Lake Oswego’s Hot August Night Keeps the Crowds Coming

What keeps people coming back to Lake Oswego’s Hot August Night?

    • The music?
    • The setting?
    • The ambiance?
    • The sight of hundreds of people rocking out on their boats, paddleboards, and kayaks?
    • The party atmosphere that feels like you’ve been transported back to college?

Chances are it is all of the above. This year’s concert on the lake is set for this Saturday, August 6. Here’s what you need to know to make the night a success.

  1. Buoy lines open at 5:00 p.m. at the entrance to Half MOon Bay at the east end of the main lake.
  2. Finger docks hook up to a central dock, allowing people to exit their boats, visit other boaters and hit the dance floor. Additional finger docks are being added this year to accommodate the growing attendance.
  3. There will be about 125 spots for boats to tie up on three buoy lines so party-goers are advised to “buddy boat” if possible.
  4. Boaters are advised to bring an anchor and at least 20 feet of line to secure your boat if you’re not able to tie off on the buoy lines.
  5. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.on the stage at Pat and Pam Kearney’s home. A DJ will entertain you from 5:00 p.m. until then.
  6. The Beatniks return for this year’s performance. Playing tunes that are instantly familiar from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, they get the crowd rocking (and dancing too on a floating dance floor).
  7. BYOS (Bring Your Own Stuff). It can be a long night, so be sure you don’t leave home without being well stocked with food and drink to enjoy and share.
  8. BYOT (Bring your own transportation) You’ll need a paddle board, canoe or kayak to get to the port-a-potty if you aren’t tied up to one of the docks.

Want to get in on the fun? Give me a call and I can help you find a home in Lake Oswego so you can start living and enjoying the lake lifestyle. Reach me at 503.939.9801 or check my website.



About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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