This Weekend at Grand Lake - May 31, 2024

Welcome to June! (Almost...)

Good Morning!

Alrighty then… might be a little rain around on this fine Friday, but it looks like it is shaping up to be an excellent weekend around the lake. Love it!

The fishing folks will be out in force this weekend with the return of the Big Bass Bash, so if you see a fishin’ boat hightailing it across the lake keep in mind that they might have a $100,000 fish in their boat and are trying to get to the weigh-in in time.

In fact, if I remember correctly from last year, the winning big fish of the weekend was weighed in at the very last possible minute on Sunday. Crazy!

I’ve got some things to get after this morning, so we are going to get right to it, BUT… in case you’ve missed it, the Grand Lake YMCA is having a “Sprint Triathlon” next Saturday morning at Wolf Creek Park as part of the Toes in the Grand weekend.

It’s not as crazy as the full thing, so if you want to get your Saturday off to a great start next weekend with a solid workout, you can get signed up HERE.

But that is then, and here is what you need to know for THIS weekend at Grand Lake:

Trouble On The Water?

  • Emergencies - Dial 911

  • Tow Boat US Grand Lake - (918) 782-8600

  • GRDA Non-Emergency - (918) 256-0911

  • GRDA Lake Rules, updated 9/22

Today’s Sponsor:

Experience the perfect Grand Lake getaway at Long's Resort, located on the deep-water Honey Creek arm, just minutes from Downtonw Grove. Enjoy cozy cabins with stunning lake views, a new dock with covered boat slips and a fish cleaning station, a private boat launch, a swimming beach and dock, and access to paddle boats, kayaks, and canoes. With direct access to excellent fishing spots and a professional guide service available, Long's Resort offers everything you need for a memorable lakeside vacation. Book your stay today at (918) 786-2332 or visit the website for more info.

Lake Level - As of 8 am, the lake level was 744.8’ with no gates open and ongoing generation. Lake temps are in the low 70s. Awesome!

Final Friday Postponed - Today (Friday!) was supposed to be the first Final Friday celebration in Langley with food trucks and live music. Alas, the organizers have postponed the event due to the threat of rain. It’s probably more accurate to say canceled for this month and they will try again next month. I’ll keep you updated.

Big Bass Bash - As noted above, it is Big Bass Bash weekend at Grand Lake - the opportunity for weekend anglers like you to get out there and catch a little dough. All it takes is to catch that big one! All the details, from rules to registration info, can be found HERE.

Dog-a-Thon - Versa K-9 For Vets and Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake are putting on a 1-mile fun walk with your dog to raise funds for the organizations this Saturday, June 1st in Grove. It is happening from 7 am to 3 pm at the Grove Soccer Fields in Rotary Centennial Park and everyone is invited. The entry fee is $10 per dog, and there will be food trucks and vendors on hand.

Camp Bandage - Free and open to the public, Camp Bandage – Grand Lake on Saturday at Grand Lake RV Resort in Duck Creek from Noon to 4 pm is an educational and fun-filled opportunity for children of all ages to learn critical safety information covering everything from outdoor recreation, water safety, health, first aid, weather, injury, substance abuse prevention, fire safety and much more.

Fairy Festival - There is a Fairy Festival at Lendonwood Gardens in Grove this Saturday from 1 to 5 pm. $5 entry includes magician Doug Anderson, plus music, fairy dances, and many more fairy-themed things. That’s all I know!


  • After several years away, the restaurant at The Landings Marina on Monkey Island is open again! Not sure of the details, but they are open…

  • The all-new Ketchum Eats Food Park on Hwy 85 in Ketchum is open Friday through Sunday, featuring Bradford’s BBQ.

  • Lawn-a-thon Family Fun games happen at The Anchor on Friday and Saturday afternoons, all summer long.

  • Lakeside Morning Yoga happens Saturday at 8 am on the lawn at Shangri-La Resort behind Doc’s.

  • Grove Farmer’s Market is at 8 am on Saturday in Downtown Grove.

  • The Saturday Market in Langley happens at 9 am, just north of Reasors.

  • Zumba Fitness Classes happen on Saturday mornings at 10:30 at Big Shots. $10 drop-in fee. After class - Happy Hour specials!

  • Singo! happens at The Anchor Saturday afternoon at 3.

  • Beau’s - the new deli and market opening north of Langley, is having a hiring fair this Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. Paid training!

  • Yoga in Garden at Lendonwood Gardens happens Sunday morning at 10 at the Japanese Pavillion.

  • Get your tickets for Barkaritaville, happening next Friday night, HERE.

  • Make your reservations now for Ann at Grove Playmakers Theatre, the rousing story of Ann Richards. It premiers next Friday. Details HERE.

  • Marina Del Rey Resort is looking for food trucks for their 3rd annual Food Truck Roundup happening around July 4th. Call 918-937-6103 for details and to secure your spot.

