1. Discount Splash & Sizzle Swimming

    Outdoor pool admission is $1, or free with a canned food donation, every day after 5:30 p.m. Select locations offer Splash & Sizzle extended hours on holidays. Food donations go to Ozarks Food Harvest. Aquatics Hotline 864-2099
    Mon., May 27, 1-6:30 p.m. at Fassnight, Grant Beach and Meador
    Thurs., July 4, 12-5:30 p.m. at Fassnight, Grant Beach and Meador
    Mon., Sept. 2, 1-6:30 p.m. at Fassnight and Grant Beach
    Fri. and Sat., July 5-27, 5:30-8 p.m. at Grant Beach, Westport and Silver Springs
    Sat., July 6-27, 5:30-8 p.m. at Meador
    Sat., July 6-27, 5:30-10 p.m. at Fassnight

    All ages
    Daily after 5:30 p.m.
    or special hours dates/locations above
    $1, or free with a canned food donation

  2. Dog Swim

    The canine aquatics event of the year: the Annual Dog Swim at Fassnight Pool! One dog per human, no humans allowed in the pool. All proceeds benefit Cruse Dog Park, Springfield’s first off-leash dog park. Proof of updated vaccination to register. Pre-register by August 30, or register on-site at the event. Pre-registration strongly encouraged—dogs don’t like waiting in line! Fassnight Pool 864-1049

    Dogs 4 months and up with owner
    Tues., Sept. 3
    4-7 p.m. (Check-in begins at 3:30 p.m.)
    $8/Dog-human pair
    $3/Additional human

  3. Japanese Fall Festival

    Three days of Japanese culture in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, celebrating Springfield’s three-decade relationship with sister city Isesaki, Japan. Includes Taiko drumming, storytelling, martial arts, cos-play, Japanese top spinning, arts and crafts, Japanese gifts and toys, and food vendors. Friday and Saturday evenings end with an intimate candlelight walk. Presented by the Springfield Sister Cities Association. Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden 891-1515

    All ages
    Sept. 6-8
    Fri., 5-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Fri. and Sun., $7/Adult, $3/12 yrs. and under;
    Sat. $10/Adult, $3/12 yrs. and under, Kids 2 yrs. and under are free