Events in Springfield

Showing events happening on or after Oct. 20, 2014.

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Sight & Sound Theatres-Jonah

Mar 22-Dec 31 - Call or check website for details

Sight & Sound Theatres brings the Bible to life on Branson's largest stage. This one-of-a-kind family experience includes a 300-foot wraparound stage, 40-foot-high sets and an amazing variety of live animals. Playing in 2014: "Jonah."

Educational Theatre

Passages Treasures of the Bible

Apr 12- Jan 3 - Tues-Sat 10am-6pm Sun 1pm-6pm

The Green family, founders of national arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby, has amassed one of the world’s largest private collections of rare biblical artifacts. Passages is a 30,000-square-foot, interactive living-history exhibit that chronicles the remarkable story behind the Bible.

Cultural Educational Exhibits

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Fitness Festival

Sep-Nov - See website

The Bass Pro Fitness Festival is a series of not-for-profit events sponsored by Bass Pro and dedicated volunteers and sponsors. Proceeds from these events are shared by Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Ozark Greenways and Wonders of Wildlife. Walk, bike, run, or kayak your way to better health with the Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival!

Charity Event Festivals Outdoor Event

Springfield Music Acoustic Jam

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month - 6 to 8pm

Own an acoustic instrument? Like playing unplugged? Enjoy jamming with others? If so, then this Acoustic Jam is for you.

Free Events On-going
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31st Halloween SPOOKTACULAR

Oct. 9-12, 16-19, 23-26 & 30-31 - 6:30 P.M. to 9 P.M.

"Treat" the entire family to Halloween at Dickerson Park Zoo! SPOOKTACULAR is a fun time with kid-friendly Halloween decorations and hundreds of jack-o-lanterns. Join us for activities and more.

Festivals Just for Kids Outdoor Event
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The Phantom Toolbooth Jr.

Oct: 17-19, 23-26 - 7:30-9:30

Come watch the Springfield Little Theater’s performance of The Phantom Tollbooth Jr., a wonderful tale about a bored little boy who is transported to the Land of Wisdom when his dresser suddenly turns into a mysterious tollbooth.

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The Normal Heart

Oct: 17-19, 24-26, 30- Nov. 1 - See Website

Fall 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the theatre production that put Springfield, Missouri in the national spotlight. Larry Kramer’s landmark play about love, AIDS and New York in the 1980s chronicles the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks, the gay Jewish founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group. Ned unexpectedly finds himself at the forefront of the fight against AIDS at a time when the disease was so terrifyingly new it didn’t even have a name. As more and more of his friends fall ill, Ned tries his best to rally support for the cause all the while finding love with Felix and raging against institutions of media, medicine and government that seem determined to ignore him. The play is as dramatically powerful, timely and poignant as it was when it first appeared in 1985. Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, this production contains adult language and subject matter.

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Fall Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

Sep 20- Oct 26 - Sat 11am-6pm, Sun noon-6pm

Don’t miss your chance for Fall Fest. The on-going event lasts six weekends from September through October. Enjoy the harvest season and free farming demonstrations.

Educational Exhibits Festivals Just for Kids Outdoor Event

Ozark Scandinavian Society of Springfield Missouri Meetings

Sep 15, Oct 20 & Nov 17 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Ozark Scandinavian Society of Springfield Missouri ( is an organization dedicated to preserving Scandinavian heritage in Southwest Missouri by sharing information ranging from personal family stories to general information about Scandinavian countries. If you have an interest in Scandinavia you are invited to attend a meeting.


Clara Thompson Haunted Attraction

Oct. 21 - 7:00 P.M.-12:00 P.M.

Everyone knows that Drury University's Clara Thompson Hall has a dark side. Built in 1923, the Hall was built in memoriam for a young lady who died after giving birth to her child. Many students have gone in late at night to see and feel things they can't explain: doors slamming shut for no reason, notes flowing through the hallways without anyone behind the keys of a piano, a presence of someone watching from the end of the hallway.


Queen City Ukulele Club

Third Tuesday of each month - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

At the Queen City Ukulele Club, players both new and experienced; young and old enjoy meeting to share new tunes, plan performances and learn ukulele songs.

Educational Free Events
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Metropolitan Grill Cooking Class

Oct. 21 - 6 P.M.

In honor of Metropolitan Grill’s 20th anniversary, restaurant chef and owner Pat Duran created a special 417 Magazine Cooking Class menu with some of his favorite dishes. Plan to attend to enjoy a world of flavors, 20 years in the making.

Food Event

Happy Hour Live, The Best Happy Hour in SGF

Every Wednesday - 5-7:30p

Join us every Wednesday for the Best Happy Hour in SGF! NO COVER, NO ENTRY FEES, just show up and have some fun.

Concerts Exhibits Food Event Free Events

Juicing 2.0 Event

Oct. 23 - 6:30-7:30pm

Come sip and savor fresh fruit-veggie juices during an open Q&A session about healing your body naturally with the docs at Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture.

Educational Food Event Free Events
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Hauntings and Happenings

Oct. 23 - 5:30 P.M., 7P.M., 8:30P.M.

We're back... It's our popular Springfield History Bus Tours where you learn about the spooky, odd and creepy in our community. Enjoy this fall tradition from the comfort of a Fisk shuttle bus. We sell out every year!

Cultural Holiday