Community Events

Community Events

WED
January
19
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THU
January
20
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRI
January
21 22
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Come check out Junk FM and enjoy Live Music at Captain's Getaway!

SAT
January
22 23
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Cor PowerSports Race Series is returning for a second year! The entire course will be run on East Okoboji Lake in front of Parks Marina. The entire Okoboji community is excited to bring this snowmobile tour to the community, within just a few miles ...

SAT
January
22 23
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Come check out Junk FM and enjoy Live Music at Captain's Getaway!

WED
January
26
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THU
January
27 30
5:00 PM

Mark your calendars! Broomball. Flag Football. Softball. Bags Tournament. Chili Cook-Off. Chocolate Classic. Polar Plunge. Fireworks. Burning of the Greens. MUCH, MUCH MORE!

THU
January
27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRI
January
28
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 ...

FRI
January
28
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join the fun and kick off Winter Games weekend at the annual Chili Cook Off sponsored by Ruthven Meat Locker! Try over 20 different chili recipes and vote for your favorite to win the trophy and bragging rights for 2022! Purchase your mugs in advance ...

FRI
January
28
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

On Friday, January 28th experience white wines like a winemaker! Enjoy sweet & savory appetizers & desserts.

FRI
January
28 29
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Some Sh!tty Cover Band brings together members of successful original bands Quietdrive, Take Cover, and The Usual Things, to inject life back into what has become a stale and uninteresting arena of live music -- covers. With an exciting show, and a ...

SAT
January
29
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 ...

SAT
January
29 30
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Some Sh!tty Cover Band brings together members of successful original bands Quietdrive, Take Cover, and The Usual Things, to inject life back into what has become a stale and uninteresting arena of live music -- covers. With an exciting show, and a ...

WED
February
2
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Join Ashes to Art to create one a 11x14 painting on February 2nd at 6pm in the Waterfall Room!

WED
February
2
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THU
February
3
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
SAT
February
5

Vintage snowmobiles from around the midwest gather to race in this exhilarating day of competition on the first Saturday in February each winter. This race takes place on East Lake Okoboji in front of the Ritz.

MON
February
7
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration is open for the no-school-days in early 2022. Register your child for a fun day out, courtesy of Camp Foster YMCA ! Come ski with Camp Foster! They will be loading up busses and heading to Mount Kato in Mankato, MN for school-out days in ...

WED
February
9
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THU
February
10
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRI
February
11 12
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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.

SAT
February
12
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Window Chamber & CVB is partnering with Round Lake Vineyards & Winery to bring some LOVE DAY fun this Valentine's Day weekend!

WED
February
16
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THU
February
17
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MON
February
21
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration is open for the no-school-days in early 2022. Register your child for a fun day out, courtesy of Camp Foster YMCA ! Come ski with Camp Foster! They will be loading up busses and heading to Mount Kato in Mankato, MN for school-out days in ...

WED
February
23
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THU
February
24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
THU
March
3
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRI
March
4 5
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Join us for another night of live music at Captains Getaway! New Year's Eve Celebration!

SAT
March
5 6
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Join us for another night of live music at Captains Getaway! New Year's Eve Celebration!

THU
March
10
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRI
March
11
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Enjoy a 5 course dinner paired with 5 wines!

SAT
March
12 13
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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.

MON
March
14
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration is open for the no-school-days in early 2022. Register your child for a fun day out, courtesy of Camp Foster YMCA ! Come ski with Camp Foster! They will be loading up busses and heading to Mount Kato in Mankato, MN for school-out days in ...

MON
March
14
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
THU
March
17
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FRI
March
18 19
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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 ...

SAT
March
19 20
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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 ...

FRI
March
25 26
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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.

SAT
March
26 27
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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.

FRI
April
1 2
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Energetic. Passionate. Exuberant. One would be hard-pressed to find a band that more embodies these qualities than Maiden Dixie. Breaking onto the music scene in the fall of 2011, this country rock quintet has been gaining unchecked momentum ever ...

SAT
April
2 3
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Energetic. Passionate. Exuberant. One would be hard-pressed to find a band that more embodies these qualities than Maiden Dixie. Breaking onto the music scene in the fall of 2011, this country rock quintet has been gaining unchecked momentum ever ...

