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  Enjoy safe recreation with minimized vehicular traffic in Washington Park now through the end of September during the Springfield Park District’s annual “Bike and Hike Days.” “Bike and...]]>
ISM Super Saturdays ISM Super Saturdays
 Take in a fun-filled afternoon of art and science activities during the Illinois State Museum’s “Backyard Art and Science Family Event” on Saturday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rai...]]>
A Father’s Day festival A Father’s Day festival
 Celebrate dad during the “Wild West Festival” on Sunday, June 17, at Indian Creek Farmstead and Pumpkin Patch. The live entertainment, food and fun begins at 11 a.m. and features the Dan Bar...]]>
Adolescent Abraham Adolescent Abraham
 On Saturday, June 9, visit Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site to attend a book signing in celebration of Young Lincoln, a historical fiction novel for readers of all ages. Young Lincoln i...]]>
A colorful children’s ballet A colorful children’s ballet
 Don’t miss the Springfield Youth Performance Group’s production of Alice in Wonderland on Saturday, June 9 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. The engaging and energetic ballet will feature...]]>
Art and activities in the garden Art and activities in the garden
 In 2016, Our Vibrant Community and genHkids teamed up to design a community garden mural to compliment the community garden located on the west side of the Gus and Flora Kerasotes YMCA. The comm...]]>
SOHO’s successful successor SOHO’s successful successor
 The Legacy of Giving Music Festival, a two-day charitable festival that donated more than $23,000 in proceeds to local charities in 2017, will once again offer Springfield the opportunity to enj...]]>
Civil War theater Civil War theater
 For someone who wasn’t around during the Civil War, playwright John Woodruff must know it pretty well. Of course, it helps to have family members who fought in that conflict. That’s part of...]]>
Fishing with SPD’s finest Fishing with SPD’s finest
 Children ages 5-13 are invited to enjoy a morning of fishing alongside members of the Springfield Police Department on Sunday, June 3, at Southwind Park in Springfield. Registration will take pl...]]>
MUSIC | A comedic piano concert MUSIC | A comedic piano concert
 Mark Gifford and Damien Kaplan’s popular Dual Piano show returns to the Hoogland Center for the Arts May 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. While Mark and Damien a...]]>
No H8, no labels No H8, no labels
 On May 19, Springfield Pridefest, the gayest celebration in town, returns for another year. The festivities kick off with a parade at 11:30 a.m., beginning at Fifth and Allen streets, leading no...]]>
Movies in the Park Movies in the Park
 Bring your friends, families, blankets and lawn chairs to the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon on Friday, May 18, and settle in for a showing of Disney’s Coco, the first installment of the Spring...]]>
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Pulitzer Prize-winning author
 Attend a book signing and presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Garrow on Tuesday, May 22, in honor of his book Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. The book, which provides th...]]>
Cigars and craft beer for charity Cigars and craft beer for charity
On Friday, May 11, don’t miss the FatAss 5K Craft Beer and Cigar Festival, located on Seventh Street between Celtic Mist and the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel....]]>
Saturday night sketch comedy Saturday night sketch comedy
 Don’t miss the first-ever complete sketch comedy show by Capital City Improv, titled One Flu over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The show, which will be presented twice on Saturday, May 12, is inspired...]]>
Children in concert Children in concert
 On Saturday, May 12, experience a magnificent concert that will close out the 2017-2018 season for the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony and Sangamon Civic Orchestra. The concert, under the directi...]]>
Food with friends Food with friends
 Do you enjoy reading cookbooks and sharing new recipes with others? If so, individuals age 14 and older are invited to join Taste Buds: The Cookbook Club, a new club which will meet quarterly at...]]>
Red Dirt meets Illinois soil Red Dirt meets Illinois soil
 On Friday, May 4, Danenberger Family Vineyards kicks off its new “First Friday Concert Series” with Austin Meade, an Americana group based out of Texas Hill Country that blends bluesy guitar...]]>
Make a difference Make a difference
 On Saturday, May 5, connect with progressive community organizations during the Second Annual Community Involvement Fair, hosted by SpringfieldCall2Action at Laurel United Methodist Church. The...]]>
The Second City does Springfield The Second City does Springfield
Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to the Hoogland Center for the Arts on Friday, April 27 at 8 p.m. with “The Best of The Second City.” This must-see show features the...]]>
A four-course morel dinner A four-course morel dinner
 Make reservations now for Slow Food Springfield’s third and final annual morel mushroom dinner, hosted at Maldaner’s on Saturday, May 5, at 6 p.m. Attendees will be treated to a four-course...]]>
Celebrate and protect Mother Earth Celebrate and protect Mother Earth
 On Saturday, April 21, enjoy an afternoon of fun, learning and entertainment during the 26th Annual Earth Awareness Fair. This event, hosted by the City of Springfield’s Office of Public Works...]]>
End sexual violenc End sexual violenc
 On Saturday, April 21, show your support of ending sexual violence and raising awareness of sexual assault in the Springfield community during “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes: The Men’s March to S...]]>
Come, hear the word Come, hear the word
 Come together with your community and sing praise to God during the Ben Culli Hymn Festival on Sunday, April 22. The festival is organized by Springfield native and Milwaukee-based organist and...]]>
A one-stop shop for summer opportunities A one-stop shop for summer opportunities
 Local teenagers are invited to attend a Teen Job Fair and Resource Expo hosted by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois in partnership with the Sangamon County Juvenile Justice Council an...]]>
Sample world cuisines Sample world cuisines
 If you didn’t have the chance to travel the world during Christmas, you now have the opportunity to take an exciting journey through world cuisines during the Second Chance Christmas event on...]]>
A virtuoso performance A virtuoso performance
Honor the anniversary of the death of our nation’s 16th president by taking in a one-man play about his life and legacy on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. Mister Lincoln: A One-Man Play, starring John O...]]>
Artistic renderings of Abe Artistic renderings of Abe
 On Friday, April 6, from 5-7 p.m., join Illinois Times for a gallery reception honoring the winners of the 2018 Capital City Visitor cover art contest. The reception is your opportunity to view...]]>
Bingo, crafts and more Bingo, crafts and more
 On March 23, Disney Junior launched “Muppet Babies,” a CGI-animated television series that features younger incantations of classic Muppet characters from the “Muppet Babies” television...]]>
An illustrious Illinoisan An illustrious Illinoisan
 Enjoy actor Walt Willey’s one-man tribute to James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok on Saturday, April 7, at 7 p.m., or on Sunday, April 8, at 4 p.m. Willey, who starred as Jackson Montgomery on...]]>