Lake View, IA - Water Carnival

Festival or Event in Lake View, IA

An annual tradition that began more than six decades ago, the Black Hawk Lake Summer Water Carnival takes place each year on the third full weekend of July. Started in 1952 as a small carnival with dances and boat races, the event now attracts over 20,000 visitors to the shore of Black Hawk Lake. The water carnival offers many different festival activities taking place from Friday evening to Sunday evening. Visitors can enjoy midway rides by McDermott Shows and local food/entertainment stands that open on Friday and run all weekend long. In addition to all of that, there is entertainment on or near the West Stone Pier each day. As always, there is no admission charge to enjoy the entertainment at Summer Water Carnival. Come and join us for one of the area’s most beloved celebrations year after year!

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Lake View, IA 51450

Sac County, IA


Sac County, IA

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