Lake of the Ozarks Labor Day Weekend Forecast

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If you’re spending your Labor Day weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks, there will be no shortage of warmth and sunshine.

Perfect for renting a boat, exploring a local cave, or barreling down some of the best water slides in the country!

Some tips to keep in mind this weekend:

  • Stay hydrated: With temperatures in the upper 90’s, be sure to have a cooler full of ice and bottled water. The heat can sneak up on you if you’re not careful!
  • Wear Sunscreen: There’s nothing worse than spending your vacation fried from a bad sunburn. Apply sunscreen at least every few hours. Do your best to find some shade every now and then, whether a canopy on a boat or relaxing under some trees.
  • Mix It Up: It’s always nice to balance out your trip: Spent a good amount of time on the lake, enjoying the outdoors, then head indoors for some air conditioning in the evening.

Don’t miss out on the fabulous fireworks displays this Sunday. Here’s also another roundup of weekend activities.

We hope everyone has a safe, relaxing, and happy Labor Day Weekend! Make the last days of summer count!

Lake of the Ozarks Labor Day Weekend Fireworks

Don’t miss out on one last fireworks hurrah at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Here are four spots to watch fireworks on Sunday, September 1st. The fireworks begin at dusk.

  • Tan-Tar-A Resort – Click to learn more
  • Celebration Cruises – Call for Reservations: 573-480-3212
  • Tropic island Cruises – Call for Reservations: 573-348-0083
  • Lodge of Four Seasons – Lodge of Four Seasons

As always — if you’re staying with us over the Labor Day weekend holiday, be sure check out our Lake of the Ozarks Local Area Guide for activities for couples, a women’s weekend, or fun for the entire family.

September 2013 Events At the Lake of the Ozarks

As summer comes to an end and kids return to school, there’s still plenty to look forward to at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year at the lake and there’s no shortage of events. The Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitor Bureau has a comprehensive listing of events at the lake in September. It all begins with fireworks over Labor Day weekend and ends with the 28th Annual Turkey Festival on September 28th.

Click here to see the all of the events happening in September.

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Brunch At the Lake of the Ozarks: The Cozy Cafe

Photo credit: TripAdvisor

Photo credit: TripAdvisor

One of the best things about dining at the Lake of the Ozarks is that chain restaurants are few and far between. Instead, you’re going to find lots of home-cooked meals and friendly service.

The Cozy Cafe is a perfect example of hearty food your mom probably used to cook. This is the perfect breakfast or brunch destination at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Cozy serves up breakfast from 6:30am until 2:30. Take your pick of eggs (any way you like them), Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, homestyle omelets, and much more!

As far as lunch goes, they also offer a wide variety, including a deli-style Reuben, patty melt, Philly steak and cheese, and hand-cut rib eyes.

Check out a few of the latest reviews from Trip Advisor:

We have eaten here twice, once in 2011 and this year. Simple menu. Great food. Excellent staff. Good prices. Will eat there next time we visit. Only serves breakfast and lunch. – James H.

Due to other reviews I read on Trip Advisor, I stopped at the Cozy Cafe recently. The reviews are spot on. The food is good and plenty. The place is small, but accommodating of groups. There was a family of 16 who came in while we were there. This is a small place, so you might have to wait for a table during peak hours, but worth it. Their breakfast is really good. The pecan and banana waffle is really sinful! Prices are reasonable. – sj2013

The Cozy Cafe is located at 1018 State Highway Kk, Hwy. 54 & KK, Osage Beach, Missouri.

If you have any questions, feel free to give them a ring at 573-348-3325.

Go Back In Time At Osage Theatre in Stover

Hollywood tends to give all the credit to the newest film technology, especially with all of the new 3-D movies coming out.

But sometimes it’s the classics. The old times films that capture our hearts and our imagination.

The Lake Online tipped us off to a gem in nearby Stover, Missouri — The Osage Theater. If you’re tired of the summer heat and are looking to relax for a bit, watching an old film is just the ticket.

Every week offers something different. Friday is western night where you might see a film with Roy Rogers or The Lone Ranger. On Saturday’s classic comedies with Carry Grant and Gene Arthur might be shown.
Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Admission is $2. A small concession stand is available.

This restored theater was brought back to life by owners Joseph and Susan Ryan. The theater was built in the 1920s and was used as a theater from the 1940s until the 1970s. The lineup always changes, but they show everything from classic comedies, old cartoons, and even a Western night every Friday.

The Osage Theater is located at 308 West Second Street, Stover, Missouri. It’s 2 blocks South of Hwy. 52, a 35- minute drive from Eldon. For more information, call 573-377-2136.

Tea Time: Impressions Tea Room Opens in Sunrise Beach

It’s always exciting when a new business opens at the Lake of the Ozarks!

If you’re coming to visit the lake, be sure to check out Impressions Tea Room, located at 357 State Road F in Sunrise Beach, Missouri.

Whether you’re stomach is grumbling, hankering for a delicious bite to eat, or if you want to do a little shopping, look no further. Lunch is served daily from 10:30 am – 4pm. If shopping is more your thing, Impressions has a variety of vintage gifts and collectibles that you won’t want to miss!

Take a look at their delicious quiche below. That’s enough to make anyone’s mouth water. : )

For more information, visit Impressions Tea Room on Facebook or give them a call at 573-434-4327.

Your Guide to the 2013 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

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The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout kicks off this Friday, August 16th and ends on August 25th.

This is the 25th anniversary of the Shootout and is expected to bring in a crowd of 100,000 spectators to the lake. According to Fox KRBK-TV, The Shootout “is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the United States”.

We decided to put together some helpful links so you don’t miss a thing!

GETTING AROUND

THE SHOOTOUT EVENTS

WHERE TO EAT

WHERE TO SHOP

WHERE TO STAY