Clear Lake Events

Thursday, March 28 – Wednesday, April 3, 2024

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Throwback Tourism Logos Pop Up Shop Open Through April 5!
You asked for throwback tourism logo merch and we heard you! Check out this limited-edition (and limited time) lineup of tees, tanks, and sweatshirts with the vintage Clear Lake tourism logos you love!
These items are only available until Fri, Apr 5, 2024 so shop now!

Pastel Places Exhibit
A beautiful collection of landscape pastels by Colorado artist, Linda Mangan.
Exhibit runs through March 30, 2024
Visit the Art Center’s Website
Clear Lake Arts Center Hansen Gallery, 17 S 4th St

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, March 28, 2024, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Click here to visit the Library’s website!
Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

NOW PLAYING: Ghostbusters Frozen Empire (PG-13)
In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.
Thursday, March 28 & Friday, March 29 at 7:00PM
Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31 at 1:00PM, 4:00PM, & 7:00PM
Purchase tickets online
Lake Theatre, 4 N 4th Street
$5 adults, $4 children 12 & under

Lake Time’s Trivia Thursday
Join us for Trivia Thursdays! Come enjoy your favorite craft beer while you compete with your friends to win prizes and bragging rights!
Thursday, March 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Visit Lake Time Brewery on Facebook
Lake Time Brewery, 801 Main Avenue

Karaoke @ TAP’d
Week # 52 for fifty two weeks we’ve brought you the best karaoke service we could find, Mojo Productions All Star Karaoke! Jared & his crew are constantly updating their song book & coming up with new on stage effects to make it so much fun! Whether you love to sing or just want to watch, karaoke night is a hoot! Open @ 4 to pregame for karaoke @ 8!
Thursday, March 28, 2024, 8:00 PM – midnight
Click here to visit our Facebook Event!
TAP’d, 313 Main Avenue

Live Music @ TAP’d
Friday night we bring back one of our favorites from Des Moines, Jake Schrodt! Jake plays a wide variety of country and rock from Chris Stapleton and Tyler Childers to Van Morrison, Bill Withers, Tom Petty and a whole lot more! Jake’s shows are always a party playing all your favorite country and rock songs while mixing in your fun requests! He will literally play anything! Jake takes the stage at 9!
Friday, March 29, 2024, 9:00 PM – midnight
Click here to visit the Facebook event!
TAP’d, 313 Main Avenue

Clear Lake Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt
This is a free event for children Ages 2 – 3rd Grade. Age groups will be divided to hunt in separate areas of the gardens. Each age group will have the opportunity to find a GOLDEN EGG and win an Easter Basket! Baskets courtesy of Clear Lake Rotary. -Bring your camera and have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! In case of bad weather, the hunt will be located indoors at the Clear Lake Wellness Center.
Saturday, March 30, 2024, 10:00 AM
Visit the Facebook event
Central Gardens of North Iowa, 800 2nd Ave N

Lake Time Brewery’s Easter Keg Hunt
Join us for our third annual Easter Keg hunt! Saturday, March 30th from 1-3pm, watch our social media for hints to where 6 kegs are hidden around Clear Lake. Find a keg, bring it to the taproom, and claim your prize. Happy Hunting!
Saturday, March 30, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Visit Lake Time Brewery on Facebook!
Lake Time Brewery, 801 Main Avenue

Live Music @ 173° Craft Distillery
Local favorites, The Sweet Nuthins – a four-piece rock group from Mason City, Iowa specializing in 60’s-90’s covers – will be live in the taproom at 173 Craft Distillery! Kickstart your adventure at 173 Craft Distillery.
Saturday, March 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Visit 173° Craft Distillery on Facebook
173° Craft Distillery, 306 1st Ave N

Live Music at Elly’s
Kraft Brothers are back at Elly’s.
Saturday, March 30, 2024, 7:00 PM
Visit Elly’s on Facebook
Surf Ballroom, 460 North Shore Dr

Charcuterie, Cocktails, & Comedy
Hosted by: The Other Guys Starring: De’Angilo Funches and Matt Weis. Must be 21 to attend. $25 per person (admission includes individual charcuterie cup, access to a full bar, and lots of laughs. You may also reserve a table for $250 (seats 10) and will receive a charcuterie board for all 10. Call or text Angie to reserve your spot today, 641-529-2520
Saturday, March 30, 2024, Doors open at 7:00 PM
Visit Winan Creek Barn on Facebook
Winan Creek Barn, 708 342nd St Hanlontown

Live Music @ TAP’d
You don’t want to miss Saturday night when we bring back another big name from the Des Moines area, Jordan Beem! Jordan plays a wide variety of music from classic rock to all kinds of pop and country! Jordan takes the stage at 9 and he’ll keep the party going all night long!
Saturday, March 30, 2024, 9:00 PM – midnight
Click here to visit the Facebook event! 
TAP’d, 313 Main Avenue

