Barefoot
Boating
The Marina District
Fish Shack
The Marina District
Okoboji, Iowa

The Marina District

Located in Iowa Great Lakes. Boat, cruise, dine and shop with us!

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Marinas

Established in 1886, Parks Marina a multi-location business and the largest boat dealership in Iowa, with two locations on Lake Okoboji. Our flagship location is on East Lake Okoboji, featuring sales, service, dry rack storage, hoist rental, and a large assortment of water accessories. We offer two bar and restaurant options and are most famously known for the World Famous Barefoot Bar.

Our sister marina Okoboji Boat Works, is Okoboji's oldest marina located on West Lake Okoboji, in the heart of Smith's Bay. Okoboji Boat Works provides seasonal and daily slip rentals, 24 hour gas dock, ship store, boutique, boat rentals, cruises, and is home to the famous Fish Shack that is open to the public when not cruising.

Parks Marina in Sioux Falls, SD was established in 1999 and features, boat sales, service, parts and accessories.

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Boats in Storage

Dining

From pancakes and pizzas to seafood, enjoy four unique dining options throughout The Marina District with all locations accessible via boat.

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Patio Dinning

Shopping

Home of the world famous Barefoot Apparel as seen all over the world.

Palm at the Park in The Central Emporium is the most colorful store in Okoboji carrying Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines and more.

West Boutique located at Okoboji Boat Works has a largest selection of women's swim and other ladies fashion.  

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Shopping

Rentals

Get out on the water. Our boat rentals are located at Okoboji Boat Works and offer pontoons and runabout. Captain your own boat or drivers can be provided for an additional cost.

We also provide event space room rentals at Parks Boat Club located at Parks Marina.

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Rentals

Cruise

All aboard!

Cruise with us. Offering public and private cruises on our fleet of nine excursion boat. During the summer cruising season we offer daily cruising options. 

Our private cruises can be tailored for any event. Birthday parties, weddings, corporate events and more.

