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Parties at the Park: Cooking with Kids

Aug 28 - 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Bring the kiddos out to Farmer's Park, and enjoy a free cooking class!

Educational

Life's Celebrations: A Free Standard Flower Show

Aug 29-30 - Noon to 8:30 p.m., 08/29/2014 and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 08/30/201

The public is invited to enjoy a free Standard Flower Show themed Life’s Celebrations at The Library Center Auditorium, 4653 S. Campbell, Springfield, Mo., noon to 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 29 and 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 30. The flower show is sponsored by the Springfield Council of Federated Garden Clubs.

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Turnpike Troubadours with Shiny Ribs

Aug 29th - 8:00 PM

A gritty, country-leaning roots rock band out of Oklahoma, the Turnpike Troubadours at their best synthesize the populist, political folk of Woody Guthrie and the outlaw-styled honky tonk of Waylon Jennings with doses of bluegrass, Cajun and straight-out rock dynamics. Fronted by singer and guitarist Evan Felker and including bassist R.C. Edwards, fiddler Kyle Nix, guitarist Ryan Engelman and drummer Giovanni Carnuccio, the group celebrates and explores modern rural life with a full awareness of history, delicately avoiding being ornate revivalists.

Concerts

Movies at Founders Park: The Karate Kid

Aug 29 -

Movies at Founders Park begins Friday, July 11

Outdoor Event

Wine Tasting and Live Entertainment

Aug 30 - Sat 5-9pm

vocal/keyboard players Jason Whorlow and Dan Blizzard are back at OOVVDA to sing your favorite songs!

Food Event Outdoor Event

Bat/Cave Awareness and Bat Flight

Aug 30 - 11am-Dark

Bat & Cave Awareness

Free Events Outdoor Event

1st Annual Strength Foundation and Wellness Seminar

Aug 30 - 12:00PM-3:00PM

Mark your calendars folks! It's our 1st annual Free Strength Foundation and Wellness Day at STRONG Gym! You can enjoy a:

Educational Free Events Sports

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

4th Annual Labor Day "Run for History."

Sep 1 - 7:30am

Awards for 5k Overall and ½ Marathon Overall Male and Female: 1st and 3rd places given for both genders in each age division for each race.

Charity Event Outdoor Event

Whiskey Jam

First Tuesday Every Month - 9pm-Midnight

Whiskey Jam is a monthly event at Lindbergs that will feature specials on whiskey, your favorite local folk/country/bluegrass/whiskey drinkin' bands and whiskey vendors putting their products on display.

Concerts Food Event On-going

Dog Swim XI

09/02/2014 - 4-7 pm

The canine aquatics event of the year: Dog Swim XI at Fassnight Pool. All proceeds benefit Cruse Dog Park, Springfield’s only off-leash dog park. One dog per human, no humans allowed in the pool. Must present proof of vaccination when registering. Registration required by Aug. 29 at parkboard.org. On-site registration is available, but please pre-register — dogs don’t like waiting in line!

Charity Event Outdoor Event

Trading Hands Kids Sale

Sep 4-6 - Thurs/Fri 9am-7pm Sat 9am-2pm

Sat 9am-2pm *many items 50% off SAT only!

Just for Kids
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Parties in the Park: Pizza Making Party

Sept 4 - 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Let your kid's imagination run wild with a fun pizza making party, just for kids!

Just for Kids

Greater Ozarks Blues Festival

Sep 5-6 - check for details

Enjoy two days of musical fun for your entire family the first weekend in September. Produced by the Blues Society of the Ozarks, the celebration is the area's original blues festival since it began in 1996. The Greater Ozarks Blues Festival is an annual all-volunteer event raises money for the Blues Society, a not-for-profit organization, so your support goes to keeping the blues alive.

Concerts Festivals

Greek Festival

Sep 5-7 - Times Vary

Last fall, about 5,000 people passed through the food tent, enjoying a menu of entrees that includes souvlaki (pork or chicken on skewers) and gyros (grilled meat, tomatoes and onions wrapped in warm pita bread with tzatziki, a cucumber/yogurt sauce), favorite side dishes, pastries and Greek wine, coffee and beer.

Cultural