Family fun for everyone!


Families from far and wide will flock to City Park on Saturday for the first ever Bash at the Lake.  Hosted by the nonprofit organization, United to Serve, this all-day celebration will feature bounce houses, a human foosball tournament, food trucks, a dunk tank, fun activities for kids, and an incredible lineup of Christian music.

And the best part?  It’s all FREE to the public!

Here is a rundown of what you can expect on Saturday.

The Chick-Fil-A Tri State Food Truck will be on site, serving up their amazing chicken sandwiches, nuggets, and wraps!  But that’s not all.  There will be a handful of other vendors on site.  From sizzling BBQ fare to delicious tacos to sweet treats, there will surely be something for everyone.  Even popcorn!

In addition to the food truck option, many of our local restaurants will be open and ready to serve all your smiling faces.  You can check out our dining guide to Clear Lake here.


Get ready for those kiddos (and you) to make memories of a lifetime.  The Bash at the Lake has packed in ALL the family fun for you to enjoy!

11:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremony & Family Fun Activities

  • The North Iowa Children’s Museum will be on hand with some of their mobile exhibits, including spin art!
  • Yard games
  • Inflatables
  • Sensory Room
  • Strider Bike Course

11:15 a.m. One Vision Human Foosball Tournament & Dunk Tank

  • Support this fabulous organization who stands and supports those in our community living with disabilities. This fundraiser will help relieve some of the burden for medical costs not covered by Medicare, provide rent relief for those who need it, and provide fun activities and trips for those they serve.
  • The One Vision Dunk Tank will be filled with Clear Lakers just waiting for the splash down!

11:15 a.m. – Doug Gee, Clear Lake Community School District Superintendent

11:40 a.m. – Paul Manternach, MercyOne Northeast Iowa Sr. Vice President, Physician Integration/Chief Medical Officer

12:05 p.m. – Mike Colby, Clear Lake Police Department Chief of Police

12:30 p.m. – Scott Flory, City of Clear Lake, Iowa City Administrator

12:55 p.m. – Mario VanDijk, One Vision CFO

1:20 p.m. – Colleen Frein, Mason City Chamber of Commerce CEO

1:45 p.m. – Stacy Doughan, Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce CEO

2:10 p.m. Dana Brant, City of Clear Lake Iowa Councilman

2:35 p.m. Mark Dodd, One Vision CEO

3:00 p.m. Adam Long, Clear Lake Athletics & Wellness Center Director

1:30 p.m. – Weather Guy Science with Adam Frederick

  • Learn all about weather and how it works in this riveting segment from Adam Frederick.

2:45 p.m.  – Adeline’s Army “A Story of Faith Through Childhood Cancer”

  • Chris Lovell will share about his daughter Adeline’s leukemia battle and how God moved in unbelievable ways in their lives this past year.

Bring your lawn chairs, maybe a blanket to spread on the ground, but don’t expect to spend much time on them because you’ll be up on your feet for these incredible Christian acts.

3:00 p.m. – GO FISH

“Great music for kids – that won’t drive their parents bonkers!”

These two guys are one of the most unique groups in the Christian music industry.  They have an incredible way to reaching kids and teaching them about God – music!  Their songs are high-energy, jump-up-and-down fun from start to finish.

To check them out before the big show, take a peek at their YouTube Channel.

5:00 p.m. – AWAKEN THE DUST

This local group made their debut at the Surf Ballroom this spring as the openers for Cain.  Comprised of five musicians, these North Iowa residents just want to share their love of Jesus through music!

This “hometown crew” is excited to take the stage for the first Bash at the Lake.  And trust me, you won’t want to miss their set.  Awaken the Dust performs top-notch Christian music guaranteed to stir something in your soul.


Arguably one of the biggest names in Christian music – and they’re coming to CLEAR LAKE!  Rend Collective is a Northern Irish Christian folk rock worship band originating from Bangor, Northern Ireland.  They have an eclectic style, utilizing a unique mashup of rock and folk to create worship songs for all ages.

It’s the perfect end to the perfect day at the Lake.  Spend it listening to this amazing group of individuals share their love for God.

The buzz around town is palpable as people are SO excited for this event on Saturday.  As you can imagine, we are anticipating a large crowd for the duration of the entire day.  Plan accordingly for parking and expect delays as traffic will be heavy coming in and out of town.

All in all, it’s going to be one epic day at the Lake.  One you won’t want to miss!