Friday, April 19, 20, and 21st!
There is so much to do In and Around Springfield, MO, Have a GREAT TIME everyone! There is World Fest at Silver Dollar City, Rockin Ribs presented by the Springfield, MO Rotary Clubs of Springfield, proceeds benefit our local charities!!!!
Friday, April 19th
Silver Dollar City's World Fest begins!!! Silver Dollar City: Each spring International entertainers bring incredible performances from around the world to America's Heartland. It's a celebration of global proportions where laughter and music are universal languages! See the best acts from across the globe and discover a world of adventure at America's Largest International Festival - only at Silver Dollar City! 399 Silver Dollar City Parkway. One day ticket prices are $58, $48 for ages 4 to 11, and ages 62 and older are $56, tax not included in any ticket prices. 3 and younger are FREE. 800-831-4386.
Springfield Free Alternative Healthcare, 5 to 7PM, Wellness Concepts Clinic, 1200 East Woodhurst Dr., Suite R300. Learn how acupuncture, chiropractic, herbs, and massage can change your life. 417-877-1300.
"The Magic Flute, "presented by MSU Opera Theater, 7:30 PM, April 19, 3 PM. April 21, Ellis Hall, MSU, 901 South National Ave. Free. 417-836-6011.
"Scooby-Doo Live!" Musical Mysteries, 7 PM, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for performing arts, 525 John Q Hammons parkway. Tickets: $19-$75. 417-836-7678; 888-476-7849; HammonsHall.com
Rockin Ribs Barbecue Festival Preview Party, presented by Rotary Clubs of Springfield, 5 till 11 PM, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant Ave. Tickets: $10 at the gate; No advance tickets will be sold for preview party. Live music and barbecue sampling. The Clydesdales will be on site 5:30 to 7:30 PM. .
Saturday, April 20th
Breakfast, 7 to 9 AM, in Nixa, at the American Legion Post 434, 591 North McCroskey St. Costs: $4.
Nixa Live Band Dance, 7 PM, Nixa Senior Center, 404 South Main St. Cover charge. 417-725-2322.
Christian County Master Gardener's Plant Sale, 8 AM, Richwood Valley campus of Ozark technical college, Missouri 14, between Nixa Ozark. Fridays of annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs for sale, as well as garden Decor. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions 417-581-3558.
Billings Wildcat Pride Stride 5K and 1K kids Run–, 7 to 11AM, Billings high school, 118 W. Mount Vernon St. 417-260-1569.
2013 Rockin Ribs Barbecue Festival, presented by local Springfield Rotary Clubs of Springfield, 10 AM to 11 PM, at the Ozark Empire State Fairgrounds, 3001 North Grant Ave. Highlights include barbecue sampling at 1 PM until gone; Texas hold 'em turn event, children's area, live music with members only and several other bands. The Clydesdales will be on-site 12 to 3 PM. Proceeds benefit local charities. Tickets $7 in advance at Great Southern bank, Kum and Go stores, HyVee and Big Whiskeys American Bar and Grill locations. Gated mission: $10. Rockinribs.com
Autos in April 5K run – walk, 10:30 AM, 2020 East Battlefield Rd., Evangel Temple. Car shows is at 10 AM to 2 PM; the registration fee for cars. 417-833-0676; email autosinApril5K@etchirch.org
Baby affair, 9 AM to 1:30 PM, Cox South, 3801 South National Ave. Educational programs, demonstrations, displays, door prizes, maternity fashion show and an expert panel discussion for new parents, grandparents, and expectant families. Free. 417-269-5239.
Camp Barnabas Half Marathon, registration starts at 6 AM; race at 8AM; Stroll at 10 AM. Jordan Valley Park, 735 East Trafficway St. 417-476-2565; big party marathon.com
Daughters without Mothers, Spring Tea and Seminar, presented by Oxford health care hospice, 2:59 PM, Messiah Lutheran Church, 925 East Seminole St. RSVP; Renée Jenkins on or before April 19th. 417-883-7500, extension 3235.
Discover 2013: MSU Fashion Department Annual Spring Fashion Show, 4 PM, Springfield Expo Center, 635 St. Louis Street. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door 417-836-5136.
MSU showcase, 10 AM to 1 PM, Plaster Student Union, campus of MSU, 1110 East Madison St. An open house visit day for perspective high school students, transfer students and their parents. Faculty members will be available to talk about majors offered at MSU and Campus tours will be provided. 417-836-8964.
"Playhouse!" Improvised Kids Show, 11 AM Skinny Improv Comedy Theatre, 306 South Ave. Admission of $5 includes free popcorn. 417-831-5233.
Sunday April 21st
Budweiser Clydesdale, 1to 4PM, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Arena, 3001 North Grand Ave. Admission is five dollars; three dollars for children. 417-833-2660.
Greater Ozarks Audubon Society Field Trip to Rippee Creek Conservation area, 7:30 AM to 1 PM. Meet at the Mo-Dot parking lot at US 65 and Evans Road. Free. 417-882-0714
MSU Community Band, presented by First Calvary musical offerings concert series, 2:30 PM, First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, 820 Cherry St. Free. 417-862-5068; .
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!!!