Weekend Outlook

Children's Smile Center

The 13th annual Hot Air Balloon Glow will be held Friday night (6/21) from 5 to 11 at Finley River Park in Ozark.  Hot air balloons will inflate and glow, and you can get an up close look at them.  It’s part of the 4C Sertoma Duck Race Festival.  There will be food trucks, craft booths, a kids’ zone, beer garden and live music.  The Duck Waddle 5K starts at 8 a.m.

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Studio Live is Friday (6/14) at noon on KSMU, featuring the band, Dream Ritual.  The rock band will perform live during Studio Live Social Hour Friday night at 7 at the Backlot at Alamo Drafthouse, 4005 South Avenue in Springfield.  Learn more here

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The Old-Time Music Ozark Heritage Festival is Friday and Saturday (5/31-6/1) in West Plains.  The event features live music, demonstrations, vendors and more. The Fiddlers’ Frolic starts Friday night at 5 at the West Plains Civic Center. 

The 25th annual Junebug Jamboree is Friday and Saturday (5/31-6/1) at the American Legion, 2660 S. Scenic in Springfield. 

Springfield Botanical Gardens

Romance in the Garden is Friday night and Saturday night (5/17-5/18) from 7:30 to 9:30 at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, 2400 S. Scenic in Springfield.  Tiki torches and lanterns will light the pathway, and wishing lanterns will be available for purchase to float on the ponds.  The cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. 


MSU’s Baker Observatory will host a NASA Observing Night Friday night (5/10) from 8:30 to 11:30.  Try out the observatory’s new telescopes. 

The program, “Ozark Astronomy” will be held Friday night (5/10) at 8:30 at Bennett Spring State Park, 26250 Highway 64A in Lebanon.