Looking to celebrate St. Paddy's Day at the Lake? There are lots of events to choose from. By boat, or by land, here is our list of green-filled events.
Lake Ozark Parade
The 29th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will be on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark March 16 starting at 1 p.m. Join in the fun of an old fashioned parade with floats, marching bands, candy and goodies for the young and young at heart. For more information, call 573-280-5477.
Parade on the Water
The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on the Water will be held at Ozark Bar-Be-Que on March 16. Decorate your boat and take off after a blessing of the fleet. Tickets for the Tropic Island Cruise are available for $30. This includes the cruise and breakfast buffet. The breakfast buffet will be at Ozark BBQ at 9 a.m., captains meeting is at 10 a.m., the Blessing of the Fleet is at 10:15 a.m., and the parade beings at 10:30 a.m. Stops are at Richard Knoggin's, Coconuts and Jolly Rogers. You can also pre-order your long sleeved T-shirt for $15 each. Call 573-374-5500.
Short Bus Shuffle
The 3rd annual St. Patrick's Short Bus Shuffle begins on the west side of the Lake at 4 p.m. March 16.
Wristbands to ride the bus are necessary and are available at any location for $5. Short Bus Shuffle stops are at: Bear Bottom Resort, Big Dick's, The Branding Iron, Buffalo Benny's, Cannon Smoked, Captain Ron's, Chances R, Hurricane Dolly's, Osage River, Paradise, Scallywags, and G.G.'s Mini Mart. Deep Water Inn, The Lake House Inn and the Rock Harbor Resort are the participating lodging locations. Must make reservations early to secure your room.
The annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk in Eldon will begin March 16 at 8 a.m. at in front of The Department of Public Safety. Registration on the day of the race will be from 7:15-7:45 a.m. Entry fee is $15 until March 13, or $20 after. For an entry form go to www.eldonmo.org.
A St. Paddy’s Celebration Dance will be held March 17 from 2-5 p.m. by the Lake Jazz Band at the Camden County Museum. Cost is $6 per person. For more information, call 573-346-7191.
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