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Annual Recurring Social Events

Lakewood is full of amazing volunteers who provide first class special events and activities for our community. Below is a list of some of the Annual Recurring Social Events that residents can count on each year. Please always check the Calendar Event Page for the most current events.

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Dates for 2024

Easter Pancake Breakfast | March 30

Join us for a community Pancake Breakfast outside, featuring Chris Cakes Pancakes and a cash bar for adults. Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy games outdoors on the Bunny Trail!

Date/Time

Saturday March 30 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location

Lakewood Aquatic Center | 4105 NW Lake Drive

Big Bass Fishing Derby | May 18

Join us for the Annual Adults Tournament and Kids Derby!

KIDS DERBY:
Start time: 11:30 AM, Weigh in and trophies: 2:00 PM.
Free to Lakewood residents, with trophies and door prizes for the kids. Fishing can start after check in; fish anywhere on Lakewood Lakes. Advanced registration required for prizes.

ADULTS TOURNAMENT:
Start time: 6:30 AM, Weigh in time: 11:30 AM
2-person teams; at least one Lakewood resident per team. Entry fee $25 per angler. All boats must have Lakewood registration to launch. All anglers must have a functional live-well in their boat and will be limited to five (5) fish at weigh in.

Sponsored by the Lake Use Committee

Date/Time

KIDS DERBY: Start time: 11:30 AM, Weigh in and trophies: 2:00 PM.
ADULTS TOURNAMENT: Start time: 6:30 AM, Weigh in time: 11:30 AM

Location

East Lake Marina

Opening Weekend at the Pools | Saturday Memorial Day Weekend

All three pools will be open beginning Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. They all have different hours throughout the summer, check our Pools page for more details on hours and availability.

Date/Time

Saturday Memorial Day Weekend

Lakewood Garage Sale | 1st Weekend In June

This community-wide garage sale is NOT hosted or organized by the Association. However this is a commonly asked question. Neighbors have historically hosted their garage sales on the first weekend of June. Typically shoppers will start arriving as early as Thursday, and continue shopping through Sunday. Enjoy your spring sales!

Date/Time

1st Weekend In June

Location

All throughout Lakewood

Lighted Boat Parade | July 3

The night before July 4th, come to the lake for the Boat Parade! Boat owners are encouraged to light up the night, and go all-out in decorating their boats with lights, streamers, flags, bunting, and your best creativity! The boats meet at the West Lake Dam at night to sail around the East Lake, West Lake, and back to the dam. Residents on land can enjoy the Boat Parade from lakefront backyards, from the Rock at the West Lake Dam, or gathering at the East Lake Marina. It’s a beautiful sight!

Date/Time

Wednesday July 3 | 8:00 PM

Location

West Lake Dam in the Water

Walk Run Roll 5k | July 4

Kick start your holiday with some family friendly fitness and fun! Decorate your bikes, strollers, scooters and yourselves and join us for a walk, run or roll around the Lakewood Loop! Start at Lakewood East Lake Village Park or join us along the route! We will follow the 5k along the Lakewood loop and end back at the Village! The Lakewood Loop is 4.1 miles.

Date/Time

Thursday July 4 | 7:30 AM

Location

East Lake Village Park

Pancake Breakfast | July 4

Hosted by the Lakewood Activities Committee | Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast courtesy of Chris Cakes at the Cove Pavilion, $8/plate (LPOA Account Charge Only). For the adults, there will be a CASH Bar with Mimosas and Bloody Marys!

Date/Time

Thursday July 4 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location

Lakewood Aquatic Center | 4015 NW Lake Drive

Dance & DJ Pool Party | July 4

Come and join the fun while DJ Miles McMahon rocks the pool deck with great music and games! Cash Bar open.

Date/Time

Thursday July 4 | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location

Cove Aquatic Center | 4015 NW Lake Dr.

Front Nine & Wine | July 27

Join us for this fun and hilarious friendly 9-hole Golf Tournament! Teams compete at the Lakewood Oaks Country Club while enjoying wine tastings and food pairings along with traditional golf games and contests.

