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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 »

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 »

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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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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

Boat Cruise

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

Boat Cruise

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

Boat Cruise

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.

Boat Curise

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.

Boat Cruise

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

Boat Cruise

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

Boat Cruise

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.

Library

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.

Library

Paint Night at the Library

Cost: $10 Registration is required.

Library

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

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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!

Lakeside Lab

Speaker Series: Mike Hawkins

Mike Hawkins will discuss how DNR biologists stock fish in the Iowa Great Lakes.

Live Music

The Lettermen

For more than 50 years, The Lettermen—Donovan Tea, Bobby Poynton and Rob Gulack, each of whom are entertainers in their own right—have kept the meaning of harmony alive with their soft, romantic, harmonic blend of music which is as popular with their fans today as it was in 1961 when they recorded their first hit, Read More »

Live Music

Itty Bitty Boji Band

The Rock the Park concert series is presented by the Iowa Rock N’ Roll Association. The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame & Museum exists to preserve the legacy of rock and roll music in Iowa by honoring achievements, educating youth and inspiring artists. Established in 1997, we are a501(c)(3) non-profit statewide Read More »

Live Music

Richie Lee

Richie Lee and the Fabulous 50’s will take you back to the roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll history wrapped up into a high-energy show! From Des Moines, Iowa, Richie Lee started out performing at a young age and has had the great opportunity in sharing the stage and opening up for many of the original Read More »

Live Music

Jazzed Up Big Band

Jazzed Up Big Band is a 16+ piece band bringing you the finest big band entertainment in the region. It takes excellent musicians and assets to put a band like this together. Top-level musicianship goes without saying. Also, personality comes into play. Musicians who are willing to tone down their egos for the good of Read More »

Live Music

Mr. V Trio with the Lone Tree Horns and the Western Iowa All Stars

Mr. V. Trio: 3 long time musicians combine their talents to create a new trio playing Classic Rock & Country and Motown. The Mr. V Trio includes members “Rockin Vance” Jorgensen, Ron Smith and 2019 IRRMA Hall of Fame inductee Maurice Jules. The Lone Tree Horns: This band is a lineup of veteran musicians drawing Read More »

Live Music

Dick Bauman Big Band

We are excited to announce that the Dick Bauman Big Band is planning to be back at the beautiful Pearson Lakes Art Center this summer Mondays from 7-9 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Of course our performance schedule may be changed if necessary due to the current COVID conditions, but we are all excited Read More »

Live Music

Clint Riedel

Live Music

DJ SPIN X

Nature

Birdies at Boji

2 day 3 round PDGA sanctioned B Tier 8:30am – 9:10am – Check in 9:10am – 9:15am – Players Meeting 9:30am – Round 1 Shotgun Start 12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break (subject to change) 1:30pm Second round shotgun start (time subject to change) 7:00pm Players Party (location to be determined) Sunday, May 23, 2021 10:00am Read More »

Lake

Okoboji Writers’ Retreat

The Okoboji Writers’ Retreat is open to amateur and professional writers. It will feature award-winning  authors, newspaper editors, columnists and motivational speakers. There is a story in everyone. You’ll learn how to get yours started or improved. Resources include former editor of the Los Angeles Times, Pulitzer Prize winner, Dystel Literary Agency, former Des Moines Read More »

Live Music

Adam and Jacob

Live Music

Clint Riedel

Live Music

Geoffrey Jr. of the Sheets

Game

Top 12 Okoboji Kids Activities

 No vacation to Okoboji is complete without a day at Arnolds Park Amusement Park !  From the roller coaster to the log ride, you are bound to see smiles, hear laughter, and let out a couple screams! With many kid friendly rides, it is also a great place for all ages to let out their Read More »

Bike ride

Sportsmans 8th Annual Tiki Bicycle Ride

Sportsmans 8th Annual Tiki Bicycle Ride. 40 mile and 16 mile routes. August 6th, 2022 9am- 8:00pm. Proceeds to the Trails. More details to come!

