39th Annual U of O Winter Games Schedule of Events

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Photo by Seth Boyes

Wednesday, Jan. 23

6-8 p.m. — Winter Games Kick-Off

with Lake Patrol at Table 316 Steakhouse in Arnolds Park


Thursday, Jan. 24

Photo by Matt Heinrichs

All Day — SMOKOBOJI Rocks Scavenger Hunt

at Ruthven Meat Locker in Spirit Lake

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — $15 Pottery Painting

at Kurio Kastle/Art on 16th in Spirit Lake

5 p.m. — Locals' "Pre-Game" Party Parks

at Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

5-10 p.m. — Zip Line in the Boat House

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

6 p.m. — Jason Grinnen's Winter Games Benefit for Humane Society of NW Iowa

at Chaplin's in Arnolds Park

6-7 p.m. — Charity Battle of the Bartenders

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

6:30 p.m. — Live Music by Damon Dotson

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

7-9 p.m. — Up Dog Trivia Night

at West O Brewery in West Okoboji

9 p.m. — Battle of the Bartenders After Party with Live DJ

at The Gardens in Arnolds Park

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Grand Opening "THE MEZZ" with Live Music by 2 Piece Chicken Dinner

at the Captain's Entertainment Complex in Arnolds Park


Friday, Jan. 25

Photo by Matt Heinrichs

ALL DAY EVENTS

Boats on the Ice Show at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

Camp Okoboji's Family Ice Fishing Retreat at Camp Okoboji near Milford

SMOKOBOJI Rocks Scavenger Hunt continues at Ruthven Meat Locker in Spirit Lake

$5 ice skate rentals at Okoboji Boat Works in Okoboji

6-11 a.m. — KUOO Radio Show 2 Go Kick-Off Breakfast

at Snappers and Parks Boat Club on East Lake Okoboji

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — $15 Pottery Painting

at Kurio Kastle/Art on 16th in Spirit Lake

5 p.m. — Live Music by Keifer Brandt and Scott Larsen

at The Okoboji Store in Okoboji

5-7 p.m. — Chili Cook-off, sponsored by Oak Hill Marina

at Dickinson County Expo Building in Spirit Lake

5-11 p.m. — Zip Line in the Boat House

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

5:30 p.m. — Live Music by Tristan Marquardt

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

7 p.m. — Live Music by Sweet Trouble

at The Ritz in Arnolds Park

7-10 p.m. — Live Music by Kris Karr

at Okoboji Brewing Company in Spirit Lake

7:30 p.m. — Live Music by Transit Authority (Chicago Tribute Band)

at Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji

8 p.m. — Live Music by Decoy

at The Okoboji Store in Okoboji

8 p.m. — Live Music by Johnny Holm Band

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

8:30 p.m. — Comedy Show with Jon Stringer featuring Austin Anderson

at the Majestic Pavilion in Arnolds Park ($10 tickets, doors open at 7 p.m.)

9 p.m. — Live Music by McKenzie Jalynn Band

at The Okoboji Barn in Spirit Lake


Saturday, Jan. 26

ALL DAY EVENTS

Photo by Matt Heinrichs

$5 ice skate rentals at Okoboji Boat Works in Okoboji

Boats on the Ice Show at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

Camp Okoboji's Family Ice Fishing Retreat at Camp Okoboji in Milford

Godfathers Pizza at Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park

Helicopter rides at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

Sledding hills at Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park

SMOKOBOJI Rocks Scavenger Hunt at Ruthven Meat Locker in Spirit Lake

Zip line in the Boat House at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

8 a.m. — Mega Snow Pong registration

at The Okoboji Store in Okoboji

7:30-11 a.m. — Boy Scout/Milford Commercial Club Pancake Breakfast

at Arnolds Park Fire Station in Arnolds Park

8-11 a.m. — Sled Head Breakfast and Turkey Bowling

at Lake Okoboji United Methodist Camp in Spirit Lake

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Okoboji Summer Theatre Association's Omelet Brunch

at Okoboji Bible Conference in Arnolds Park

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Giant Kite Festival, sponsored by Eagle Construction and Kozy Heat Fireplaces

at Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Free Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides, sponsored by Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative

at Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Broomball Tournament, sponsored by Shaw's of Okoboji

at Smith's Bay on West Lake Okoboji

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Flag Football Tournament, sponsored by Parks Marina Parks Marina/Barefoot

on East Lake Okoboji

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — PM Snow Softball Tournament, sponsored by The Ritz

at The Ritz in Arnolds Park

9 a.m. — ATV/Motorcycle Studded Ice Oval Race registrations

(warm ups at 11 a.m., races at noon) at Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji

