Events



  1. Virtual Kid'Athlon


    Virtual Kid’Athlon is a mini-triathlon for kids ages 5-12 years. Complete and time your own events in swimming, biking and running throughout the month of September. Compete on your own pace and own course. See suggested routes and locations below. After completing all three race segments, log your results here to show off your times! Pre-registration required.


    AGE
    5-12 yrs. old
    DATE
    Sept. 1-30
    FEE
    $20/child

     


  2. Wednesdays: Hungry Humpdays at the Zoo


    Every Wednesday in September, bring four canned/nonperishable food items per person to receive $3 off admission (may not be combined with any other discounts or coupons). All food donations help support Ozarks Food Harvest during Hunger Action Month.

    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Wed., Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30
    TIME
    9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Dickerson Park Zoo
    FEE
    $15/adults and teens, $10/children 3-12 yrs., $12/60 yrs. and up, Free/Children 2 and under and FOZ members

     


  3. Gigs in the Garden Concert Series


    Musical guests perform outdoors each Sunday in October. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Donations to Friends of the Garden benefit garden projects.


    AGE
    All Ages
    DATE
    Sept. 20: Marideth Sisco
     
    Oct. 4: Kevin Cott
     
    Oct. 11: The Fresh Faces: Ivy Nix, Aaron Mayer, Avery Mann
     
    Oct.18: The Breakfast Sides
     
    Oct.25: Kentucky 31
    TIME
    Sun., 2 p.m.
    FEE
    Free

     


  4. Pumpkin Patch


    Pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Sept. 26-Oct. 25
    TIME
    Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park
    FEE
    Free admission, pumpkin prices based on weight.

     


  5. Corn Maze


    Corn has never been so ear-resistible! Get lost in our corn maze (may take an hour).

    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Sept. 26-Oct. 25
    TIME
    Tues.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park
    FEE
    Free

     


  6. Ritter Springs Camping Weekend


    A fun overnight campout at beautiful Ritter Springs Park. Includes canoeing, hiking, archery and more. Dinner & breakfast provided. Some camping equipment available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scholarships may be available to youth 18 years and under. Register by Oct. 1.

    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Oct. 2-3
    TIME
    Fri., 5 p.m.-Sat., 12 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Ritter Springs Park
    FEE
    $10/Person

     


  7. Pumpkin Plunge


    Swim in a pool full of pumpkins and pick out the perfect one! Then take home a decorating kit with paints and stickers to decorate your pumpkin. View flyer.

    AGE
    2-14 yrs.
    DATE
    Sun., Oct. 18
    TIME
    4-5 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Doling Aquatic Center
    FEE
    $10/Member, $20/Non-member

     


  8. Training for the Trot


    Be a part of Springfield’s Thanksgiving Day Tradition! Get ready for the 26th Annual Turkey Trot 5K by training with a group at Dan Kinney Park. Designed for individuals who want to run a 5K race for the first time, get back to running or who want to train with a group. Program fee includes registration for Turkey Trot and a Training for the Trot t-shirt. Training will be held outside and will observe physical distancing. Register by Oct. 1. Download registration form.


    AGE
    16 yrs. and up
    DATE
    Oct. 1-Nov. 19
    TIME
    Thurs., 5:30 p.m.
    FEE
    $45/Participant

     


  9. 26th Annual VIRTUAL Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk


    Join Springfield’s Thanksgiving tradition VIRTUALLY! All participants receive a memorable virtual long-sleeved t-shirt. Run or walk at your own pace and upload your time for prizes. Trophies for overall winners and medals for each age group. Build up your Thanksgiving appetite while benefiting the Park Board Youth Recreation Scholarship Fund and the Developmental Center of the Ozarks. Bring five items or five pounds of food to donate to Ozarks Food Harvest.


    AGE
    All Ages
    DATE
    Nov. 26-29
    FEE
    $20/Adult, $15/Child