Check out these events happening in the Springfield, Missouri area in April 2024, from outdoor festivals and concerts to art gallery exhibitions and tournaments. To see a full event calendar click here.

The Springfield Art Museum All School Exhibition

Springfield All School Exhibition 2024

Every March-April, the Springfield Art Museum invites student artists from across the community, 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

2024 Coffee Fest on Tour

Coffee Fest is a month-long fundraiser benefiting the local-based nonprofit Safe & Sober. Participating coffee shops offer samples of their signature coffee, and some stores in the past have even offered discounts on bulk coffee, apparel, and other goods! With 18 locations, there is plenty to try, all while supporting a great cause.

When: April 1–30, 2024 

Where: Various locations throughout Springfield.

Jurassic Quest

Jurassic Quest 2024 Springfield Missouri

See lifesize dinosaurs, play with baby dinos, excavate fossils and more at the Jurassic Quest experience. Jurassic Quest is the world’s largest dino event built for the whole family.

When: April 5–7, 2024

Where: 635 E. St. Louis St., Springfield

2024 Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup

The 2024 Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr. Pepper Cup is a recreational and competitive soccer tournament at Lake Country Soccer. The tournament accepts boys’ and girls’ teams, with over 100 teams scheduled to play in 2024. 

When: April 5–7, 2024

Where: 2334 E. Pythian St., Springfield

Gillioz Jazz Festival

Gillioz Jazz Festival

Enjoy a weekend of Jazz at the Gillioz Jazz Festival. For three days, hear various jazz artists, finishing with headliner Branford Marsalis & MOJO. Tours of the theater will also be given.

When: April 5–7, 2024

Where: 325 Park Central E., Springfield

Cherry Blossom Kite & Piñata Festival

Cherry Blossom Kite & Piñata Festival 2024

The annual Cherry Blossom Kite & Piñata Festival is a fun outdoor celebration of Japanese and Mexican culture. Bring your own kite to fly, or make one of your own while also joining in on whacking nearby Piñatas. Be sure to stop by and shop at the mini-market, along with the nearby historic Gray-Campbell Farmstead.

When: 10 a.m.–7 p.m. April 6, 2024

Where: 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield

Springfield Symphony Orchestra #Unfinished Business

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s Unfinished Business is a concert unlike anything you’ve ever heard! It features not one but two bass trombone solos by Metropolitan Opera Orchestra trombonist David Baker. Springfield’s Youth Symphony will also be joining for a song as well!

When: 7:30 p.m. April 6, 2024

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

Spring Historical Picnic

The Spring Historical Picnic is a lovely event where attendees take a step back in time, and dress up in period clothing from 1400-1919. Drinks, dessert, and entertainment will be provided as part of the ticket price, but guests are also welcome to bring their own. Limited spots are 

available, so be sure to grab a spot while you can!

When: 2–6 p.m. April 7, 2024

Where: 601 MO-83, Bolivar

Baker Creek Tulip Festival

Baker Creek Tulip Festival 2024

The Baker Creek Tulip Festival is truly a sight to behold and a welcomed opener for spring! Enjoy the gorgeous gardens, food, entertainment, tours, and expert speakers. Admission is free, but limited parking is $15 per car.

When: 10 a.m.–7 p.m. April 7–8, 2024

Where: 2278 Baker Creek Road, Mansfield

Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globe Trotters

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Great Southern Bank Arena to face their rivals, the Washington Generals! Enjoy a fun and exciting evening of spectacular athletics as the sport of basketball is pushed to its limits.

When: 7 p.m. April 8, 2024

Where: 685 S. John Q Hammons Pkwy., Springfield

John Mellencamp

Rock and roll singer-songwriter John Mellencamp will perform at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in Springfield for one night only. Enjoy a night of bangin’ classics and grab a ticket while spots last!

