Holidays at Harbor

Valentine's Day


Love Is In The Air... In celebration of Valentines Day, the Lodge Restaurant hosts an annual, reservation only dinner in the Lodge Restaurant with a decadent four-course meal and gorgeous decorations. For our Lodging guests, we offer extra sweet touches for your room with a rose petal turndown service, gourmet chocolates and fresh flowers.

Make beautiful memories this Valentines Day.

    Eagles Over Harbor


    The Bald Eagles return in late fall to Ouachita and nest here over the winter. Join us as we celebrate our bountiful bald eagle population and other birds of prey in our beautiful state! Every year Mountain Harbor hosts a special weekend to highlight the natural beauty of Lake Ouachita and in particular its cherished Bald Eagles.

    Join us February 18, 2023 at 10 AM at Harbor’s Courtyard area for our 20th Annual Eagles Over Harbor! Rusty Scarborough returns with his birds of prey for another great presentation! In the event of inclement weather, we will set up in the Lodge Conference Building below the Lodge.


      Easter Egg-stravaganza and Easter Sunrise Service


      Harbor's Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Doggie Easter Egg Hunt and Firetruck Parade is a time-honored tradition for our Harbor families! Traditionally held the Saturday of Easter weekend, Harbor is delighted to hold our 36th Annual Easter celebration on property.

      Celebrate the joyous Easter morning in a stunning lakeside setting and join us on Marina Point for a Sunrise Easter Service. The Joplin United Methodist Church will present a non-denominational service.

        Memorial Day


        The Annual Blessing of the Fleet invites boats to come from all around the lake and community to be blessed in this time honored maritime tradition! Join us the Saturday morning before Memorial Day every year in the main bay off Harbor. Bring your boat and family and take home a signed Certificate of Blessing.


          4th of July Patriotic 4-wheeler Parade and Firework Display


          It's a Red, White, and Blue party all day long on the Fourth of July at Harbor!

          The festivities start at the Park in Harbor South with our patriotic Fourth of July Four Wheeler Parade (and jeeps, and horses, and golf carts and UTV's...if it rolls, it goes in the parade!). The parade begins immediately following the program.

          That evening, the lake's largest fireworks show lights up the lake with patriotic music. Guests come by land and by lake! Happy Birthday, America!

          *REMINDER: Fireworks are prohibited on Harbor property (including Harbor South and Harbor East). A fine of $500 will be issued to any guest or owner who engages in firework activities. Thank you for your understanding.




            For almost 40 years, Mountain Harbor Resort & Spa has been welcoming our families, guests, and neighbors to celebrate the holiday season at Harbor. Each Thanksgiving, Harbor invites families and guests to enjoy a boutiful meal in our Lodge Restaurant. Loaded with all of your traditional favorites, our Thanksgiving buffet brings all the warm memories without the dishes!

              Lighting Ceremony & Ole' Timey Fire Department Fundraiser


              Join us the day after Thanksgiving as we officially begin the start of Christmas at Harbor. Our fun and festive lighting ceremony includes live music on the stage, free hayrides to view the Christmas lights of Harbor, free cookies and hot cocoa and cider, Christmas story reading by Mrs. Clause and the arrival of Santa, himself via hayride wagon to turn on all the lights of Harbor! Open to the public and of course, there's no charge! It's Harbor's Christmas gift to the community!

              The Joplin Fire Department holds their annual fundraiser the day after the lighting ceremony at the fire station. The volunteer firemen serve up pots and crocks of homemade spaghetti sauces with pasta, salad and garlic bread provided by Chris and Crew from the Lodge Restaurant. There's always a big game on the big flatscreen TV! There's a fun live auction and silent auction with great gifts for the holidays! Proceeds benefit the Joplin Volunteer Fire Department.


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