Live Music

The Beach Boys

For almost six decades, The Beach Boys’ music has been an indelible part of American history. Their brilliant harmonies conveyed simple truths through sophisticated, pioneering musical arrangements. The Beach Boys transcended their music and have come to represent Californian culture. They provided fans around the world with a passport to experience love, youthful exuberance, and Read More »

Live Music

Wave Riders

Live Music

Adam and Jacob Duo

minnie queen

Okoboji: All Things New

The most asked question every spring in Okoboji is, “So what is new this year?”  There is so much to talk about this year! So let’s jump right in! EAST LAKE PARK Arnolds Park Promenade  Maser Monarch Lodge Located right next to the Dickinson County Nature Center, the Maser Monarch Lodge is the area’s newest meeting, Read More »

Live Music

Dave Rowley and Ryan Sather

Live Music

Elliot Keane Jazz Group

Free Movie

Free Movie By The Lake – Raiders of the Lost Ark

Jensen Real Estate presents Free Movie by the Lake. Showtime is at sunset on Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park Amusement Park. Bring your chairs and blankets! Indiana Jones – Raiders of The Lost Ark (1981) PG: The year is 1936 and the intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones sets out in search of the fabled Lost Ark Read More »

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Free Movie By the Lake – Onward

Jensen Real Estate presents Free Movie by the Lake. Showtime is at sunset on Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park Amusement Park. Bring your chairs and blankets! Onward (2020) PG: Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt), get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their Read More »

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Free Movie By the Lake – Elf

Jensen Real Estate presents Free Movie by the Lake. Showtime is at sunset on Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park Amusement Park. Bring your chairs and blankets! Elf (2003) PG: Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that Read More »

free movie

Free Movie By the Lake – La La Land

Jensen Real Estate presents Free Movie by the Lake. Showtime is at sunset on Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park Amusement Park. Bring your chairs and blankets! La La Land (2016) PG-13: Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they Read More »

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Free Movie By the Lake: Star Wars

Jensen Real Estate presents Free Movie by the Lake. Showtime is at sunset on Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park Amusement Park. Bring your chairs and blankets! Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) PG-13: When it’s discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the Read More »

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Free Movie By the Lake – Aladdin

Jensen Real Estate presents Free Movie by the Lake. Showtime is at sunset on Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park Amusement Park. Bring your chairs and blankets! Aladdin (2019) PG: A kind-hearted street urchin Aladdin vies for the love of the beautiful princess Jasmine, the princess of Agrabah. When he finds a magic lamp, he uses Read More »

Okoboji Gas Company

Krafty’s Meat Market

The Iowa Great Lakes Premier Meat Market.

TOPOG Coffeehouse

A refined, relaxed environment for guests to dine-in or carry-out while enjoying a full menu of coffee, fresh-baked bagels, bakery goods, hand-dipped ice cream, grab-and-go lunch options and artisanal desserts. Your place on the map!

Boji Boardwalk Bar & Grill

Boardwalk Bar & Grill will be taking over the old Godfathers location at Historic Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park, Iowa. Boardwalk will be looking to open its doors for business in May 2021, before Memorial Day Weekend! Patios coming soon!

Prime Boji

Prime Boji offers the finest Steaks and Seafood available. Come dine with us while enjoying an unbeatable view overlooking West Lake Okoboji!

Bike ride

Ride With A Pro: Joshua Kelly

Professional cyclist Joshua Kelly has chosen the Okoboji Cyclist as his new partner!  Come meet & ride with Josh this Saturday.  Ride will push off around 10:00 am with rolls from Lisa’s Bake Shop after.  Recommend you bring something for him to autograph!

Kettleson Hogsback

Kettleson Hogsback

Connect with Nature! by Rebecca Peters This week I explored the trails at Kettleson Hogsback Wildlife Management Area. The weather is getting beautiful, and it’s a great time to get outside to watch the plants come back to life.  I’ve heard there are great birdwatching opportunities at Kettleson Hogsback, with over 270 different bird species Read More »

Okoboji Disc Golf

Okoboji Gold Disc Golf

Keep Your Disc Level! by Rebecca Peters This week I learned to play disc golf at the Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course at Kenue Park next to the Nature Center.  This course offers a fun, yet challenging 18 holes that winds through a Burr Oak Savannah and over a glacial kame between the Westport Schoolhouse Read More »

Birding Outings

Join us for guiding birding tours across the Lakeside Lab Grounds.  Outings begin at 10 am in the lower parking lot.