When: 8 p.m. April 9, 2024

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

Mary Poppins Jr. at the Landers Theatre

Mary Poppins Jr. 2024

Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect Broadway Junior musical! See it for several weeks at the Landers Theatre.

When: April 11–21, 2024

Where: 311 E. Walnut St., Springfield

Moore Overlanding & Offroading Expo

The Moore Overlanding & Offroading Expo is the Midwest’s premier event for adventure travel enthusiasts, hosting vendors from overland camping, adventure motorcycling, and off-road vehicle sectors. Held at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, it serves as a unique platform for nature lovers to learn new skills and connect with fellow outdoor enthusiasts.

When: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. April 19-20, 2024

Where: 3001 N. Grant Ave., Springfield

7th Annual Planet Unity Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day this year at the 7th Annual Planet Unity Earth Day Celebration! Featuring live music and entertainment, educational speakers, a variety of food options and drinks, and a market full of vendors also aligned with the mission. There will even be activities for kids so everyone can learn something about saving and preserving our planet.

When: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. April 20, 2024 

Where: 2214 E. Seminole St., Springfield

David Archuleta

At just 16 years old, David Archuleta became a star. In 2008, more than 30 million television viewers fell in love with his angelic voice, making him runner-up in Season 7 of “American Idol.” Since his return to music in 2014, David successfully began releasing music under his indie label, Archie Music. See him perform live at the Aetos Center for the Performing Arts.

When: 7 p.m. April 20, 2024

Where: 514 S. Nicholas Road, Nixa

Celtic Woman

Celtic Woman

Twenty years in, Celtic Woman continues its legacy of uplifting performances packed with breathtaking harmonies and instrumental virtuosity. Celtic Woman’s fresh blend of traditional and contemporary Irish music echoes Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage while reflecting the country’s vibrant spirit.

When: 3 p.m. April 21, 2024

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

Curtains and Corks

Curtains & Corks 2024

Curtains and Corks is a decadent fundraising event for the Springfield Little Theatre. Throughout the Landers Theatre, guests will explore different flavors with tasting stations showcasing a variety of wines. Savor the variety of drinks while enjoying cuisine provided by local restaurants, adding the perfect savory balance. While you sip, you can also participate in the silent auction and try to win the ‘ultimate prize’!

When: 6–9 p.m. April 23, 2024

Where: 311 E. Walnut St., Springfield

“Pretty Woman The Musical” at Juanita K. Hammons Hall

Pretty Woman the Musical is based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time and springs to life with a powerhouse creative team led by two-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell. See it live at Juanita K. Hammons Hall.

When: 7:30 p.m. April 23–25. 2024

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

Art in Bloom

Art In Bloom

Art In Bloom is an event celebrating fine art, flowers, and fashion. This festival invites floral and fashion designers to imaginatively interpret works of art on view in the Museum’s galleries and present them alongside those works for your enjoyment. This event also offers workshops, local vendors, and family-friendly art activities. 

When: April 24–28, 2024

Where: 1111 E. Brookside Dr., Springfield

Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele

Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele brings the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before. Discover and enjoy the music of Adele in a new and awe-inspiring way at The Old Glass Place under the gentle glow of candlelight.

When: 8:15–9:15 p.m. April 26, 2024

Where: 521 E. St Louis St., Springfield

Candlelight: Featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More

Candlelight: Featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More is a must-see in Springfield. Enjoy the beautiful serenade of music in one of Springfield’s beautifully unique locations under the warm glow of candlelight.

When: 6–7 p.m. April 26, 2024

Where: 521 E. St Louis St., Springfield

Ozarks Beerfest

Ozarks Beerfest 2024

Ozarks Beerfest is the region’s largest beer festival, featuring unlimited samples of over 200 craft brews, along with seltzers, ciders, and non-alcoholic beers. Games, food, music, raffles, and much more will be going on, and all proceeds will support Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Ozarks!

When: 12–4 p.m. April 27, 2024

Where: 3001 N. Grant Ave., Springfield

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