Meet Us in St. Louis!

Book your travel plans now to spend the July 4th weekend in St. Louis for our 86th Annual Convention! The convention events will be held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. Located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, the hotel is directly across the street from the Gateway Arch and within walking distance to many other attractions.

Start your weekend on Thursday at the open rooftop with a direct view of the Gateway Arch while enjoying homemade Lebanese food prepared by parishioners from St. Raymond’s Maronite Cathedral. Additionally, we will have banquet dinners on Friday and Saturday nights. Following both banquets, there will be live Arabic music and dancing with David Hakim and his band.

Our annual 5K Walk/Run to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be on Friday morning. Lunch will be provided following the event. In addition, the theme for our Friday night banquet will be “Salute to St. Jude”.

The Convention “All-Access Pass” includes: Lebanese food on Thursday night; Friday lunch following the St. Jude 5k Walk/Run; Friday and Saturday night banquet dinners and haflis; transportation and entry to your choice of either the world renowned St. Louis Zoo or the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour on Saturday; coffee and Lebanese pastries following Mass at St. Raymond’s Maronite Cathedral on Sunday!


Fair St. Louis is a free event that will take place under the Arch during our convention creating an exciting atmosphere! The fair is celebrated throughout the weekend with a variety of family-friendly entertainment including live music, parade, daily air shows, food vendors and a world class fireworks display.

St. Louis offers many attractions within walking distance or a short car ride from the hotel including: Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village, Gateway Arch, Museum at the Gateway Arch, St. Louis Aquarium, St. Louis Zoo, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, St. Louis Science Center, City Museum, Citygarden, Forest Park, Old Courthouse, Missouri Botanical Garden, National Blues Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, Lumiere Place Casino, the historic Old Cathedral and much more!


Hotel: Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch

Make your reservation today:  CLICK HERE

Daily Rate: $159/night

Daily rate available from Monday 6/27 to Wednesday 7/6

315 Chestnut Street

St. Louis, Missouri 63102

Telephone: 314-655-1234


Join us for our annual 5K walk/run starting at the Gateway Arch and ending at Ballpark Village next to Busch Stadium. More details to come!


Downtown St. Louis Map


*Times and locations subject to change.

Thursday, June 30

3:00pm – 6:30pm:       Registration and Check-in open

3:00pm – 7:00pm: Explore and Experience St. Louis

7:00pm – 11:00pm:    Hyatt Rooftop Party with homemade Lebanese Food!                        

11:00pm:                      Rooftop Reunion (Age 21+)

Friday, July 1

9:30am – 11:00am:     Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 5K Walk/Run                         (Meet under the Arch)

11:00am – 1:30pm:     Lunch (Ballpark Village)

2:30pm – 3:30pm:       Dabke Lessons (Hospitality Room)

3:00pm – 6:30pm:      Registration and Check-in open

5:30pm – 6:30pm:      Cocktail Hour, cash bar

6:30pm – 8:00pm:       “Salute to St. Jude” Banquet Dinner. Cocktail attire

8:00pm – 2:00am:      Hafli, featuring live Arabic band & cash bar

Saturday, July 2

9:30am – 11:30am:     Midwest Federation General Assembly Meeting

9:00am – 11:00am:     Registration and Check-in open

12:00pm – 3:00pm:     Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour *pre-registration required

12:00pm – 3:00pm:     St. Louis Zoo Outing *pre-registration required

12:00pm – 3:00pm:    Fair St. Louis. Explore on your own

3:00pm – 5:30pm:       Registration and Check-in open

5:30pm – 6:30pm:       Cocktail Hour, cash bar

6:30pm – 8:00pm:       Scholarship Awards Grand Banquet Dinner. Formal attire

8:00pm – 2:00am:       Hafli, featuring live Arabic band & cash bar

9:30pm – 10:00pm:     Fireworks over the Arch

Sunday, July 3

10:15am – 11:15am: Mass at St. Raymond’s Maronite Cathedral (931 Lebanon Dr)

11:30am – 1:00pm: Farewell coffee and Lebanese pastries (931 Lebanon Dr)


No refunds for online orders after June 1, 2022

No refunds for no-shows


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can update by signing in under your Eventbrite account.

Do I have to bring my registration confirmation to the event?

Yes!  You will need to either print your registration confirmation or present the electronic registration confirmation on your mobile device (EventBrite app download required).

The name on the registration doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

No. The name must match. Registrations are non-transferable.

Who can I contact with additional questions?

Please email John Coury and Steve Pisciotta.