Live Music

Nappy Roots

In a climate projected as one of divisiveness, Nappy Roots has joined the rest of the nation in trying to understand and work through these struggles. No stranger to challenges, this four-man collective from Kentucky tackled their obstacles and, in the process, their self-honest work emerged in form of 7 studio albums and 14 mix-tapes. Read More »

Live Music

Chris Lane

Chris Lane’s star continues to rise with 1.1 BILLION on-demand streams, two #1 hits – PLATINUM “Fix” + 2X PLATINUM “I Don’t Know About You” – and two Top 10 albums to his credit. Stacking his milestones with a pair of all-star collaborations, Lane teamed up with LA-based artist/producer Gryffin on the infectious track “Hold Read More »

Arnolds Park Pass Giveaway

Spend the day at Arnolds Park with your family! Register to win 6 day passes to Arnolds Park Amusement Park for 2021 season. First Name Last name Email Mailing Address City State Zip Learn more about the family fun you can have in Okoboji & start planning your trip today. Vacation Okoboji Disclaimer ELIGIBILITY: The Read More »

Library

Milford Memorial Library Grab and Go Bags and Books

Take a little bit of Miss Becca and the library home with your family through different themed bags. Each one will include simple craft materials with instructions and a few literacy connections. They will be available at the drive-up window during their set weeks. Miss Becca will also be collecting books ahead of time based Read More »

Library

Milford Memorial Library young Adult Subscription Box

MML’s Young Adult (4th -12th graders) Subscription Box   Date: Tuesday, May 11 –Thursday, May 27   Theme: Talk with the Animals Tuesday, May 11, through Thursday, May 27, take a walk on the wild side with MML’s Young Adult (4th-12th Graders) Subscription Box: Talk with the Animals. This box is loaded with animal inspired Read More »

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Milford Memorial Library Paint Night

Join Milford Memorial Library for our online Paint Night! This month we will be painting garden paver caterpillars. Contact the library at (712) 338-4643 to pre-register and the cost is $5 for each kit. Participants can pick up their Paint Night Kit on Friday, May 21, Monday, May 24, or Tuesday, May 25, from 10:00 Read More »

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Milford Memorial Library Adult Craft Series

Relax with a wood wick soy flower candle that you create yourself. This Adult Craft Night Kit contains soy wax, wood wick, essential oil, dried flower petals, glass container and instructions. This craft does require pre-registration and the cost is $5.00. Participants can pick up their kit at the library Monday, May 17, Tuesday, May Read More »

Children's Theatre

Boji Bantam – The Velveteen Rabbit

In the world of toys, life begins when humans leave the room. When one group of toys discovers a velveteen rabbit, they learn what it means to be truly loved by their owner. Adapted by Elise Kauzlaric from the classic story by Margery Williams, “The Velveteen Rabbit” tells the story of the unconditional love between a boy Read More »

Children's Theatre

Boji Bantam – Sidewarys Stories from Wayside School

In this wacky world, life lessons come flying from every angle. Based on a popular series of children’s books by Louis Sachar, “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” brings to life an elementary school thirty stories high where the oddest things can happen. It’s a fun-filled ride, as nationally recognized playwright John Olive brings Sachar’s amazing Read More »

OST

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 »

OST

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 »

OST

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.

Live Music

Josh Novey – Comedy Night

Josh Novey: As a decorated Combat Medic, Josh used his talents to heal wounds. As a comedian, he uses his talents to heal others in a different way. An Iraq War veteran, Josh has used his humor and easy-going stage presence to entertain thousands of people. Your mom will love his charm and find him Read More »

Live Music

The Marshall Tucker Band

In the early fall of 1973 The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. Their debut album had already spawned numerous hits. The band’s recent release of their Live! From Englishtown album is a time capsule from that period. “We were a Read More »

Live Music

Not Quite Brothers

Variety cover band “Not Quite Brothers” brings their show to Okoboji for back-to-back nights at the Okoboji Store!

