Raising public awareness of water quality issues in the Iowa Great Lakes and beyond.
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.
On a postcard-perfect summer day, August 12, the Okoboji Blue Water Festival unfolded in Preservation Plaza at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park. The all-day family event continued to provide the public with a celebration of clean water while also addressing the challenges of water quality issues in the Iowa Great Lakes and beyond.
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2023 Music Announced
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.
Chase Parsons, professional walleye tournament angler and educator, is going to present the 9 a.m. fishing seminar on Saturday, August 12.
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.
Clean Water Panel added to Festival agenda
A truly exciting educational clean water opportunity has been added to the festival agenda. A State/Local Clean Water Panel Discussion will run from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. under the Big Tent.”