Wednesday Noon Concerts
Enjoy free performances in downtown Springfield’s Founders Park Wednesdays at noon, May-June. Bring your lunch or enjoy gourmet sandwiches and treats from Maritime Gourmet Coffee and Pastries available for purchase. Presented in partnership with Downtown Springfield Community Improvement District. ParkBoard.org/Founders
Age: All Ages Date: Wed., May 9 Joni Lemons Singer/Guitar
Wed., May 16 Anthony and The Clarkey Rock-N-Roll Band
Wed., May 23 Springfield Little Theatre Musical Theatre Performance
Wed., May 30 US Air Force Band Acoustic Rock Band
Wed., June 6 Chris & Cory Folk Blues Music
Wed., June 13 Springfield Community Jazz Ensemble Big Band Jazz
Wed., June 20 Charlie Rosenbury Singer/Guitar
Wed., June 27 Sarah M. Smith Vocal and acoustic guitar
Time: Wednesdays at Noon
Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Musical guests perform at the new Peace Through People Pavilion. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Donations benefit garden projects. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515
Age: All Ages Date: Fri., May 11, 6:30 p.m. - Melinda Mullins
Sun., May 20, 2 p.m. - Community Jazz Ensemble
Sun., June 3, 2 p.m. - Auntie Em & the Tornadoes
Sun., June 10, 2 p.m. - Liz Moriondo
Sun., June 17, 2 p.m. - CRS
Sat., June 23, 7:30 p.m. - Izabel Crane
Sun., June 24, 2 p.m. - Bill Haymes
Summer Junior Golf Membership
Juniors golf members enjoy unlimited summer weekday golf, noon to close at Horton Smith, Bill & Payne Stewart and Rivercut. Does not include range balls, carts or amenities. Membership requires golf staff or instructor approval, letter from golf coach or an orientation clinic.
Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course 833-9962
Horton Smith Golf Course 891-1639
Rivercut Golf Course 891-1645
Age: All Ages Date: May 14-Aug. 14 Time: Mon-Fri., Noon to close Fee: $99
Outdoor Pools Open
Fassnight, Grant Beach, Silver Springs, Meador and Westport outdoor pools and McGee/McGregor Wading Pool all open Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy discount Splash & Sizzle admission daily after 5:30 p.m., and all day on holidays and special weekends (select locations.) Pool maintenance (closed) days are staggered throughout the week. Check parkboard.org/aquatics for schedule. Summer schedule also includes Chesterfield and Doling indoor aquatics admission for outdoor pool prices, Mon.-Thurs. only.
Aquatics Hotline 864-2099
Age: All Ages Date: Open daily Sat., May 26- Sun., Aug. 12
(Fassnight and Grant Beach reopen
weekends only through Sept. 3)
Time: 1-6:30 p.m. (McGee-McGregor Wading Pool hours 9 a.m.-Noon and 1-4 p.m.)
Fee: $2.50/ages 3-17 and seniors, $3/adults.
All ages are $1/per person or free admission with canned food donation
every day after 5:30 p.m., and during
Splash & Sizzle events.
(McGee-McGregor Wading Pool is free for kids 6 and under only, with adults.)
Run for Fun Club
Hop into summer with free kid-friendly creative exercise activities, promoting healthy lifestyles and getting kids running. The Run for Fun Club takes place every Saturday in June and July at Westport School-Park. Water and snacks provided. Register by June 1 at ParkBoard.org/RunForFun
Westport School-Park Track 864-1049
Age: All Ages Date: Saturdays June 2-July 28 Time: 10-10:45 a.m. Fee: Free
Movies at Founders Park
A contemporary version of the drive-in theater at Springfield’s founding site. Enjoy new release and classic movies in an outdoor setting. Fridays are Family Night; Saturdays are Date Night. All movies are G, PG, or PG-13. Concessions available, bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Movie titles and details at ParkBoard.org/Movies
Founders Park 866-7444
Age: All Ages Date: Fri. and Sat., June 8-July 28 Time: Movies begin at dusk Fee: Free
Butterfly Festival with Young Sprouts in the Garden
Celebrate gardening, nature and butterflies. Visit the Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House and caterpillar petting zoo, enter the pollinator costume contest, “pollinate” flowers, see the Fishin’ Magicians, observe ladybugs and more. Gray-Campbell Farmstead and Liberty School open for tours. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515
Age: All Ages Date: Sat., June 23 Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fee: Free
Who says summer can’t have snow? SnowFest features a mountain of snow from Mediacom Ice Park, as well as entertainment, interactive games, snowman building contests and bounce house. The Springfield Regional Arts Council partners to present Free Art Day, with interactive art projects. Bring the whole family, and your mittens, and play in the snow. Jordan Valley Park 866-7444
Age: All Ages Date: Sat., June 23 Time: Noon-4 p.m.
