2 Friends & JUNK Vintage Market – TwoFriendsAndJunk.com – November 13 and 14

A vintage market like no other will be held this weekend at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. There will be 180 booths, door prizes, swag bags for the first fifty shoppers both days, Christmas gifts, farmhouse and holiday decor, repurposed and refurbished items, and much more to browse through. You’re sure to find a unique gift for everyone on your shopping list. Friday is the VIP Shopping Day and admission costs $10. Saturday is $5. Children twelve and under are free.

Friday Films at the Gillioz Theatre – Gillioz.org – November 13, 20, and 27 

Catch classic films every Friday this month at the historic Gillioz Theatre. On the 13th, the cult classic Pulp Fiction plays on the giant screen. On Nov. 20, watch the romantic drama Dirty Dancing, and on the 27th, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation wraps up the month full of movies. 

Ice Skating at Branson – BransonTracks.com

Okay, we know this isn’t technically in Springfield, but it’s less than an hour away and is sure to be loads of fun! Branson has always been known as the entertainment hub of southwest Missouri and beyond, but there’s a brand new attraction being added—a 7,200-square-foot ice rink! It is set to open sometime during the middle of this month and will be located right next to the Branson Ferris Wheel.

SBC’s The CellarSpringfieldBrewingCo.com

Springfield’s newest event venue mixes rustic and elegant decor seamlessly. Springfield Brewing Company opened the venue earlier this month right next to the brewery. With exposed brick, whiskey barrels, and twinkling lights, it is perfect for weddings, celebrations, birthday parties, intimate concerts for local and traveling bands, and more. If you are interested in renting out the space, email Mike Evans at [email protected]

Gardens Aglow – FriendsOfTheGarden.org/aglow – November 27–January 3

From Friday, November 27 until Sunday January 3, the 7.5-acre Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden transforms into the ultimate botanical-themed light festival. With a koi lake, meditation garden, and a moon bridge, this is always a beautiful place to visit, but during Gardens Aglow, more than 100,000 lights twinkle while friends and family walk through the garden. The fire pits, coffee, and hot chocolate will keep you warm all night long. 

Queen City Craft Show – ItsAllDowntown.com – November 28

The craft shows keep coming! For one day only, artists and crafters will showcase and sell their work on Small Business Saturday, November 28 on the first floor of Wheelers Lofts. The show begins at 10 AM and will end at 5 PM. Admission is $5.