skies over Lake Taneycomo.