Photo by Seth Boyes

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Indoor Volleyball Tournament

at Spirit Lake Middle School and High School

10 a.m. — Live Music by DJ Biggy G

at The Okoboji Store in Okoboji

10 a.m. — Freeze Your Fanny Bike Ride

at Okoboji Expedition Company in Okoboji

10 a.m. — Mega Snow Pong

at The Okoboji Store in Okoboji

10 a.m. — Painting with Creative Spirits

at Parks Marina Boat Club on East Lake Okoboji

10 a.m. — Snowball Drop

at Lake & Hill Ave Corner in Spirit Lake

10 a.m. to noon — Human Ice Sculpture/Aerial Photo

with free bloodies and hot cocktails to participants at Oak Hill Marina in Arnolds Park

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Dickinson County Snowhawks and Parks Marina's Youth 120 Demo Ride

Helmets provided at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Lakes Regional Healthcare da Vinci Robot Olympics

at Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Inflatables, Rec Room Games, Bingo, Crafts

at Camp Okoboji near Milford

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — RE/MAX Lakes Realty Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Oak Hill Marina Ice Party

at Oak Hill Marina in Arnolds Park

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — $15 Pottery Painting

at Kurio Kastle/Art on 16th in Spirit Lake

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Arnolds Park Amusement Park Food Truck

at Arnolds Park Amusement Park

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — "Platinum" Party Tent at Preservation Plaza

No cover with bloody Marys to first 100 People at Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park

11 a.m. — Business Today Bowling Tournament

Photo by Matt Heinrichs

at Corner Lanes in Spirit Lake

11 a.m. — Hammerschlagen

at The Okoboji Barn in Spirit Lake

11 a.m. — Live Music by Candy Shop

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

11 a.m. — Kids Ping Pong Tournament

at Camp Okoboji near Milford

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Horse Drawn Carriage Rides and Mini Ponies

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Kids Games: mini golf, bowling, bean bag toss, & sledding

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Kindermusik Sessions at The Seasons Center Kids Carnival

at Bedell Family YMCA. (Times are 11:00-11:30 a.m., 11:45 to 12:15 p.m. and 12:30-1 p.m.)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Pure Fishing’s Berkley Bucket Casting Contest

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Free Craft Beer Tasting

at Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Hot Tottie Bar

at Mau Marine in Okoboji

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Seasons Center Free Children’s Carnival

with inflatables, carnival games, facepainting, etc.

at Bedell Family YMCA in Spirit Lake

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Winter Water Sheds Exhibit

Create-A-Kite, hot chocolate bar & treats, s’mores, & adult beverages

at Okoboji Yacht Club Sailing School near Milford

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Okoboji Motorsports Slingshot on the Ice

at The Ritz in Arnolds Park

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Carnival Games

at Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park

Noon to 1:30 p.m. — West O Trivia

Photo by Seth Boyes

at West O Brewery in West Okoboji

Noon to 2 p.m. — Timed Ice Skate Racing

at Okoboji Boat Works in Okoboji

Noon to 3 p.m. — Free Wine Tasting

at Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park

Noon to 3 p.m. — Live Music by Brian Congdon

at Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park

Noon to 4 p.m. — Live Music by The Blue Ribbon Ramblers

at the Okoboji Barn in Spirit Lake

Noon to 5 p.m. — 3 Hole Frisbee Golf

at Oak Hill Marina in Arnolds Park

Noon to 5 p.m. — Guided Ice Fishing for the Kids

at Oak Hill Marina in Arnolds Park

Noon to 5 p.m. — Music, Drinks & Boji's Second Biggest Bonfire

at Oak Hill Marina in Arnolds Park

Noon to 5 p.m. — Skating Rink, Ice Rides, & Life Size Jenga

at Oak Hill Marina in Arnolds Park

Noon to 6 p.m. — Redneck Curling

at Okoboji Boat Works in Okoboji

Noon to 6 p.m. — Karaoke and DJ Dance Tunes

at The Fish House in Okoboji

Noon — ATV/Motorcycle Studded Ice Oval races

with warm ups at 11 a.m. at Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji

