Highlighted Events From May Until Mid-September
- Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals (May): Kicking off the summer season, the Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals showcases over 1,000 impressive vehicles. As you stroll along Bagnell Dam Strip, marvel at classic cars, hot rods, and custom builds from across the country. The event also features live music, vendors, and family-friendly activities.
- Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers In-Water Boat Show (June): Head to Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill for the Lake of the Ozarks In-Water Boat Show, where you can explore a vast array of boats, yachts, and watercraft. Whether you’re in the market for a new vessel or simply interested in the latest boating trends, this event offers an ideal opportunity to mingle with industry experts and enthusiasts.
- Annual Canine Cannonball (July): Unleash the fun with the Annual Canine Cannonball event held at Dog Days Bar & Grill. Watch as dogs of all shapes and sizes compete in long-distance jumping, providing delightful entertainment for the whole family. If you have a furry friend, you can even register them to participate and show off their water-loving skills!
- Lake of the Ozarks Shootout (August): Recognized as the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest, the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is a thrilling event that shouldn’t be missed. Witness speed boats reaching incredible velocities as they race along the lake, vying for the coveted title. Spectators can enjoy the action from various vantage points or join one of the organized spectator cruises.
- Hot Summer Nights (Every Second Friday from May to September): Rev up your engines and join the excitement of Hot Summer Nights, a monthly car show hosted on the Bagnell Dam Strip. With a different theme each month, this event attracts a diverse range of classic cars, muscle cars, and specialty vehicles. The festive atmosphere is enhanced by live music, food vendors, and captivating displays.
- Annual Lake of the Ozarks Air Show (September): Prepare for an awe-inspiring display of aviation skills at the Annual Lake of the Ozarks Air Show. Located at Camdenton Memorial Airport, this event features breathtaking aerial performances by skilled pilots, showcasing their talents in precision aerobatics, formation flying, and vintage aircraft demonstrations. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair and enjoy the thrilling show!