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Expect Road Closures, Traffic Delays Downtown During Route 66 Festival

Motorists in downtown Springfield should expect road closures and traffic delays all weekend in downtown Springfield due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, starting Friday morning and lasting until Sunday evening. Below is a comprehensive list of the closures. Barricades will be in place at several downtown intersections by Friday afternoon, with the exception […]
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The Ozarks Look Sweet When You’re Upon the Seat of a Bicycle Built for Two

John and Jean White think pushing pedals in pairs is the perfect way to promote the scenery of the Ozarks. After traveling to other parts of the country to ride their bicycle built for two, the Whites realized southwest Missouri is just as beautiful as other locations so they and other members of Tandems of […]
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Tournament Bringing in Record Number of Teams

More than 3,500 people are expected to be at the 2016 Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Cup at Lake Country Soccer when nearly 190 teams will compete April 22-24, a huge increase over the previous year. “It’s a big one, “ said John Markey, executive director at Lake Country Soccer. “We’re 60 teams over where we were […]
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Spyderfest to Benefit Charities

More than 1,200 people from around the globe are expected to be in Springfield for the largest Spyder rally in the world April 27-May 1 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Spyderfest U.S. 2016 will involve hundreds of the colorful three-wheeled Can-Am roadsters cruising the streets and the public is invited to check them out. Vendor […]
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Several Downtown Streets to be Closed for Color Run on April 30

The Downtown Springfield Association announced the 2016 Color Run set to begin at 9 a.m. April 30 will affect portions of several streets. Trafficway Street between Kimbrough Avenue and John Q. Hammons Parkway closes at 4 a.m. with local traffic only allowed to enter Mediacom Ice Park. Other portions of the course route will be […]
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Gourd Art Festival set for April 9-10 in Springfield

The 18th Annual Show Me Gourd Festival takes place from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 9 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 10 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant Ave. Workshops are also scheduled to take place on April 8. The festival will feature amateur and professional artists competing, showcasing and selling their work. Sales […]
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Welcome Groups Coming to the City!

A variety of groups are coming to Springfield in the next few weeks. We encourage you to welcome them on your business’ marquee, on your social media accounts and in other ways that will make them feel at home and want to return for future visits. Not only do group events boost the local economy […]
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Route 66 Festival Grows in 2016

If you like classic cars, music, motorcycles, parades, ice cream, movies, games, food, books, history, art, fireworks or baseball, mark your calendar for the sixth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Aug. 12-14 in Springfield. The festival that drew an estimated 23,000 people to downtown Springfield last year offers family fun and entertainment revolving around […]
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Save the Date for Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards Banquet!

Join the Convention & Visitors Bureau in honoring businesses and individuals making a difference in the local tourism business. The Salute to Travel & Tourism Awards Banquet is set to begin with a reception at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. at The Old Glass Place. Individual […]
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