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News, Updates, & More from the Bagnell area.

Hot Summer Nights 2018

Hot Summer Nights
May 11, 2018
Bagnell Dam Strip
Bagnell Dam Blvd
Lake Ozark MO 65049
 314-650-5767 or 573-365-2460
 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Hot Summer Nights, a classic vehicle cruise and family night on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark. 6:00 – 11:00 pm (rain or shine). Free admission and participation. All makes and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles will line the Strip and cruise around. This kid friendly event offers games, activities, live entertainment and more.

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals 2018


Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals

MAY 4-6, 2018
Historic Bagnell Dam Strip
Lake of the Ozarks

The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals is a unique show for all makes, models, and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles. The show celebrated its 29th year in 2017 with phenomenal weather, 1,000 participants and close to 10,000 spectators. Located in Central Missouri, we bring over 25 years of show experience to the historic Bagnell Dam Strip at the Lake of the Ozarks. The strip is closed to normal traffic during show hours, so we only have show vehicles within the boundaries. This creates and absolutely electric atmosphere! Some say it’s like being on the set of “American Graffiti”.

How did we get our name?

Some folks say that the Lake of the Ozarks, which is over 90 miles long, looks like a big dragon from the air as it winds through the central Missouri hills. Several years ago, it became known as “The Land of the Magic Dragon”. At our very first show in 1987, we used the name “Magic Dragon” and it has stayed with us to this very day.

Lake Race 2018

Calendar of Events 2018

Lake Race Volunteer Event | May, 29 2018

Beavers at Dam | Volunteers and their respective team captains establish final assignments for race weekend. Complimentary appetizers will be served and volunteers will receive their Lake Race T-shirts.

Lake Race Festival of Speed | May, 31 2018 

Enjoy fast exhibits such as fast cars, boats, motorcycles and more. Food and Fair from local vendors along with music and entertainment.

Lake Race Street Party | June, 1 2018 

Historic Bagnell Dam Strip | Race fans will experience everything unique about Lake Race. Meet driver and get up close and personal with the race boats. Entertainment and Kid’s Zone! Shuttle service will begin at 4pm and be available throughout the weekend. All Lake Race Parking will be in the campground below the dam. Please watch for signs and be courteous to our volunteers.

World Class Powerboat Racing at Lake of the Ozarks | June, 2 2018 | Race Day

OPA Sanctioned Powerboat Racing

Beavers at the Dam | Unlimited public viewing will be available at Host Facility Beavers at the Dam, on Historic Bagnell Dam, and at numerous other locations surrounding the course. Spectator fleet will have designated areas.

Powerboat Racing at its best commences at Lake of the Ozarks! A full day of racing with formats and demonstrations unique to Lake Race will begin with Opening Ceremonies at 10:40am. Racing will begin promptly at 11:00am, and continue until all heats are complete around 5:00pm. Unlimited public viewing will be available at Host Facility Beavers at the Dam, on Historic Bagnell Dam, and at numerous other locations surrounding the course. Spectators will have designated areas, please watch and Lake Locator for up to date information.

Please watch and lake locator for up to date information.

Race Broadcast will be shown in Lake Area, Springfield, Columbia, Jefferson City, Joplin, Kansas City, St. Louis and Northern Arkansas. Available for any station to pick up in US over satellite.

See for Where to Watch and Listen info.

Awards Ceremony | June, 2 2018 | Race Day

Camden on the Lake | When the races are over, head to Camden on the Lake to cheer on the drivers at the Awards Ceremony. Lake Race Steering Committee along with our Sponsors will award the richest race purses in US powerboat racing.

After Party | June, 2 2018 | Race Day

Beavers at the Dam | Entertainment will be available at various spots along the Strip. Fireworks at Dusk.

Lake Race Poker/Fun Run | June, 8 2018

Breakfast at Camden on the Lake.

Lake Race 5k on the Bagnell Dam Strip Walk or Run | June, 9 2018 | Morning

More information to come.

Sponsor & Committee Event aboard the Celebration | June, 9 2018 | Evening

More information to come.

Paddle Battle | June, 12 2018

Franky & Louie’s | We will run 3- person teams in a 3-lap format. As necessary, we will have heats and a championship. $25 per team entry fee. Costumes are welcome AND encouraged. All ages are welcome, as it will be a fun family event. Prizes for 1st place team, last place and best costume!

Lake Race 2018 Dates Established

June 1st to 3rd, 2018


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