The Ideal Family Vacation Destination!

Top 5 Summer Activities


Live Entertainment

Live entertainment can be found around every corner in Okoboji during the summer. Where else can you find live music seven nights a week, live theater six nights a week, and two live children's theaters five days a week?


Get Active

Whether you are feeling competitive, or just looking for active fun, there is a race, yoga class, tennis tournament, golf tournament, or bike ride for you all summer in Okoboji.

Arnolds Park Carosel

Arnolds Park Amusement Park

With more than 20 rides to choose from, everyone in the family will create a memory from their day at the park. The main attraction, the Legend Roller Coaster, is the seventh oldest coaster in the United States and 13th oldest in the world.



Enjoy a fireworks display over West Lake Okoboji every Saturday mid-June through August. You'll also find fireworks on special days over Big Spirit, East Lake and Silver Lake in Lake Park!

Queen II

Lake Life

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! If you are more of a land dweller, there are many great beach options to enjoy a lake day.

Jazzed Up Big Band

Insider Tip

Dance the night away during Big Band every Monday night at the Pearson Lakes Art Center and Jazzed Up Big Band Tuesday nights at the newly renovated Majestic Pavilion in Arnolds Park.

A Summer Full of Fun!

Okoboji has been the ideal destination for family vacations for generations.  Visitors of all ages are drawn to the sparkling blue lakes, the sun, the fun and the warm hospitality.

There are endless activities for your leisure time.  Available water sports include boating, fishing, swimming, sailing, water skiing, wake boarding, wake surfing, and parasailing.  Land-based summer activities include an amusement park, golf courses, go-cart track, mini-golf, disc-golf, tennis and 40+ miles of paved surfaces trails for biking, jogging, walking and enjoying nature.  There are many lush public parks for picnics and camping.