Friday Five: 417's Best Events 8/5- 8/11

Our Top Picks to explore the Ozarks this weekend.

Sunflower Festival

Sunflower Festival, August 6th - September 4th

Country Roads Family Farm, Slotts City, MO

Sunflowers are one of the most beautiful flowers, they signal the end of summer and the beginning of fall. Make the short drive to Slotts City, and walk thru 14 acres of sunflowers in every color you can think of. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the flower, take a photo among the flowers, enjoy the sunflower maze, or grab a bite to eat. You can even enjoy the flowers in the morning with Brunch & Blooms or in the evening for Sunset Sensations. Either way, we are sure you will enjoy this amazing event. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Country Roads Family Farm website.

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First Friday Art Walk: Downtown Springfield

Every First Friday of the Month. 5-9pm

Stroll through downtown Springfield and visit original art, music, and creative demonstrations at 28 different venues. Stop in and visit a local eatery too.

Movies at the Amp

Movie Nights @ The AMP

Republic, MO

  • August 5 - The Greatest Showman
  • September 10 - Sing 2
  • October 15 - Ghostbusters Afterlife

What a great opportunity to watch a movie under the stars! Activities begin at 6:30pm and the movie starts at 8:15pm. Tickets can be purchased online are only $1.00 and include Free popcorn. For more information, showtimes and movies visit

Branson Music

Branson Landing Summer Concert Series

August 6th - Bryan Copeland & Bad Mojo

August 20th - 96 Mile & Rosy Hips

September 3rd - Bad Mojo & Eastern Heights

Check out these upcoming opportunities for live music in Branson. Visit for more information.

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Local Historical Sites and Tours

Are you a history buff? Do you like to visit places from the past? Check out these great options.

Wilson's Creek Battlefield: Artillery Demonstration on August 6th from 11am - 4pm; Open Monday - Sunday 7am -9pm. Visit their website for location information.

Laura Ingles Wilder Home: Monday - Saturday from 9am-5pm, Sunday 12:30pm-5pm. For more information on Laura's home, pricing, and location click here.

Smallin Civil War Cave: Monday - Saturday 9:30am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm. For more information on pricing and location visit their website here.

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