Clear Lake Events

Thursday, April 4 – Wednesday, April 10, 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!

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.  This is a juried show with prizes given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorary Mention winners. Free admission.
Exhibit runs through May 3. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM
Visit the Art Center’s Website
Clear Lake Arts Center, 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! Free!
Thursday, April 4, 2024, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
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, April 4 at 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, April 4, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Visit Lake Time Brewery on Facebook
Lake Time Brewery, 801 Main Avenue

The CHER Show
Superstars come and go! Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture–breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries, and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. The CHER Show is the Tony® Award-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much “Cher” that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon. The CHER Show includes 35 smash hits, six decades of stardom, two rock-star husbands, a Grammy®, an Oscar®, an Emmy, and enough Tony® Award-winning Bob Mackie gowns to cause a sequin shortage in New York City all in one unabashedly fabulous new musical that will have audiences dancing in the aisles!
Thursday, April 4 at 7:00PM
Purchase tickets online
North Iowa Community Auditorium, 500 College Dr
Tickets start at $45

Karaoke @ TAP’d
Week #53 for fifty three 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, April 4, 2024, 8:00 PM – midnight
Click here to visit our Facebook Event
TAP’d, 313 Main Avenue

Clear Lake Boats Open House
Come join us April 5th & 6th, we will have live music, food, drinks and a full showroom of boats on display! The official kick off to spring with great boat show specials.
Come check out the latest from Cobalt, Crownline, Barletta, Bennington, and Mastercraft.
Friday, April 5th 10am-7pm; Live Music 5:30-7:30pm Saturday, April 6, 10am-4pm
Visit Clear Lake Boats Website
Clear Lake Boats Showroom, 1604 South Shore Drive

Live Music @ TAP’d
The Kraft Brothers take the TAP’d stage for a Friday night show & Iowa Hawkeyes viewing party! They will be entertaining us for the pregame, halftime & postgame parties! These brothers from Kanawha absolutely know how to party! You’ll hear ALL country and rock at the show. They’ll play all your favorites from Johnny Cash and Dwight Yoakum to Eric Church and Kenny Chesney running through the timeline from the 50’s to today with plenty of surprises along the way. The Kraft Brothers take the stage at 7, at halftime, and after the game!
Friday, April 5, 2024, 7:00 PM – midnight
Click here to visit the Facebook event
TAP’d, 313 Main Avenue

NOW PLAYING: Dune: Part Two (PG-13)
Duke Paul Atreides joins the Fremen and begins a spiritual and martial journey to become Muad’dib, while trying to prevent the horrible but inevitable future he’s witnessed:
a Holy War in his name, spreading throughout the known universe.
Friday, April 5 at 7:00 PM, Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7 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

Author Visit: Soul Savior by I.R. Miller
Quincey was supposed to be looking for colleges to attend, not a way out of the hell she found herself in. When she heard the ad in the news, she thought it was a hoax. But everything she knew turned on its head after she almost got killed by a ghost inside a haunted mansion. Now she needs to find a way to help the hosts, it won’t be as easy as she thought someone else in this mansion will do anything he can to stop Quincey from calming them. If she ever wants to escape the mansion, she’s going to need a lot of help.
Saturday, April 6, 2024, 2:00 PM -3:00 PM
Visit the Library’s Website
Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

Dancing for the Dream
Dancing for the Dream is our signature fund-raising event (a mock Dancing with the Stars). It raises money and awareness focused on building the dreams for north Iowans with disabilities. Dreams that we can all appreciate like belonging, living independently, working, and connecting with friends and family. Proceeds stay in north Iowa to support our mission: Helping people with disabilities find their way through home, employment, and community experiences. Doors open at 6 pm with music by the Sweet Nuthins. Dance contest begins at 7 pm with silent and live auction items.
Saturday, April 6, 2024, Doors open at 6:00 PM
Click here for tickets
Surf Ballroom, 460 North Shore Drive Tickets are $70 each and includes hors d’oeuvres, music, entertainment, dance competition & chance to play Deal or No Deal

Live Music @ 173° Craft Distillery
Casey Joe Collins is a steward of the road and the custodian of its tales as he maintains the country’s story.
A well-worn guitar and pen & paper is all he needs to chronicle these blacktop novellas. A songwriter’s songwriter.
Saturday, April 6, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Visit 173° Craft Distillery’s on Facebook
173° Craft Distillery, 306 1st Ave N

Live Music @ TAP’d
TAP’d welcomes LUKE FOX to TAP’d for his debut show! LUKE comes to us from Des Moines to play us some heartfelt country and rock!
Luke is strongly influenced and covers Tyler Childers, Zach Bryan, and The Lumineers! LUKE takes the stage at 9!
Saturday, April 6, 2024, 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Click here to visit the Facebook event
TAP’d, 313 Main Avenue

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, April 7, 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 8, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Visit the Library’s Website
Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St

Besides the good fun, the veterans and auxiliary volunteers will donate all proceeds from the games to community charities and veteran causes. Everyone wins at VFW BINGO! Must be over 21 to play. BINGO Night at the VFW is the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month.
Monday, April 8, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Visit our Facebook page!
Clear Lake VFW: 219 Main Avenue

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 10, 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.

Elly’s Adult BINGO
Join us for lots of laughs, fun and adult toys! Must be 21+. Limited Seating.
Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Visit Elly’s on Facebook
Elly’s Lounge, 12 South Shore Drive

Growing Pains: A Poetry Reading with Anastatia Carballo
Anastatia Caraballo is a poet, licensed massage therapist, and a mamabear of two curly-haired wildflower children and two furbabies. Born in Burbank, California, life has taken her all over the West Coast and Midwest. She has been writing poetry and short stories since age 8 and loves to learn and experience all that life has to offer, including studying abroad, reading Tarot, making herbal compresses, and being a self-taught bass guitar noob. Through all of lifes adventures, she has digested a plethora of lessons, blessings, and experiences, word vomiting and processing them through the catharsis of writing and therapy. Her work delves into the abyss of mental health, including eating disorders, self-harm, familial strife, grief, purpose, and what it means to be a human.
Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Visit the Library’s Website
Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N 4th St