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.
The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival is Friday and Saturday (8/10-8/11) in downtown Springfield. Events include a car and motorcycle shows, live music, Route 66 exhibits, a parade, a 6.6K run and more.
The Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East in Springfield, will present a showing of the film, “Cars,” Friday night (8/10) at 7:30. Free tickets can be picked up at the box office Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more here.
The Isesaki Summer Festival will be held Friday night (8/10) from 6:30 to 8 at the Jim D. Morris Center, 301 S. Jefferson in Springfield. High school students from Springfield’s Sister City, Isesaki, Japan will share their culture through games, crafts and more.
The Springfield Lasers will host a celebration of its WTT Championship win Friday night (8/10) from 7 to 8:30 at Cooper Tennis Complex. Fans will have the chance to take a photo with the King Trophy, purchase championship gear, hear from the Lasers’ coach and have the chance to win door prizes. No tickets are required.
The eighth annual Pink for Peitz Benefit Rodeo is Friday and Saturday (8/10-8/11) at Saddle Club Arena in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Proceeds benefit Peitz Cancer Support House.
The Missouri State University men’s soccer team will host Missouri Valley College Friday night (8/10) at 7 at the Allison South Stadium. Learn more here.
“Millennial’s TGIF” is Friday night (8/10) at 6 at the Library Center. Discuss all things Disney with other fans, sing Disney karaoke and more. Registration is required.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center invites anyone 18 and older to the event, “Take a Hike,” Saturday (8/11). A volunteer naturalist will lead a hike through Hunter Creek at Vera Cruz Conservation Area. To register, (417) 888-4237.
The Living History program, “The Southern Soldier at Wilson’s Creek,” will take place Saturday (8/11) at Stop 5 on the Tour Road at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. Infantry musket drill and firing demonstrations are planned for noon and 2 p.m.
The Shoal Creek Water Festival is Saturday (8/11) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the creek in Wildcat Park, 201 W. Riviera Drive in Joplin. Learn about conservation, water quality and ecology, make a cardboard boat and take part in a duck race.
The Second Saturday Art Walk will be held Saturday (8/11) from 1 to 5 p.m. in downtown Springfield.
Macedonia Baptist Church, 3110 W. Sunshine, will host the Ozark Berry Festival Saturday (8/11) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be homemade quilts and crafts, food and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home.
The exhibit, “Birthplace of Route 66, Memories of the Mother Road,” is currently on display at the History Museum on the Square on Park Central Square in Springfield.
The Lebanon Farmer’s Market will be open Saturday (8/11) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Lebanon, off Jefferson by the railroad tracks.
The C-Street City Market will be open Saturday (8/11) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Footbridge on Commercial Street.
The Greater Ozarks Farmers’ Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday (8/11) in the southeast corner of the Battlefield Mall Parking Lot.
Farmers’ Market of the Ozarks will be open Saturday (8/11) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2144 E. Republic Rd. in Springfield.
Find a list of farmers’ markets in Missouri here.
The Eureka Springs, Arkansas Farmer’s Market will be open Saturday (8/11) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Eureka Springs Community Center, 44 Kingshighway.
The Moxie Cinema’s In Translation series will feature the film, “Summer 1993,” Saturday (8/11) at 2:30 and Sunday (8/12) at 12:30 at the Moxie, 305 S. Campbell in downtown Springfield. The series features recent foreign language films of note.
“Expressions of the Soul” will be held Saturday and Sunday (8/11-8/12) at George Washington Carver National Monument, 5646 Carver Rd. in Diamond. See images of Carver’s artwork that he used to convey a sense of serenity and personal rejuvenation.
The Jane A. Meyer Carillon Series continues Sunday night (8/12) at 7 outside the Missouri State University Meyer Library. Take blankets or lawn chairs. The concert will feature MSU carillonist Jeremy Chesman. Tours will be available after the recital.
The Second Sunday Concert Series continues Sunday (8/12) at 2 at the Library Center with bluegrass by the band, Bluefield.
The program, “Vinyl Collecting 101,” will be held Sunday (8/12) at 3 at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library. Learn the basics of collecting, listening, storing and reselling vinyl records.
The third annual Summer Block Party, featuring food, face painting, inflatables, games and more, will be held Sunday (8/12) from 5 to 7 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 3111 E. Battlefield in Springfield.
The Moxie Cinema’s “Essentials: Musicals” film series, which focuses on films everyone should see on the big screen, will feature “My Fair Lady” from 1963 Sunday afternoon (8/12) at 4 at 305 S. Campbell in downtown Springfield.