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2017 Winter Games

January 26-29, 2017

Mark your calendars! Broomball. Flag Football. Softball. Bag Tournament. Chili Cook Off. Chocolate Classic. Polar Plunge. Fireworks. Burning of the Greens.

MUCH, MUCH MORE!

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  • 2016 Chair Nick Stauss and Greta Gruys

    2016 Chair Nick Stauss and Greta Gruys

    The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Chair & Co-Chair of the 36th Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games scheduled January 29-31, 2016. Chair …Read More »

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University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconAugust 20, 2016 at 11:38 am

Doesn't this look refreshing!?! Polar Plunge action from the 2016 #UniversityofOkobojWinterGames.

Photos courtesy of the Dickinson County News

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University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconAugust 17, 2016 at 11:03 am

Mark your calendars for the #UniversityofOkobojiWinterGames Flag Football tournament on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Parks Marina!

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University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconAugust 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Mark your calendars for the 37th Annual #UniversityofOkobojiWinterGames January 26-29, 2017!

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University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconAugust 4, 2016 at 11:50 am

#ThrowbackThursday to Saturday, January 29th when a couple o' minions took the Polar Plunge.

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University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconJuly 23, 2016 at 8:35 am

Polar Plunge 2016. A benefit for the Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire & Rescue. Mark you calendars to take a dip in the icy waters of West Lake Okoboji on Saturday, January 28th, 2017.

We meet on the State Pier in the Arnolds Park Amusement Park for this much-anticipated event. Cost is $20, you sign a waiver, have someone hold your dry clothes & towel and then jump for a great cause.

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University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconJuly 11, 2016 at 10:33 am

Today we welcome Kara Matheson as our Events Coordinator for the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Kara joins us as a graduate of Iowa State University. Please join us in welcoming Kara to the Chamber and the Lakes Region.

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University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconJuly 8, 2016 at 11:14 am

The COOLEST event in Iowa is January 26-29, 2017. Mark your calendars!

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University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconJuly 4, 2016 at 10:05 am

Happy 4th of July from the 37th Annual #UniversityofOkobojiWinterGames Committee!

Mark your calendars for January 26-29, 2017 as we'll be having fun in frigid NW Iowa.

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University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconJune 21, 2016 at 2:19 pm

The waters of West Lake Okoboji were just a smidge colder than they are now. Enjoy!

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University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconJune 14, 2016 at 8:45 pm

37th Annual #UniversityofOkobojiWinterGames.
January 26-29, 2017

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Facebook IconMay 18, 2016 at 10:31 am

#UniversityofOkobojiWinterGames. Fun for all ages!

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Facebook IconApril 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm

#UniversityofOkobojiWinterGames. Oh, the fun.

37th edition of the frozen fun - January 26-29, 2017

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University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconApril 13, 2016 at 7:15 pm

A doggone good time....the POLAR PLUNGE!

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University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconApril 12, 2016 at 2:16 pm

ATV racing at Parks Marina during the 36th Annual #UniversityofOkobojiWinterGames.

Photos courtesy of the Dickinson County News.

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University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconApril 12, 2016 at 10:36 am

University of Okoboji Winter Games updated their cover photo.

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Facebook IconApril 12, 2016 at 10:36 am

Saturday, May 21st is Arnolds Park Amusement Park's opening day. Bring on SUMMER 2016, and in the meantime, visit http://www.arnoldspark.com for a complete list of concerts, Queen II cruises and more.

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Facebook IconApril 11, 2016 at 7:15 pm

University of Okoboji Winter Games shared Boji Bike Rally's event.

Polaris plant tours, Indian/Victory/Harley-Davidson demo rides, Jackyl & Head East at Boji Bay Fun House & Pavilion, The Badlands House Band on Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park, Rally4Veterans charity ride, EFMC Ride-In Bike Show, Knights of Columbus Pancake breakfast and more. #BojiBIkeRally 2016

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Boji Bike Rally 2016

Boji Bike Rally 2016

What was once the American Victory Rally held here in the Iowa Great Lakes Area has now become the Boji Bike Rally, open to all makes and models of motorcycles...and fans!

The August 19-21 weekend is quickly taking shape with live entertainment, charity rides, benefit breakfasts, classic car shows, demo rides, Polaris Plant tours and much, much more.

