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29th Annual Parent / Child Tournament

AM Shotgun for 18 holes and PM Shotgun start for 9 hole teams. Pizza Party after Golf approx 4PM! Dads, Moms, boys, girls, grandsons, granddaughters – any combo works! The course is open for morning times until 9:30 and again at 3PM on the 1st Tee. Member Team (18): $45 | Guest Team (18): $65 Read More »

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Four Gal Best Shot Tournament

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Colton Baschke 4 Person Charity

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PGA Drive Chip & Putt Local Qualifying

We are hosting a local qualifier for the PGA Junior Drive, Chip & Putt for the finals at the 2021 Master’s

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Blake Foster Memorial Two-Man Tournament

Blake Foster Memorial Two-Man Handicap Tournament Members: $60 | Guest $80

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Camp Foster YMCA 8 inch Cup

Charity Entry: $100 or Sponsorships

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Iowa 4-H Foundation Tournament

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Two Gal Best Shot Tournament

18 Holes. Sign up as a two-gal team and can name the other 2-some or we will pair with another 2-some. Always assured to have a great time with great people! Members: $25 | Guest: $45

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Couples Best Shot Tournament

Couples Best Shot. 18 holes – Double Tee Start #1 & #10. AM Tee Times Members $40 | Guest Couple $85

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Bye Bye Birdie

Spirit Lake Drama & Vocal Music presents: Bye, Bye, Birdie: A Musical Comedy.

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Two Man Best Shot

Two Man best Shot. 27 Holes for Championship (Low 12 Teams). AM Tee times Members $32 | Guest: $57

Emerald Hills

Emerald Hills 50th Anv. Golf Tournament

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Kentucky Derby Golf for the Cure

The “Golf for the Cure” Event The funds we raise are split between the Lakes Regional Hospital Cancer Foundation and the Abben Cancer Center. The cost: $25 per person/ $50 for Guests which includes: Golf, prizes, donation, dinner, and 1 “Oak Lilly” drink (A Derby tradition). The rules: 1PM Shotgun. 4 person scramble – Pick Read More »

Live Music

Jake Gill Band

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Jonah and the Whales

Jonah & The Whales play a variety of non-stop dance music guaranteed to appeal to a wide age group & range of tastes!

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Hard Days Night

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Mighty Nish Band

The Mighty Nish Band is a high energy rock variety cover band.

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Brad Morgan

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Brad Morgan w/ Full Band

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The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute Show

Friends in low places involve Tiki Places. The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute Show returns to the Barefoot Bar for a great night of entertainment. GARTH STYLE!

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Chicken Ranch

Fun, laid-back duo Dave Hughes and Bronson Bergeson from the Thrillbillies performing country favorites sprinkled with a fair amount of Texas Red Dirt!

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Matt and Laurel

Sunday Funday featuring Matt & Laurel at The Barefoot Bar in Okoboji! Join us for live music from husband and wife acoustic duo, Matt & Laurel.

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Sinners N Saints

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Full Moon Party – IV Play

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Garrett Speer

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Pirates, Guitars, & Beachfront Bars

They are a fun and tropical party-rock band

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The Fishheads

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Dueling Pianos

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Rock al Carte

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Acoustic Mayhem

Salty View

Salty View is a four piece all acoustic band. Playing contemporary country, with other twists here and there and great sing along drinking music.

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Neil Hewitt

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Good for Gary

Good for Gary is a Twin Cities cover band that specializes in playing current and past dance hits, focusing on the newest Top 40 songs.

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Surfin Safari

Come enjoy Surfin Safari’s oldies (50′-70’s). They are a rock band based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Full Moon Party with the Fishheads

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Big Nacho Karaoke

Grab that mic and sing your best Karaoke every Thursday at The Barefoot Bar!!

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Seafood Boil

Reservations Required

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Arch Allies

FREE All Ages Show THE ULTIMATE SIX PACK OF ROCK Featuring the hits of Bon Jovi, Boston, Journey, Styx ,REO Speedwagon AND NOW ADDED Def Leppard. Be a part of this epic night of rock as Arch Allies recreates the concert look, sound and feel of these high demand bands. Founded in 2008, ARCH ALLIES Read More »

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Beer Run @ West O Beer

We are the Iowa Brewery Running Series and we run for beer! Join us at West O Beer on Sunday, June 27th, 2021 for a 5kish course that starts and ends at this awesome taproom. Weave through the surrounding area at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a beer waiting for you at Read More »

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Spring Market and Craft Vendor Show

Spring into the new season with artisans, crafters & vendors Shop our local crafters and vendors for your spring gift needs. ALL VENDOR SPACES ARE FULL.

