Clear Lake Events

Wednesday, May 29 – Tuesday, June 4, 2024

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Featured Artists
Clear Lake Arts Center Featured Artists for June include: Mike Hassig- Paper Collage, Craig Kienast- Photography, and Jennifer Ostrander- Photography. View their works Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.
Tuesday, May 28 – Saturday, May 29, 10am-4pm
Visit the Clear Lake Art Center websit
Clear Lake Arts Center, 17 S 4th St

Quickbooks Training
Are you struggling with or are new to QuickBooks Online? Join Chad Harrison CPA for a free 1 hour training! We will cover: bank feeds, matching transactions, invoicing & expenses, liabilities vs. assets, and reconciling and identifying problem transactions.
Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Visit Chad Harrison CPA’s website
Clear Lake Athletics & Wellness Center, 115 N 20th St
Call 641-243-7400 to register

Dockside Night with The Mockingbirds
Sit back and enjoy a relaxing evening on the Lady of the Lake Dockside! Feel the fresh air on your face, sway to the music, and relax into the lake lifestyle. Cash bar opens at 5pm. No cover charge.
This week the Mockingbirds perform!
Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Visit the Lady of the Lake on Facebook
Lady of the Lake
Docked downtown at the Seawall

BINGO @173° Craft Distillery
Kickstart your adventure at 173° Craft Distillery! Savor expertly crafted cocktails, mingle with others, have fun, and win prizes!
Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Visit 173° Craft Distillery on Facebook
173° Craft Distillery, 306 1st Ave N
Game card available with purchase of food or drink.

Karaoke @ TAP’d
Karaoke has been moved to Wednesday nights! We’ll still be bringing you the best, MOJO Productions All Star Karaoke! Jared & his crew are constantly updating their song book & coming up with new on stage effects make it so much fun! Open @ 4 to pregame for KARAOKE @ 8!
Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 8:00 PM – midnight
Visit our Facebook Event
TAP’d, 313 Main Avenue

NOW PLAYING: Garfield (PG)
After Garfield’s unexpected reunion with his long-lost father, ragged alley cat Vic, he and his canine friend Odie are forced from their perfectly pampered lives to join Vic on a risky heist.
Thursday, May 30 & Friday, May 31 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Purchase tickets online
Lake Theatre, 4 N 4th Street
$5 adults, $4 children 12 & under

Cards & Creativity
Cards & Creativity meets every Thursday that the library is open at 1:00 p.m. This is a weekly opportunity to meet up with others to play games or engage in your creative outlet of choice. You can work on fiber art, writing, music, drawing, or anything else that inspires you! We’ll provide light refreshments as well as coloring supplies and games for you to use!
Thursday, May 30, 2024, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Visit the Library’s website
Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

Thursdays on Main
The much-awaited Thursdays on Main is kicking off May 30 and it’s going to be an absolute blast!
Start your weekend early at Thursdays on Main! This Chamber summer event series features live entertainment, “Mojo’s Main Ave Cruise-In” classic car show, bounce houses, extended retail store hours, vendor street market, and more!
Main Avenue activities are 6:00-9:00pm
6:30pm Special Entertainment SE corner of City Park: North Iowa Children’s Museum Creative Cargo: Activities onboard include a magnet board with water circuit and gears, giant light bright, wind tunnel, simple machines, and super fun distortion mirrors!
7:00-9:00pm: Live Music on the street stage: The Sweet Nuthins (60’s-90’s Covers)
Thursday, May 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Visit our Facebook event
Downtown Clear Lake

Live Music @ TAP’d
Danny Grause kicks off Thursday’s on Main Afterparty ’24! Danny comes to us from Ames to give us a mixture of country, blues, funk & rock! His favorite artists to cover are Eric Church, Zac Brown Band & Chris Stapleton! Danny also has some originals for us, most notably, Midwest CMO Song of the Year “Man on a Mountain!” Danny takes the stage at 9!
Thursday, May 30, 2024, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Visit the Facebook event
TAP’D, 313 Main Avenue

