Family Day - Saturday, September 28
|10 - 11 a.m.||
|Findlay Student Center (FSC), Lobby|
|11 a.m. - Noon||
Campus History Tour
|FSC, Fountain Area|
|11 a.m. - 1 p.m.||
Family Day Lunch - Drury's Jazz Band Performs
|12:30 - 2 p.m.||Trivia
Sponsored by RLA - Show off all that knowledge and win prizes!
|1 - 3:30 p.m.||Bubble Soccer
Have a blast inside these huge inflatable bubbles for a game of soccer with the family!
|2 - 3:30 p.m.||
Music, Games, Activities & Sponsors
|FSC Circle and Fountain Area|
|3:30 - 4:30 p.m.||
Happy Hour & Hors d'Oeuvres
|Rose O'Neill House|
WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON IN SPRINGFIELD?
- Nighttime Ghost Tours at Pythian Castle
Hear ghostly tales while touring the castle. Reservations recommended.
8:00-9:30pm; Admission $15 online or $16 at the door
https://pythiancastle.com/ghost-tours.html; (417) 865-1464
1451 E. Pythian Street – Springfield MO 65802
- Fantastic Caverns
America's Only Ride-Through Cave. A 55-minute guided tour follows an ancient underground riverbed filled with massive formations. The cave stays a comfortable 60° year-round.
www.fantasticcaverns.com; Open daily 8am-dusk; call for details on pricing at (417) 833-2010
- Smallin Civil War Cave Lantern Tours
Enjoy an evening of Southern food, storytelling and a lantern light trip through the
mysterious Smallin Civil War Cave.
www.smallincave.com; Call for reservations at (417) 551-4545.
- Springfield Botanical Gardens
This 114-acre site with several gardens & a butterfly house offers plant demonstrations, special events, classes and exhibits all year.
April-October; M-Sat 8am-8pm; 2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807
http://parkboard.org/274/Springfield-Botanical-Gardens ; Admission is free
Saturday, September 28
- Harvest Fest – Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park
Walk through the pumpkin patch and pick out your own pumpkin! There are corn mazes; hayrides; inflatables; carnival games and more!
Admission is free; 3825 W. Farm Road 146 – Springfield, MO 65802
Go online to view times and more information
- An Evening with The HigLeeWils – Drury University's Historic Washington Avenue Baptist Church
Songwriters Emily Higgins, Larry Lee and David Wilson to perform an evening concert in the 133-year-old historic church on Washington Avenue which has its original stained glass windows and woodwork, which serve to make this a wonderful acoustic space
Admission is $15 per ticket online, $20 at door; 7-9 p.m.
- Farmer’s Market of the Ozarks – Farmer’s Market Pavilion
Combines farm fresh goodness, hand-crafted products and local eateries, all in one location.
Shop for groceries, find unique gifts, have breakfast and lunch or enjoy some local music
under the farmer’s market pavilion.
Open 8:00am-1:00pm; 2144 E. Republic Road – Springfield, MO 65804
- Springfield Jazz Festival – Downtown Springfield
Lee Ritenour headlines the all-day event, which includes free live music on two stages — Park Central Square and Park Central East. Ritenour will perform at the Historic Gillioz Theatre later that evening.
From noon – 7pm; Downtown Springfield
Admission is free