WHAT72nd Annual Dogwood Festival

WHENApril 20-23, 2023

WHEREThroughout Camdenton, Mo.

As sure as the coming of spring at the Lake of the Ozarks is the annual Dogwood Festival in Camdenton, which takes place April 20-23, 2023.

As the longest running springtime event at the Lake of the Ozarks, the 

Dogwood Festival in Camdenton celebrates it’s 72nd year the weekend of April 20-23 throughout the city of Camdenton.

The festival typically coincides with the peak season of the blooming of Missouri’s state tree, the Flowering Dogwood, and brings in around 10,000 people from around the Midwest to enjoy the colorful scenery and the different activities and events that take place over the weekend.

The 2023 Dogwood Festival gets underway the evening of Thursday, April 20 with the opening of the carnival area, located at the Camdenton Middle School. Throughout the weekend, there will be additional activities at the middle school, such as live musical entertainment, dance performances and a variety of food and craft vendors.

Other highlights of the Dogwood Festival include a pancake breakfast, garage sales, the Dogwood Festival parade, dinner theater productions and more live music on the Main Stage in downtown Camdenton. Additionally, on Saturday, April 22, festival organizers are offering Young Eagles Flights at the Camdenton Memorial Lake Regional Airport, where children from 8 to 17 years of age can learn about aviation and fly for free in a small airplane with the pilots from the Lake Aviation Center.

For more information on the 2023 Dogwood Festival, including a schedule of activities, locations of events and complete list of booths and vendors, visit the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.CamdentonChamber.com.

Anyone traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks for the 72nd Annual Dogwood Festival 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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