Thursday, March 3, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Parades at the Lake of the Ozarks

Saturday, March 12, 2016 the Lake of the Ozarks will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day a little early. Every year, the lake area uses this holiday to unofficially kick-off spring. Each weekend more and more waterfront bars and restaurants will be opening up this month, and the best boat rental company at the Lake of the Ozarks won't be far behind them!

Whether you prefer to celebrate by land or by water, the lake has a parade for you. These two annual St. Patrick's Day Parades are highly anticipated by residents and tourists alike.

32nd Annual Lake Ozark St. Patrick's Day Parade

At 1:00 pm, this parade will begin at the Tomahawk Motel on Bagnell Dam Boulevard and make its way to Bagnell Dam. Traffic will be shut down from 12:45 - 3:00 pm. You will want to get your place on the roadside early because every year the crowds begin claiming their spots well before noon. 

The parade will feature decorated floats, candy, beads, and more. Many of the local restaurants will be offering drink specials and corned beef and cabbage throughout the day. This year's Grand Marshalls are the Lake Area Emergency Services, including all area police, fire, ambulance, and other EMS organizations. 

25th Annual St. Patrick's Water Parade

Local boaters decorate their boats with festive greens, rainbows, and pots o' gold to cruise the gorgeous Lake of the Ozarks. This parade both begins and ends at Captain Ron's at the 34.5 MM in Sunrise Beach. A breakfast buffet is available at 8 am, and the boats will take off at 10 am. 

The Tropic Island and Celebration Cruise boats will also be taking passengers out on the water to enjoy the parade. Tickets are available for these through the Lake West Chamber of Commerce

BomBay Boat Rental Company will be opening our three convenient locations in March, and our boats will start splashing the water by the first of May. Prepare for your own 2016 season by joining one of our boat rental or jet ski rental memberships. Spring is just around the corner, and so are many awesome days on our boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks.   


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