Buena Vista University brings an exceptional variety of speakers and cultural events to the area. Various musical and theatrical ensembles from around the world have performed on the BVU stage. Past speakers include George Bush and Margaret Thatcher. For a schedule of events, visit www.bvu.edu/departments/academicaffairs/aces/academic.
Witter Gallery offers artists a place to view exhibits of all kinds and to participate in various classes, lectures and more. Displays change monthly. The Buena Vista University art gallery features the work of renowned artists and BVU art students. Take a stroll through these fine galleries to see how the arts are alive in Storm Lake.
For a spectacular celebration, drive in for the annual Star Spangled Spectacular. Each year, 30,000 people enjoy the Independence Day festivities. Revel in the 150-entry Big Parade that winds along the lake, wander through Artists Alley and enjoy entertainment all day long. All events are held in our beautiful city parks. At dusk, people gather to perch on rocks by the lake and gaze at the patterns of the fireworks reflected on the water.