This Weekend at Grand Lake - June 14, 2024

A Fine Father's Day Weekend on tap...

Good Morning!

And a Happy Father’s Day Weekend to all you fine fathers out there. Keep up the good work!

Father Nature is certainly playing along this weekend - low 90s and squarely dialed in on Oklahoma lake-time weather.

Once you’ve been around the lake for a bit, you learn that there is an ebb and flow to the schedule of events around the lake. I’m not sure if we are ebbing or flowing right now, but there is kind of a lull from now until the chaos of the July 4th week.

But, that is perfect.

It gives us a chance to raft-out with family and friends, take a boat ride to the new Island Bar and Grill on Monkey Island, maybe get in a little Saturday morning yoga, do a little fishing, grab some fresh and local food at one of the markets, take in a Mooney’s sunset… you know, do some of the things that make Grand Lake livin’ so awesome.

So go do those things, and celebrate Dad.

Lots of live music out there this weekend, and here is what else 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

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Lake Level - As of 7 am, the lake level was 745.7’ with no gates open and ongoing generation. Surface water temps vary depending on where you are, right around 70 on the deep end and mid to upper 70s the further up the lake you go.

Route 66 Fest - For a little off-the-water small-town fun, head over to Vinita tonight and all day tomorrow for the Route 66 Festival. Live music, food trucks, vendors, kids zone and games - pretty much all the things that make these events great. Get all the details here:

Big Sale - If you are in the market for other people’s stuff, there is a huge sale Saturday morning starting at 8 at the storage units at Grand Meridian Resort in Cleora. You never know what you might find at a sale like this at the lake - several folks are participating and there will be some great finds! Hey - if someone finds a set of old-school trick skis, let me know!

Morrow’s Landing/Oliver’s Twist - Remember Morrow’s Landing, before that Oliver’s Twist, and for you OGs, The Decks before that? Well, it has been bought and it IS NOT a restaurant or bar. It has been converted to a private residence, and apparently, some of all y’all are still going there and parking at the dock and walking up and wandering around like it is still a business. But it is not. So the new owners kindly ask that you stop doing that. I think they have put up some signage on the dock, but if not, now you know.

Ann - Performances of Ann at Playmakers Theatre in Grove continue tonight (Friday!) and Sunday afternoon. It’s the rousing story of Ann Richards, and you don’t want to miss it. More details and how to reserve your spot HERE.

Picture in Scripture - The legendary Picture in Scripture theater near Disney kicks off its final season tonight (Friday) with the premier performance of Ruth: The Story of Redemption. More details can be found HERE, but performances continue on Friday and Saturday nights (except for July 5 & 6) through July 27th.


  • Midnight Bingo (well, 11 pm) happens at The Anchor tonight (Friday!)

  • Time After Time Antique Mall in Fairland is celebrating its 35th birthday on Saturday with an all-day carnival of fun events.

  • 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.

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

  • As always, visit the Events page for info on things coming up around the lake - including Fireworks!

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, June 14

  • RJ Smith & Josef Glaudie at Blind Swine Duck Creek - 6 ish

  • Chloe Johns at Doc’s - 7 ish

  • Clint & Frank at Mooney’s - 8:30 ish

  • Erin Fitzgibbon at Sharky’s - 8 ish

  • Running on Empty at Cherokee Casino Grove - 8 pm

  • Wilkie Jay at Grand Lake Casino - 8 pm

  • Ty Ellis & The Flatliners at R Bar Dance Hall and Saloon - 9 ish

  • Robbi Bell at Blind Swine Monkey Island - 9 ish

  • DJ & Karaoke at Big Shots - 9 ish

Saturday, June 15

  • Tim Gilliam at Blind Swine Duck Creek - 6 ish

  • Michelle Warren Duo at Mooney’s - 8:30 ish

  • Reverse Reaction at Drunken Rooster - 8 ish

  • Torn at Eddy’s - 8 ish

  • Jump Suit Love at Sharky’s - 8 ish

  • Ugly’s Bar and Grill Gone Wild West Party with Quinn Peterson - 8 ish

  • Reversing Radio at Cherokee Casino Grove - 8 pm

  • DJ Kennedy Rockstar Karaoke at Bernice VFW - 8 pm

  • Magen Faulconer at Big Shots - 8 pm

  • The Midwestern Playboys at Blind Swine Monkey Island - 9 ish

  • DJ K Bandito at Big Shots - 10 ish

Sunday, June 16

  • Melissa Christine at Sharky’s - 4 pm ish

  • Zack Henry at Juan Montez - 4 pm

  • James Muns solo 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:

BranumUP Automatic Boat Covers has your boat covered, literally. And it couldn’t be more convenient. Get your today!

Monkey Island RV Resort and Cabins is the premier RV resort not just on Monkey Island, but on the lake. Check them out for your next stay.

Sunset Views Vacation Cottage is lakefront, with a boat dock and slip, and is pet friendly. Oh, and the views! Find it on AirBnB and VRBO.

Safe Home Watch and Concierge ( ← FB link) is a new business in the area offering home watch services while you are away. Check them out!

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

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 has a new website! Check it out and give him a call 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.

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!

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