September Activities

Free Mini Concert Wednesdays Founders Park

Wednesday September 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th 12:15-12:45

Enjoy FREE concerts in downtown Springfield’s Founders Park every Wednesday from 12:15-12:45.


First Friday Art Walk Downtown Springfield

Friday September 7th 6:00pm-10:00pm

Join First Friday Art Walk to marvel at beautiful   paintings, handmade pottery, glass, jewelry, spectacular photography and more! FREE to attend.


 Kids’ Corner


Mercy Hospital Car Seat checks: By appointment

1235 E. Cherokee Springfield, MO 65804

Call (417) 820-7233

Having trouble with your child’s car seat?  Not sure what car seat is correct for your child? Mercy/Kohl’s Injury Prevention Center offers FREE car seat installation and education by appointment on Wednesdays.    


15th Annual Cider Days-Historic Walnut Street

September 15th and 16th 10:00am-5:00pm

This two-day fall festival will feature regional artists and crafters, three performance stages, a free children’s area with inflatables, and of course – real apple cider! Admission is $4 per person; children 10 and under are free. 


Baby Extravaganza

September 16th 1:00pm-5:00pm Ramada Oasis Convention Center

2546 North Glenstone Ave

Springfield, MO 65803

You’re invited to the Safe Kids Baby Extravaganza! It is a great event for new and expectant parents and grandparents to receive information and resources for their family from vendors from across the state. From photographers and children’s apparel, to specialty products and one-of-a-kind party services, this event will provide parents with lots of great information. For more information and registration, visit


The Nature Center- (See above address)

Babes in the Woods: Monarchs

September 21stand 22nd, 10:00am-11:00am— 0-2 years old

Flutter in with your 0-2 year old and learn about beautiful monarch butterflies. Bring a stroller and join the fun! Registration required by the 21st Call 417-888-4237.


Clifford the Big Red Dog, Story Time at Barnes and Noble

(417) 885-0026

3055 South Glenstone Avenue Springfield, MO 65804

September 28th, 10:00am

Join Clifford the Big Red Dog as he reads some of his famous stories and poses for pictures.



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