Events

Event Calendar

Thursday June, 30th 2016

  • Farmers' Market

  • Pella
  • First Reformed Church Parking Lot
  • Pella, IA 50219
  • 641.628.2626
  • xxx
  • Website
  • Farmers' Market featuring seasonal locally grown produce, baked goods and crafts. Located in First Reformed Church parking lot, 2 blocks south of square in downtown Pella.

    Held each Thursday 3:00 - 6:00 pm & Saturday 9:00 - 11:00 am

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  • Category: Agriculture

Thursday June, 30th 2016

  • Miss Butterfly's Bug Bash

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape - Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • Thursday, June 30 - Miss Butterfly's Bug Bash! (preregistration required) - 1:00 p.m. - Playscape
    Miss Butterfly invites you to an all-bug extravaganza! Crafts, bug games, and "buggy" snacks will be part of the fun. Dress like your favorite bug and enjoy the party! (preregistration required - call the Corps office(641) 828-7522.)

     

    Outdoor programs will be cancelled it it is raining.


     

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Thursday June, 30th 2016

  • Thursday Night Wine & Small Plates at Tassel Ridge

  • Rural Marion County
  • 1681 220th St
  • Leighton, IA 50143
  • 6416729463
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • Thursday Night Wine & Small Plates at Tassel Ridge

    Small Plates served until 7:30 p.m.

    Grab your friends or make it a date night! Enjoy a glass of Tassel Ridge wine with your favorites from the evening’s Small Plates Menu: Chef Frank’s Salsa and Chips ($5); Chicken or Cheese Quesadillas served with Salsa, Guacamole, and Pico de Gallo ($7); Finalé Iowa Red Braised Short Ribs ($10); Pork Schnitzel with Spätzle and Arugula Salad ($9); Turkey and Brie Panini with Poached Pear and Arugula Pesto ($9); and Dessert of the Evening ($5). No reservations required

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  • Category: Culture & History

Thursday June, 30th 2016

  • Thursdays in Pella

  • Pella
  • Website
  • This Thursday's theme is Care and Share Carnival featuring carnival games sponsored by local non profit organizations.  Come out and learn about their missions, volunteer opportunities and the great work they do while having a blast in a carnival atmosphere!

    Head downtown for Thursdays in Pella! Every Thursday evening in June and July you are sure to have a blast enjoying live entertainment, . Each Thursday will begin at 6 with activities for kids, food vendors, displaysand more and will conclude with a city band performance at 8 pm. Activities are free or have very minimal cost.

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Thursday June, 30th 2016

  • Wine & 4th of July Art at Tassel Ridge

  • Rural Marion County
  • 1681 220th St.
  • Leighton, IA 50143
  • 641.672.9463
  • info@tasselridge.com
  • Website
  • Thursday, June 30—Wine & 4th of July Art at Tassel Ridge

    6:00–9:00 p.m.

    Paint your very own 4th of July Masterpiece in acrylics under the guidance of award-winning Iowa artist Gin Lammert. Gather a group of friends or make it a date night and have some fun creating some Patriotic Art for the 4th of July! Canvas, paint, and one glass of Tassel Ridge wine are included in the price. Additional Wine by the Glass and Small Plates will be available for purchase.

    Advance prepaid, non-refundable reservations required by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 27. Contact the Winery at 641.672.WINE (9463).

    $35 per person, plus tax—Harvest Club Member & 1 Guest: $30 per person, plus tax (includes one canvas, paint, instruction, and 1 glass of wine).

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Friday July, 1st 2016

  • Knoxville Bike Night

  • Knoxville
  • Downtown Knoxville
  • 641.828.7555
  • bronson@iowatelecom.net
  • Website
  • A great evening of entertainment and fun with bikes, bands, food and beverages. All on the square in downtown Knoxville on the first Friday of the month, May through September

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Friday July, 1st 2016

  • Nature's Fireworks: Fireflies

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Whitebreast Campground
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • Nature’s Fireworks: Fireflies

    Friday, July 1 - Nature's Fireworks:  Firefly Hike - 9:00 p.m. - Whitebreast Camp. (meet at parking lot by campground entrance)
    Ooh! Aah! The brilliant flashes of fireflies brighten the warm summer nights and offer a wonderful display! Take a walk in search of "nature's "fireworks" and learn a bit about the insects that create the show!

