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Spirit of Springfield

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April 2024

The U. S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus

April 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The Spirit of Springfield is proud to present a free concert by the U. S. Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus in Springfield Symphony Hall on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at 3pm.

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May 2024

World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Main Street, Main Street
Springfield, MA 01109 United States
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FREE

The World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast is a great way to meet neighbors and friends as the community sits down at Springfield’s breakfast table in celebration of the city’s May 14, 1636 founding. The menu includes hot, hearty pancakes, bacon, coffee, juice and milk, and lots of local talent. History In 1976, Springfield was celebrating the country’s bicentennial and decided to throw a breakfast on Main Street. Ten years later, when the city was celebrating it’s 350th anniversary, another breakfast bash…

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June 2024

Golf Classic

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Participating in the Spirit of Springfield Golf Classic is a great way to support the Spirit of Springfield and enjoy a relaxing day on one of Springfield's finest municipal golf courses. The friendly tournament is a Shotgun Scramble with additional competions on the course including Closest to the Pin and the Longest Drive. The team with the lowest score takes home the Joe Superneau Award. Lunch is served on the course and every golfer will recieve a $25 gift card…

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July 2024

Star Spangled Springfield

July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Riverfront Park, State St. & West Columbus Av
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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FREE

Star Spangled Springfield celebrates Independence Day with family-friendly entertainment, a flyover by the 104th Figther Wing, and a dazzling fireworks display. The activities are held in Riverfront Park. The fireworks are displayed from the Memorial Bridge and can been seen for miles and the music can be heard on Mix 93.1FM. History Since 1991, the Spirit of Springfield has been presenting Star Spanlged Springfield. Festivites were first held in Court Square. It has included concerts by the Springfield Symphony Orchestra,…

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September 2024

September 11th Ceremony

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Riverfront Park, State St. & West Columbus Av
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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FREE

To honor the fallen firefighters, police officers, EMT's and members of the armed services, the Springfield Fire and Emergency Services and Springfield Police Department will hold the September 11th Remembrance Ceremony on September 10th at 6pm in front of Springfield's September 11th Monument in Riverfront Park. There will be remembrances offered by Springfield Fire Commissioner, Springfield Police Commissioner, Emergency Services, 104th Fighter Wing with greetings from Mayor Domenic Sarno. The ceremony includes rolling out the equipment, tolling of the bell,…

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November 2024

City of Bright Nights Ball

November 9 @ 6:30 pm
MGM Springfield, One MGM Way
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The City of Bright Nights Ball is the Spirit of Springfield's largest annual fundraiser. The elegantly themed black-tie only gala includes a gourmet dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and a 50/50 raffle. Its guests include business, community, military, public safety and political leaders. History The City of Bright Nights Ball was first held in 1996 at the suggestion of Peter L. Picknelly, Sr. at the Sheraton Springfield. The goal was to raise funds to illuminate public properties for the…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

November 27 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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December 2024

Bright Nights 5K Road Race

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Not your ordinary walk in the park! Run the 5k route through the magnificent lighting displays. Race Details December 2, 2024 Check-In at 5PM Race Starts at 6:30PM For participants, entrance is at the Trafton Road Gate - Cyr Arena *Rain Date: December 3, 2024 The race begins at the Seuss Land Arch (Walker Grandstand). The route is to the Poinsettia Candles (Picknelly Field) and back to Seuss Land. Runners must be at least 14 years old on race day.…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 5 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 6 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Holiday Concert

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Symphony Hall, 34 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Springfield Symphony Hall is filled with the sounds of the holiday and patriotism for the annual concert by the 215th Army Band of the Massachusetts Army National Guard. They bring holiday cheer, lift spirits and get the audience singing-a-long during the free concert in Springfield Symphony Hall. It is a wonderful opportunity for families to experience the grandeur of Springfield Symphony Hall and the musical talents for the 40-members of the military band. Their performance features a broad spectrum of…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 10 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 14 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 15 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 16 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 17 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until January 5, 2025

Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 18 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until January 5, 2025

Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 19 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 21 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 22 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 23 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until January 5, 2025

Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 24 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 25 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 26 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 27 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 28 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 29 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 30 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

December 31 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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January 2025

Bright Nights at Forest Park

January 1, 2025 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

January 2, 2025 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

January 3, 2025 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

January 4, 2025 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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Bright Nights at Forest Park

January 5, 2025 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Since 1995, Bright Nights has been a unique public/private collaboration between the City of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management and the Spirit of Springfield, a private non-profit organization. Together they have welcomed more than 6 million visitors. It has been calculated that if every bus that had visited were lined bumper to bumper, they would go from Springfield to Cape Cod. The cars would go as far as California. Bright Nights at Forest Park started with a…

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