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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!

Kick It Forward Mini Pitch Project

Help us build a Mini-Pitch at Chautauqua Park in Storm Lake!  Join the City of Storm Lake, Kick It Forward, Musco Lighting and members of your community, all working together to provide greater opportunities to the youth in Buena Vista County.  The completed Mini-Pitch will be located at Chautauqua Park in Storm Lake. Watch the Read More

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Santa’s Castle – Open for 2021 Season

Santa’s Castle began in 1962 with the purchase of four animated elves for $150 and now is regarded as one of the largest and most valuable displays of antique, animated Christmas characters in the world. These unique figures once graced the store windows of some of the finest department stores in the world. They have Read More

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Miracle On Lake Avenue – Cozy Up For Christmas

Make plans to attend Miracle on Lake Avenue on Thursday, December 2nd in Storm Lake. With so many activities for you and your family to enjoy, you won’t want to miss this awesome annual holiday celebration!  The night kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with various activities sponsored by Storm Lake retailers! This year’s kid’s activities Read More

Date(s): Thursday, December 2, 2021

Time: 6:15 PM

Neil Anders -Performing at Lake Ave Lounge

After Miracle on Lake Avenue be sure to head over to Lake Ave Lounge and get warm and cozy while you enjoy a free live music performance by Neil Anders. Neil will be performing live from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Neil Anders is a singer songwriter out of northwest Iowa. Having played extensively with Read More

Date(s): THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2 , 2021

Time: 7:30 - 10:30 PM

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Wassail Party – Witter Gallery After Hours

Witter Gallery hosts another show in the performing arts series. Witter After Hours with Touch of Broadway. Witter Gallery celebrates the holiday season with a traditional Wassail Party on Friday, December 3 at 5:30PM. Enjoy music and song plus the arts with the scheduled December and January gallery show. “Quilt Sew-Ciety 40th Anniversary Exhibition. Touch Read More

Date(s): FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2020

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

North Country Christmas – Kat Perkins

Storm Lake Community Education Performing Arts presents North Country Christmas featuring Kat Perkins. Christmas is Kat Perkin’s favorite time of year! A Kat Perkins Christmas is an incredible blend of traditional Christmas songs with Kat’s modern spin. She incorporates her audience in fun crowd participation holiday songs. She has created a fun, rockin’ show to Read More

Date(s): SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM

Santa’s Secret Workshop

Storm Lake St. Mary’s School will operate Santa’s Secret Workshop again this year after takinglast year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshop will be located at Our Place (114 E. 3 rd St.,Storm Lake) once again. Hours of operation this year will be as follows: Saturday, December 4: 10am –2pm, Saturday, December 11: Read More


Time: 10 AM - 2 PM

BV County Conservation Board – Natural Ornaments

Join the naturalist and get into the holiday spirit. Spend the afternoon making homemade ornaments and drinking cocoa. We will provide pine boughs, feathers, berries, pine cones, nuts, glue guns, glue, glitter, and more. We will provide samples of ornaments to make or make your own. The program will be held on Saturday, December 4th Read More

Date(s): Saturday, December 4, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM

“Storm Lake” Documentary Film

“Storm Lake” Documentary depicts the triumph and struggle of our local newspaper – The Storm Lake Times “Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Art Cullen and his family fight to unite and inform their Iowan farming community through their biweekly newspaper, The Storm Lake Times—come hell or pandemic.” “Dark clouds hang over the cornfields of Storm Lake, Iowa, Read More

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LSI Presents -Connections Matter

Dr. Willa Casstevens an Associate Professor Social Work at Buena Vista University will provide an overview on the subject of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) during the CONNECTIONS MATTER forum. Event will take place at St. Mark Lutheran Church located at 1614 W 5th Street in Storm Lake. Connections Matter in Early Childhood Connections Matter in Read More

Date(s): MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM

Duo Baldo

The musical comedy team Duo Baldo is renowned violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi. Their critically acclaimed performances combine virtuosic performances, theatrical humor, and pop culture. You don’t need a musicology degree to enjoy their show. You just need to want an evening that will make you smile, make you laugh, and remind you Read More

Date(s): SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2022

Time: 7:30 PM

Crocodile Rockin’ – Elton John Tribute w/ Jim Witter

Ready! Steady! Go! for this rollicking romp through wonders of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s incredible music making! Audiences will see for themselves why Elton is one of the world’s most beloved icons with his voice, his piano virtuosity, the unmatched catalogue of hit songs and of course his dynamic and energetic performances.  No matter Read More

Date(s): FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022

Time: 7:30 PM


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