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.

James Burke

Family Fridays in the Garden continues Friday night (8/31) at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic in Springfield.  The program, “From Garden to Grocer,” starts at 7:30.  Meet on the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center’s rooftop garden. 

The last “Yoga on the Square” for the summer will start at noon Friday (8/31) on Park Central Square.  Take yoga mats and water. 

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Raise the Roof for Eden Village, an evening of live music, a silent auction and more to benefit the tiny home community that houses homeless individuals, will start Friday night (8/24) at 7 at The Complex, 307 Park Central East. 

The Queen City Shout Music Festival continues through Sunday (8/26) on Commercial Street.   Proceeds go toward poverty relief in the Ozarks. 

National Park Foundation

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield will celebrate the 157th anniversary of the Battle of Wilson’s Creek Friday (8/10).  An anniversary program will start at 10 a.m. in front of the visitor center, and tours of the Ray House will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Entrance fees will be waived Friday. 

City of Springfield

The Park Day Reunion is Friday through Sunday (8/3-8/5) at Silver Springs Park, Activities include tennis and bowling tournaments, a gospel music concert, a picnic, car show, swimming and more.


Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon will present “Ozark Astronomy” Friday night (7/27) at 8:45.  A telescope will be set up, and you can view a variety of constellations and planets.