ILYA features Okoboji Yacht Club in latest newsletter

Below is an excerpt from July 31st edition of the electronic newsletter of the Inland Lakes Yachting Association called Scowlines. This is the final report for the July 28 – 30 Inland Class X Championship Regatta held at Okoboji. This was a great event with 92 Class X boats participating. A great shot in the arm for … Read more

Population Growth

The Iowa Great Lakes is witnessing population growth. Why? Our magnificent natural resources, cultural opportunities as well as lower property taxes in comparison to neighboring communities.   Support #IGLA‘s efforts in preserving, protecting and enhancing the Iowa Great Lakes and continue to attract new residents and business to our area.

Boz Skaggs – Performing for Clean Water in the Iowa Great Lakes

The Iowa Great Lakes Association is a proud sponsor of the Okoboji Blue Water Festival on Saturday, August 13th along the magnificent shores of West Lake Okoboji on Preservation Plaza.  This world-class performer takes to the stage following a day long festival promoting the protection, preservation and enhancement of the Iowa Great Lakes by not … Read more

IGLA’s Ideas For Kids

We have published a list of activities for the young & young-at-heart! Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Central Emporium, Creative Spirits, Treasure Village, Pearson Lakes Art Center, Bridges Bay… The list goes on.

Art in the Park

Art in the Park 2014 was a beautiful day on Saturday, Aug. 2, with hundreds of people enjoying the 90+ artists. It was held at Preservation Plaza in Arnold’s Park and people could view paintings, photographs, pottery, etc. See our Facebook album of photos at

Milford Pioneer Days & Wood Boat Show

It was another busy weekend in the Iowa Great Lakes area with Milford’s Pioneer Days and the annual Wooden Boat Show on tap. Milford Pioneer Days This weekend, Milford hosted Pioneer Days and showcased their community for the weekend. On Friday, they celebrated families and children with countless activities for kids: inflatables, kid’s water fights, … Read more

Trails Fundraiser, Homecoming, RAGBRAI

It was a very busy weekend in Okoboji with the Dickinson County Trails Fundraiser, University of Okoboji Homecoming weekend and RAGBRAI coming through. Summer of Love Bikefest Trails Fundraiser Party People from all over the Iowa Great Lakes region dusted off their hippie beads and bell bottoms for the Summer of Love Bikefest! This Trails … Read more

Fourth of July Weekend 2014

Lots of fun at the Iowa Great Lakes area this July 4th Weekend! Even the rain during the fireworks on West Lake Okoboji didn’t deter from the fun! Concerts, swimming, boating, flea markets, and so much more! See our Facebook album at

University of Okoboji Cycling Classic Campus Ride

On Saturday, June 28, hundreds of cyclists started at Florence Park in Milford for 25-, 50-. and 100-mile bike rides around the Iowa Great Lakes Area. The weather held off and young and old alike enjoyed biking around the beauty of the Lakes! See our Facebook album at