  • As always, visit the Events page for info on this happening soon around the lake.

Do you enjoy these newsletters? If so, maybe you want to buy me a coffee or 5 for my time in putting these together. It’s certainly not required, or even expected, but it’s always appreciated.

Fun & Entertainment

Note - If there is music happening around the lake and it’s not included here, it’s because folks haven’t let me know, and/or, even as of Thursday morning, there isn’t anything on Facebook. Just sayin’.

Friday, May 31

  • GTM & The Unlisted at Blind Swine Duck Creek - 6 ish

  • Rockwell at Doc’s - 6 ish

  • James Muns Band at Mooney’s - 8 ish

  • Whiskey Poet Society at Sharky’s - 8 ish

  • Yacht Club at Cherokee Casino Grove - 8 pm

  • Dime-a-Dozen at Grand Lake Casino - 8 pm

  • Pearson Brothers at R Bar Dance Hall and Saloon - 9 ish

  • Erin Fitzgibbon at Blind Swine Monkey Island - 9 ish

  • DJ Kennedy Rock Star Karaoke at Big Shots - 9 pm

Saturday, June 1

  • Ashlynne Grey at Blind Swine Duck Creek - 6 ish

  • Reverse Reaction at Mooney’s - 8 ish

  • House Party at Drunken Rooster - 8 pm

  • Travis Kidd at Eddy’s - 8 ish

  • Chris Bassett at Sharky’s - 8 ish

  • DJ Kennedy Rockstar Karaoke at Bernice VFW - 8 pm

  • Johnny Dale Roberts at Cherokee Casino Grove - 8 pm

  • Jumpin Jack Sax at Blind Swine Monkey Island - 9 ish

  • DJ K Bandito (??) at Big Shots - 10 ish

Sunday, June 2

  • Casey West at Sharky’s - 2:30 (I think…)

  • Dustin Pittsley with AngylDust at Mooney’s - 4:30 ish

Several updated and current listings can be found on the Homes For Sale page of the website. Click the image below to check them out now!

Special Thanks To:

All Seasons Patio ( ← FB Link) is now open in Langley (behind Sonic) with a great selection of patio furniture and lake ‘stuff’.

Picture in Scripture returns for it’s final season with Ruth: The Story of Redemption, beginning on June 14th.

Goldner Dock Construction is your go-to Grand Lake company for new dock construction, dock accessories, boat lifts, dock service, and maintenance.

Rocks and Docks Adventure Rentals in Disney has you covered with the best in UTV, boat, and jet ski rentals for your Grand Lake adventures.

Grand Lake Cruises offers the perfect way for you and your group to see the lake: enjoy the 24’ luxury pontoon experience and leave the driving to them!

Muscari Law, with offices in Grove and Tulsa, offers personalized and straight-forward legal guidance for your estate planning.

The Dock Dude ( ← FB Link) is the one to contact for all of your dock needs on Grand Lake.

The Golf Cart Guyz on Monkey Island do it all - sales, service, and even rentals for your Grand Lake adventure. And, an updated website. Click that link!

Keagan’s Coffee ( ← FB Link) features locally roasted beans and scratch-made deliciousness. Try them out today!

Candlewyck Cove is Grove’s #1 rated resort on Trip Advisor with a variety of accommodations for groups of all sizes at their beautiful lakefront location.

H20 Sport Rental has 4 locations, from Grove to South Grand, to handle any of your boat and watercraft rental needs. Reserve yours today!

JT Services offers complete septic services, portable restrooms, storm shelters, and, now, complete plumbing services, to property owners all over Grand Lake.

LakeTime Enterprises has a Business Center, Event Center, and Storage Center - all centrally located just North of Sailboat Bridge.

Grand Lake Lawn Care helps home and business owners from Langley to Monkey Island with all of their lawn and landscape needs.

PRIME Meats, Eats and Sweets is open for the season in Ketchum. Great meats, homemade treats, and even an awesome deli with delicious sandwiches.

Duck Creek Boat Club and Rentals is offering BIG discounts to full-time Grand Lake residents when you sign up in April. Call (918) 500-6491 for details.

Longs Resort on Grand is the perfect getaway spot IN Grove, located on the lake but just minutes from all Grove has to offer.

Shoreline Solutions is the call to make for all of your hardscape, outdoor living, and retaining wall needs in the Grand Lake area.

Grand Life Rentals has beautiful Grand Lake vacation rentals from Langley to Monkey Island. Find your perfect getaway today!

R&D Lawn Care is the call to make for all of your lawn and landscape needs in the Grand Lake area.

Kennedy Homes is the #1 custom home builder in Northeast Oklahoma, and that includes several Grand Lake area custom builds. Check them out today!

Java Don’s has the coffee, and more, that you need to power through your Grand Lake weekend!

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