Springfield, MO offers a rich culture. From art to music to shopping and dining, there are countless fun things to do in downtown Springfield, MO. Living in apartments near Missouri State makes things even more interesting. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.
Catch a Free Concert
Love music? Then be sure to head to Founders Park (located at 330 E. Water Street) every Wednesday during the 2015 summer. Each week will feature a different free concert from 12:15 – 12:45. Bring along a lawn chair, watch from the perch of your downtown apartment (be sure to choose an apartment building that follows environmental compliance regulations and provides the right kind of metal deck railing for safety) or sit on the park stairs to enjoy the free show.
Visit the First Friday Art Walk
If you love art and music, then you will want to be in the Downtown Arts District on the first Friday of each month for the First Friday Art Walk. The Art Walk, lasting from 6:00 – 10:00 pm, is a free opportunity for you to visit 28 different Springfield art galleries. Live music and art demonstrations complete the night.
Check Out the 1984 Arcade
For a truly unique experience, check out the 1984 Arcade, located at 400 East Walnut Street. Visiting the arcade will be like stepping back in time, since the Arcade is designed in a 1980s style. Games in the arcade are from the 1970s and 1980s, and a few are from the 1990s, so if you’ve been reminiscing about the good old days, this may be the perfect trip for you. Arcade visitors pay a $5 admission and can play as many games as they want for no additional fee.
Do Good at 5 Pound Apparel
When was the last time you gave back to the world as you shopped? At Bigfish Screenprinting, you’ll be fighting charitable causes every time you buy a shirt. They are always printing shirts to help a cause. For example, they recently made shirts for officer Aaron Pearson, who was shot in the line of duty. Proceeds from the sale of shirts went to Mr. Pearson and his family.
Enjoy Drinks and Music at the Ernie Biggs Piano Bar
Be entertained by talented dueling pianists while you enjoy great food and drinks at the Ernie Biggs Piano Bar. Located at 312 South Ave, the piano bar is created in Chicago style fashion. It’s a great nighttime entertainment option, especially if you’re a music lover.
Jobs Aren’t Always Fun, But You Will Need One!
You’ll need a good job to fund all the fun activities you will enjoy in Springfield. Consider Positronic, manufacturers of connectors that are sold all over the world. They offer steady employment in the area. You might also consider Wilkinson Dental if you have good administrative skills or Bailey Company if you have construction skills.
If you’re heading to Springfield, MO, then be sure to stop downtown for a visit. There are so many fun things to do in downtown Springfield, MO, that you’re sure to have a great time and will definitely want to come back again.