2023 Event Calendar 

Ingvall Real Estate Team – Okoboji, Iowa

 

VENDOR REGISTRATION FOR 2023 CHOCOLATE CLASSIC & GALLERIA

01/26/23 – 1/29/23 University of Okoboji Winter Games

Thursday, January 26th
5:00 PM Locals “Pre-Games” Party with the Winter Games Cheerleaders Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
6:00 PM 10th Annual Charity Battle of the Bartenders Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
6:30 PM Live Music by Good for Gary Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Trivia West O Beer, Milford
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM Live Music by DJ Nate T Portside Pizza Pub, Arnolds Park

Friday, January 27th
ALL DAY $5 Ice Skate Rentals & Open Skate Okoboji Boat Works, Okoboji
ALL DAY Boats on the Ice Show Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
ALL DAY (Weather Pending) Okoboji Winter Games Kite Festival Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Arnolds Park

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6:00 AM – 10:00 AM KUOO Radio Show 2 Go Kick-Off Breakfast
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Chili Cook-off, sponsored by Ruthven Meat Locker Dickinson County Expo Building, Spirit Lake
5:00 PM Live Music by Tristan Marquardt Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
5:00 PM Hanging Bar Competition Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
6:00 – 10:00 PM Live Music by Casey Muessigmann Oak Hill Outdoor, Milford
7:00 PM Live Music by Josh Quirin The Fish Shack, Okoboji
7:00 PM – 12:30 AM Parks Marina Shuttle Bus Available with Wristband Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
7:30 PM Live Music by The Pork Tornadoes The Roof Garden, Arnolds Park
8:00 PM Live Music by Johnny Holm Band Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
9:00 PM Live Music by Above the Covers Captain’s Getaway, Arnolds Park
9:30 PM Live Music by Rylan Fowler Band The Gardens, Arnolds Park
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM Live Music by DJ Nate T Portside Pizza Pub, Arnolds Park

Saturday, January 28th
ALL DAY $5 Ice Skate Rentals & Open Skate Okoboji Boat Works, Okoboji
ALL DAY Boats on the Ice Show Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
ALL DAY Hanging Bar Competition Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
ALL DAY Helicopter Rides Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
ALL DAY (Weather Pending) Okoboji Winter Games Kite Festival Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Arnolds Park
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Boy Scout/Milford Commercial Club Pancake Breakfast Arnolds Park Fire Station, Arnolds Park
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM 5K Fun Run Check-In & On-Site Registration The Majestic Pavilion, Arnolds Park
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Snowga with Janine & Yoga Okoboji – mats available to borrow Berkley Bedell State Pier Arnolds Park
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Kegs & Eggs Nautical Okoboji Bar & Grill, Arnolds Park
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM Okoboji Summer Theatre Association’s Omelet Brunch Okoboji Bible Conference, Arnolds Park
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Broomball Tournament, sponsored by MHR Insurance Smith’s Bay, West Lake Okoboji
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Flag Football Tournament, sponsored by Parks Marina Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Snow Softball Tournament, sponsored by The Ritz The Ritz, Arnolds Park
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Party at the Pier Preservation Plaza, Arnolds Park
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Winter Games Courtyard, firepits & fun! Preservation Plaza, Arnolds Park
9:00 AM 5K Fun Run The Pavilion, Arnolds Park Amusement Park
9:00 AM Human Foosball Tournament Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Arnolds Park
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Bloody Mary & Hot Chocolate Bar The Pavilion, Arnolds Park Amusement Park
10:00 AM Red Bull Ice Scramble Hot Laps Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
10:00 AM Quad/Motorcycle Studded Ice Race Shootout Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Hammerschlagen Tournament Registration/Check-In West O Beer, Milford
10:30 AM Hammerschlagen Tournament, sponsored by West O Beer West O Beer, Milford
11:00 AM Live Music by Lonesome Losers Parks Marina Boat House, East Lake Okoboji
11:00 AM Live Music by DJ Aventi Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
11:00 AM – 12:00 AM Parks Marina Shuttle Bus Available with Wristband Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM “Strut Your Mutt” Dog Show Okoboji Boat Works, Okoboji
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Pure Fishing Casting Contest Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Great Plain Zoomobile Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Cy & Herky Meet and Greet Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
11:00 AM – 2:00PM Live Music by Casey Muessigmann Oak Hill Outdoor, Milford
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Kid’s Fun Zone: Inflatables, tricycles, mini golf, and more! Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Live Music by Boon & Lambert The Majestic Pavilion, Arnolds Park