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Some Shitty Cover Band

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Andy Brasher Band

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The White Keys

The White Keys is a Piano/Drums duo that throws dance parties all over the mid-west. We play covers from all genres…country to classic rock…pop to hip hop…oldies to Top 40…basically anything that gets the crowd dancing and singing

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Flash Mob

Minneapolis-based FlashMob! has been entertaining audiences throughout the Midwest with their contagious brand of non-stop energy, professional style, and unique and refreshing take on songs for over a decade. Covering a wide range of pop, dance, and rock hits – including such artists as Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Pitbull, Journey, P!nk, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Justin Read More »

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Nate Amor

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Devon Worley Band

Pay Attention. The country music world is changing. The days of bro-country and bubble gum, pop-influenced country songs are meeting a slow death on country radio. The current country fan is ready for something more aggressive, soulful and edgy. Meet the band that defines that movement. Welcome to the future of country music

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Junk FM

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Jud Hailey

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Spirit Lake Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

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Love Songs for Angry Men

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Chad Edwards Band

We perform a country music with a mix of rock, americana and pop that keeps crowds on their feet at festivals, street dances, bars and patios in Minnesota and beyond.

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The Whiskies

The Whiskies are a Twin Cities acoustic fronted band. Whether it be the two man show, trio or full band, the acoustic guitars lead the charge. The Whiskies play everything from rock and blues to pop and current country. Along with this pure sound, they bring two, three and four part harmonies and unbelievable acoustic Read More »

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GB Leighton

Meet GB Leighton, a band named after one of the regions’ most incendiary live performers and consistently solid songwriters, Brian Leighton. Through more than a decade and eleven studio albums, Leighton and his six piece band have been tearing up rock clubs, festivals and even a few fan’s living rooms with a slew of songs Read More »

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Maiden Dixie

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Michael Handler

An inventive acoustic group with notable originals and novel twists on covers. It can be seen in many shapes. Solo, Duo or Trio with a mix of talented artists sharing the stage with Michael in the latter. The guitar and vocals, backed up by a mix of hand drums and/or banjo create a new sound Read More »

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Five Minute Major

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Drink 182

We love the 90’s, and we figured it’s about time someone paid some respect to all the bands with names no one can remember.

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Audio Circus

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up! HEAR mind numbing mash ups and medleys! SEE death defying booty shaking! FEEL your troubles disappear!

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Jake Simon

Farmers Market

Farmers Market in the Park

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She’s With US

Kick off the summer at Farmer’s Market in the Park featuring live music by She’s With Us

Open House

Spring Splash

Join us for boat demos, drinks, snacks, & a cruise-in all day Saturday, April 10th! Both Locations • Outdoor & Marina: Spring Splash Boat Show at Oak Hill Outdoor from 6:30 AM – 7 PM. Cruise-In at Oak Hill Outdoor from 2-4 PM (prizes at 3:30 PM). Spring Splash Boat Show at the newly-updated Oak Read More »

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Colbie Caillat and JD McPhearson

Colbie Caillat is a two-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter who has sold over six million albums and ten million singles worldwide. Her breakthrough hit “Bubbly” remains “one of the best-selling digital tracks in history” and her multi-platinum debut album COCO hit #5 on theBillboard Top 200 Albums chart upon release, while her sophomore set Breakthrough Read More »

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Live Healthy Iowa 5K

In 2021, Live Healthy Iowa, will partner with communities across Iowa to host LHI 5K events featuring a 5K run/walk and a 1K kid’s run on Saturday, May 1. Proceeds from these events will benefit the local wellness coalitions in partner communities, as well as Live Healthy Iowa Kids initiatives. For full event details and Read More »

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Plott Hounds

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Maiden Dixie

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Casey Muessigmann

Northwest Iowa’s own Casey Muessigmann returns to Okoboji, Iowa for a night of cold drinks and live music at Captain’s Getaway! Casey was featured on Team Blake on Season 3 of the Voice and looks forward to the opportunity to do a show close to home! Casey grew up just down the road in Spencer, Read More »

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Fork in the Road

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Damon Dotson with Special Guest Micheal Handler

An inventive acoustic group with notable originals and novel twists on covers. It can be seen in many shapes. Solo, Duo or Trio with a mix of talented artists sharing the stage with Michael in the latter. The guitar and vocals, backed up by a mix of hand drums and/or banjo create a new sound Read More »

Fireside breakfast at The Oakwood Inn

Okoboji Couples SPRING Escape

Ready to Travel?  Looking for a Spring getaway? Come see us in Okoboji!  Spring is a fun much slower paced time to visit the Iowa Great Lakes while still finding plenty to keep you as busy as you want to be!  Rest & Relax Spring is a GREAT time to head to Okoboji to relax, Read More »

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The Pork Tornadoes

FREE All Ages Show The Pork Tornadoes, Iowa’s most popular party band, returns to Okoboji to play a free outdoor show in Preservation Plaza right next to beautiful Lake Okoboji. Playing all your favorite pop/rock hits from the 1980s-today, and specializing in girl pop songs. No schtick, no gimmick, just party. Lead by singer Mason Read More »

