Weekend Outlook

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk is tonight (9/1) from 6 to 10 in downtown Springfield. 

Ozark Mule Days 2017 is today and tomorrow (9/1-9/2) at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  For a schedule of events

The 2017 Banjo Rally continues through tomorrow (9/2) at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The rally headliner is Scott Whitfield. 

Gib Young

A Storytelling Festival will be held tonight (8/25) from 6 to 8 and tomorrow (8/26) from 11 to 3 at the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond, MO. 

Entrance fees will be waived today (8/25) at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield and other national parks to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the National Park Service’s founding. 

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The Springfield Conservation Nature Center will host Insect-O-Rama tonight (8/18) from 6:30 to 9:30.  It’s an annual celebration of insects and the important role they play in nature.  No registration required.  For details, 888-4237.

The Movies at Founders Park series continues this weekend with “The Jungle Book,” 2016, tonight (8/18) and “North by Northwest” and the SATO48 film, “Schrodinger’s Cat,” tomorrow night (8/19) at dusk.  Take blankets and lawn chairs.

Joey Powell

Dickerson Park Zoo will host Art Gone Wild tomorrow (8/12), an annual event with the Springfield Regional Arts Council.  It’s also Global Elephant day, a time set aside to learn more about the dangers elephants face and what’s being done to help them.   There will be special elephant-themed art activities for kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At 11 a.m., guests are invited to a Trunk Talk, where a zookeeper will share more about elephants.  An elephant watermelon stomp starts at 2.  Art Gone Wild is free with paid zoo admission.


Movies at Founders Park will continue tonight and tomorrow night (8/4-8/5) at dusk at Founders Park, 330 E. Water, in downtown Springfield.  “Kubo and the Two Stings” will be shown tonight and the SATO48 film, “Test Drive,” and “The Princess Bride” will be shown tomorrow night. Take lawn chairs.

First Friday Art Walk is tonight (8/4) from 6 to 10 in downtown Springfield.