Osceola also offers beautiful parks: East Lake Park – east on Highway 34 that offers wonderful shelters for picnics, fishing, playground equipment, and the lookout tower. East Lake is also home to a pair of trumpeter swans (and offspring) that are a very popular attraction. We also have Q-Pond Park that has limited playground and shelters as well as walking trails. This park is located west of town on Clay Street.
Lakeside Casino and Osceola Chamber Main Street are expanding on our popular car show and making it a wild and fun two day event in Osceola! On Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th, join us for the new and improved Summer Soiree Days!
On Friday, August 17th, come smell some (and taste) some great barbecue cooking. We will be having a BBQ contest in the downtown with chicken, pork, and BACON to be judged. While some of the great meat will go towards being judged, you can buy a wristband for $10 and eat all you want! Interested in being a part of the contest? Download the application and join us!
While you are eating some of the best BBQ in the world, you will be listening to some fantastic bluegrass on the bandstand. From local family acts to more regional sensations, we will be having live music to help you digest faster. The event goes from 4pm-10pm on Friday.
On Saturday, August 18th, our Summer Soiree Car Show is on the scene at Lakeside Casino. There will be music, food, and fantastic cars to look at. There will be participant, local celebrity, and public voting. Registration goes from 8am-11am, the show goes until 2pm when ballots are due, and awards are at 4pm. After the awards, grab some food and hang out at the casino before the Lita Ford concert in the amphitheater!
This is summer done right in Osceola!
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