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The Church of Cash

Whether you are an ‘ol timer that grew up listening to Mr. Cash in your tractor or a young soldier driving your tank across the deserts of the Middle East with the Man in Black in your headphones, the Church of Cash will bring his music, with style and energy to fans everywhere. What the Read More »

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The Grass Roots

The Grass Roots are a band hailing from Los Angeles, California, United States who formed in 1965. The band have released 17 albums since their debut in 1966, but are most known for the 35 singles they released between 1966 and 1982. If you care about the reasons that a band formed, then prepare to Read More »

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Rock the Roof: Richie Lee and The Fabulous 50s

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 »

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Uptown Funk

A Tribute to Bruno Mars invites you to experience the essence of Bruno Mars, his live band, and the music that defines today’s pop culture. Uptown Funk specializes in the complete Bruno Mars experience concert production. The musicians of Uptown funk love what they do and work hard at being the best and most dynamic Read More »

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Rock the Roof: Sean Benz

Sean Benz is a Windom, Minnessota native who began performing over a decade ago. Sean enjoys singing and playing guitar to music that many enjoy still listening to – Johnny Cash, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Hank Williams, Sr, Eddie Arnold, Ritchie Valens, Elvis Presley, Rick Nelson, Bobby Vee, Bobby Vinton, Eddie Cochran, and others

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Gaelic Storm

It’s hard to imagine a band just coming into their own after 20 years of success, but that’s exactly what makes a true anomaly. This multi-national, Celtic juggernaut grows stronger with each live performance, and as you can imagine, after two decades and over 2000 shows, it is a true force to be reckoned with. Read More »

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Rock the Roof: The Borderline Outlaws

Dance the night away with the talented Borderline Outlaws (formerly Jessie James & the Outlaws) at the beautiful Roof Garden Ballroom. Doors will open at 5 pm and Arnolds Park will have concessions available.

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Jon Langston

Jon Langston grew up in Loganville, GA as the oldest of three boys, listening to music by his heroes Alan Jackson and the Eagles. He grew up playing football, eventually earning a football scholarship to college. Jon always thought football would a part of his life, but after his sixth concussion left him blind for Read More »

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Pet Rock

PetRock is the premier 70’s band in the nation, playing the music that everybody loves from a time when songwriting, musicianship, and love of music led the way. After more than a year of sold-out shows, PetRock is exploding in every market they are established in with no sign of slowing down anytime soon. As Read More »

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Rock A La Carte

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Rock The Roof: Interstate Cruisers

Rockin’ the Roof with the fabulous Interstate Cruisers! Mark your calendars for a great evening of music and dancing

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Ricky Nelson Remembered

This concert has been rescheduled to July 7,2021! All tickets purchased for the original date are valid for the new date. ——————————————————————— “RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED” is a unique multi media entertainment event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson’s hit songs (including “Hello Mary Lou”, “Travelin’ Man”, “Garden Party”) performed by Ricky’s own twin sons, Read More »

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The Trip

MORE ROCK, LESS SHLOCK! You will be entertained by a high energy, genuine rock band that takes you on a fun-filled musical journey through the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s … as well as today’s Top 40 and rock hits. The Trip – California Cover Rock Band is one of the most popular booked bands Read More »

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The Rolling Stoners

Rolling Stoners deliver straight-up rock n’ roll the way our forefathers intended. Perhaps most famous for breaking the usual tribute band mold of style over substance, as The Stoners are not a tribute band per se, but a collective of dearest pals that admire the early era stones live performances and dislike special costumes. Comprised Read More »

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Maddie Poppe

Iowa’s American Idol Champion (2018), Maddie Poppe will be coming back to Okoboji performing live in the Roof Garden Ballroom! Tickets on sale now.  General admission: $30 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/maddie-poppe-the-roof-garden-ballroom-tickets-148243826275

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Shirts and Skins Band: Disco Night

Shirts & Skins is one of the most dynamic touring bands in the upper Midwest. Their musicianship, exceptional training, and dynamic show will have you captivated from the very first note. With a diverse song list, Shirts & Skins hits all genres and musical tastes. This is a band that brings passion, excitement, and positive Read More »

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Rock the Roof: Starfire

Starfire consists of five very talented and dedicated musicians who have spent the past 40 plus years promoting and performing 50’s & 60’s Rock & Roll. Starfire was created in March of 2002 in Southwest Minnesota and continues to perform today!

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Paisan & The Family Brass Band

The band, Paisan, was formed in 2006 as an impromptu get together for the local festival to fill an open spot on the main stage. Since then, the group has grown, both in size and musical talent, to become the Paisan many have come to know, enjoy, and love. Their fan following has grown from Read More »

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The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra

This show has been rescheduled due to COVID-19. All tickets purchased for the original date are valid for the new date. ——————————————————————— Jimmy’s musical training began when he was a young boy in Pennsylvania. Along with his brother Tommy, the talented young musicians joined Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra and at the same time they were recording Read More »

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Galaxy Band

The wonderful Galaxy will be Rockin’ the Roof in Arnolds Park on Thursday, June 10! Come join in on a great night of music and dancing

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Mogen’s Heroes and Surfin’Safari

An exciting double-bill in the fabulous Roof Garden to kick off Memorial Day weekend! Rock the Roof with Mogen’s Heroes and then Surfin’ Safari two of Okoboji’s favorites!

