There is always something going on in The Lake of the Ozarks from summertime concerts on the water to the annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout! Find something exciting happening while you visit!

Eagle Days

Usually the 1st weekend in January – Event Venues: Osage National Golf Club, Willmore Lodge, School of the Osage Heritage Elementary and the Bagnell Dam Access Conservation Area.

Location: Wilmore Lodge / Osage National Golf Course

Phone: 573-964-9008

Mardi Gras Pub Crawl

Usually the 2nd or 3rd weekend in February – Leave your keys and take the bus!!! 32 total buses run from 4:00pm till 2:30am and will get you to and from your location with no need to drive. We provide the sober chauffeur and all you must do is kick back, leave your keys in the drawer, jump on a bus and have fun. Hotel shuttles are provided to get your crawl started and route buses stop at every location on the CRAWL!!!

Location: Entire Lake Area

St Patricks Day Everywhere

Always the Saturday before March 17th, 2 Parades, one on The Water and one by land The majority of the bars and restaurants offer Free Corn Beef and Cabbage and many party favors. St. Patrick’s Day is the unofficial kick-off to the Boating Season at lake of the Ozarks.

Location: Lake Wide Event

Phone: 573-964-1008

Spring In Water Boat Show

Usually the 2nd weekend in April – by Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association come see a variety of boats including new cruisers, performance, and runabouts and personal watercraft. This event is held at Dog Days Bar & Grill.

Location: Dog Days Bar and Grill / 19MM / 1232 Jeffries Rd in Osage Beach, MO 65065

Phone: 573-480-2300 or 573-216-9417

Dogwood Festival

Usually the Last weekend in April – Fun for the entire family, crafts, pageant, food, entertainment, parade, fish fry, carnival rides and much more! The Dogwood Festival Parade: Downtown Camdenton.

Location: Town Square of Camdenton

Phone: 573-346-2227

Toll Free: 800-769-1004

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals Car Show

Always the 1st weekend in May – The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models, and years of show vehicles, trucks and motorcycles. We bring over 30 years of show experience to the historic Bagnell Dam Strip at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Bagnell Dam Strip is closed to normal traffic during show hours, so only show vehicles are within the boundaries. This creates an absolutely electric atmosphere! Some say it`s like being on the set of “American Graffiti”.

Location: Historic Bagnell Dam Strip / Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Phone: 573-964-9008

Toll Free: 800-451-4117

Spring Harbor Hop

Spring Harbor Hop – Saturday, May 7, 2022. Always the 1st Saturday in May! The Lake of the Ozarks Harbor Hop is held twice a year. The Spring Harbor Hop is held the first Saturday in May, the Fall Harbor Hop is held the second Saturday in October. The Lake`s largest Poker Hop on the water! Visit over 40 of our participating locations on the water to collect your poker hand. Enter the Harbor hop by stopping at any of the check points.

Location: Entire Lake Area

Phone: 573-348-1500

Toll Free: 800-Fun-Lake

Hot Summer Nights

August 12, 2022 @ 5 – 10 p.m. WHERE: Bagnell Dam Strip Hot Summer Nights, a classic vehicle cruise and family night on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark from 5 – 10 p.m. (rain or shine). Free admission and participation. All makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles will line the Strip and cruise around. This kid-friendly event offers games, activities, live entertainment and more. 2022 Dates: Friday, May 13: 5 – 10 p.m. Friday, June 10: 5 – 10 p.m. Friday, July 8: 5 – 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12: 5 – 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9: 5 – 10 p.m.

Location: Historic Bagnell Dam Strip / Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Lake Race

Always the 1st Weekend in June – Lake Race Invitational Power Boat Racing presented by Performance Boat Center. New host location, Camden on the Lake confirmed.

Location: Mile Marker 5 to 9 main Channel Lake of the Ozarks

Lake of the Ozarks BikeFest

Always the second weekend in September attracting over 10,000 motorcycles. Visit beautiful Lake of the Ozarks this September for the ultimate BikeFest Event. Events include spectacular scenic rides, more than 200 biker friendly bars and restaurants, great parties, vendors, and rockin` concerts at night! Visit Lake of the Ozarks for a chance to win a custom Harley Davidson motorcycle! Visit for more information.

Location: Captain Rons lakefront Bar and Grill

Off The Cliff

Restaurant, Bar, Live Music, Family Friendly, 7 Days a Week Hours of Operation: Check Facebook for Hours

Location: 66 North Shore Dr. Lake Ozark MO 65049

Phone: 573-693-1655

Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS

5/20/2022 – 5/22/2022 Feel the roar of supercars as Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS celebrates the first-ever professional motorsports race at the new Ozark International Raceway on May 20th – 22nd. The three-day festival of speed features the top GT machinery from brands like Acura, Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche, and more. Featuring an open paddock to get up close to the racecars, drivers, and teams, the jam-packed sports car weekend offers an unforgettable experience. The race weekend also features SRO America’s various championships including Pirelli GT4 America and TC America powered by Skip Barber. With special guests Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, the weekend will be a sports cars dream. Tickets start at just $20 with kids free under 12 years old with the purchase of an adult ticket.

