and the Bagnell Dam Strip Cruisin’ The Strip Since ‘08 and remember... DON'T DRINK AND CRUISE Check Out The Action Our Sponsors Love Cars Too See all the Hot Rides click to see the gallery

Hot Summer Nights is an award winning event, having won the Missouri Tourism Innovators Award, and  has also won the title of the “Best Event at the Lake” for 2015 and 2016!

Hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators come to the Strip for Hot summer Nights cruises and we invite and welcome all car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts regardless of make or model to come and participate and park to show off their ride, or cruise the Strip for all to see!


The whole family will enjoy the nostalgic memory making atmosphere, entertainment and great shopping and dining all along the entire mile long Bagnell Dam Strip, so come join us at all the monthly Hot Summer Nights Cruises!

Of course, it is all free and no registration is required! Just come and enjoy our down to earth Lake Ozark hospitality! All we ask is that you while you are here, to look for and patronize our Sponsors and give them special consideration because they are the ones that make Hot Summer Nights possible!


Thanks, and Happy Cruis’n !

Bagnell Dam Strip Association, Inc.

The annual Hot Summer Nights Cruise events are presented officially and exclusively by the Bagnell Dam Strip Association, Inc. (BDSA) which is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization, under the guidance of the Hot Summer Nights Committee. Since 2008, the Hot Summer Nights Cruises has provided  auto enthusiasts and spectators a fun, safe and family friendly setting while re-creating the nostalgic “American Graffiti” atmosphere that the Bagnell Dam Strip area is so famous for!

Be sure to like us on Facebook and visit our page often to see pictures and posts on all of the amazing vehicles from the events. Don’t miss out on the fun, the folks and the cars cars cars!

We have great sponsors and they love cars just as much as you do! Our sponsors are proud to support Hot Summer Nights because we're a family friendly event, local to the lake. In turn we are proud to support them by patronizing their businesses and buying their products locally. Check out our sponsors page to see who helps us promote family fun at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Check out our gallery to see pictures of your favorite style of ride. Rods, gassers, rats and customs, Hot Summer Nights attracts all kinds of killer vehicles. See them all on our gallery page and be sure to snap your own pics while you're at the event!