Category Archives: Conventions

Gold Wing 42 Coming to Springfield in 2020

The Convention & Visitors Bureau announced today that Wing Ding 42, the Gold Wing Road Riders Association’s 42nd annual motorcycle rally, will be in Springfield June 30-July 4, 2020. The event is expected to bring more than 7,000 visitors to the city and they’re expected to spend about $2 million while here, said Tracy Kimberlin, […]
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Let’s Go to the Circus and Circus and Circus and…

Shoppers at Battlefield Mall will have a chance to see 25 circuses at the same time Aug. 15-18. That’s because miniature circus exhibits will be on display at the mall while the Circus Model Builders 2019 Annual Convention is taking place in Springfield. The convention is the 58th for the organization and the second to […]
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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 […]
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Nation’s Top Military Heroes Convene in Springfield April 10-14

Some of the country’s top military heroes will be in Springfield April 10-14 for the 129th Annual Convention of the Legion of Valor. The organization’s members consist of recipients of top medals in all branches of military service in the United States: the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross and the […]
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Volunteer Judges Needed for FBLA Event

Judges are needed for the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America-PBL State Leadership Conference set for April 14-16 in Springfield. With more than 4,000 high school students from across the state in attendance, 300 business professionals are needed to volunteer as judges. The events range from prepared reports and projects to impromptu case studies in […]
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Spring Brings Big Groups to Springfield

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 […]
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Groups Convene in Springfield in Winter Months

Winter is nearly upon us and that means a slower time of year for group business in Springfield. That doesn’t mean, however, that it comes to a halt. 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 […]
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Summer Convention Season in Full Swing

A plethora of conventions, sporting events and other activities that bring groups to Springfield are underway this summer. Among the largest are the following: July 5-8 – Jehovah’s Witnesses Summer Regional Convention, 3,000 attendees, 1,100 room nights July 23-26 – Missouri Association for Career & Technical Education Joint Summer Conference, 1,200 attendees, 1,411 room nights […]
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Wild West Enthusiasts Coming to Springfield July 18-21

History buffs will unite in Springfield July 18-21 for the 11th Annual Roundup of the Wild West History Association. A number of presentations about the fascinating people and events that took place in the area during the Wild West Era are planned. They include Wild Bill Hickok and the shootout on Park Central Square, Belle […]
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Event Alert: Jehovah’s Witnesses

This Event Alert is provided by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau to encourage the community to welcome large groups to the area. We also encourage the use of special promotions, banners and a welcome on your marquee. Jehovah’s Witnesses Summer Regional Convention Date: June 28-July 1 Attendees: 3,000 Room Nights: 1,100 Headquarter Hotel: Multiple […]
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