Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. -    Send summer off in style at Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks over the Labor Day holiday weekend, Friday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 4.

The fun and entertainment goes year around at the Lake of the Ozarks, but the extended holiday weekend offers the perfect opportunity for families and friends to say so long to another summer season. As a long-standing tradition at the "Best Recreational Lake" in the nation, many Lake-area resorts will hold large-scale fireworks displays and other festivities to commemorate the changing of the seasons.

Families enjoying the Labor Day Fun Fest at Old Kinderhook.
The weekend gets underway on Friday, Sept. 1 at Old Kinderhook Resort near Camdenton. The Family Fireworks Fun Fest begins at 5 p.m. and features live musical entertainment, face painting, clowns, bounce houses, sand castle building and an All-American cookout is available for $13. Fireworks will begin at dusk, around 9 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to join in the fun. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to make themselves comfortable as they enjoy the show. And, on Sunday and Monday, Old Kinderhook will host a two-day Labor Day Couples Scramble golf tournament. Entry for the tournament costs $400 per couple and includes two rounds of golf on Sunday and Monday, dinner and a dance on Sunday night, hole prizes and tee gifts. To find out more about the family fun fest, book lodging and/or register for the golf tournament, visit or call 573-317-3500.

Contagious rocks out in front of a huge crowd at the Horny Toad Entertainment Complex at Camden on the Lake Resort.
The Horny Toad Entertainment Complex at Camden on the Lake Resort and Marina hosts a "Contagious Labor Day Weekend," with repeat nightly live performances from one of the Lake area's favorite party bands, Contagious. This full-service resort in Lake Ozark has a well-earned reputation for hosting great bands and great parties, and Labor Day weekend will be no exception. The party kicks off on Friday and continues through Sunday night. Contagious, hailing from St. Louis, will perform on the outdoor boardwalk stage overlooking the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks playing contemporary and classic hits from a wide array of popular artists spanning the decades. Music starts at 9 p.m. and concludes around midnight on all three nights. For more details or to book a stay, visit

Fireworks are a Labor Day Weekend tradition at Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks.
Bear Bottom Resort, located in Sunrise Beach, will entertain weekend guests with live music during the resort's Skyy Summer Concert Series featuring Phat Mike and the Bartenders from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. On Saturday and Sunday nights, the resort will light up the sky with professional 
fireworks beginning at 9:45 p.m. 
To find out more about the resort's holiday weekend activities or to reserve lodging for the festivities, call 573-374-6905 or visit

There will be lots of family fun during Tan-Tar-A Resort's Labor Day Weekend festivities.
Guests of  Tan-Tar-A Resort  can enjoy a weekend  of  family fun during its "End of Summer Celebration." On Friday evening, guests can enjoy s'mores and a bonfire on the beach from 7-8 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a mini-golf extravaganza throughout the day, face painting, an all-American barbecue, watermelon eating contest, fun games, live music and a swim-up movie (The Sandlot, rated PG) in the Arrowhead Pool beginning at dusk.  Sunday's schedule of activities mirror Saturday's with the addition of  an impressive fireworks display at dusk instead of a movie screening. Also on Sunday, the Tropic Island luxury yacht, which docks at Tan-Tar-A's marina, will have a sunset Lake cruise to watch the fireworks from the water. The cruise departs the marina at 7:30 p.m. and returns shortly after 9:30 p.m. Tickets for the cruise cost $30 per person and include light appetizers. Children three years of age and under are free. To book a fireworks cruise, call the Tropic Island at 573-348-0083.  For complete details on the weekend activities or to make reservations, call  573-348-3131  or visit

Enjoy the fireworks from the water on the Celebration II.
On Saturday, Sept. 3, visitors to the Lake of the Ozarks can enjoy a scenic sunset cruise complete with fireworks on The Celebration II, one of the Lake's three luxury cruise yachts. This 100-plus-passenger vessel docks and departs from 1006 Bagnell Dam Boulevard, near Bagnell Dam on the historic "Strip" in Lake Ozark. Boarding takes place at 7 p.m. before departing at 7:30 p.m. to explore the beautiful surroundings of the Lake and watch the sunset. Fireworks take place around 9 p.m. before returning to the marina around 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children from 3-9 years of age and free for kids under 3 years. To purchase tickets or learn more about The Celebration and its two yachts, call 573-286-9980 or visit

The Lodge of Four Seasons will put on a spectacular fireworks display on Sunday, Sept. 3.
Weekend guests at The Lodge of Four Seasons, in Lake Ozark, will enjoy a fun evening on Sunday, Sept. 3 featuring face painting; clowns and other entertainment for children; food and snacks at Shutters at the Lake, The Lodge's casual dining restaurant; and a spectacular fireworks display beginning at dusk. To learn more about The Lodge of Four Seasons or to make reservations for lodging over the weekend, visit

Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace features many top name-brand factory stores.
Many Lake-area shops and stores are ending the summer with sales. One of the favorite stops for shoppers at the Lake is 
Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace which features many top name-brand factory stores including Adidas, Calvin Klein, J. Crew, Levi's, Nike, Polo by Ralph Lauren and more. The Lake also is home to  many specialty shops along the historic Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark and unique boutiques at the picturesque Victorian-themed Landing on Main Street, located at 5845 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach.

To learn more about all the fun events, attractions and activities, as well as additional lodging and dining options available all year at the  "Best Recreational Lake" in the Nation , call the  Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) at  1-800-FUN-LAKE , or visit the CVB's award-winning website,

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