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Summer Fun At Lake Of The Ozarks! Boating, Fireworks & Concerts At The Lake

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Summer is in full swing at the Lake, and vacationers galore have descended on the Midwest's playground.

This summer, however, got off to the strangest start of any in remembrance—thanks to coronavirus—and many events that Lake visitors looked forward to were postponed or cancelled. Mark the Spring In-Water Boat Show, Spring Harbor Hop, and AquaPalooza under "Cancelled due to Covid," along with several major concerts at Ozarks Amphitheater and myriad other more niche or smaller events scheduled for April through June.

However, there's plenty to do on—and off—the water at the Lake for the rest of the summer. LakeExpo put together a list of events that are still a "go." Check it out below.

(Note: it's possible events may still be cancelled, so always check the event website or Facebook Page before making your plans and before attending.)

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Boating Events

Support Our Troops Poker Run

WHEN: Friday, June 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Dog Days, at the 19MM. Stops at Bear Bottom, Paradise, Tap & Grill, Coconuts, Lake Burger, Millstone Marina, Glencove

A hugely popular poker run at the Lake, this one brings out the go-fast boaters! 100% of donations go to HEROES Care.

Click here to register.

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Summer Boat Shows at Dog Days

WHEN: Every weekend, June 6 – Aug. 23

WHERE: Dog Days, at the 19MM

The first ever Summer Boat Shows brings boats from top marine dealers around Lake of the Ozarks, to Dog Days, every weekend. You’ll find a different dealer each weekend, with boats in the water and ready to drive.

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"Boogie On The Barge," Sponsored by One Source Services

WHEN: July 3, 2020, 7 - 11 p.m. w/Fireworks around 9:45 p.m.

WHERE: Roach, MO @ the 42.6 MM

Get on the boat and go cove out with your friends and family at the 42.6 mile marker!! One Source Services would like to show their customers their appreciation and invite the public to an amazing 4th of July Event!

One Source Services will be hosting "Boogie on the Barge" - a HUGE party spanning two barges that will feature drinks, food, games, DJ Rusty Cundiff, and more, along with the BIGGEST firework display at the Lake that will feature college fight songs! Fly your college flag on your boat and wear your school colors!

The first 1,000 people to “Boogie on the Barge” will receive a pair of Sunglasses and a Koozie compliments of One Source Services, Rock Works, and LOZ Hardscapes.

Shuttle pontoons will be available to take boaters to and from their boats to the barges. This event is free to attend, though there are some costs associated with refreshments and activities on the barges. This event and games are free, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.

All proceeds raised will be donated to a local Cancer Charity. 

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Big Thunder's BFD Fun Run – Baja, Fountain & Donzi

WHEN: Friday, July 24, 2020 @ 9 a.m.

WHERE: TBD - follow Big Thunder on Facebook for more info

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Surdyke's Port 20 PWC Breakfast Ride

WHEN: Saturday, August 15, 2020 @ 8 a.m.

WHERE: Surdyke's Port 20, 5395 Spruce Ln., Osage Beach, MO

What's better than a morning PWC Ride on LOTO? Not Much, but a post-ride breakfast with all your friends makes it even better!

The 1st PWC Breakfast Club Ride of the year from Surdyke's Port 20 will leave Saturday, May 16th at 8 a.m. and will finish at an on-water restaurant for breakfast about 9 a.m.

Please email Drew at drew@surdykeyamaha.com to get a headcount for the restaurant or with any questions about the event.

If you want to trailer in your PWC to Surdyke's Port 20 feel free. There will be free IN/OUT PWC launching for the event!

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2020 Lake Of The Ozarks Shootout: Powerboat Racing

WHEN: Friday, August 29 - Saturday, August 30, 2020

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the US, named one of the nation’s eight “must-see” boating events according to Powerboat Magazine, the Shootout will take place for the ninth year at Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill in Sunrise Beach (Lake Road 5-50, mile marker 34.5). The event raises funds for eight Lake-area rescue teams and numerous other charitable organizations; last year, $300,000.00 to 32 different Charities and 8 Fire Departments. The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is alive and well and looking forward to the 32nd year in August of 2020.

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Kayak Meet Ups @ Ha Ha Tonka

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. -- Saturday, July 11; Saturday, August 8, 2020; Saturday, September 12, 2020

WHERE: Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Lower Spring Area @ the Kayak Launch, State Road D, Camdenton, MO

On the second Saturday of the month, May through September, come kayak the beautiful Ha Ha Tonka spring area with the Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance. Kayaks provided by Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance with expert instruction by the Missouri Naturalists group. Novices welcome.

Considering buying a kayak and want to try out different models? Want to see the beautiful waters of the Lake in the quiet of a morning paddle? This event is for you.

Free to the public, ages 14+. The last meet up September 12 concludes with a potluck. Bring a dish to share, fried chicken and drink provided.

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Fireworks

This one gets its own category. July 4th weekend is epic at Lake of the Ozarks. Here's where to see fireworks by water and land...

Captain Ron's -- July 3, 2020 @ Dusk

"Boogie On The Barge," Sponsored by One Source Services --July 3, 2020, 7 - 11 p.m. w/Fireworks around 9:45 p.m.