CL Tel Blood Drive & Toy Donation
We are hosting a Blood Drive and Toy Donation event in honor of Adeline Lovell (daughter of CL Tel COO Chris Lovell and Morgan Lovell), who was diagnosed with Leukemia and has received dozens of blood and platelet transfusions throughout her treatment. The blood drive and toy donation event will take place Friday, May 31st from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall.
We will also be collecting toys to donate to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center Pediatric Unit.
Let’s fill up the CL Tel splicing trailer!
Friday, May 31, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Signup link to donate blood
Zion Lutheran Church – Fellowship Hall – 112 N 4th Street

Live Music @ TAP’d
Friday night we get to bring back one of our original favorites! Jeremy Ober, of the band Brutal Republic, makes the trip over from Fort Dodge to rock out with us for the evening. Jeremy’s favorite artists to cover are the Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, and Led Zeppelin. Jeremy takes the stage at 8!
Friday, May 31, 2024, 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Visit the Facebook event
TAP’D, 313 Main Avenue

Yoga by the Lake
Join us for an energizing and serene experience at Yoga by the Lake! ‍♀️ Every Saturday June through August, head down to the Seawall in downtown Clear Lake at 7am. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking sunrise over the picturesque Clear Lake as our certified instructors guide you through a revitalizing yoga session. No pre-registration needed, making it ideal for weekend visitors. Just bring your mat, wear comfy clothes, and enjoy this drop-in class. Discover the perfect blend of relaxation and invigoration amidst a truly unique setting. Don’t miss out!
Saturday, May 25, 2024, 07:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Visit the event website
Downtown Seawall $2 per session

 Farmers Market
Come out to the Clear Lake Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings! With 50+ vendors each week, you’ll find fresh produce, baked goodies, meats, handmade crafts, coffee, lemonade, and more. Grab a bite from food trucks, enjoy live music, and let the kids have a blast with fun activities. It’s a great way to support local and have a good time!
Saturday, June 1, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Visit the Farmers Market on Facebook
Surf Ballroom Parking Lot – 460 North Shore Drive

 Opening Reception: The Faces I’ve Seen Exhibition
Join the artist for the opening reception of “The Faces I’ve Seen,” a stunning exhibition of 167 oil paintings by Karen Cooper, showcasing captivating everyday expressions. Coffee and donuts provided.
Saturday, June 1, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Visit the Clear Lake Art Center website
Clear Lake Arts Center, 17 S 4th St
This exhibit will be on display in the Hanson Gallery until July 6th. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.

  Jay Allen: Night of Hope Tour
Known for his philanthropic work spurred on by his mother’s passing from Alzheimer’s in 2019, Jay has gone on to raise well over $100 million to help fight the disease.
He’s been featured on NBC’s The Voice, ABC World News, PeopleTV, Pickler & Ben, and in People & Forbes Magazine, among many others. He was selected as The Highway Find on Sirius XM with his song “Sounds Good To Me”, won the 2022 Country Now Awards as Favorite Competition Contestant, was recognized as one of Music Mayhem Magazine’s 2023 Artists to Watch, and is currently on radio tour pushing his first radio single, “No Present Like The Time”, which has been highly reviewed by programming directors nationwide.
Celebrated for his philanthropic work in 2023, Allen was presented The Caregiver Award by The National Alzheimer’s Association, was personally invited to The White House by First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, made history by performing the first ever concert in the U.S. Capitol Building, and successfully concluded his first international tour in the United Kingdom, leading to airplay on BBC.
Jay recently signed a record deal with ONErpm and is currently on his first cross-country headlining tour, Night of Hope.
Saturday, June 1, Doors open at 8:00 PM
Click here for tickets
Surf Ballroom, 460 North Shore Drive
Tickets are $15 advance / $20 at the door

Live Music @ TAP’d
We’ve got a big show for you on a summer Saturday at TAP’d! Michael Moncada comes to us from Nashville as they tour the country with their chart-topping hit “Walk No Line” that has been #1 on the up-and-coming charts for 5 weeks! Michael has a unique rock country style that has taken hold in Nashville and beyond as they quickly grow their audience! Michael’s covers range from Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers and Johnny Cash to Blake Shelton, Morgan Wallen and Tyler Hubbard. Michael has been opening for acts such as Brett Young, The Marshall Tucker Band, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Casey Donahew and many, many more! Michael takes the stage at 9!
Saturday, June 1, 2024, 9:00 PM – Midnight
Visit the Facebook event
TAP’D, 313 Main Avenue

