Here’s the top events to do around the Lake area to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. For kids and adults, there’s something for everyone to see and do!

Here’s the top events to do around the Lake area to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. For kids and adults, there’s something for everyone to see and do!

St. Patrick’s Water Parade
When: March 14
Where: Starting at Captain Ron’s

Gas up the boat and put up some decorations for the annual water parade. Sponsored by the Lake West Chamber of Commerce, participants meet at Captain Ron’s for the blessing of the fleet at 9:30 a.m. and take off at 10 a.m. to participating stops on the water.
A prize for the best decorated boat and a raffle drawing will be held.
If you don’t have a boat, get a ticket to ride on board the Tropic Island or Celebration yachts for $30/person.

10th annual Pub Crawl
When: March 14
Where: Businesses in Laurie, Greenview & Sunrise Beach

Want to stay on dry land? Celebrate the holiday at more than a dozen west side businesses with food and drink specials, and entertainment all night long. To ride the bus, purchase a $10 wristband and hop on for transportation to and from 14 different bars/restaurants and six lodging establishments.
* Information provided by www.lakewestchamber.com

36th annual Lake of the Ozarks
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
When: March 14, 1 p.m.
Where: Bagnell Dam Blvd./Bagnell Dam Strip

It’s one of the largest parades at the Lake! Deck the whole family out in green, grab the lawn chairs and head out to Bagnell Dam Strip for an afternoon of family fun watching the various floats, cars, motorcycles and yes even boats as they make a trip along the Strip. And who knows - you might even score some candy!
If you want to enter a float, you have until March 9 to register. Otherwise, plan on coming early to find a spot to park and watch the parade. Bagnell Dam will close down about 12:45 p.m. and reopen around 3 p.m. Traffic going and coming from HH will be allowed to cross over onto Route 242 during gaps in the parade.
* Information provided by www.lakestpatsparade.com