City of Linn Creek, at Soccer Fields -- July 3, 2020 @ Dusk (Around 9:15 p.m.)

Lake Valley Country Club -- July 3, 2020 @ Dusk (Around 9:15 p.m.)

Bear Bottom Resort -- July 4, 2020 @ 9:45 p.m.

Lodge of the Four Seasons -- July 4, 2020 @ Dusk (Around 9:15 p.m (viewing by land for resort guests only)

Margaritaville Lake Resort -- July 4, 2020, 9 - 10 p.m. 

(viewing by land for resort guests only)

Millstone Marina & RV Resort -- July 4, 2020 @ 9:30 p.m.

Point Randall Resort -- July 4, 2020 @ 9:15 - 10 p.m.

Playin' Hooky 4th Of July West Side Fireworks Cruises -- July 4, 2020 @ 8:30 p.m. -- BOOK YOUR RESERVATION HERE

City of Eldon -- Air Park -- July 4, 2020 @ Dusk (Around 9:15 p.m.)

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Concerts

For King & Country + Crossover Christian Music Festival

WHEN: Friday, July 24–25, 2020 @ 7 p.m.

WHERE: Ozarks Amphitheater, 2629 N Business Route 5, Camdenton, MO

The annual Crossover Christian Music Festival has joined up with For King & Country, for this two-day event! Two-time Grammy award-winning duo will perform songs from their much-anticipated third album and other favorites!

Get Your Tickets Here!

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Granger Smith @ Ozarks Amphitheater

WHEN: Saturday, August 1, 2020 @ 7 p.m.

WHERE: Ozarks Amphitheater, 2629 N Business Route 5, Camdenton, MO

Granger Smith, also known as Earl Dibbles Jr. will perform music from his nine studio albums on the Ozarks Amphitheater stage! His 2013 album "Dirt Road Driveway" peaked at #15 on the U.S. Country Music Charts.

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Deana Carter @ Lazy Gators

WHEN: Friday, August 7, 2020 @ 7 p.m.

WHERE: Lazy Gators, Sweet William Rd, Lake Ozark, MO

5x-Platinum country music singer/songwriter Deana Carter will be performing at Lazy Gator!

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Parmalee @ Lazy Gators

WHEN: Friday, August 14, 2020 @ 7 p.m.

WHERE: Lazy Gators, Sweet William Rd, Lake Ozark, MO

Lazy Gators will host American country music band, Parmalee!

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Casey Donahew @ Lazy Gators

WHEN: Friday, August 21, 2020 @ 7 p.m.

WHERE: Lazy Gators, Sweet William Rd, Lake Ozark, MO

Casey Donahew is an American Texas Country music singer who has charted his last 4 albums in the Billboard US Country Top 10!

Get Your Tickets Here!

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Dylan Scott @ Lazy Gators

WHEN: Friday, August 28, 2020 @ 7 p.m.

WHERE: Lazy Gators, Sweet William Rd, Lake Ozark, MO

Pop/country music star, Dylan Scott will perform live on stage at Lazy Gator this August!

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Lynyrd Skynyrd @ Ozarks Amphitheater with special guests: Black Stone Cherry

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 @ 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Ozarks Amphitheater, 2629 N Business Route 5, Camdenton, MO

Country music artist and stand-up comedian Rodney Carrington will be at Ozarks Amphitheater on September 4!

Get Your Tickets Here!

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Rodney Carrington @ Ozarks Amphitheater

WHEN: Saturday, September 4, 2020 @ 9 p.m.

WHERE: Ozarks Amphitheater, 2629 N Business Route 5, Camdenton, MO

Country music artist and stand-up comedian Rodney Carrington will be at Ozarks Amphitheater on September 4!

Get Your Tickets Here!

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On-Land Fun

Rocky Top 5K

WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 2020 @ 10 a.m.

WHERE: Lake of the Ozarks State Park (near Public Beach #2)

Rocky Top 5K is the second race in the Lake of the Ozarks Trail Series. The flagship race, Trail of Four Winds 25K, sold out in its inaugural year.

An announcement for the third race in the trail series is expected soon.

The Lake of the Ozarks Trail Series promotes fitness through trail running, the beauty of Missouri State Parks, and environmental stewardship.

For additional information, visit: https://www.lakeoftheozarkstrailseries.com

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Hot Summer Nights

WHEN: 6 - 11 p.m. -- Fridays -- July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11.

WHERE: Bagnell Dam Strip, Lake Ozark, MO

Cruisin' Where the Lake Begins: Cruisin' Through the Decades - Friday, July 10, 2020: 6 - 11 p.m.

Cruisin' Where the Lake Begins: Corvette - America's Sports Car - Friday, August 14, 2020: 6 - 11 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights - Cruisin' Where the Lake Begins: A Salute To Our Military, Police, Firefighters & EMTS As We Remember 9/11 - Friday, September 11, 2020: 6 - 11 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights, a classic vehicle cruise and family night on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark. 6 - 11 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.

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For more concerts and upcoming events, check LakeExpo's See & Do Page and sign up for our Lake Alert, where you'll get a preview of weekend events in your inbox.

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