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

Spirit Lake Cruise-In

On Saturday, June 28, the downtown area of Spirit Lake transformed into the olden days with hundreds of old and a few newer cars. Hundreds of people were milling around like days of old, enjoying conversation, the old cars, and yummy food. Thankfully the weather held out and the worries of rain stayed away! See … Read more

Storm Damage – June 16

Story courtesy of KUOO – Explore Okoboji Tue 6-17-2014 (Spirit Lake)– Damage surveys and cleanup efforts will kick into high gear today (Tues.) after severe thunderstorms packing 60 to 70 mph wind and heavy rain pummeled the area late Monday afternoon and evening. Extensive damage was reported to boats and hoists in the Terrace Park … Read more

Memorial Day 2014

The Iowa Great Lakes were hopping with traffic this weekend, as visitors and locals stopped to remember and honor veterans and current servicemen. Several schools in Dickinson County had their graduation ceremonies, flea markets were in high swing and people enjoyed the lakes, mini-golf, and other great summer activities from around the area. It was … Read more

Arnold’s Park Amusement Park Opens

It’s the start of summer when the Arnold’s Park Amusement Park opens! This weekend families enjoyed the opening of the Amusement Park and all that it has to offer, especially the renovated Legend Wooden Roller Coaster. There was lots of smiles throughout the Park, both Friday night and Saturday, from young and old alike! Make … Read more

2014 Walleye Weekend

The weather was been beautiful for fishermen who traveled from all over the Midwest to the Iowa Great Lakes this weekend. There were 1,680 entries by midnight May 3 – all going for one of those six $32,000 tagged walleye. See our photo album on Facebook at this link Full walleye weekend results are not yet … Read more