Check out all the events happening in the Springfield, Missouri, area in August 2022.
86th Annual Ozark Empire Fair - World Of Wonder
Enjoy great food, live performances, carnival games and rides at the 86th Annual Ozark Empire Fair.
When: July 28-Aug. 6
“Songs For A New World”
The first musical from Tony Award-winner, Jason Robert Brown, “Songs For A New World” is a moving collection of powerful songs that examines life, love and the choices that we make.
When: July 29-Aug. 6
Park Day Reunion
Following a two-year break, Springfield’s annual Park Day Reunion returns. Over several days, enjoy activities such as golf tournaments, a bowling tournament, parade, car show, picnic, a dance, swimming opportunities and morning worship at various churches.
When: Aug. 4-7
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in “Seussical JR.,” a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
When: Aug. 5-6
Enjoy acres of sunflowers of every size and color at the Country Roads Family Fun Farm Sunflower Festival. Stroll through their breathtaking beauty, have a picnic with a view you will never forget and take pictures with a backdrop straight from heaven.
When: Aug. 6-Sept. 4
Birthplace Of Route 66 Festival
Head to downtown Springfield for live music, a route 66 parade, car show, exhibits, and opportunities for shopping and dining to celebrate the birthplace of Route 66.
When: Aug. 11-13
Where: Downtown Springfield
Route 66 Bus Tour
Hosted by the History Museum on the Square, learn why Springfield is the birthplace of Route 66 and hear the stories of many of the businesses on the route during a bus tour.
When: 1 p.m. Aug. 27
The 61st exhibition, Watercolor USA is a national annual juried exhibition recognizing contemporary American watermedia painting. The event is open to artists (ages 18+) from all 50 states and U.S. territories and judged for a variety of prizes and possible purchase by the museum. Award winners are displayed until Aug. 28.
When: Until Aug. 28