Live Music

Nedd Freeley 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

Live Music

Kris Karr

The Kris Karr Band is one of the best vocal harmony bands around!” They are a mix of music from the 1970’s, and originals. From ballads to light comedy

Live Music

Keifer and Scott

Making the Midwest their home base, this duo is dynamic and diverse and the set-list is comprised of covers and originals spanning decades of musical genres. Utilizing technology, they produce a full band sound in the compact and efficient form of an acoustic duo. Keifer and Scott take live music to a whole new level Read More »

Live Music

Scott Larsen Band

Live Music

Quiet Riot

QUIET RIOT is a rock & roll phenomenon. Famously described as the first heavy metal band to top the pop charts, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster 1983 smash album Metal Health. Their followup album Condition Critical went double platinum and the band continued to record and tour. QUIET Read More »

Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum

So Many Wooden Boats! by Rebecca Peters This week I visited the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum and gift shop.  The museum is full of fascinating artifacts that tell a story about our community in years past.  It is free to visit, but donations are accepted. The gift shop is filling up with toys, trinkets, Read More »

The Beach Club

The Beach Club Lounge

Shake! Shake! Shake! by Rebecca Peters This week I sampled several cocktails at The Beach Club Lounge in The Inn Hotel.  Not only did I get to try a few of the unique drinks they serve, but they also put me behind the bar to make some cocktails!  I didn’t realize my arms were going Read More »

The Throwing Post

The Throwing Post

Bullseye! by Rebecca Peters This week I honed my skills to become an expert ax thrower at The Throwing Post in Arnolds Park!  Spoiler!  I am still not an expert ax thrower!  The Throwing Post is an ax throwing bar on Allen Avenue in Arnolds Park.   They have multiple ax throwing lanes, which you can Read More »

Aerial Yoga

Aerial Yoga

I Was Floating Upside-Down by Rebecca Peters This week I tried aerial yoga at Studio Yoga & Barre in Spirit Lake.  There are very few instructors or studios in the Midwest that offer this type of yoga.  Silks, or large slings of fabric, are hung from the ceiling.  You can really enhance your stretching by Read More »

Riddle Me That

Riddle Me That

My Brain Got A Workout! by Rebecca Peters This week I visited the Riddle Me That! Riddle Me That is an escape room in Arnolds Park. Get a group of friends (or coworkers) together and plan for a challenging hour solving a series of riddles and puzzles to escape the room and win! This week’s Read More »

Live entertainment

Dan St. Germain

Dan St. Germain is a comedian, writer, and actor who’s appeared on Conan, Fallon, This Week at the Comedy Cellar, Adam Ruins Everything, Crashing, This is Not Happening, Best Week Ever, @Midnight, John Oliver‘s NY Standup Show, Guy Code, HBO’s Funny as Hell, The Roast of Bruce Prichard, and has a half-hour special on Comedy Read More »

Live Music

Devon Cadwell

Join us for Devon Cadwell at Bracco Okoboji. Devon’s influences include Jack Johnson, Regina Spektor, Dave Matthews, Explosions in the Sky, Frank Sinatra, James Brown, and more!

Live Music

Boon and Lambert

Join us for a fantastic night of music by local duo – Boon & Lambert! These guys keep things moving with a variety of great tunes all night. See you at the Bracco Beach!

Live Music

Audri & Greyson

Don’t miss the first night of live music this season at Bracco – located on the shores of beautiful Lake Okoboji. Audrianna & Greyson will treat your ears to original tunes as well as countless favorites. Watch out for some amazing harmonies and duets as well!

Live Music

Jameson Rogers

Nashville + Lake Okoboji = NashLo Join us for our Captain’s Entertainment Summer Concert Series. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:30pm. Tickets are available at Captain’s Entertainment Complex and Etix.com. This is one you aren’t going to want to miss. TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00 TICKET SALE DATES GENERAL ADMISSION Read More »

Live Music

Canaan Smith

Nashville + Lake Okoboji = NashLo Join us for our Captain’s Entertainment Summer Concert Series. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:30pm. Tickets are available at Captain’s Entertainment Complex and Etix.com. This is one you aren’t going to want to miss. TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00 TICKET SALE DATES GENERAL ADMISSION Read More »

Live Music

Travis Denning

Nashville + Lake Okoboji = NashLo Join us for our Captain’s Entertainment Summer Concert Series. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:30pm. Tickets are available at Captain’s Entertainment Complex and Etix.com. This is one you aren’t going to want to miss. TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00 TICKET SALE DATES GENERAL Read More »

