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Boji Brew Fest

4th annual Boji Brew Fest hosted by the Iowa Great Lakes Rotary, Okoboji Brewing Company and West O Beer. The event will be held at Arnolds Park Central Park overlooking West Lake Okoboji on Saturday, August 14th, and will showcase craft beer tastings from regional breweries, wineries and distilleries. VIP tickets ($45) get you in Read More »

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Okoboji Family Vacation

Okoboji is nestled in the northwest corner of Iowa along the Minnesota border.  The chain of lakes were formed by a glacier thousands of years ago, and now welcome generations of families to the crisp clean water and beaches! We are excited to welcome your family to create life-long memories in Okoboji (and get a Read More »

Adult Summer Reading Program: Paint Night at the Library

Join others Tuesday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m., at the Arnolds Park Library, for a fun night of painting, fellowship, and snacks provided by the three local libraries. Any skill level is invited to recreate a painting following step-by-step instructions from the original artist. All of the supplies will be provided by the libraries. There Read More »

Friends of the Milford Memorial Library Books Sale

The last day of the Friends of the Milford Memorial Library will be Saturday, July 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the east room on the Milford Community Center. Today you can fill a bag for $1. The Book Sale offers a variety of items for all individuals. All of the proceeds go Read More »

Photo Booth in the Park

MML’s photo booth will be out at Florence Park on Friday, July 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Come capturecrazy-fun memories of the 2021 Milford Pioneer Days. This activity is open to everyone, and there will be props for you to use in your pictures. A free will donation will be accepted that day.

Friends of the Milford Memorial Library Books Sale

The Friends of the Milford Memorial Library’s Book Sale goes from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., on Friday, July 23, in the east room on the Milford Community Center. The Book Sale offers a variety of items for all individuals at great prices. All of the proceeds go to the Friends of the Milford Memorial Read More »

Friends of the Milford Memorial Library Books Sale

The Friends of the Milford Memorial Library’s Book Sale begins at 2:00 p.m. and will go until 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, July 22, in the east room on the Milford Community Center. The Book Sale offers a variety of items for all individuals at great prices. All of the proceeds go to the Friends of Read More »

Potluck & Book Sale Set Up

Join other volunteers and library staff for a potluck and Book Sale setup on Thursday, July 22, at 11:00 a.m. Once everything is in place, let the early shopping begin for those that volunteer their time. Please bring a side salad or dessert to share with others. For more information or to confirm your participation, Read More »

Adult Summer Reading Program Craft Series: Epoxy Wood Tray

Join Milford Memorial Library for a lake inspired Epoxy Wood Tray craft. This Adult Craft Series Kit contains wood, epoxy, color, rubber gloves, and instructions. This craft does require pre-registration and the cost of $5.00. Participants can pick up their kit at the library Monday, July 19, Tuesday, July 20, and Wednesday, July 21. You Read More »

End of Summer Reading Celebration

Come join your friends at Milford Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program End Celebration at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 15 at Florence park! There will be socially safe ways to celebrate your reading success including a magician, pizza, and a color bash. Please wear clothes that can get messy.

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Sailing into Art

1-DAY ADULT ART CLASS  JULY 29TH TIME  6:30-8:30PM

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Sailing into July

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Ride to Sturgis

Okoboji Indian Motorcycle’s “Ride To Sturgis” Okoboji Indian Motorcycle located at 4105 Hwy 71 S in Spirit Lake is having a “Ride to Sturgis” event to promote Indian Motorcycles and the Lakes Area on August 4th from 9AM to 6PM. Tony Petersen of Okoboji Indian Motorcycle explains the event: “We wanted to do something to promote the Read More »

Sanctus Real

This concert is par of the 2021 Okoboji Bible Conference.  Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.  

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Dickinson County 4-H/FFA Fair

We are getting amped up for the 2021 Dickinson County Fair! Please feel free to share in the excitement by sharing this post for your friends and family to see! Check out the new things we have going on such as our Fashion Show, and Food Truck Roundup Wednesday of the fair! PLUS Barn Yard Read More »

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Patio Parties: Boon & Lambert

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Patio Parties: Mellow Dees

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Patio Parties: Dayna Jones

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Patio Parties: Wes Weller

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Patio Parties: Tony Sammis

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Okoboji Music Masters

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Lake Okoboji Rock Festival: Been There Done That

The Iowa Rock ’n Roll Music Association announces the First Annual Lake Okoboji Rock Festival, an exciting 8-artist music festival. The Lake Okoboji Rock Festival will feature many of Iowa’s and the region’s most innovative and talented independent rock artists. Wrist band orders are available at iowarocknroll.com/events and are $15 in advance, $20 at the Read More »

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Lake Okoboji Rock Festival: Halfloves

