The amazing food and incredible drinks that you know are waiting for you at Dog Days is more than enough to convince you to join us. The unbelievable Lake of the Ozarks annual events we host every year are pretty awesome too, and knowing when these will take place can help you to plan your visits. There will very likely be more added, but here are the always popular events we have on the calendar for 2018 so far.
LOMDA In-Water Boat Show
The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association begins each spring with a fantastic boat show that takes place in and around our docks. With booths on the land and boats & PWCs in the lake, you will get a hands-on experience showcasing all the newest stuff for this season. We'll have live entertainment beginning at 1 pm and going all the way until close. The ever-popular Funhouse will be one of the groups performing that day.
Spring Harbor Hop
We love being one of the many stops for the Lake of the Ozarks Harbor Hops, both in the spring and in the fall. You'll want to make the time to visit a few other stops (there are over 40 participating bars & restaurants around the lake) to fill out your poker hand, but spend the majority of the day here with us! Live music will be happening onsite from 1 pm-close, including the always entertaining Pearl. Get out on that glorious water and maybe even win some great prizes while you're at it.
The day after the Spring Harbor Hop, you'll want to be back at Dog Days all day long on Saturday for our 3rd Annual Homegrown Festival. We'll have a spectacular lineup of talented musicians from Missouri performing all afternoon. You'll also have the chance to sample some of the best breweries, distilleries, and wineries that our great state has to offer.
This event sponsored by DockDogs.com is one that the entire family will enjoy, especially the four-legged members! Spend the weekend watching talented canines competing to find out who can jump the farthest, fastest, and highest into the lakeside pool we'll have set up for the competition. You get a day full of exciting family fun, and our local Dogwood Animal Shelter will be on hand to raise a little money and awareness. Don't have a four-legged family member yet? Dogwood can help you find one!
Support Our Troops Poker Run
This particular annual poker run is a fun day out on the water for you plus a wonderful fundraiser for H.E.R.O.E.S. Care. This is an organization that is dedicated to working with others to provide support to military families in the communities where they live. It will be an exciting day on the Lake of the Ozarks and a chance to help out some well-deserving people at the same time.
Can-Am BBQ Competition
The Can-Am Police-Fire Games will take place at the Lake of the Ozarks this year, June 25-July 1. On Friday, June 29 Dog Days Bar & Grill will be hosting a BBQ competition connected to this grand event. Competitors from firehouses and police stations from across the country will face off in various categories to see who is the best pit-master! Afterward, we will also be hosting the "Guns and Hoses" lounge party sponsored by Jim Beam on our brand new rooftop patio for the competitors and officials of the games.
The largest 1-day boating event at the Lake of the Ozarks! This lakeside concert that brings thousands of people to it each year can be seen and heard from the land, but it's even better if you park your boat in our cove and enjoy it from the water! We'll have 4 amazing live bands performing throughout the afternoon, and if you don't feel like chilling out in the lake, you can hang out in the pool instead and simply listen. We're still finalizing the lineup for the big show, but after the concert on the water, we'll have Taz & Dr. Cheese from 6-10 pm followed by Weaver from 10 pm-close.
Beyond those incredible events, there will also be our Shootout Pre-Race Party in August, the Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest in September, and of course the Fall Harbor Hop in October, plus many, many more exciting reasons to join us at the best waterfront bar and restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. Start marking your calendars right now so that you don't miss a minute of the fun at Dog Days Bar & Grill.
Don't forget, if you are coming from out of town and need a place to stay, you can book one of Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina's two rental houses ahead of time! Lots of comfortable room right next door to our sister restaurant, and only a short boat ride or car trip to get to us and all the fun we have planned for you this year!
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