Raising public awareness of water quality issues in the Iowa Great Lakes and beyond.

Donate Now for 2023!

Sponsor the 2023 festival in one easy step. You can make a donation by clicking on the Donate icon at the top of the page to join the ranks of supporters for next summer's event.

The Okoboji Blue Water Festival supports the stewardship of clean water and other natural resources through participation, education and celebration. 

Come and share the experience that is designed for all ages. 


2023 Music Announced

Elle King

AJ Croce

All Free, All Day

The theme of the Festival is clean water. We are committed to bringing this event free to the general public to instill the importance of water quality.

David Thoreson Images of the 
2022 Blue Water Festival


David Thoreson Images of the 
2022 Blue Water Festival




Fishing Seminar

Chase Parsons, professional walleye tournament angler and educator, is going to present the 10 a.m. fishing seminar on Saturday, August 12.

Keynote Speaker

Festival directors have contracted with Jon Bowermaster to be the keynote speaker at next summer's festival. Bowermaster has Iowa connections as a Drake University graduate and a past visitor to Okoboji.

2022 Year In Review

Collaborative efforts between federal, state and local organizations, groups and dedicated individuals have kept the Iowa Great Lakes on the cutting edge of water quality initiatives into the 21st century. This video showcases just some of the clean water projects that have been accomplished in the last several years. Many more are currently underway.