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Cruises

Featured Events

Jun

30

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Big Nacho Karaoke

Jun

30

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Big Nacho Karaoke

Jul

1

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

1

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Jul

1

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Brad Morgan

Jul

1

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Brad Morgan

Candy Shop

Jul

1

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Candy Shop

Jul

2

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake

Shake The Lake

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Jul

2

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Jul

2

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Jul

2

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Brad Morgan

Jul

2

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Brad Morgan

Jul

2

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Jul

2

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Fish Heads

Jul

3

Shake the Lake - 4th of July Sunday

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Jul

3

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Jul

3

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Barefoot Dock Hop

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Jul

3

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Hitchville

Jul

3

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Hitchville

Jul

3

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Fish Heads

Jul

4

12:00 AM - 4:00 PM

OBW DOCK HOP - 4th of July week

OBW DOCK HOP

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Acoustic Mayhem

Jul

4

12:30 PM

Acoustic Mayhem

Jul

4

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jeremy DeWall Band

Jul

4

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jeremy DeWall Band

4th of July - Freedom Cruise

Jul

4

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

4th of July - Freedom Cruise

Jul

4

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Fish Heads

Jul

5

12:00 AM - 4:00 PM

OBW DOCK HOP - 4th of July week

OBW DOCK HOP

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Jul

5

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

6

12:00 AM - 4:00 PM

OBW DOCK HOP - 4th of July week

OBW DOCK HOP

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Jul

6

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

7

12:00 AM - 4:00 PM

OBW DOCK HOP - 4th of July week

OBW DOCK HOP

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Jul

7

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Big Nacho Karaoke

Jul

7

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Big Nacho Karaoke

Nick Hickman

Jul

8

All Day

Nick Hickman

Jul

8

12:00 AM - 4:00 PM

OBW DOCK HOP - 4th of July week

OBW DOCK HOP

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Jul

8

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

8

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Jul

8

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Nick Hickman

Jul

9

All Day

Nick Hickman

Jul

9

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake

Shake The Lake

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Jul

9

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Jul

9

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Jul

9

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Jul

9

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Jul

10

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Lonesome Losers

Jul

10

2:00 PM

Lonesome Losers

Jul

10

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

11

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

12

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

13

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

14

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Big Nacho Karaoke

Jul

14

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Big Nacho Karaoke

Jul

15

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

15

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Thrillbillies

Jul

15

7:00 PM

Thrillbillies

Jul

15

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Joystick

Jul

15

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Joystick

Jul

16

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake

Shake The Lake

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Jul

16

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Jul

16

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Mighty Nish Band

Jul

16

Jul

16

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Thrillbillies

Jul

16

7:00 PM

Thrillbillies

Jul

16

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Joystick

Jul

16

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Joystick

Jul

17

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Polka Police

Jul

17

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Polka Police

Jul

17

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

18

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

19

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

20

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

21

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Big Nacho Karaoke

Jul

21

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Big Nacho Karaoke

Jul

22

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

22

Barefoot Dock Hop

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The Dads

Jul

22

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dads

Jul

22

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Brad Morgan

Jul

22

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Brad Morgan

Jul

23

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake

Shake The Lake

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Jul

23

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Jul

23

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Mighty Mayhem

Jul

23

2:30 PM

Mighty Mayhem

Jul

23

Barefoot Dock Hop

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The Dads

Jul

23

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Dads

Jul

23

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Brad Morgan

Jul

23

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Brad Morgan

Jul

24

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Matt and Laurel

Jul

24

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Matt and Laurel

Jul

24

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

25

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

26

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

27

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

28

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Big Nacho Karaoke

Jul

28

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Big Nacho Karaoke

Jul

29

All Day

Minority Falls

Jul

29

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Jul

29

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Jul

29

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Goodroad

Jul

29

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Goodroad

Tiger Pants

Jul

29

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Tiger Pants

Jul

30

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake

Shake The Lake

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Jul

30

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Tiger Pants

Jul

30

2:30 PM

Tiger Pants

Jul

30

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Jul

30

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Goodroad

Jul

30

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Goodroad

Jul

30

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Tiger Pants

Jul

30

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Tiger Pants

Jul

31

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Lucas Beebe

Jul

31

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Lucas Beebe

Jul

31

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

1

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

2

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

3

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

4

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Big Nacho Karaoke

Aug

4

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Big Nacho Karaoke

Aug

5

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

5

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Aug

5

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Jake McVey

Aug

5

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Jake McVey

Fish Heads

Aug

5

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Fish Heads

Aug

6

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake

Shake The Lake

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Aug

6

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Aug

6

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Aug

6

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Undercover Band

Aug

6

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Undercover Band

Aug

6

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Fish Heads

Aug

6

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Fish Heads

Aug

7

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Aug

7

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

8

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

9

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

10

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

11

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Big Nacho Karaoke

Aug

11

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Big Nacho Karaoke

Aug

12

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

12

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Rock Ala Carte

Aug

12

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Rock Ala Carte

Aug

12

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Waves Collide

Aug

12

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Waves Collide

Aug

13

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake

Shake The Lake

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Aug

13

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Aug

13

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Aug

13

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Rock Ala Carte Queen Tribute

Aug

13

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Rock Ala Carte Queen Tribute

Aug

13

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Waves Collide

Aug

13

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Waves Collide

Aug

14

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Aug

14

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

15

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

16

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

17

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

18

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Big Nacho Karaoke

Aug

18

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Big Nacho Karaoke

Cobalt Party - Invitation Only

Join us for a night of celebrating Cobalt Boats.