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Denny and The DC Drifters

Mark your calendars! Come join us for mid-1960’s Senior Prom! Denny and the DC Drifters will be playing the hits everyone danced to at the prom. Dress up if you would like! Dance contest, lots of surprises. Tickets information to come.

Entertainment

Blake’s Visual Emporium Party

April 30 and May 1st 2021 Be apart of something where your basic reality is left at the door. Live Musicians around the world Streaming Live with our House Band Dinner is served Fish, Chicken or Vegan Live Headliner Band Late Night Jam 2 Day Event 3 stages and Live art happening at once. Circus Read More »

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Plant Camp

Plant Camp is a fun way to get a group of your friends together and learn the basics of plant care at Cottage Gardens. This will be the how’s and why’s that you need to know for beautiful healthy plants. These are the same principles that we use at Cottage Gardens. These events will cover Read More »

Okoboji Masters

2021 Okoboji Masters

Get ready for the 2021 Okoboji Masters on April 10th! Putt putt for free at many great locations in the Iowa Great Lakes and pick up clues at each venue for your chance to win prizes! This year’s Okoboji Masters are going to be a blast!

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Tanner Peterson

Tanner Peterson will be playing at the OBC Taproom this Thursday.

Graettinger Grill

A casual sit down restaurant on the north side of Robins just before you get to the railroad tracks.

Dickinson County Nature Center

Pollinator Paradise by Rebecca Peters This week I visited the Dickinson County Nature Center!  They have recently extended their hours to be open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-4.  It is free to visit and enjoy all of the educational exhibits. Most of the special programs they offer are also free, but registration is required.  They are limited Read More »

Craft Brewery Tour

I’ll Take One of Each by Rebecca Peters This week I did a local craft brewery tour and visited Okoboji Brewing Company and West O to taste their local brews and enjoy the unique vibe each brewery has to offer.  The Iowa Great Lakes Area brews delicious beer!  Both breweries offer something for everyone’s taste, Read More »

Kurio Kastle: Pottery Painting Palace

I Painted Up A Storm by Rebecca Peters This week I visited the Kurio Kastle Pottery Painting Palace.  It is a great destination if you’re looking to creating something uniquely “you,” or want to escape your thoughts for an hour or so. The Kurio Kastle is located on 16th Street just off Hill Avenue in Read More »

Pearson Lakes Art Center

I Explored Art by Rebecca Peters This week I visited the Pearson Lakes Art Center.  I explored the multiple visual arts galleries, classrooms, performing arts theatre, and gift shop filled with original artwork from local artists.  Then, I went back later in the day to take the Wine 101 culinary arts education class! Holly, the Read More »

Okoboji Classic Cars

Okoboji Classic Cars

A Step Back In Time by Rebecca Peters This week I visited Okoboji Classic Cars, an incredible experience unique to the Iowa Great Lakes Area!  If you’ve never visited, what are you waiting for?  Okoboji Classic Cars is a car dealership featuring cars spanning 100 years. It’s a full restoration shop.  It’s also a paradise Read More »

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Every Bloody Needs a Waffle

Spend your Sunday morning relaxing at the Majestic Pavilion with a Bloody Mary bar and a build your own waffle bar! Okoboji’s piano man, Tim Horsman will be performing live music as well. Stop in to the Arnolds Park Museum from 10AM to 3PM for Pinball!

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

The Spirit Lake Noon Kiwanis Club will again present their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 27th at 10:00AM at Bedell Family YMCA. This is a FREE event open to the public. Please arrive by 10:00AM to ensure that you do not miss out on this fun, fast paced hunt!  Bring your basket and Read More »

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Okoboji Spring Dining and To-Go Guide

  The new kid on the block is ready to serve you up a scrumptious gourmet burger or sandwich, with some tantalizing sides and a cookie or malt for your sweet tooth fix.  For carry-out orders call 712-336-4161. Monday:CLOSED Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Sunday:11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Ciao Boji! is Read More »

Bridges Bay Resort

Spring Break Okoboji

    Okoboji is a perfect Spring Break destination! Bridges Bay Indoor Waterpark The only indoor waterpark in the area, Bridges Bay, is a great way to spend Spring Break in Okoboji!  You can float along the lazy river, jet down the tube or body slide, hop across the lily pads or sail the high Read More »

Music Bingo

Music Bingo

Join us for Music Bingo this Thursday! Have some laughs.

Derek Post

Derek Post

Live music with Derek Post.

