Spring Brings Large Groups to City

Spring has sprung and the 2018 tourism season is getting into high gear with thousands coming to Springfield for group business.

Large groups booked in the city in the next couple months include those listed below. The list represents groups booked by the Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as groups booked directly through hotels and event venues. It does not represent every group coming to the city. The statistics represent anticipated attendees and room nights and are subject to change.

  • April 7-10 – Missouri Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference, 5,500 attendees, 2943 room nights

  • April 11-13 – Assemblies of God KidMin Conference, 2,000 attendees, 1,730 room nights

  • April 20-22 – Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup, 5,000 attendees, 2,400 room nights

  • April 27-29 – Missouri Youth Soccer Association Spring Presidents Cup, 2,700 attendees, 2,000 room nights

  • May 2-6 – SpyderFest, 2,500 attendees, 1,360 room nights

  • May 23-27 – National Street Rod Association Mid-America Street Rod Nationals, 7,000 attendees, 3,500 room nights

Other groups of interest include:

  • April 6-7 – American Gourd Society Annual Show-Me Gourd Art Festival, 500 attendees, 100 room nights
  • April 12-14 – Grand Court of Missouri Order of the Amaranth “Krusin To A Cure” Grand Court Session, 175 attendees, 300 room nights
  • April 16-18 – Missouri Department of Transportation DOMInno, 600 attendees, 495 room nights
  • April 20-21 – Missouri State High School Activities Association Speech, Debate & Theatre State Championships, 1,500 attendees, 700 room nights
  • April 26-28 – Missouri National Guard Association MoNGA Annual Conference 500 attendees, 409 room nights
  • April 26-28 – Missouri District United Pentecostal Church Ladies Conference, 1,200 attendees, 582 room nights
  • April 28-May 5 – The Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem Supreme Shrine, 300 attendees, 760 room nights
  • May 1-7 – Heart of America Conference Baseball Tournament, 1,100 attendees, 680 room nights
  • May 1-6 – 40 & 8; La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux Central States Regional Conference, 150 attendees, 245 room nights
  • May 6-9 – Benchmark Cities Annual Conference, 100 attendees, 120 room nights
  • May 8-13 – Great Lakes Valley Conference Baseball Conference Tournament, 1,500 attendees, 545 room nights
  • May 14-15 – Missouri State High School Activities Association Boys State Golf Championships, 200 attendees, 260 room nights
  • May 18-19 – Missouri State High School Activities Association State Softball Championship – Spring, 831 attendees, 75 room nights
  • May 20 – Jehovah’s Witnesses May Circuit Meeting, 1,500 attendees, 100 room nights

Learn more about how to get a group to the city by calling the CVB’s Sales Department at 417-881-5300 or 800-678-8767.

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Dana Maugans is the Director of Sales at the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau

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