Sioux Falls-based ministry brings one-day festival to Arnolds Park on Friday, July 12

Music, ministry and BMX bikers. An interesting mix for sure, and one that is sure to provide entertainment for the whole family.

For the third consecutive year, LifeLight is bringing one of their one-day festivals to the Iowa Great Lakes.

The fun and action gets going at 1 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Preservation Plaza.

“One thing that makes this festival unique is that we always like to include action sports and this year, like last year, we have BMX with The StuntDudes out of Missouri, who are all kinds of fun,” said Jolene Groen, vice president of events for LifeLight.

The professional action sports athletes of The StuntDudes will perform a variety of flips, tricks and stunts from their BMX bikes.

The children’s area with all kinds of activities for the kids in the family will be open from 5-7 p.m.

Musical performances will take the stage from 5-10 p.m.

Jonathan Stone, DJ Peacock and Cade Thompson take their turns first, followed by headliners The Rhett Walker Band.

“Cade Thompson is a young man we’re taking to all our festivals and is a great up and coming artist,” Groen said. “Stone is a hip-hop artist with great music and great lyrics. And the Rhett Walker Band has got a little more country feel to them. There are not a lot of groups in the Christian genre with that feel, so we excited about that and think they’re a group people in Okoboji will love and enjoy.”

Covering a range of genres within the realm of Christian music, with some action sports and children’s activities to boot, LifeLight is truly a family-friendly event with something to offer for all ages.

“Kids, teens, adults, I really think this is an event everyone can enjoy,” Groen said. “And being right there on the lake — it’s the prettiest view we have at a festival hands-down — there is so much activity, people stop by to see what’s happening and it’s an opportunity for people to listen to high quality, family-friendly music in a fun, unique and great environment in Okoboji.”