Live Music

Tucker Beathard

Tucker Beathard Captain’s Getaway – Thursday, July 1st, 2021. Must be 21+ to attend. TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE DAY OF: $10.00 GENERAL ADMISSION: $8.00 TICKET SALE DATES GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: April 16, 2021 10:00 AM to June 30, 2021 11:59 PM DAY OF Public Onsale: July 1, 2021 12:01 AM to July 1, 2021 Read More »

Live Music

Steve Lang Country Show

Live Music

Glenn Miller Orchestra

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in Read More »

Live Music

Head East

Head East is a 5-piece band consisting of Roger Boyd (keyboards & vocals), Greg Manahan (bass, lead guitar & vocals), Glen Bridger (lead guitar & vocals), Eddy Jones (drums & vocals), and Darren Walker (lead vocals & bass). They have always been one of the friendliest, most approachable, professional bands in rock and roll. The Read More »

open house

Spring Open House

Spring decor, clothing, and other items and have arrived.  Join us for this open house for discounts and fun!  Little Swan Lake wine tasting at 1 pm Friday!

Live Music

Beyond Blue

Bison Steak Night

Live Music

Adam Layman

Live Music

Itty Bitty Boji Band

Live Music

Charlie Leissler

Live Music

Boon and Lambert

Live Music

Dave and Ryan

Live Music

Storm Rising

Bison Tenderloin Steak Dinner

Bike Trail

50 Mile Ride

This 50 mile challenge ride is fun, safe, and winds through the beautiful trail system, while also giving you some safe wide open county roads to test your speed. You can begin anywhere along the route, but this ride started at The Milford Trail Head.  From there you shoot up a county road and jump Read More »

Spillway Drive In

Live Music

Lincoln Larsen

Live Music

Boon and Lambert

Live Music

Keifer and Scott at Farmer’s Market in the Park

Live Music

Okoboji Music Masters

Live Music

Kerry and Elle Shante at the Farmer’s Market in the Park

Live Music

Decoy at the Farmers Market

Live Music

Storm Rising

Live Music

Dave Rowley at The Farmer’s Market in the Park

Live Music

Them Pesky Kids

Live Music

The Fishheads

Live Music

Sun Set Fun Set with Jeremy DeWall

Live Music

Sunset Funset with Matt & Laurel

Live Music

Garrett Speer

Nashville’s next big Country artist is coming to Okoboji!

Live Music

Rock ala Carte

Live Music

Minority Falls

They play originals, old rock and new rock! They are sure to have a song or ten that you will like!

Live Music

Whiskey Stone

Live Music

Red Dirt Road

The best country/rock show in the region.

Live Music

Anthony Koester

food

Luncheon with Instruction – Cockadoodle Do

food

Luncheon with Instruction – Cockadoodle Do

food

Luncheon with Instruction – Let’s Have a Picnic

Luncheon with Instruction Instructor: Chef Susanne Bicknese *Second Thursday of Each Month (May-August), choose between 12 pm or 6:30 pm sessions Fee: Member $37 | Non-Member $42

food

Luncheon with Instruction – Let’s Have a Picnic

Luncheon with Instruction Instructor: Chef Susanne Bicknese *Second Thursday of Each Month (May-August), choose between 12 pm or 6:30 pm sessions Fee: Member $37 | Non-Member $42

Live Music

Interstate Cruisers

Join us for an outdoor concert on July 28, 2021, at 7;30 pm. The Interstate Cruisers roots go back to the early 1980s when they started playing mainly 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s music. The current band members include Mike Anderson, Phil Sweeney, Dave Steuck, Steve Samuelson Sr. and Jon Johnson. The lnterstate Cruisers were inducted Read More »

Live Music

Forever Simon and Garfunkel

June 30, 7:30 pm Forever Simon and Garfunkel Celebrating the bestselling duo in rock’n’roll history with humor, soaring energy, charm, and laser-precise harmonies, Forever Simon & Garfunkel leads the audience on a journey from groups early success as a folk act to their global dominance as hit-makers through the best of Paul Simon’s solo career. Read More »

Live Music

Borderline Outlaws

The “BORDERLINE Outlaws”, formerly known as Jessie James and The Outlaws play classic country music, dances, shows, and other public events. They’re fast becoming known as the new Northwest Iowa’s . . . ”MOST WANTED” . . . Fun-Time-Band. Enjoy an evening outside and dance the night away!

