Changes Around the Iowa Great Lakes


A new event center and restaurant are coming soon to Bridges Bay Resort in Arnolds Park. The Waterfront Event Center offers several rooms and event space with seating for more than 400 people. The Waterfront Steakhouse, Seafood and Blue Water Pizza Co. will offer new dining options for the Iowa Great Lakes.

Okoboji Commons

Okoboji Commons Hotel is nearing completion. The former East Oaks Mall location is being converted into a 77-room hotel complex.

Okoboji Indian Motorcycles

The new 11,000-square-foot facility in Okoboji is now open. Okoboji Indian Motorcycles sells Indian and Victory motorcycles as well as the Polaris Slingshot, which are all manufactured locally. They also offer pre-owned bikes, along with parts, service and accessories.

Boji Bay Legacy Park

A new outdoor stage is in place at Boji Bay Funhouse & Pavilion in Milford.

Okoboji Harley Davidson announced their all new “Water City Concert Series” to be held this summer on the “Okoboji Harley Davidson Music Stage” at Boji Bay’s Legacy Park concert complex in North Milford.

The concert series will consist of three national concerts:

Saturday, July 9 Jerrod Niemann with special guests LANco and Old Southern Moonshine

Revival Saturday, July 23 Warrant with special guests FireHouse and Hericane Alice

Friday, August 19 Jackyl with special guest Head East and opening act Eli Dykstra

Jim Wilcox, owner of Okoboji Harley Davidson and Justin Coyle, general manager for Okoboji Harley Davidson both stated, “We are so excited to bring the Okoboji Harley Davidson ‘Water City Concert Series’ to Okoboji and the Iowa Great Lakes. The three shows that have been booked are artists that we are proud to bring to the Lakes. They tell the story of the Harley Davidson lifestyle so well.”

Tickets for the concert series are available online at and for sale at Boji Bay and can be ordered at Okoboji Harley Davidson in Okoboji and at Ernie’s Harley Davidson in Algona. They will also be available at the gate the days of the shows.

There will also be 15 artists performing free shows

on 13 dates throughout the summer months.

June 3 Rich Lee & The Fabulous 50’s (Tribute to Buddy Holly)

June 10 Robby Vee & The Rock & Roll Caravan (Tribute to Bobby Vee)

June 17 The Past Masters

June 24 Jake McVey

July 1 Rock a la Carte (Tribute to Queen plus 60’s and 70’s

July 3 Bands, Burgers & Fireworks with The Murphy Clark Band and Neon Live

July 8 The Castaways

July 15 The BRITS (British Invasion tribute show featuring three former members of The Rumbles)

July 22 Main Avenue Warehouse

July 29 The Rolling Stoners

Aug. 5 The Rip Chords with opening act The Expressions

Aug. 12 Crow with opening act The Murphy Brothers Band

Pronto Promotion 

The former Pronto convenience store and gas station has undergone a major renovation project. The new convenience store is open now with a much larger inventory, a walk-in beer cave and will add a full kitchen with hot food. The gas pumps are expected to be up and running by the end of May and will add diesel and red diesel to its offerings. About 3,600 square feet of retail space is available on each side of the convenience store for other prospective businesses.