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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!

Taste of Storm Lake

Summer months bring longer days, shorter nights, and busier schedules. Fortunately, Storm Lake United has a way to give Mom and Dad a break from cooking and the chance to support local non-profits. That’s right! A Taste of Storm Lake is back starting in Jun 2022! Taste of Storm Lake is a weekly summer event Read More

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Storm Lake Farmers Market

Locally-grown produce, homemade baked goods, local honey, farm-fresh eggs, and much more! The official start of the 2022 Storm Lake Farmers’ Market season is Saturday, June 18th! The Farmers Market will be in parking lot C from 8 am-noon every Saturday until October 15th. Thursday evenings will begin on June 23rd from 4 pm to Read More

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

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Wood, Wine, & Blues

Mark your calendars and save the date for Storm Lake, Iowa’s annual Wood, Wine & Blues Festival, Friday, August 19th through Sunday, August 21st in beautiful Sunset Park. Wood, Wine & Blues consists of a three-day chainsaw carving competition with a record eight chainsaw artists from across the country. During this competition, guests are encouraged Read More

Date(s): August 19th - 21st 2022

Time: All Day

Storm Lake Proud Multicultural Festival

Join us for a celebration of the diverse and unique cultures that are rooted in Storm Lake, Iowa. This celebration will include the music, dance, food and traditions from countries all over the world. This is a family friendly event with kids activities including a talent show, arts and crafts, performances and art.

Date(s): September 10, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m-6:00 p.m.

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Storm Lake Charity Kickball Tournament

Join us for a fun filled family day for a cause! Funds raised from this kickball tournament will benefit SLU non-profit organizations and a scholarship fund for underprivileged students. Local businesses will be invited to sponsor a company team. Community members can also participate. Local non-profit businesses are invited to set up a refreshment or Read More

Date(s): Saturday September 24, 2022

Time: 10 a.m.-funished

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OctoberFest 2022

Join us for the 1st Annual Oktoberfest Celebration in Storm Lake, Iowa. This tradition autumn family friendly festival will kick off with a German bratwurst feast at 6:00 p.m., will have Oktoberfest seasonal beer for purchase, feature live music from Malek’s Fishermen sponsored by Long Lines from 7:00-11:00 p.m. and kids activities throughout the evening. Read More

Date(s): October 22, 2022

Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Chills & Thrills

Chills & Thrills is Storm Lake United’s Halloween Event that takes place in Downtown Storm Lake each year on the weekend of or before Halloween. Buena Vista University student organizations and local businesses gather on Main Street and set up tables to give out candy and host activities for the kids of Storm Lake and Read More

Date(s): October 29, 2022

Time: 10am - 12pm

Storm Lake Holiday Open House

Storm Lake – Get ready to Sip, Sample, and Shop your way through Storm Lake United’s Holiday Open House, Friday, November 11th to Sunday, November 13th. This annual event is a chance for shoppers to find unique and memorable gifts, clothing, jewelry, décor, and much more! You also have a chance to register at participating Read More

Date(s): November 11-13, 2022

Time: Business Hours

Miracle on Lake Avenue

Make plans to attend Miracle on Lake Avenue on Thursday, December 8th 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 and stop by various Read More

Date(s): December 8, 2022

Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

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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  • (800) 752.4692


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