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Summer Must-Do Events In The Iowa Great Lakes Region

Posted by Eric Hoien on Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 8:19am.

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The Iowa Great Lakes region is an ideal place to spend your summer, a calm and family-friendly enclave where there is always plenty to do. Locals are truly year-round adventurers, taking advantage of the rich landscapes and culture throughout every single season. The area is bursting with a variety of classic attractions, events, and festivities that truly embody the local atmosphere. If you're considering moving here, it's a smart idea to get a taste of what the region an offer. Here are some of the most anticipated events coming up in the Iowa Great Lakes Region!

The 61st Season of Okoboji Summer Theatre

Hosted by Stephens College, the 61st Season of Okoboji Summer Theatre shows that this summer tradition was built to last and is a true community fixture. For 60 years, the program has put on over 550 plays to an audience of 1.5 million people. The resources and artists that this well-established theatre boasts contribute to the exceptional quality of its productions and its beloved status in the community. This summer, the theatre will host a large number of outstandingly produced shows, including the following exciting prospects:

  • Leaving Iowa
  • I Ought to Be In Pictures
  • Annie
  • The Miracle Worker
  • Not Now, Darling
  • A Grand Night For Singing
  • Over the River & Through the Woods
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie

Arnolds Park Amusement Park

Located in Arnolds Park, this exciting amusement park is perfectly suited for maximum summer fun. 2018 season passes will grant you access to a wealth of rides, and games, beachfront fun and boating along the lakeshore, a maritime museum, world-class scuba diving, and much more. In addition, the amusement park is the site of plenty of amazing concerts and musical events with country, rock n'roll, pop, and folk hits to keep you dancing the summer nights away.

Sports Events In The Great Lakes Region

Summer favorites like the Annual Couples Tournament at Spencer Golf & Country Club and the Boji Blowout Disc Golf Tournament at Dickinson County Nature Center may have passed already, but they only hint at the exciting events to come that will keep you active and enjoying the fresh air. Everything from golf camps and stand up paddleboard yoga to trail riding, community hikes, sailing, and yoga in the park are available to help you experience the outdoors during our warmer months.

Okoboji Classic Cars

Although this is a year-round attraction, it is a long-time favorite for those who head to the region just for the summer, as well as anyone wanting to experience a fascinating piece of local heritage. The Okoboji Classic Cars Museum showcases a slice of life in decades past in the Iowa Great Lakes region. You'll be whisked back to a simpler time as you browse beautiful automobiles in a time-appropriate setting. Don't forget to inquire about any of your favorites — the car you just admired may very well be for sale! There is also a cute gift shop to explore; tours cost $12 per person.

Contact Hoien Realty if you're interested in being part of the incredible Iowa Great Lakes community. Keep checking our up-to-date blog for the latest advice and event information for the region!

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