September 14th – October 7th | Springfield Little Theatre | $16-$30
This Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit inspires everyone to fight for what’s right and “seize the day!”
Reoccuring Thursdays (4 pm – 8 pm) and Saturdays (9 am – 2 pm) | Commercial Street Historic District | FREE
Produce, local honey, soaps, baked goods, herbal tinctures and salves, jewelry, aprons, handmade greeting cards, gifts and so much more!
September 1st – 24th | Springfield Contemporary Theatre | $25 – $30
Tony Award-Winner for Best Musical, Best Book & Best Score. Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.
Recurring weekly on Monday until Oct 29th | Oasis Hotel & Convention Center | FREE
Join us at the newly renovated Oasis Hotel & Convention Center outdoor pool for Mondays with Munday, featuring live music from Springfield’s Shaun Munday
September 1st at 7:30 & 9:30 | Blue Room | $12
Adam was a finalist on “Last Comic Standing”, has twice appeared on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show”, “Chelsea Lately”, ”The Late Late Show”, MTV, VH1, TruTV, CBS, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon’s “See Dad Run”, “The Real Husbands of Hollywood”, MTV’s “Acting Out” and performed at arenas, colleges and clubs all over the world.
September 1 – 3 | Two Rivers Bike Park
Trailspring is proud to announce the FIFTH annual Singletrack Mind Festival taking place Labor Day Weekend, benefitting TrailSpring – a non profit focused on funding and creating trail building opportunities in the Ozarks.
September 20th | Gillioz Theatre | $49-$124
50 years ago, singer-songwriter Stephen Stills met singer-songwriter Judy Collins, known for her piercing ocean blue eyes. Their tumultuous love affair would later be immortalized by Stills with his composition “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” performed by Crosby, Stills & Nash on their landmark debut. Both artists would go on to shape modern music with visionary approaches, but Stills and Collins’ short fiery union remains a transformative era for the two artists.
September 21st 7:00-9:00 pm | Farmers Park | $35 – $45
Wine and Whiskey tasting along with bites of local fare. Over 100 wines and 50 different whiskeys.
September 28th – 29th | Expo Center | $10 or FREE if you come in traditional Bavarian Dress
Music, kid friendly games and Wieners on Parade, spotlighting the wiener dogs, Alpine Good Will Games, Brat Eating Contest and the popular Running of the Wieners! There will be food and drink vendors both days. All proceeds go to support the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of Springfield and the Humane Society.
September 29th | Gillioz Theatre | $36 – $50
Ramsey Lewis has been an iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement for over 50 years with an unforgettable sound and outgoing personality that has allowed him to cross over to the pop and R&B charts.
September 7th & 8th | 220 W Republic Road | FREE
Family friendly festival. Rides and games for kids, BBQ dinner, Silent Auction, Bingo, Beer Garden, and live music both Friday and Saturday nights.
September 7 – 9 | Mizumoto Stroll Garden | $3 – $15
Celebrate Springfield’s Sister City, Isesaki, Japan with artists, performers, martial art demonstrations, special guests, vendors and more!
September 8th | Dickerson Park Zoo | $45
One exotic night of good brews, good music and amazing animals. Don’t miss the inaugural Brew at the Zoo benefiting Friends of the Zoo.
September 8th | Mother’s Brewing | $10, kids 15 and under at FREE
Time to dust off the ol’ lederhosen and dirndls and get ready for the 8th EVER Oktoberfest in the Ozarks! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 8th. Gates open at 12:30pm and the good times continue until 10pm. We’ll be kickin’ it in Your Mother’s Backyard.
September 15th & 16th | Historic Walnut Street | $4, kids 10 and under are FREE
This two-day fall festival will feature regional artists and crafters, three performance stages, fall-themed activities for kids, and, of course, delicious apple cider!
September 15th | Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum, 3068 Highway A, Mansfield, MO 65704
Wilder Days is an annual celebration commemorating Laura Ingalls Wilder, America’s favorite pioneer girl, and her cherished “Little House” books. Hear Pa’s fiddle, take a tour of the home, & enjoy the grounds of Rocky Ridge Farm.
September 14th | Gillioz Theatre | $12
September 1st & 5th | Moxie Theatre | $6-$10
Captured live from the National Theatre in London, this critically acclaimed production directed by Marianne Elliot has astonished audiences around the world and has received seven Olivier and five Tony Awards®.
Recurring Thursdays | Missouri Institute of Natural Science | $5
Come join us for a community class for beginners with our yogi Haley Norton. The class is fun and relaxing, just bring your mat…. $5 per person, what a deal! All proceeds go to the museum.
September 8th | 37 North Expeditions
Get ready for an incredible day hiking on beautiful trails surrounded by gorgeous view. Today we will be doing a scenic hike in Withrow Springs State Park, featuring a cave, springs, a bluff and spectacular views. The hike will be approximately 4 miles with 400 ft elevation gain. You will not be disappointed by this changing landscape and beautiful features. To finish up our day, we will be rewarded with a visit to Sassafras Winery, one of Northwest Arkansas’ premiere wineries. Enjoy exceptional wines, locally made and from all around the world under the covered patio next to the fireplace, or on one of the many over-sized decks.
September 15th | Downtown Springfield | FREE
Featuring the brightest and most inspired street chefs bringing everything from gourmet hot dogs, sandwiches, Creole, BBQ, Mexican & TexMex, American, Italian, American, Asian, Latin, Mediterranean, and sweets, plus live entertainment, and vendors galore.
