WHAT: 2023 Hot Summer Nights Cruise-In Event Series

WHEN: May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11 and September 8

WHERE: The Historic Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark

LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO – The showcase of classic cars an family fun continues this Friday, May 12 as the 2023 Hot Summer Nights Cruise-In event series kicks off at Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, Friday, May 12, 2023.

Named the best annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks by Lake Lifestyles magazine, Hot Summer Nights features lots of cool cars, family fun and great music.

The free five-part cruise-in takes place from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. on the second Friday of every month, rain or shine, with the first Hot Summer Nights event of 2023 taking place on Friday, May 12.

Hot Summer Nights has been attracting thousands of visitors every year at each of the five Friday night events, making it the largest cruise-in in Missouri. The overall theme for this year’s Hot Summer Nights series is “Cruisin’ Again,” but each monthly event has its own individual theme as well.

The theme for the first installment on Friday, May 12 is “American Dreams: Hot Rods & Rat Rods.” On June 9, the theme is “Fast and Furious with Exotics and Tuners,” July 14 is all about “Wheeling in the Years: Off Road Fun Vehicles” and August 11 focuses on a “Need for Speed: American Muscle Cars.” The September 8 event is dedicated to Front Line Heroes.

For more information and updates on Hot Summer Nights, visit the event’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/cruisehotsummernights.

Anyone traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks for the Magic Dragon Street Meet, or any of the Lake’s many fun events or entertaining attractions, can choose from a variety of lodging accommodations that will fit every style and budget. There are full-service large-scale resorts and smaller family-owned and operated resorts as well as charming bed and breakfasts or comfortable cabins and cottages. There is no shortage of fully furnished vacation rental homes and condominiums to choose from. There also is a selection of familiar hotels and motels at the Lake. For those who prefer sleeping under the stars, there are spacious campgrounds and RV parks interspersed throughout the area. For a complete list of accommodations available at the Lake, visit the “Lodging” tab at www.FunLake.com.

Visitors also can learn more about all the fun events, attractions and activities, as well as lodging and dining options available all year at the “Best Recreational Lake in the Nation” at www.FunLake.com or by calling the Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau at 1-800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253).

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For media assistance or high-resolution photography, please call The Beenders-Walker Group toll-free at 1-800-544-8474 or email Marjorie BeendersJo Duncan, or Kyle Stewart.

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