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Here are more upcoming summer events in Central Missouri....


Hit the Water for the Lake's Largest Boating Party - AquaPalooza
Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. -It doesn't matter how you attend AquaPalooza on July 16 at Dog Days Bar & Grill in Osage Beach. You can use a boat, raft, kayak, paddleboard or even a child's flotation device, but whatever you do, don't miss being a part of one of the largest parties on land or water at Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks.AquaPalooza rocks the Lake at Dog Days Bar & Grill (1232 Jeffries Road or at mile marker 19 by water) from noon to 5 p.m. and is free to the public. The event was created by Sea Ray Boats and is organized locally by MarineMax Missouri

Kids Have Fun at AquaPalooza
AquaPalooza is a fun-filled day for the entire family.

AquaPalooza is the name given to a series of on-the-water celebrations held during July at more than 100 locations around the world. Each event
features fun activities for families and friends of all ages, such as live entertainment, games, giveaways and much more.


New to AquaPalooza this year is the "Win a Sea Ray Dice Roll" contest. Ten people will be chosen from entries and will roll the dice for a chance to win a 2011 Sea Ray 205 Sport boat, valued at $49,000. To be eligible for the roll, participants 18 years and older can register online at the MarineMax Missouri Facebook page or in person at the MarineMax Osage Beach store.


It's not a real party (marine or otherwise) without live music, and this year the AquaPalooza organizers are bringing four musical acts into Dog Days to amp up the entertainment factor.

Country music star Matt Stillwell will perform at this year's AquaPalooza on July 16.


"We start off with a brand of blues and hard rock music by Green Sugar at 1 p.m." said event organizer Teresa Riley. "Green Sugar will be followed by the multi-talented artist Nic Cowan. Country singer Matt Stillwell, known on the Billboard Magazine country charts for such hits as 'Shine' and 'Sweet Sun Angel,' is third on the bill. Fan-favorites Edge of Forever, one of the finest Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute bands in the world, rounds out the show and plays to the 'Freebird' in everyone in attendance."


AquaPalooza is one of the most popular summer events at the Lake of the Ozarks.

If you want a good view of this can't-miss show, get there ahead of time because the term "wildly popular" is an understatement when describing the event. In 2010, AquaPalooza at Osage Beach drew approximately 1,500 boats and 10,000 guests. Worldwide, AquaPalooza broke its own attendance records in 2010 with an amazing total of roughly 15,600 boats and 90,000 people.


Register online here to receive AquaPalooza updates and information on rental slips at Dog Days, Saturday's live radio broadcast, T-shirt giveaways, sponsor promotions, AquaPalooza Collector's Wine, and many more offerings.


The Fun Continues...
Check out some more upcoming fun and exciting events around Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks:

  • July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9 ... Hot Summer Nights This annual cruising series on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark kicked off in May and continues through the summer on the second Friday of each month. Hot Summer Nights will feature all makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Visitors attending the event will enjoy contests, giveaways, helicopter rides, entertainment and much more. For more information about Hot Summer Nights, call 573-964-1008 or visit CruiseHotSummerNights.com.


  • Aug. 5-6 ... 19th Annual Laurie Hillbilly BBQ Cook Off Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, this popular event offers over $7,000 in prize money and bragging rights for the best BBQ around.  A dance, beer garden, prizes, raffles and an ever-popular kids' BBQ contest are on the Cook-Off schedule. Take in some of the great aromas and taste some of the delicious BBQ at the Fairgrounds in Laurie, Mo. For more information on the Hillbilly BBQ Cook-off, contact Susann Huff at 573-374-8776 or visit CityofLaurie.com or email at Events@CityofLaurie.com.


  • Aug. 6 ... 18th Annual Missouri Wine FestivalLocal and regional wineries show off the bottled fruits of their labor to wine aficionados at the Country Club Hotel & Spa in Lake Ozark. Admission to the Wine Fest is $15 and includes a wine tasting from all of the participating wineries, hors d'oeuvres and a souvenir wine glass. Wines are available for purchase by the bottle or the case. For more information on the Missouri Wine Fest, call 573-964-1008 or the Country Club Hotel & Spa at 800-964-6698.


  • Aug. 22-28 ... 23rd Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout
    Named one of the nation's eight must-see boating events by Powerboat magazine, the Shoot-Out is the largest unsanctioned boat competition in the U.S., as more than 100 boats individually race to be named the Lake's fastest boat. This will be the fourth year Captain Ron's (a restaurant, bar and marina in Sunrise Beach) will host the event. For more information, call 573-374-5852 or visit LakeOfTheOzarksShootout.org.

For more information about these and other Lake-area summertime events or for more info about local accommodations and lodging facilities, please call the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau at 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253) or visit FunLake.com.

Summer is the season of exciting travel stories at the Lake of the Ozarks. For more information, media assistance or high-resolution photos, please call The Beenders-Walker Group toll-free at 800-544-8474 or email Marjorie, Jo, Gene or Kyle.

Lake Logo LAKE OF THE OZARKS TRI-COUNTY LODGING ASSOCIATION & CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUPhone: 800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253) Fax: 573-348-4292 P.O. Box 1498  Osage Beach, MO 65065

Website: www.FunLake.com Email: Info@FunLake.com



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