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Thunderstruck: America’s AC/DC Tribute

Thunderstruck is AC/DC the way you remember it. Recreating the “Thunder From Down Under” throughout the Southwest, Midwest, Southern and Northeastern United States …Thunderstruck is constantly adding new cities and aims to please every crowd, playing the songs you know and love from all eras of AC/DC. Dave Moody screeches out the ball breaking vocals Read More »

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Drink 182

McCreary’s Creative Catering

Boji Breeze Face and Body

Custom spray tans, natural results. Get beautifully bronzed skin without the damaging effects of UV Rays. Special Event/Wedding Makeup Services. Book your appointment online through our website

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Prone to Jones

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The Garden’s St. Patricks Day Celebration

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Jennifer Johnson

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She’s With Us

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Elle-Shante & Kerry

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Derek Post

Butterfly

Dee’s Bee & Butterfly Festival

Dickinson County Conservation’s largest event of the year celebrates pollinators with butterfly tagging, crafts, activities, entertainment and more!

Led Zepplica

Led Zepplica | Live at the Lake

Led Zepplica with special guest Bad Authority Led Zepplica has been performing as an entity since 1989 nationally and internationally. The band has headlined arenas across the USA, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Russia and India performing in front of thousands making them one of the biggest touring production Led Zeppelin tribute bands to date. —— Bad Authority. Read More »

Karaoke

Karaoke Night

Join us for Karaoke at the Fish Shack, located at Okoboji Boat Works!

Adam Layman

Adam Layman

Live acoustic music by Adam Layman at The Beach Club. *Located inside The Inn Hotel.

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The Lorax Camp

(Third-Fouth Grade) Learn how you can make a difference by advocating for nature. $25 per camper. *Maximum 15 campers

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Oh Say, Can You Say Di-no-saur? Camp

(First- Second Grade) Explore a prehistoric world of giants. $25 per camper. *Maximum 15 campers

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Fine Feathered Friends Camp

(TK-Kindergarten) Learn all about birds during this youth camp. $25 per camper. *Maximum 15 campers

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My Oh My – A Butterfly Camp

(preschool) Explore the world of pollinators at the Dickinson County Nature Center. $25 per camper.

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Birding on the Greens

7 a.m. May 3, June 7, July 12, Aug. 2, Sept. 13 Meet at Brooks Golf in Okoboji and drive golf carts through the Audubon-certified course to document up to 60 species by sight and sound. No pre-registration necessary for this free program for all ages.

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Adult Kayaking

Registration is limited to 2 participants per class with a cost of $10.00. Mark Foss is the teacher for these classes and all participants are encouraged to bring their own life jacket. Location varies on winds. 9-11 a.m. and 12-2 p.m. June 15th and 16th July 13th and 14th

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Nature Explorers

10:30-11:30 a.m. Bi-weekly in the summer, for elementary-aged students. Call 712-336-6352 to pre-register for this free program. June 10: Spider June 25: Amphibians July 8: Snakes- Baking soda sugar snakes July 22: Hedgehogs August 5: Turtles

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Nature Playdate

New in 2021: Nature Playdate The playdate will be hosted in the Nature Playscape from 10:30-11:30 a.m. For parents of children 5 plus- they can drop off and pick up in Playscape. For children under 5 parents must stay. Playdate will only be held in Playscape area. We will not be going inside. No cost Read More »

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Family Nature Night

All ages are invited to these family-friendly events held at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month. Call 712-336-6352 to pre-register your family! We will be offering two-time slots to accommodate more families while still practice physical distancing. Please call to register for either a 5-6pm or 7-8pm timeslot. March Read More »

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Nature Tots

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday and Wednesday of each month for ages 2-5. Call 712-336-6352 to pre-register for this free program. We will be limited to 6 families/session so please call to register! Additional 9 a.m. programs added June-August March 9 and 10: Snakes April 13 and 14: Earth Day Birthday May 11 Read More »

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Wine Class: Appreciation of Location

May 6, 2021 – Appreciation of Location 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 the Wine, Beer and Spirits Industry Read More »

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Wine Class: Natural Merchants Portfolio

April 1st – 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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Wine Class: Discerning Flavors & Aromas

March 4th – Discerning Flavors and Aromas – In order to appreciate wine, you must first be able to truly taste it. Understand the common characteristics of different varietals by discussing flavor, aroma, acidity, structure, texture, and balance. Class size is limited to 20 people. Call today to reserve your spot. 712-332-7013. Additional classes are scheduled Read More »

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Open Studio – Art Lab

JOIN US FOR WALK-IN STUDIO STUDIES EVERY 3RD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH! 5-9 PM | Come & Go | Self Lead Mem $5 | Non-Mem $10 at the door Ages 18+ | Masks Required About ART LAB: Develop your skills by joining us at the Pearson Lakes Art Center on the 3rd Thursday of each Read More »

