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Guidelines to Posting on Community Events Calendar

The City of Springfield is proud to provide a community event calendar as a resource for the public. This calendar allows individuals and organizations to promote their community events and activities. To add an event to the calendar, please submit a request for approval by completing the "Request an Event to add to the Community Calendar". All required fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed and "submit" button clicked for form completion.

Approval is based on the following criteria:

  • All entries should be submitted no less than 10 business days prior to the date of the event/activity to ensure posting to the Community Calendar. If approved, the City of Springfield will do its best to post submitted items within 2-3 business days.
  • All events/activities must be open to the general public, not just to organization members, and must not discriminate on any legally impermissible basis.
  • Sporting events, religious services, political fundraisers and camps are not eligible for posting to the Community Calendar. Religious organizations hosting seasonal events such as fall festivals, job fairs, community events etc. may be considered.
  • Regularly occurring or ongoing events will not be included on the Community Events Calendar.
  • A community event calendar forms will need to be completed with all required information included.

Examples of events submitted to the City of Springfield community events calendar include:

  • Events open to the public, including community celebrations, farmers’ markets, school events, educational opportunities, local sporting events and other community activities.
  • Fundraiser events for non-profit agencies, schools, social services or other organizations.
  • Informational seminars, clinics or public meetings

Events submitted for posting containing any of the following shall not be approved for posting:

  • Profane language or content.
  • Event that promotes a specific religious or political activity or belief.
  • Sexual content or links to sexual content.
  • Content that promotes, fosters or perpetuates discrimination on a basis of race, creed color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation.
  • Direct solicitation of commerce (i.e. yard sales, special discount sales, etc.)
  • Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity.
  • Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.
  • Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party.


The City of Springfield events calendar is provided as a community service to the City of Springfield citizens and community organizations. Though the calendar is moderated for posting acceptable events, the creators of the calendar do not endorse nor verify the information included. The City of Springfield reserves the right to decline event/activity submissions, and to edit information for length, spelling, language and clarity. We urge everyone submitting calendar events to review details for accuracy.

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