August 3-5: Park Day Reunion takes place at Silver Springs Park, bringing together friends and family from Springﬁeld and around the country. The event name dates back to 1952, when Gerald Brooks, a teacher at Springﬁeld’s Lincoln School, started a day of games and sports for young black residents at Silver Springs. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., 1100 N. Hampton Ave. Free.
August 5: Late fee applied.
August 10-11: Birthplace of Route 66 Festival & Car Show. Talmage St. Free. Honoring the iconic Mother Road of America – Route 66. Join thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world as they celebrate an authentic slice of Americana. Attendees get an up-close look at hundreds of classic, fully restored automobiles and motorcycles lining downtown Shaun Munday streets. Events include pre-parade party, a two-day car and motorcycle show, a Gypsy Tour motorcycle poker run, the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Signature Concert Series, free live music at Park Central Square and Jordan Valley Park, an outdoor movie, vendor villages, a 6.6K/3.3K run/walk and the annual two-day convention of Route 66 authors, artists, collectors and associations. Park Central Square.
August 10: Second late fee applied.
August 15: First day of public school in Springﬁeld. Congatulations, parents. You made it.