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West Bend celebration

07-01 WEST BEND — Friday, starts with the Hawkeye FFA Alumni Tractor Ride at 8 a.m., registration begins at 7 a.m. at West Bend Red Power.; Kids Pedal Tractor Pull on Main Street at 5 p.m.; the Palo Alto County Cattlemen will have a BBQ on Main Street from 5 to 7 p.m.; 5K Glow Run/Walk at 10 p.m. more »»

Gowrie Fourth of July celebration

07-01 GOWRIE — Friday, the Great Plains FFA Tractor Ride will depart from Laurel Park at 9 a.m.; swimming pool from 12:30 to 6 p.m.; the carnival will be at City Park from 6 to 11 p.m.Saturday, the Firecracker 40 Bike Ride will start at 8 a.. more »»

Fridays on the Plaza

Fridays on the Plaza07-01 FORT DODGE — The Fort Dodge Noon Lions Club will hold Fridays on the Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Ninth Street and Central Avenue. The club will be serving hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, chicken breast or ribeye sandwiches. Chips and beverages are also available. more »»

Vineyard Vibrations Soldier Creek Winery: Dakota Park

07-01 Dakota Park will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 1 at Soldier Creek Winery, 1584 Paragon Ave. Bring a lawn chair. Free admission. more »»

Chautauqua celebration in Sac City

07-01 SAC CITY — Friday, 7 p.m., Scoop the Loop: 9 p.m., free Hometown Pride Movies at Chautauqua Park. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sac County Farm Bureau Cookoff, set up at 8 a.m. and judging at 5 p.m.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farmer’s Market on Sixth Street; 1 p.m., Kiddie Parade on Sixth Street; 10 a. more »»

Lake View celebration

07-02 LAKE VIEW — Saturday, 6 p.m., concert, Ras Badjao & The Tarakis with special guest Josh Lawler. No admission fee. more »»

Lake Cornelia celebration

07-02 LAKE CORNELIA — Saturday, Rowan Lions Club will serve breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. more »»

Chautauqua celebration in Sac City

07-02 SAC CITY — Friday, 7 p.m., Scoop the Loop: 9 p.m., free Hometown Pride Movies at Chautauqua Park. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sac County Farm Bureau Cookoff, set up at 8 a.m. and judging at 5 p.m.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farmer’s Market on Sixth Street; 1 p.m., Kiddie Parade on Sixth Street; 10 a. more »»

Gowrie Fourth of July celebration

07-02 GOWRIE — Friday, the Great Plains FFA Tractor Ride will depart from Laurel Park at 9 a.m.; swimming pool from 12:30 to 6 p.m.; the carnival will be at City Park from 6 to 11 p.m.Saturday, the Firecracker 40 Bike Ride will start at 8 a.. more »»

Farmers Market

Farmers Market07-02 FORT DODGE — Farmers Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the northwest corner of the Crossroads Mall parking lot. more »»

Hillbilly Sale and Flea Market

07-02 FORT DODGE — Hillbilly Sale and Flea Market is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Webster County Fairgrounds. Gate admission is $1 per person 12 and ove. more »»

“Snakes Alive!”

07-02 EMMETSBURG — Palo Alto Conservation Board and Nature Center’s Summer Program “Snakes Alive!” is 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lost Island Lake Nature Center. more »»

KYL kids movie

KYL kids movie07-02 WEBSTER CITY — The Kendall Young Library, Webster City, will present the movie “Polar Express” from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the library. more »»

West Bend celebration

07-02 WEST BEND — Friday, starts with the Hawkeye FFA Alumni Tractor Ride at 8 a.m., registration begins at 7 a.m. at West Bend Red Power.; Kids Pedal Tractor Pull on Main Street at 5 p.m.; the Palo Alto County Cattlemen will have a BBQ on Main Street from 5 to 7 p.m.; 5K Glow Run/Walk at 10 p.m. more »»

Fort Dodge: 2016 Fireworks Free Concert

07-02 FORT DODGE— Saturday, 2016 Fireworks Free Concert at the Fort Frenzy Plaza, 3232 First Ave. S. Flywheel will perform at 6 p.m., Head East at 7:30 p.m., fireworks at dusk. more »»

Potluck and Concert: A Celebration of Parks: Spirit of Chautauqua Iowa Music Tour

07-02 FORT DODGE — Webster County Conservation is holding a Potluck and Concert: A Celebration of Parks: Spirit of Chautauqua Iowa Music Tour at 7 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park. Bring a picnic basket and enjoy the live music. more »»

