Lake Life!  Life Is Better At The Lake! Fill Your Tank With All The Summer Fun You Possibly Can!
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the library’s downstairs meeting rooms for a week and a half: July 29—August 7. Summer Reading Program participants can spend their Book Bucks or a combination of Book Bucks and real money to purchase a wide selection of book titles at the Book Fair. Anyone can purchase materials offered at the Book Fair. Adult titles are not available at the Scholastic Book Fair. The Book Fair ends on a Wednesday this year.
Date: July 29, 2019 – August 7, 2019
Location: Clear Lake Public Library
Contact: 641-357-0315
Lady of the Lake Dockside Night
Sit back and enjoy a relaxing evening on the Lady of the Lake Dockside! Feel the fresh air on your face, sway to the music, and relax into the lake lifestyle. Cash bar is open.
Date: July 31, 2019
Location: Docked downtown at the Seawall.
Contact: 641-357-2243
Fees/Admission: Free admission for Dockside night.
Bike Night at the OP
Bike night runs from 5:30 to 9:00 every Wednesday in the summer, weather permitting. Check their Facebook page for cancelations due to weather.
Date: July 31, 2019
Location: The Other Place Clear Lake
 Contact: 641-357-8118
Adult Coloring at the Library
The first Thursday of every month. Supplies provided.
Date: August 1, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Clear Lake Public Library
Contact: 641-357-0315
  Thursdays on Main
Come to downtown Clear Lake for Thursdays on Main! This Chamber event features live music, featured entertainment, classic cars, a bounce house, hand-powered kiddie train rides, our retail stores stay open late, vendor street market, topped off with a movie in the park! Click Here for Vendor Application.
Main Avenue activities are 6:00-9:00pm
6:30pm Special Entertainment on the 300 block (SE corner of City Park): “What You Don’t See Trailer” family awareness exhibit for adults presented by Clear Lake Police Dept & the Iowa Narcotics Officers Assn.
7:00-9:00pm: Live Music on the 400 block: Bear Creek Band
9:00-10:45pm: Movie in the Park in City Park: Aquaman (PG-13)
All activities are FREE thanks to our generous sponsors!
Date: August 1, 2019
Time: 06:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Downtown Clear Lake
Contact: Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Harper & Lee @ Sharkys
We are Lucky to have these talented Husband and Wife Musicians Singing their Americana Music. Listening to these 2 will make you connect to the rhythm and make you feel right at home…
Date: August 1, 2019
Time: 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Location: 12 South Shore Dr.
 Summer Showcase Series:
Songs & Stories for St. Jude
It’s the 3rd annual Songs & Stories for St Jude concert with 93.9 The Country Moose! See four of Nashville’s rising stars in an intimate night of country music. This year’s lineup includes Ray Fulcher, Jacob Bryant, Southern Halo, & Dylan Jakobsen. Hosted by Jesse Allen, free will donations going to St Jude. Silent auction during the show.
Date: August 1, 2019
Time: 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM
Location: Surf Ballroom’s Cypress Room
Contact: Surf Ballroom 460 North Shore Drive (641) 357-6151
Fees/Admission: FREE Admissions | Donations Accepted
Fresh on Friday
Every Friday, 8-11am through August, the public is invited to enjoy free coffee and refreshments on the patio, browse gardening magazines and purchase flower bouquets fresh from the garden! Kids activities take place in the Bee Happy Kids Garden from 9-11am. Volunteers will be on hand to help kids explore the wonders of nature, sample at a tasting table and develop a green thumb. This Friday members of the CLHS Dance Team will lead kids in some fun dance moves at 10am!
Date: August 2, 2019
Time: 08:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Central Gardens of North Iowa 800 2nd Ave No
Contact: 357-0700
Fees/Admission: Free
CLASS Car Cruise
Car cruise departs at 5:15 PM and will travel along Main Avenue to South Shore Drive and continue around the lake to the Surf Ballroom on North Shore.
Date: August 2, 2019
Doors open at 05:15 PM
 Flash Cadillac
Hosted by the CLASS Car Club.
Date: August 2, 2019
Doors open at 07:00 PM
Location: Surf Ballroom
Contact: Box Office 641-357-2159
Fees/Admission: $15 advance / $18 at the door
Rockabilly Kid at PM Park
Live music from the Rockabilly Kid at PM Park’s Tiki Bar!
Date: August 2, 2019
Time: 07:00 PM
Location: PM Park
CLASS Car Show
Show & Shine 12:00 PM – 03:00 PM with rockin’ music throughout the show! Awards are 03:00 PM – 04:00 PM at the Bandshell in City Park. Poker walk will be following the awards ceremony. Live music from Good Clean Fun 06:30 PM – 10:00 PM.
Date: August 3, 2019
Website: www/
Location: City Park
Fees/Admission: Free admission
 Yoga by the Lake
Yoga classes suitable for all levels, held outdoors at the sea wall north of the Main St. boat ramp; bring your own mat or towel, registration onsite.
