Friday Five: 417's Best Events 7/30-8/4

A Whole Lot of Fun

Don't let the heat of the weekend slow you down! There are always fun things to do when living in the 417! Check out this week's blog post to make your weekend count!

What's Happening This Week?

Sizzlin summer

Downtown Ozark Celebration & Picnic

Where: Downtown Ozark Square

When: Friday, July 30th 5-7 PM

Cost: $15


"Grab your chairs…a blanket and pack a picnic basket then join us July 30th as we celebrate the completion of the Gazebo Expansion Project on the Square in Downtown Ozark with an Ozark Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. We have also partnered with the City of Ozark, MO. Public Works and Christian County Commissioners as they Kick-Off more downtown projects. We are working together to make Downtown Ozark beautiful and inviting as a destination spot in the area. A Community Picnic on the courtyard lawn will follow the celebration with food trucks… Happy Chef Catering Company & Suburban Snow… music and family fun games. Some of the businesses will stay open late for you to check out and shop. Please come join us and celebrate!

- Boutique, restaurants, shop speciasl!

Yappy hour

Yappy Hour at Bark Yard

Where: Bark Yard

When: Saturday, July 21 from 4-9 PM

Cost: Free

"Welcome to the first-ever Yappy Hour at Bark Yard in Springfield, Missouri! We are so excited to be hosting this event alongside 4 The Love of K9s. This is going to be a very fun event with vendors and dogs all waiting to meet you. If you haven't added this event to your calendar make sure to do so! Invite all your friends and family for an evening of shopping, eating, drinking, and most of all meeting some adorable, adoptable dogs!

Sunflower festivle

Sunflower Festival

Where: Country Roads Family Fun Farm

When: Friday, July 16th from 6:30-8:30

Cost: Free

"Country Roads is celebrating the end of that sweet summer sun with SUNFLOWERS! Sunflowers of every size and color on a hillside with a view only you can see! Come stroll through their breathtaking beauty, have a picnic with a view you will never forget, take some pictures with a backdrop straight from heaven, and don’t forget to pick a few to take home! We have added a 60x90 event tent in the courtyard this year to provide some shade. We have also added some great new varieties to our fields, such as teddy bears, pink, pale green, and white! And don't forget:- Photo Opps
- Professional Photography* by Moments
by Mandie Photography
- Pick Your Own Sunflowers*
($1-$2/bloom depending on variety)
- Indoor & Outdoor Play Areas
- Rides
- Petting Zoo
- Food*
and more!
* Additional fee*Admission is necessary for any customers 2 and older, including adults. Season Passholders are FREE! Tickets are non-refundable but may be forwarded to another operating day. Tickets do not include food, drink, or merchandise. Please, NO PETS. For more info on our policies, prices, events, activities, and memberships, please visit"

Tri ath

Beginner Triathlon Clinic

Where: Fleet Feet Springfield

When: Friday, July 30 from 6-6:30 PM

"We will cover all the basics of what to expect on race to set up your transition area, when to arrive, spectators, race tips, how the swim works, what to eat, and more. Questions are welcome. This is a beginner-friendly informational clinic. We will conduct the clinic on the sidewalk in front of Fleet Feet Springfield."


Try Scuba Class for Kids

Where: Diventures in Springfield

When: Saturday, July 31st from 1-3 PM

Cost Free

"Calling all swimmers!
Join us for our Try Scuba for kids on July 31 from 1-3 pm! Your child will get the opportunity to use their swimming skills and experience the underwater world of diving. Available for kids 8 to 12 years old with strong swim skills."My favorite part of my Try Scuba was swimming underwater without having to come up for air! I love sealife books and swimming which is why I wanted to try out scuba diving." - AmayaCall 417.883.5151 for more details and to register!"

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