Lake of the Ozarks, MO. -
 When it comes to cool cars, classic vibes and good times, summer at Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks can't be beat. The largest car show of its kind in Missouri, Magic Dragon Street Meet, and a five-part "cruise-in" series, Hot Summer Nights, bring tens of thousands of vintage auto enthusiasts to the Lake every summer for some old-fashioned family fun along the historic Bagnell Dam Boulevard in Lake Ozark.

The 29th annual Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals takes over Bagnell Dam "Strip" from May 5 through May 7. 

Named after the dragon-like shape of the Lake of the Ozarks as it snakes 92 miles through the Ozark hills, the Magic Dragon Street Meet is open to a mix of makes and models, new and old. It attracts over 10,000 spectators each year from across the Midwest to check out all the awesome autos lined up along "the Strip" throughout the weekend.

Magic Dragon features 1,000 registered cars, trucks and motorcycles on display and has continued to grow in popularity and attendance since the original "street meet" in 1989. The impressive rides are a sight to behold and there's plenty going on throughout the weekend to keep attendees entertained. There are fun activities for children, a classic car cruise, poker run, golden oldies broadcast live on location by deejays from "Cool" 102.7 FM, a 50/50 raffle and a drawing for a new Chevrolet Camaro.

The official show hours for the Magic Dragon Street Meet are noon until 5 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Judging of the registered vehicles will take place Sunday morning from 9-11 a.m. Winners in 27 different competitive classes and the overall grand champion will be announced at 1 p.m. at the main stage located at Lake Ozark Live, 1508 Bagnell Dam Boulevard.

For more information on the Magic Dragon Street Meet, including a full schedule of events and judging categories, visit, or like the event's Facebook page at

The following Friday night, the party continues along "the Strip" with the kick-off of the 10th season of the Hot Summer Nights cruise-in series. Consecutively named the best annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks by Lake Lifestyles magazine, Hot Summer Nights features cool cars, great music, fantastic food and family fun.

Visitors to the Lake will have five opportunities on the second Friday of each month (May 12, June 9, July 7, August 11 and September 8) to take in the spectacular vehicles and enjoy all the Lake area has to offer. Hot Summer Nights events take place rain or shine from 6-11 p.m.

This free, family-friendly event showcases all makes and models of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles along with live entertainment, deejays, fun activities for kids and more.

The largest cruise-in in Missouri, Hot Summer Nights has been attracting thousands of visitors every year for each themed installment.  The overall theme for this year's Hot Summer Nights series is "10 Years of Cruisin'," but each monthly installment has its own mini-theme. "Cruisin' Through the Years" is the theme for the opening event on May 12. On June 9, the "Mother Road" gets all the attention with "It's a 66 Day - Route 66 Returns." The Missouri Route 66 Association will set up a Route 66 "village" where visitors can get a real sense of the magic and history of this storied thoroughfare. July 14 is all about "Bikes, Trikes and Trucks" and August 11 focuses on "Muscle Cars and Custom Cars." The September 8 event is called "Salute to Our Heroes... Military, Police, Firefighters and EMTs."

For more information and updates on Hot Summer Nights, visit  the event's Facebook page at .

Visitors to the "Best Recreational Lake" in the nation, as voted by readers of USA Today, will find a wide array of lodging options to choose from at Lake of the Ozarks. From full-service resorts to smaller family-owned resorts, charming bed and breakfasts to well-appointed vacation homes and condominiums, and comfortable cabins to spacious campgrounds and RV parks, there are accommodations to fit every need and budget. 

For more information on other fun activities, attractions and events at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as a complete list of dining options, visit the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau website at, or call 1-800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253).

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