5-7: Lake Race
Bagnell Dam Strip is the base for the Offshore Super Series powerboat races. Some spectators choose to anchor their boats and watch from the water, but many line Bagnell Dam and businesses along the strip to watch these impressive boats race. Friday evening a Race Village is set up near the dam for people to see the boats up close and visit with the racing teams. Saturday and Sunday the actual races take place between noon and 4 pm. The link above will take you to all of the details and an event schedule.
The second Friday of the month, May through September, there is an award winning party on the Bagnell Dam Strip suitable for all ages. June's theme is "Route 66 Resdezvous at the Lake." From 6 pm-11 pm, rain or shine, all makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles will be cruising the street. There is a DJ spinning tunes outside and live bands in many of the bars and restaurants along the strip. You will see a variety of things going on: clowns, face painting, portrait drawing, and more.
12-14: Canine Cannonball
This fun annual event takes Place at Dog Days Bar and Grill in Osage Beach. Both amateur and professional dogs compete for "barking rights" for who can get the biggest air jumping into the water. DockDogs has all of the information about how it all works and how you can get your own pet involved. Competitions begin at 2 pm on Friday, and 11 am both Saturday and Sunday. It's really something to see and fun for the whole family.
This talented group of local musicians come together each Summer to play concerts at various places around the Lake area. Find one that is close to you, grab a blanket or a lawn chair, and be prepared for some wonderful entertainment.
- Eldon Air Park, Eldon * (Community Center in case of rain.) - June 12
- Westlake Christian Church, Route O Laurie – June 19
- Christ the King Lutheran Church, Bus. Hwy 54 Lake Ozark – June 26
- July 12 Hope Lutheran Church in Osage Beach
- Hope Lutheran Church, Osage Beach Parkway – July 10
- First Christian Church, East Capitol Ave Jefferson City – July 17
- Versailles Royale Theatre, On the town square, Versailles – July 24
- Lake Ozark Christian Church, Bus. Hwy 54 Lake Ozark – July 31
This huge outdoor amphitheater in Camdenton is hosting a free Grand Opening concert. Donations will be accepted benefitting C.O.P.S. Doors open at 7 pm, and Award winning blues artist Sena Ehrhardt will be performing at 8 pm, with a meet 'n' greet from 9:30 - 10:00. Ozark Distellery will be there giving out free tastings. A large lineup of exciting concerts are set for the entire Summer.
20 Welcome to the Summer Community Concert
Here is another free, outdoor, family-friendly event at the Osage Beach City Park taking place the day before both Father's Day and the first official day of Summer. Beginning at 7 pm, the evening will include a comedian, a concert by the Travis Gibson Band, and fireworks at dusk. There will also be several summer-themed giveaways. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Everything will be taking place on Ball Field No. 3. Parking is limited, and the road to the park will be closed at 4 pm, but shuttles will run from Osage Premium Outlets, Walmart, and the Home Depot. In case of rain, fireworks will be shot off on Sunday evening instead.
How is that for choices? All sorts of different things to do all month, and this is just the beginning of an event-filled Summer. When you couple these with swimming, boating, shopping, dining out, and everything else that the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer, it's an amazing place to live.
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