The Iowa Rock ’n Roll Music Association announces the First Annual Lake Okoboji Rock Festival, an exciting 8-artist music festival. The Lake Okoboji Rock Festival will feature many of Iowa’s and the region’s most innovative and talented independent rock artists. Wrist band orders are available at iowarocknroll.com/events and are $15 in advance, $20 at the Read More »

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Lake Okoboji Rock Festival: The Ruralists

The Iowa Rock ’n Roll Music Association announces the First Annual Lake Okoboji Rock Festival, an exciting 8-artist music festival. The Lake Okoboji Rock Festival will feature many of Iowa’s and the region’s most innovative and talented independent rock artists. Wrist band orders are available at iowarocknroll.com/events and are $15 in advance, $20 at the Read More »

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Lake Okoboji Rock Festival: Elizabeth Moen

The Iowa Rock ’n Roll Music Association announces the First Annual Lake Okoboji Rock Festival, an exciting 8-artist music festival. The Lake Okoboji Rock Festival will feature many of Iowa’s and the region’s most innovative and talented independent rock artists. Wrist band orders are available at iowarocknroll.com/events and are $15 in advance, $20 at the Read More »

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Lake Okoboji Rock Festival: Jocelyn

The Iowa Rock ’n Roll Music Association announces the First Annual Lake Okoboji Rock Festival, an exciting 8-artist music festival. The Lake Okoboji Rock Festival will feature many of Iowa’s and the region’s most innovative and talented independent rock artists. Wrist band orders are available at iowarocknroll.com/events and are $15 in advance, $20 at the Read More »

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Lake Okoboji Rock Festival: La Raza

The Iowa Rock ’n Roll Music Association announces the First Annual Lake Okoboji Rock Festival, an exciting 8-artist music festival. The Lake Okoboji Rock Festival will feature many of Iowa’s and the region’s most innovative and talented independent rock artists. Wrist band orders are available at iowarocknroll.com/events and are $15 in advance, $20 at the Read More »

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Lake Okoboji Rock Festival: Surf Zombies

The Iowa Rock ’n Roll Music Association announces the First Annual Lake Okoboji Rock Festival, an exciting 8-artist music festival. The Lake Okoboji Rock Festival will feature many of Iowa’s and the region’s most innovative and talented independent rock artists. Wrist band orders are available at iowarocknroll.com/events and are $15 in advance, $20 at the Read More »

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Lake Okoboji Rock Festival: Jocelyn

The Iowa Rock ’n Roll Music Association announces the First Annual Lake Okoboji Rock Festival, an exciting 8-artist music festival. The Lake Okoboji Rock Festival will feature many of Iowa’s and the region’s most innovative and talented independent rock artists. Wrist band orders are available at iowarocknroll.com/events and are $15 in advance, $20 at the Read More »

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Lake Okoboji Rock Festival: Been There Done That

The Iowa Rock ’n Roll Music Association announces the First Annual Lake Okoboji Rock Festival, an exciting 8-artist music festival. The Lake Okoboji Rock Festival will feature many of Iowa’s and the region’s most innovative and talented independent rock artists. Wrist band orders are available at iowarocknroll.com/events and are $15 in advance, $20 at the Read More »

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Lake Okoboji Rock Festival: Triple Shot

The Iowa Rock ’n Roll Music Association announces the First Annual Lake Okoboji Rock Festival, an exciting 8-artist music festival. The Lake Okoboji Rock Festival will feature many of Iowa’s and the region’s most innovative and talented independent rock artists. Wrist band orders are available at iowarocknroll.com/events and are $15 in advance, $20 at the Read More »

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Big Spirt Lake Fireworks

Fireworks over Big Spirit Lake began with the SLPA sponsorship in the early 1980’s. Initially, SLPA funded the entire fireworks display through the SLPA membership fees and any other donations received. In early 2013, the SLPA created the Pancake Breakfast at Mini-Wakan to help raise money for the fireworks, and this annual event becomes more Read More »

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Lake Okoboji Rock Festival: More or Less

The Iowa Rock ’n Roll Music Association announces the First Annual Lake Okoboji Rock Festival, an exciting 8-artist music festival. The Lake Okoboji Rock Festival will feature many of Iowa’s and the region’s most innovative and talented independent rock artists. Wrist band orders are available at iowarocknroll.com/events and are $15 in advance, $20 at the Read More »

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Lake Okoboji Rock Festival

The Iowa Rock ’n Roll Music Association announces the First Annual Lake Okoboji Rock Festival, an exciting 8-artist music festival. The Lake Okoboji Rock Festival will feature many of Iowa’s and the region’s most innovative and talented independent rock artists. Wrist band orders are available at iowarocknroll.com/events and are $15 in advance, $20 at the Read More »

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Okoboji Fireworks

Watching fireworks over the lake with your family is a tradition in Okoboji!  The Iowa Great Lakes Area offers you weekly options for watching fireworks throughout the summer! #OkobojiFireworks July 17               West Lake, Arnolds Park July 24              West Lake, Arnolds Park July Read More »

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Furry Friends Welcome in Okoboji!

