Featured Events

Celebrate Springfield is proud to partner with the arts & culture community in Springfield to highlight the vibrant arts community right at our fingertips! Take a look at the lineup of arts opportunities in Springfield below and experience something new!

All September | Dickerson Park Zoo
October 2 | Celebration
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JULy 31–August 4
Queen City Rock Camp

If you’re looking for some family-friendly rock and roll, sign your kids up for the Queen City Rock Camp! The goal of Queen City Rock Camp is to provide an inclusive atmosphere for girls, transgender, and non-binary youth to gain confidence in their musical abilities and contribute to the local music scene.

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August 4 | First Friday Art Walk
August 4 @ 5PM-10 PM | Downtown
First Friday Art Walk

Attendees visited the Downtown Arts District to enjoy original art, live music, hands-on activities and live art demonstrations in more than 20 participating galleries! This is offered the first Friday of every month, so check it out! While you’re downtown, try out a new spot for dinner, shop cutting-edge fashion, and take in the one-of-a-kind retail and vibrant nightlife throughout the historic heart of Springfield.

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August 16 | Midweek Matinee
August 16 @ 2pm | Gillioz Theatre
Casablanca: Midweek Matinee

As part of their Midweek Matinee series, the Gillioz Theatre will be showing the 1942 classic Casablanca! This historic venue is perfect for kicking back to watch your favorite movies. Swing by the Gillioz to see your favorites, take a break and enjoy concessions!

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August 17-18 | The Lion King JR
august 17-18 | Springfield little theatre & Mosaic arts collective
The Lion King Jr Workshop Performance

Join Springfield Little Theatre and the Mosaic Arts Collective for a performance of The Lion King Jr at The Judy! This show is part of SLT’s summer series and will feature performers of all ages and experience levels. The Lion King Jr is open for anyone to participate and attend, so you won’t want to miss this incredible performance!

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august 22-24 | Hammons Hall for the Performing arts
Come From Away

Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts will be showing a production of Come From Away by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. Come From Away tells the story of thousand stranded passengers being welcomed into Newfoundland, Canada, after the events of September 11, 2001. Purchase your tickets to this heartwarming show at the box office or online at HammonsHall.com and MissouriStateTix.com!

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August 23 | Route 66 Series
August 23 | History Museum on the square
The Route 66 Series

With Springfield known as the Birthplace of Route 66, it’s important to learn about the Mother Road’s history. Springfield’s History Museum on the Square is hosting The Route 66 Series – 5 Years – 5 Exhibits to tell the story of how Route 66 found its way to the Queen City.

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August 24 | Missouri Philharmonic Orchestra Concert
AUGUST 24 @ 7:30PM
Missouri Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Have you ever wanted to participate in an orchestra? The Missouri Philharmonic Orchestra will be holding their concert on August 24 with an opportunity for audience members to engage with the orchestra. Visit the orchestra for a wonderful live performance!

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August 30 | Midweek Matinee
AUGUST 30 @ 2:00PM | Gillioz Theatre
Oklahoma! Midweek Matinee

As part of their Midweek Matinee series, the Gillioz Theatre will be showing the 1955 classic Oklahoma! This historic venue is perfect for kicking back to watch your favorite movies. Swing by the Gillioz to see your favorites, take a break and enjoy concessions!

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A discounted pass to the Dickerson Park Zoo for $6 per person. Good for all of September 2023. Physical coupon needed to redeem.
September 1-30 | Dickerson Park Zoo
$6.00 Family Pass

Present this coupon at the Dickerson Park Zoo for $6.00 entry for all! Physical coupon required.

 

*Excludes September 16, 2023.

 

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September 8-10 | Springfield Sister Cities association
Japanese Fall Festival

As part of their Midweek Matinee series, the Gillioz Theatre will be showing the 1955 classic Oklahoma! This historic venue is perfect for kicking back to watch your favorite movies. Swing by the Gillioz to see your favorites, take a break and enjoy concessions!

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September 8-24 | Big Fish
September 8-24 | Springfield Contemporary Theatre
Big Fish

Springfield Contemporary Theatre will be showing a production of Big Fish, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture. Big Fish follows the epic adventures of Edward Bloom and his son, Will. Join SCT for this exciting performance by local actors!

