Well it is Labor Day, and the question is WHAT TO DO IN AND AROUND SPRINGFIELD MO this Weekend? I hear it will be perfect weather for Lake time on Table Rock Lake and Stockton Lake. There's always so much to do, so grab your family and friends and enjoy all the fun that the Ozarks offer. There is lots to do In and Around Springfield, MO this weekend. Have a GREAT TIME everyone!
All Weekend Events
Ozark Mule Days, 7 to 10pm August 30, 9am to 10pm August 31, and 8am to closing ceremony September 1 , at Finley River Park arena. Features mules, contests, a pie-eating contest, an authentic wagon train from Isabella. Weekend admission is $10, $6 for ages 7 to 12, free for ages 6 and younger. 417-343-9412.
Lebanon: Missouri State Horseshoe Pitching Championship, August 30 to September 1, Cowan Civic Center , 500 E. Elm Street. Free to Spectators. 816-918-6789.
Bass Pro Shops Labor Day Hometown Festival, 12pm to 5pm, September 31 and 1st, at Bass Pro Shops, 1935 S. Campbell AVe. Includes games, crafts, gift card giveaways and sweepstakes, as well as food sampling and outdoor seminars. All ages and FREE!
Friday, August 30, 2013
Live Band Dance, 7 PM, Nixa senior center, 404 South Main St., cover charge. 417-725-2322.
Rock for Autism, 8pm, Nathan P. Murphy's, 218 S. Campbell. Music by Sunrise Cassette, Truett and the Traitors, Kill Crows, Molotov Latte and Jessamyn Orchard. Cover: $4, $8 for 20 and younger. 417-863-1909 or email email@example.com.
Meet Pro Fisherman Mike DelVisco, 4 to 6 pm, Texas Roadhouse, 255 E. Monastery Rd. Guests can see the Bassmaster's Phoenix bass boat and truck and register to win a fishing package. FREE admission, 864-380-3653.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Community Breakfast, 7 to 10 am at the Nixa Senior Citizen Center, 404 S. Main St. Members of Nixa City Council will be present to discuss issues with citizens. Admission $4, $3 for ages 12-5, and free for kids age 4 and under. 417-725-2322.
Community Clothing Drive, to benefit Least of These food pantry and clothing closet, donate new or gently used clothing items. To drop off go to Price Cutter Plus between 10am to 1pm.
Discover Nature: Dove Hunting Classic, 8:30am to 3pm at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center, 4897 N. Farm Rd 61. Department of Conservation staff will discuss the biology of doves and how to wing shoot. FREE, need to register at 417-742-4361 or email Dalton Range.
Branson K-Life 5K and 10K Taney County Run-Walk, 7am at the Branson Landing fountains. All ages welcome. 417-334-4034. 5K entry fee is $30, 10K is $35.
Monarchs Rule! 1 to 4pm, at Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way. Join Volunteer Naturalists Bob and Ruby Ball and Dana Tideman for an indoor/outdoor adventure to explore the behavior and life cycle of these butterflies. Ages 5 to adult. FREE, registration required at 417-888-4237.
Robot Workshop, 10am to noon or 1 to 3 pm, Discovery Center, 438 St. Louis St. Learn about instructions, gears, circuits and other mechanical parts. Each workshop will focus on a different type of robot and different age level. Ages 6 and older. Cost: $25 for Discovery member parent and child, or $30 non Discovery member plus $25 for cost of robot. 417-862-9910.
Sunday September 1st, 2013
2013 MDA Show of Strength- an Evening of Concerts with Iroc and Pearl Nation. 6 to 10pm at the Branson Landing Town Square, during the Labor Day Weekend. FREE.
Monday September 2nd, 2013
Doggie Dive, 3:30 to 5pm, Nixa Community Center at 701 Taylor Way. Free for the Dogs, $2 for humans. 417-725-5486. A great way to close down the Community Pool as we say Goodbye to Labor Day Weekend and summertime fun at the Nixa Community Pool.
Other Things You Can Do "In and Around Springfield, MO"
There are Lots of Fun things to Enjoy Outside,
Busiek State Park has an Outdoor Shooting Range and is located off 65 between Ozark and Branson, Mo. Only 2 Lanes, but a great place to practice shooting.
Ha Ha Tonka State Park is located in Camdenton, Mo. Great Walking trails, lots of steps, cool photo opportunities!!!