Shortly after sunrise, from mid-June through mid-July, rows of lawn chairs begin appearing between the limestone cliffs of Veterans Park. It’s the time-honored method for reserving a prime spot for that evening’s performance at the Summer Arts Festival! Get your chairs ready for Springfield’s 50th Anniversary season of admission-free summer entertainment!
Unlike gated, ticketed events at larger venues, the shows at the Springfield Summer Arts festival give off friendly and welcoming vibes. It’s an open invitation to whoever is in the area for four weeks out of every summer to enjoy a performance and meet new people in the community. In a small town, it’s hard to miss.
You can hear the music from Springfield’s quaint downtown nearby, or from the walkable neighborhoods situated uphill from the cliffs or from the bike path that runs through the park. Locals happily flock toward the sounds, and new folks join in every year. Even as society has changed and our lives have become more digitally driven, there’s still a huge need for the art and community that the Springfield Summer Arts Festival offers. For the full schedule please click HERE
The official dates for the festival are from June 10 through July 16th. For more information about the festival, visit www.springfieldartscouncil.org, like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SpringfieldArtsCouncil
*All photos are courtesy of Springfield Arts Council Facebook