As of 8/16/2016, here's what we have scheduled for you:

Friday, August 19th
- Polaris Plant Tours, 9am-2pm, Spirit Lake
- Vendor Fair & Demo Rides on Preservation Plaza 10am-7pm
- Siesta Cruise from Okoboji Boatworks, 5:15pm - 6:30pm
- Live Music at The Inn, Okoboji, 6pm - 8pm
- Mighty Nish Band, Parks Marina, 7pm
- Jackyl & Head East Concert at Boji Bay Fun House & Pavilion, Milford sponsored by Okoboji-Harley Davidson, 8 pm
- Royce Johns at Beer Can Alley, Arnolds Park, 8pm - 11:55pm
- Movie in the Park, Spirit Lake, 8:30pm - 10pm
- Fish Heads live at The Gardens, Arnolds Park, 9pm


Saturday, August 20th
- Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast, Arnolds Park Amusement Park, 7-11 am
- Polaris Plant Tours, 9 am-2pm, Spirit Lake
- Rally4Veterans Benefit Ride, Okoboji Harley-Davidson 9am - 1:30pm (registration at 9, ride at 10)
- Vendor Fair & Demo Rides on Preservation Plaza, Arnolds Park Amusement Park, 10am - 7pm
- Christopher John, Barefoot Bar, 2 pm
- Badlands House Band, Preservation Plaza Arnolds Park, sponsored by Okoboji Indian Motorcycle, 7:30 pm
- Bareboot Bar Dock Hop, Okoboji, 2pm - 5pm
- Okoboji Boatworks Dock Hop, Okoboji, 3pm - 6pm
- Sunset Cruise on the Diamond Lady with Charlie Leissler, Okoboji, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
- Fish Heads live at The Gardens, Arnolds Park, 9pm


Sunday, August 21st
- Tim Horsman, Barefoot Bar, 2pm - 5pm
- Siesta Cruise from Okoboji Boatworks, Okoboji, 5:15pm - 6:30pm



Vendor Fair:
- Big J's BBQ - Spirit Lake, IA
- Okoboji Indian Motorcycle – Okoboji, IA
- Okoboji Harley-Davidson- Okoboji, IA
- ABATE District 8 of Iowa
- Cool Biker Stuff- Milford, IA
- EFMC – Iowa Great Lakes Chapter
- Rainbow Ink Tattoos- Nashua, IA
- Dan Kite Pinstriping- Jacksonville, FL
- American Legion Riders - Lakes Area Chapter
- Badlands Pawn - Sioux Falls, SD
- Farm to Fork - Okoboji, IA
- Godfather's - Okoboji, IA
- Iowa Lakes Community College - Emmetsburg, IA
- Midwest Chow Wagon - Laurens, IA
- Rusty Jones Customs - Sioux Falls, SD
- Sabers Victory - Mitchell, SD
- Christian Motorcycle Association - Spencer, IA
- Dri-Wash N'Guard - Kansas City, MO
- Fireball's Fashion - Cincinnati, OH
- Halifax Urban Ministries Charities - Daytona Beach, FL
- Polaris - Spirit Lake, IA
- Spirit Lake Noon Kiwanis - Spirit Lake, IA

For more information, please contact Kara Matheson at:
712-332-2107 or kara@okobojichamber.com

University of Okoboji Winter Games
April 11, 2016 at 2:13 pm

University of Okoboji Winter Games shared KUOO Campus Radio's photo.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 13th as Boz Skaggs at the Blue Water Concert on Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park!

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Sweet! Boz Skaggs at the Blue Water Concert!
http://www.exploreokoboji.com/news/news-stories/boz-scaggs-to-highlight-bluewater-festival/

University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconApril 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm

#BojiBikeRally 2016 will feature Indian demo rides, so mark your calendars for August 19 & 20!

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Facebook IconApril 4, 2016 at 2:05 pm

University of Okoboji Winter Games updated their cover photo.

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University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconApril 4, 2016 at 2:05 pm

University of Okoboji Winter Games updated their cover photo.

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University of Okoboji Winter Games's cover photo
University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconApril 1, 2016 at 2:16 pm

University of Okoboji Winter Games updated their cover photo.

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Facebook IconApril 1, 2016 at 2:15 pm

Registration is open for the inaugural Prairie Lakes Conference August 11th & 12th in our amazing area, to promote working in concert for water quality.

Click the link below to register.

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plciowa.com

Join us August 11th and 12th in beautiful Okoboji, Iowa for the first annual Prairie Lakes Conference: Working Together for Water Quality. Check out http://www.PLCIowa.com for all the details!

University of Okoboji Winter Games
Facebook IconApril 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm

No fooling you. Be at the 2017 University of Okoboji Winter Games! January 26-29, 2017 right here in the Iowa Great Lakes!

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