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Upcoming Events in Springfield, Missouri


Springfield, Missouri hosts an exciting variety of events throughout the year. Walnut Street Inn is located in heart of historic downtown, the center of many these events. Check out the Springfield calendar of events for even more options.
Through the Year

First Friday Art Walk
www.springfieldarts.org  First Friday Night of Every Month
On the First Friday of every month throughout Springfield's downtown, we turn into the best of the big cities! In our galleries, artists studios, and other venues, you can view the latest sculpture, pottery, blown glass, photography, paintings, and much more. There is live music, sidewalk vendors and artists everywhere you look. You'll think you are in New York's Soho!


MSU Parents Weekends, Homecoming, Graduations,
and Sporting Events
www.missouristate.edu/  Various Dates
We could not be any closer to the Missouri State University campus! Walnut Street Inn guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast before watching the homecoming parade from our west lawn. Park your car in our lot when you check-in and walk to the stadium. You will be snug in your room before other fans even get their cars on the street.


Drury Parents Weekends, Homecoming, Graduations,
and Sporting Events
www.drury.edu/  Various Dates
We are the closest B&B to Drury University and less than a five-minute drive to the campus. Book the whole house and bring in your family and friends to celebrate your child's graduation.


Murder Mystery Weekends
   Various Dates
We are currently doing Murder Mystery Weekends for any group that can take all 12 rooms. If you have a corporate group or just a group of friends that can fill the house, we can make it a weekend to remember! Call us for more information.
Spring

Arts Fest on Walnut Street
   First Saturday & Sunday of May
A citywide celebration of visual and performing artists on Historic Walnut Street, right in front of the Walnut Street Inn! Musicians, painters, sculptures, weavers, singers, potters, dancers....all displaying their talents. Select one of our individually appointed rooms and view the festival from the front porch. Meander through the open air garden gallery and explore the street. Artists and guests get a 10% discount for staying three nights with us during ArtsFest! Always the first Saturday & Sunday of May.

Fall

Cider Days on Walnut Day
www.itsalldowntown.com/ciderdays  September
A celebration of the bounties of summer! Musicians, dancers, painters, sculptors, weavers, potters and crafts people from everywhere fill Walnut Street in front of the Inn to demonstrate their crafts. Artists and guests get a 10% discount for staying three nights during Cider Days!

Winter

An Old Time Christmas
www.silverdollarcity.com/  November and December
Silver Dollar City's holiday wonder, one of the Nation's finest holiday festivals. The festival features a five story Special Effects Christmas Tree, a 17-foot talking Christmas tree, with children, holiday shows and more than two million lights!


Festival of Lights
   November and December
This features a trail of illuminated six foot Snow Flakes that runs through the city, and right down Walnut Street in front of the Inn! Ask us for other fun places to see the lights.


First Night New Year's Eve
www.firstnightspringfield.org/  December 31
Downtown Springfield's alcoholic free celebration for the whole family. From 2:00 pm until after midnight, join the community-wide celebration of culture and community, as we welcome 2009 with music, theater, storytelling, bands, dancing, magic, fireworks at midnight, and more!

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