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Events Planned for Springfield Expected to Generate Thousands of Dollars for the City

Events scheduled in the next few months in Springfield are expected to bring thousands of visitors to the city.

According to the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, more than 40,000 people will be in the city for events as well as for leisure travel.  Many of the events were booked by the CVB.

It’s estimated that people attending group events spend at least $150 per day, which the CVB says generates significant amounts of income of hotels, restaurants, attractions and retailers.  It also contributes to the city’s sales tax and other tax revenues.

Over the weekend, the World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships and the National Homeschoolers Spring Nationals were held in Springfield.  

Upcoming events include: 


  • May 12-17, The Chosin Few, Army Chapter Reunion, 150 attendees, 255 room nights

  • May 14-17, Southwest Home Education Ministry Convention, 1,500
    attendees, 105 room nights
  • May 18-19, Missouri State
    High School Activities Association Boys Golf Championships, 200 attendees, 100
    room nights
  • May 22-24, National Street
    Rod Association Mid-America Street Rod Nationals Plus, 2,000 attendees, 3,700
    room nights
  • May 28-31, Special Olympics
    of Missouri Summer Games, 1,800 attendees, 300 room night


  • June 3-7, Veterans of Foreign Wars Department Missouri State
    Convention, 650 attendees, 515 room nights

  • June 4-9, United Methodist Church, Missouri Conference, 1,500
    attendees, 2,275 room nights

  • June 7 – 9, American Junior Simmental Association, 150
    attendees, 150 room nights

  • June 9-14, Buick Club of America National Meet, 600 attendees,
    834 room nights

  • June 11-14, Amateur Athletic Union Girls Midwest National
    Championship, 2,800 attendees, 1,506 room nights

  • June 13-16, Missouri District of the Lutheran Church Missouri
    Synod Convention, 750 attendees, 602 room nights

  • June 14-19, Guild of Carillonneurs in North America Congress,
    120 attendees, 240 room nights

  • June 15-19, Braunvieh Association of America National Junior
    Braunvieh Show, 250 attendees, 120 room nights

  • June 18-21, Harley Owner’s Group State H.O.G. Rally, 1,000
    attendees, 817 room nights

  • June 20-21, The Great Race, 300 attendees, 227 room nights

  • June 22-24, Missouri Office of State Courts Administration
    Juvenile Detention Alternatives Conference, 280 attendees, 400 room nights

  • June 25-28, Jehovah’s Witnesses Summer Regional Convention –
    English, 3,000 attendees, 5,250 room nights

  • June 28-July 1, Assemblies of God Chaplaincy Training
    Conference, 350 attendees, 750 room nights

  • June 30-July 5, Premier Baseball Incoming Freshman, 1,200
    attendees, 3,035 room nights


  • July 7-10, Missouri Association for Pupil Transportation 50th
    Annual Conference and Trade Show, 180 attendees, 450 room nights

  • July 7-9, Missouri Dairy Grazing Conference, 200 attendees, 275
    room nights

  • July 7-11, National Fishing Lure Collectors Club Convention,
    2,500 attendees, 1,013 room nights

  • July 9-11, American Legion Department of Missouri Convention,
    600 attendees, 446 room nights

  • July 10-12, Franciscan University of Steubenville St. Louis Mid
    America 1, 5,000 attendees, 3,600 room nights (dorm rooms and hotels)

  • July 14-19, Premier Baseball Senior Championships, 700
    attendees, 2,335 room nights

  • July 17-19, Franciscan University of Steubenville St. Louis Mid
    America 2, 5,000 attendees, 3,894 room nights (dorm rooms and hotels)

  • July 20-23, Missouri Association for Career and Technical
    Education Joint Summer Conference, 1,500 attendees, 1,892 room nights

  • July 23-26, Jehovah’s Witnesses Summer Regional Convention –
    Spanish, 3,000 attendees, 3,000 room nights

  • July 27-August 2, North American Envirothon, 500 attendees, 500
    room nights

  • July 29-August 1, Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development
    Western Heritage Project, 300 attendees, 420 room nights

  • July 30-August 2, Amateur Softball Association Girls 18U “A”
    Fast Pitch Northern National Championship, 1,000 attendees, 1,225 room nights

  • July 31-August 2, Kiwanis International 65th Annual
    Missouri-Arkansas District Convention/100th Year Anniversary Celebration, 500
    attendees, 300 room nights

For more information about upcoming events or to find out about hosting an event in Springfield click here.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.