Want to bring your furry best friend on vacation to Okoboji with you, but you don’t know what places are pet-friendly? We’re here to help! Whether you’re looking for lodging or dining options, we’ll find options that will give you and your pet(s) the best Okoboji experience!   Pet-friendly Lodging Looking for a place to Read More »

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4th of July Fireworks

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to the annual 4th of July Fireworks celebration on Sunday, July 4, 2021. For over 40 years, with additional help from many generous business owners and private citizens, the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has funded and produced the annual 4th of July Read More »

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10 Lakeside Dining Patios

What is more enjoyable and relaxing than enjoying an amazing dinner lakeside?  Yep, not much!  So here is a list of 10 Okoboji lakeside patio dining hotspots! With three levels of outside seating, a comfy couch mezzanine level and playground for kids The Okoboji Store is your ultimate lakeside dining destination. The Okoboji Store kitchen Read More »

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Rock the Park: Galaxy

7 Bridges – an Eagles Tribute

7 Bridges: The Ultimate EAGLES Experience is a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or harmonizers, 7 Bridges faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period. Every show features one brilliant hit single after another with some mighty Don Henley, Glenn Frey Read More »

Mike Brody | Comedy Night

Mike Brody: Starting comedy on a whim at an open mic in the year 2000, Mike Brody has since devoted his life to perfecting the delivery of his high-energy act. Bucking the trend of the apathetic comedian, his genuine passion for his craft draws audience members into the unique world of Mike Brody: An affable, Read More »

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Rock the Park: Rock A La Carte

Rock a La Carte takes you on a tour of Queen’s greatest hits and many never played rare tracks! Come celebrate the music of Queen, including We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Another One Bites the Dust, Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and many more!

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Rock the Park: Vinyl Nights

Vinyl Nights play a variety of rock and blues covering artists such as Pink Floyd, Prince, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Weeknd, Tom Petty, The Who and much, much more!

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University of Okoboji Tennis Classic

The 2021 University of Okoboji Tennis Classic is July 10-11. Have fun playing/watching tennis and then take in the clear blue waters of Lake Okoboji! Enjoy the many great restaurants, shops, Arnolds Park Amusement Park with “The Legend” roller coaster, and numerous locations with live entertainment!

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DJ Lay-C

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DJ Spin X

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Service Industry Night – DJ Nate T

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Geoff Gunderson

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Derek Post

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Devon Cadwell

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Boon & Lambert

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Greyson & Audrianna

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6 Feet Over

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University of Okoboji Vettes in the Park

Saturday, the annual University of Okoboji Vettes in the Park Cruise-in in Preservation Plaza at Arnolds Park Amusement Park.  View Checking our Facebook page and website for additional updates or major changes or cancellations.

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Adam & Jacob at The Portside Rooftop

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Taylor Huseman

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Chris Koza

You’re in for a magical evening with Chris Koza in Okoboji, Iowa this Wednesday & Thursday! Chris Koza is a composer and performer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both solo and with his band Rogue Valley, he has supported and shared the stage with artists such as Brandi Carlile, Ingrid Michaelson, The Jayhawks, Neko Case, Kathleen Read More »

Boat Show

Antique & Wooden Boat Show

View these beautiful wooden boats on the docks at Arnolds Park Amusement Park throughout the day.  They will depart the docks and cruise the lake at approximately 3 pm.

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West Lake Okoboji Fireworks

Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over West Lake Okoboji following the Live at the Lake concert in Arnolds Park Preservation Plaza.

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West Lake Okoboji Fireworks

Enjoy a beautiful fireworks display over West Lake Okoboji following the Live at the Lake concert in Arnolds Park Preservation Plaza.

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Sportsmans 7th Annual Tiki Bicycle Ride

Sportsmans 7th Annual Tiki Bicycle Ride. 40 mile and 16 mile routes. August 7th, 2021 9am- 8:00pm. Proceeds to the Trails. $35.00 if you sign up and pay before July 10th, 2021. $45 after July 10th, 2021. (After July 10th, we will provide gift bags til they run out. Even if you cannot make the Read More »

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Okoboji – Just Beach it

Grab your towel and sunglasses and come explore Okoboji Beaches!   Arnolds Park City Beach   Arnolds Park City Beach is right in the middle of all the excitement. Just next to the bridge on Highway 71, you can walk or drive to the available parking lot after enjoying breakfast at the Dry Dock, lunch at Read More »

The Collingsworth Family

The Collingsworth Family is a Southern Gospel/Inspirational group started by Phil and Kim Collingsworth and features their family as the group. They are currently signed to gospel label Stowtown Records.Phil and Kim both came from a Christian upbringing. The two performed as a duo for 14 years, balancing gigs with raising children and Phil’s job at a Read More »

