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Weekend Outlook June 29-July 1, 2018


Willard Parks and Recreation will present Willard Freedom Fest Saturday (6/30) at Jackson Street Park starting at 8 a.m. with a community breakfast.  Other events will include vendor booths, a car show, a parade, live music with Back Road Story, fireworks and more. 

The City of Republic will host the Have-A-Blast Patriotic Celebration Friday night (6/29) at 6:30 at J.R. Martin Park in Republic.  The event will feature the band, Members Only, a Kid’s Zone, bingo, food vendors, skydivers, a fireworks display and more. 

Grammy Award-winning country music stars, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, will be in concert Friday night (6/29) at 7:30 at JQH Arena.  Click here for more information. 

The Movies at Founders Park Series continues this weekend.  See “Paddington 2” Friday night (6/29) and “Justice League” Saturday night (6/30) at dusk at the park, 330 E. Water in downtown Springfield.  Concessions will be available.  Take blankets and lawn chairs. 

The Actors Theatre of Missouri will present Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Dr., Friday night and Saturday night (6/29-6/30) at 7. 

The 18th annual Sertoma Duck Race Festival kicks off Friday (6/29) at 5 p.m. at Finley River Park in Ozark.  The race benefits Care to Learn Ozark and the Christian County Family Crisis Center.  There will be live music, vendor booths, a beer garden, a kids’ zone, a 5K race and more.  The 12th annual Balloon Glow will be held Friday night at 8:30 in conjunction with the Duck Race Festival.   See tethered hot air balloons lit up at night.  

Missouri State University Tent Theatre will present Peter and the Starcatcher Friday through Sunday (6/29-7/1) at 8 p.m. behind Craig Hall at National and Grand. 

Children six and younger are invited to the program, “America Rocks!” Friday morning (6/29) at 10 at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library.  They’ll hear stories, sing songs and make a patriotic craft. 

The Springfield-Greene County Library invites kids in grades K through five to “Fantastic Fridays at the Springfield Art Museum” Friday morning (6/29) at 10 at the museum, 1111 E. Brookside Dr. 

Kids eight to 15-years-old can learn to build a cane pole and fish with it during a program Saturday morning (6/30) at 9 at the Missouri Department of Conservation Ozark Regional Office, 550 Joe Bald Rd. in West Plains.  To register, (417) 256-7161. 

Learn the basics of archery shooting during a program Saturday morning (6/30) at 8:30 at the Andy Dalton Shooting Range, 4897 N. Farm Rd. 61 in Ash Grove.  To register, (417) 742-4361.

The Happy Birthday Eureka Springs 4th of July Birthday Stroll is Saturday and Sunday (6/30-7/1) in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Costumed, historical walking tours will take place downtown. 

The City of Billings will host a fireworks display and 4th of July celebration Saturday night (6/30) starting at 6 at Billings City Park.  

Celebrate Neosho will be held Saturday (6/30) from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Neosho Hugh Robinson Memorial Airport.  The day will include a car show, food vendors, aerobatic air show, a fireworks display and more. 

The Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Queen City Beard and Mustache Federation will host a Fix It Faire Saturday (6/30) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, 397 E. Central St.  Get help fixing common household items. 

Star Wars Trivia in the Park will start at 1 p.m. Saturday (6/30) at Sequiota Park, 3500 S. Lone Pine in Springfield.  Proceeds will benefit sexual assault victims through Me Too Springfield. 

Harry Potter Trivia will be held Saturday afternoon (6/30) at 1 at the Library Center.  It’s for all ages.  To register, (417) 616-0526.

Repticon Springfield is Saturday and Sunday (6/30-7/1) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Shrine Mosque, 601 E. St. Louis in Springfield.  The event will include reptile pets for sale, vendors, seminars and more.

Sunday Make ‘N Play is Sunday (7/1) from 2 to 4 at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library.  Stop by the library for a hands-on, interactive experience with a maker, play and art focus.