Can't Miss Events This August at the Lake of the Ozarks

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July is already halfway over, which means August is right around the corner! Have you made plans yet for your vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks? There's still plenty of summertime left to get yourself here, and August has quite a few exciting events to give you an extra reason to visit. Lake Ozark Vacations has pulled some of the best events together for you in today's blog. 

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Lake of the Ozarks Shootout
August 26-27

These timed boat races are one of the most anticipated annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks. As a matter of fact, this is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the Midwest with over 100 racers! While the races themselves take place on Saturday & Sunday, there are fun events surrounding the Shootout going on all week long, beginning on Wednesday, August 18. What a great excuse to book one of our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rentals and be here for all of it!  

There will be a poker run, a mini-Shootout, a benefit golf tournament, a treasure hunt on the beach,live entertainment, and more. The race takes place at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill and the 33 MM - 34.5 MM. 

The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop
Saturday, August 5

This annual event is quite a sight to witness, plus it raises money for many local lake area charities and organizations. A helicopter above the river and pontoon boats in the water will drop hundreds of yellow rubber duckies on the Osage River side of Bagnell Dam, and the first 11 ducks to cross the finish line will win the lucky ticket holders big prizes! The first duck to cross will win $5,000! 

Beginning at 10 am, a family fun zone will open up with games, a dunking booth, bounce houses, entertainment, food, and more. Then at noon, the ducks will drop! There is also a charity 4-person scramble golf tournament tied to this event on Friday, August 4 where you can win even more prizes.   
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Midwest Wine & Brew Festival
Saturday, August 19

The Lake Area Chamber brings together wineries and breweries from all across Missouri so that you can sample their delicious beverages, all in one place! There will be live entertainment, as well as vendors and restaurants on hand to check out while you are there. The festival will take place from 2-5 pm, it's $15 at the door, and you'll get a souvenir glass to take home with you.

Live Concerts

You'll find some of the best live music you've ever heard at the Lake of the Ozarks, including some popular artists with names you'll recognize right away. This August, the following featured entertainers will be performing in the lake area: 

Hot Summer Nights
Friday, August 11

The theme for this month's award-winning Hot Summer Nights will be "Muscle Cars & Custom Cars." The historic Bagnell Dam Strip will host this monthly event from 6-11 pm, rain or shine. Bring the family to enjoy games, face painting, live entertainment, and much more. 

The streets will be lined with some of the most impressive cares, trucks, and motorcycles you've ever seen, and the event is free to enjoy. The Celebration II is offering tickets for a cruise on the lake to watch the fireworks show at the end of the evening from the water.

September 1-4

Okay, so it's not technically in August, but it's not too early to start planning your Labor Day weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks! As always, this is the premier destination in the Midwest to celebrate this incredible holiday. In addition to the everyday fun that you can enjoy while you're here, this long holiday weekend will be filled with fireworks, great food, live music, and all kinds of one-of-a-kind celebrations you do not want to miss. 

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