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Jason Gray

Jason Gray is an American contemporary Christian singer-songwriter. He has released a number of albums independently. In 2007 he signed to Centricity Music releasing more albums.  He was born and raised in Southwestern Minnesota where he spent six years in youth ministry, before going into full-time music ministry in 1999 as an independent artist. He lived in the Mankato Read More »

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Okoboji Dining and To-Go Guide

Arnolds Perk is open 7 days a week from 7:00 am – 1:30 pm.  Start your day the Perky Way with fresh coffee, pastries or the Power Breakfast Sandwich made with fresh baked bread, an Okoboji favorite.  The Perk offers a nice variety of gluten free items as well.   Inside The Beach Club Lounge at Read More »

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Dave Rowley @ Discovery House Porch Party

Hot Dogs and Brats served.  Free will donation. Bring your own lawn chair!

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Glen Henriksen

Hot Dogs and Brats served.  Free will donation. Bring your own lawn chair!

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Christopher John @ Discovery House Porch Party

Hot Dogs and Brats served.  Free will donation. Bring your own lawn chair!

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Terry Klien @Discovery House Porch Party

Hot Dogs and Brats served.  Free will donation. Bring your own lawn chair!  

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In Search of the Hidden Selfie Spots

Have you ever wondered where some of the best selfie spots are in Okoboji – even the most hidden ones? Well, now you can find them one by one and take memorable selfies as you go! You can pretend to be pirates looking for the treasured selfie spot next to the Mini Queen at East Read More »

Summer Theater

Urinetown: The Musical

A sidesplitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. A three-time Tony Award winner, “Urinetown, The Musical” is about a water shortage and a government ban on private toilets that parodies traditional musical tropes. Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, “Urinetown” provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s Read More »

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Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy

What do you do when you’re a Classics professor at one of the greatest universities in America and find a long-lost manuscript by Euripides that will make you famous throughout the world? You lose it, of course. And then you call on the Ancient Greek Gods of Comedy to get you out of the mess. One reviewer describes Read More »

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The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On

It’s 1969 and The Marvelous Wonderettes are back at Springfield High to throw a retirement party for their favorite teacher. The four ladies sing their way through the greatest girl-group hits of the 60s and bid Ms. McPherson a fond farewell. The classic pop and rock hits of the era provide the perfect soundtrack for Read More »

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Clue on Stage

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie, which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, “Clue” is a hilarious farce-meets-murder-mystery. The tale begins as six mysterious guests assemble at a remote mansion where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. “Clue” is the comedy whodunit that will Read More »

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Weekend Comedy

“Weekend Comedy” finds a middle-aged couple and a young couple accidentally renting the same cottage for a three-day weekend. After the couples decide to share the cottage, a clash of generations ensues. Jeanne and Sam Bobrick fill their script with laughter and perceptive looks at aging, marriage and happiness.

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Luke Lively & Pete Walker

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Michael Hope

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Clint Riedel and The Truth

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Acoustic Mayhem

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Them and Her

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Dustin West

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Boji Bums

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Eli Alger

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The Sheet

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Sounds Fishy

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Justin Goodchild

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Ryan Sather

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Boji Bill

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Unknown Legends

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Cold Pizza Day Old Bread

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Tristan Marquardt

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Christopher John

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Tim Horsman

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Boon & Lambert

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Boji Bill

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Boon & Lambert

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Neil Hewitt

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Neil Hewitt

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Charlie Leissler

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Rock ala Carte

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Rock the Patio: Terry Klein

Yoga

Yoga on the Boardwalk with The Studio Yoga & Barre

Join The Studio Yoga & Barre this Saturday morning at 9 am on the boardwalk! Free will donation!

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Boji Bill

Cafe Esteam

Fresh Coffee. Scratch made baked goods + toasts. Real smoothies + bowls.

Art Class

Printmaking with Gel Plates with Holly Zinn Hample

In this one-night workshop, participants will learn the process of monoprinting using a gel plate. This fun and colorful layering process monoprinting will inspire a 12”x12” artwork on heavyweight paper that evening. The instructor will share many ways to utilize this art process and participants will go home with their very own 6”x6” gel plate Read More »

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Ceramic Tile Mosaics with Holly Zinn Hample

Join us for two session workshop for beginners were we will create a colorful mosaics! Participants will learn to snip tiles to create a design of your choosing onto 12″x12″ wooden panel. All supplies included. 16+ Members: $60 Non-Members: $75 Where: Classroom D

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Beyond Blue Duet

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Hegg Bros w/ Matt Wallace

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The Ridottos

They are a 20th century rock band playing music by the Everly Brothers, Elvis, Roy Orbison to the Eagles and Texas Tornadoes. The Ridottos will be featuring Steve Schroeder, originally from Dickinson County and an original member of the Sensational Soul Company, and Tony Halsrud, guitarist/vocalist/keyboards for “Richie Lee and the Fabulous Fifties”. Also joining Read More »

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Jeremy DeWall

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Couples 4-Ball

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Lakes Area Farmer’s Market

Stop by the Dickinson Co. Fairgrounds for a great selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables, organic food, crafts, and local specialties.

