Join the Presidential Library for this exciting youth program as we celebrate Women’s History Month with a twist! The fun takes place in the Multipurpose Room of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
Boys and girls alike will have the opportunity to participate in “Speed Dating” sessions with historical actors representing remarkable women of the past (and present) to learn more about their accomplishments.
As part of the event, they will analyze original records created by or about women. Participants conclude by creating a leadership caricature, showing what they hope to accomplish in the future.
To celebrate the St Patrick’s Day holiday, the City is allowing plastic or aluminum containers of alcohol outside from 11 am – 5 pm on Saturday, March 14th. Drinks must be purchased at a participating downtown bar as outdoor sales are not allowed.
Buzz Bomb Brewery opens at 10 am on Saturday and for Boozy Brunch on Sunday
Club Station House opens at 9 am on Saturday
Anvil and Forge opens with new releases at 8 am on Saturday
Craft Beer Bar opens at noon on Saturday
Gin Mill opens at noon
Celtic Mist opens at 10 am on Saturday
Floyd’s Thirst Parlor opens at 7 am on Saturday
JP Kelly’s opens at 7:30 am on Saturday
Frankie’s Brewhaus opens at 8 am with breakfast and beverages on Saturday
The Incubator opens at 10 am on Saturday
The Alamo opens at 8 am with breakfast burritos on Saturday
WetBar opens at 11 am on Saturday
Try Terra Ferment from 2 – 11 pm on Saturday
Obed and Isaac’s from 11 am – 11:30 pm
Boone’s Saloon opens at 8am with breakfast
Robbie’s Restaurant will be open 11am-3pm Saturday serving their corned beef & cabbage along with potatoes & Irish soda bread
Long Nine Junction open from 11 am – 3 pm
VELE will be open for regular dinner service on Friday and Saturday (4 pm bar 5 pm dinner – 11 pm)
Cafe Moxo open 6:30 a – 3 pm on Saturday and free delivery for orders over $30 (every day except Sunday)
La Piazza open 11 am – 10 pm on Saturday
Di Piero’s open 5 -10 pm on Saturday
Order online from Head West
Maldaner’s Restaurant is open from 5 – 10 pm on Saturday
Tacology 101 open from 11 am – 5 pm
Anchors Away open from 11 am – 10 pm
Try the new Jerk Shop Go from 11 am – 9 pm
Saputo’s open starting at 5 pm
Springfield Carriage Company 8 am – 8 pm with green eggs and ham and free mimosas
Enjoy Coffee Cake Donuts with green icing and Green Tea Cupcakes from Wm Van’s Coffee House from 7a-7p
Willow & Birch’s online store offers 17% off through Sunday
Springfield Vintage is open 11 – 5 pm with 20% off all day Saturday
Dumb Records is open 10 am – 8 pm with bands starting at 7 pm (all ages show)
Murphy’s Loft is open from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday
Corrine’s Closet is open from 10 am – 7 pm on Saturday
Studio on Sixth is open from 10 am – 5ish
Wild Rose is open 10 am – 5 pm
Reverie Apparel is open 10 am – 2 pm
Itty Bitty Fashion Trunk is open 10 am – 2 pm
The Elf Shelf open 10 am – 3 pm
Our neighborhood understands that some people may be social distancing right now. If you choose to go out, please keep your hands washed & clean and don’t shake hands.
Whatever you decide, we encourage everyone to please continue to support local business. Please consider taking one of these actions this week:
-Buy Gift Certificates
-Order Restaurant Delivery for a Friend Who Is Freaking Out
-Donate Your Ticket Costs Back to the Venue if Event Has Been Cancelled
-Fill A Growler and Take It Home
-Give to Cultural Institutions
-Give to Social Service Agencies
-Be Mindful with Your Health and Health of Your Neighbors
Generous tipping is also very much appreciated. People working in Springfield’s very important hospitality industry don’t always get sick leave and very small businesses don’t have an army of staff.
This is going to be tough going for a while and we appreciate your support!
7 am – 10 am 5th Annual Kegs ‘N Eggs 2019 at Floyd’s Thirst Parlor
Join QLZ’s Mo Lightning and Kyle Hutchinson as Cooper’s StrEATside Bistro will serving FREE breakfast tacos, eggs, hashbrowns, French toast and more. Grab your seat in the front window or upstairs for the parade.
