Top 10 Lake of the Ozarks Events in 2019

In 2019, Lake TV’s Creative Writing Team is excited to launch a “Lake of the Ozarks Top 10 Weekly Blog” – This week’s blog features the top 10 events hitting the Lake of the Ozarks this season that you won’t want to miss. Check it out.

At Lake TV, our goal is to enhance your visit to Lake of the Ozarks by informing, educating, and entertaining viewers by presenting our Lake through our wide variety of content. Lake TV is the Lake of the Ozark’s only dedicated television station and is the # 1 source for Lake events, attractions, dining, faces of the lake, entertainment, and more in the form of video.

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Versailles Olde Tyme Apple Festival
October 5th-6th, 2019
The 40th Annual Versailles Old Tyme Apple Festival will be here before we know it! This two-day festival is jam packed with family-friendly activities. The small town of Versailles, MO comes to life every year for the Apple Festival each year. Both locals and tourists come out for a weekend filled with activities like shopping many vendors located around the town square, enjoying baking contests, attending the Apple Festival Play, watching an exciting parade, and much more!

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2019 Lake of the Ozarks Spring Harbor Hop

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May 04, 2019

Hop around more than 40 locations to draw cards in hopes to make winning poker hand! Enjoy tasty food, delicious drinks, and breathtaking views as you hop from restaurant to restaurant on the Lake of the Ozarks! There are a TON of Spring Harbor Hop locations and stops to enjoy during this exciting annual event. The Spring Harbor Hop is the perfect way to kick off the boating season at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Dogwood Festival

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April 25 – 27, 2019

The Annual Dogwood Festival is one of the most highly anticipated family events of the year. Taking place on April 25th-27th, this event brings a wide range of activities for all ages to enjoy! Come out to enjoy a number of attractions while the beautiful Dogwood trees bloom! Shop at outdoor vendors, browse the indoor craft fair, enjoy the Miss Dogwood Pageant, watch as the parade winds its way through downtown Camdenton. Did we mention carnival rides? It’s one of the favorite activities for local kids each year!

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Pumkin Chunkin’ Palooza

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September 28, 2019

One of the area’s newest annual events, the Pumkin Chunkin’ Palooza offers a ton of fun fall attractions for kids and adults, alike. Come out to Ozarks Amphitheater to enjoy a wide range of fall-inspired activities you and your family can enjoy! Find a hay maze, pumpkin decorating contest, face painting, and a TON of other exciting happenings this fall. Don’t forget about the regular Pumpkin Chunkin’s by the trebuchet as it hurls pumpkins across the property! Adults can enjoy a great selection of Missouri brews and wines, as well as delicious food samples from a number of local vendors. There’s something for EVERYONE to enjoy at this annual event!

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Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals

May 03, 2019 – May 05, 2019
The 31st Annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models, and years of show vehicles, trucks and motorcycles. Come out to the historic Bagnell Dam Strip at the Lake of the Ozarks for a fun weekend of sweet rides and great vendors. Stop by a number of restaurants along the strip to enjoy a delicious meal and refreshing drink as you take in the view of hot rods all around! It’s a sight to see and an energizing atmosphere you don’t want to miss!

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September 11-15, 2019
The Lake of the Ozarks is home to BikeFest and this year marks the 13th annual event! Experience the thrills as motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country make their way to the Lake of the Ozarks for all things bikes! There are a TON of vendors, live entertainment, and motorcycle rides planned for the big weekend. Enjoy the beauty and excitement the area has to offer all motorcycle loves!

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Aquapalooza 2019 – Lake of the Ozarks

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July 20, 2019
Aquapalooza is the Lake’s largest family boating event bringing boats and attendees from all around. A TON of boaters come out to enjoy the area’s only concert via water! Come out for a day of entertainment from the comfort of your boat or floaty in the water. This unique event is held at Dog Days Restaurant and the location offers the ideal spot for land and water participants to partake in this memorable event!

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LIVE Music

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Live Concert at one of Lake’s Outstanding Outdoor Music Venues:

The Lake of the Ozarks is home to THREE fantastic outdoor music venues that offer the best in live entertainment. There are a TON of hot concerts at the Lake this year! Enjoy the rocking concerts at one or ALL of these great music venues!

Ozarks Amphitheater

Ozarks Amphitheater has recently been named the “Best Live Music Venue in Missouri”! It’s located in the heart of the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks with pictureque views from every seat. The amphitheater has hosted headlining acts like Alabama, Dwight Yoakam and Jamie Johnson. A concert under the stars at Ozarks Amphitheater is a great addition to a long summer weekend at the Lake.

  • Travis Tritt and The Charlie Daniels Band with Special Guests, The Cadillac Three – June 7th
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Ozarks Mountain Daredevils with Special Guest, The Comancheros – July 6th
  • Five Finger Death Punch – July 16th

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Lazy Gators at Shady Gators

Lazy Gators is part of Shady Gators, the Party Capital at the Lake. This incredible lake-side outdoor venue has brought some big time names like Chris Jensen, Gretchen Wilson, Uncle Kracker, Walker Hayes, and many more. Lazy Gators is a must-see LIVE music venue that features a breathtaking lake-view (and killer sunsets) along with great eats and refreshing drinks.

  • LOCASH – May 24th

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Shawnee Bluff Vineyard

Enjoy the quaint and gorgeous Shawnee Bluff Vineyard in Eldon. This sister location to Shawnee Bluff Winery is one of the most breathtaking music venues in the Midwest. This unique venue offers dedicated seats with plenty of leg room for a comfortable seat all night. A breathtaking backdrop of Ozark bluffs creates a picturesque sunset at every show. Recent entertainment includes Diamond Rio, Sara Evans, Survivor, Charlie Daniels, WyNonna Judd, Trace Adkins, and many more top names.

  • Marshall Tucker Band – May 31st
  • Diamond Rio – June 14th
  • Craig Morgan – June 29th
  • Sara Evans – July 6th
  • Wynonna & The Big Noise – July 20th
  • Trace Adkins with Special Guest Exile – July 26th
  • Clint Black – September 7th
  • Tyler Farr – September 13th

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August 24th – 25th, 2019

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the United States. It’s also been named one of the nation’s eight “must-see” boating events, by Powerboat Magazine. This thrilling boating event offers a weekend full of fast boats and family fun! Enjoy the race on-land or on-water for a unique viewing experience! Check out the race boats and meet the drivers on the docks at Captain Ron’s. Don’t forget to check out a TON of vendors on-land to catch up on the latest and greatest in the boating world and all things Lake of the Ozarks. You can also view the race on the water as boats tie up together and cove out, as the race boats fly by! It’s a unique viewing experience, unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

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Lake Race 2019

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June 1st, 2019
Lake Race offers a thrilling boat race experience for all! It’s the only sanctioned powerboat race at the Lake of the Ozarks! Recently moved to Camden on the Lake, viewers can catch the action on land or on water. This unique race showcases powerboats as they race around the course against one another! This family-friendly event provides entertainment and thrills for all ages. It’s a must-see event at the Lake of the Ozarks in 2019!


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