OKC VeloCity | OKC's biggest summer conventions make an even bigger economic impact

OKC's biggest summer conventions make an even bigger economic impact

By Chamber Staff / Economy / June 21, 2019

Summer is home of some of OKC’s biggest and best conventions—and horse shows! Did you know that Oklahoma City is considered to be the horse show capital of the world? Case in point: both the American Quarter Horse Youth Foundation and the Arabian Horse Association have major horse shows here within a few weeks of each other in July. Their combined attendance is estimated to be over 60,000 people (not to mention countless horses)! Their economic impact in OKC is estimated to be over $126.5 million every year! That’s the kind of impact that contributes to job growth and quality-of-life amenities we all enjoy.

These are the largest conventions coming to OKC throughout July and August, but you can read the full list of upcoming conventions here.

Oklahoma Native American Sports Association - 2019 All Native Fastpitch Tournament (July 12 -14)

Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada - 2019 Annual Conference (July 12 – 17)

Arabian Horse Association - Arabian Youth Nationals 2019 (July 20 – 27)

United States Tennis Association (USTA) - 2019 USTA BG 16s Zone Team Championships (July 24 – 28)

USA Dance - 2019 Dreamcatcher DanceSport Championships (July 25 -28)

American Quarter Horse Youth Association - 2019 AQHA Youth World Championship Show (July 31 – August 14)

Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education - 2019 Annual Summer Conference (August 1 – 2)

Mid America Youth Basketball (MAYB) - 2019 Girls National Tournament (August 1 – 4)

Society for Protective Coatings - 2019 Department of Defense - Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference (August 9 – 16)

Shootout Productions, Inc. - Oklahoma Barrel Racing Summer Shootout (August 16 – 19)

Oklahoma State School Boards Association - 2019 Annual Convention (August 22 – 25)

United States Tennis Association - Missouri Valley (USTA) - 2019 USTA Missouri Valley Adult League Sectionals (August 23 – 25)

Paddlesport Retailers - Paddlesport Retailers Tradeshow 2019 (August 25 – 31)

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