Live Music at Arnolds Park Concerts & More Things to Do

The Oakwood Inn is a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast Inn located in Okoboji near Spirit Lake.

Arnolds Park Concerts and more great things to do in Okoboji this summer

Okoboji has always been a popular summer vacation destination, but there’s been a recent addition that brings even more excitement to the area, and that’s in the form of live music almost every night of the week, including Arnolds Park concerts and big shows at the Captain’s Getaway and The Okoboji Store. Many visitors flock to see headlining stars of rock, pop, and country music, and you’ll also discover some lesser-known talent just starting to break into the music scene. 

Due to recent flooding in the area, on-lake activities have been suspended. Heading to Okoboji for live Arnolds Park concerts and more music is a great addition to your trip while the water levels recede. These venues still offer fantastic lakefront views, fantastic food and drink options, and a vibrant community atmosphere for a fun night out on the town. 

Thankfully, The Oakwood Inn, a premier adults-only hotel in Okoboji, wasn’t damaged in the flooding, and we’ve been rallying behind other locally owned companies to help with the cleanup. We still want to welcome guests to the area to enjoy all of the off-lake activities to discover. Our charming boutique Inn is the perfect place to relax and reset after enjoying live music in Okoboji. Book your lodging today! 

Arnolds Park Concerts and more things to do in Okoboji this summer

List of Arnolds Park Concerts & More Great Places for Live Music

One of the best things to do in Okoboji is catch a live show! Okoboji has become a premier destination for music lovers, combining stunning lake views with a lively music scene. The area’s venues offer a range of musical styles with a welcoming atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for a quick weekend getaway or an extended summer vacation.

Whether attending a lakeside concert at Arnolds Park, enjoying dinner with live music at The Okoboji Store, or dancing the night away at Captain’s Getaway, Okoboji provides a perfect blend of relaxation and entertainment. Here are more details on our three favorite music venues in Okoboji: 

Arnolds Park Concerts 

The “Live at the Lake” concert series offers a variety of performances, primarily on weekends. The lineup includes bands and artists from genres like rock, country, and pop. These free concerts are set against the scenic backdrop of West Lake Okoboji, creating a vibrant and festive atmosphere. Arnolds Park concerts are one of the best things to do in Okoboji! 

The Okoboji Store 

This excellent destination in Okoboji regularly features live music, offering performances by local and regional musicians. This lakeside venue combines exceptional food, a lively bar, and a family-friendly playground, combine to make it a popular spot for listening to live music while dining and relaxing by the water.

Captain’s Getaway 

This popular venue and bar hosts live music events every weekend throughout the summer, including performances on their rooftop lounge with views of Lake Okoboji. They feature a variety of acts, from duos to full bands, covering genres like rock, pop, and country, creating a dynamic nightlife experience.

A vacation to Okoboji can be so much more than boating on the lake! Whether you’re hunting for a mellow show to watch and sit back with a glass of wine or a wild night with dancing and drinks, you’ll find a show to fit your plans. Let us know if we can help you plan for your itinerary. 

Arnolds Park Concerts and more things to do in Okoboji near our hotel

One of the Best Hotels in Okoboji for Couples Getaways

The Oakwood Inn, a boutique hotel in Okoboji with bed-and-breakfast-style amenities, is a destination in itself! From the minute you step through our doors, you’ll be warmly welcomed. You’ll quickly see that our guests have become more than paying customers; we’ve built many friendships over the years, and our return visitors become more like family. This begins with our Innkeepers, also the owners, and owning a boutique bed and breakfast has always been their dream.

With dreams fulfilled, you’ll see that the love and care go into every detail of your stay. With 11 spacious rooms, you’ll feel the ultimate sigh of relief as you settle into one of our recently remodeled rooms and suites. Choice rooms offer in-room jacuzzi tubs for a romantic twist, and other luxurious additions include balconies or verandas with seating and cozy fireplaces. All rooms in our romantic Okoboji lodging have private bathrooms, large flat-screen TVs, Comphy brand linens, and refrigerators.

While many of our amazing amenities are included in the cost of your lodging—particularly our gourmet three-course homemade breakfast each morning, you’ll feel pampered each day with freshly brewed coffee, baked goods, and sweet and savory delectable entrees. However, if you’re here to celebrate, we also have a long list of additional packages to up the romance and the wow factor of your stay. We also offer full concierge services, so feel free to call ahead to ask any questions about tickets to Arnolds Park concerts or the nearby venues during an upcoming stay. We can’t wait to host you; book your lodging today! 

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