Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. -  Several resorts at the Lake of the Ozarks are celebrating the unofficial kick off of the summer travel season with stunning fireworks displays over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25.


Although June 21 is officially the first day of summer, Memorial Day Weekend has been the traditional start of the tourist season at the Lake, which gives many resorts, restaurants and local businesses plenty of reason to celebrate.


Country superstar Matt Stillwell returns to Bear Bottom Resort Sunday, May 24 during Memorial Day Weekend.

On Saturday evening, Bear Bottom Resort, in Sunrise Beach, will entertain visitors with live music from Money for Nothing beginning at 7 p.m. followed by a professional pyrotechnics display at 9:45 p.m. The fun continues at Bear Bottom on Sunday with a live, double-bill concert featuring another performance by Money for Nothing from 7-9:30 p.m., a second fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. and country music superstar Matt Stillwell will close out the evening with a much-anticipated performance beginning at 10 p.m. For more information, call 573-374-6905 or visit


Tan-Tar-A Resort offers a host of family-friendly activities for its guests all Memorial Day Weekend.

On Sunday, two of the Lake's premier resorts are sure to bring "oohs" and "aahs" with their fireworks displays over the Lake. Tan-Tar-A Resort, located in Osage Beach, invites Lake visitors to view its fireworks display by water at the 26-mile marker.  Viewing opportunities on the resort property are for guests only. For more information, call 573-348-3131, or visit


The Lodge of Four Seasons will host a barbecue, carnival and fireworks display on Sunday, May 24.

The Lodge of Four Seasons will host a grand opening of the newly redesigned cloverleaf swimming pool and poolside Parrot Bar throughout the holiday weekend and will also host a barbeque and carnival followed by fireworks on Sunday.  The barbecue and carnival start at 5 p.m. on Sunday and cost $23 for adults and $12 for children. Reservations are highly recommended. The fireworks can also be viewed by water at the 13-mile marker.  Call 800-843-5253 or visit for more information.


Visitors to the Lake can experience the spectacular fireworks displays from two luxury cruise yachts: The Celebration and The Tropic Island.

Those who would like to see the Memorial Day fireworks in style can reserve a spot on the Tropic Island or Celebration luxury cruise yachts.  Make reservations by calling the Tropic Island at 573-348-0083 or the Celebration at 573-480-3212. These cruises fill up fast, so travelers who want to experience the fireworks by water should reserve their spots early.


There is always something special to see or do at Missouri's Fun Lake.  Find out more about the events, activities, accommodations and dining at or by calling 1-800-FUN-LAKE (386-5253).

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