Things To Do

Events

Step back in time as history comes to life, enjoy classic cars and music of a bygone era, or savor the best in bar-b-que and blues. You'll find hundreds of special events happening all year long. 

 

E.g., 02/14/2016
E.g., 02/14/2016
2014-11-22 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-29 00:00:00
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
This exhibit focuses on Lincoln's best-known speeches while teaching visitors about Lincoln's transformation, ultimately putting the United States on track to become the first bi-racial democracy in world history. This exhibit is a collaboration with the Chicago History Museum and will be an inspiring and reflective commemoration of Lincoln's death. Roughly ninety to one hundred original objects, including the Lincoln family carriage and the death bed of Abraham Lincoln, will be on display. Museum admission is required
2015-12-04 00:00:00 -- 2016-05-31 00:00:00
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
This temporary exhibit features items from the presidential library’s Illinois collection that highlight a prestigious small college called St. Mary’s School for Girls, which operated from 1868 to 1935 in Knoxville, Illinois.
2016-01-15 00:00:00 -- 2016-04-30 00:00:00
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library - Atrium
In collaboration with the Springfield based Prairie Art Alliance, ALPLM will host a display of original works from local and area artists. FREE
2016-02-01 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-29 00:00:00
Location: Lincoln Home Visitor Center
Learn about the milestone National Park Service events.
2016-02-01 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-29 00:00:00
Location: Lincoln Home National Historic Site
View a display of everyday items that were found between the floorboards and other places in the Lincoln Neighborhood houses when they were restored. Exhibit located in the Arnold House located in the Lincoln Home National Historic Site
2016-02-13 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-14 00:00:00
Location: Inn at 835
This is a charity event is in support of the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life. For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we're helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer. You are invited to attend a weekend of mystery, great food, fun and excitement. The Event will be held at the Inn at 835 in historic downtown Springfield, Il. There are three dinner times to choose from, with a different murder mystery at each dinner. Tickets are $50 each
2016-02-13 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-14 00:00:00
Location: Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Come to the Lincoln Home Visitor Center to play with 1860s era reproduction toys and complete childrens activities to earn a junior Ranger badge
2016-02-14 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-14 00:00:00
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Got Ice, Got Hockey? We Have History! Come meet your 2015-2016 Springfield Junior Blues Team. Join in the fun with interactive games, stories, and much more. Free Library event. Museum admission discount available for attending event.
2016-02-14 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-14 00:00:00
Location: AMC Parkway 8 Theatre
A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II. Proceeds from the series benefits the Michael Victor II Art Library. Held at AMC Parkway 8 Theatre in Springfield, the Film Series has been entertaining and challenging movie lovers for 25 years. Tickets $8 Adults, $4 Students with School ID
2016-02-14 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-14 00:00:00
Location: The Legacy Theatre
The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony invites you to attend our Civic Orchestra’s Valentine’s Day concert, Love is in the Air. The performance, under the direction of Conductor Matthew Sheppard, takes place at 4:00pm on Sunday, February 14th, at The Legacy Theatre. From the romantic love of Moulin Rouge and La Bohème to the fraternal love of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, there is something for everyone to love! Admission to the concert is $15 for adults, $10 for students, and free to children aged 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting atthelegacy.com. We hope you will bring your closest friends and family to join us for an early evening concert of love songs!
2016-02-15 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-15 00:00:00
Location: Sangamon Auditorium
Based on a story for children by Cedella Marley Music Lyrics by Bob Marley The reggae music of Bob Marley evokes the spirit of Jamaica in this modern-day fairytale about the unexpected adventures of timid, 11-year-old Ziggy. Watch out for evil Duppy, but “don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause every little thing gonna be all right!” Based on the story by Cedella Marley, adapted for the stage by Michael J. Bobbitt, with additional music and lyrics by John L. Cornelius, II. Most enjoyed by young people age four and older.
2016-02-15 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-15 00:00:00
Location: The Hitting Center, 1800 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62703
Join SCHEELS for this FREE event to try the latest in baseball and fast pitch softball bats from Easton, DeMarini, Rawlings, and Louisville Slugger. Register to win ONE of FIVE $50 SCHEELS Gift Cards! Also register to win an A2000 glove from Wilson! Sponsored by: Easton Wilson
2016-02-16 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-16 00:00:00
Location: AMC Parkway 8 Theatre
A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II. Proceeds from the series benefits the Michael Victor II Art Library. Held at AMC Parkway 8 Theatre in Springfield, the Film Series has been entertaining and challenging movie lovers for 25 years. Tickets $8 Adults, $4 Students with School ID
2016-02-16 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-16 00:00:00
Location: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum - Plaza
Leap into Lincoln is an opportunity for fourth and fifth grade students to experience, firsthand, the various styles of dance in Abraham Lincoln’s lifetime. Students will watch the Springfield Ballet Company perform a variety of dance styles from 1809 to 1865, including segments of ballets from the Romantic era (Giselle, La Sylphide and Pas de Quatre), stately court dances, and American folk dances (reels, jigs, square dance and African slave dance). FREE; Reservations required.
2016-02-18 00:00:00 -- 2016-02-18 00:00:00
Location: Hoogland Center for the Arts
WSEC presents A Salute to Americana featuring Jacqueline Schwab. This is a fundraiser performance for WSEC in collaboration with HCFTA. Chosen by the renowned Ken Burns for numerous public television documentaries due to the emotional expression in her playing, Jacqueline has performed on the soundtracks for the Grammy award-winning Civil War, the Emmy award-winning Baseball and Mark Twain, among others. Tickets for a meet and greet and show are $30. Tickets for the show are only $16.

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