Date: August 3, 2019
Time: 07:00 AM – 08:00 AM
Location: At the sea wall, north of the Main Street boat ramp in Clear Lake Contact: 641 357-5267
Fees/Admission: $2 per session paid directly to the instructor, registration onsite
Farmer’s Market
The mission of the Clear Lake Farmer’s Market is to offer healthy, fresh produce and handcrafted products to consumers while building community connections and supporting the local economy.
Date: August 3, 2019
Time: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Location: Surf Ballroom Parking Lot – 460 North Shore Drive
Ventura Fire Pork Supper
Join your Ventura Volunteer Fire Department for their annual pork supper at the fire station. This is an opportunity to meet the volunteers, tour the station and see the trucks, and share a meal as a community. Money raised during this event is used to purchase safety equipment for our members and tools for the trucks. We hope you join us for a great meal and camaraderie at the firehouse.
Date: August 3, 2019
Time: 04:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Location: Ventura Fire Station, 105 Sena St, Ventura, IA
Fees/Admission: $8 per meal (all you can eat)
 Drew Druckrey @ Sunset Sharkys
The Minneapolis Majestic Drew Druckrey, a talented musician and close friend. He and his wife will give you a variety of music from folk to classic rock to blues outlaw country. Come listen, have a cold one, and relax with friends & family.
Date: August 3, 2019
Time: 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Location: 12 South Shore Dr.
“Panache” Outdoor Theatre in the Gardens
Central Gardens of North Iowa and the Clear Lake Arts Center present an outdoor theater experience ~ playwright Don Gordon’s ‘Panache’ performed by Iowa River Players Theater from Rowan, Iowa and directed by Luanne Krabbe Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4. ”Panache” is a romantic comedy gem that centers around a set of misprinted personalized license plates. She ordered PANACHE. She got PANCAKE. What transpires is a battle between the beauty and the beast over the ownership of style, flair, dash, verve, zest, and PANACHE! Picnicking before the performance is encouraged. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and/or lawn chairs. Some seating will be provided.
Date: August 3 & August 4, 2019
Time: 06:30 PM Perfomances Saturday & Sunday
Location: Central Gardens of North Iowa
Fees/Admission: Tickets are $10 advance // $12 at the door. Children 14 and under are free if accompanied by an adult.
4th and Maben Band at PM Park
Live music from 4th and Maben at PM Park’s Tiki Bar!
Date: August 3, 2019
Time: 07:00 PM
Location: PM Park
Worship in the Park
Celebration and worship with lively music and relevant messages.
Date: August 4, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: City Park
Contact: Zion Lutheran Church 641-357-5261
Lions Hamburger & Sweet Corn Fest
The Clear Lake Evening Lions hold their annual dinner in Clear Lake City Park from 11am-2pm (or sold out). Meal includes a hamburger, Iowa sweet corn, cookies, and a drink. Tickets available at the Chamber or from any Evening Lion.
Date: August 4, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 02:00 PM (or sold out)
Location: City Park
Fees/Admission: $9 adults, $5 under age 12
IFCA Ice Cream Social
Interfaith Fellowship for Community Action (IFCA) serving ice cream sundaes with homemade brownies. This is a fundraiser that supports our charitable activities. We provide the CLPD with finances to provide emergency aid to travelers in our community. We also support, among other things, Share Life summer food program, the local food pantries, & CL Schools Student & Family Services Program. Our membership is comprised of most of the churches in Clear Lake.
Date: August 4, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM – 03:00 PM (or sold out)
Location: City Park at the Gazebo
Fees/Admission: $3 per sundae // 2 for $5
Pioneer Kids Day
Pony Rides, Electric Train, Juggler, Rope Maker, Food, & More! Kids will be able to paint, use a typewriter, write with Quills, run gunny sack races, and more.
Date: August 4, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Location: Kinney Pioneer Museum
Museum Admission: $3 adults, $1 kids. Donations greatly appreciated.
Picnics and Performances
Bring your lawn chair, beverage, and picnic and enjoy listening to a mix of pop, country, jazz, and a hint of classical music as Kevin Boehnke performs. This summer he is performing around the country professionally, recording, and teaching local students. Kevin recently released his first album, Find Your Way, which was recorded in Nashville with top studio musicians such as Ben Lau, Christian Harger, Ike Thurston, and others. This will be a real treat! Picnics and Performances is underwritten by the Bertha Stebens Foundation and AvanGrid Renewables. This week’s sponsor is POET.
Date: August 4, 2019
Time: 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Location: Naturalist Terrace at Central Gardens of North Iowa, Inc.
Contact: Troyce Fisher, board president
Fees/Admission: Free Admission
Art Camp!
Expressions, selfies, and emojis oh my! Faces are all around us! Join us for this five day camp to explore how artists use faces in art whether they are realistic, abstract, or completely based on emotions. Artists will explore a variety of 2D, 3D, and digital media to engage with portraiture throughout history to contemporary takes on the face. Each participant will learn the basics of drawing faces, create their own expressive selfie-emoji that represents him/her, and then take off in their own direction for a truly personal final product. Your teacher will be Nicole Nelson, a fun, vibrant elementary art teacher who also illustrates books! She can’t wait to meet you!
Date: August 5 – August 9, 2019
Time: 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
Location: Clear Lake Arts Center
Contact: (641) 357-1998
Fees/Admission: $225 ($195 with membership)