Date/Time

Saturday August 17 | TBA

Location

Lakewood Oaks Country Club

Concert on the Rock | Aug 3

Come by boat or by land! Join us for Lakewood’s Annual Concert on the Rock. Featuring Kansas City's Elton Dan & the Rocket Band. JOIN US FOR NON STOP MUSIC AND FUN FROM 4-9PM. Come by boat or bring chairs and blankets to the shores along Ironbark by the Dam. **This event is exclusive to Lakewood Residents and their guests.

Date/Time

Saturday August 3 | 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location

West Lake Dam

Lakewood BBQ - Smokin’ in Lakewood | Oct 5

The Annual Smokin’ in Lakewood BBQ Competition brings out the best in our community! Sign up with your Lakewood friends and neighbors as a BBQ Team to compete in a variety of categories. Not competing? Bring the family up to enjoy kids games and a DJ, a Food Tent with plated BBQ to purchase, and Cash Bar. Mozey around the tents to say hello to the teams and socialize with your neighbors! Business sponsorship opportunities available!

4:00 PM – 6:30 PM | Catered Food Tent Opens for Purchase
(Lakewood Account Charge Only, No Cash or Debit)

Cash Bar available for 21+ [Cash or Debit/Credit only, No Lakewood Account #]
(Lakewood Account Charge Only, No Cash or Debit)

6:30 PM | Awards Ceremony Begins
Lakewood BBQ Teams Awards Ceremony!
Awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all 5 categories, plus Grand Champion!

Date/Time

Saturday October 5 | 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location

23 Acres, 4105 NW Lake Drive

Halloween Scavenger Hunt | Oct 26

Bring the littles to enjoy a Not-so-Scary Scavenger Hunt! To participate, residents collect clues from the Lakewood Activities Committee’s Facebook Page and LPOA e-blasts. These clues will lead to the locations of decorated cardboard house stations, where participants can collect treats. Residents can wear a costume and join in on the fun!

Date/Time

Saturday October 26 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Veteran’s Day Dinner | November 11

We could not be more proud to honor our Lakewood Veterans. Thank you for your service to our country! This event dates back many years, prior to the acquisition of the Golf Club.
Each year all Lakewood residents are invited to attend. Reservations must be made and typically this event sells out in advance. During the program, Veterans may receive raffle prizes, door prizes or other gifts. The program continues a variety of tributes to Veterans.
Thank you to the volunteers and staff for providing this wonderful evening, and endless gratitude to our Veterans.

Sponsored by the Lakewood Food & Beverage Committee

Date/Time

November 11 | Time TBD

Location

Lakewood Oaks Clubhouse

Get Lit Christmas Parade of Homes | TBD

The Get Lit Lighted House Contest is where residents can decorate their homes as festive as possible for a chance to be awarded as one of the ten most “dressed” homes in the neighborhood. No entry is required for the contest, if you own a home in Lakewood you are already qualified. The Light Up the Town Award will go to the most festive and best street in Lakewood.

Pictures with Santa | Dec 12

Lakewood residents will have the chance to take a family photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Lakewood Oaks Country Club. Parents can sign up in advance for a designated time slot to capture the perfect holiday photo!

Date/Time

Thursday, December 12 | Time TBD

Location

Lakewood Oaks Country Club

Christmas Parade | Dec 13

The Lighted Santa Parade is where residents decorate their cars holiday-themed and drive the main roads of Lakewood. There will be multiple stops for Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Grinch to greet the children for a quick hello before continuing the parade. Residents are encouraged to bring canned goods to donate to LS Social Services. Local Scout Pack 42 will be there to collect the goods and donations along the parade route.

Date/Time

December 13 | Details TBD

New Years Eve Dinner at the Argyle | Dec 31

Lakewood has a decades long tradition of hosting a New Years Eve Dinner at the Argyle. Menus, reservations, details and time slots may change slightly from year to year. Stay tuned with Lakewood Communications during the holidays to get details of the event. Reservations are required and this event will likely sell out!

Sponsored by the Argyle Restaurant and Food & Beverage Committee

Date/Time

December 31

Location

The Argyle Restaurant | Lakewood Oaks Club House

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