5 things to do in Clark County this weekend

The Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival will offer a variety of music and art as well as family-friendly activities and vendors.

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The Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival will offer a variety of music and art as well as family-friendly activities and vendors.

Looking for something to do in Clark County this weekend? Here are 5 local events you don’t want to miss.

1. Monarch Butterfly Festival

The Monarch Butterfly Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Buck Creek Nature Park, 1301 Mitchell Blvd. in Springfield, will feature music, arts and crafts, food, and education.

Recreational Tree Climbing will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 8 and older. Registration will be at the festival.

Other activities include children’s crafts and story time and live entertainment like Sawmill Ridge, a bluegrass band.

This event is free.

For more information, visit www.ntprd.org/monarch-butterfly-festival/.

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2. Music & Arts Festival

The Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Clifton Opera House, 5 S. Clay St. in Clifton, will feature live music both days.

Performances will include Discarded Mischief, The Hoppers, Lord Kimbo, and Spanish Tony Sanchez.

There will be shopping, food, tours of the Clifton Opera House, guided hikes, a cruise-in, and children activities including bowling, bean bags, face painting, crafts, and contests.

For more information, search for Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival on Facebook.

3. Food Truck Rally

The Champion City Food Truck Rally, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday at Mother Stewart’s Brewing Co., 102 W. Columbia St. in Springfield, will host some of the best food trucks, local beer, and live music.

This rally will be the start of a monthly event held through October and admission is free.

Live music will begin at 5 p.m. and end around 7 p.m.

For a list of food trucks, search for Champion City Food Truck Rally on Facebook.

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4. Art Ball

The Springfield Art Ball, an annual event, is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Springfield Museum of Art, 107 Cliff Park Rd. in Springfield.

This black-tie event will begin with a cocktail hour, followed by an elegant dinner served in the galleries. After dinner, attendees can dance to live entertainment.

Tickets are available by contacting jhenry@springfieldart.net or calling 937-346-8439.

For more information, search for 50th Annual Art Ball on Facebook.

5. Farmers market

The Springfield Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Center Museum, 117 S. Fountain Ave. in Springfield, will feature more than 35 vendors, live music, food trucks, and cooking demos.

Admission is free.

For more information, search Springfield Farmers Market on Facebook.

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