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Intro to Wheel Throwing

This 5-week workshop is an introduction to working with clay on the potter’s wheel with potter, Adam Nielsen. Each student will have their own wheel to work on while learning the basic techniques of wheel-work with a focus on the fundamentals of centering the clay. This class is for individuals with little to no experience. Read More »

Juried Exhbition

Celebrate the Arts Juried Invitational Exhibit

Celebrate the Arts! Juried Exhibition April 22 through June 5th Weaver Lobby Gallery and McIlrath Landing Gallery This special exhibition features over twenty artists in this curated art experience. All work selected will available for purchase through a silent auction, with bidding made available throughout the duration of the exhibit. The final bid is made Read More »

Up in smoke pottery

Up in Smoke Pottery Exhibit

Up In Smoke Pottery from November 4th through February 26th, 2022 An exhibition from a single pit fire. All pieces, all one of a kind, all from the same firing – including the shards – the almost necessary casualties of such a process. Each piece becomes evidence and documentation of the creative process utilized by Read More »

Anita Plucker

Rural Remnants: Barns, Cribs, and Elevators by Katie Plucker Exhibit

Rural Remnants: Barns, Cribs, and Elevators by Katie Plucker from August 19th – October 30th Katie Plucker’s work reflects her life in northwest Iowa – waterscapes, rural landscapes, and the architecture indicative of this area. Plucker notes that she looks for spatial relationships within her subject matter and that she enjoys surface texture, varied lines, Read More »

Anita Plucker

Art After Hours: Katie Plucker

Meet artist Katie Plucker and hear about her work. Katie Plucker’s work reflects her life in northwest Iowa – waterscapes, rural landscapes, and the architecture indicative of this area. Plucker notes that she looks for spatial relationships within her subject matter and that she enjoys surface texture, varied lines, and the negative spaces within a Read More »

Hank Hall

Art After Hours: Hank Hall

Meet Hank and learn more about his work. When local artist and retired Spirit Lake art teacher Hank Hall won Best in Show at the Pearson Lakes Art Center Biennial in 2019, he also won a solo exhibition at the center! We are excited to have an opportunity to feature Hall’s work once again in Read More »

Hank Hall

Hank Hall Exhibit

What If? From Hank Hall’s Point of View from August 24th through October 30th When local artist and retired Spirit Lake art teacher Hank Hall won Best in Show at the Pearson Lakes Art Center Biennial in 2019, he also won a solo exhibition at the center! We are excited to have an opportunity to Read More »

Anna Youngers

Anna Youngers Exhibit

  Driven by an innate curiosity and love of discovery, Anna Youngers (b.1985) uses her brushes and canvas to investigate a deeper understanding of the natural world.  Her sensitive and timeless depictions reveal the beauty in both the common and the extraordinary.  Youngers began her professional training early in life when, at the age of Read More »

Anna Youngers

Art After Hours: Anna Youngers

Meet Anna & learn about her work. Driven by an innate curiosity and love of discovery, Anna Youngers (b.1985) uses her brushes and canvas to investigate a deeper understanding of the natural world.  Her sensitive and timeless depictions reveal the beauty in both the common and the extraordinary.  Youngers began her professional training early in Read More »

Karen Cooper

Okoboji Paintings by Karen Cooper Exhibit

Studies to Studio, Okoboji Paintings by Karen Cooper June 17th – August 14th Weaver Lobby and McIlrath Landing Galleries Artist Karen Cooper spent the summer of 2020 visiting the Iowa Great Lakes area, setting up an easel at her favorite locations in Okoboji and Arnolds Park, hoping to capture the vibrancy of the area and Read More »

Karen Cooper

Art After Hours: Karen Cooper

Meet Karen and learn more about her work. Artist Karen Cooper spent the summer of 2020 visiting the Iowa Great Lakes area, setting up an easel at her favorite locations in Okoboji and Arnolds Park, hoping to capture the vibrancy of the area and its visitors. The project, Studies to Studio, Okoboji, blossomed to 50 Read More »

Milt Heinrichs

Milt Heinrich Exhibit

Transitions: Recent Paintings by Milt Heinrich from May 6th through July 10th Spending most of his career as an educator at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska (where he was Chair of the Art Department for much of that time), Milt Heinrich actively continues to work in his studio, creating paintings for private collections, public spaces, and Read More »

Milt Heinrichs

Art After Hours: Milt Heinrich

Meet Milt and learn about his art. Transitions: Recent Paintings by Milt Heinrich from May 6th through July 10th Spending most of his career as an educator at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska (where he was Chair of the Art Department for much of that time), Milt Heinrich actively continues to work in his studio, creating Read More »

Mary Ament

Art After Hours: Mary Ament

Meet Mary & learn more about her work. Mary Ament’s work may be familiar if you have attended Art in the Park. Now, Ament’s whimsical found-object sculptures will inhabit the walls of the center’s Goodenow Gallery. “Inspiration for my art pieces stem from my love of the ocean and the life forms that call it Read More »

