This Week in Springfield, Missouri

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

by Alex Osredker

Jun 20 2024 at 8 a.m.

Hot Air Balloon Glow
Photo courtesy Annual Hot Air Balloon Glow presented by Ozark Chevrolet

June 20–27

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June 21: Movies in the Park: The Little Mermaid

Hammons Field, noon

Head to Jordan Valley Park for a family friendly evening watching The Little Mermaid! Just bring some lawn chairs or a blanket to lounge on—there will be food, drinks and other fun activities at the event.

June 21: Watershed Gala

Wire Road Brewing Company, 6 p.m.

Have some fun and do some good at the Watershed’s annual summer gala! The evening will include live music, craft beer, a silent auction, delicious food and more. There are only 150 tickets for the event, so make sure to snag yours now!

June 21: The 18th Annual Hot Air Balloon Glow

Finley River Park, 8:45 p.m.

Grab the family and head to Finley River Park for a glowing evening as you take in the amazing light display from several hot air balloons. This annual event is a part of the Sertoma Duck Race Festival and also includes live music, food, drinks, local vendor booths, a kid’s zone and more.

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June 10–21: Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

The Judith Enyeart Reynolds School of the Performing Arts for Springfield Little Theatre, times vary

Fall down the rabbit hole of adventure and self-discovery during this 60-minute stage adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. The performance includes beloved favorites like the Cheshire Cat and White Rabbit while sporting a new script, ensuring you and your family will be on the edge of your seat the whole time.

June 21–22, 24–29: Crimes of the Heart

Missouri State University, times vary

Kick back, relax and enjoy Missouri State University’s rendition of this Southern Gothic comedy that’s full of drama, self-discovery and lots of humor.

June 22: Taste of SOMO 2024

Park Central Square, 11 a.m.

Explore the various restaurants in southwest Missouri during this food sampling event, while also enjoying live music and refreshing drinks. This annual event also donates a portion of their proceeds to Ozarks Food Harvest, the Feeding America food bank for Southwest Missouri.

June 22: Summer Solstice Yoga at Finley Farms

Finley Farms Chapel, 9 a.m.

Reconnect with your center as you move through a gentle yoga flow hosted by Leslie Smith of The Mindful Living Movement. This solstice class will also include a Tea Ceremony, with intentionally selected herbs that pair with the summer season.

June 21: Burgers and Beers

Cassidy Station, 6 p.m.

Start off the weekend with a backyard cookout at Cassidy Station! Enjoy gourmet burgers made with Cassidy Meat Co. farm-raised ground beef and paired with delicious brews from Mothers Brewing Company.

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June 29: Springfield Cardinals: Redbird Run

Hammons Field, 7 a.m.

Sign up for the Springfield Cardinals’ annual “RUN to the Stadium” event and enjoy a day of community, fitness and supporting a good cause. They have a 1-mile, 5K and 9K option in addition to a Kids Fun Run, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

July 1: Beginners Pottery

Creava Studio, 11 a.m.

Have some fun in the mud as you learn how to make pottery during this beginners’ class. This is the first of four sessions—they can include wheel throwing and hand building, so make sure to check out their website for details!

July 2: Fireburst: Fireworks over Table Rock Lake

Kimberling City Bridge, at dusk

Celebrate the Fourth of July with the whole family at this 30+ year-old tradition at Table Rock Lake. The fireworks show can be seen on land or by boat, depending on what you and your crew prefer.

June 29: Namaste on Deck: A Morning Yoga Cruise

The Showboat Branson Belle, 7:30 a.m.

Join 417 Magazine for a serene morning as we set sail aboard the Showboat Branson Belle for a morning yoga cruise on Table Rock Lake! Led by experienced yogis from Sumits Hot Yoga, this rejuvenating session harmonizes breath with movement, awakening every muscle and unlocking inner peace.

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