Night Paddling

07-02 BRUSHY CREEK — Webster County Conservation is holding Night Paddling at 9 p.m. Saturday at the south boat ramp at Brushy Creek. Canoes with lights will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Lights are required on all vessels. more »»

Webster City fireworks

07-02 WEBSTER CITY — Saturday, 10 p.m., fireworks at the Webster City High School practice football fiel. more »»

Algona fireworks

07-03 ALGONA — Sunday, fireworks at the fairgrounds at dusk. more »»

Kiwanis Flight Breakfast

07-03 EMMETSBURG — The Kiwanis Flight Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the Emmetsburg Airport. more »»

Chautauqua celebration in Sac City

07-03 SAC CITY — Friday, 7 p.m., Scoop the Loop: 9 p.m., free Hometown Pride Movies at Chautauqua Park. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sac County Farm Bureau Cookoff, set up at 8 a.m. and judging at 5 p.m.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farmer’s Market on Sixth Street; 1 p.m., Kiddie Parade on Sixth Street; 10 a. more »»

West Bend celebration

07-03 WEST BEND — Friday, starts with the Hawkeye FFA Alumni Tractor Ride at 8 a.m., registration begins at 7 a.m. at West Bend Red Power.; Kids Pedal Tractor Pull on Main Street at 5 p.m.; the Palo Alto County Cattlemen will have a BBQ on Main Street from 5 to 7 p.m.; 5K Glow Run/Walk at 10 p.m. more »»

Hillbilly Sale and Flea Market

07-03 FORT DODGE — Hillbilly Sale and Flea Market is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Webster County Fairgrounds. Gate admission is $1 per person 12 and ove. more »»

Outdoor service

07-03 OTHO — Otho-Kalo Church, Otho, will host Gary Burd holding an outdoor service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on the north side of the church. Burd is a minister from Amarillo, Texas. The service is being held in respect to all branches of the service. Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs. more »»

Gowrie Fourth of July celebration

07-03 GOWRIE — Friday, the Great Plains FFA Tractor Ride will depart from Laurel Park at 9 a.m.; swimming pool from 12:30 to 6 p.m.; the carnival will be at City Park from 6 to 11 p.m.Saturday, the Firecracker 40 Bike Ride will start at 8 a.. more »»

Sunday Vineyard Vibrations: Scott Kirkhart

07-03 Dakota Park will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 3 at Soldier Creek Winery, 1584 Paragon Ave. Bring a lawn chair. Free admission. more »»

Fireworks over the Lake

07-03 LITTLE WALL LAKE — Sunday, Hamilton County Conservation will host the 11th annual Fireworks over the Lake at Little Wall Lake. Starting at 4 p.m., there will be rendition drawings for a new lodge at the park on display. Sweet Treats Ice Cream will be on hand to sell locally made ice cream. more »»

Cylinder celebration

07-03 CYLINDER — Sunday, kids games begin at 6:30; live music by the Buck Hollow Band beginning at 6 p.m., there will be pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, chips and drinks available for purchase; fireworks will be at dusk. more »»

Karl L. King Municipal Band Concert

Karl L. King Municipal Band Concert07-03 The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Oleson Park Bandshell, 1400 Oleson Park Ave. There is no charge.Before each concert, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host an ice cream social that will have homemade ice cream and fresh baked goods for purchase starting around 6:30 p.m. more »»

Wesley Fourth of July

07-04 WESLEY — Monday, A fun filled day of events including men’s slow pitch softball tournament, sand volleyball tournament, kids games, kids corn box, kids pedal tractor pull, kids crafts, Patriotic Kiddie Parade, Cow Pie Bingo. BBQ chicken and ribs. Fireworks held at the school park at dusk. more »»

Otho Fourth of July

07-04 OTHO — Monday, 7 to 11 a.m., pancake breakfast at the Otho Fire Station; parade starts at 1:30 p.m.; fireworks at dusk. more »»

Gowrie Fourth of July celebration

07-04 GOWRIE — Friday, the Great Plains FFA Tractor Ride will depart from Laurel Park at 9 a.m.; swimming pool from 12:30 to 6 p.m.; the carnival will be at City Park from 6 to 11 p.m.Saturday, the Firecracker 40 Bike Ride will start at 8 a.. more »»