Mary Ament

Mary Ament Exhibit

Mary Ament’s work may be familiar if you have attended Art in the Park. Now, Ament’s whimsical found-object sculptures will inhabit the walls of the center’s Goodenow Gallery. “Inspiration for my art pieces stem from my love of the ocean and the life forms that call it home.  The diversity and uniqueness seen in the Read More »

The Hit Men

The Hit Men

THE HITMEN, classic rock’s unique Supergroup of legendary sidemen, are the 2019 recipients of Nashville’s Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum™ first-ever Road Warriors Award, given to them to honor “their years of dedication to the music, and the countless miles … that they have traveled in delivering so many hits throughout the world.” “20 Read More »

Dave Rowley & Friends

Dave Rowley & Friends

Dave, Ryan, Brent, Carley, Perry, Gary, and Carlis are ready to share their musical talents for an evening of fun, relaxation, and some weak humor at the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre stage with the greatest audience in the world…YOU! It’s a wonderful way to wind down the summer as Dave Rowley & Friends perform their Read More »

Marilyn Maye

Marilyn Maye

2 Nights of Marilyn at the Pearson Lakes Art Center! Marilyn Maye is a highly praised singer, actress, director, arranger, educator, a Grammy-nominated recording artist, and a musical treasure. Her entire life has been committed to the art of song and performance. The award-winning Ms. Maye appeared 76 times on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Read More »

Hotel California

Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles

This Southern California group is the ONLY show to have “Official Authorization” to perform the Eagles catalog of music. A spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken Hotel California A Salute to the Eagles to a level normally reserved for gold and platinum recording artists. For more than three decades, Hotel Read More »

Rock Your 60's & 70's

Rock your 60’s and 70’s Memories

The Classics IV, one of the most popular and influential pop groups of the 60s and 70s originated in Jacksonville, Florida. They achieved phenomenal success with hits “Spooky,” “Stormy,” “Traces,” and “Everyday with You Girl’, all of which sold well over a million copies and were awarded gold discs by the Recording Industry of America. Read More »

Scottie Miller Band

Scottie Miller Band

Minneapolis music scene stalwart Scottie Miller has been around long enough to acquire a funky nickname (Bones), membership in the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame, experience touring with blues icon Bo Diddley, a signature style that warps far to the south of his home tundra, and an international rep. He’s first and foremost a pianist, Read More »

A Brother's Revival

A Brother’s Revival

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band, a former member of that legendary band, David Goldflies (78-82) has joined forces with Mike Kach (from Dickey Betts Great Southern) to launch “A Brother’s Revival,” honoring David’s former band. During the past few months they have energized audiences up and down the East Read More »

Carpenters Once More

Carpenters Once More

For one night only May 12, 2021, the Pearson Lakes Art Center will present “Carpenters Once More” at 7:30 p.m.  This event will be held at the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre in Okoboji IA. Come celebrate one Unforgettable Voice and one unforgettable duo, with the sounds of Carpenters Once More, featuring vocalists Diana Lynn. From the birth of Read More »

Okoboji Sailing Center

Camps, Classes, and Lessons “OH MY”

Kid’s Own Vacation! Whether you are a weekly Okoboji visitor, here for just a few days, or a local looking to keep the kids busy this summer, there is a camp, class or lesson to appeal to all kids! (Added bonus, it keeps them off of electronics!)  While the kids are having a blast learning Read More »

The Okoboji Barn

mary's Gift Shoppe

Mary’s Gift Shoppe

Tent Rentals – Milford Kiwanis

Kelly’s Catering

Salon of Okoboji

Midwest Modern

Be Radiant

Live Music

Farm Rock Band

Farm Rock is the hottest country/rock band!

Live Music

Jeremy DeWall Acoustic

Memorial Day Weekend – Kick off summer with the first of two solo acoustic shows – outdoors on the deck overlooking Lake Okoboji at the Gardens!

Live Music

Kaylyn Sahs

With a voice some have said sounds like pure gold this rising pop country singer/songwriter and Nashville recording artist is preforming at The Gardens. Experience her pop-country style and rock flare in person at 9 pm!

Live Music

Duo Republic

Live Music

Itty Bitty Boji Band

Live Music

Boon & Lambert

Live Music

Adam and Jacob

Live Music

Dave and Ryan

Enjoy delicious Bison Meatloaf

Live Music

Rock and Roll Comedian Jack Willhite

Rock & Roll Comedian Jack Willhite delivers high-energy, classic rock parodies of AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick & Stevie Ray Vaughan to ZZ Top, Prince, Ozzy & Guns N’ Roses. Weird Al meets your favorite classic rock tribute band 

Live Music

Boon & Lambert

Acoustic Duo preforming 60’s to today with lots of styles!

Live Music

Fishheads St. Patricks Party

Come party with The Fishheads! St Patrick’s Weekend at The Gardens! 

