Raise your hand if you are you ready for SPRING?? The warmer weather, sunny skies and blooming flowers bring amazing Festivals and Events to Springfield!! Move over winter…we are ready for the new season in town! Start planning your visit to Springfield today!

5 of our Annual Spring Events

St. Patrick’s Day Parade - POSTPONED (no new date at this time)

March 14 in Downtown Springfield
Springfield goes green for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Join the hundreds of entries and millions of smiles that will fill the streets of historic downtown.

Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon - CANCELLED 

Fat Ass 5-K

May 8 – 9 in Downtown Springfield
The race route for this one-of-a-kind charity event includes beer, ice cream, donuts and corn dog stations as well as live entertainment and surprises throughout. You can run the entire course, or take the 1/10 mile detour straight to the Celtic Mist Pub. The Street Party on Friday night includes a pig roast and live music.

Old Capitol Art Fair

May 16 – 17 on the Old State Capitol Plaza
Set against the backdrop of the Old State Capitol, art lovers find this event to be the jewel of the Midwest. The juried fair is dedicated to top quality and media variety, keeping the more than 30,000 eager buyers coming back each year.

Springfield PrideFest

May 17 on Capitol Ave in Downtown Springfield
Family friendly street festival celebrating the LGBTQ community and equality in our community. The event features a kid's area, teen area, over 50 vendors, live music, food and drinks. It's the gayest day of the year in Central Illinois!

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