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Where to Trunk-or-Treat in Joplin, MO

Where to Trunk-or-Treat in Joplin, MO


Ready for everything Halloween brings? The candy. The costumes. The silly-stringed car sitting in your driveway (where are those ruthless pranksters’ parents?). And, of course, the trick-or-treating – or trunk-or-treating, if you’re someone who likes to be efficient.

To ensure you’re getting the sugariest bang for your buck this Halloween, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of 2021’s best trunk-or-treat events in Joplin, Carthage, Springfield, and the surrounding areas. Grab your pillowcase because things are about to get crazy.

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(2021) Where to Watch July 4th Fireworks Near Pittsburg KS

July 4th Fireworks Near Pittsburg KS
Whew. What a year that was, huh? Now that everything appears to be returning to normal – or as close to normal as it can get during a pandemic – it's time to enjoy our first big summer holiday: Fourth of July! (Can you tell that we’re excited?)

Yet even with this new sense of normalcy, some of the area’s best Independence Day events from 2020 are off the books this year. (But some are still going strong.) Here’s where you can see July 4th fireworks around Pittsburg, KS in 2021.

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Drive-Thru Christmas Light Displays Near Springfield, MO

Christmas Lights in Springfield, MO
This holiday season will look unlike any other in recent history. But just because we’re social distancing doesn’t mean Christmastime has to be void of that traditional sense of glee! You and your family can still safely celebrate the holidays by visiting a drive-thru Christmas light show or display. In fact, you all deserve it.

So, grab some blankets, pour a thermos of hot chocolate, and hop in your Honda to check out our 6 favorite local Christmas events around Joplin.
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How to Clean Silly String Off Your Car

You wake up in the morning after dressing like P. Diddy for Halloween. With a cup of coffee in hand, you draw back the shades and see that the unthinkable has happened: Your brand-new blue CR-V is covered in Silly String – goopy, gloppy, goofy string. You do a spit-take with your java, raise your fist in the air and shout, “Curse you kids!”

But is it just a playful Halloween prank, or can Silly String really damage your car, forcing you to shell out Benjamins for auto body repairs?

How to clean silly string

The simple answer is: Yes, dried Silly String has the potential…

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Where to See July 4th Fireworks Near Joplin (Updated 2020)

Fourth of July fireworks won’t be like normal in 2020, that’s for sure. With COVID-19 forcing nearly all Independence Day events to be canceled across the country, you may want to forego your typical holiday tradition this year.

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Wait – what are we saying? As Americans, it’s our obligation to celebrate July 4th, even if it will look and feel a whole lot different. Here’s how to take part in summer’s first hurrah in the Joplin, MO, area.

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How to Create an Easter Egg Hunt at Home

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In 2020, Easter falls on Sunday, April 12th. If you have young kids at home or just love Easter, then you're looking forward to all the fun activities from Easter egg hunts to spring parties. Of course, with the recent outbreak of COVID-19, most of these egg hunts have been postponed or even canceled for the safety of the Joplin community, our kids and older people.

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Top 3 Places to Watch March Madness Games in Joplin, MO

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March Madness is upon us, and it's time to start making excuses plans for your extended lunch breaks at work. Whether you want to head to a sports bar with your coworkers or take the family out for pizza, there are several nearby hangouts with large TVs to keep you from missing any of the action. Here are our 3 favorite places to watch March Madness in the Joplin area:
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Best Neighborhoods to See Christmas Lights Near Joplin, MO

Christmas Lights in Joplin, MO

Last year, we created a list of the Joplin area's niftiest Christmas displays. This year, let's add even more festive homes to your Ozark 2019 Holiday Lights Tour. From Springfield, MO, to Rogers, AR, the Christmas spirit looms large, so hop in your Honda Pilot, bring a few blankets, and take a drive through these illuminated neighborhoods this December.
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Christmas Lights in Springfield, MO

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The 2000 block of East Cambridge Street, just east of the mall, lights up...

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13 Free & Cheap Fall Events Near Joplin For Kids

Looking for something affordable yet fun to do in Joplin this fall? Sure, you could go to a local pumpkin patch, but there’s more to autumn than picking gourds till your fingers turn orange and your wallet crumbles to dust. Stick to your budget without boring your kids into oblivion. Here are 13 of the area’s best cheap and free events being held this autumn.

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5th Annual Joplin Arts Fest 2019

Date: Sept 20 – 21, 2019
Location: Mercy Park (Joplin, MO)
Price: Free
Website: joplinartsfest.com

Browse work created by the area’s best artists, enjoy live…

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The Best 2019 St. Patrick's Day Events Near Joplin, MO

With St. Patrick's Day 2019 on the horizon, we've put together a list of 6 sensational holiday events to enjoy in and around Joplin, Missouri. Here are our favorite ways to become Irish (if only for a weekend) and celebrate the popular holiday when everything is green.

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1. Springfield St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Though the street festivities in Joplin came to an end a few years back, the nearby 39th annual Springfield St. Patrick's Day Parade, held in the historic downtown Springfield district, is still going strong. Beginning at noon on Saturday, March 16th, 

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