Class

Dinner with Instruction – Kool Kabob’s

Luncheon with Instruction Instructor: Chef Susanne Bicknese *Second Thursday of Each Month (May-August), choose between 12 pm or 6:30 pm sessions Fee: Member $37 | Non-Member $42 Deadline to Register: Wednesday prior to class

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Luncheon with Instruction – Kool Kabob’s

Luncheon with Instruction Instructor: Chef Susanne Bicknese *Second Thursday of Each Month (May-August), choose between 12 pm or 6:30 pm sessions Fee: Member $37 | Non-Member $42 Deadline to Register: Wednesday prior to class

wine class

Wine Class – Natural Merchants Portfolio

June 3rd – Natural Merchants Portfolio Organic, Biodynamic, Vegan wines – Earth Month Class size is limited to 20 people. Call today to reserve your spot. 712-332-7013. Additional classes are scheduled for the first Thursday of each month. About the instructor: Jennifer Tritle-Oitzman is a native of the Iowa Great Lakes. She has been in Read More »

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Luncheon With Instruction – Just Desserts

Luncheon with Instruction | Just Desserts Instructor: Chef Susanne Bicknese *Second Thursday of Each Month (May-August), choose between 12 pm or 6:30 pm sessions Fee: Member $37 | Non-Member $42

Art class

Teen Art (Grades 7-12)

Teen Art | 7-12 grade Wednesday & Thursdays | 2-4 pm Fee: $16 | Members $12 Registration required one week prior June 9 & 10| Landscape Painting in New Heights Students will view paintings by Milt Heinrich in the gallery and use his work as inspiration as well as drone photography to sketch and paint Read More »

art class

Preschool Picassos (4-6 years Art Class)

Preschool Picassos | 4-6 years Wednesday| 10 am–11 am Fee: $8| Members $6 Registration required one week prior June 9 | Primary Color Trees! Students will visit the gallery to view paintings by Milt Heinrich then make their own trees on canvas inspired by his work using primary and secondary colors! June 16 | Clay Read More »

art class

Summer Cezanne (1-3 Grade Art Class)

Summer Cezanne | 1-3 grade Monday & Tuesday | 10-12 pm Fee: $16 | Members $12 Registration required one week prior June 7 & 8 | Milt Heinrich Inspired Paintings Using acrylic paints on canvas, students will create a landscape or cityscape painting inspired by painter Milt Heinrich while discussing the use of primary colors. Read More »

Golf

Chili Bowl and Pot of Golf Tournament

Golf

Senior Ladies Golf

Golf

4 Player Extreme Cup Tournament

Golf

2 Player Par 3

Golf

Glow Ball Golf

Golf

Mix Couples Tournament

Golf

Ladies Golf Invitational

Fathers Day Golf (Dad’s Golf free)

Golf

MS Charity Golf Tournament

Golf

8 Inch Big Cup Scramble

Golf

27 Hole Spring Fling

Golf

Mother’s Day Special (Mom’s Golf Free)

Golf

Member for a Day

Free 9 hole with paid cart

Golf

4 person Best Shot Fall Classic

Golf

Three Person Best Shot

Golf

Captain’s Getaway Men’s ABCD Best Shot

Golf

Four Person 8 Inch Cup Tournament

Golf

U of O Couples Golf Tournament

1:00 PM Friday | 1:00 PM Saturday | 8:00 AM Sunday Per Couple Entry $265 Contact Emerald Hills Golf Club to Register 712-332-7100

Golf

Iowa / Iowa State Clash 4 Person Best Shot

Golf

Abben Cancer Golf Classic

Sponsorships Available 11 AM Lunch and Registration Begins Noon – Shotgun Start Lunch and Dinner will be included with golf. Golf is followed by awards dinner, prizes and live and silent charity auctions. Where your money goes… The Abben Golf Classic supports the cancer center’s Resource Center, used by patients, family members and Friends. Proceeds Read More »

Golf

2nd Annual Bethany Huseman “Beth Ball” Tournament

Golf

Quest Wealth Management Wounded Warrior Pro-Am

Golf

Ruebin’s Theatre Legacy Two Person Best Shot

Members: $40 | Guest: $60