Calendar of Events

  • 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*

  • 06 Jan

    3rd Annual Fresh Start 5K

    Please join us for the 3rd Annual Fresh Start 5K. This run/walk is open to all ages. We have age bracket winner medals, finisher medals for all participants, and great door prize give-a-ways.

  • 06 Jan

    Queen City Bloc Party

    On January 6th, Zenith Climbing Center will host our annual bouldering competition! The second annual Queen City Bloc Party is the premiere test in Southern Missouri. You will compete against climbers from all over the Midwest on 50 intense boulder problems. Climbers have 3 hours to climb in the redpoint round followed by a showdown style finals round. 

    Early Registration (December 1 - 15)
    Late Registration (December 16 - January 5)

    Recreational (v0-2)
    Intermediate (v3-4)
    Advanced (v5-6)
    Open (v7+)

  • 11 Jan

    Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions

    Bass Pro Tournament of Champions will take place January 11-13 at JQH Arena. This tournament, the highest attended high school basketball tournament in the US, has hosted future stars of the NBA in past years, including D'Angelo Russell, Chandler Parsons and Dakari Johnson.

    Hometown teams Glendale and Ozark high schools will represent the local community in the tournament of eight high school teams from across the nation.

  • 27 Jan

    National Skating Month Event

    Free skating with coaches on the ice to assist new and beginning skaters of all ages.

  • 09 Sep

    Missouri State Ice Bears Hockey

    Advance individual games tickets and season tickets for 2017-18 season Ice Bears Division 1 team games are available by calling Missouri State Tix at (417) 836-7678, toll free at (888) 476-7849 or by visiting the Missouri State Tix box offices in JQH Arena, the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts or in the Plaster Student Union on the campus of Missouri State University.

    On game days, starting an hour before game time, individual game tickets can be purchased at Mediacom Ice Park; 635 East Trafficway in Springfield, Missouri.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.