Whether it’s history, sports, or great food that interests you, you’ll find it all in Boston. And this summer you’ll also find a heck of a lot of Lions.

July 7 through 11, 2023, Lions will descend upon one of the oldest cities in the United States for five days of camaraderie, shop talk, and service. Registration for the 105th Lions International Convention is open. If you’ve ever been to a Lions International Convention, then you know that now is the time to get excited and get planning. If you have never been, now is the perfect time to start.

Why an International Convention?

Fellowship. We are a global service organization, and we have members all over the world doing amazing things for their communities every day. We think it’s more important than ever to take the time to connect—in person—once a year so that we can share stories, strategies, and friendship. Many Lions and Leos make friends at convention that they keep for the rest of their lives.

Learning. Hear from other Lions and exchange idea on how to plan projects, recruit new members, and grow your club. Experts from headquarters are on hand to help you navigate the tech world, find new ways to get grants for projects, and learn marketing and PR tricks that can help promote the great work you’re doing.

Fun. We are Lions, after all. So no gathering is complete without a little—or a lot—of fun. And there’s no shortage of good times planned for Boston. Whether it’s joining in on a service project (because no matter where we go, Lions love to serve), singing along with some of the world-class entertainment lined up exclusively for Lions, or hopping on a bus and touring some of the unforgettable sights Boston has to offer, there is no way you can miss out on the fun.

Five Most Instagrammable Spots in Boston

Need some photo-worthy backdrops for your social media feeds? Pop on your Lions gear and head to some of these iconic locations.

  1. Fenway Park. The oldest major League Baseball stadium in the United States, Fenway Park is not just the home of the Boston Red Sox, but the memorable location of many a major movie plotline. Snap a pick beneath the green and red sign to cement your place in history.
  2. Bunker Hill monument. This 221-foot monument marks the site of one of the first major battles of the American Revolution. If you’re a history fan, take an Old Town Trolley tour which stops at this along and many other historic sites.
  3. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. You won’t find a more beautiful indoor courtyard garden in all of Boston. Modeled after a 15-century Venetian palazzo, this museum houses some of the world’s most prestigious art, including works by Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Degas, and Sargent. Wear your prettiest pastels and situate yourself among the beauty.
  4. The North End. Boston’s North End neighborhood feels less like a bustling American city and more like a dreamy coastal European village. There is something for everyone’s appetite and you never know when you’ll find your new favorite eatery tucked behind a painted wooden door just around the corner of a narrow, cobblestoned street. Make your followers salivate with a shot of your latest find.
  5. Outdoor Art. Outdoor art is flourishing in Boston, and nothing makes a social media feed pop more than large outdoor murals. Visit the Roxbury Love Story mural by local artists Pro Blak and GoFive, or head over to The Undergound at Ink Block—an 8-acre underpass located between Boston’s South End and South Boston neighborhoods that was transformed into an active urban park. You might even be inspired for your next Lions project. Wherever you go, you’ll find you can’t stop snapping pics.


Register now at LCICon.lionsclubs.org.