Friday Five: 417's Best Events 5/14-5/20

Rainy Days

There may be a lot of rain in the forecast but that doesn't mean the fun needs to stop! Check out this weekends activities for some fun outdoors on Friday and some rainy day fun the rest!

What's Happening This Week?


Friday Night Farm Tour

Where: The Workshop at Finley Farms

When: Friday, May 14th from 4-5:15 PM or 6-7:15 PM

"Resident farmers Brendan and Liesel show you around the greenhouse, mushroom yard, high tunnels and beyond while providing insight on the organic standards and practices employed by Finley Farms. Tours begin at 4 PM and 6 PM.At the end of your tour, you’ll receive a complimentary drink card for use at The Workshop. Please note, all farm tours start on The Workshop patio.


Cost: $20 per person, includes complimentary drink"
35th annual

35th Annual Springtime in the Ozarks Festival & Swap Meet

Where: 321 E Commercial St, Springfield, MO 65803

When: Sunday, May 16th from 7 AM - 3 PM

"Southwest Missouri Cycle Collectors invite everyone to the 35th Annual "Springtime in the Ozarks Festival & Swap meet", Jefferson Avenue at Historic Commercial Street. (Print the poster and invite friends here: Vendors travel from all around to buy, sell or trade antique, classic and modern bicycles, motor scooters and antique toys under the pavilion in the shadow of the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge!"

Summer Kickoff

Summer Kickoff at the Route 66 Food Truck Park

Where: 1530 E Saint Louis St, Springfield, 65802

When: May 11- May 15 at 9 AM

"We’re celebrating for an entire week here at the Route 66 Food Truck Park to kickoff the summer season in fashion! There will be multiple different craft/specialty vendors throughout the week set up, free live music from the Arthur Duncan Trio, Kenny & Terry, and more, gift card raffles, week long cocktail and beer specials, food truck specials, lawn games, and much more! Come on out and soak up the sunshine and party with us!"


Garden Gnomes Clay Building

Where: Village Pottery Cafe

When: Saturday, May 15th @ 2:30 PM

"Join us for a fun afternoon of creating Garden Gnomes with clay. Our 'Clay Café' instructor, Celeste, will teach the class step by step instructions and demonstrations to create a fantastic garden gnome you'll be sure to love. Drink and dessert is included. Registration is required. Clay gnomes will be left with us for two weeks to dry and fire. After the first firing they will be ready to paint at your convivence."

To register click here!


"Try Scuba Class"

Where: Diventures Springfield

When: Sunday, May 16th from 1 PM - 4 PM

"Looking for a fun event for a date night or group? Learn how to breathe underwater and enjoy weightlessness with family and friends! This class is good for anyone age 8 or older, all levels of fitness and swimming skills. The class is about two hours. You’ll start with a brief classroom orientation and then hop into our warm 90º indoor pool. We’ll provide all the equipment. All you need is a swimsuit. Registration is required."


Call 417.883.5151 to register!

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