September 9-24 | Springfield LIttle Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof

For the Springfield Little Theatre’s 88th season, there will be a production of Fiddler on the Roof as one of the 8 mainstage shows! This show will feature local actors of all age and experience levels. Come see your community come together for this incredible performance!

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September 13 @ 2PM | Gillioz Theatre
On Golden Pond: Midweek Matinee

As part of their Midweek Matinee series, the Gillioz Theatre will be showing the 1981 film On Golden Pond! This historic venue is perfect for kicking back to watch your favorite movies. Swing by the Gillioz to see your favorites, take a break and enjoy concessions!

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September 16 | #OpeningNight
September 16 @ 7:30PM | Springfield Symphony Orchestra
#Opening Night

If you love live classical music, you’re in luck – the Springfield Symphony Orchestra is the largest professional orchestra in the area, and they’re ready to see you! Since 1934, the orchestra has provided an array of beautiful music performances for music lovers in Springfield. You won’t want to miss their opening night!

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September 16-17 | Downtown Springfield association
Cider Days

Cider Days, Springfield’s local arts and crafts festival, is always a great way to enjoy the first few days of fall. This two-day fall festival, held on Historic Walnut Street, features artists and crafters, stage performances, incredible food, and of course, amazing apple cider! Be sure you don’t miss it next year!

USE CODE: CELEBRATE23 FOR $2 OFF ADMISSION!

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September 17 | Fiesta Hispana
September 17 | AcompanARTE Cultural Center
Fiesta Hispana

AcompañARTE Cultural Center is excited to host the 2nd Fiesta Hispana at the Glen Isle Center! This event is free and will include hispanic food, music, games, dances, and other cultural Hispanic customs.

September 23-February 18 | Jordan Eagles: One Blood
September 23-Febraury 18 | Springfield Art Museum
Jordan Eagles: One Blood

The Springfield Art Museum has been an iconic location to view and appreciate art from local artists and those around the world. As the city’s largest cultural institution for art, the museum shows a variety of artistic mediums, including pottery, textiles, decorative and visual art. In this solo exhibition, New York artist Jordan Eagles explores the visual power and cultural uses of blood. Learn more about this incredible exhibition and more by visiting the Springfield Art Museum!

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September 27 | Midweek Matinee
September 27 @ 2PM | gillioz theatre
Roxanne: Midweek Matinee

As part of their Midweek Matinee series, the Gillioz Theatre will be showing the 1987 classic Roxanne! This historic venue is perfect for kicking back to watch your favorite movies. Swing by the Gillioz to see your favorites, take a break and enjoy concessions!

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September 30 @ 10AM-3PM | Fassnight Creek Greenway TRail
Community Mural Project

Be a part of a fun and free community event that will create a special spot along the Fassnight Creek Greenway trail.

Minimum age: 8 years old. Ages 8 -16 must have a parent/guardian present. You may select more than one timeslot. We will send more details, including parking information, to all registered volunteers via email on September 28, 2023.

This pilot project is made possible through a partnership among The City of Springfield, Springfield-Greene County Parks, and Ozark Greenways. Grant funding is generously provided by the Hatch Foundation. 

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The stage schedule for performances on October 1.
October 1 | Springfield Art Museum | Noon-4 p.m.
Celebrate Springfield Event

Join in on the FREE family-friendly art bash at the Springfield Art Museum on October 1 from Noon-4 p.m.! With live performances, arts activities for all ages, delicious eats from food trucks, tie-dying t-shirts, games, kite flying and more, get ready for the biggest arts celebration in Springfield!

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Where to Park:  There is limited on-site parking available at Phelps Grove Park & the Art Museum.  We encourage folks to walk or roll (bicycle, scooter, wheelchair) to the event which is located directly off the Fassnight Creek Greenway trail.

Please plan to park at the Missouri State University parking lot on the southwest corner of National and Grand. Free shuttles will be running between the parking lot and the Art Museum from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Better Block Springfield will also be providing parking for your bicycle! There are also bicycle racks at Phelps Grove Park and the entrance to the Art Museum. 

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FREE TO ATTEND