9 am – Sunday 1 am Parade Route Outdoor Party at The Incubator
Start inside with a continental breakfast including green eggs, sausage and bacon. Then at 11 am, the party moves outdoors for domestic beer, Irish coffees until 5 pm.
9 am St. Patrick’s Day Parade Run
Start your day with a workout and join in with friends for a 2 mile run/walk to kick off the Parade and Irish festivities! First 317 registered will receive a commemorative pint glass. Race starts and finishes on Washington St. between 5th & 6th with a post-race party at The Alamo.
9 am – 2 pm Irish Breakfast at VELE
Serving homemade biscuits & gravy, bloody marys, mimosas & cold beer at their restaurant along the parade route.
9 am – 8 pm Dumb Records’ New Location
Stop by Dumb Records to check out their new location at 418 E Monroe (near Gallina’s).
9 am – 1 pm Winter Farmer’s Market at The State House Inn
Another way to start the day in a healthy way is to shop more than 30 vendors selling farm-fresh fare including sweet potatoes, carrots, radishes, turnips, winter squash, sunchokes, fresh greens and salad mixes, kale, pecans, honey, apples, apple cider, cheese, pastured pork and poultry, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef and local lamb. Plus baked goods, pies, gingerbread men, cookies, jams, jellies, and spices.
Kids activities will be provided by Slow Food Springfield and Kiddos by Urban Sassafras. Hot lunch will be available for purchase from Smart Natured.
10 am – ? Shop of the Mornin’ To Ya
Pop into one of the cute boutiques along the parade route at 6th and Monroe — Corrine’s Closet, Studio on 6th or Murphy’s Loft — for a St. Patrick’s Day-themed purchase or just to browse what’s new!
10:30 am #AdamsFamily Breakfast Bar at Buzz Bomb
Enjoy Café Moxo breakfast and a specialty cocktail from Just the Basics Catering for $25. Later that day, Jermaine Bollinger will play from 8-10 pm.
Organizers say Springfield’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the biggest downstate parade to celebrate the “luck o’ the Irish.” The 34th Annual Parade with the theme “ShamRock ‘n Roll” kicks off at the “craic o’ noon” on Saturday, March 17 and thousands of viewers are expected along the parade route.
The parade starts on Jefferson & 6th heading west to 5th; Heading south on 5th to Capitol; Heading North on 6th to the Reviewing Stand, (this is our Family Friendly Area) then to Washington heading east, back to the beginning; the Horace Mann parking lot. Review the parade route>
Streets will close at 9 am on Saturday morning and reopen at 6 am on Sunday
For the first time, there is a St. Patrick’s Day Parade Race from 9-10 am; Race starts and finishes on Washington between 5th and 6th.
6th Street is considered Family Viewing area and 5th Street is considered more of the party street
The Hy-Vee Family Fun Fair will be 1-4 pm and is located at the Old State Capitol
Several parking lots in the area will charge one $5 fee for the day, including lots at 2nd and Washington, south of Obed’s on 6th Street behind the AT&T building, and the county lot on Adams across from the convention center. Free parking is available at the lots on 4th St. behind Augie’s and The Alamo.
If you plan to consume alcohol outdoors, you must purchase a $1 wristband from retail establishments. Patrons who purchase will be allowed to have open containers on 5th Street between Monroe and Jefferson after the parade is over and while bars are open. No glass or coolers are allowed in the Parade area.
“I need a ride.” If you overindulge from 4 pm to 5 am, ask a bar manager for a cab voucher, courtesy of the SPD and Fire Department. Take your numbered voucher to pick up points at 4th and Adams or 6th and Adams. Lincoln Cab Co. will be there to take you home anywhere in Springfield. This safety program is paid for by the department’s DUI budget funded by previous offenders’ fees.
Join Central Baptist Church before the St. Patrick’s Day parade and enjoy a delicious breakfast! You can even leave your car parked conveniently at the church (at the corner of 4th & Jackson) while you watch the parade.
Generous portions of pancakes, sausage, fruit, and drinks served by the youth group. Tickets available from any youth group member or at the door, Adults $7 / under 12 $3.
Central Baptist’s Downtown Youth and New Berlin Youth Group are working to raise money for the youth group and the Pretzel Sports Boosters (to help offset funding needed to fund the sports trainer position).
Downtown Springfield, Inc.
3 W Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 15
Springfield, IL 62701
P: (217) 544-1723