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First Mates

​The First Mates Committee's major activities include ribbon cuttings, customer service award presentations, hosting Business After hours, attending civic function, parades, celebrations, and other events directed by the club. First Mates Application
Co-Chairs: Natalie Plagge- Clear Lake Bank & Trust  & Tyler Weigel -CLBT Insurance

Earth Day

Held the week surrounding Earth Day, Clear Lake Earth Days activities include a 5k/10K Race, Earth Day Green Expo / Business After Hours at the Surf Ballroom, various programs at the Clear Lake Public Library and Clear Lake Arts Center, and a Community Clean Up.
Co-Chairs - Jan Lovell, CL Tel & Deb Tesar

July 4th Celebration

This multi-day celebration is the largest annual event in Clear Lake, and includes a carnival, live entertainment nightly, traditional parade, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display over the lake on July 4th at 10pm.
Chairperson, Alice Hanley-Alpha Media USA

Chamber Golf Fundraiser

The annual Golf FUNdraiser features golf, huge raffle, and fun on the course! Dinner and awards ceremony follows.

Thursdays on Main

This weekly event runs from mid-June through mid-August and features live music, street vendors, many downtown stores stay open late, children's activities like the ever-popular bounce house and kiddie hand-powered train ride, all topped off with a free movie in City Park.​

Harvest Festival

Held the first Saturday in October. Live jazz, wine sampling, craft vendors, a huge farmer’s market and more at this annual fall festival!
Chairman, Al Ashland, Hall Realty

Christmas by the Lake

Held the first Saturday in December. Ring in the holiday season with family fun for all ages! On Saturday, the free activities include a petting zoo, Dickens characters, craft show, chili cook-off, visits with Santa, activities, the magnificent lighted parade and fireworks over the frozen lake!

  • Enjoy a special holiday concert at the Surf Ballroom Saturday evening.
  • Additional events in Clear Lake during the festival weekend include the Festival of Trees Friday-Sunday at Opportunity Village, annual Holiday Tour of
  • Homes on Saturday, and a Polar Bear Dip for charity is held on Sunday.

Chairman, Gene Madson - Wilcox Furniture