Birding

Summer Bird Outtings

This summer join us for a series of nature walks led by Lee Schoenewe and our Americorps intern Jamie Tigges. Lakeside has many trails on our 147 acres, which cross through a variety of habitats, making it an ideal destination for birding in the Iowa Great Lakes Region. Once a month we will come together Read More »

Abbie Gardner Cabin

Spirit Lake Massacre Caravan Tour

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Lakes Area Farmer’s Market

Stop by the Dickinson Co. Fairgrounds for a great selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables, organic food, crafts, and local specialties.

Abbie Gardner Cabin

Spirit Lake Massacre Caravan Tour

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Adam and Jacob

Painting

Adult Workshops: Intro to Floral Painting with Anna Youngers

Join Anna Youngers as she introduces students to an approach for capturing the vibrant and unique forms of flowers in oil paint. Working with fresh flowers, students will discover the joy of painting from life. Cost: $375

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Adult Workshops: Intro to Portrait in Oil with Anna Youngers

Join Anna Youngers as she walks you through the process of creating a portrait from life while working with a live model. Instruction will touch on initial model setup, to the composition and block-in, and final rendering stages. Cost: $410

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Okoboji Blue Water Music Festival

The inaugural festival was held in 2016 and has grown into Iowa’s premier water quality event. More than 30 exhibitors – lake protective associations, non-profits and conservation organizations – are already registered to be at the event from 9 AM to 3 PM. A panel of statewide clean water experts will speak to the public Read More »

Swim

University of Okoboji Point to Point Swim

25th Annual U of O open water swim August 7th 2021 at 7am 3.2 mile swim from Gull Point State Park to Pikes Point State Park. **Each Swimmer ois responsible for having their own escort/kayaker. If you need this service you may rent a kayak from us for $25 (Only 6 available) You are required Read More »

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Lauren & the Drifters

Lauren & The Drifters is a driven, acoustic power trio with a selection of original and covered material from new and classic artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Miley Cyrus, Amy Winehouse, and more.

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Tyler Richton & The High Bank Boys

We’re bringin’ true country music back one honky-tonk at a time. Join us to find your next boot-scootin’ good time!

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Flying Silos

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Kris Lager Band

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Damon Dotson

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The Nadas

The Nadas are a band from Iowa. Yes, they have been around long enough that if they were a car you would keep them covered in your garage except for sunny weekend cruising. But that isn’t what is important about their story. What is important is that they make music that makes you feel things. Read More »

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The Nadas

The Nadas are a band from Iowa. Yes, they have been around long enough that if they were a car you would keep them covered in your garage except for sunny weekend cruising. But that isn’t what is important about their story. What is important is that they make music that makes you feel things. Read More »

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Emma Butterworth

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Emma Butterworth

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The Nuclear Bees

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Jake Simon

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Nedd Freely Funn Band

Five guys, two of ’em gettin’ old, trying to share what little talent we have, one song at a time. Come join us, grab a refreshment, dance a jig, and we’ll all go home happy.

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Bruce and Parks

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Anthony Koester

Anthony’s raspy vocal range alongside his talented band bring you a high energy taste of Nashville show! From the heartland of Iowa.

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Anthony Koester

Anthony’s raspy vocal range alongside his talented band bring you a high energy taste of Nashville show! From the heartland of Iowa.

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Anthony Koester

Anthony’s raspy vocal range alongside his talented band bring you a high energy taste of Nashville show! From the heartland of Iowa.

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Brad and Kate

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Keifer and Scott

Nearly a decade into their partnership, they are happy to play music anywhere, anytime and for any occasion. Born and raised in Algona, IA, Keifer now calls Des Moines, IA his home. Scott lives with his wife and four children in Algona, IA, where they own and operate Harmony Healing Arts as Licensed Massage Therapists. Dynamic and Read More »

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Lake Patrol

Lake Patrol started in the mid-80s as a trio with a bass, a keyboard, and a drum set. Mick Buckley (drums/vocals) and Tim Horsman (keyboard, vocals) formed the band, Dave Chapman (bass/vocals) and Joe Cuttell (guitar/vocals) joined on thereafter. Now the rhythm and blues band also includes Brian Moore (Saxophone), Jerry Jones (bass/vocals). They have Read More »

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Lake Patrol

Lake Patrol started in the mid-80s as a trio with a bass, a keyboard, and a drum set. Mick Buckley (drums/vocals) and Tim Horsman (keyboard, vocals) formed the band, Dave Chapman (bass/vocals) and Joe Cuttell (guitar/vocals) joined on thereafter. Now the rhythm and blues band also includes Brian Moore (Saxophone), Jerry Jones (bass/vocals). They have Read More »

