2022 Okoboji Blue Water Festival

Join us at the Okoboji Blue Water Festival on Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Preservation Plaza at Arnolds Park, IA.

A Celebration of Water Quality in the Iowa Great Lakes.


One of the country’s most dynamic public speakers on the environment will deliver the keynote address at the 2022 Okoboji Blue Water Festival. Event co-chairs Greg Drees and Julie Peterson said bringing Pregracke to the seventh edition of the festival is a coup for the event “Chad embraces the festival’s theme of clean water, and he is excited to come here and share his impassioned journey with us,” Peterson said. Pregracke is the president and founder of Living Lands & Waters (LL&W) and for more than two decades has devoted himself wholly and tirelessly to cleaning up the nation’s rivers. “Chad’s enthusiasm is contagious and his work ethic unparalleled,” Drees said. “He will have festival patrons on the edge of their seats.”

Schedule of Events 2022

  • 8 AM-Chalkstock

  • 9:30 AM-Kid's Storytime

  • 10 AM -2 PM-Kid's & Family Activities

  • 10 AM-3 PM-Exhibitors

  • 10 AM-Fishing Seminar with Keith Kavajez

  • 3 PM – Chad Pregracke Keynote Address

  • 6:30 PM – The Firm in Concert

  • 7:30 PM – The Nadas in Concert

  • 9 PM – Melissa Etheridge in Concert

August 13, 2022 at 10:00am - 2pm
Preservation Plaza
Arnolds Park, IA
United States
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