July in Okoboji is a BLAST!  You will be able to view the best FIREWORKS displays around (dare we say anywhere), over West Lake Okoboji every Saturday night following the FREE Concert in Preservation Plaza.

Fireworks over the lake

LIVE MUSIC will abound this month! Preservation Plaza is the place to be on Saturday nights for free concerts overlooking West Lake Okoboji. Click HERE for concert listings.  You can also find live music all week long at a variety of venues through out the area. Check out our Events Calendar for the live music schedule.

Areal view of Arnolds Park concert

The last weekend in July is jammed pack with fun events! Friday late afternoon through the evening Preservation Plaza will be taken over by Lifelight Chirstian Music Festival.  Saturday you can stroll through the shops at Queen's Court, while checking out 'Vettes in the Park' and the in water "Antique Wooden Boat Show".  For small town fun at it's finest head to Spirit Lake for Crazy Days sales at Spirit Lake businesses, or go down to Pioneer Days in Milford,  the main event will be the Parade at 11:00 with picnic in Florence Park to follow.  Click HERE for a full slate of events.  Preservation Plaza will host country blues singer Sonny Landreth on Saturday night and end the evening with fireworks over West Lake Okoboji.

Boat ShowAntique Boat Show

The Art Scene alone can keep you busy this July!  Be sure to check out the schedules at the Okoboji Summer Theater and Pearson Lakes Art Center. For the Children you must be sure to take in a production at Treasure Village Children's Theater and Boji Bantam Theater.

Boji Bantam

Treasure Village

Of course there is plenty of fun to be had on the water whether you want a relaxing day at the beach, a ride on the Queen or rent a boat and explore the lakes yourself! The splash pad is sure to please the youngsters in your crew with free, wet fun during the hot days of July.  You can also get your exercise in on the water with a paddle board or kayak cruise!  If you like your exercise from the land, lakeside yoga or a walk along our trail system would be perfect!

This is a vacation your family will not  want to miss out on!  Visit vacationokoboji.com to learn about the great places to stay and check availability.  You are also welcome to call the Okoboji Tourism Office at 800-270-2574 to learn more.