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Scott Larsen Band

Scott Larsen Band is a four-piece Acoustic and Rock variety act from Iowa. The band features Keifer Brandt and Scott Larsen on guitar and vocals and they are joined by Drummer Nate Newhouse and Bass player Scott Sorbo. SLB has a wide array of well known covers and original material, reflecting the range of musical Read More »

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Ryan the Piano Man

Ryan Sather is a talented musician that will take all your song requests…yes including Lady Gaga and Billy Joel. Bring your friends, spouse, or even your neighbor and sing along all night. Ryan Sather (Okoboji Piano Man) showed interest in music at a very early age. He began piano lessons at the age of 7! Read More »

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Ryan the Piano Man

Ryan Sather is a talented musician that will take all your song requests…yes including Lady Gaga and Billy Joel. Bring your friends, spouse, or even your neighbor and sing along all night. Ryan Sather (Okoboji Piano Man) showed interest in music at a very early age. He began piano lessons at the age of 7! Read More »

Curise

Vikings Kickoff Cruise

Join us on Shake the Lake for our Vikings Season Kickoff Cruise! Help us cheer on the Minnesota Vikings by wearing your purple and gold gear to this event. Featuring a live DJ and cash bar. SKOL! Adults Only (21+): $35

Boat Curise

Lost Shaker of Salt

This isn’t your ordinary Shake the Lake, we’re taking you out on West Lake Okoboji for a night time luau cruise! Costumes encouraged (think Jimmy Buffet). Get down in Okobojiville! Adults Only (21+): $35

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Light Up the Night

Join us on West Lake Okoboji for a night time party cruise! Wear your neon and your dancing shoes – we’ll provide the glow necklaces. Live DJ and cash bar on board. Adults Only (21+): $35

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The Freedom Cruise

Celebrate Independence Day the Okoboji way! We’re taking you out on the 58 ft. Diamond Lady Yacht for a night time party cruise and front row seats to the fireworks show. Featuring a live DJ, snacks and cash bar. Adults Only (21+): $35

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Last Chance Cruises

Party like the locals do! Join us for out last Shake the Lake of the season. Featuring a live DJ and cash bar.

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Sunset and Fireworks Yacht Cruise

Spend an evening in luxury on the 58 ft. Diamond Lady Yacht. Enjoy cruising and music, followed by fireworks on West Lake. Featuring a DJ, cash bar and snacks.

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OBW Dock Hop

Enjoy great views and a full cash bar while you hop from one lakeside hotspot to another. Stops (vary): Gardens, Bracco, Barefoot Bar Adults Only (21+): $30

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OBW Dock Hop

Enjoy great views and a full cash bar while you hop from one lakeside hotspot to another. Stops (vary): Gardens, Bracco, Barefoot Bar Adults Only (21+): $30

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OBW Dock Hop – 4th of July Week

Enjoy great views and a full cash bar while you hop from one lakeside hotspot to another Stops (vary): Gardens, Bracco, Barefoot Bar Adults Only (21+): $30

Library

Mr. Stinky Feet

Come enjoy some engaging, big time performers during this year’s summer reading program. The performances are full of excitement and promote the love of reading and the library.  Incentives are given out to everyone who attends each performance.

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Sidewalk Shenanigans – Outside Games

Take part in engaging outside activities with Miss Becca and your friends through Sidewalk Shenanigans. These activities give kiddos a chance to get rid of some energy while being outside.  Each activity encourages social spacing, focuses on the SRP theme, and depends on the weather that morning.

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Paint Night at the Library

Cost: $10 Registration is required.

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Building Bookworms & Grab and Go Bags

Theme: Yellow Enjoy the morning with Miss Becca and the weekly Storytime Grab and Go Bag through Building Bookworms.  The themed program includes conversations, stories, songs/rhymes/poems, and construction of the specific craft (or you can take it home).  Don’t forget to wear or bring the specific color to each storytime.

Library

Pockets Full of Fun

Come enjoy some engaging, big time performers during this year’s summer reading program. The performances are full of excitement and promote the love of reading and the library.  Incentives are given out to everyone who attends each performance.

Library

Pockets Full of Fun

Come enjoy some engaging, big time performers during this year’s summer reading program. The performances are full of excitement and promote the love of reading and the library.  Incentives are given out to everyone who attends each performance.

