Weekend Outlook

Fridays at 8:30 am

Find out what's taking place each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Ozarks as you plan your weekend.


It's the Fourth of July weekend, and lots of celebrations are planned including one in Midtown Springfield.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with Jim Downing about the Midtown Fourth of July Parade and Celebration.

For more information about the Midtown Fourth of July Parade and Celebration, click here.

First Friday Art Walk is tonight (7/3) from 6 to 10 at 15 venues in downtown Springfield.  Learn more here.


Missouri State University-West Plains will host Oz Con, a gaming, cosplay and anime convention, today through Sunday (6/26-28) from 8 am to 11 pm each day.  For details, click here.

The City of Republic presents the 19th annual Have-a-Blast Patriotic Celebration at J.R. Martin Park, 300 E. Hines, tonight (6/26) from 6 to 10:45.  For more information, republicmo.com

Ozark Heritage Festival

The Old Time Music, Old Time Heritage Festival will be held today and tomorrow (6/19-6/20) from 10 am to 10 pm in West Plains featuring musicians, storytellers, artisans and more.  The 8th annual Mule Jump contest will be held tomorrow morning (6/19) morning starting at 11 with demonstrations and the jump at 1 as part of the festival.  For details, wwwoldtimemusic.org

Railroad Historical Museum

The Springfield-Greene County Library District and the Railroad Historical Museum at Grant Beach Park team up for a program this morning (6/12) at 10 at the museum.  Volunteers will give tours of the train engine and cars, the steam engine and the caboose.  The library will provide train stories, activities and more.  For details, 865-1340.

Citizens Memorial Hospital will host a Lunch and Learn seminar on cataracts today (6/12) from 11:30 to 1 in the CMH Community Rooms in Bolivar.  To register, click here or 328-6010.

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Kids in grades K-5 will learn all about water during the program “Fantastic Friday at the Watershed Center” today (6/5) from 10 to noon at Valley Water Mill Park.  Take fishing gear if you’d like to fish, and dress to get wet.  To learn more, 865-1340.

Harrison, Arkansas will hold a citywide garage sale today and tomorrow (6/5-6/6).