Mar 10

Looking for something to do?

Looking for something fun to do in the Willmar Lakes Area but not sure where to look?  Check out the online version of our 2014 Visitor Guide on our website  The Willmar Lakes Area is filled with a variety of different activities and the guide will help you select what things you would like to try.  It lists area attractions, lakes, restaurants, events and so much more!!  If you are interested in a paper copy of the guide, please give us call at 320-235-3552 ext. 2 or email!



Mar 07

It’s a Murder Mystery!

A real whodunit… ok…not really but enjoy a great Murder Mystery event at the Spicer Castle tonight, Friday, March 7th!!  If you haven’t tried one yet, tonight is the night!  They are offering specials on their Murder Mystery tickets for tonight.  The deal is by one get one free!!!  Give the Spicer Castle a call at 320-796-5870 and make your reservation!!!  You can go just for the dinner or even stay the night!!  The murder mystery starts at 8:00 p.m.


Mar 06

Think Spring!

It may be cold and snowy outside, but the fact that this weekend is the KWLM Spring Show definitely means spring is getting closer than we think!!  The KWLM Spring Show is being held at the Willmar Civic Center on March 8 and 9. This is a premiere trade show in the area featuring over 55 exhibitors! You could even win an Apple iPad Air…one will be given away each day of the show. Plus there will be hourly drawings both days at the KWLM booth for tickets to Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre.

KWLM will be doing various live removes on both dates!

Saturday’s schedule is:

9am-10am:  Todd Bergeth and the Coaches Corner Show

10am-11am:  Paul Stagg

11am-1pm:  JP Cola with an extended edition of Legislative Review

1pm-2pm:  Paul Stagg with the first Master Gardener show of the season

2pm-3pm:  Paul Stagg and live music from the “Three or Four Amigos”

The Spring Show will take place from 9am-5pm on Saturday, March 8th and 11am-4pm on Sunday, March 9th!! Weather forecast in the Civic Center is forecasted as Partly Cloudy and a balmy 70 degrees!  See you indoors at the Willmar Civic Center for the KWLM Spring Show!!

2014 KWLM Spring Show

Mar 05

Green Lake Bluegrass Band performs at the New London Little Theatre

Your Friday, March 7th plans should include an evening out at the New London Little Theatre!  The Green Lake Bluegrass Band is performing starting at 7:30 pm.  They are an amazing group and truly gifted musicians.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door on Friday!!  I’m thinking dinner at the Middle Fork Café and then music at the New London Theatre!!  Sounds like date night to me!!

Dec 23

Happy Holidays from the Willmar Lakes Area CVB!

Dec 12

Community Theatre Play Group to start at the New London Little Theatre

Are you a fan of theater and improvisation, enjoy plays, maybe curious about acting but not ready to commit to being in a production? The Little Theatre in New London is planning to start a Community Theatre Play Group!   The group will meet each month at the Theatre.  The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 19th at 6 pm. They are planning to read through plays together, play improvisation games and works!  The group is open to all ages!!!  This group sounds like a fun time!

The Little Theatre has plans to do 2 productions for the summer season! The first is a unique blend of improvisation, audience participation, music, and script. Join the villagers of the beautiful Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, as they tell tales, sing songs and mourn the passing of one of their own, the dearly departed Flanagan. You’ll be transported to the Emerald Isle to grieve as only the Irish can. You can share tales of your own experiences and misadventures with dear old Flanagan or simply enjoy the stories and songs of the locals as they recall Flanagan’s life.

The Little Theatre is also hard at work adapting Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz especially for the Little Theatre stage. Join Toto as he tells his puppies a bed time story of his adventures in Oz with Dorothy. This play calls for a cast of all ages. This August, elementary and middle school students can participate in a theater workshop and learn their roles as Munchkins, flying monkeys, and more while the big kids (and adults who still act like kids) bring the other characters of the land of Oz to life!

The area is very blessed to have two amazing Theatre options with both the New London Little Theatre and the  Barn Theatre in Willmar.  We encourage you to get involved in a production, try out the new play group at the Little Theatre or just take in a show!!

Dec 05

Holiday Inn Express open in Willmar!

It’s official, the newest hotel in Willmar is open!!  The Holiday Inn Express & Suites has opened there doors with 73 rooms (20 suites) at 250 23rd Street SE in Willmar!!  I had the opportunity to tour the new property and it is beautiful and a great addition to our lodging establishments in the area.