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Aug

19

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

19

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Salty View

Aug

19

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Salty View

Aug

19

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Them Pesky Kids

Aug

19

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Them Pesky Kids

Aug

20

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake

Shake The Lake

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Aug

20

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Aug

20

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Aug

20

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Good for Gary

Aug

20

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Good for Gary

Aug

20

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Them Pesky Kids

Aug

20

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Them Pesky Kids

Aug

21

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Jake Gill Acoustic

Aug

21

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Jake Gill Acoustic

Aug

21

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

22

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

23

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

24

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

25

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Big Nacho Karaoke

Aug

25

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Big Nacho Karaoke

Aug

26

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

26

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Aug

26

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Brad Morgan

Aug

26

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Brad Morgan

Joystick

Aug

26

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Joystick

Aug

27

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake

Shake The Lake

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Aug

27

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Aug

27

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Itty Bitty Boji Band

Aug

27

2:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Itty Bitty Boji Band

Aug

27

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Brad Morgan

Aug

27

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Brad Morgan

Aug

27

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Joystick

Aug

27

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Joystick

Aug

28

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Tristan Marquardt

Aug

28

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tristan Marquardt

Aug

28

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

29

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

30

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Aug

31

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Sep

1

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Big Nacho Karaoke

Sep

1

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Big Nacho Karaoke

Sep

2

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Sep

2

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Sep

2

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Fridays @ 7

Farm Rock

Sep

2

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Farm Rock

Birdchild

Sep

2

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Birdchild

Sep

3

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shake The Lake

Shake The Lake

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Sep

3

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Sep

3

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Millers Bay Yacht Party

Sep

3

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Farm Rock

Sep

3

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Farm Rock

Sep

3

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sunset & Fireworks Cruise

Birdchild

Sep

3

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Birdchild

Sep

4

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

OBW Dock Hop - Sundays

Sep

4

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Barefoot Dock Hop

Barefoot Dock Hop

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Sep

4

Siesta Cruise - Family Friendly

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Farm Rock

Sep

4

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Farm Rock

Birdchild

Sep

4

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Birdchild

Minority Falls

Sep

9

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Minority Falls

Minority Falls

Sep

10

9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Minority Falls

Octikifest with Acoustic Mayhem

Sep

24

Marinas

  • Parks Marina Okoboji

    Located on East Lake Okoboji offering sales, service, storage, boat rentals, pro-shops, and specialty retail stores. Featuring boat brands by Barletta Pontoons, Cobalt Boats, Crownline, Crest, Nautique, Premier,  Robalo, South Bay and Supra

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  • Parks Marina Sioux Falls

    Located on 4300 Cliff Ave in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was an expansion of Parks Marina Okoboji and is a full services marina.

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  • Okoboji Boat Works

    Located on West Lake Okoboji, Okoboji Boat Works (OBW) is Okoboji's oldest marina. It is the central location for our excursion boats as well as pontoon and boat rentals. Home to the world's largest Fish Shake and the legendary Shake the Lake cruise.

    Open Now

Dining

  • Snapper Turtle Bay Café

    Snappers Turtle Bay Cafe and enjoy our relaxing laid back island atmosphere that you can only find along the waters of Turtle Bay. Open to the public for lunch and dinner. 

    Open Now
  • The Barefoot Bar

    The Barefoot Bar is your authentic Key West inspired tiki bar with Palm Trees in Iowa! Beach-fare food, free live entertainment and famous Full Moon Parties. Shop for your shirt or souvenir with the world-famous Barefoot logo. 

    Closed Now
  • The Garden

    Located on the shores of West Lake Okoboji The Gardens has it all. Live entertainment, tons of tvs and enjoy great food and drinks!

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  • O’Farrel Sisters

    An Okoboji icon, OFS is Okoboji's oldest diner and is like taking a step back in time. A breakfast and lunch spot that is a family pleaser serving up their famous cakes and pies since 1941. 

    Open Now

Shops

  • The Barefoot

    Get our World famous Barefoot clothing. Our foot has traveled around the globe and is easily recognized by fellow patrons and previous visitors. While The Barefoot is not open year around you can still get your Barefoot clothing online or in our Parks Marina Pro Shop.

    Open Now
  • Palm At The Park

    Palm at the Park located on the top level of The Central Emporium is the the most colorful store in Okoboji carrying Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines and more.

    Open Now
  • West Boutique

    West Boutique located at Okoboji Boat Works has a largest selection of women's swim and other lady's fashion.  

    Open Now
  • The Central Emporium

    Built in 1901 The Central Emporium started off as a dance hall on the shores of West Lake Okoboji. After modifications and renovations throughout the decades The Central Emporium now serves as a boutique shopping mall and includes two restaurants.

    Open Now

Rentals

  • Boat, Pontoon and Waverunner Rentals

    Get out on the water. Our boat rentals are located at Okoboji Boat Works and offer pontoons and runabout. Captain your own boat or drivers can be provided for an additional cost.

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  • Event Space Rental

    Parks Boat Club located above Snappers at Parks Marina is Okoboji's premier event space. No matter the event we can accommodate your needs.

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  • Central Emporium Penthouse Rental

    Stay on the very top of Okoboji at the penthouse located top level of The Central Emporium. Enjoy a unique stay with gorgeous West Lake views

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Cruises

  • Private Cruises

    Enjoy a unique Okoboji experience with a private cruise. Our private cruises can be tailored for any event. Birthday parties, weddings, corporate events and more.

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  • Public Cruises

    Get out on the water with one of our public cruises. Our public cruising season runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend and offer daily cruising options. 

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  • Specialy Cruises

    Enjoy one of our novelty cruises - Light up the Night, Lost Shaker of Salt or Vikings cruise. Also enjoy extend holiday dock hops on Memorial Day, July 4th week and Labor Day weekend.

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