Get Ready for a Week of Fun in Clear Lake with the Retail Holiday Preview and more!

With the air getting crisp and leaves taking on vibrant hues (plus a few snowflakes!), Clear Lake is gearing up for an exciting week packed with community events and festivities.  This week is also supporting the local businesses that make Clear Lake shine as the holiday season nears. Mark your calendars and get ready for another fun week at the lake! For more details, plus more fun activities, visit our events calendar and sign up for our weekly events email!

Monday: Clear Lake City Council Candidate Forum

Kicking off the week is an opportunity to engage with the local political scene. The Clear Lake City Council Candidate Forum promises to be an insightful event, offering a platform for community members to voice their concerns and learn about the candidates’ visions for the city. Bring your friends and neighbors!

Here’s a quick breakdown of the hourlong event:

– A short welcome and overview.
– Two question rounds.
– Round One: Five questions that will help voters understand the candidates’ priorities, vision, and capabilities. Each candidate will have 1½ minutes per answer.
– Round Two: Four audience questions, drawn from submitted index cards. Again, 1½ minutes per answer.
– A two-minute closing statement from each candidate.

Audience ground rules:

– Applause at the end only.
– No interruptions.
– Questions should be forward-looking and clear.
– Let’s showcase respectful local democracy.

Can’t attend in person? Catch the stream on our Facebook page!

Tuesday: Trick or Treat 5:30-7:30pm

Clear Lake invites you to a delightful evening of Trick or Treating throughout the community from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We’re sure you’ll see lots of Barbies, Ninja Turtles, Witches, Princesses, and Bluey roaming the streets!

Wednesday: VFW Bean Bag Night is back!

Time to unleash your competitive side at the VFW Bean Bag Night! It’s a perfect mid-week treat for those looking to unwind and connect with friends in these cooler months.

Thursday: Clear Lake Retail Holiday Preview

Our local boutiques are decked out for the holidays as Clear Lake retailers warmly open their doors for the annual Clear Lake Retail Holiday Preview. Embrace the festive atmosphere and explore our local businesses, each offering charming gifts and goodies during this community open house shopping event. Hours & special offers vary by location, visit our Shop Local Clear Lake page for updates.

Friday & Saturday: Live Music at Tap’d and 173 Distillery

Live music is Clear Lake’s specialty! Enjoy local talent at Tap’d and 173 Distillery all weekend – it’s the perfect opportunity to support local artists and enjoy the live music scene of Clear Lake!

Sunday: CLHS Drama Club Presents CLUE: The High School Edition

You won’t want to miss the Clear Lake High School Drama Club’s production of CLUE: The High School Edition!  Support these talented students and enjoy a fun performance that’s bound to leave you thrilled and entertained as the classic mystery board game comes to life on stage at E.B. Stillman Auditorium.


As we wrap up October and roll into the holiday season, we want to give a reminder of the significance of shopping local and supporting the businesses that form the backbone of our community. By patronizing local shops, restaurants, and businesses, we contribute to the growth and vitality of Clear Lake. Local businesses not only provide unique products and services but also create job opportunities, support local economies, and contribute to the distinctive charm of our town.