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MONARCH FESTIVAL

All Ages

Saturday, August 27
10:00am-5:00pm
Muleskinners 10:00am-12:30pm
Penicle Ridge 1 2 : 3 0 - 2 : 3 0 p m
Mad River Railroad 2:30-5:00pm
Buck Creek Nature Park
FREE
Activities will include Monarch Education, Live Bluegrass Bands, featuring the Muleskinner Band and Mad River Railroad, Butterfly Walk, Prairie Walk, arts and crafts, food trucks, children’s crafts including a collaborative art project sponsored by the Springfield Museum of Art. Youth can enter the Monarch Butterfly Poetry Contest by writing an original poem about Monarchs and submitting to National Trail by July 29.
Poetry contest is open to youth ages 8-15. Winners will be selected in three age groups. Sponsored by Veterinary Services of Springfield.

 

TAILGATE IN THE PARK
All Ages Saturday, September 17
5:00-11:00pm
Veterans Park
FREE
Join the Young Professionals of Greater Springfield and National Trail Parks & Recreation District for a tailgate in Veter-ans Park on Saturday, September 17. The OSU vs. Oklahoma game will be showing on a giant, inflatable screen! Don't miss great food and beer for those 21 and older.
 


YAPPY HOUR
Ages: 21 & Older
Wednesdays, Sept. 21 & Oct. 19
5:00–7:00pm
Snyder Park's Central Bark
FREE
Bring your 4-legged friend out and enjoy live music and a cold beverage. No pet, that’s ok. Come on out and enjoy the festivities and beautiful park. Food and beverages available for purchase. Yappy Hour is sponsored by Heidelberg Distributing Company, Bud Light.
 

OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT

Friday, September 2

Star Wars-The Force Awakens

Springfield-Veterans Park

Saturday, September 10

Disney’s Zootopia Springfield-Veterans Park

Saturday, September 24

Angry Birds Train Depot-South Charleston

Movies Begin at Dark

FREE

Grab a blanket, lawn chair, family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to enjoy these FREE outdoor movies. Movies begin at dark (around 8:00pm) and are shown under the stars on a huge, inflatable screen with a state-of-the-art projection and sound system. Please thank Hometown Urgent Care for sponsoring Zootopia and Star Wars and Madison Health for sponsoring Angry Birds.

 


PROJECT SCARE-A-CROW

All Ages

Commons Park, Downtown Springfield

Scarecrow Registration Deadline- September 23

Scarecrows On Display- October 7-31

FREE

Celebrate America by creating your Scarecrow version of your favorite American President and put it on display in downtown Springfield. The Project Scare-A-Crow competition is now open to submissions from local businesses, non-profits and government agencies. For rules and guidelines contact National Trail at 328-7275. Project Scare-A-Crow is done in partnership with Project Jericho. Download rule and registration form.

 

 

WȔFFSTOCK

All Ages

Saturday, October 1

10:00am-2:00pm

Snyder Park Clubhouse

FREE

Pull on your lederhosen and oom-pa-pa your way over to our haus. Wuffstock is a celebration of all things canine. Bring your BFF (Best Furry Friend) and enjoy demonstrations, costume contest, competitions, music, vendors and food trucks for this historic dog friendly event.

 


HISTORIC GHOST & CEMETARY WALKING TOUR

Ages: 10 & Older

Thursdays, October 6, 13, 20 & 27

7:30-8:45pm

Downtown Springfield

Registration Deadline: Monday Before

Tickets: $10

Journey into the realms of the unknown on this one mile walking tour through historic downtown Springfield. Hear local legends and folklore, tales of mystery and ghosts blended with historic facts. Tours are led by 19th century costumed guide with lanterns to light your way. After the tour, attendees are welcome to visit Mela for a complimentary cookie. These walking tours are offered in partnership with the Clark County Heritage Center and sponsored by Courtyard by Marriott. Click here to purchase tickets. 

 

 

LIVE AT LUNCH

All Ages

Fridays, October 7, 14, 21 & 28

12:00-1:30pm

Commons Park, Downtown Springfield

FREE

Start the weekend early by relaxing at beautiful Commons Park on your lunch break and listening to some live entertainment. Food trucks will be on site to stop your hunger cravings. Also, check out the American President Scarecrows and cast your votes. Live at Lunch is brought you by National Trail, the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Project Jericho.

 


LIIVING LEGENDS- MR. PRESIDENT

All Ages Saturday, October 15

10:00-11:00am

Settlers Park, Enon

FREE

Cheer President Theodore Roosevelt on to victory during this recreated campaign rally in downtown Enon. Hear President Roosevelt, portrayed by Larry Marple, bring history to life by looking back to the beginning of the 20th century. This event is done in partnership with the Clark County Historical Society and the Village of Enon.

MIRACLE ON MITCHELL- HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Sunday, November 6
1:00-4:00pm
NTPRD Administration Building
FREE
Looking for a unique gift for your child’s teacher or babysitter or maybe a little something nice for yourself? Miracle on Mitchell will feature many different items from local vendors. Great way to get a jump start on your holiday shopping.