Check out these events happening in the Springfield, Missouri area in June 2024, from outdoor festivals and plays to exhibits and comedians. To see a full event calendar, click here.

“Guys & Dolls” at Springfield Little Theatre

Guys & Dolls

Springfield Little Theatre is once again dazzling audiences with its performance of Guys & Dolls. Be taken back to the 1950s in Manhattan while delving into the comedic drama of illegal gambling rings.

When: May 31–June 16, 2024

Where: 311 E. Walnut St, Springfield

Jon Lovitz at Blue Room Comedy Club

Jon Lovitz

Jon Lovitz is visiting the Blue Room Comedy Club for two nights. Jon has been one of the most prominent comedians over the past 35 years, leaving a trail of laughter in his wake.

When: June 4–5, 2024

Where: 420 W. College St, Springfield

“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” at Missouri State’s Tent Theatre

Carole King Musical Missouri State Tent Theatre

In this inspiring musical, follow the journey of the legendary Carole King, and how she broke into the music industry. The performances will also take place in the beautiful new Tent Theatre on the Missouri State campus so that attendees will enjoy the spectacle of their surroundings along with the show.

When: June 6–15, 2024

Where: 901 S. National Ave, Springfield

Candlelight: A Tribute To Béyonce

Candlelight Concerts is once again in town to dazzle attendees with their performances. This time, they will be doing a tribute to the show stopping tunes of Béyonce! Attendees will be able to listen to a curated selection of her songs, all while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the hundreds of candles around them.

When: June 6, 2024

Where: 521 E. St Louis St, Springfield

Candlelight: The Best of the Beatles

Another one of Candlelight Concert’s beautiful shows, this time focusing on the classic songs we all know and love from the Beatles. Attendees can enjoy the throwback of their favorite music in a way they never have before while also enjoying the candle-lit ambiance these concerts are known for.

When: June 6, 2024

Where: 521 E. St Louis St, Springfield

First Friday Artwalk

Walk around Springfield’s downtown, shop around dozens of local artists’ booths and galleries, listen to live music, and watch live performances at First Friday Artwalk. Artwalk is also the perfect time to explore downtown and find a new restaurant or business you’ve never been to!

When: June 7, 2024

Where: Downtown Springfield

Ruby Leigh at the Gillioz Theatre

Ruby Leigh

One of country’s most up-and-coming singers, Ruby Leigh will be performing at the Gillioz Theatre. Enjoy great music as you watch this young show-stopper perform and command the stage with her voice and guitar, and see for yourself why she is the most viewed audition for The Voice.

When: June 7, 2024

Where: 325 Park Central E., Springfield

The Great Elixir Mixer

Elixir Mixer

The 3rd Annual Great Elixir Mixer fundraising event sees local restaurants and bars compete to win awards for their best-mixed drink. Attendees will sample the drinks and appetizers while listening to and dancing to a 90s cover band. Proceeds from this event will also help fund the Boy and Girls Club.

When: June 7, 2024

Where: 521 E. St Louis St, Springfield

Chad Daniels at Blue Room Comedy Club

Chad Daniels is one of the most listened-to comedians of all time. Having appeared in many TV shows, award-winning comedic albums, and his own popular podcast, Chad knows how to put on a show. He’ll be here for two nights, so get ready to laugh non-stop and grab your tickets while you can.

When: June 7-8, 2024

Where: 420 W. College St, Springfield

Ozarks Pridefest

Ozarks Pridefest 2024

Celebrate Pride Month in Springfield, MO, with a parade, drag, and musical performances and an array of vendors set up on the downtown square. Daya Betty, a Season 14 performer on RuPaul’s Drag Race, will make an appearance.

When: June 8, 2024

Where: Park Central Square

Pickwick Street Fair

Pickwick Street Fair

Featuring over 50 local vendors, Pickwick Street Fair has a little bit of everything. Watch live performances and shop from local artists, restaurants, drinks, and more as you walk through the beautiful Rountree area. Admission is $5 and kids 12 and under are free.

When: June 8, 2024

Where: S. Pickwick & Cherry St, Springfield 

White Hart Renaissance Faire

White Hart Renaissance Faire

Take a step back in time with the White Hart Renaissance Faire! Visitors can dress up and get lost in their immersively medieval-inspired surroundings as they enjoy many shows, shopping, food, and more. This is an event for the centuries, so you don’t want to miss out!

When: June 8–9, 15–16, 22–23

Where: 5651 State Hwy F, Hartville, MO

Juneteenth Presents: Turnt Up Tour

Turnt Up Tour

Get pumped up for the Turnt Up Tour at the Gillioz Theatre. This explosive concert is sure to be legendary, featuring pop and rap legends Twista, Paul Wall, and the Ying Yang Twins.

When: June 14, 2024

Where: 325 Park Central E., Springfield

SGF Juneteenth Citywide Event Celebrations

2024 Juneteenth Celebration

Attend this citywide celebration of Juneteenth across Springfield with multiple events across multiple days. See a concert, attend an expo filled with booths, watch “The Milly Project” performed at the Springfield Art Museum and more. 

When: June 14–16, 2024

Where: Multiple Locations

Frisco Rail Fest

The Frisco Rail Fest is coming to Historic Commercial Street. Attendees will learn all about the railway system and its importance, visit educational exhibits, operate layouts, watch live streams and even win prizes.

When: June 15, 2024

Where: 321 E. Commercial St, Springfield

18th Annual Hot Air Balloon Glow

Ozark Balloon Glow

The 18th Annual Hot Air Balloon Glow is a unique experience. After dark, several hot air balloons inflate and light up the night! The balloons stay grounded so visitors can go up and even help them stay alight. 

When: June 21, 2024

Where: 891-961 N. Riverside Rd, Ozark

“Crimes of the Heart” at Missouri State’s Tent Theatre

Crimes of the Heart is a comically moving show about three sisters who grow and learn together from their past mistakes and dreams. This show also takes place at Missouri State’s new beautiful outdoor Tent Theatre, which is sure to make this performance even more memorable!

When: June 21–29, 2024

Where: 901 S. National Ave, Springfield

Taste of SoMo

Taste of SoMo

Taste of SoMo is a food sampling event in downtown Springfield. Visitors can try a wide range of Springfield cuisine and vote on their favorites. With delicious food, SoMo will have beer from throughout the region, live music, market vendors, and more!

When: June 22, 2024

Where: Park Central Square

Have A Blast Patriotic Celebration

The Have A Blast Patriotic Celebration is about great music and fireworks. Attendees can listen to live music, grab food and drinks from food vendors, and enjoy the kid zone with inflatables and a petting zoo. All of this fun culminates at the end of the day in one of the biggest fireworks shows in the area!

When: June 26, 2024

Where: 300 E. Hines St, Republic

Breath Light and Distance Exhibit

This special exhibition features cloudscapes in various media from the museum’s permanent collection. These works were chosen for their ability to create a contemplative, meditative atmosphere that facilitates breathwork and intentional slowness.

When: Until Aug. 30, 2024

Where: 1111 E. Brookside Dr., Springfield

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