Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Exciting Winter Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

It's a brand new year, and 2018 has a lot of incredible events at the Lake of the Ozarks coming your way. You don't have to wait until the summer season begins before that excitement starts. January and February have quite a few awesome things going on, and Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina has the perfect place for you and all of your friends to stay while you're in town. Find something fun to do below, then head on over to our website and book one of our vacation rental houses!  

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Eagle Days

January 6-7 
The Lake of the Ozarks is a wonderful place to view the majestic Eagle, and this weekend celebrates that. Last year over 3,700 people were in attendance. There will be programs featuring live eagles, boat cruises and special spots to do some bird-watching, and fun activities for all ages in various locations. Grab your binoculars and head on back to the lake for some fun with nature. There's plenty of room in our vacation rental houses to bring the entire family with you! 

Whiskey Pairing Dinner
Wobbly Boots Roadhouse 
January 10
Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach (just a short drive from our Lake of the Ozarks vacation rental houses) will host 2 Whiskey Pairing Dinners, with the first seating at 5:30 pm and a second at 8:15 pm. You will enjoy a 5-course gourmet dinner specially created for this event, and every course will be paired with an exquisite whiskey from the Jim Beam family of America's best bourbons. Seating will be limited, and you can purchase tickets in advance at Wobbly Boots Roadhouse.   

FREE Wedding Vow Renewals
Bridal Cave
January 11
Every year Bridal Cave invites married couples to renew their vows near Valentine's Day inside their stalactite-adorned underground wedding chapel. This event is free, and participants will get a goodie bag filled with all kinds of lake area discounts, fresh flowers for the bride, a downloadable wedding portrait, and a lifetime pass to tour Bridal Cave, which is absolutely beautiful and open year-round.  

Valentine's Day
February 14
This romantic holiday falls on a Wednesday this year, so if you can spare the time away from work, you can spend the entire week in one of our vacation rentals to celebrate! There are free wedding vow renewals the weekend before, and the biggest party at the Lake of the Ozarks and a bridal show the weekend after! What a great excuse to get away! (And at the time this was written, our vacation rentals were still available...)  

Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Pre-Party
Dog Days Bar & Grill
February 16
Dog Days Bar & Grill is closed for the season like we are this time of year, but they are opening for a special one-night-only event on the Friday before the Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl to make that amazing weekend even more exciting than usual! The 90's hip-hop band "Dope Ass Sneakers" will hit the stage at 8 pm, followed by a crowd favorite from the last 2 AquaPaloozas, "The Mixtapes!" Ticket sales will be limited, and you can buy them for $10 in advance or $15 at the door while they last.  

Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl
February 17
If you haven't experienced this gigantic pub crawl, then you have definitely got to get yourself to the lake for it this year! The purchase of a $10 wristband gives you access to all of the bars and restaurant on the pub crawl route (14 so far) plus a ride to and from each of them on the pub crawl busses. Every venue features live music, and busses start crawling at 4:00 pm.    

photo from Friends of the Lake Area Pub Crawl Facebook page

Lake of the Ozarks Bridal Show

February 18
Getting married soon? The Lake of the Ozarks is a gorgeous place to tie the knot, and this bridal show will introduce you to many of the incredible wedding vendors in the area. You and your entire wedding party can make a whole weekend of it and stay together in either our Red House of the Glass House, then hop on the expressway to head to the bridal show and begin planning your lake area wedding.    

Once March rolls around, it will be time for your favorite Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks to open our doors for the 2018 season! Our vacation houses are available to rent year-round though, and they are the perfect home away from home for you to stay in while you're in town! 

Get out those brand new 2018 calendars and start planning your winter Lake of the Ozarks vacation right now! You can book your stay with us by visiting the Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina website! Go ahead and book your spring and summer visits too while you're at it! We'd love for you to stay with us.   

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