Past & Future Hosts
Lions Clubs International has held 101 conventions dating back to 1917. Many cities far and wide have hosted the Lions International Convention, some more than once. See a list of all convention host cities.
Plans are well underway for future conventions. Follow the link to learn more about each future convention destination.
- June 26 – 30, 2020: Singapore. This city-state and island country is one of the must-see cities of the world…with its blend of Asian and European cultures and graceful colonial buildings which blend well with century old markets and modern architecture. Singapore is a multicultural kaleidoscope; its collage of cultures represents four official languages: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Although Singapore is among the 20 smallest countries in the world, it is also second to the most densely populated in the world with 6,400 people per square kilometer. This amazing city-state offers a fantasy Merlion as its symbol, wondrous nature parks and the earth’s first night zoo/safari. The 103rd annual convention is not to be missed.
- June 25 – 29, 2021: Montreal, Quebec: Known as ‘Canada’s Cultural Capital’, Quebec’s largest city is like no other in North America! Behind Paris, Montreal is the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world and truly a foodie’s paradise. While the underground pedestrian network is impressive with over 2,000 shops covering 18 miles, the 9 miles of shops lining the famous Sainte-Catherine Street has been the pride of Montreal for over a century. As you explore Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica , Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Olympic Stadium are just a few sights you won’t want to miss. If nature is your escape, 343 acres of green space in Mount Royal Park offers the best views of this cosmopolitan city. Montreal has so much more to offer, come early and stay late!
- July 1 – 5, 2022: New Delhi, India: India’s capital and major gateway to the country, contemporary New Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its fold the ancient and the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. Some important places worth visiting in New Delhi include the Humayun’s Tomb, the Jantar Mantar, the Bahai temple, the Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat and India Gate. New Delhi is also a great shopping destination – be it the road side stalls of Connaught Place, or the International style shopping malls in the suburbs, shopping is a major attraction for visitors to New Delhi.
- July 7 – 11, 2023: Boston, Massachusetts: A quintessential blend of colonial history and cutting-edge innovation. From the charming cobblestones of Beacon Hill, to the civic landmarks along the Black Heritage Trail and Freedom Trail, to the iconic grounds of Harvard University and Fenway Park, Boston is a treasure trove of Americana. Fun if by land and fun if by sea, Boston is an ideal destination for your next vacation. Explore diverse neighborhoods, enjoy an eclectic array of performing arts and special events, shop in chic boutiques and high-end malls, fall into a foodies’ paradise and discover the true essence of Boston, a cosmopolitan hub where tradition and innovation interact every day.
- June 21 – 25, 2024: Melbourne, Australia: With Melbourne’s combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it’s no surprise Victoria’s capital is regarded the world’s most livable city. The centre of Melbourne is threaded with cobbled laneways, which have become a mecca for coffee shops, cafés and unique shopping boutiques. Start at Flinders Street station, wander down Degraves Street, and explore the city’s beautiful arcades and street art around every corner.
- July 4 – 8, 2025 : Mexico City, Mexico: Mexico is currently the 6th most visited country in the world, welcoming over 39 million international visitors each year. Mexico City is a busy modern city with a rich heritage dating back 30 centuries! The historic city center has a pyramid, an ancient castle and fort, many museums to celebrate and display the culture. Mexico is also an excellent touristic destination with over 6,000 miles of coastline, 35 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the world’s most dazzling assortment of resorts, 28 World Cultural Heritage Sites and 187 archaeological sites, 7 World Natural Heritage Sites, vibrant indigenous culture and a 300 year Spanish/European Colonial legacy, Mexico is unparalleled in diversity, hospitality, and the quality of its visitor experience.
The opportunity to bid for the convention city in 2027 will open in August 2019. For bid requirements, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience the magic of Milan
This year’s convention is drawing Lions and Leos to one of the most exciting and iconic cities in Europe. It’s time to celebrate service in style—secure your spot today!