Things to Do

The best way to Celebrate Springfield is to enjoy our city on your own time. Use the filter below to learn about the number of activities you can do in Springfield, no matter how much time you have! With so many opportunities available, you’re sure to find something you and your family will enjoy!

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Springfield Little Theatre

Springfield Little Theatre is a nonprofit, community theatre located in downtown Springfield, Missouri. SLT began in 1934 with the production of The Importance of Being Ernest and has grown tremendously each year since. We produce roughly eight mainstage shows on our home stage at The Landers Theatre.

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Springfield Ballet

Springfield Ballet, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the art of ballet through premier education, performance, outreach and collaboration.

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First Friday Artwalk

First Friday Art Walk is a program of the Springfield Regional Arts Council. Established over 20 years ago, the Art Walk is a free and self-guided program that allows the community to get an insider look at local art, businesses, and galleries! As the name suggests, the Art Walk happens on the First Friday of every month and showcases the art, food, and fun of Downtown Springfield.

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Ozarks Lyric Opera

For over four decades the Ozarks Lyric Opera has been entertaining and educating the Ozarks through our commitment to bringing this life-changing art form to our community.

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Missouri Philharmonic Orchestra

The Missouri Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) is Southwest Missouri’s premier civic orchestra. MPO’s professional, amateur and student musicians are solely focused on serving the community through the creation of beautiful music, crafted through intentional immersion in the musical elements.

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Queen City Rock Camp

Queen City Rock Camp (QCRC) is a week-long day camp for girls, transgender, and nonbinary youth ages 9 to 18 in Springfield, Missouri. The mission of Queen City Rock Camp is to provide a safe and supportive space for girls, transgender, and nonbinary youth, where campers work together to build self confidence through music.

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Springfield Symphony Orchestra

The Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is Southwest Missouri’s largest regional, professional orchestra and is one of two of the oldest arts organizations in Springfield. Each Symphony season includes nine subscription monthly concerts–six classical and three pops concerts; two free community concerts–a Halloween concert and a Holiday concert; and Education & Outreach programming.

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Gillioz Theatre

The Historic Gillioz Theatre was established in 1926 with the dawning of film and the creation of route 66, referred to as the mother road, that would connect travelers across the united states. Restored as a 501c-3 not-for-profit in 2006, the Gillioz center for arts & entertainment is committed to preserving the past, celebrating community, and making memories through arts, education, and entertainment.

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Playgrounds at Tom Watkins Park

Come play at Tom Watkins Park where you’ll find tennis courts, an outdoor basketball court, picnic tables & grills, restrooms, open shelters, play equipment, and an 18-hole disc golf course.

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Playgrounds at Silver Springs Park

Silver Springs Park features a newly-updated swimming pool, playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, a ball field, picnic tables and grills, restrooms and a large pavilion.

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