Church at the Surf: Easter
Join us for Church at the Surf: Easter 2024 on Sunday, March 31 at 10am. If you joined us for Church at the Surf: Christmas Eve 2023, you’ll know what to expect. If you didn’t, get excited! Zion • Clear Lake is going back to the Surf Ballroom & Museum for Church at the Surf: Easter. Doors will open to the public at 9:30a. Make sure to show up before the service starts to guarantee you get a seat as seating is limited.
Sunday, March 31, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Visit Zion’s Website
Surf Ballroom, 460 North Shore Dr

BINGO at the Brewery
Join us in the taproom at 2pm for some exciting bingo action and a chance to win amazing prizes including beer, merchandise, and more! Grab your friends, family, or anyone who loves a good time, and come on down to the taproom for a fun-filled afternoon of bingo and beer.
Sunday, March 31, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Visit Lake Time Brewery on Facebook!
Lake Time Brewery, 801 Main Avenue

Writing Group
Bring a pencil and some paper 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 6:00-7:00pm on Monday nights.
Monday, April 1, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Visit the Library’s Website
Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

Clear Lake Earth Day Nature at Play Photography Show
The public is invited to stop by the Clear Lake Arts Center during their regular business hours during the month of April to enjoy the work of our talented local photographers.  Submissions: photographers, both notice and professional of all ages, are invited to submit up to three framed nature shots into the the Clear Lake Earth Day Nature at Play Photo Show. Submissions are due by Tuesday, April 2. This is a juried show with prizes given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorary Mention winners.
Exhibit runs through April 30, 2024 Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM
Visit the Art Center’s Website
Clear Lake Arts Center, 17 S 4th St

Mystery Book Club: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Our newest book club will be meeting on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm. April’s selections is The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. Poirot retires to a village near the home of a friend, Roger Ackroyd, to pursue a project to perfect vegetable marrows. Soon after, Ackroyd is murdered and Poirot must come out of retirement to solve the case.
Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Visit the Library’s Website
Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

Heartland Hustle: Venture Capital Workshop for Iowa Innovators
Calling all visionary founders and entrepreneurs in Iowa’s heartland: are you ready to take your startup to new heights? Join InnoVenture Iowa for an exciting and informative workshop – “Heartland Hustle: How to Raise Venture Capital for Your Startup.” Hosted by the NIACC Pappajohn Center in partnership with InnoVenture Iowa. Presented by Kaylee Williams, Investment Director at InnoVenture Iowa In this free 90-minute session, we’ll dive deep into venture capital, what it all means and what it could do for your business. What to Expect: – Insider Strategies: Uncover the insider strategies used by successful founders to attract investment. – Learn how founders create compelling narratives to captivate investors. – Navigating the Funding Landscape: Demystify the funding landscape, gain clarity on seed funding to series rounds, cap tables, term sheets, proformas, valuations, projections and everything in-between. – Pitch Perfect: Learn what makes a great pitch that resonates with investors. – Interactive Networking: Connect with fellow founders in your community. – Real-life Success Stories: Hear about founders who successfully navigated the venture capital landscape right here in Iowa and how InnoVenture Iowa, the state’s first public VC fund helped get them there. – Hands-On Workshop: Walk away with tangible tools and strategies to implement for your startup immediately. Why Attend? – Forge Connections: Network and build lasting connections within the startup community. – Empower Your Startup: Gain the knowledge and confidence to secure the funding your startup deserves. – Iowa-Centric Insights: Tailored advice and insights that align with the unique dynamics of Iowa’s startup ecosystem. Registration is required for this free workshop.
Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Click here to register 
NIACC Pappajohn Center, Room #117, 500 College Dr, Mason City

Teen Advisory Board
Calling all teens in grades 6-12! come join our Teen Advisory Board. This board is a great opportunity to initiate change and make the library what you want it to be. You get to play a hand in choosing books you want to see in the collection, the programs you want the library to provide, and even the prizes you want to earn for the Summer Reading Program. Make your voice heard, and make your library a place you’re proud of! No registration or application needed. Just come as you are after school. Snacks provided!
Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Visit the Library’s Website
Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

BINGO @173° Craft Distillery
Kickstart your adventure at 173° Craft Distillery! Savor expertly crafted cocktails, mingle with others, have fun, and win prizes!
Wednesday, April 3, 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.

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic Night
An Open Mic for Stand-Up Comedy hosted by Matthew Douglas every First Wednesday @ The Boulevard Bar & Grill in Clear Lake Iowa. Sign up before 7pm before the open mic or anytime online at the link below.
Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Click here to sign up 
The Boulevard Bar & Grill, 1311 Bayou Rd