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Posted:
05/01/2019

Nat'l Travel & Tourism Week

Author:
Visit Springfield

Why Travel &Tourism Matter in Springfield, IL

We pass popular tourist sites like the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum every day; we may not even think of how it supports our community. But the ALPLM and others like the Dana-Thomas House, Old State Capitol, our fabulous locally owned restaurants, and the many valued retailers are the backbone of Springfield, IL. These places define our community, provide our families with jobs and have given us, and thousands of annual visitors, a lifetime of memories. 

Travel & Tourism matter, and they improve Springfield, IL in ways that have a wide-reaching impact on residents. Travel & Tourism support 3,400 jobs in... Read More

Posted:
05/01/2019

Summer Festivals & Events in Springfield, IL

Author:
Visit Springfield

 

Summer Festivals & Events

Make Springfield and our many summer festivals part of your summer plans! Yes, we’re known for Abraham Lincoln, but we’ve also got all the hot local music festivals, fireworks, and food you could want. Here’s a taste of what’s coming this summer.

Find the full list of summer events on our events calendar.

Levitt AMP Springfield May 30 – August 1

Free concerts over 10 Thursdays from May 30 - August 1. On the Y Block at 4th and Jackson in downtown Springfield. Thanks for supporting the Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series, bringing our community together through the power of free, live music.

History Comes Alive June... Read More

Posted:
04/29/2019

‘The Coliseum of Champions’

Author:
Visit Springfield

 

Introducing

‘The Coliseum of Champions

 

Update: June 21

Crews are making headway on the 'Coliseum of Champions' as the completion date for the renovation is drawing near. This week, the roofing phase of the project has begun.  Prep-work and maintenance has also started on the Fairgrounds as the Department of Agriculture prepares for the ten day Illinois State Fair. Kickoff for the Fair begins on August 8th and continues through August 18th, 2019.

 

Update: June 3

Progress continues and the sights and sounds of construction are ever-apparent on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The $10.2 million dollar renovation of the ‘Coliseum of Champions’ is ... Read More

Posted:
04/26/2019

Take a Coffee Break in Springfield, IL

Author:
Visit Springfield

Time to take that much need coffee break!!

A Classic Americana, an Espresso, how about a Latte, a Pour Over or even your basic cup of Joe; whatever you are looking for Springfield’s got it!! If it’s the atmosphere you crave, we’ve got it…or how about the aroma of fresh brewed coffee, we’ve got that too!

Check out the list of a few of Springfield's Local Coffee Shops!

Anvil & Forge Brewing & Distilling

If you’re a little confused by the name, yes they are a Microbrewery of Craft Beer but in February 2019 that added the art of brewing coffee in partnership with Crown Brew Coffee Co., to accommodate the coffee loving crowd in Historic Downtown... Read More

Posted:
03/14/2019

Spring Festivals & Events in Springfield, IL

Author:
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

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