Annual Events

You’ll find a variety of events large and small in Springfield and the surrounding area throughout the year. We encourage you to explore our calendar often because it is updated frequently. Among the things you’ll find on the calendar are events that take place annually and for which the area is known including the following. (Please note that while the pandemic lingers, cancellations occur. Make sure the event is taking place before you go.)

  • Bass Pro Tournament of Champions - January
  • Whiskey Fest - January
  • Sertoma Chili Cook-Off - February
  • Cajun Cook-Off - March
  • Pizza and Pasta Bowl - March
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade - March
  • National Christian HomeSchool Basketball Championships - March
  • Rock ’N Ribs BBQ Festival - April
  • Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Spring Planting Festival - May
  • Artsfest on Walnut Street - May
  • Mother’s Day Festival at Mother’s Brewing Company - May
  • Taste of SOMO - June
  • Nixa Sucker Days - June
  • Ozark Empire Fair - July/August
  • Birthplace of Route 66 Festival & Car Show - August
  • PFI Professional Bull Riders Western Invitational - September
  • Japanese Fall Festival - September
  • Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival - September-November
  • MO Food Truck Fest - September
  • Cider Days - September
  • Thriller on C-Street - October
  • Wingapalooza - November
  • Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade - December
  • Winterfest - December