Pioneer Days

Pioneer Days was held in Milford this weekend, bringing lots of fun for residents and guests of the community! On Friday evening, there was hot dogs, kiddie parade, tractor pull, treasure hunt, and inflatables for children and their families. Then on Saturday, a person could run in the 5k, enjoy the parade at 11, or … Read more

Wood Boat Show

While the Pioneer Days was going on a few miles south in Milford, the Wooden Boat show was well-visited along the docks of the Arnold’s Park Amusement Park. It was a gorgeous day in the Iowa Great Lakes Area! — at Arnold’s Park Amusement Park. See our photos on Facebook at

Spirit Lake Days

It was a great weekend for Spirit Lake, as they celebrated Spirit Lake Days with BRASL (Bike Ride Around Spirit Lake), a parade, Memorial Park dedication, and water fights with area firefighters! Everyone had lots of fun and the rain that came through, finished right before the parade…perfect timing! See our full facebook album of … Read more

IGLA Sponsoring Concert to Raise Funds for Lakes Conservation Efforts

This summer marks a special time for the Iowa Great Lakes. Keep Okoboji Blue is bringing the community together and standing up for CLEAN WATER! Keep Okoboji Blue is launching a campaign to raise one million dollars for an endowment fund to sustain the clean water of the Iowa Great Lakes. This fund will provide … Read more

July 4th Weekend Fun!

There’s lots to do at the Iowa Great Lakes, especially over July 4th weekend. It’s been gorgeous weather to be out on the lake, at the beach, or browsing flea markets. July 4th, down at Preservation Plaza had thousands of people milling around enjoying all of the fun! A great weekend! See all of our … Read more

Hawkins recognized for excellence

IOWA FISHERIES BIOLOGIST RECOGNIZED BY PEERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE FIELD Iowa fisheries biologist Mike Hawkins has been awarded the Fisheries Biologist of the Year by the Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies for his work in lake restoration, watershed management and his leadership in getting the electric fish barrier placed at the outlet … Read more

Spirit Lake Cruise In

Whether you are a car lover or a people watcher, the Spirit Lake Cruise In in downtown Spirit Lake was the place to be from 6-9 p.m. There were old and new, red and blue! Every imaginable car was available for viewing and people were out in droves! It was the perfect activity for a … Read more