Location: Ozarks International Raceway 29211 Hwy 135 Gravois Mills, MO 65037

Phone: 816-380-1817

Dog Days Canine Cannonball

A great Lake event! How far and high can your dog jump? The annual Dock Dogs jumping contest is held at Dog Days again this year. Canine athletes compete in Big Air, Extreme Vertical, and Speed Retrieve at this family friendly event. Visit the website link above for more information, a full schedule and online registration. On-Site registration also available. Free admission!!!

Location: Dog Days Bar and Grill / 19MM / 1232 Jeffries Rd in Osage Beach, MO 65065

Phone: 573-348-9797

July 4th all Month at Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake is in full swing and there is literally something going on every day of the month. All the waterfront Bars and Restaurants have Live Music, Events, Contests, Concerts, Karaoke and much more. Boating and Watersports are non-stop, there is something for everyone. Not to mention the off-water activities of cave exploring, State Park trail hiking, having a Lakeside picnic, Water Parks or finding your favorite place to just relax in the sun.

Location: Entire Lake Area

Phone: 573-693-1800


The Lake`s Largest FAMILY Boating event will be held July 20th. The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers invites ALL BOATERS to join them for a great day on the water. Live music and activities will keep you having fun all day long. On the Water Party at Dog Days Restaurant at the 19mm, just west of the Grand Glaize Bridge.

Location: Dog Days Bar and Grill 1232 Jeffries Rd Osage Beach, Missouri 65065

Phone: 573-348-9797

Lake of the Ozarks Annual Shootout

The largest unsanctioned boat race in the US, The Lake fo the Ozarks Shootout is a must-see event! Raising funds for local lake area rescue teams and numerous other charitable organizations, come to have a great time for a great cause!

Location: Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill in Sunrise Beach (Lake Road 5-50, mile marker 34.5)

Phone: 217-779-2768

Hillbilly Fair

Usually in September, A true Lake Ozark Tradition Activates and attractions for young and old. Bands, crafts, food, a Rat Rod Contest, carnival rides and games for all. Come on down to the 50th Hillbilly Fair! The parade theme this year is Hillbillies Strike Gold, and will take place Saturday at 10am! Directly after the parade, the Stover High School and Versailles High School Bands will be performing on the main stage. During the Hillbilly Fair, bands will include Johnny Henry Band, Ponch Burkhart, The Lori Locke Band, Music by Ronnie, Steven Moore, and “Missourah” Mud Bugs. Pea Pickers, Lil` Sprouts, and Lil` Miss and Mr. Hillbilly contests are Saturday, from 12pm – 1pm. Dress those kiddos up and bring them on down to the contests! We love to see our little hillbillies! The Rat Rod Show will be near the Little Beer Garden/Water Wheel from 9:30am – 2:30pm on Saturday! There will be a Valve Cover Race (Gravity Ran Racers Only) on Saturday. Show-Me-Amusements is bringing their carnival rides and will have wristbands on sale for $20.00 from 5pm-9pm on Friday and 12pm-4pm on Saturday! The Kent Family Circus will be there for one show on Friday evening and three shows on Saturday. There will be a Corn Hole and a Horseshoe Tournament – both on Friday. Tractor Pull – Kids and Adults – will be on Saturday. Buck-A-Duck will be running throughout the day Saturday. Clowns and Face Painting will be available Friday and Saturday. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides through the park will be happening on Saturday. There will be great food and vendors coming in, so make sure to check them out too

Location: Laurie, MO Fair Grounds

Phone: 573-374-8776

Fall in Water Boat Show

Usually the 3rd Weekend in September Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association Fall In-water Boat Show and Clearance Sale. This event is being hosted by Captain Ron’s. There will be over 100 boats including new cruisers, performance boats, runabouts, personal watercraft and a good selection of quality pre-owned boats.

Location: Captain Rons Lakeside bar and Grill

Phone: 573-480-2300

Versailles Annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival

Always the 1st weekend in October the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 40th Annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival. This award-winning festival is enjoyed by thousands of festival-goers from all over the state and beyond. Activities include a parade, many vendors selling wares, lots of food booths, a car show (at Versailles City Park), fiddle contest, apple pie and much more!

Location: City of Versailles

Phone: 573-378-4401

Fall Harbor Hop

Usually the 2nd weekend in October is the last fiesta of the boating season. Anyone can enter for a fun day on Lake of the Ozarks! Visit over 40 of our participating locations on the water to collect your poker hand. Enter the Harbor hop by stopping at any of the check points. To obtain a hand, sign up and pay an optional $20 donation. Any player can enter more than once. The 1st card is drawn at the checkpoint where the hand is purchased; 6 additional cards are obtained by hopping to six more checkpoints drawing one card, per hand, at each location. The hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn. To qualify the hand must be turned in by 7pm at your last checkpoint. Winners will be notified by certified mail. A few Harbor Hop checkpoints open as early as 9:00 am, but most open at 11:00 am. Check the website for a complete list of participating locations and scheduled times.

Location: Entire lake Area / Most Waterfront Bars

Phone: 573-348-1599

Christmas Lights – Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is home to four beautiful drive-thru holiday light parks. The holiday light parks will be open beginning mid-November and run through the holiday season. Each holiday light park has its own set of unique holiday light displays that the entire family will enjoy and while donations are gladly accepted, the holiday light parks are free to drive through. Here is a list of the Lake of the Ozarks area holiday light parks. For complete information on the light parks and the many other holiday and Christmas events in the Lake area

Location: 4 Locations throughout the Lake Area

Phone: 573-348-1599