Ring in Spring With A Day of Downtown Activities in Springfield MO

Ring in Spring With A Day of Downtown Activities in Springfield MO

The sun is finally making its return and it’s starting to heat up outside. Spring has arrived in Springfield and everyone is ready to take a breath of fresh air once again. We’ve got some good news: there’s plenty to do in Downtown Springfield that gives you the chance to soak up the sun.

Trying to think of things to do in Springfield MO? Look no further! We’ve listed some of the best activities that’ll cure your spring fever in no time.

Get outdoors

There’s nothing better than getting to spend a beautiful day outdoors. Spend your sunny weekends exploring some of these Downtown spots:

Spend a day at the park

Founders Park brings an urban playground to the center of Downtown Springfield. Named for being located where Springfield was founded, Founders Park offers several historical markers that help to tell the story of Springfield as it has grown.

The park also hosts several events over spring and summer, including a lunchtime Founders Park Concert Series and Movies at Founders Park. The best part? Both are free to the public!

Check out the Art Walk

Delight in those long summer nights out in the heart of Downtown during the First Friday Art Walk. Purchase a new art piece for the home, enjoy free admission from the History Museum on the Square or browse the new additions to the Springfield Sculpture Walk.

Wanting to experience Art Walk a little earlier in the day? Stop by for Second Saturday, which goes from 12 – 5 PM. You’ll get all of the fun of Art Walk with a more laid-back vibe.

Get your goods at the C Street Market

Looking to grab some local fare without going too far? Swing by the C Street Market for locally grown foods that are sure to please those at your dinner table. If you’re not needing a meal, don’t fret – the C Street Market has goods like soaps, handmade greeting cards, and other gifts to share with the loved ones in your life.

Visit the market every Saturday from 9 AM – 2 PM or on Thursday from 4 – 8 PM for some great Springfield-made goods!

Rain, rain, go away

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers, but when it comes to Missouri weather, those April showers often overstay their welcome. If you get rained out, here’s some ways to have fun and beat the storms:

Catch a flick

One of the best ways to avoid a day outside in the rain is to spend it inside with a good movie. Lucky for you, downtown Springfield has two movie theatres for you to enjoy! Check out a movie at the independent Moxie Cinema, or visit the Regal College Station Stadium and have a great film experience without going far.

Have a laugh at a show

If the rain has your spirits down, brighten up your day with a trip to one of the improv shows around Downtown Springfield. Springfield Improv offers plenty of shows for you to enjoy on a dreary day, or check out the newly opened Monk’s Social Club for great comedy and live podcast recordings.   

Do some spring cleaning for your style

Start off the season with some new fashions for your closet with the local boutiques in Downtown Springfield. Ever wanted to sip a drink while trying on dresses? Lush at Bartique has a full bar and plenty of styles for you to choose from. Or, if you’re interested in some of the hottest trends in town, stop in at Envy Boutique for a wide selection of skirts, shirts, shoes and more.


If you love spending your spring days in Downtown Springfield, have you considered living in a stylish loft right by everything you enjoy?

Contact us Springfield Lofts and we can help you find a beautiful loft next to all of the activities in Downtown Springfield MO!