Events in Springfield

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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
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The Show Must Go On: Theatre and Entertainment Venues in Springfield

Jul 14 - Oct 11 - 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

From its earliest days Springfield has provided space for entertainers to give the citizens a few moments away from their daily cares. The first entertainment venue in Springfield was the Court House on the Public Square and by the early 1900’s there were theaters all around the downtown and Commercial Street. At one time there were three movie and vaudeville houses on the Public Square alone.

Educational Exhibits On-going Theatre

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


Sep: 18-19, 21-26, 28 -


Sept. 18-19, 21-26 & 28 - See Website

Written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli



Sep 18-19, 21-26, 28 - 7:30 PM: September 18-19, 21-26 & 28 2:30 PM: September 21 & 28

Written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli

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Disney's Marry Poppins

Sep: 12-14, 18-21,25-28 Oct: 2-5 - 2:30-4:30

Original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Mary Poppins will dazzle, delight and capture your heart with an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, captivating characters, and unforgettable songs including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocius,” and “Feed the Birds.” You’ll be swept up in the magic and the fun of this high-flying extravaganza the New York Post calls “a perfect piece of musical theatre…a certifiable super hit!”


1st Annual Oktobefest

Sep. 19th-20th - See Website

Ozark Empire's first annual Oktoberfest will hosts tons of activities including food, beer, Alpine Goodwill Games, Alpine Mancave, live bands, 5k run/walk, and much more. Must be 21 years old to attend. Come out to the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds for a fun fall festival.

Cultural Festivals
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Moonlight and Magnolias

Sep 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 - See website

1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down produc-tion of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. So what's an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film's stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time


Murder Mystery Dinner

One Friday a month - Call for details

Three course meal dispersed with fun, interactive event with parts open to the audience

Food Event On-going Theatre

Springfield Rugby vs. Columbia Outlaws

Sep 20 - 2pm

Watch the Springfield Rugby Football Club take on the Columbia Outlaws at 2pm in this Division III Merit Table Match. For this match, SRFC has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks for a fundraiser.

Outdoor Event Sports

Cider Days

Sept. 20-21 - 10am-5pm

The 17th Annual Cider Days on Historic Walnut Street is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 20-21 in Springfield.

Concerts Cultural Exhibits Festivals Food Event Just for Kids Outdoor Event

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Staged Parodies - “No Place Like Home”

Sept. 20 - 9 pm - 10 pm

In this parodied episode of Buffy on stage, Buffy is on patrol in Sunnydale and is looking for a good vamp to slay when she comes across a mysterious glowing orb – what could it be? Upon consulting with Giles at the Magic Box, it ‘protects from an unknown evil’…well that’s not too helpful. Still, Buffy needs answers and sets out to find them.

Comedy Theatre

Batman: Live Parodies – “Ivy’s Rash Return(s)!”

Sept. 20 - 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Poison Ivy is up to no good again, after being captured at Kenny Loggins concert, and plans to ruin the party currently underway at Tommy Elliott's mansion. Will anyone wish Alfred happy birthday? Will Robin survive alcohol poisoning? Why is Vicki Vale there? Found out the answers to some or most of these questions in this month's episode!

Comedy Theatre