Large or small, the Convention & Visitors Bureau brings in or provides services to a variety of groups that meet in the city.

Among the events taking place in Springfield in the next couple months are two that will thrill gear heads: The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival and the O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine Nationals.

The festival includes a classic car show, a motorcycle rally, live entertainment, vendors and more. The Street Machine Nationals includes a variety of activities for muscle cars, classic cars, hot rods, street machines and other vehicles.

Other upcoming group events include traditional conferences, conventions, seminars and reunions. All are important to the local economy and we encourage business owners to welcome them with messages on their marquees and in other ways that will make them feel at home and want to return in the future.

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.

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.


  • Aug. 11-14, Optimists International Fourth Quarter District Convention, 125 attendees, 300 room nights
  • August 12-14, Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, 20,000 attendees, 415 room nights
  • Aug. 29-31, Missouri State Women in Agriculture Conference, 200 attendees, 200 room nights


  • Sept. 6-9, Missouri Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International Fall Conference, 125 attendees, 238 room nights
  • Sept. 6-9, National Emergency Number Association Missouri Annual Conference, 300 attendees, 300 room nights
  • Sept. 15-16, Missouri Association of Court Administrators Fall Professional Development Seminar, 150 attendees, 200 room nights
  • Sept. 20-23, 2nd Indianhead Division Association 95th National Reunion, 2nd Infantry Division Veterans Reunion, 125 attendees, 300 room nights
  • Sept. 24-25, O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine Nationals, 20,000 attendees, 1,150 room nights
  • Sept. 26-30, Association of American Feed Control Officials, BITS Training Seminar, 60 attendees, 184 room nights
  • Sept. 27-29, Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry Division Training Conference, 225 attendees, 240 room nights