Friday Five: 417's Best Events 8/12- 8/18

Our Top Picks to explore the Ozarks this weekend.

Route 66

Route 66 Festival, August 11th - August 13th

Springfield, MO

Springfield is the birthplace of Route 66. Every August, we are reminded of that when we see cool cars and people flood our town to celebrate. This year's festival boasts a wide array of activities for everyone to enjoy. From car shows and raffle (you could win a 1932 Ford Coupe), to a vendor village, live music, a parade, and even a Charity bike show. There is sure to be some fun, so grab your cameras and join the citizens of the Ozarks in celebrating the birthplace of Route 66! For a schedule of events and more information visit their website!

Mountain Grove Heritage F Estival

Mountain Grove Heritage Festival, August 12-13th

Mountain Grove City Square 114 N. Union St., Mountain Grove, MO 65711

The theme of the festival is Trains, Planes, and Antique Motorcycles that showcase transportation 1800's to 1900's. Enjoy model trains, railroad history, antique motorcycles and a quilt show. Food, fun, and over 200 vendors will be on site for your enjoyment. There is also a free concert on August 12th featuring Branson's Liverpool Legends. If you have a train, car or motorcycle enthusiast in your family, this will surely be a fun outing for them. Friday 12pm - 8pm, Saturday 8am - 5pm.

Check out their Facebook event page for more information.


Springfield has a lot of Live Music options! August 14th

Springfield Brewing Company, 301 S Market St., Springfield MO 65806

Grab a meal. Grab a drink. Stop and listen to Dallas Jones and Molly Healey sing a mellow mix of country and folk music. They are one of Springfield's most famous duos. Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Karaoke Anyone?

VFW Post 3404; 1136 North Atlantic,. Springfield MO

The VFW is hosting a Friday Karaoke night. What a fun opportunity to belt out your favorite tunes. Doors open at 4pm, food starts at 5pm, and karaoke starts at 7pm. The event is open to the public but attendees must be 18 years or older.

Discovery Kids

SGF Kids Food Festival, presented by Maes Gelateria

Discovery Center, Downtown Springfield

A fun day for kids of all ages during the Route 66 Festival. Local restaurants will provide sample size services of their best kids fare sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. For tickets and more information visit the Discovery Center website.

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