Chautauqua celebration in Sac City

07-04 SAC CITY — Friday, 7 p.m., Scoop the Loop: 9 p.m., free Hometown Pride Movies at Chautauqua Park. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sac County Farm Bureau Cookoff, set up at 8 a.m. and judging at 5 p.m.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farmer’s Market on Sixth Street; 1 p.m., Kiddie Parade on Sixth Street; 10 a. more »»

Emmetsburg Fourth of July

07-04 EMMETSBURG — Monday, all activities in Soper Park. 9 a.m., VFW will be hosting the children’s games of tricycle race, water balloon toss and foot races, no charge to participate; 10 a.m., registration for City Recreation 3 on 3 Basketball tournament for both boys and girls; 10 a.. more »»

Bancroft Fourth of July

07-04 BANCROFT — Monday, parade at 10:30 a.m.; fireworks at 10 p.m. more »»

Twin Lakes boat parade and fireworks

07-04 TWIN LAKES — Monday, boat parade line up at 5:30 p.m., Dave and Mary Gidel are the grand marshals, the theme is Favorite Movie; fireworks at 10 p.m. The rain date is July 5. more »»

Humboldt Fourth of July

07-04 HUMBOLDT — Monday, 7 p.m. Parade, Sumner Avenue; 10 p.m., fireworks at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. Rain date for the fireworks is July 5. more »»

Children's Summer Adventures: Jester Puppets

Children's Summer Adventures: Jester Puppets07-05 A Children's Summer Adventure will be held at 10 am. on July 5 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave., with the Jester Puppets. There is no charge. more »»

Fridays on the Plaza

Fridays on the Plaza07-08 FORT DODGE — The Fort Dodge Noon Lions Club will hold Fridays on the Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Ninth Street and Central Avenue. The club will be serving hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, chicken breast or ribeye sandwiches. Chips and beverages are also available. more »»

Vineyard Vibrations Soldier Creek Winery: Ryne Doughty

07-08 Ryne Doughty will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 8 at Soldier Creek Winery, 1584 Paragon Ave. Bring a lawn chair. Free admission. more »»

Farmers Market

Farmers Market07-09 FORT DODGE — Farmers Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the northwest corner of the Crossroads Mall parking lot. more »»

Market On Central

Market On Central07-09 FORT DODGE — Market On Central is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in historic downtown Fort Dodge. Entertainment will include You Knew Me When, an Indie folk-rock duo from Nashville, Tennessee, performing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market is held the second and fourth Saturdays June through September. more »»

Sunday Vineyard Vibrations: Jessica McClintock

07-10 Dakota Park will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 10 at Soldier Creek Winery, 1584 Paragon Ave. Bring a lawn chair. Free admission. more »»

Karl L. King Municipal Band Concert

Karl L. King Municipal Band Concert07-10 The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Oleson Park Bandshell, 1400 Oleson Park Ave. There is no charge.Before each concert, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host an ice cream social that will have homemade ice cream and fresh baked goods for purchase starting around 6:30 p.m. more »»

Children's Summer Adventures: Dan Kaercher

Children's Summer Adventures: Dan Kaercher07-11 A Children's Summer Adventure will be held at 10 am. on July 11 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave., with Dan Kaercher. There is no charge. more »»

Children's Summer Adventures: magician Rick Eugene

Children's Summer Adventures: magician Rick Eugene07-12 A Children's Summer Adventure will be held at 10 am. on July 12 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave., with magician Rick Eugene. There is no charge. more »»

Color Your World at the Fort Dodge Public Library

Color Your World at the Fort Dodge Public Library07-12 The next “Color Your World” adult coloring sessions will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Fort Dodge Public Library.The two sessions will be in the large meeting room. Coloring sheets, colored pencils and markers, and light snacks will be provided. more »»

Color Your World at the Fort Dodge Public Library

Color Your World at the Fort Dodge Public Library07-12 The next “Color Your World” adult coloring sessions will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Fort Dodge Public Library.The two sessions will be in the large meeting room. Coloring sheets, colored pencils and markers, and light snacks will be provided. more »»

Pair Extraordinaire

Pair Extraordinaire07-14 Join us for a wine pairing experience! The cost will be $35/person for 2 glasses of wine and the food that is paired with it. more »»

Fridays on the Plaza

Fridays on the Plaza07-15 FORT DODGE — The Fort Dodge Noon Lions Club will hold Fridays on the Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Ninth Street and Central Avenue. The club will be serving hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, chicken breast or ribeye sandwiches. Chips and beverages are also available. more »»

