Category Archives: Events

Salute to Travel & Tourism Set for Feb. 16

Tickets for the annual Salute to Travel & Tourism awards banquet are going fast so don’t delay if you’re planning to go! The banquet begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a program at 7 p.m. The Convention & Visitors Bureau staff will present information about the past year and upcoming […]
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Sponsorships, Nominations Sought for 2017 Salute to Travel & Tourism

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is planning its annual Salute to Travel & Tourism awards banquet and is seeking sponsorships for this prestigious event recognizing the “best of the best” in the local travel industry. Five awards highlighting various areas of tourism achievement will be presented along with a program celebrating the past year’s achievements […]
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The Travel Channel, MSN Feature Two Local Attractions

Two Springfield attractions are getting national media attention this week. “The Travel Channel” program “Mysteries at the Museum” will have a segment on the History Museum on the Square and the escape of several cobras in 1953 in downtown Springfield. The show is scheduled to air at 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 11 p.m. Dec. 2 […]
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All Aboard! Public Invited to Model Railroad Event

Hundreds of people are expected to attend the 38th Annual Fall Train Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St. in Springfield. Along with more than 100 vendors selling model train supplies, the event hosted by the Ozark Model Railroad Association will feature train operating sessions, […]
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Governor’s Conference on Tourism set for Oct. 4-6

Registration is underway for the Missouri Division of Tourism’s 2016 Missouri Governor’s Conference on Tourism, the largest annual gathering of tourism industry partners in the state. During the conference Oct. 4-6, nationally known experts share information on a variety of pertinent tourism topics. You will discover new ways to tell your story and connect with […]
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Expect Road Closures, Traffic Delays Downtown During Route 66 Festival

Motorists in downtown Springfield should expect road closures and traffic delays all weekend in downtown Springfield due to the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, starting Friday morning and lasting until Sunday evening. Below is a comprehensive list of the closures. Barricades will be in place at several downtown intersections by Friday afternoon, with the exception […]
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The Ozarks Look Sweet When You’re Upon the Seat of a Bicycle Built for Two

John and Jean White think pushing pedals in pairs is the perfect way to promote the scenery of the Ozarks. After traveling to other parts of the country to ride their bicycle built for two, the Whites realized southwest Missouri is just as beautiful as other locations so they and other members of Tandems of […]
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Tournament Bringing in Record Number of Teams

More than 3,500 people are expected to be at the 2016 Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Cup at Lake Country Soccer when nearly 190 teams will compete April 22-24, a huge increase over the previous year. “It’s a big one, “ said John Markey, executive director at Lake Country Soccer. “We’re 60 teams over where we were […]
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Spyderfest to Benefit Charities

More than 1,200 people from around the globe are expected to be in Springfield for the largest Spyder rally in the world April 27-May 1 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Spyderfest U.S. 2016 will involve hundreds of the colorful three-wheeled Can-Am roadsters cruising the streets and the public is invited to check them out. Vendor […]
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