It is highly recommended that you book one of the Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental homes during one of the local events and festivals. The events and festivals celebrated in this premier vacation spot are spread out throughout the year and range from a big celebration during harvest to lake jumping.
1. Dogwood Festival
The Dogwood Festival is the first festival celebrated in Lake of the Ozarks. This festival is held every April around the middle of the month. This annual event was started in 1950 and is celebrated for a few days. The Dogwood Festival is generally celebrated in Camdenton and features several activities. During the Dogwood Festival, there are craft shows, golf tournaments, outdoor food booths and beauty contests for different levels. There is also a parade during the festival aside from the carnival rides. You can find different booths featured in this festival from food to crafts. There are also live musical performances held during the Dogwood Festival.
2. Magic Dragon Street Meet
The Magic Dragon Street Meet is one of the largest car shows which take place in the Central Missouri. The auto show accepts all types of models of cars trucks and motorcycles, irrespective of the year and make. This event has been held in Lake of the Ozarks for more than 2 decades. If you love cars, then you should not miss attending the Magic Dragon Street Meet. The Bagnell Dam Strip is where you will find the thousands of participant and their cars. This event allows car owners of different automobiles to showcase their pride and joy to hundreds of visitors that flock Lake of the Ozarks during the event. The Magic Dragon Street Meet is often held during the month of May.
3. Harbor Hop
Booking one of the Lake of the Ozarks vacation homes during the month of May is a good idea, because it is when the much-anticipated Harbor Hop is celebrated. Celebrated on May 1, Harbor Hop is like a poker run but the main difference is that the participants travel or hop to the various stops by boat. Instead of getting their cards through a dealer on a poker table, participants get their cards by sailing through different assigned check points located all around town. This unique event held every year is done by completing and finishing the 7 hands. Rubs, grill spots, bar and marinas are some of the expected stops during this year. The top 10 hands are then declared the winners aside from 4 lucky winners. The Harbor Hop event is the kick-off event for the summer in Lake of the Ozarks.
4. Annual Missouri Wine Festival
The annual Missouri Wine Festival held in Lake of the Ozarks is one of the biggest wine events in the country. During this festival, almost all local wineries in the region come to Lake of the Ozarks to display their wines. Thousands of visitors flock to this town to sample some of the best wines in the area. Aside from sampling the different wines, there are also concerts and booths lined up the streets. You can also find local artists displaying their work.
Lake of the Ozarks has many great local festivals and events that you should not miss. You can check the listing in Vamoose.com to find an accommodation by the budget and amenities you require.