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Friday July, 1st 2016

  • Wine, Pizza, & Leighton Fireworks!

  • Rural Marion County
  • 1681 220th St
  • Leighton, IA 50143
  • Website
  • Pizza served until 9:00 p.m.

    Start your 4thof July Weekend at Tassel Ridge Winery! Enjoy an 11-inch individual Wood Fired Oven Pizza at Tassel Ridge Winery for $12. Choose a Margherita Pizza made with Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella, and Fresh Basil; a Pepperoni, Black Olive, and Shredded Mozzarella Pizza; an Arugula, Prosciutto, Pine Nut, and Shaved Parmesan Pizza; or a Leighton Special Pizza, made with Leighton Locker Brats, Caramelized Onions, and Brown Mustard, and pair it with your favorite Tassel Ridge wine, available for purchase by the glass. Then, watch the Leighton Fireworks, beginning at 10:00 p.m. from the Tassel Ridge Terrace. No reservations required.

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Friday July, 1st 2016 – Saturday July, 2nd 2016

  • Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series plus 305's

  • Knoxville
  • 1000 N. Lincoln
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • 641.842.5431
  • Website
  • Fireworks following Saturday's race.

    Knoxville Raceway, home of the Knoxville Nationals, is nestled in the hills of  Southern Iowa, and is truly the greatest half-mile dirt track in the World. Buoyed by tradition which dates back to the early 1900's, the track has become the mecca for sprint car fans throughout the world. It combines the greatest in sprint car racing with a small town atmosphere which makes each visit an enjoyable experience for young and old alike.

    Known in all corners of the globe as the Sprint Car Capitol of the World, Knoxville Raceway boasts 25,000 seats, 56 luxury suites and a racing surface which is always conducive to fast, side-by-side competition. More than 150 cars from 30 states, Canada, Australia and New Zeeland gather every August to match thier skills in a four-day event wheich has opften been describeed as the "indy of sprint car racing". The winner walks a ways with a $150,000 check and an open door to future opportunities in auto racing.

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  • Category: Racing

Saturday July, 2nd 2016

  • Build a Mini-Sailboat

  • Lake Red Rock
  • North Overlook Beach
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • Build a Mini-Sailboat!

    Sat., July 2- 10:00 a.m.- North Overlook Beach

    Mon., Sept. 5- 10:00 a.m.- Playscape

    Boat builders of all ages: test your design skills and build a tiny sailboat, then check its "seaworthiness" and speed on the shores of Lake Red Rock!  Boat building supplies will be provided. (iAdult supervision required for youngsters)

    Outdoor programs will be cancelled if raining.

     

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Saturday July, 2nd 2016

  • Farmers' Market

  • Knoxville
  • Downtown Knoxville
  • 641.943.2223
  • xxx
  • Website
  • Knoxville Farmers' Market, Courthouse Lawn.

    Saturday 8:00 - noon

    Tuesday 2:30 - 6:00

    Locally grown produce and baked goods.

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  • Category: Agriculture

Saturday July, 2nd 2016

  • Farmers' Market

  • Pella
  • First Reformed Church Parking Lot
  • Pella, IA 50219
  • 641.628.2626
  • xxx
  • Website
  • Weekly Farmers' Market at First Reformed Church Parking lot, 2 blocks south of the square in Pella.

    Saturday 9:00 - 11:00 AM

    Thursday 3:00 - 6:00 PM

    Locally grown produce, baked goods and crafts.

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  • Category: Agriculture

Saturday July, 2nd 2016

  • Knoxville Raceway Weekly Races

  • Knoxville
  • 1000 N. Lincoln
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • 641.842.5431
  • info@knoxvilleraceway.com
  • Website
  • Weekly Sprint Car races at the "Sprint Car Capital of the World".  The www.knoxvilleraceway.com website has details of each week's races and tips for first time racing fans.

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  • Category: Racing

Saturday July, 2nd 2016

  • Let's Go Paddling

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Roberts Creek
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • Let’s Go Paddling!

