Can’t Miss Events at the Lake

Spring at the Lake of the Ozarks is truly the precursor to getting ready for several months of fun within the Lake of the Ozarks community. This is the time of the year when everyone starts to plan a vacation to the Lake of the Ozarks and when most local events begin taking off! For a stacked list of can’t miss events, we’ve put together some of our favorites below so you can plan ahead for your best summer yet!


The annual Dogwood Festival takes place in April and will be celebrating it’s 70th year in 2021! Taking place over three days, it is a great family friendly event that includes crafts, entertainment, the infamous parade, fish fry and plenty of delicious food! The Dogwood Festival is taking place at our neighbors up the road at Ozarks Amphitheater and a tour through Bridal Cave is the perfect addition to the day of festivities!


The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a fun showcase of a variety of makes, models and different years for cars, trucks and motorcycles. Now in it’s 33rd year, the annual Street Meet has hosted over 1,000 participants and more than 10,000 spectators! It’s held at the historic Bagnell Dam Strip at the Lake of the Ozarks at the end of April this year.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND – May 28, 29 & 30th

Memorial Day a fantastic opportunity to spend time with friends and family and at the Lake of the Ozarks, locals, and visitors alike kick off the official start of summer. Don't forget to make plans for a cool visit to Bridal Cave! Tours will be leaving every few minutes throughout the weekend! 

CANINE CANNONBALL- June 11th -June 13th

The annual Canine Cannonball jumping contest is a fun one for the WHOLE family, including your pet! Canine athletes compete in Big Air, Extreme Vertical, and Speed Retrieve at this event and onsite registration is available if you think your pup has what it takes!


Another fun lake holiday is the Fourth of July! This year on July 4th, Ozarks Amphitheater is also hosting REO Speedwagon at the revived and spacious amphitheater. To purchase tickets, come and see us at Bridal Cave! If you pay in cash, you can avoid extra fees, and you'll get 25% off tour admission to the cave! 

While this is FAR from a complete list of spring and summer fun at the Lake of the Ozarks, it’s a great way to see what’s happening in the area to get your Lake of the Ozarks vacation started! Whether you’re looking for an event to camp out at with your family or a night of live entertainment with your friends, look no further than the Lake of the Ozarks as the perfect summer destination in mid-MO.

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