Boat Show

Winter Boat Show

Winter Boat Show • Oak Hill, North Milford • February 20 & 21 New, 2021 inventory • MasterCraft • Regal • Bennington • Kawasaki • Regency • Tahoe • SunTracker • Mako • Nitro • Tracker Plan Your 2021 Summer Now! Open House Store Specials! Games & scavenger hunt for the kids! $2 Drafts all Read More »

Live Music

Beyond Blue

sweet corn days

Estherville Sweet Corn Days

Pioneer Days

Milford Pioneer Days

More details to come!

Bike Ride

University of Okoboji Campus Bike Ride

The University of Okoboji Campus Ride is neither a race nor a test of stamina. It is intended that all participants ride at their own pace and in a Safe and Responsible manner. Limited to the first 4,000 participants. Ride leaves Saturday morning from Florence Park

TERRILL

Terril Quasi+1

Join us for the quasquicentennial +1 to celebrate 126 years of Terril, IA.  There will be a wide variety of activities. (Terril)– A weekend of fun in Terril kicks off this (Fri.) evening and continues through Sunday as the community holds its Fun Days and Quasi Plus One celebration. One of the organizers, Pat Fairchild, Read More »

Terril Community Center

Live Music

Charlie Leissler

Bison Salisbury Steak

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Luncheon with Instruction

Luncheon with Instruction | April: A Tour of the Mediterranean Instructor: Chef Susanne Bicknese Second Wednesday of Each Month, choose between 12 pm or 6:30 pm sessions Fee: Member $37 | Non-Member $42 Deadline to Register: Wednesday prior to class Sign up for Susanne’s E-blast by emailing sbicknese@smunet.netcreate new email

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Luncheon with Instruction

Luncheon with Instruction | April: A Tour of the Mediterranean Instructor: Chef Susanne Bicknese Second Wednesday of Each Month, choose between 12 pm or 6:30 pm sessions Fee: Member $37 | Non-Member $42 Deadline to Register: Wednesday prior to class Sign up for Susanne’s E-blast by emailing sbicknese@smunet.netcreate new email

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Luncheon with Instruction

Luncheon with Instruction – March: Rice and Grain Bowls Instructor: Chef Susanne Bicknese Second Wednesday of Each Month, choose between 12 pm or 6:30 pm sessions Fee: Member $37 | Non-Member $42 Deadline to Register: Wednesday prior to class Sign up for Susanne’s E-blast by emailing sbicknese@smunet.netcreate new email

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Luncheon With Instruction –

Luncheon with Instruction – March: Rice and Grain Bowls Instructor: Chef Susanne Bicknese Second Wednesday of Each Month, choose between 12 pm or 6:30 pm sessions Fee: Member $37 | Non-Member $42 Deadline to Register: Wednesday prior to class Sign up for Susanne’s E-blast by emailing sbicknese@smunet.netcreate new email

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Luncheon with Instruction

Luncheon with Instruction – February Date Night: Seafood Instructor: Chef Susanne Bicknese Second Wednesday of Each Month Choose between 12 pm or 6:30 pm sessions Fee: Member $37 | Non-Member $42 Deadline to Register: Wednesday prior to class Sign up for Susanne’s E-blast by emailing sbicknese@smunet.netcreate new email

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Luncheon with Instruction

Luncheon with Instruction – February Date Night: Seafood Instructor: Chef Susanne Bicknese Second Wednesday of Each Month Choose between 12 pm or 6:30 pm sessions Fee: Member $37 | Non-Member $42 Deadline to Register: Wednesday prior to class Sign up for Susanne’s E-blast by emailing sbicknese@smunet.netcreate new email

Bingo

Music Bingo

Vintage Pinball

Vintage Pinball Adventures by Rebecca Peters This week I visited the Arnolds Park Museum to try my luck at some of the newest additions, the vintage pinball machines. The museum is filled with items that will bring a smile to your face and remind you of great times in Arnolds Park. I did a lap Read More »

Hot Power Yoga

Adventures with Hot Power Yoga by Rebecca Peters I’ve taken Gentle Yoga classes at Yoga Okoboji in the past, but never attempted the Hot Power Yoga.  The room was as the title of the class describes, a hot 98 degrees, and it didn’t take long for my face to match the red color of my Read More »

Spirit Lake Chamber

Santa’s Village

More details coming soon.

Spirit Lake Chamber

Holiday Window Lighting

More details coming soon.

Spirit Lake Chamber

Halloween Walk

More details coming soon.

Hometown heroes

Hometown Heroes

HEROES ASSEMBLE! THE SPIRIT LAKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM AND LOCAL BUSINESSES IN THANKING OUR HOMETOWN HEROS. STOP BY WEDNESDAY AUGUST 11TH FROM FIVE TO SEVEN IN THE SPIRIT LAKE SCHOOL PARKING LOT TO SEE FIRETRUCKS, POLICE CARS, BOOM TRUCKS, A RACE CAR AND MORE! MANY LOCAL BUSINESSES WILL BE SET Read More »