Wilson's Creek National Battlefield will observe the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Wilson's Creek on Thursday, Aug. 10. The anniversary program will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the Visitor Center. The historic Ray House will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The new Visitor Center exhibits will also be available for viewing. Entrance fees will be waived on August 10, 2017. Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation.
Celebrate all things Route 66 Aug. 11-12 at the seventh annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in downtown Springfield, Missouri. Events include the Birthplace of Route 66 Parade with a pre-parade party at the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park, a two-day car and motorcycle show and a Gypsy Tour motorcycle poker run. Entertainment includes the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Signature Concert Series featuring country music superstars Big & Rich Aug. 11 and Three Dog Night Aug. 12, free live music throughout the festival and an outdoor movie.
The Bass Pro Shops Fall Hunting Classic is Aug. 11-27. This annual tradition for millions of sportsmen and women across North America helps customers prepare for fall hunting season with free seminars led by professional hunters and features benefits from special offers at Bass Pro Shops.
Check out more information on these event and the many other events happening in Springfield on our calendar.
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Watch the August 21 Solar Eclipse with 10,000 of your closest friends. All are welcome to Plaster Stadium. Viewing glasses will be available for the first 10,000. Parking is available at Hammons Baseball Field (955 E Trafficway) with shuttle service to and from Plaster Stadium. Plaster Stadium will open at 10:00 a.m. with hands-on activities and displays. Program begins at 11:40 a.m. as the eclipse is starting. Totality occurs at 1:13 p.m. in Springfield.
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