Friday Five: 417's Best Events 2/21-2/27

Did someone say Food Trucks?

It's that time of the week! The time to make plans for a fantastic weekend! From the soft opening of the new food truck park, to a chili cook-off, to a prom special (the dresses are free!), to the Mardi Gras Celebration, there is something for everyone!

What's Happening This Week?

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Soft Opening Day at the Route 66 Food Truck Park

Where: 1530 E St Louis Street, Springfield, MO

When: Saturday, February 22nd from 11 AM - 9 PM

I am thinking this is one of the best things I have heard in a while. Who doesn't love food trucks! A place where you can get more than one type of food is a place I want to be!

You won't want to miss out on seeing what kind of tasty treats will be there!

Chili Cookoff

Sertoma Chili Cook-Off 2020

Where: Springfield Expo Center, 635 E Saint Louis St, Springfield, MO 65806

When: Saturday, February 22nd from 11 AM - 5 PM

"The Sertoma Chili Cook-Off is an annual fundraising event founded by the Springfield Area Sertoma Clubs: Heart of the Ozarks Sertoma, Springfield Sertoma, & Queen City Sertoma. The event began in 1981 and has become one of the biggest parties of the year in Springfield. Chili Cook-Off features dozens of area businesses serving a wide variety of chili recipes that attendees are able to sample and enjoy, as well as voting for their favorite booth. A number of live bands and activities are hosted throughout the day alongside the delicious food and drinks. When people hear about Chili Cook-Off coming up— they know it’s the party to attend! Proceeds from the event go to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield, one of the many charities Sertoma Clubs have been proud to partner with and support. Eating chili, hanging out with friends and family, having fun… and it’s all for a good cause! Special thanks this year to our Presenting Sponsor Xtream & our eTicket Sponsor Ozark Fence!"

Mardi Gras

C-Street Mardi Gras - All Day Celebration

Where: Historic C-Street, 299 E Commercial St, Springfield, MO 65803

When: Saturday, February 22nd at 10 AM - Feb. 23rd at 12 AM

"There is something to celebrate the ENTIRE DAY on C-Street! Start early with FREE Mardi Gras beads at our fabulous retail merchants all day long. Look for a Mardi Gras mask on their door or in their windows and load up on beads by visiting each and every one! Our restaurants and pubs and taverns promise a taste of Cajun and lots of spicy fun, delicious food, and beverage options. We're an all-day Mardi Gras party. Bring your friends and start early and shop, stroll, dine and dance with us!!"


Let Us Be Your Fairy Godmother!

Where: Avant Garden, 140 N 20th St, Ozark, MO 65721

When: Sunday, February 23rd from 3 PM - 6 PM

Mark your calendars, ladies! 💃🏼

For the first time ever, Garde'n Gate Provisions has partnered with Lloyd's Cleaners, Torn Boutique, and Care to Learn to present you with a fabulous prom event! Allow us to pamper you by providing you with EVERYTHING you need for your prom, from the dress to the jewelry. We will even take care of drinks and snacks!

So, stop stressing about how expensive it's all going to be & start obsessing over how you want to look and feel for prom!

From the skin out

From the Skin Out!

Where: They Gray Campbell Farmstead, 2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807

When: Saturday, February 22nd from 1 PM - 3 PM

Cost: $15

"Costuming workshop for Historic Clothing--"from the skin out" addresses the precise undergarments that women in the Civil War era wore to make their beautiful gowns fit "trim and tight" in the midriff--It took some special garments. $15.00 admission which includes a chemise pattern for each participant."

Click here to purchase your ticket or to learn more about the workshop!

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