Events


  1. Wednesday Concerts at Noon at Founders Park


    Free half-hour lunchtime concerts in the park, in partnership with Downtown Springfield CID. Bring your lunch or buy one onsite, and enjoy area performers on stage on the site where Springfield was founded. Founders Park 866-7444

    All ages
    Wednesdays, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
    May 8-June 26
    Free

  2. Summer Junior Golf Special


    Kids 17 years and younger, enjoy unlimited golf all summer, weekdays, noon to close at Horton Smith, Bill & Payne Stewart and Rivercut. Does not include range balls, carts or amenities.
    Bill & Payne Stewart Golf Course 833-9962
    Horton Smith Golf Course 891-1639
    Rivercut Golf Course 891-1645


    17 yrs. and under
    May 13-Aug. 13
    Mon.-Fri., Noon to close
    $99

  3. Outdoor Pools open


    Fassnight, Grant Beach, Silver Springs, Meador and Westport outdoor pools and McGee/McGregor Wading Pool are open Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. 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. Summer schedule also includes Chesterfield and Doling indoor aquatics admission for outdoor pool prices, Mon.-Thurs. only. Check the schedule.  Aquatics Hotline 864-2099

    All ages
    Open daily Sat., May 25- Sun., Aug. 11
    Check the schedule for details
    Price varies,check for details

  4. Southwest Missouri Senior Games


    Competitive events for athletes age 50 years and up, including track and field, bowling, golf, swimming, Pickleball, basketball skills, table tennis, washers, baggo, horseshoes, bocce, Kubb, archery, 8-ball and more. May serve as preparation for Missouri State Senior Games. Some games may allow onsite registration. Register by May 15 Northview Center 837-5808

    50 yrs. and up
    May 29-June 1
    Varies, call for details
    $10/Athlete (some events have additional facility fee)

  5. 38th Annual Kids Fishing Fun Day


    A morning of learning and fishing in our stocked pond. Kids may catch and keep up to three fish. Kids weigh their fish and learn how to clean them with the Mo. Dept. of Conservation. Bring your own bait and gear. Registration for this event is now closed. Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park 864-1049

    3-15 yrs.
    Sat., June 1 • Rain Date: Sat., June 8
    8 or 9:15 a.m.
    free

  6. 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 May 31 Westport School-Park Track 864-1049

    Grades 2-6
    Saturdays, June 1-July 27
    10-10:45 a.m.
    free

  7. Discount Splash & Sizzle Swimming


    Outdoor pool admission is $1, or free with a canned food donation, every day after 5:30 p.m. Select locations offer Splash & Sizzle extended hours on holidays. Food donations go to Ozarks Food Harvest. Aquatics Hotline 864-2099
    Mon., May 27, 1-6:30 p.m. at Fassnight, Grant Beach and Meador
    Thurs., July 4, 12-5:30 p.m. at Fassnight, Grant Beach and Meador
    Mon., Sept. 2, 1-6:30 p.m. at Fassnight and Grant Beach
    Fri. and Sat., July 5-27, 5:30-8 p.m. at Grant Beach, Westport and Silver Springs
    Sat., July 6-27, 5:30-8 p.m. at Meador
    Sat., July 6-27, 5:30-10 p.m. at Fassnight


    All ages
    Daily after 5:30 p.m.
    or special hours dates/locations above
    $1, or free with a canned food donation

  8. 4th Annual Tennis Under The Lights


    Come play tennis at night at Lafayette Park! Tennis courts will be all aglow with lights everywhere. Participants shine with glow necklaces and bracelets! Grab your family and friends and get on the court with music, snacks and fun. All equipment is provided. Presented by USTA. Lafayette Park 837-5826

    All ages
    Fri., June 7
    8-10 p.m.
    Free

  9. 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. Read more about movie titles and details. Founders Park 866-7444

    All ages
    Fri. and Sat., June 7-July 27
    Movies begin at dusk
    Free

  10. 3rd Annual Summer Solstice Art Fair


    The Moon City Creative District, in partnership with the Park Board,  presents this white-tent, juried art show at Lafayette Park. Features 20 regional artists: jewelers, potters, wood turners, printmakers, painters, fiber artists, and more. Join us for fine art, food vendors and live music with a distinctly neighborhood feel. Read more about the fair and the Moon City Creative District. Lafayette Park 864-1049

    All ages
    Sat., June 15
    10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Free

  11. Go Skateboarding Day


    Grab your board and celebrate Go Skateboarding Day, established in 2004 by the International Association of Skateboard Companies, with thousands of participants all over the world. Free admission to all skateboarders, beginners to pros (Sorry, no bikes, scooters or rollerblades during the event.) Contests throughout the day, with prizes and all-around shredding! Springfield Skate Park 868-8758

    All ages
    Fri., June 21
    3-9 p.m.
    Free

  12. 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, enjoy magic shows and more. Free admission to the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. The Gray-Campbell Farmstead and Liberty School are open for tours. Daylily exhibit and classes inside the Botanical Center. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

    All ages
    Sat., June 22
    9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
    Free

  13. Summer SnowFest


    Who says summer can’t have snow? SnowFest features a mountain of snow from Jordan Valley 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

    All ages
    Sat., June 22
    Noon-4 p.m.
    Free

  14. Timmons Hall Grand Opening


    Celebrate the grand opening of Timmons Hall (formerly Timmons Temple), a historic Springfield church relocated to Silver Springs Park in 2015. The newly-refurbished building retains its historic charm and will be used as a community meeting and event venue, operated in partnership with Friends of Timmons Temple. Timmons Hall 864-1049

    All ages
    Sat., June 29
    10 a.m.
    Free

  15. Racquet, White and Blue


    Come play tennis at Tom Watkins Park! Grab your family and friends and join the celebration on court with music, snacks and having fun playing tennis. All equipment is provided. Presented by USTA. Tom Watkins Park 837-5826

    All ages
    Fri., July 5
    6-8 p.m.
    Free

  16. 16th 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 July 31. Discount early registration closes July 20. Meador Park 891-1500

    5-12 yrs.
    Sat., Aug. 3
    8 a.m.
    By July 20: $25/child, $15/addl. child same household
    July 21-31: $35/child, $25/ addl. child same household

  17. 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. Meador Park 864-1049

    All ages
    Tues., Aug. 6
    Event 5-7 p.m., Game 7-8 p.m.
    Free
  1. Wed May 22

    Wednesday Concerts at Noon at Founders Park Free half-hour lunchtime concerts in the park, in partnership with Downtown Springfield CID. Bring your lunch or buy one onsite, and enjoy area performers on stage on the site where Springfield was founded. Performance schedule at ParkBoard.org/Founders
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  2. Wed May 29

    Wednesday Concerts at Noon at Founders Park Free half-hour lunchtime concerts in the park, in partnership with Downtown Springfield CID. Bring your lunch or buy one onsite, and enjoy area performers on stage on the site where Springfield was founded. Performance schedule at ParkBoard.org/Founders
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  3. Wed Jun. 5

    Wednesday Concerts at Noon at Founders Park Free half-hour lunchtime concerts in the park, in partnership with Downtown Springfield CID. Bring your lunch or buy one onsite, and enjoy area performers on stage on the site where Springfield was founded. Performance schedule at ParkBoard.org/Founders
    Read More