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Live Music at the Party at the Pier Tent Preservation Plaza, Arnolds Park
12:00 PM Live Music by The Sheet The Gardens, Arnolds Park
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM Karaoke and Dance Tunes with Big Nacho The Fish Shack, Okoboji
1:00 PM Bean Bag Toss Tournament, sponsored by The Gardens (12:30PM Check-In) Ice in front of The Gardens, Arnolds Park
1:00 PM Okoboji Summer Theatre Announcement of 2022 Season Okoboji Bible Conference, Arnolds Park
1:00 PM Human Dogsled Races (check-in 12:30pm) Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Smooshing Races Okoboji Boat Works, Okoboji
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Chocolate Classic & Galleria, sponsored by Ingvall Real Estate Team Dickinson County Expo Building, Spirit Lake

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1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Polar Plunge Registration (Plunge at 3 PM), sponsored by Okoboji Motor Company Queen II Ticket Booths, Arnolds Park
1:30 PM Live Music by Rylan Fowler Band Parks Marina/Boat House, East Lake Okoboji
2:00 PM Live Music by The Fishheads Parks Boat Club, East Lake Okoboji
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Glacial Golf & Family Fun Okoboji Bible Camp, Milford
2:30 PM Stein Holding Contest Parks Marina Boat Club, East Lake Okoboji
3:00 PM Polar Plunge, sponsored by Okoboji Motor Company (next to the Queen II) Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Arnolds Park
4:00 PM Arm Wrestling Competition Parks Boat House, East Lake Okoboji
4:00 PM Keg Toss Competition on the Ice The Gardens, Arnolds Park
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Live Music by Tank Anthony Acoustic Captain’s Getaway, Arnolds Park
5:00 PM Live Music by The Jeremy DeWall Band The Gardens, Arnolds Park
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Okoboji Winter Games Kite Festival – Night Kite Show Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Arnolds Park
6:30 PM Fireworks Extravaganza & Burning of the Greens, sponsored by Bank Midwest Preservation Plaza, Arnolds Park
8:00 PM Live Music by Pop Rocks Parks Marina/Barefoot, East Lake Okoboji
9:00 PM Live Music by Above the Covers Captain’s Getaway, Arnolds Park
9:30 PM Live Music by The Fishheads The Gardens, Arnolds Park
10:00 PM – 2:00 AM Live Music by DJ Nate T Portside Pizza Pub, Arnolds Park

Sunday, January 29th
ALL DAY (Weather Pending) Okoboji Winter Games Kite Festival Arnolds Park Amusement Park, Arnolds Park
ALL DAY $5 Ice Skate Rentals & Open Skate Okoboji Boat Works, Okoboji
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Soup and Slide Lakeside Lab Dining Hall, Milford
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Live Music by Sounds Fishy The Gardens, Arnolds Park

 

February 4, 2023, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

VINTAGE OKOBOJI ICE DRAGS

The Ritz

March 8 & 10, 2023, 10:30 am – 11:30 pm

NATURE TOTS

Dickinson County Nature Center

 

May 27, 2023, 9:00 am – May 29, 2023, 5:00 pm

MEMORIAL DAY FLEA MARKET

Treasure Village Mini-Golf

 

July 1, 2023, 9:00 am – July 3, 2023, 5:00 pm

4TH OF JULY FLEA MARKET

Treasure Village Mini-Golf

July 3, 2023, 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm

BIG SPIRT LAKE FIREWORKS

Ainsworth-Orleans Beach

 

July 4, 2023, 10:00 pm – 10:30 pm

4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

Arnolds Park Amusement Park

July 8, 2023

UNIVERSITY OF OKOBOJI TENNIS CLASSIC

Speier Park

 

July 8, 2023

BRASL (BIKE RIDE AROUND SPIRIT LAKE)

Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce

 

July 15, 2023, 6:30 am- 11:00 am

UNIVERSITY OF OKOBOJI HOMECOMING RACES

Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

 

July 29, 2023

UNIVERSITY OF OKOBOJI CYCLING CLASSIC

Florence Park

 

July 30, 2023, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

ANTIQUE & WOODEN BOAT SHOW

Arnolds Park Amusement Park

 

July 30, 2023, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

UNIVERSITY OF OKOBOJI VETTES IN THE PARK

Arnolds Park Amusement Park

 

August 5, 2023

SPORTSMANS 9TH ANNUAL TIKI BICYCLE RIDE

Sportsman’s Pub

 

August 5, 2023, 7:00 am – 10:00 am

UNIVERSITY OF OKOBOJI POINT TO POINT SWIM

Gull Point State Park

 

August 5, 2023, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

ART IN THE PARK

Arnolds Park Preservation Plaza

August 12, 2023

OKOBOJI BLUE WATER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Arnolds Park Preservation Plaza

August 19, 2023, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

9TH ANNUAL BLACK KNIGHTS CAR SHOW

Arnolds Park Preservation Plaza


September 2, 2023 – September 4, 2023

LABOR DAY FLEA MARKET

Treasure Village Mini-Golf