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Events of the Missouri Ozarks

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival – Springfield

Springfield, MO – The Cherry Blossom Kite Festival will be held April 11, 2015, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO.

This event involves kite making and flying from the Botanical Center’s roof plaza and great lawn. Admission to the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is free that day. Various activities will celebrate Springfield’s Sister Ciity, Isesaki, Japan. Origami and other crafts will be available.

For more information, please call 417-891-1515, or click here for the website.

Past Event – Rock’n Ribs BBQ Festival – Springfield

Springfield, MO – April 25, 2015. The Annual Rock and Ribs Barbeque Festival is a delicious, mouthwatering event that benefits 6 local Children’s Charities! 60 teams from all over come together to compete for the best Barbeque in a ‘Kansas City BBQ Society’ Sanctioned event. Come to the Bass Pro Shops Headquarters, in Springfield, MO, at the corner of Sunshine & Campbell, and be one of the thousands of samplers who enjoy chicken, pork and beef starting at 1:00. There’s 11 hours of Live music, a Kids Play Zone, Motorcycle Show and of course: plenty of Food and Drinks. And yes, it’s ok to wear a bib!

For more information, visit the Rock’n Ribs website by clicking this link.