Live Music

George Thorogood and the Destroyers

Since 1976, they’ve sold over 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits, and played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows. They broke records with their 50 Dates/50 States Tour, delivered landmark performances at Live Aid and on SNL, and became mainstays of radio, MTV and stages worldwide for more than two generations. Through Read More »

yoga Okoboji

Outdoor Yoga

No need to register, $10 drop in or use any YO passes, some mats available to borrow.

yoga Okoboji

Outdoor Yoga

No need to register, $10 drop in or use any YO passes, some mats available to borrow.

library

Sidewalk Shenanigans – Color Scavenger Hunt

Take part in engaging outside activities with Miss Becca and your friends through Sidewalk Shenanigans. These activities give kiddos a chance to get rid of some energy while being outside.  Each activity encourages social spacing, focuses on the SRP theme, and depends on the weather that morning.

Live Music

DJ Willy C

Library

Building Bookworms & Grab and Go Bags

Theme: Red Enjoy the morning with Miss Becca and the weekly Storytime Grab and Go Bag through Building Bookworms.  The themed program includes conversations, stories, songs/rhymes/poems, and construction of the specific craft (or you can take it home).  Don’t forget to wear or bring the specific color to each storytime.

Library

Jason Kollum (Juggler)

Come enjoy some engaging, big time performers during this year’s summer reading program. The performances are full of excitement and promote the love of reading and the library.  Incentives are given out to everyone who attends each performance.

Library

Building Bookworms & Grab and Go Bags

Theme: Pearson Lakes Art Center & favorite color Enjoy the morning with Miss Becca and the weekly Storytime Grab and Go Bag through Building Bookworms.  The themed program includes conversations, stories, songs/rhymes/poems, and construction of the specific craft (or you can take it home).  Don’t forget to wear or bring the specific color to each Read More »

Library

Sidewalk Shenanigans – Mosaic Ice Cream Cone

Library

Adult Craft Series – Sea Glass Sailboat

Join Milford Memorial Library for a lake inspired Sea Glass Sailboat craft. This Adult Craft Series kit contains a wood base, wood dowel, twine, sea glass, and instructions. This craft does require pre-registration and the cost is $5.00. Participants can pick up their kit at the library Monday, June 14, Tuesday, June 15, and Wednesday, Read More »

Live Music

Boji Bill

Live Music

Tim Horsman

Live Music

John Eason

Live Music

Keifer & Scott

Nearly a decade into their partnership, they are happy to play music anywhere, anytime and for any occasion. Born and raised in Algona, IA, Keifer now calls Des Moines, IA his home. Scott lives with his wife and four children in Algona, IA, where they own and operate Harmony Healing Arts as Licensed Massage Therapists. Dynamic and Read More »

Live Music

Rock the Patio: Rockin’ Vance Jorgensen & Papa Ric Jensen Duo

Live Music

Red Dirt Road

If you’ve been to a Red Dirt Road show you know that they are a sound and light experience that you won’t want to miss. They combine great musicianship, killer harmonies, and an arena style light show that will keep you coming back every time.

Live Music

John Eason

Live Music

Lauren & The Drifters

Lauren & The Drifters is a driven, acoustic power trio with a selection of original and covered material from new and classic artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Miley Cyrus, Amy Winehouse, and more.

Live Music

Keifer & Scott

Nearly a decade into their partnership, they are happy to play music anywhere, anytime and for any occasion. Born and raised in Algona, IA, Keifer now calls Des Moines, IA his home. Scott lives with his wife and four children in Algona, IA, where they own and operate Harmony Healing Arts as Licensed Massage Therapists. Dynamic and Read More »

Live Music

Scott Larsen Band

Scott Larsen Band is a four-piece Acoustic and Rock variety act from Iowa. The band features Keifer Brandt and Scott Larsen on guitar and vocals and they are joined by Drummer Nate Newhouse and Bass player Scott Sorbo. SLB has a wide array of well known covers and original material, reflecting the range of musical Read More »

Live Music

Union County Strings – Classic Rock

Live Music

Jeremy DeWall Acoustic Show

Memorial Day Weekend continues with a day 2 solo acoustic performance on the deck at the Gardens on Lake Okoboji!

Live Music

Rock the Patio: Bill Carpenter

One of Boji’s favorites, Bill Carpenter, will share his talents on our patio Memorial Day weekend! The museum will be open, beverages and merchandise available for sale. Donations welcomed but admission is free. Pull up a chair on our patio or bring your lawn chair!

