Welcome These Groups this Summer!

Several groups will have events in Springfield in the coming weeks, including conventions, conferences and sports.

And some of those are BIG! The largest – those generating 1,000 room nights or more at area hotels – are highlighted in bold below. Mark your calendars! If you work at an attraction, hotel, restaurant or retailer in the Springfield area, you’re likely to be busy.

The list below 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. Groups that generate less than 100 room nights are not listed.

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.


July 8-10 – Missouri School Boards Association Safe School & Colleges Conference, 245 attendees, 181 room nights

July 9-12 – Missouri Association for Pupil Transportation 54th Annual Conference and Trade Show, 350 attendees, 450 room nights

July 11-13 – National Trappers Association, 2,000 attendees, 2,449 room nights

July 12-14 – Franciscan University of Steubenville, 6,000 attendees, 730 room nights

July 19-21 – Franciscan University of Steubenville, 6,000 attendees, 665 room nights

July 22-25 – Missouri Association for Career & Technical Education, 1,100 attendees, 1,292 room nights

July 22-28 – Firebase Ripcord Association Reunion, 120 attendees, 295 room nights

July 25-27 – Next Level Sport Karate – Ozark Mountain Nationals Tournament, 1,000 attendees, 400 room nights


Aug. 1-3 – Boone & Crockett Club 30th Big Game Awards Program, 1,200 attendees, 665 room nights

Aug. 6-9 – Missouri Mappers Association Annual Meeting, 200 attendees, 195 room nights

Aug. 9-14 – International Association of Jim Beam Bottle & specialty Clubs Beam Around the World Convention, 350 attendees, 445 room nights

Aug. 8-10 – Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, 20,000 attendees, 600 room nights

Aug. 14-18 – International Association of Motorcoach Operators Annual Conference, 100 attendees, 112 room nights

Aug. 15-18 – Circus Model Builders Annual Convention, 200 attendees, 330 room nights

Aug. 18-25 – National 4th Infantry Division Association Reunion, 175 attendees, 410 room nights

Aug. 29-Sept. 2 – 69th Transportation Company/326 Trailer Transer Point Bravo Reunion, 150 attendees, 190 room nights

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