    Sat., July 2 —1:00-3:00 p.m.– Roberts Creek

    Sat., July 9-9:00-11 a.m.– N. Overlook Beach

    Sat., July 30-2:00-4:00 p.m.-Roberts Creek

    Sat., Aug. 20 —1:00-3:00 p.m.—Roberts Creek

    Sat., Sept. 3—1:00-3:00 p.m.—Roberts Creek

    Enjoy the chance to experience both canoeing and kayaking in the same day! Give one or both types of watercraft a try and see how much fun paddling can be! (You must be at least 10 years old to use kayaks. Life jackets will be provided. Programs may be cancelled if inclement weather/wind condi-tions.)

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday July, 2nd 2016

  • Marion County Historical Reenactment

  • Knoxville
  • 306 Willets Drive
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • The annual Marion County Historical Reenactment will be held on July 2nd at the Marion County Park Village. Visitors will meet the Army of the Southwest as they do Civil War maneuvers as well as ladies in Victorian era dress. The building of the Marion County Museum will also be open for the event. There is no admission charge. Event begins at 7:00 AM

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  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday July, 2nd 2016

  • Show 'n Go Rides

  • Pella
  • Volkweg Trailhead
  • 641-780-6919
  • timsquared@yahoo.com
  • Website
  • Show 'n Go Rides

    from mid April - Oct.

    Tuesdays, April - August at 6 p.m., September and October at 5:30 p.m.;
    Volksweg Trailhead, University & W. 5th, Pella; ride the trail.

    Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. Volksweg Trailhead, University & W. 5th, Pella; road ride to an area town. Mileage varies from 30 miles (early season) to 60-plus miles (training for RAGBRAI).

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Saturday July, 2nd 2016 – Monday July, 4th 2016

  • Pleasantvile Independence Day Celebration

  • Pleasantville
  • Pleasantville

    Friday, July 1

    4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Packet Pickup for Pleasantville Firecracker 5K

    Saturday, July 2

    8 a..m. Firecracker 5K at Pleasantville football field

    Monday, July 4

    7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast at Masonic Lodge

    8 a.m – 9 a.m. Flag raising ceremony

    9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Pet Show at City Square

    10 a.m. - Parade Line-Up at Pleasantville Middle School parking lot

    11 a.m. Parade

    12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch at Methodist Family Living Center

    1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Star Spangle Squad performance at Pleasantville High School Gym

    5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Family activities at Cora Shadle Memorial Park

    9:30 p.m. /Dusk – Fireworks at Cora Shadle memorial Park

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Sunday July, 3rd 2016

  • Fireworks in Knoxville

  • Knoxville
  • Airport
  • Knoxville

    Sunday, July 3

    Dusk-fireworks at the Knoxville Municipal Airport

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Sunday July, 3rd 2016

  • Meet Bobber, the Water Safety Dog!

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Whitebreast Beach
  • Website
  • Meet Bobber, the Water Safety Dog!

    Sun., July 3-1:00 p.m.—Whitebreast Beach

    Bobber is a fun loving dog that likes to meet new people and help them learn how to be safe around the water. Come meet him and pick up some great safety tips!

    Sun., July 3 - Meet Bobber the Water Safety Dog! - 1:00 p.m. - Whitebreast Beach
    Bobber is a fun loving dog that likes to meet new people and help them learn how to be safe around the water. Come meet him and pick up some great safety tips

    July 2-4-Bobber/Water Safety Dog Cartoons - 9:30-6:00 p.m.-Visitor Center

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Sunday July, 3rd 2016 – Monday July, 4th 2016

  • Bussey Independence Day Celebration

  • Bussey
  • Bussey

    Sunday, July 3

    2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Dallas City Limits

    4 p.m. Bussey Fire Department Supper in the park

    4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Party Time Karaoke

    6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Lucas Beebe and Brandyn Zellmer

    Monday, July 4

    7 a.m. - 9 a.m. Bussey Methodist Church Breakfast

    9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bussey Library book sale and silent auction

    10 a.m. - Parade

    11 a.m. - Flag raising by Ford Family – in Memory of Bob Ford

    11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Bussey Memorabilia at Bussey Community Center

    1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Shannon School of Dance

    2 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Twin Cedars Drill Deam

    2 p.m. - Bags tournament

    3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Joey Dursky

    5 p.m. - Kiddie Tractor Pull

    6 p.m. - 10 a.m. Pheonix

    10 p.m. Fireworks

    Food Stands available throughout the day along with wagon rides, pony rides, dunk tank, and games.

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

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