37 Things to do in Springfield This March

February 28, 2018

Spring is almost here! Hopefully, anyway. Regardless of what the weather decides to do this month, there’s a a lot of stuff going on in the city! Plenty of chances to get out and enjoy Springfield in a bunch of different ways. St. Ptarick’s Day is coming up and we’ll have a list of all the great celebrations coming out soon, but there are tons of events all month long. Let’s take a look at what is going on!

Events courtesy of the Springfield News-Leader

Missouri State University’s production of The Crucible

When: March 1-4, 7:30-10 p.m.
Where: The Balcony Theatre at Missouri State University, 901 S National Ave.


In the insular and theocratic Puritan village of 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, a group of young girls are discovered dancing in the woods and immediately fall ill. Written by Arthur Miller. Directed by Dr. Kurt Gerard Heinlein. $14 Adults; $12 Students.Seniors; $8 in advance with MSU ID. 417-836-5000




When: Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Springfield Contemporary Theatre, 302 E. Pershing St.


Ragtime weaves together the story of three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr, a Harlem musician; Mother and her white, middle-class family in New Rochelle; and Tateh, a Jewish immigrant who has come to America with his daughter seeking a new life. Based on the novel by E.L Doctorow. $10-$28. 417-831-8001

5th Annual Spring Fling 2018

When: March 2 6-8 p.m.
Where: Northview Center, 301 E Talmage St.

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks invite you to boogie the night away at a fun-filled evening for individuals with disabilities. Ages 12 on up. 417-837-5808.

Ben Kronberg

When: March 2 & 3, 8 p.m
Where: Blue Room Comedy Club, 541 E St Louis St.


Blue Room Comedy Club at Billiards of Springfield, 541 E. St. Louis St. Tickets $10-$15. 417-986-4866

First Friday Art Walk

When: Friday, March 2, 6 p.m.
Where: Park Central Square


This year visitors will receive a warm welcome in 19 participating venues featuring original art, artist receptions, live art demonstrations, hands-on art activities and more. 417-862-2787 Ext. 25 http://www.itsalldowntown.com/

Relics Antique Mall Amazing Garage Sale

When: Friday, March 2-4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Relics Event Center, 2015 W Battlefield Rd.

This is a good, old fashioned, garage sale, with low-to-go prices. Free. 417-885-0007

Springfield Improv: Improvable Causes

When: March 2 & 3, 10 p.m.
Where: Springfield Improv Theater, 308 South Ave.


Fast-paced, wry, and high energy, Improvable Causes is one of Springfield Improv’s most popular shows. Tickets $5. 417-872-2658

Springfield RV Mega Show

When: March 2-4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N Grant Ave., Springfield.


See toy haulers, 5th wheels, pull trailers & pop-ups. Free. 877-545-4897

Drury Jazz Festival

When: March 3, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Where: Clara Thompson Hall, 1000 N Benton Ave.

High school bands will perform throughout the day. Drury Jazz Ensemble II and Combo II will play during the day and Drury Jazz Ensemble I and Combo I will play on the evening awards concert at 6:15 PM that evening. Limited seats available at the evening performance. Free. 417-873-7296

Sequiota Cave Boat Tours

When: March 3-4, 10 a.m.
Where: Sequiota Park Pavilion, 3500 S Lone Pine.


Slowly paddle through Sequiota Cave learning its myths, facts and history. Tours take are scheduled throughout the day and take 30-40 minutes. Tours are subject to weather and bat activity. Space is limited. Register by March 2 or 9. No on-site registration this year. $8/Adult; $6/Youth 6-15 yrs. 417-833-8647

Women Who Rock Springfield Benefit for Harmony House

When: March 3, 6 p.m.
Where: The Riff, 1900 W Sunset St.

Performers will be 83 Skidoo (featuring Kristi Meredith), 3 Little Birds, Nadia, Sly Iris, Jen & The Tonics, and The Shandies. All proceeds from this event will go to Harmony House. $5 minimum donation at the door. www.theriffsgf.com

Hooray for Hollywood 2018, benefiting Isabel’s House

When: March 4, 5:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Oasis Convention Center, 2546 N Glenstone Ave.

