On the edge of the Lake of the Ozarks region, Benton County offers a variety of fun events each summer. Try one of these outings for a family-friendly day trip.

On the edge of the Lake of the Ozarks region, Benton County offers a variety of fun events each summer. Try one of these outings for a family-friendly day trip.

Cole Camp Saengerfest

Date:  June 10

Time:  12-5 pm

Annual festival of German music with local and regional choirs, musicians and performers. The festival also includes traditional German food and beverages.

Kid'Athlon & Family Fun Flick Under the Stars

Date:  June 24

Times:  Triathlon begins at 9 am & Movie at Dark

Location:  Lay Park/Lumpe Field, Warsaw  (1009 West Jackson Street)

Check-in on day of event 7:30-8:30 am

Registration Fee: $25 until June 16 and $35 June 17-24

Kids'Athlon - Warsaw Municipal Pool:

Divisions and Distances 

8 & under - Swim 25 yards - Bike 1 mile - Run .25 miles

9-10 - Swim 50 yards - Bike 2 miles - Run .5 miles

11-12 - Swim 100 yards - Bike 2 miles - Run 1 mile

13-14 - Swim 100 yards - Bike 2 miles - Run 1 mile

Prizes will be awarded to the top three boys and girls in each division.  T-shirts will be provided but only guaranteed for pre-registrants.

Sign-up at the Warsaw Parks & Recreation Department, 181 W. Harrison Street, Warsaw,  660-438-2312

Family Fun Flick Movie Under the Stars:

Catch a great movie "Sing" on the big screen at Lumpe Field (Lay Park) at dark that evening. F-R-E-E movie and open to all families. Concessions start at 6 pm with family fun games from 6 -start of movie.  Bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs and enjoy a night Under the Stars watching a great family flick! If it rains, the movie will be held in the Community Building, 181 W. Harrison Street, Warsaw.

Dam Experience Fireworks

Date:  July 1

Location:  Warsaw

Fireworks begin at Dusk

Hosted by the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce

www.warsawchamberofcommerce.com

Lincoln 4th of July Fireworks

Date:  July 4

Fireworks begin at Dusk

Location:  Lincoln

Hosted by the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce

Games, food, entertainment, kids games, pedal pull, big fireworks display!

www.lincolnmissouri.com

26th Annual Benton County Rodeo

Date:  July 7 and 8

Times:  8 pm

Queen & Youth Events at 7:30 pm

Location:  Behind Osage Mini Mart, Warsaw

Hosted by Shawnee Masonic Lodge #653

Cole Camp's Annual Zucchini Races                       

Date:  July 15

Location:  Downtown Cole Camp, North Maple Street

Description:  Zucchini races are back again this year!  Prizes for "Best Decorated Zucchini", "Biggest Zucchini" and "Best Zucchini Dish" and trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each bracket for the races.  Free entry and registration at 5 pm with race at 7.  Bring your own chair.  Come and cheer on your favorite racer.

Cost:  Free 

Website:  www.colecampmo.com 

Ozark Cigar Box Guitar Music Festival

Date:  August 12

Location:  Drake Harbor, Warsaw

Times:  12-7 pm

You don't want to miss this family-friendly event with live music, musicians showcasing, selling and performing with their homemade instruments, food vendors, beer and wine garden and much more! This event will take place at beautiful Drake Harbor overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks at the outdoor amphitheater.