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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.

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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!

Storm Lake Farmers Market

Locally-grown produce, homemade baked goods, local honey, farm-fresh eggs, and much more! The official start of the 2023 Storm Lake Farmers’ Market season is Saturday, June 17th! The Farmers Market will be in parking lot C from 8 am-noon every Saturday until October 14th. Thursday evenings will begin on June 22nd from 4 pm to Read More

Date(s): June 18th - October 15th

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Star-Spangled Spectacular

Free, family fun along the shores of Storm Lake, July 3-4 each year. Music, the Big Parade, food & shopping vendors, Classic Car Cruise, Ride-Run, fireworks, Patriotic Ceremony, a Kiddie Parade, and more! For all details please visit starspangledspectacular.net. Sign up for the Ride-Run at https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/StormLake/RideRun

Date(s): July 3-4, 2023

Time: all day

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Ridiculous Days

Storm Lake, Iowa – Get ready to “Reel in the Savings” during Storm Lake’s annual Ridiculous Days!   Join Storm Lake United businesses for our annual Ridiculous Days just in time to find some back-to-school bargains. Stop by your favorite stores for ridiculous in-store deals, bargain blow-outs, and sidewalk sales, beginning July 13th and running Read More

Date(s): July 6th - July 8th 2023

Time: Storm Lake Business Hours

Wood, Wine, & Blues

Mark your calendars and save the date for Storm Lake, Iowa’s annual Wood, Wine & Blues Festival, Friday, August 18th through Sunday, August 20th in beautiful Sunset Park. Wood, Wine & Blues consists of a three-day chainsaw carving competition with six chainsaw artists from across the country. During this competition, guests are encouraged to watch Read More

Date(s): August 18th - 20th, 2023

Time: All Day


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