At this year’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” themed fundraiser, guests will don their black dresses and best night-on-the-town attire to enjoy photos, cocktail hour, plated dinner, live and silent auction. Individual $150. Couples $250. hooray2018.gesture.com http://musicwithamissiontour.com/


Big Lewboski Day

When: March 6, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Blue Room Comedy Club, 541 E St Louis St.


Celebrate The Day of the Dude by getting together with like-minded Dudeists, drinking white Russians, watching the sacred film, and going bowling after the movie. Costume contest with prizes. www.417comedy.com

2018 Show-Me Showdown (Schedule I) – The State Basketball Championships

When: March 8-10, 3:30 p.m.
Where: JQH Arena, 685 S John Q Hammons Parkway.

Girls Semifinal (Class 2) 5:10pm – Girls Semifinal (Class 2) 6:50pm – Boys Semifinal (Class 2) 8:30pm – Boys Semifinal (Class 2)


Showboat Branson Belle Cruises begin

When: March 9, 4 p.m.
Where: 4800 MO-165, Branson



Each cruise includes a 3-course dinner, show and lake cruise on Table Rock Lake in Branson Tuesdays – Sundays March 9-31. Tickets for general seating are $55 plus tax for adults, $28 plus tax for kids age 4-11, with 3 and under free. Premium dining options with menu service are available. Cruise schedules are at www.showboatbransonbelle.com or 800-775-2628.

Friends of the Flight Annual Dinner and Auction

When: March 10, 5 p.m.
Where: Morris Conservation Center (White River Conference Center), 600 E Sunshine St.

Honor Flight of the Ozarks honors our local Veterans for their service by flying them to Washington DC for the day to view the National Monuments and Memorials. 5 p.m. registration and silent auction, 7 p.m. dinner and program Tickets $200. Tables and sponsorships available. Handicap accessible. 417-268-9052

Paws For A Cause

When: March 10, 9 a.m.-noon
Where: J.R. Martin Park, 300 Hines, Republic

A 5K Walk/Run with your furry friend to benefit and raise awareness for Republic Animal Control. The walk/run will be contained to the park. 18+ $20. 10-17 $10. Under 10 free. If you bring a can of cat/dog food you get $5 off admission. 417-732-3190

Springfield Raceway March Madness

When: March 10, 4:30-10 p.m.
Where: Springfield Raceway, 2110 N Farm Rd 123


Tentative Schedule…subject to change..AMods, USRA BMods, MW Modzs, Pure Stock, Legends. Adults $20. 12 and under free. Pit pass $40. Kids Pit Pass (6-12) $15. 417-863-0097

Silver Dollar City Opening Day

When: March 14, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m
Where: 399 Silver Dollar City Pkwy, Branson

Featuring 40-plus rides and attractions including additional thrill rides such as the world-famous wood coaster Outlaw Run, named Best New Ride of 2013 worldwide and featured in Guinness World Records 2015. One-day tickets are $65 plus tax for adults, $54 plus tax for kids age 4-11, $63 for ages 62 and up, with 3 and under free. www.silverdollarcity.com; 800-831-4386.

7th Annual KOZL Man Show Expo

When: March 16 & 17, noon-9 p.m.
Where: Springfield Exposition Center, 635 E St Louis St


Attendees will see the coolest cars, trucks, ATV’s, motorcycles, garage upgrades, grills, tools, fitness products, backyard “everything”, billiards & games products, home renovation ideas and products, Hunting and Fishing, hi-tech electronics for your car & home, hobbies, auto racing, and interactive displays offering you try-before-you-buy demos. $10. Women and kids 12 and under are free with paid man admission. kozlmanshow.com


Corndog Kickoff

When: March 17, 6 p.m.
Where: The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N Grant Ave.

Now you don’t have to wait for the fair to enjoy your favorite fair foods! Join us at the 2018 Corndog Kickoff where you get a chance to sample all the food in one place. Tickets are $15 at Price Cutter and online or $20 at the door. 417-833-2660

”Lord of the Rings” Movie Marathon Party

When: March 17, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: The Library Station, 2535 N Kansas Expressway


Join us for an all-day movie marathon, with interactive games and activities during and between movies! Feel free to come in costume. Watch one, two or all three of the PG-13-rated movies. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. “The Fellowship of the Ring;” 1:30-4:30 p.m. “The Two Towers;” 5-8:20 p.m. “The Return of the King.” 417-865-1340.

