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Create lasting memories: Memorial Day Weekend at Big Cedar Lodge!

Kickstart your summer at Big Cedar Lodge this Memorial Day Weekend! Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Ozarks Mountains and the serene waters of Table Rock Lake, we're thrilled to offer an array of exciting events and activities for guests of all ages. From family-friendly games and captivating entertainment to exhilarating contests and crafts, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, indulge in delectable dishes crafted by our renowned Culinary Team. Join us for a weekend filled with unforgettable memories at America's Premier Wilderness Resort!


See below for Memorial Day weekend activities and events:


May 26:  5:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Grandview Conference Center Lawn

Picnic | 5:30 p.m.-Dusk

Clay Self Band | Starts at 6:30 p.m.

FireworksAfter dark

What better way to kick off summer than fun in the sun. The Patriotic Picnic will feature a performance by our very own singing cowboy, Clay Self. We will also host games, attractions, contests and a roaring flyover! Don’t forget to bring your blankets and lawn chair for the closing fireworks show. We can’t wait to see you there! Open to overnight guests and the public


Vietnam War Memorial

Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27

Big Cedar Lodge Registration Lawn

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands as a symbol of America’s recognition for the men and women who paid the ultimate price during the Vietnam War. Big Cedar will feature a special replica displaying the names of more than 58,000 men and women who gave their lives or remain missing. We invite you to honor the courage, sacrifice and devotion to duty and country of all who answered the call to serve in this conflict.


Pro Angler Charlie & Paw Patrol Special Appearance

Saturday, May 25: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Fun Mountain

“PAW Patrol is on a roll!” Bring your little ones to meet their fearless four-legged friends in person! Professional competitive fisherman, Charlie Evans, joins forces with Marshall the firefighting Dalmatian and Skye the air rescue cockapoo to bring a smile to your face! No reservations are required from this complimentary meet and greet. Available to overnight guests and the public


Stars and Stripes Beach Bingo

Friday, May 24: 2 p.m.

Big Cedar Beach

Bingo is hitting the beach! Soak in the sun with the sand between your toes at this unique outdoor experience. Compete for prizes in varied styles of games over multiple rounds at our special edition Stars & Stripes Bingo. This event is complimentary with limited space – secure your spot now! (Complimentary/ Reservations required). Overnight guests only.


Black Light Paint and Pour

Friday, May 24: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fun Mountain

Take your art to a new dimension in the dark with Blacklight Paint & Pour! Create a magical glowing masterpiece while you sip your favorite beverage and snack on our famous Big Cedar Lodge Chex Mix. Our art instructor will walk you step-by-step in a fun, laid-back environment. No painting skills are required, and we’ll provide all the supplies needed. Each participant will receive a commemorative apron to take home. Limited spots available for this unique event only available Memorial Day weekend! ($65 per person). Open to overnight guests and the public.


Pedal Boat Family Fishing Tournament

Friday, May 24: 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, May 25: 3 p.m.-4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Bent Hook Marina

Ready, Set, CAST! Take up to four people out for this exhilarating fishing tournament! Hop in a pedal boat and reel those fish in quick – participants only have one hour to catch a real whopper! Winners with the heaviest fish will receive a Bass Pro Shops prize and an overall grand prize will be awarded. Does your team have what it takes to be crowned pedal boat angler champions? Sink your spot today! ($12 per person) Open to overnight guests


Family Bowling Tournament

Thursday, May 23: 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Fun Mountain

Our Family Fun Bowling Tournament strikes again this Memorial Day! Compete in challenges such as granny bowling, backwards bowling, and more. Roll up to Fun Mountain with the confidence to take home first place! All participants receive a prize and a Fun Mountain card. Do you have time to spare? Lanes are limited – sign up today! ($20 per person). Open to overnight guests and the public.


Run to Remember 5K

Saturday, May 25: 9:30 a.m.

Fitness Center Parking Lot

Make your way through our beautiful 5K trail during our Memorial Day weekend Run to Remember! Whether you are racing for the best time, or gently jogging while you reflect on the meaning of this holiday, you will be sure to enjoy this special commemorative event. (Complimentary Overnight Guests/ No reservations required).


Lady Liberty Fireworks Cruise

May 26

Long Creek Marina

Sail across the beautiful waters of Table Rock Lake on Big Cedar’s luxury yacht Lady Liberty. Enjoy an evening out on our signature dinner cruise with a twist! After a fantastic meal and relaxing tour of the lake, when the sun goes down, you will be treated to Big Cedar Lodge’s bombastic holiday fireworks show!  ($200/Adult, $100/Kids (4-11)). Open to overnight guests and the public.


Where is parking for day guests?

Day guests are invited to park at the Grandview Conference Center upper lot and Fun Mountain’s lot. Parking is first-come, first-serve.

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