FRI
April
8
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SAT
April
9
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
SUN
April
10
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Shop local crafters and vendors in one convenient location. Sip on a glass of wine or mimosa while you shop!

FRI
April
15 16
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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 ...

SAT
April
16 17
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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 ...

TUE
April
19
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tickets are $40. Advance purchase required. Experience red wines and enjoy a heaver appetizer that is included.

TUE
April
19
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tickets are $40. Advance purchase required. Experience red wines and enjoy a heaver appetizer that is included.

SAT
May
7 8
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Each year the Iowa Great Lakes Area kicks off walleye season with the Iowa Great Lakes Area Walleye Weekend tournament. Ten walleye are tagged and released in to the chain of Iowa Great Lakes. Starting at midnight on Saturday, May 7th you can cast your ...

FRI
May
13 14
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Energetic. Passionate. Exuberant. One would be hard-pressed to find a band that more embodies these qualities than Maiden Dixie. Breaking onto the music scene in the fall of 2011, this country rock quintet has been gaining unchecked momentum ever ...

SAT
May
14 15
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Energetic. Passionate. Exuberant. One would be hard-pressed to find a band that more embodies these qualities than Maiden Dixie. Breaking onto the music scene in the fall of 2011, this country rock quintet has been gaining unchecked momentum ever ...

THU
May
26
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dance the evening away with the rock sounds of Rock a la Carte. Opening show of the 2022 Rock the Roof series

FRI
May
27
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

American Idol Finalist Tristan McIntosh becomes Linda Ronstadt in this captivating show.

THU
June
2
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a wonderful evening of music and dancing with Richie Lee & The Fabulous 50's - always a Roof Garden favorite! 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 ...

THU
June
9
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come and dance the evening away at the fabulous Roof Garden! Surfin' Safari is an oldies ( 50'-70's) rock band based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Established 7 years ago, bringing you the best in oldies rock.

THU
June
30
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Travel back to the 1950's and re-live the hits by Elvis, Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens and your favorite girl bands. The D.C. Drifters are led by Denny Charnecki, who was inducted into the Minnesota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

SUN
July
3
10:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Fireworks over Big Spirit Lake began with the SLPA sponsorship in the early 1980’s. Initially, SLPA funded the entire fireworks display through the SLPA membership fees and any other donations received. In early 2013, the SLPA created the Pancake ...

MON
July
4
10:00 PM - 10:30 PM

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to the annual 4th of July Fireworks celebration on Sunday, July 4, 2022. For over 40 years, with additional help from many generous business owners and private citizens, the Iowa Great Lakes ...

THU
July
7
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Interstate Cruisers are a Classic Rock band that plays music from the 50's, 60's, 70's, & 80's - one of the most popular Rock the Roof bands. In September of 2015 the "Interstate Cruisers" were inducted into the Iowa Rock N Roll Hall of Fame with ...

SAT
July
9
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bike Ride Around Spirit Lake July 9, 2022 15, 25 & 50-Mile RoutesRides BRASL 15-Mile Route: Bike Cruise around Spirit Lake, Iowa’s Largest Natural Lake BRASL 25 & 50 Mile Route: Power Bike around the Iowa Great Lakes and Minnesota For more ...

SAT
July
30
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

SAT
July
30
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

View these beautiful wooden boats on the docks at Arnolds Park Amusement Park throughout the day. They will depart the docks and cruise the lake at approximately 3 pm. (Arnolds Park)-The Classic Boat Show will be held on Saturday, KUOO’s Becky ...

SAT
August
6
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

26th Annual U of O open water swim August 6th 2022 at 7am 3.2 mile swim from Gull Point State Park to Pikes Point State Park. **Each Swimmer ois responsible for having their own escort/kayaker. If you need this service you may rent a kayak from us for ...

FRI
September
2
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

MON
September
19 21

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. ...

SAT
September
24
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The 31st Annual University of Okoboji Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022! Learn more at www.uofooktoberfest.com

SAT
October
22
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Fall Festival returns on Saturday, October 22nd for FREE Fall Family fun in the Iowa Great Lakes! Join us at Camp Foster for trick-or-treating, games, crafts and more!  Head over to Camp Foster on Saturday, October 23rd and park ...

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