Farmers Market

Farmers Market07-16 FORT DODGE — Farmers Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the northwest corner of the Crossroads Mall parking lot. more »»

Blues and BBQ

Blues and BBQ07-17 Join us for Vineyard Vibrations at Soldier Creek Winery on Sunday, July 17 from 3-5pm for free, live music by the Planetpassengers Duo. more »»

Karl L. King Municipal Band Concert

Karl L. King Municipal Band Concert07-17 The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Oleson Park Bandshell, 1400 Oleson Park Ave. There is no charge.Before each concert, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host an ice cream social that will have homemade ice cream and fresh baked goods for purchase starting around 6:30 p.m. more »»

Children's Summer Adventures: Webster County Conservation

Children's Summer Adventures: Webster County Conservation07-19 A Children's Summer Adventure will be held at 10 am. on July 19 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave., with Webster County Conservation. There is no charge. more »»

Fridays on the Plaza

Fridays on the Plaza07-22 FORT DODGE — The Fort Dodge Noon Lions Club will hold Fridays on the Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Ninth Street and Central Avenue. The club will be serving hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, chicken breast or ribeye sandwiches. Chips and beverages are also available. more »»

Farmers Market

Farmers Market07-23 FORT DODGE — Farmers Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the northwest corner of the Crossroads Mall parking lot. more »»

Market On Central

Market On Central07-23 FORT DODGE — Market On Central is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in historic downtown Fort Dodge. Entertainment will include You Knew Me When, an Indie folk-rock duo from Nashville, Tennessee, performing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market is held the second and fourth Saturdays June through September. more »»

Karl L. King Municipal Band Concert

Karl L. King Municipal Band Concert07-24 The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Oleson Park Bandshell, 1400 Oleson Park Ave. There is no charge.Before each concert, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host an ice cream social that will have homemade ice cream and fresh baked goods for purchase starting around 6:30 p.m. more »»

Children's Summer Adventures: Blank Park Zoo

Children's Summer Adventures: Blank Park Zoo07-26 A Children's Summer Adventure will be held at 10 am. on July 26 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave., with Blank Park Zoo. There is no charge. more »»

Senior Two Couple Best Ball Tournament

07-27 The Pocahontas Golf Club is sponsoring a Senior Two Couple Alternate Best Ball Tournament on Wedsnesday, July 27, 2016 with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Entry fee is $30.00 per couple. Carts are available for rent but not included in the registration fee. more »»

Children's Summer Adventures: African American Museum of Iowa

Children's Summer Adventures: African American Museum of Iowa07-27 A Children's Summer Adventure will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on July 27 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave., with the African American Museum of Iowa. There is no charge. more »»

Children's Summer Adventures: African American Museum of Iowa

Children's Summer Adventures: African American Museum of Iowa07-27 A Children's Summer Adventure will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on July 27 at the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave., with the African American Museum of Iowa. There is no charge. more »»

Forever Connected Grief Camp

Forever Connected Grief Camp07-27 Join UnityPoint Hospice on July 27 for Forever Connected, a family grief group for children. Families will be engaged in activities that will encourage kids to connect with their memories and feelings. Click here for more details and to register for this FREE program. more »»

Entrepreneur Innovation Expo 2016

Entrepreneur Innovation Expo 201607-28 Entrepreneur Innovation Expo 2016 Starlite Best Western in Fort Dodge 2-4 pm Workshop facilitated by Unv of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneur Center 4:30-5:30pm Iowa Innovation Showcase hosted by Iowa Innovation Corporation and Iowa Venture Capital Association 5:30-6:30 p... more »»

Fridays on the Plaza

Fridays on the Plaza07-29 FORT DODGE — The Fort Dodge Noon Lions Club will hold Fridays on the Plaza from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Ninth Street and Central Avenue. The club will be serving hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, chicken breast or ribeye sandwiches. Chips and beverages are also available. more »»

Farmers Market

Farmers Market07-30 FORT DODGE — Farmers Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the northwest corner of the Crossroads Mall parking lot. more »»

Karl L. King Municipal Band Concert

Karl L. King Municipal Band Concert07-31 The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Oleson Park Bandshell, 1400 Oleson Park Ave. There is no charge.Before each concert, the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host an ice cream social that will have homemade ice cream and fresh baked goods for purchase starting around 6:30 p.m. more »»

 
 
 
 
 

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