Calendar of Events

  • 21 Feb

    Try Archery Program

    Allows beginners of any age an opportunity to shoot a limited number of arrows under the supervision of an instructor. Equipment provided.

  • 22 Dec

    Missouri State Men's Basketball

    The Bears will play 15 home games at JQH Arena again this season, matching last season for the most regular-season games ever in the 11,000-seat facility. In addition to the nine MVC home games, the previously-released non-conference slate includes visits from Southern University, North Dakota State, Evangel, Colorado State, Hampton and Wright State to "The Q."

    Missouri State Men’s Basketball
    2017-18 MVC Schedule

    Fri., Dec. 22 Loyola University Chicago*
    Sun., Dec. 31 at Valparaiso University*
    Thu., Jan. 4 University of Northern Iowa*
    Sun., Jan. 7 at Illinois State University*
    Wed., Jan. 10 at University of Evansville*
    Sun., Jan. 14 Indiana State University*
    Wed., Jan. 17 Valparaiso University*
    Sat., Jan. 20 at Drake University*
    Tue., Jan. 23 at Bradley University*
    Sat., Jan. 27 Southern Illinois University*
    Tue., Jan. 30 Illinois State University*
    Sat., Feb. 3 at Loyola University Chicago*
    Tue., Feb. 6 at Indiana State University*
    Sat., Feb. 10 University of Evansville*
    Wed., Feb. 14 at Southern Illinois University*
    Sun., Feb. 18 Drake University*
    Wed., Feb. 21 Bradley University*
    Sat., Feb. 24 at University of Northern Iowa*

  • 10 Feb

    The Missouri Winter Games

    The Missouri Winter Games national invitational is a three week long sports festival open to athletes around the country. Athletic events and competitions showcase seven prominent sports: basketball, gymnastics, racquetball, swimming, trap shooting, volleyball, and wrestling. We have been blessed to have many famous athletes join us during these times such as USA soccer player Mia Hamm, USA gymnastics stand outs Jordyn Wieber, Nastia Liukin  and Shawn Johnson.

    The Missouri Winter Games was a dream of founder Jeff Collins.  He envisioned a grassroots sports festival that would champion athletes of all ages.  In 2006 this dream was accomplished.  The MWG currently hosts over 10 different sporting events.  For 12 years the MWG has promoted character through sports at all levels.  From 80 year old runners to 5 year old gymnasts they are all champions.

  • 03 Mar

    Try Hockey for Free Day

    Kids interested in ice hockey? Give it a try. We provide coaches and equipment. Skating experience not required, but registration is.

  • 08 Mar

    Missouri State High School Activities Association State Basketball Championship

    The Missouri State High School Activities Association hosts the championships for boys and girls basketball at JQH Arena and Hammons Student Center.

  • 12 Mar

    27th Annual National HomeSchool Basketball Championships

    The 27th Annual National HomeSchool Basketball Championships will be held in Springfield, MO March 12-16.

    2018 will be the tenth consecutive year for Springfield to be the host of the National Tournament.  Presented by the Greater Springfield Sports Commission, the event will feature teams of HomeSchool players from across the United States and includes contests in elementary, junior high school, junior varsity, and varsity age groups.

    For the last 25 years, Nationals has been the largest home school sporting event in the World. Combined the 2015, 2016, & 2017 National Tournaments attracted a staggering 1,000+ HomeSchool Basketball teams to Springfield, MO! The NCHBC are directed by the National Christian HomeSchool Championships (NCHC).

    “We’re very extremely excited about the 2018 championship,” said Rob Flatt, Executive Director. “We’re looking forward to the participation of talented athletes from all across the country. Springfield is a great central location for teams to travel. We anticipate that the 2018 National Tournament will set another record for the largest HomeSchool sports tournament in the world. I am personally encouraged each year as I watch HomeSchool athletes getting the opportunity to play in incredibly epic battles in front of thousands of fans almost every night during Nationals. To see first hand how far HomeSchool Basketball has come over the past two decades is amazing. Friday night is always special as we fill Missouri States Hammons Student Center with 6,000-7,000 fans for the biggest games of the year.

  • 04 Apr

    Golf Customer Appreciation and Masters Kick-Off Party

    Join the Park Board and kick off the 2018 Masters Tournament at Horton Smith Golf Course with themed appetizers, demos, contests and other surprises.

