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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!

Buena Vista County Foundation – Fall 2021 Grant Cycle

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2021 Grant Cycle. The application form can be downloaded from the foundation’s web page at www.bvcountyfoundation.com or requested by email at bvcfoundation@gmail.com. The deadline for turning in applications in the Fall 2021 round of grants is 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 30, 2021. The foundation will accept Read More

Date(s): DEADLINE - Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:00 PM

“STORM LAKE” Film – Vista 3

Storm Lake will be screening in Storm Lake, Iowa! Come see the documentary about the Storm Lake Times that the Hollywood Reporter called an “elegiac heartland portrait…colored by the hope of endurance, both for the newspaper and the community it represents.” Several screenings available visit – Fridley Theaters- Vista 3


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Storm Lake United Coffee – United Community Health Center

Please join us for a Storm Lake United Coffee at United Community Health Center. Come learn about their new providers and take a tour of the newly renovated building. This event is free and open to the public.

Date(s): Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Time: 10:30 AM

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BVU Football v. Luther College – Community Game

To thank the local community for its support, Buena Vista University (BVU) will host its football Community Game—free of charge—at Peterson Field on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m. The public is invited to watch the BVU Beavers take on Luther College and enjoy BVU Athletic Bands’ Marching Blue and BVU’s Cheer and Dance teams. Read More

Date(s): SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM

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BV County Conservation Board – Dutch Oven Cooking -Soups & Stews

Fall is upon us and so is soup weather! Learn the basics of cooking soups and stews in Dutch ovens. The Dutch oven program will be held in the South Shelter Area at Buena Vista County Conservation Park on Friday, September 24th at 5:30 PM. Naturalist Katie will present the basics of cooking soups and Read More

Date(s): Friday, September 24, 2021

Time: 5:30 PM

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Jones Nursery Pumpkin Patch & Petting Zoo

First 50 people will receive a gift from BVRMC! A portion of the proceeds benefit BVRMC. SCHEDULE: Thursday, September 30, 2021 -12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Friday, October 1, 2021 – 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Saturday, October 2, 2021 – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sunday, October 3, 2021 – 11:00 AM – 3:00 Read More


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BV County Conservation Board – Fall Fun Day 2021

Join the Buena Vista County Conservation Staff for our annual Fall Fun Day on Saturday, October 9th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. All the fun will take place in The Timber Ridge Campground at Buena Vista County Conservation Park. We will have many different activities going on for families. Come trick or treating in the Read More

Date(s): Saturday, October 9, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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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 8:00 AM-12:00 PM and Thursdays 4:00 Read More

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Chills and Thrills

It’s time to trick or treat, fill your bags full of sweets and see all the little lake creatures walking down the street! Scare up some fun during Chills and Thrills “Lake Creatures” October 30th from 10 am to noon! Our Storm Lake United business members will make sure this will be a monstrous event Read More

Date(s): Saturday, October 30, 2021

Time: 10am to Noon

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

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. 

Miracle On Lake Avenue

Storm Lake’s annual Miracle On Lake Avenue is scheduled for Thursday, December 2nd. The fun starts at 6:15 PM with the holiday lighted parade illuminating downtown and followed by a tree lightening ceremony on the BV County Court House lawn. Find kids activities downtown and warming stations in store all along the parade route. Listen Read More

Date(s): Thursday, December 2, 2021

Time: 6:15 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


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