Live Music

Lake Patrol

Lake Patrol started in the mid-80s as a trio with a bass, a keyboard, and a drum set. Mick Buckley (drums/vocals) and Tim Horsman (keyboard, vocals) formed the band, Dave Chapman (bass/vocals) and Joe Cuttell (guitar/vocals) joined on thereafter. Now the rhythm and blues band also includes Brian Moore (Saxophone), Jerry Jones (bass/vocals). They have Read More »

Live Music

Rock the Patio: Union Co. Strings

Super-talented acoustic guitar players and singers that are all Iowa and/or Nebraska Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers! Great rock from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The museum will be open and beverages/merchandise will be available for sale. Donations accepted but no ticket charge. Pull up a chair on the patio or bring your lawn Read More »

Live Music

Duo Republic

Live Music

Mikayla Matthews

boat ride

Siesta: Family Friendly Cruise

The perfect evening cruise for your family! *INCLUDES BEER, WINE, AND SODA* DEPARTING LOCATION: The Gardens at the Central Emporium, 144 Lakeshore Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331 TIME: 5:00-6:15pm Sunday – Friday PRICE: Adults $20 (Ages 13 & Up) Children $10 (Ages 4-12) 3 & Under – FREE –  Please alert us to the ages of your children so we can Read More »

boat ride

Miller’s Bay Yacht Party – Holiday Sundays

This 21+ party cruise is the latest addition to OBW’s cruises and one for the record books! This has been the fastest new-selling cruise not to be overlooked. Enjoy a high-energy dance party with music by Aventi Entertainment DJs! Aventi DJs have performed on tour with Billboard 100 artists as well as popular bars rocking Read More »

boat ride

Shake the Lake – Holiday Sundays

It’s the most fun to be had on the lake, hands down! The party is waiting for you ON BOARD Okoboji’s BIGGEST cruise vessel! Features a live DJ and cash bar. DEPARTING LOCATION: Okoboji Boat Works, 1401 Lake Shore Drive, Okoboji, IA 51355 TIME: Sunday Afternoons @1-5pm ADDITIONAL TIMES: HOLIDAY SUNDAYS – MEMORIAL DAY, 4TH OF JULY Read More »

boat ride

Miller’s Bay Yacht Party

This 21+ party cruise is the latest addition to OBW’s cruises and one for the record books! This has been the fastest new-selling cruise not to be overlooked. Enjoy a high-energy dance party with music by Aventi Entertainment DJs! Aventi DJs have performed on tour with Billboard 100 artists as well as popular bars rocking Read More »

boat ride

Barefoot Dock Hop – Holiday Sundays

One of our most popular cruises, now departing from the famous Barefoot Bar! Enjoy a full cash bar while touring Lake Okoboji. Stops may include: Bracco, The Gardens and returning to the Barefoot Bar! DEPARTING LOCATION: The Barefoot Bar, 24457 178th St., Okoboji, IA 51355 STOPS: may include Bracco, The Gardens & Barefoot Bar TIME: Sunday, May 30th 2-5PM Read More »

boat ride

Barefoot Dock Hop

One of our most popular cruises, now departing from the famous Barefoot Bar! Enjoy a full cash bar while touring Lake Okoboji. Stops may include: Bracco, The Gardens and returning to the Barefoot Bar! DEPARTING LOCATION: The Barefoot Bar, 24457 178th St., Okoboji, IA 51355 STOPS: may include Bracco, The Gardens & Barefoot Bar TIME: Saturdays from 3-6PM Read More »

boat ride

Barefoot Dock Hop

One of our most popular cruises, now departing from the famous Barefoot Bar! Enjoy a full cash bar while touring Lake Okoboji. Stops may include: Bracco, The Gardens and returning to the Barefoot Bar! DEPARTING LOCATION: The Barefoot Bar, 24457 178th St., Okoboji, IA 51355 STOPS: may include Bracco, The Gardens & Barefoot Bar TIME: Fridays from Read More »

library

Story Time

We will enjoy new stories, as well as, some favorite classics. Be sure to stay for the book themed craft after story time! All ages welcome!

golf

2-Person Best Shot

$35 Per Person – Includes:  9-hole best shot, entry fee with cash payout prizes, 8 oz. steak dinner with baked potato and dinner salad.  Even includes sales tax!!

boat road

Shake the Lake

It’s the most fun to be had on the lake, hands down! The party is waiting for you ON BOARD Okoboji’s BIGGEST cruise vessel! Features a live DJ and cash bar. DEPARTING LOCATION: Okoboji Boat Works, 1401 Lake Shore Drive, Okoboji, IA 51355 TIME: Saturday Afternoons @1-5pm ADDITIONAL TIMES: HOLIDAY SUNDAYS – MEMORIAL DAY, 4TH OF JULY Read More »

boat ride

Barefoot Dock Hop

One of our most popular cruises, now departing from the famous Barefoot Bar! Enjoy a full cash bar while touring Lake Okoboji. Stops may include: Bracco, The Gardens and returning to the Barefoot Bar! DEPARTING LOCATION: The Barefoot Bar, 24457 178th St., Okoboji, IA 51355 STOPS: may include Bracco, The Gardens & Barefoot Bar TIME: Saturday Afternoons from Read More »

Lakeside Lab

Speaker Series: Rebecca Kauten

Dr. Rebecca Kauten will discuss on-going research activities at Iowa Lakeside Lab.

Lakeside Lab

Wild Wednesday: Fish Cleaning

Mike Birmingham will demonstrate fish cleaning skills.  Bring the whole family!