Special Event Grant Funding Available

Special events play an important role in attracting visitors to the Iowa Great Lakes Area each year. The Okoboji Tourism Committee has set aside $5,000 to assist events put on by organizations or individuals that will help attract more visitors to our community. The Okoboji Tourism Committee Special Event Grant Application will be available at … Read more

Winter Family Escape

Where to Stay:  Yes! We know that when traveling with children a pool is a must-have amenity and Okoboji has many options. Bridges Bay Resort is a great choice for families of all sizes. It boasts an indoor water park, condo and hotel style rooms, and a full service restaurant. Other family friendly properties with pools … Read more

An Adult Winter Wonderland

Where to Stay: There are many GREAT lodging options open year round in Okoboji!  The romantic Oakwood Inn Bed & Breakfast is kid-free and overlooks a beautiful wetland in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes Area. The Boulder’s Inn & Suites, Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, AmericInn Lodge & Suites, The Ramada Inn , and Super 8 all offer … Read more


“FOCUS” means the center of interest or activity; focal point; heart; the core; or center of attention. Synonyms for “FOCUS” include attention, priority, concentration, to pay particular attention to. In our busy fast paced, plugged in, work, work crazed culture it is easy for us to lose “FOCUS” on what matters in life. We understand … Read more

WOW Weekend!

Get your girlfriends together and plan a weekend in Okoboji for shopping, food & fun!   The Dickinson County Expo Center will feature over 70 vendors offering what women want!  Many other area shops and attractions will be open throughout the weekend for your shopping pleasure.  If you feel yourself slowing down, stop at one of the … Read more


Watching fireworks over the the lake with family is a tradition in the Iowa Great Lakes Area!  Whether you watch from the shores of the lake or in a boat, there is something magical about seeing the reflection of the colors in the rippling water.  There is no shortage of opportunities to watch a spectacular … Read more

Walleye Season Opens May 6

The 141st walleye fishing season officially opens May 6 at Spirit Lake, East and West Okoboji lakes. “Lake temperatures have been on a nice steady rise this spring and if the numbers of walleyes caught in ou r nets this spring are any indication, there should be some great fishing this spring in the Iowa … Read more

Yoga: State of Mind & Body

She knew nothing about the power of yoga when she took her first class, but the experience would lead to a life-changing revelation for Janine Gustafson. “I wasn’t a workout person at the time, maybe 15 years ago or so,” Gustafson remembered. “But I heard about this yoga class and, although I had no idea … Read more