The Springfield, Missouri area is a great place to be anytime of year – but the summer offers Springfield residents and visitors an array of family-friendly events that promise to keep adults and kids smiling all summer long. Here are some activities that we at Ryan Lawn & Tree think will be especially great!
Held each year in Ozark, this 2-day event features kid’s rides, a huge rubber duck race, live music, great food and drink, hot air balloon rides, a car show, craft booths, and a huge fireworks show at the conclusion of the second day. There is a $5 admission – but also, more than $40,000 in prizes are awarded from the duck race.
Sponsored by Friends of the Garden and held at the Butterfly House at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park (2400 South Scenic Avenue), this family-focused event features a caterpillar petting zoo, face painting, balloon art, games and of course, a tour of the butterfly house with a butterfly-expert docent. The festival runs 9am-3pm.
The Capital City’s Independence Day celebration gets an early start this year at 11am, kicking off with live music, games, and shopping in the area of 5th and Capital. The festivities will run throughout the day, with fireworks scheduled to begin at dusk on July 1st.
Held at 907 Riverside Road along the Finley River, the fair is free to the public. The fair features a full-scale carnival, livestock shows, and free live entertainment all around the grounds. Grab your babies, because there is also a Cutest Baby Contest! Be sure to catch the other events, such as the pet parade, turtle races, and pie eating contest. Brush up on your singing and participate in the talent contest.
Beginning at 7:30pm at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts (525 South John Q Hammons Parkway), TV’s hottest show comes to Springfield, with an on sate production featuring some of the best ballroom and modern dancers in the US. Tickets are a bit steep ($44 and up), but can still be a once-in-a-lifetime date night or activity with the kids.
At Ryan Lawn & Tree, we like to catch all the fun events going on in the Springfield area – with racing rubber ducks, fluttering butterflies, fireworks, fairs, and dancing – who can decide? But alas, we also love doing what we do – and that is to provide awesome lawn, tree, and shrub care services to the Springfield area, including:
And to help you be able to comfortably enjoy your beautiful green space, Ryan Lawn & Tree also offers these services:
We’ll see you at some great family-friendly activities in the Springfield area this summer!