24 Things to Do in Springfield This January

December 28, 2017

Kick off your 2018 in style! There are tons of great events going on in Springfield in January. If your resolution is to get out in the community more, there’s no shortage of really fun things to do in the first month of the new year. 2017 was great and 2018 looks like it’ll be an even bigger and better year for the Queen City!


The Sound of Music 

Juanita K. Hammons Hall

  • January 9, 2018, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
  • January 10, 2018, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
  • January 11, 2018, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.


The classic musical, the Sound of Music is coming to Springfield! The story of the von Trapp family will be told in three performances at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in early January. This production has received rave reviews from Variety, The Los Angeles Times and many other publications of record. Come out and see this Tony award winning play in Springfield!


Harlem Globetrotters

JQH Arena

Jan 18, 2018 – 7:00 PM


Everyone’s favorite basketball artistry show will be at JQH Arena on January 18th! Come out and see the trick shots, ball-handing mastery and family-friendly entertainment of the Harlem Globetrotters!


Gillioz theater

Jan 20, 2018 – 8:00 PM



The rock harmonies of America swept the nation 47 years ago for the first time and they’ve been performing their classic hits ever since. The group will be holding a performance in the historic Gillioz Theater on January 20th.  If you’re not familiar with their work, they’re the band who wrote the song “A Horse With No Name” and “I Need You.”



Missouri St. Bears vs. Northern Iowa Panthers

JQH Arena

Jan 4, 2018 – 8:00 PM


We don’t know if you know this yet, but the Bears are really good this year! Alize Johnson and company will take on conference rival Northern Iowa at home on January 4th. Come out and support the Bears in their quest to win the Missouri Valley Conference and earn that NCAA tournament bid!


Springfield Symphony Presents: Romantic Revolution

Juanita K. Hammons Hall

Jan 20, 2018 – 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM



This year, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra is performing collections of music from Russia and the January performance figures to be a memorable one! They’ll be playing the music of Wagner and Brahms from the Romantic Period. Also on hand will be special guest performer Chae Won Hong, an award winning cellist who will Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1!


The Professors and MaryAnn

Missouri State University

Jan 19, 2018 – 8:00 PM

If you’re looking for a rock’n’roll show to go to, look no further. The Professors will be performing at Missouri State University, bringing the heat with their fun, eclectic style!

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue”

Juanita K. Hammons Hall

Jan 17, 2018 – 10:00 AM


This is a fun event for the little ones! Paw Patrol is the story of a group of rescue dogs led by a young boy with an arsenal of gadgets.  The pups do their best to protect their community and work together as a team! It’s a great time for kids and parents will enjoy the educational entertainment as well!


Bass Pro Tournament of Champions

JQH Arena

Jan 11-13 2018


The 34th annual Bass Pro Tournament of Champions returns to Springfield in January! More than 60 NBA players have played in the tournament and it’s always a close up look at some of the best young basketball talent in the world! The tournament takes place over three days and be sure to stick around on Saturday for the dunk contest! Basketball legends like Alonzo Mourning, John Wall and Lamar Odom have played in tournaments past, come out this year to see the next legend!


The Mystery Hour

Jan 12 – Jan 14, 2018


This show is like a giant gallery of toys for adults! The show will be held at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and features the largest lineup of boats, RVs and other recreational vehicles! It’s the 8th time this event has been hosted in Springfield and this one figures to be the biggest one yet!

Jan 13, 2018 – 8:00 PM


There’s always something going on at the Springfield Improv. They have shows every week with different topics and themes. This event is the in-house comedians delivering “spoilers” about the audiences’ favorites films. It’s a hilarious exercise in poking fun at movies and pop culture all while having a good laugh!



Biz 417’s Think Summit



West Side Story

Jan 19, 2018 – 7:30 PM

The Springfield Little Theater is putting on one the most timeless and celebrated plays of all time in “West Side Story.” It’s the story of rival gangs in New York City and the star-crossed lovers caught in the middle. If the productions SLT has put on recently are any indication, this one is set up to be a smash hit!

Mad Hatter’s Ball

Jan 12, 2018 – 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Wanna go to a dance party? Check this event out! It’s a dance party that encourages visitors to wear the craziest hat they can find! There’s going to be a hat contest and a snack potluck! Dancers of all levels are welcome! You can learn a few steps, show off your moves or just have a great time!


Comedian Greg Warren



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