There is no shortage of the St. Patrick’s Day spirit in this area! No shortage of traffic jams and congestion, either. Whether you’re one of thousands drawn to the water parade which marks the unofficial start of boating season, or you plan on attending the 28th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Bagnell Strip, you’re sure not to be disappointed. The stunning floats and parade giveaways are a big favorite. It’s no secret there’s plenty to see and do in the region today. That’s because Lake of the Ozarks is home to some of the best celebrations and parades that one can witness anywhere in the world.