Special Events

Grand Opening

Happening Right Now!

Special Events

STORM LAKE UNITED’S  – “What I Love About the City Beautiful” Photo Submission

Take a photograph and show us why Storm Lake is “The City Beautiful.”

Storm Lake United is updating our marketing materials and website and need your photos to showcase our incredible community. Images may include private or public landscapes and nature, buildings and structures, parks and landmarks, or people and still life photography from any season. Photos should be taken in Storm Lake and the surrounding area. Each photo must be accompanied by a brief description, as well as when and where the photo was taken.

Planning an Event?

If you’re planning an event, let us know!
Submit an event

Do It All Right Here!

In Storm Lake, we know how to have a good time! Spice up your calendar with concerts, celebrations, educational events and just plain fun things to do!

Whether you’re enjoying some music under a canopy of trees or some cool competition during the Extreme Winter Games, here are just a few of the special events hosted in and around Storm Lake each year!

Lighthouse Summer Concert Series – July 24 – Neil Anders & the Brothers Merritt

Storm Lake United’s Lighthouse Summer Concert Series and the City of Storm Lake proudly presents: NEIL ANDERS & THE BROTHERS MERRITTFREE CONCERT IN THE PARK SUNSET PARK – BANDSHELLSTORM LAKE, IOWA Spectators may bring in alcoholic beverages. No keg beer.

Date(s): July 24, 2021

Time: 8pm - 11pm

More Information

Lighthouse Summer Concert Series

Bring your blankets and chairs and find your perfect spot on the Great Lawn or take to the lake and experience the concert from the water. Join us for Storm Lake United’s Lighthouse Concert Series May through August. Free live music in a beautiful outdoor setting. June 28 La Exclusiva Banda Trankzitozs  sponsored by the Read More

Date(s): May through August 2021

Time: TBA

More Information

Sip, Sample and Shop

Sip, Sample, and Shop during Storm Lake United’s Holiday Open House. This annual event is a chance for shoppers to preview new holiday products, check some gifts off their list and sample some food and drink. 

Chills and Thrills

Date(s): Saturday, October 30, 2021

Time: 10am to Noon

Farmers Market

Offering fresh fruits and veggies, flowers and homemade goodies, Storm Lake’s Farmers Market provides a place for locals to sell their produce, and health-conscious shoppers can fill their shopping bags with the freshest fare! June-October in front of BV County Courthouse (600 Erie Street) in Parking Lot C. Saturdays 8:00AM-12:00PM and Thursdays 4:00PM-6:00PM. Saturdays 8:00 Read More

More Information

Taste of Storm Lake

Thursday nights from June-September. Support local non-profits and enjoy a quick, delicious meal.

Date(s): Thursday nights from June 17 through September 12

Sassy Saturday

Join your friends and enjoy retail therapy! This year instead of one Saturday you will have the opportunity to save big on 4 Saturdays:  October 2, 9, 16 and 23. Take advantage of great deals while supporting a worthy cause. Proceeds from the sale of P.I.N.K. bracelets go to P.I.N.K. at BVRMC. Be sure to Read More

Date(s): 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

Wood, Wine and Blues

The blues are playing and the chainsaws are buzzing! Watch local artists transform trees into works of art while you enjoy samples of some of Iowa’s best wines. (Past year’s sculptures dot the streets where visitors can enjoy them all year long!) 2021 event details coming soon.

Date(s): Friday, August 20 – Sunday, August 22, 2021


Each February, Buena Vista University students, Storm Lakers and visitors bundle up to ice skate, snowshoe, ice fish, and do some cross-country skiing. Ice bowling, ice sculpture and broomball games will also take place on February 9th, weather permitting. Participants will be eligible for prize drawings made available by BVU and Storm Lake United.

Date(s): February

More Information

Share the Love

February 1 – 5 features prizes and a downtown Chocolate Walk on Saturday, February 12th!  Register at participating businesses for prizes including a stay at King’s Pointe Resort and a $50 gift card to the Regatta restaurant.

Date(s): February 1-5, 2021

More Information


  • (712) 732.3780
  • (800) 752.4692


  • 119 W 6th St - PO Box 584
  • Storm Lake, IA 50588