Noon — Live Music by Matt and Laurel

at The Gardens in Arnolds Park

12:30 p.m. — Adult Ping Pong Tournament

at Camp Okoboji in Milford

1 p.m. — Bean Bag Toss Tournament, sponsored by The Gardens

(12:30 p.m. check-in) at The Gardens in Arnolds Park

1 p.m. — Human Dogsled Races

Photo by Seth Boyes

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

1 p.m. — Live Music by Whiskey Rich

at Parks Marina Boat Club on East Lake Okoboji

1-3 p.m. — Chocolate Classic & Galleria, sponsored by Ingvall Real Estate Team

at Dickinson County Expo Building in Spirit Lake

1:30 p.m. — 5K/10K Road Race, sponsored by Lakes Regional Healthcare

at Spirit Lake Middle School in Spirit Lake

1:30-3 p.m. Polar Plunge Registration

at Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park

2 p.m. — Drill or Die, Hand Ice Auger Races

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

2 p.m. — Live Music by DJ Donny Dahl

at The Ritz in Arnolds Park

2 p.m. — Okoboji Summer Theatre Announcement of 2019 Season

at Okoboji Bible Conference in Arnolds Park

2-4 p.m. — Bingo to benefit the Humane Society of NW Iowa

at Dickinson County Expo Building in Spirit Lake

2-5 p.m. — Glacial Golf and Family Fun

at Ingham-Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp near Milford

3 p.m. — Polar Plunge, sponsored by Okoboji Harley Davidson

at Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park

3 p.m. — Stein Holding Contest

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

3-7 p.m. — Business Today Adult Bowling Tournament

at Corner Lanes in Spirit Lake

3:30 p.m. — Live Music by Brad Morgan

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

4 p.m. — Keg Toss on the Ice

at The Gardens in Arnolds Park

4 p.m. — Live Music by Keifer Brandt and Scott Larsen

at The Okoboji Store in Okoboji

4 p.m. — Live Music by Sweet Trouble

Photo by Matt Heinrichs

at The Ritz in Arnolds Park

4-6 p.m. — Live Music by Jason Walsmith of the NADAs

Doors open at 3 p.m. at the Majestic Pavilion in Arnolds Park

4-7 p.m. — Live Music by Bruce Day

at Okoboji Brewing Company in Spirit Lake

4-8 p.m. — Live Music by 2 Piece Chicken Dinner

at Captain's Entertainment Complex in Arnolds Park

4:30 p.m. — Live Music by Branded

at The Gardens in Arnolds Park

6:30 p.m. — Fireworks Extravaganza & Burning of the Greens

at Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park

8 p.m. — Live Music by Pop Rocks

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji

8 p.m. — Live Music by The Decoy Band

at The Okoboji Store in Okoboji

8:30 p.m. — Comedy Show: Jon Stringer featuring Austin Anderson

$10 Tickets, Doors Open at 7 p.m. at the Majestic Pavilion in Arnolds Park

9 p.m. — Live Music by Jake McVey

at The Okoboji Barn in Spirit Lake

9-10 p.m. — Live Music by Pony Creek (Acoustic)

at Nautical Okoboji Bar & Grill in Arnolds Park

9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Live Music by The Whiskies

at Captain's Entertainment Complex in Arnolds Park

9:30 p.m. — Live Music by Sugar Daddy

at The Gardens in Arnolds Park

10-11 p.m. Live Music by Sack of Lions (Acoustic)

at Nautical Okoboji Bar & Grill in Arnolds Park

11 a.m. to 1 a.m. — Live Music by Nashville's Jeremy McComb

at Nautical Okoboji Bar & Grill in Arnolds Park

Midnight — Fireworks

at Parks Marina/Barefoot on East Lake Okoboji


Sunday, Jan. 27

Photo by Matt Heinrichs

ALL DAY EVENTS

Camp Okoboji's Family Ice Fishing Retreat at Camp Okoboji near Milford

SMOKOBOJI Rocks Scavenger Hunt at Ruthven Meat Locker in Spirit Lake

$5 ice skate rentals at Okoboji Boat Works in Okoboji

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Omelet Brunch with Worship

at the Lake Camp Okoboji near Milford

10 a.m. — Live Music by Keifer Brandt and Scott Larsen

at The Okoboji Store in Okoboji

11 a.m. — Business Today Bowling Tournament

at Corner Lanes in Spirit Lake

11 a.m. — Hammerschlagen The Okoboji Barn, Spirit Lake

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Kiwanis Soup & Pie ft. Okoboji Jazz Performers

at Okoboji High School in Milford

Noon to 4 p.m. — Live Music by Josh Quirin Band

at Okoboji Boat Works in Okoboji

Noon to 4 p.m. — Live Music by The Blue Ribbon Ramblers

at The Okoboji Barn in Spirit Lake

Noon to 5 p.m. — $15 Pottery Painting

at Kurio Kastle/Art on 16th in Spirit Lake

2-6 p.m. — Live Music by Matt and Laurel

at The Gardens in Arnolds Park

4 p.m. — Live Music by Sweet Trouble

at The Ritz in Arnolds Park

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