WHAT: 2023 Lake of the Ozarks Powerfest Boat Races
WHEN: June 1-3, 2023
WHERE: Camden on the Lake Resort and Shady Gators Bar & Grill in Lake Ozark
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO – Sanctioned by the Offshore Powerboat Association, Lake of the Ozarks Powerfest brings in roughly 70 of the fastest boats in the world to compete for top prizes on the waters of Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, June 1-3, 2023.
Powerfest, formerly known as the Lake Race, brings high-speed boat racing to a different location on the Lake of the Ozarks for 2023 with Camden on the Lake Resort & Marina (2359 Bittersweet Road) and Shady Gators Bar & Grill (132 Sweet William Road) the joint host locations. The two venues, both located in Lake Ozark, share the same cove on the 7 mile marker of the Lake of the Ozarks, making for optimal viewing experiences for the predicted thousands of attendees.
Powerfest begins on Thursday, June 1 as the racing vessels begin to arrive and gear up at Camden on the Lake Resort’s marina, with racer registrations at Shady Gators from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Also on Thursday evening will be a Racer Meet & Greet Party at Horseshoe Bend Bar and Grill, 1622 Horseshoe Bend Parkway in Lake Ozark. The Meet & Greet runs from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and all race fans are welcome to attend to meet their favorite racers.
On Friday, June 2 the Race Village is open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., featuring vendors and race souvenirs, while the boats prepare for the big race day. Friday night features a Powerfest Street Party, which typically draws over 10,000 attendees, hosted by Camden on the Lake and Shady Gators from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
The highly anticipated race day is Saturday, June 3 and begins with the Race Village opening at 9:00 a.m. The powerboat racing includes eight different racing categories and runs from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The winners of the 2023 Powerfest races will be announced during the award ceremony at 7:00 p.m. at The Encore Lakeside Grill and Sky Bar, 3076 Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark.
For more information and updates on Powerfest, visit the event’s website at lotopowerfest.com.
Anyone traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks for the Powerfest boat races, 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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