Summer Activities in Downtown Springfield

Summer Activities in Downtown Springfield

There’s nothing quite like summer in downtown Springfield, MO. From watching glorious sunsets through huge loft windows to sipping drinks on one of the many downtown patios, the hazy, lazy vibes are the best. Residents of our Springfield loft apartments also enjoy front row access to all the activities that downtown has to offer, and great news, a lot of them are free! Here’s what’s going on in your backyard this summer. 

Free Summer Activities in Springfield

Movie Night at Founders Park

When: Every Friday & Saturday night during June & July, 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Where: Founders Park

Who: Anyone Who Loves a Good Movie

How (much): FREE

Why: Free movie night under the stars. Need we say more? Movie Night at Founders Park is perfect for a free date night or family outing! 

Live Music Fridays at Frank n’ Steins

When: Every Friday night, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: Frank ‘n’ Steins

Who: Hot Dog Eaters and Listeners of Music

How (much): FREE

Why: Kick back, relax, and enjoy a gourmet hotdog and rad local music. While admission is free, we highly encourage you to expand your palette and try the Bite Club. Your taste buds will thank you! Oh, and if you’re a herbivore, they’ve got plenty of Vegan options available! 

First Friday Art Walk

When: First Friday of every month, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where:  Art Walk venues all across Downtown Springfield 

Who: Springfieldians Who Love to Walk and Peruse Local Art

How (much): FREE

Why: To celebrate the art and creativity of your fellow 417-landers! Walk around, look at art, grab a bite at a downtown restaurant, look at art, artfully sip on a cappuccino at The Coffee Ethic, look at art, go forth, and be inspired. 

9th Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival & Car Show

When: August 9-10, 7:00 am – 11:00 pm 

Where: All around downtown Springfield & Historic Route 66 

Who: Route 66 Fanatics, Car Enthusiasts, & Festival Goers

How (much): FREE

Why: Because Springfield is the birthplace of Route 66 and that’s pretty cool! South Street will be lined with vintage & classic cars as far as the eye can see, food trucks will be in abundance, and there will be plenty to see and do! Make sure to check it out! 

$5+ Summer Activities in Springfield 

Trivia at Best of Luck 

When: First Wednesday of every month, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Best of Luck Beer Hall

Who: Trivia Buffs & Local Beer Lovers

How (much): Free (with purchase of drink special! So, around $5 – 10) 

Why: Free movie night under the stars…need we say more? Movie Night at Founders Park is perfect for a free date night or family outing! 

Improvable Causes

When: First Friday of every month, 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

Where: Springfield Improv

Who: Anyone Who Is A Fan of Laughing So Hard Until You Cry

How (much): $5

Why: Poke fun at popular culture and enjoy this fast-paced, wry, and high-energy improv show by hilarious local comedians. You won’t regret it. 

$15+ Summer Activities in Springfield

Springfield Cardinals

When: Here’s their 2019 schedule 

Where: Hammons Field

Who: Baseball Fans & Concessions Lovers

How (much): $8 – $50

Why: Repeat after me, “Themed trivia night, delicious, elevated bar food, and over 20 taps of locally sourced beer!”. Cool! See ya there!  

$25+ Summer Activities in Springfield

Star Wars Saturday 

When: Saturday, July 27, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Where: The Gillioz Theater

Who: Calling All Jedis, Wookies, and Storm Troopers 

How (much): $25 for a series pass

Why: ‘Cause the Empire is about to strike back ya’ll! Enjoy the classic Star Wars trilogy at the historic Gillioz Theater. It’s an event you don’t want to miss! 


Do you want to be at the center of the action? Contact Springfield Lofts to learn more about our available lofts and apartments!