September 29th | Tie & Timber | $8 – $100
Do Good Music Festival, presented by Tie & Timber Beer Co., delivers a premier lineup of bands to Springfield’s Rountree neighborhood on September 29, to benefit The House That Friends Built—building a house in Eden Village.
September 15th | Terrell Creek Farm | $25
Come join us for an evening of local cheese, meats and other seasonal treats. Come hungry, this will be a meal!
September 9th | Mother’s Brewing Company
We’ll be feelin’ it, and we know you will too. Join us the day after our slammin’ Oktoberfest in the Ozarks festival for a little hair of the downward-facing dog. We’ll start off with donation-based yoga by Caitlin from 11:30-12:30, followed by Aimee Smith from 1-2 pm. Mark Bilyeu and Cindy Woolf will be playin’ in the backyard from 2:30-5 pm. BONUS Mr. Pumpkin Ice cream Social starting at 1.
September 5th – 7th | Alamo Drafthouse
Is there anyone cooler than Ferris Bueller? Obviously, that’s a rhetorical question, because it’s not scientifically possible for anyone to be as rad as America’s favorite teenager playing hooky.
September 15th | Intersection of McCracken & 3rd in Ozark | $80 – $750
Join us for this charming fall gathering, surrounded by the Ozarks’ most vital resource – our local water. This year’s Sunset Soirée, the third annual Bridge to Clean Water fundraiser, will be just in time to glimpse green foliage before autumn colors set in, to enjoy beautifully flowing, natural water, and to take in autumn’s glowing twilight. Come dressed in your finest fall attire for this outdoor event on the bridge overlooking the Finley River. Wander or stop to enjoy the event at cocktail tables, select tables & chairs, or a comfy, river-viewing bench. The picturesque views and up-close look at the historic Ozark Mill and dam restoration will make this a night-out to remember.
September 8th & 9th | Hootontown
Back and better for 2018! Join us on the James River for on stream skills workshops, food, flytying, custom cranks, live music and camping!! Last year was a BLAST; this year will be EPIC!!! This year our beneficiary is James River Basin Partnership. JRBP does some serious GOOD for our beloved watershed! We’ll have a River Bassin Tournament trail tourney event on Sunday, details for that to follow! Please Like, Share and Support our sponsors!!
September 22nd | Fordland MO | $2 – $5
We’ve got a great line up of antique, home decor, and gift vendors – plus live music, food, and a one of a kind atmosphere.
September 28th & 29th | Urban Roots Farm | $70
This fall we will enjoy food prepared by the talented Drake Tillman and great beer from Mother’s Brewing Co. Each evening will include live music and a farm tour. Drinks and music begin at 6pm and dinner is served at 7. Come enjoy delicious food, excellent local beer, and time with friends, new and old, on our urban farm.
September 6th – 8th | Seymour | FREE
Over the three-day event you can be entertained with FREE live entertainment, 100+ craft and various vendors, enjoy a 5K run, parade, Johnny Appleseed contest, decorated bike contest, several apple contests and auction, apple peeling contest, apple princess contest, and so much more. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets & get ready for a great weekend of tons of fun for all ages!! Share this event with your family and friends & plan to have a great weekend with us.
September 29th – 30th | Fair Grove
Join us for the Fair Grove Festival. Monroe House will be set up along with Charlotte’s Place to bring you the most beautiful clothing and home decor!
September 29th | Discovery Center | $40
This unique, adults only fundraising event will be the most fun night of Springfield 2018. Explore 60,000 square feet of exhibits while experiencing explosive, hands-on experiments and enjoying food and drinks from the hottest restaurants and vendors, which is all included with your ticket! Night at the Museum is date night/business casual–you’ll want to wear comfortable shoes so you can experience all of our activities!
September 22nd | Krave | $15
Members Only is midwest’s premier 80’s tribute band playing the most bodacious hits of the decade that gave us Rubik’s Cube, Top Gun, and BIG Hair!
September 12th | Alamo Drafthouse
“Act cool, look cool, be cool. ’Til death do us part, think Pink!”
September 22nd | Jackson Street in Willard
We are shutting down the Downtown portion of Jackson street to house arts/crafts vendors, food trucks, bounce houses, live music, dog costume contest, ComicCon hero and villain walk, beer garden, and more!
September 20th | Tea Bar & Bites | $25
The event will feature an assortment of beautifully handcrafted and vintage aprons along with silent auction merchandise from local shops and restaurants to benefit Ozarks Food Harvest.
September 22nd & 23rd | B+B Boulangerie | $103 per couple
We’re celebrating the start of Oktoberfest by making Beer-Braised Bratwurst with Sauerkraut, Spatzle German Noodles, Ham & Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Rolls, and Hand-Stretched Apple Strudel. After you prepare the feast, you’ll dine by candlelight while we do the dishes. Prost!
September 18th | 4 by 4 Brewing | $50
Painting, Pizza and Pints!! Our Beer Pallet Sign 14×14 Wood Pallet Sign. Ticket price includes paint session/supplies and 2 craft beers! Pizza will be available for purchase at the event!
September 21st | Blackberry Creek Retreat in Rogersville |$ 25
An evening of outdoor food, fellowship, and music. We’ll start with a “Picnic” theme dinner, with our Amish neighbors providing the Fried Chicken, Homemade Breads and Apple Butter, and Desserts. We’ll throw in the sides on tablecloth’d tables and vintage plating, around and under our Big White Oak. After, as the sun has set, our friends return, The Finley River Boys to entertain you with Bluegrass, some Gospel, some variety of music.