Church in the Park
Whether you’re a lifelong Christian or just exploring faith, everyone is welcome. Held at the bandshell in Clear Lake’s City Park, services run every Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Come and experience a message of truth, life, and community in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Sunday, June 2, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Church in the Park’s Website
City Park

Car Day
Come Join the fun of the 2024 season with our Car Day Special Event! Celebrate and enrich your education on North Iowa history by viewing our exhibits, historic buildings, and see the evolution of model cars from CLASS Car Club & NIVA North Iowa Vintage Auto Club.
Sunday, June 2, 2024, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Visit the Kinney Pioneer Museum’s website
Kinney Pioneer Museum, 9184 265th St, Suite G
$10 adults, $5 children ages 5-11 Museum members receive free admission and a $5 meal

Summer Reading Kickoff
Summer Reading 2024 follows the iREAD theme Read, Renew, Repeat with conservation and environmental themes. Come to the library anytime during the program June 3 – July 19 to register. Children going into 5th grade or younger will register downstairs – those going into 6th grade or above, plus adults, can register upstairs at the desk. Work through the reading log to earn raffle tickets for grand prizes for your age group.
Monday, June 3, 2024, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Visit the Library’s website
Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

O2 Laser Spa Open House
Stop by and explore our aesthetic services! O2 Laser Spa & LUSH Lashes, Brows, Beautiful. Are you looking to achieve a clear, brighter skin complexion? Look no further! Stop by our open house and discover the range of services O2 Laser Spa offers to help you achieve your skincare goals. From facials to laser treatments, we have something for everyone. And LUSH will answer all of your eyelash, brow, and permanent makeup questions! And that’s not all – when you stop by O2 Laser Spa and LUSH open house, you’ll have the chance to be entered in some fabulous door prizes! O2 Laser Spa will have special packages and skin care products available to help you maintain that radiant glow at home. LUSH will be offering a chance to win a Fullset of UV Lashes or Powder Brows! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to pamper yourself and achieve the skin of your dreams.
Monday, June 3, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Visit O2 Laser Spa’s website
14 Plaza Drive & 13 Plaza Drive

Writing Group
Bring a pencil and some paper (or grab your laptop) and join a community of writers. Use the time to work on a project or join in on the prompts and games provided. The group meets from 6:00 – 7:00 pm on Monday nights whenever the library is open.
Monday, June 3, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Visit the Library’s website
Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

Line Dancing with Mary Jo
Free Line Dancing is back at Central Gardens! Join instructor Mary Jo Kennan for a free hour of instruction every Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 at the Fountain Plaza inside the main gates. Anyone wanting to have fun and get some exercise is welcome, regardless of skill level or age. Bring comfortable shoes, a water bottle, and a smile!
Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM (weather permitting)
Visit Central Garden’s website
Central Gardens of North Iowa, 800 2nd Avenue North

Business After Hours hosted by the APCL, Clear Lake Yacht Club, and Clear Lake Sailing Center
You’re invited to a Business After Hours hosted by the Association for the Preservation of Clear Lake, Clear Lake Yacht Club, Clear Lake Sailing Center and the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce First Mates. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn more about these organizations and connect with fellow professionals with the lake as the event’s backdrop. Enjoy refreshments while building valuable connections with other Chamber members. No RSVP required, open to Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce members.
Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Visit the Facebook event
Clear Lake Yacht Club, 103 Main Avenue

Mystery Book Club: Still Life
The Mystery Book Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm in the library. May’s selection is Still Life by Louise Penny. The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines – a place so free from crime it doesn’t even have its own police force. But Gamache knows that evil is lurking somewhere behind the white picket fences and that, if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will start to give up its dark secrets…
Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Visit the Library’s website
Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

Conservation Chat
Join us at the library for six different presentations throughout the summer that coincide with this year’s summer reading theme, “Read, Renew, Repeat.” Together we can gather the tools, resources, and knowledge needed to become a more conservation-minded community. Check the library website for more information about each of these wonderful presentations!
Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Visit the Library’s website
Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

Live Music at the Landing
Mr. Jeff Music performs live at the Landing!
Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Visit the Landing’s Facebook
The Landing on Clear Lake, 1603 South Shore Drive