It’s our birthday.
That’s right, Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark is celebrating its 90th birthday this year and the State of Missouri will be 200 years old.
Time does fly by.
As a result, a Best Dam Birthday Bash Committee has worked for months to put together a series of events that highlight the best of the best at the lake. Not all of the events happen in Lake Ozark, but we think it’s important to support the entire lake for our mutual birthdays.
For all details, click on www.bestdambirthdaybash.com.
Here’s a quick look:
Best Dam Photo Contest for Kids
Teach a child photography and their curiosity and creativity will skyrocket.
· Landscape/waterscape: yard, park, lake, river, stream.
· Insects/wildlife: pets, or other interesting creatures.
· Family/people: friends, neighbors, sports.
Seven Springs Winery
There will be live music, specialty vendors, food, fun for all. Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy an afternoon of beautiful hot rods, classics, restomods, and many more.
(Restomods are restorations that also use aftermarket parts not available from the factory.)
Pre-registration is open to cars, trucks, and motorcycles of all types.
Aug. 3 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Camdenton Chamber Office
Aug. 4 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Willmore Lodge, Lake Ozark
Aug. 6 & 7
City of Laurie
Aug. 7. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Race runs from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Old Kinderhook Resort, Camdenton
$25 (Complimentary to all Breast Cancer Survivors. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the American Cancer Society.)
FB Event “Best Dam Birthday Bash” or contact Jasen Jones at 314-401-5518 or at
Aug. 7. Ride begins at 9 a.m.
Zack Wheat Post 624 American Legion in Sunrise Beach.
Zack Wheat Post 624, American Legion Riders
Monday, Aug. 9 – 14
Unique event sites will be featured each day during the festival at a variety of locations from local lodges, on the lake restaurants, wineries, historic sites, and surrounding towns. Artists will be spread out at 20 different venues around the Lake of the Ozarks.
The Lake Fine Art Academy & Galleria will be the initial registration site. The gallery will be open daily throughout the Best Dam En Plein Art Festival, as the registration and information center.
Tuesday, Aug. 10
Tuesday, Aug. 10
Hot Summer Nights Cruises has provided auto enthusiasts and spectators a fun, safe and family friendly setting while re-creating the nostalgic “American Graffiti” atmosphere that the Bagnell Dam Strip area is so famous for!
Oct. 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Osage Beach City Park, 950 Hatchery Road, Osage Beach
City of Osage Beach Fall Festival will be Oct. 9. Bring the family to the Osage Beach City Park and see the different vendors, pie eating contest, petting zoo, kid activities and enjoy the variety of food trucks. Live music and performers will be entertaining all day.