Thursdays on Main

Start your weekend early at Thursdays on Main!

Dates: May 30, 2024 – August 15, 2024 –  Each Thursday Except July 4, 2023)
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Start your weekend early at Thursdays on Main! This Chamber event features live entertainment, “Mojo’s Main Ave Cruise-In” classic car show, bounce houses, extended retail store hours, vendor street market, and more!

Activities Include:
6:00 p.m. – Special Entertainment on the corner of Main Avenue and 3rd Street, southeast of City Park
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Live Music on the corner of Main Avenue and 4th Street, next to Larson’s Mercantile

For more up-to-date information, click to visit our Facebook page.

Entertainment Schedule

Thursday, May 30
Special Entertainment: North Iowa Children’s Museum Creative Cargo
Live Music: The Sweet Nuthins

Thursday, June 6
Special Entertainment: Clear Lake Robotics Club
Live Music: Kurt Allen Band

Thursday, June 13
Special Entertainment: Kinney Pioneer Museum
Live Music: The Mockingbirds

Thursday, June 20
Special Entertainment: Meet & Greet Bluey & Paw Patrol
Live Music: Deja Blue

Thursday, June 27
Special Entertainment: Clear Lake Arts Center
Live Music: The Kraft Brothers

Thursday, July 11
Special Entertainment: Clear Lake Athletics & Wellness Center
Live Music: Betty & the Gents

Thursday, July 18
Special Entertainment: Singin’ at the Surf Performances
Live Music: Split Second Band

Thursday, July 25
Special Entertainment: Clear Lake Police Department
Live Music: Dirty Champagne

Thursday, August 1
Special Entertainment: Clear Lake Athletics & Wellness Center
Live Music: County Line Drive

Thursday, August 8
Special Entertainment:
Surf Music Enrichment Center Instrument Petting Zoo (Bandshell)
Clear Lake High School Band Drumline (SE Corner City Park)
Live Music: Come Back Buddy

Thursday, August 15
Special Entertainment: Back to School Night
Dunk Tank Fundraiser for CL Schools &
Clear Lake High School Dance Team
Live Music: Bear Creek Band

Vendor Information

Any questions or concerns can be directed to our Events Coordinator at jennifer@clearlakeiowa.com.

Food & Beverage Vendors:

Due to overwhelming response of food & beverage vendor inquiries, each application will be reviewed by our event staff and we will respond with a confirmation email and payment link if accepted.

Food and Beverage Vendors are individuals or businesses that sell freshly prepared food and beverages intended to be consumed on-site. This category includes any type of food truck, beverage truck, dessert truck, food cart, or vendor that provides meals or substantial food items.

Food Truck Vendor Rates:
Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Members: $675/season, $75 Drop In
Non-Members: $950/season, $105 Drop In

Click here for Food & Beverage Vendor application. 

General Vendors:

General vendors are individuals or businesses that sell a variety of non-food items or pre-packaged goods. This category includes, but is not limited to, the following types of products: jewelry, handcrafted goods, artwork and crafts, clothing and accessories, home décor, pre-packaged baked goods, or other similar items. Vendors in this category should not be selling food or beverages intended to be consumed on-site as a meal.

Please review the following rules before clicking the application link below:

General Vendor Rates (for a 10×10 space)
Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Members: $125/season, $15 Drop In
Non-Members: $250/season, $30 Drop In
Scroll down for application link after reviewing vendor rules.

Vendor Rules

1.  Vendor applications are subject to review and approval; submission of an application does not guarantee participation.  You will only receive correspondence if your application is NOT approved, at which your application will be refunded.

2.  Vendors are not allowed to sell or display items deemed by Event staff to be obscene, political, dangerous, or illegal. Complaints and/or concerns will be addressed and resolved by the Event staff.

3.  Electricity is limited and only available near City Park.  Vendors must communicate with Event staff if this is needed.

4.  The Event staff and Board of Directors have the right to refuse any vendor that provides products or services that do not fit the criteria or meet the needs of the expected attendees.

5.  A vendor map layout will be emailed each week with their designated number and location.  It is the vendor’s responsibility to check their location EACH WEEK, as circumstances arise to adjust spots.  Previous location is not guaranteed.

6.  Exclusivity is not guaranteed.

7.   Vendors may NOT arrive before 5 p.m. day of event and must be set up by 6 p.m.  Vendors must vacate the event by 10 p.m.

8.   Vendors must stay for the entirety of the event.

9.   Vendors cannot use public trash receptacles for disposal of vendor-produced trash.  Vendors are responsible for cleaning up their area and removal of any garbage. This will be closely monitored. *Violators may be prohibited from future events* There is a dumpster on the SW corner of City Park for your use.

10.  Event spaces for trailers are limited and assigned to designated areas for the safety of the public and other vendors.  Trailers will be required to unhook from vehicles and park off-site, unless approved by Event staff.

11.  Loading and unloading zones are allowed near booth spaces before and after event hours.  Place your vendor permit in the dash to avoid being towed. Pemits can be picked up at the Chamber office or requesting one be mailed.  PLEASE respect other vendors by allowing them space and time to unload. We also ask that when unloading, you do so in the most efficient manner as we realize time is limited.

12.  Spaces may not be sold or given to other individuals.

13.  Event staff will monitor any weather issues and concerns that arise.  Cancellations will be posted on our website and Facebook.  It is the vendor’s responsibility to monitor any changes, cancellations and use their own discretion.  There will be no refunds due to the weather.

14.  Vendors are responsible to notify the Event staff if unable to attend. No refunds issued if less than 7 days prior to event.  Absence with or without communication with Event staff may result in termination of your space and/or placed on the waiting list.

NONCOMPLIANCE WITH ANY VENDOR RULE MAY RESULT IN FORFEITURE IN FUTURE EVENTS.

Click here for General Vendor application.

Cornerstone Sponsors

Pritchard Family Auto Store Logo

Stage Sponsor

First Citizens

Gold Sponsors

Clear Lake Bank & Trust
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Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Cookies Etc Logo
Community Health Center Logo
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Bounce House Sponsors

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Band Sponsors

If you would like to sponsor a band, reach out to Trish!

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