Preparation is the “name of the game” when it comes to planning an event. The Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau will go the extra mile with you to ensure your convention or event is successful and that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable.

When planning an event, you want to be confident that you have selected the best site with the most offerings without breaking your budget. Our staff will work with you, giving you access to our pool of community resources, experiences and connections, while keeping the planning process simple.

Many steps are required for planning a successful event. Below are downloadable checklists to get you started, and to make the process easier for you and your organization. From experience, we know the importance of advanced preparation and getting the right people involved. When these align, you will be amazed at how simple it is to plan a large function.

Download Our Meeting Planner Checklists

Fish our lakes

The possibilities are endless on our 30 recreational lakes…boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, hydro biking, paddle boarding and so much more!

Fishing Report

Explore our Trails

Surrounded by beautiful lakes and scenery…who wouldn’t take a hike or a leisurely bike ride to enjoy the view? With miles of trials to choose from, you can always find new places to explore.

Trail Report

Just for Planners

The Willmar Lakes Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is your resource for information on the Willmar Lakes Area. Our staff will work with you to tailor our services to meet your needs! Think of us as a free assistant, working for you, to make sure your stay is enjoyable and your meeting is a success!

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Submit an Event

Got an event you’re hosting in one of our communities? Send us the details so we can help spread the word!

Submit Your Event