Want to celebrate spring break? Check out all the events happening in Springfield during grade school and college spring breaks. For activities especially for kids, check out these posts:

Trout Fishing

Trout Fishing

March 1 marks the beginning of trout season in Missouri, and there’s no better place to celebrate than the Ozarks. Some of Springfield’s best fishing corners are nestled on the outskirts of the city, making them prime locations to catch trout during. If you’re just now getting into fishing or new to the area, check out our post of Best Trout Fishing Spots.

Check Out The Region's Animal Attractions

Southwest Missouri has some great opportunities to see animals from around the world. Visit Dickerson Park Zoo, Wild Animal Safari, Wonders of Wildlife and National Tiger Sanctuary.

Hike Around The Ozarks

Hikers at Busiek State Forest and Wildlife Area near Springfield, Missouri

When it comes to exploring the outdoors and learning about the history of the area, you can stay on the beaten path or take a walk on the wild side with trails for all skill levels and abilities in southwest Missouri. Check out trails such as the Ozarks Greenways, or these six scenic hikes around the region.

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See The Springfield Art Museum All School Exhibition

Springfield All School Exhibition 2024

Every March, the Springfield Art Museum invites student artists from across the community, in kindergarten through 12th grade, to exhibit outstanding artwork in the All School Exhibition. A celebration of Youth Art Month, this highly anticipated show has been a staple of the Art Museum’s exhibition schedule since 1932, making it the longest running exhibition initiative.

When: March 2–April 22, 2024

Where: 1111 E. Brookside Dr., Springfield

Springfield Symphony Presents: #ItalyTravel

Springfield Symphony Orchestra

The Springfield Symphony will present a unique evening of symphonic works with #ItalyTravel. From Puccini’s ultra-romantic Intermezzo to the Verdi’s stormy Force of Destiny Overture, we’ll hear the best of Italian opera’s instrumental music.

When: 7:30-9 p.m., March 2, 2024

Where: 525 S. John Q Hammons Pkwy., Springfield

“The Play That Goes Wrong” at the Landers Theatre

The Play That Goes Wrong

The time is right to see “The Play That Goes Wrong,” Broadway’s funniest smash hit performed by  Springfield Little Theatre. This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Watch the opening night of the fictional play “The Murder at Haversham Manor” where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous.

When: March 7–17, 2024

Where: 311 E. Walnut St., Springfield

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Annually in March, it is estimated that 8,000-10,000 visitors travel to Springfield for the NCHBC. Over the course of the week, 900 games are played at 30 different courts in the Springfield area. Teams from nearly 30 states compete.

When: March 10–14, 2024

Where: Game locations posted here.

"Fences" at the Historic Fox Theatre

See the Springfield Contemporary Theatre bring "Fences" to life at the Historic Fox Theatre in Downtown Springfield. In this American classic, Troy Maxson, a former star baseball player, is excluded from the major leagues as a Black man. He is deemed ‘too old’ by the time the Majors begins admitting Black athletes. "Fences" is a lyrical, heartbreaking love song sung in Wilson’s unparalleled poetry.

When: March 15–March 31, 2024

Where: 157 Park Central Square, Springfield

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St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

The St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl is back again, and $10 gets you into 10 different venues all across downtown! Wristbands are $10 and can be purchased at the venues listed above.

When: March 16, 2024

Where: Downtown, Springfield

Springfield St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Springfield St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to Commercial Street and Downtown Springfield. The parade begins on Historic C-Street at Benton Avenue and goes to Downtown Springfield, just past Park Central Square on Walnut Street.

When: March 16, 2024

Where: Historic Commercial Street

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