Events



  1. 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.

     


  2. 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

     


  3. Moonlight MASKerade


    Enjoy the full moon and autumn colors at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. Friends of the Garden partners with Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks for a lighted garden trail experience with edible treats. Costumes encouraged, face coverings required. Discount advance tickets at FriendsOfTheGarden.org, or full price at the gate.

    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Thursday, Oct. 29 and Friday, Oct. 30
    TIME
    5-8 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
    FEE
    Adult: $15/advance or $17/at the gate, includes 6 tokens to purchase food and beverage from local food artisans;
    Kids age 3-12: $5/advance or $7/at the gate, includes treat stops;
    Family Package: $40/advance or $45/at the gate, includes two adults, three kids and 12 tokens to purchase food and beverage from local food artisans

     


  4. 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

     


  5. Youth Try Hockey for Free Day


    Want to try playing hockey? Kids are introduced to basic hockey skating and drills during this one-hour class. Register beginning Oct. 14 at https://tryhockeyforfree.com/ or register onsite Nov. 7 at noon.

    AGE
    4-9 yrs.
    DATE
    Sat., Nov. 7
    TIME
    1-2 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Jordan Valley Ice Park
    FEE
    Free

     


  6. Gardens Aglow


    Enjoy an evening walk through the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden glowing with festive lights and music! Campfires and hot drinks available. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Face coverings and physical distancing required. Advanced tickets and a full schedule at FriendsOftheGarden.org.


    AGE
    All Ages
    DATE
    Nov. 27, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021
    TIME
    Fri.-Sun. nights, 5-8:30 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
    FEE
    $5/Adult; $2/Children 3-12 years

     


  7. Veterans’ Appreciation Day


    Free zoo admission for military veterans with ID, and their immediate family.

    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Wed., Nov. 11
    TIME
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Dickerson Park Zoo
    FEE
    Free for military veterans (with ID) and their immediate family; $15/Adults and teens, $10/Children 3-12 yrs., $12/Seniors 60 yrs. and up, Free/Children 2 and under, and FOZ members