Springfield Sister Cities Association

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Springfield Sister Cities Association has cancelled the Cherry Blossom Kite and Piñata Festival scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020  at the Springfield Botanical Gardens.

According to a press release issued by the organization, "Sister Cities made this decision in conjunction with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board," following Springfield Mayor Ken McClure's proclamation of civil emergency within the City of Springfield. "At this time, the Kite and Piñata Festival will not be rescheduled," according to Sisters Cities.

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Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park is a 112-acre property located on South Scenic Avenue in Springfield, across the street from Horton Smith Golf Course. 

(Poster design courtesy Springfield Sister Cities Assocation)

Springfield Sister Cities Association invites you to the C-Street City Market, 321 E. Commercial Street at Jefferson, on Saturday June 8 at 10:00am (weather permitting) for a free concert by Grupo Musical Canela, a four-piece band from Springfield’s sister city of Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico. Canela will be joined by special guest Enrique Ortiz. It's free and open to the public. You can get a taste both of Mexican culture and locally grown food.  

(Poster design courtesy Friends of the Garden)

Central Bank and Central Trust presents “Sounds of Autumn,” a FREE concert series at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays in October at the Peace through People Pavilion located within the Dogwood Garden in the Springfield Botanical Gardens, 2400 S. Scenic Avenue.  Lexi Saner, Associate Director of Friends of the Garden brought Friends of the Garden Executive Director Lisa Bakerink and concert series volunteer coordinator Ric Mayer to our studio to talk about the series.

(Poster design courtesy Friends of the Garden)

Central Bank/Central Trust Company presents "Sounds of Summer," a free concert series at the Peace through People Pavilion located within the Dogwood Garden in the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic. "Sounds of Summer" features a wide variety of local performance groups and offers area families a new way to enjoy the beautiful park. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating.

The schedule includes:

Community Jazz Ensemble | Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m.

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

A new performance space is being planned at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park.  The Springfield Sister Cities Association, Friends of the Garden and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board are partnering to build a pavilion—an outdoor amphitheater designed for cultural performances and events.