  • 06 Apr

    2018 Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival

    The Bass Pro Fitness Festival is a series of not-for-profit events during the fall sponsored by Bass Pro, dedicated volunteers and sponsors. Proceeds from these events are shared by Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Ozark Greenways and Wonders of Wildlife. Walk, bike, run or kayak your way to better health with the Bass Pro Shops® Outdoor Fitness Festival!


    April 6 Paint the Run/Walk
    May TBA Training Kick-Off
    June TBA Polar Bear Run/Walk
    June 16 Recycle Run
    July 21 Fitness Series Training Run
    September 15 Run the Rock
    October 7 Tour De Bass Cycle Rides
    October 20 Zombie Run/Walk
    November 1 Wellness Conference
    November 2, 3 Bass Pro Marathon Weekend Expo
    November 4 The NewsLeader 5K
    November 4 Cohick Half-Marathon
    November 4 Mercy Sunshine Marathon-Relay
    November 4 Conservation Marathon
    November 10, 11 Dogwood Canyon Trail Run Weekend



  • 07 Apr

    Camp Barnabas Big Party Half Marathon & 5K

    You’re invited to celebrate with us at our 2018 Big Party Half Marathon, 5K & Family Stroll on Saturday, April 7. All proceeds go towards our Barnabas Scholarship Fund which helps send individuals with special needs and chronic illnesses to a life-changing week at camp. Whether you run, walk, or cheer on others, we can’t wait to see you there!

    Camp Barnabas exists to offer life-changing experiences to campers and to the people who serve them. Utilizing the camp venue, our organization provides ministry and social experiences that increase spiritual knowledge, social learning, and human dignity. Our goal is to show others the love of Christ in every aspect of our ministry. Camp Barnabas goes beyond one week at summer camp. The Barnabas experience changes perspectives and redefines disability. Visit for more information.

  • 07 Apr

    Springfield MO's Saturday Morning Bike Ride

    Most great cycling cities have a regular Saturday morning ride that people know they can always show up to and jump in. Springfield, MO now has one, starting in the Spring of 2018.

    This mid-paced 50 miler is a ride intended/designed for: a) those cyclists who are ready to move up from the various beginner, no-drop rides; b) those looking to regain some fitness before riding with more aggressively paced groups; c) maybe some of those folks looking for an easier 50 on a given Saturday; and d) for folks who want to learn to ride in a pace-line.

  • 12 Apr

    Springfield Cardinals' Home Opener

    The future of Cardinals Baseball plays at Hammons Field!

    Join us for Opening Day on April 12!

    Gates open at 6:10 p.m. First Pitch at 7:10 p.m. After the game stick around for Opening Night Fireworks!!!

  • 20 Apr

    Outdoor High Ollie Contest

    Join us for one of Springfield Skate Park’s most exciting competitions, our Outdoor High Ollie Contest on our outdoor course. Register for Intermediate (Division 1) or Advanced (Division 2). Prizes awarded to division winners with the highest ollie. Skateboards only. 

  • 21 Apr

    Sock and Undie Rundie 5K Walk/Run

    Break out your Underoos because this is gonna be FUN!

    FosterAdopt Connect’s Inaugural Sock & Undie Rundie 5K will be held on April 21, 2018. This chip-timed 5K run/walk supports one of the biggest needs at FosterAdopt Connect’s Sammy’s Window clothing closet: new socks and underwear for foster youth. Be an everyday superhero by donating new socks and undies as part of your registration fee. Then come to the 5K sporting your undies any way you want - on the inside, on the outside, or even by all themselves (modesty please, this is a pet and family-friendly event)! Longjohns and all superhero costumes are welcome too!

  • 25 May

    35th Annual Mid-America Street Rod Nationals

    The area's largest, most spectacular street rod event with more than 2,200 cars classified as a vehicles that are 30 years old and older. Enjoy kids' and adult games, arts and crafts, an auto swap meet and a church service on Sunday.

  • 01 Jun

    Special Olympics State Summer Games

    More than 1,000 athletes and coaches, along with family and friends from across Missouri will converge in Springfield June 1-3, 2018, for the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games. We're excited to be in the Springfield community and can't wait to see all the support that we know you can give us!

    Donate Here!

    If you are interested in volunteering at the State Summer Games, you can visit our volunteer website here to sign up online. Volunteers play a crucial role in putting on these games for our athletes. We rely on volunteers for everything from setup and tear down to timekeepers and awards assistance. No sports knowledge is required, and each volunteer will receive a free T-shirt along with a rewarding experience!