NIXPO presented by Ozark Chevrolet

When: March 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Where: Nixa High School, 514 S Nicholas Rd., Nixa

Nixa’s Community and Business Expo for 2018. Showcase local businesses and offer networking opportunities while also kid friendly. Louie from the Springfield Cardinals will be visiting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. 417-725-1545.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: March 17, noon
Where: Historic Commercial Street District, 101 E Commercial St.


What began as a small group of fun-loving revelers has blossomed into one of the largest annual events in Springfield! The parade is family-friendly, open to a wide range of participants. Free. 417-831-6217

Maks, Val and Peta Live on Tour: Confidential

When: March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, 525 S John Q Hammons Parkway.


Confidential is the dance tour from the stars of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd, $42-$72. Parking fees apply for venue-adjacent parking. 417-836-7678


Kinky Boots

When: March 20 & 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, 525 S John Q Hammons Parkway.

From a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. $30. 417-836-7678


Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr.

When: March 22-24, 7:30 p.m.
Where:Springfield Little Theatre at the Landers, 311 E Walnut.


Featuring a talented youth cast and filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore, and an upbeat score. $11-$17. 417-869-3869

3rd Annual Ozark Spring Roundup

When: March 23, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N Grant Ave.

Combines HorseFest, Spring Ag and Urban Fest. Horsemanship and cattle handling demos. Free admission and parking. 417-833-2660


Tool Belts & Bow Ties

When: March 23, 6-11:30 p.m.
Where: University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 S. John Q Hammons Pkwy.


A “Masquerade Evening in New Orleans”. Enjoy a cocktail hour, dinner, our signature “Sponsor a Home” live and silent auctions, and music by The Norman Jackson Band. $100-$500. 417-829-4001 ext. 109

Believe in Girls Expo

When: March 24, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Springfield Expo Center, 635 E St Louis St.

Hosted by Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland. Exhibit booths featuring fun and educational activities that help girls unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader). Join us to be a part of this unique, girl-inspired celebration. $20 per person before March 1. After March 2, $25 per person. 877-312-4764

Easter at the Farm

When: March 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146.


Family-oriented activities including arts and crafts, inflatables, pony rides, yard games and the Easter Bunny. More than 20,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes. Admission free. Some activities have a small fee. 417-837-5949


Open House

When: March 24, 3-5 p.m.
Where: Habitat Model Home, 3791 N. Legacy Court.

Come out for a tour of a low-cost, energy-efficient home with an open floor plan and see if a partnership with Habitat for Humanity might work for you.

Springfield Symphony Presents: After the Revolution

When: March 24, 7:30-9 p.m.
Where: Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, 525 S John Q Hammons Parkway.

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At this concert, we hear the music of new worlds taking shape, rising up after bloody and frightening upheaval, re-establishing their foundation and reaching for the future.$17-$36. 417-836-7678 or www.missouristatetix.com

Ozark Empire PRCA Pro Rodeo

When: March 26, 3 p.m.
Where: The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N Grant Ave.


$13-$35. 417-833-2660

Springfield in the 1950s

When: March 27, 7 p.m.
Where: Library Center, 4653 S Campbell.

What do Lily-Tulip Cup Corporation, the Frisco Railroad’s Diesel Shop, the James River Power Plant, Glen Isle Shopping Center and Evangel College have in common? When did celebrities Laura Ingalls Wilder and Ronald Reagan make appearances in Springfield? Discover these answers and more about our emerging city in the 1950s from Local History Associate John Rutherford. 417-882-0714.

The Mystery Hour

When: March 30,  7:30 p.m.
Where: Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central E.


The seating/standing room is first come first serve. For a GA show, the row and seat number listed on your ticket are for filing purposes in our ticketing system. http://gillioz.org

Rated SGF Film Festival

When: March 31, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Park Central Square, Park Central Square, Springfield.


Rated SGF is not a competition–it’s a celebration. This year, we will select only three films to screen at our event and will provide a setting to enjoy and fully appreciate each one. 417-831-6200 http://www.itsalldowntown.com/






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