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Posted:
03/14/2019

Spring Festivals & Events in Springfield, IL

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Visit Springfield

 

Springfield’s SPRING Festivals & Events

 

It’s SPRING Time….oh yay! Goodbye snow & grey skies, Hello flowers & sunshine!

Spring season kicks off all the outdoor Festivals & Events, and we are so excited!

Start planning your visit today!

Here are FIVE of our Annual Spring Events.

 

Lincoln Presidential Half MarathonApril 6 starting in Downtown Springfield

Immerse yourself in Abraham Lincoln history and enjoy a scenic run past the Lincoln Home, the Lincoln-Herndon Law Office and Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The USATF certified course starts and ends at the historic Old State Capitol. The Lincoln sites and... Read More

Posted:
03/11/2019

St Patrick's Day in Springfield, IL

Author:
Visit Springfield

 

Going GREEN in Springfield, IL This St. Patrick’s Day!

No need to be Irish to enjoy a Day o’ Green.

*SLAINTE*

 

Pre-Parade Festivities

Kegs ‘N Egg’s at Floyd’s Thirst Parlor

Adams Family St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast at Buzz Bomb Brewing Company

St. Patrick’s Day Kickoff at Frankie’s Brewhaus

Pre-Parade Party at the Alamo

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Run on Washington St between 5th & 6th St.

The Incubator at 11 W. Old State Capitol 

 

Parading Time

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Springfield at the Craic o’ Noon 

This year’s theme is “Share the Irish Spirit” and the... Read More

Posted:
01/09/2019

5 Lincoln Sites You Don't Want To Miss!

Author:
Visit Springfield

 

You can't visit Springfield without exploring at least one of the many Lincoln Sites.

Here are just five that should be on your list.

 

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

More than 40,000 square feet of galleries, theatres, and historic displays that combine scholarship with showmanship - culminating in the world’s best collection of Lincoln lore and legend.

Lincoln's New Salem

Go back nearly two centuries in time as you walk the streets of reconstructed New Salem, the village where Abraham Lincoln lived as a young man. See where he split rails, clerked in a store and served as postmaster, among other positions the influenced him to eventually become the Great... Read More

Posted:
01/09/2019

Spring Break in Springfield, IL

Author:
Visit Springfield

 

Take a “Break” in Always Legendary Springfield, Illinois

Have we got the perfect Spring Break plan for you!  Springfield, IL knows a thing or two about fun, family travel. Generations of kids have visited us on class field trips, and we’ve long been a top choice for fun and educational vacations that bring grandparents, moms, dads and kids together.

With spring break right around the corner; plan to spend some family time experiencing the “Legendary” life of Abraham Lincoln. Walk the same historic streets Abraham Lincoln walked and visit the only house Lincoln ever owned.  You’ll get to know Lincoln as a husband, father and neighbor, as... Read More

Posted:
12/28/2018

President's Day in Springfield, IL

Author:
Visit Springfield

 

Take advantage of the long President’s Day weekend in February to experience history first-hand in Abraham Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, Illinois.

Springfield is a true original, the only place in the world to see such an extensive collection of historic sites and museums devoted to the life and legacy of our 16th President. Get to know Lincoln the man, the father, the husband and the politician by walking the same streets he walked over 150 years ago.

Visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and MuseumOld State CapitolLincoln Tomb, and a host of other sites that will transport you... Read More

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