Red, White and Zoo
Free admission all day for active military personnel (with military ID) and veterans and their immediate family members. Dickerson Park Zoo 833-1570
Age: All Ages Date: Wed., July 4 Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fee: $14/ Adults and teens, $11/Seniors 60+, $9/Children 3-12 yrs.
Racquet, White and Blue
Come play tennis at Tom Watkins Park! Grab your family and friends and join in on a celebration on the court with music, snacks and having fun playing tennis. All equipment is provided. Sponsored by USTA. Tom Watkins Park 837-5826
Age: All Ages Date: Fri., July 6 Time: 6-8 p.m.
National Teddy Bear Picnic
Bring your favorite stuffed toy for an evening at the Peace Through People Pavilion at the Springfield Botanical Gardens celebrating National Teddy Bear Picnic Day. Bring your own picnic or purchase sandwiches from Parks Concessions and enjoy music, games and crafts. Join us in reading "The Bear Ate Your Sandwich," followed by singing the Teddy Bears' Picnic song at 7 p.m. Stay for a free screening of Paddington at 9 p.m. Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park864-1049
Age: All Ages Date: Tues., July 10 Time: 6-8 p.m. Fee: Free, but registration requested
Music and Art Camp
Join Heart Academy of Music at Tom Watkins Park for Summer Music Camp in the mornings and Find Your Wings Neighborhood Art Camp in the afternoons. Register online at the Heart Academy of Music website for both programs. Tom Watkins Park
Age: All Ages Date: July 16-21 Time: Music Camp 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Art Camp 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Springfield Lasers Pro Tennis Season
The Springfield Lasers professional tennis team brings rising international stars and familiar faces to Cooper Tennis Complex this summer for the 23rd season of World TeamTennis. Jack Sock returns to Springfield for a second season. Don’t miss your chance to see worldclass tennis in a family-friendly setting — right here in Springfield.
Cooper Tennis Complex 837-5800
Age: All Ages Date: Home season:
Wed., July 18, Thurs., July 19, Fri., July 20 with Jack Sock, Sun., July 22, Sat., July 28
Mon., July 30, Tues., July 31
Time: 7 p.m. except Sundays, Jully 22: 6 p.m. Fee: $10 grandstand, $20 box seats, except July 20. Season tickets and VIP packages available.
World Tiger Day
Educational animal presentations highlighting tigers. Wear your stripes for $2 off general admission. Dickerson Park Zoo 833-1570
Age: All Ages Date: Sun., July 29 Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fee: $14/ Adults and teens, $11/Seniors 60+, $9/Children 3-12 yrs.
15th Annual Kid'Athlon
A mini-triathlon for kids. Swim, bike, and run your way to victory in events designed for your age group, and take home a medal, t-shirt, giveaways and the pride that comes with finishing a triathlon. Registration required by Aug. 2. Discount early registration closes July 20. Visit ParkBoard.org/KidAthlon for more information.
Meador Park 891-1500
Age: 5-12 yrs. Date: Sat., Aug. 4 Time: 8 a.m.
Fee: By July 20: $25/child, $15/addl. child same household
July 21-Aug. 2: $35/child, $25/addl. child same household
National Night Out
An annual community-building campaign promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, making our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Visit with local police officers, firefighters and park rangers, and enjoy tennis and other games and special activities. A kick-off to individual Neighborhood Nights Out. Nichols Park 864-1049
Age: All Ages Date: Tues., Aug. 7 Time: 5-:30-8 p.m.
Concert at the Cave
A family-friendly afternoon in Doling Park, presented by the Doling Neighborhood Association and the Park Board. Live music includes Shaun Munday, 83 Skidoo, Kevin and Mike and more, performing just outside Doling Park’s Giboney Cave. Cave tours, kid’s interactive art, games and bounce house. Play It Forward collects musical instruments for students. Concessions available. Doling Park 864-1049
Age: All Ages Date: Sat., Aug. 18 Time: Noon-6 p.m.
Fri Jun. 22Movies at Founders Park Fridays are Family Night; Saturdays are Date Night. All movies are G, PG, or PG-13. Concessions available, bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.Read More
Fri Jun. 22Family Fridays in the Garden Bring the whole family for an evening to discover plants, animals and the history of the garden. Meet on the Rooftop Plaza.Read More
Sat Jun. 23Movies at Founders Park Fridays are Family Night; Saturdays are Date Night. All movies are G, PG, or PG-13. Concessions available, bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.Read More