As the longest running springtime event at the Lake of the Ozarks, the
Dogwood Festival in Camdenton celebrates it's 72nd year the weekend of April 20-23 throughout the city of Camdenton.
The festival typically coincides with the peak season of the blooming of Missouri's state tree, the Flowering Dogwood, and brings in around 10,000 people from around the Midwest to enjoy the colorful scenery and the different activities and events that take place over the weekend.
The 2023 Dogwood Festival gets underway the evening of Thursday, April 20 with the opening of the carnival area, located at the Camdenton Middle School. Throughout the weekend, there will be additional activities at the middle school, such as live musical entertainment, dance performances and a variety of food and craft vendors.
Other highlights of the Dogwood Festival include a pancake breakfast, garage sales, the Dogwood Festival parade, dinner theater productions and more live music on the Main Stage in downtown Camdenton. Additionally, on Saturday, April 22, festival organizers are offering Young Eagles Flights at the Camdenton Memorial Lake Regional Airport, where children from 8 to 17 years of age can learn about aviation and fly for free in a small airplane with the pilots from the Lake Aviation Center.
For more information on the 2023 Dogwood Festival, including a schedule of activities, locations of events and complete list of booths and vendors, visit the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce's website at www.CamdentonChamber.com.