Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Winter Fun At the Lake of the Ozarks You Don't Want To Miss!

Once spring 2021 finally gets here (which lands on Saturday, March 20), you know there will be all kinds of fun things to enjoy in the lake area, including hanging out at Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina with us! (We usually open back up early in March, so be sure to keep an eye on our social media pages for an exact date!)

Until then, there are still lots of fun annual events at the Lake of the Ozarks for you to participate in. Below we've featured a few of those dates. If you'll be coming from out of town, it's best to book your stay in one of our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront vacation house rentals sooner rather than later so you've got a great place to stay while you're here! 

Shorty Pants Vacation Rental Houses

Our waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks has two amazing vacation houses for rent right next door. They come with all the comforts of home and are centrally located to all the fun and excitement that the lake area has to offer year-round. 

The Glass House offers 1,500 square feet of living space and can easily house up to 8 guests. The Red House boasts 3,400 square feet of living space and can sleep up to 16. Both offer plenty of room to bring the whole family along or a large group of friends for a relaxing winter stay at the lake. Both houses have an amazing lake view with large decks to sit on and admire it from. (Of course, if it's too cold while you're here, the view is just as beautiful through the windows!) 

A Few Fun Reasons to Visit the Lake Area 

Valentine's Day
February 14, 2021

The holiday of romance falls on a Sunday this year, which means you might as well make an entire weekend celebration out of it! Cuddling up by the fireplace or cozying up together to enjoy that gorgeous wintertime lake view are excellent activities for this type of private getaway. Currently, both of our rental houses are available this weekend but don't wait too long to book one!   

Lake of the Ozarks Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport Weekend
February 19-21, 2021

The Lake Pub Crawl is always an exciting weekend to be in the lake area and this year, instead of just one night to enjoy the festivities, they have extended the party to last three entire days and nights! Due to COVID safety concerns, no busses will be running this year so they are allowing everyone an extended period of time to check-in at every stop. 

This will be done via a mobile app, which will be available in early February. The more stops you hit, the more chances you'll have to win big prizes! For more information and to find a list of venues and transportation options for the weekend, visit    

Lake of the Ozarks Wedding Expo
February 21, 2021

If you'll be getting married in 2021, this is the place to find everything you need for an unforgettable wedding at the Lake of the Ozarks. Meet potential vendors, see the latest wedding trends, find some awesome deals, and be entered to win incredible prizes. Learn more at  

Home, Business, & Lake Living EXPO
February 26-27, 2021

If you have been thinking about moving to the lake area or simply visit here so often, it's your home away from home, this EXPO will help you get to know the area even better. Discover a diverse selection of products and services for business, home, personal, and lake living. Learn more by visiting   

Polar Plunge
February 27, 2021

Swimming in the lake all summer long is a highlight of a vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks. In the winter, well, not so much. Unless that is, it's for a good cause! 

This annual plunge into the icy cold lake is a family-friendly event that benefits Special Olympics Missouri. If you're brave enough to plunge or just want to watch other people in crazy costumes do it, visit the SOMO website event page.   

Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days
March 6, 2021

Many majestic eagles call the Lake of the Ozarks home. This event honors that with sightseeing and programs presented by the World Bird Sanctuary and the Dickerson Park Zoo. You can find a full schedule of events at

Lake of the Ozarks St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 13, 2021

If you've never attended a St. Patrick's Day weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks, you've been missing out on a season-opening celebration like no other! This is the time of year when many of the seasonal spots (like your favorite Cajun restaurant & marina at the Lake of the Ozarks) are back open and ready to start an exciting new year of fun. Start the day with the parade on the historic Bagnell Dam Strip, then head our way for delicious food and more weekend excitement.  

If you do happen to book a stay with us this winter, be sure to check out our sister restaurant Wobbly Boots Roadhouse in Osage Beach. They serve the most amazing hickory-smoked BBQ you've ever tasted, among other delicious dishes. (Including a fantastic Po Boy Sandwich a whole lot like the one we serve here at Short Pants Lounge each summer!) 

As we mentioned earlier, keep an eye on our social media for updates on exactly which date in March we'll be opening the doors for our 2021 season. Until then, pick a date to book one of our waterfront rental houses this winter and grab it up before someone else beats you to it! (While you're at it, it's not too early to book dates for this spring and summer too. The best ones go fast!) Enjoy your winter and we'll see you again real soon.  

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