Summer

Family Time in Okoboji!

Start planning your summer fun today!

family sunset

Okoboji has many activities that are exciting for the whole family! Take your kids mini golfing at Pirates Cove or Treasure Village. Ride the "Legend" Roller Coaster at Arnolds Park Amusement Park and take in the views of West Lake Okoboji from the ferris wheel! There are also plenty of art classes to get creative at the Pearson Lakes Art Center and Kurio Kastle! Or get some energy out and bounce around at Bouncelandia for a unique and fun experience at the world's largest bounce house!

Sailboats on Lake Okoboji

Bring on the competition with a game of pickleball, disc golf, or beach volleyball! Learn to sail and take a lesson at Okoboji Sailing Center! Participate in various yoga activities that are offered around the area! Take a ride and bike around the Dickinson County Recreation Trails! Be sure to register for various tournaments or competitions that are offered as well!

Live Music

Excellent live entertainment can be found around every corner in Okoboji this summer! Visit the Okoboji Summer Theatre for seven productions! Or bring your kids to the Boji Bantam Theatre. You can also check out live music almost every night at various locations!

With the Queen II, Okoboji Boat Works Fleet, and several of the country's top marinas, it's easy to get on the water in a public cruise, a boat of your own, or a rental. You could even rent a paddle board or kayak! Or relax by the lake and enjoy the Okoboji sunshine with the endless beach options the area offers!

Experience the magic of Okoboji, Iowa with our cherished summer tradition – Saturday night fireworks  over West Lake Okoboji! Join families in the excitement as the skies come alive with colors, following the free concert at Arnolds Park Amusement Park’s Preservation Plaza.

Go behind the scenes in the latest Vacation Okoboji video about planning your summer vacation!  Learn more about all of the spots that need to be on your must visit list! Learn more here!

A Summer Full of Fun!

Discover the timeless allure of Okoboji, Iowa – the perfect getaway for generations of families. Immerse yourself in the charm of sparkling blue lakes, abundant sunshine, and genuine hospitality.

Craft your ideal vacation with a variety of leisure activities. Take to the water with boating, fishing, swimming, sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and parasailing. On land, enjoy summer delights at the amusement park, golf courses, go-cart track, mini-golf, disc golf, and tennis. Explore over 60 miles of paved trails for biking, jogging, and leisurely strolls, surrounded by nature's beauty. Indulge in picnics and camping at the numerous State parks. Your Okoboji adventure starts here – plan your unforgettable vacation now!

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