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Springfield Comes Alive this Spring

Springfield, Illinois, the capital city of the state, is a vibrant blend of history, culture, and modernity. Known primarily as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln, the city boasts numerous landmarks dedicated to the 16th president, including the iconic Lincoln Home National Historic Site and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Beyond its historical significance, Springfield offers visitors a diverse array of attractions, from picturesque parks like Washington Park to the bustling downtown area filled with charming shops, restaurants, and art galleries. The city's rich cultural scene is further enhanced by annual events such as the Illinois State Fair and the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival. With its welcoming atmosphere and deep-rooted heritage, Springfield continues to captivate visitors and residents alike with its timeless charm and enduring legacy.

Travel the iconic Route 66 to Springfield. From history to architecture and culinary delights to performing arts, we are definitely “more than one day.”


Springfield, IL hosts a wide variety of events throughout the late spring and summer.  A few highlights are:

Fat A %K and Street Party for Charity

May 10-11


Old Capitol Art Fair

May 18-19


PrideFest 2024

May 18


International Carillon Festival

June 6-9


History Comes Alive Summer Experience – 13 week program

May 31-August 5


Juneteenth Celebration Week

June 12-19

Featuring Morris Day and The Time on June 15


For more information on these as many, many more events in Springfield visit,


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