Events

Event Calendar

Saturday July, 9th 2016 – Sunday August, 21st 2016

  • Junior Duck Stamp Artwork Display

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Visitor Center
  • Sat., July 9 through August 21 

    Junior Duck Stamp Artwork on Display - 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily 

    Red Rock Visitor Center Come see Iowa's 2016 Junior Duck Stamp Contest winners from students in grades K-12. The exhibit includes 36 pieces of artwork of Iowa's first, second, and third place winners. Rae Clinkenbeard, a 17-year-old from Denison, was awarded the 2016 Iowa Best of Show winner. Rae's entry was a hooded merganser done with colored pencils. Her original artwork was sent to Washington, D.C. to participate in the national contest and is now traveling the United States as part of the best of show winners from all fifty states. Also included in the exhibit this year are 16 winners from the Ukraine. This project, known as the Iowa USA/Vinogradovsky District Ukraine Student Art Exchange Project, made its debut in 1999. After a break of several years, the project is up and running again. Marvin Campbell, a resident of Newton, Iowa, is the chairperson for the Iowa/Cherkasy Sister States program OPEN - Organization Promoting Everlasting Neighbors. As part of this cultural exchange, the 2015 Iowa winners are on display in the Ukraine, while the Ukrainian contest winners travel Iowa with the Iowa winners.

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday July, 30th 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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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Agriculture

Saturday July, 30th 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, 30th 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, 30th 2016

  • Lucas Oil Knoxville Championship Cup Series 410's & 360's

  • Knoxville
  • 1000 N. Lincoln
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • 641.842.5431
  • Website
  • 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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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Racing

Saturday July, 30th 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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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday July, 30th 2016

  • Snake Lunchtime

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Visitor Center
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • Snake Lunchtime  

    Feeding day at the Visitor Center!  Stop by and join the center’s resident snakes as they have a bite to eat!

    Sat., July 30—1:00 p.m.—Visitor Center

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday July, 30th 2016

  • Stargazing 101

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Whitebreast Campground
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • Stargazing 101

    Sat., July 30-9:00 p.m.-Whitebreast Camp.

    Join Dr. Lee Wymore, amateur stargazer and biology teacher at Indian Hills Community College, to learn to identify some stars and constellations In our galaxy, the Milky Way. He’ll bring an 8" Dobsonian reflector telescope to observe the wonders of the night sky.

    (cancelled if cloudy/raining)

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Saturday July, 30th 2016

  • Tree I.D. Hike

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Whitebreast Campground
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • Tree I.D. Hike

    Sat. July 30- 10:00 a.m .-Whitebreast Camp.

    Come see the forest for the trees! Join Dr. Lee Wymore from Indian Hills Community College to take a look at some of the different species growing along the Stu Kuyper Nature Trail, and pick up a few tips how to identify them on your next outing!

    Outdoor programs will be cancelled if raining.

     

     

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Tuesday August, 2nd 2016

  • Farmers' Market

  • Knoxville
  • Downtown Knoxville
  • 641.943.2223
  • xxx
  • Website
  • Knoxville Farmers Market on Courthouse lawn, Tuesday 2:30 - 6:00 pm, Saturdays 8:00 - noon. Seasonal produce and baked goods.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Agriculture

Tuesday August, 2nd 2016

  • Show 'n Go Rides

  • Pella
  • Volkweg Trailhead
  • Pella, IA 50219
  • 641.628.1562
  • 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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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Wednesday August, 3rd 2016

  • Farmers' Market

  • Pleasantville
  • 905 W. Pleasant St.
  • Pleasantville, IA
  • 515.848.3316
  • xxx
  • Website
  • Pleasantville Farmers' Market

    Wednesday 4:00 - 7:00 pm

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Agriculture

Wednesday August, 3rd 2016

  • Live Snakes

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Visitor Center
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • Live Snakes!

    Wed., Aug. 3 - 10:00 a.m. - Visitor Center

    Fri., Sept. 2 - 7:00 p.m .- Whitebreast

    Like snakes? Get an up-close look at some of these slithery, scaly reptiles that call the lake

    area home. You might even get the chance to hold one of them!

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Thursday August, 4th 2016

  • A "Little Walk"

  • Lake Red Rock
  • Playscape - Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • A "Little Walk"

    Thurs., Aug. 4-10:00 a.m.-Playscape

    Nature is full of great adventures and new things to see, hear, smell, and touch! Young children and their families can join us for short "little walks" to investigate the world. Each walk will have a different theme, and may include a story, song, craft or other activities!

    Outdoor programs will be  cancelled if raining.

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  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Thursday August, 4th 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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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Agriculture

Thursday August, 4th 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 August, 4th 2016 – Friday August, 5th 2016

  • 26th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals

  • Knoxville
  • 1000 N. Lincoln
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • 641.842.5431
  • info@knoxvilleraceway.com
  • Website
  • The 360 Nationals encompasses a three-day format. With points meaning everything, and every wheel turned on the track meaning points, there is no time for a break.

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  • Fee: Yes
  • Category: Racing

Friday August, 5th 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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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Nature & Recreation

Friday August, 5th 2016

  • Red Rock: The Town Beneath the Lake

  • Lake Red Rock
  • North Overlook Picnic Shelter
  • Lake Red Rock
  • 641.828.7522
  • Website
  • Red Rock: The Town Beneath the Lake

    Fri., Aug. 5 — 8:30 p.m.—N. Overlook Picnic

    The town of Red Rock was once a thriving, industrious community and home to many colorful, pioneering people. Once hopeful that the Red Rock Dam would save them from the Des Moines River’s frequent flooding, it eventually sealed their fate.

    Join a Park Ranger to catch a glimpse of this historic settlement now lying beneath the waters of the lake!

    Outdoor programs will be cancelled if raining.

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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Culture & History

Saturday August, 6th 2016

  • 26th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals plus 305's

  • Knoxville
  • 1000 N. Lincoln
  • Knoxville, IA 50138
  • 641.842.5431
  • Website
  • 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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  • Fee: No
  • Category: Racing

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