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Upcoming Events in Bonaparte Iowa


May

4 - 26 Bonaparte Farmers Market - We will have Our Farmers Market again this year in our parking lot Thursdays 3 to 6 pm May through October
anyone is welcome to setup for free
We like to have large variety of things on hand so all produce honey baked goods eggs home based businesses crafts flea market items all welcomed at our Weekly Event
Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1686026155018530/

Address: 306 Washington St , Bonaparte, Iowa
Ph: 6414515294 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 6414515294
Email: dustang966@yahoo.com
Web: www.facebook.com/events/1686026155018530/

27 - 29 Spring Festival Sales Event - Our spring Festival Sales Event is memorial day weekend May 28th 29th & 30th
We are bringing together a large selection of vendors with a variety of products in our City park 805 First Street Bonaparte Iowa 52620. Which is found along our Historic Riverfront of Bonaparte Iowa 52620 between West and Orchard Streets.

It is also our city wide yard sale weekend Dustin Troutman will be putting together the yard sale maps and they will be at all local businesses for our guests to pick up
contact him if interested in being on that 641 451 5294.

Will be listing vendors and vendors will post pictures of items that will be on hand that day on our facebook event page
https://www.facebook.com/events/1734195953481536/
For more info Contact: Dustin Troutman on Facebook or Call: 641-451-5294

Address: 803 First Street , Bonaparte, Iowa
Ph: 641-451-5294 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: dustang966@yahoo.com
Web: www.facebook.com/events/1734195953481536
Fee: Free

June

31 - 1 Bonaparte's American Heritage Celebration - Held in downtown Bonaparte. Schedule of Events: 12:00 pm Veterans Opening Flag Ceremony with Native Americans; 12:15 pm (throughout the day) Native American drumming, dancing & storytelling; Dan Barth Medicine Man Show at 1:30 pm and shows hourly after that in front of the Addie May Fudge Factory; 2 pm Dog Show & 3 on 3 Volleyball Tournament (held at boat dock area, check in at 1:30 pm); 4:30 pm Sanctioned Pedal Tractor Pulls; 5:00 pm Parade; 5:30 pm Maidrite Supper (served by American Legion Post); 6:00 pm 2nd Annual Southside Rodeo at Eagleview Arena; 8:00 pm The Harvest Band in the City Park Bandshell; Fireworks at Dusk; Street Dance after Fireworks.

We will have a large variety of vendors setup in the park Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 9pm.

Ph: 319-592-3400 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bonaparte-iowa.com/

17 Annual Daniel Christy Memorial Motorcycle Show - Held in memory of local resident, Daniel Christy, this bike show features 11 classes with 1st - 3rd place trophies awarded in each class and a Best of Show winner. There will be a 100 mile poker run following the trophy presentation, last bike out by 2:30 pm. This event raises money for the Daniel Christy Memorial Scholarship for a student to attend SCC for a degree in Tool & Dye.

Ph: 319-592-3400 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bonaparte-iowa.com/

July

1 - 4 Bonaparte Independence day celebration BBQ Cook off contest - Bonaparte Independence day celebration is our 4th of July Celebration we always have it the weekend before the 4th and it is a two day event. The BBQ cook off that will be judged at 7 pm check in starts at noon Saturday. The contest is one of the fun activities of our Independence day celebration. Saturday event will also have a parade at 5pm the goes through our downtown district and fireworks to be held at 10 pm
Contact Dustin Troutman
Phone: 6414515294
Bonaparte City Park, 803 First Street, Bonaparte Iowa 52620

Address: 803 First Street , Bonaparte, Iowa
Ph: 641-451-5294 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 641-451-5294
Email: dustang966@yahoo.com
Web: www.facebook.com/events/799613926851598/

August

30 Annual Off the Road Antique Appraisal Show - Bring your antiques & collectibles to the historic Bonaparte Opera House from 1 - 4 pm. Appraisers from the area will be there to appraise your treasures. Fee: $6 per item or $15 for 3 items. Items (only 3 per person please) will be viewed on a first come, first served basis with the Opera House opening at noon.

Appraisers: Rick Alexander, Certified Appraiser (IKN Advertising, Coin Operated, Country Store, & General Antiques); Wanda Roth (Vintage & Costume Jewelry); Bob Norman, Art Restoration & Conservator and William Taylor (Coin, Currency, Military Collectibles & Small Antiques)

Ph: 319-592-3400 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bonaparte-iowa.com/

September

9 Annual Taste of Chocolate - Held in the historic Whitely Opera House in downtown Bonaparte from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. This event offers over 400 pounds of homemade chocolate confections (fudges, cheesecakes, cookies, brownies, chocolate dipped items, & more) in bite size pieces displayed for you to indulge in creating your own special box of goodies to take home and enjoy! The cost is $9 per pound. Wine tasting from area wineries will also be available for you to sample and/or purchase wine to take home.

Ph: 319-592-3400 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.bonaparte-iowa.com/

October

7 - 8 Scenic Drive Festival - The Scenic Drive Festival is our largest festival of the year that is held during the peak of our spectacular fall foliage season, the second full weekend of October.

Bonaparte will have their streets lined with antique, craft & art vendors both Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm. Dan Barth's Medicine Man Show will be held at 10am & 1pm at Addie May Fudge Factory. No admission fee. The Olive Branch, with unique gifts & collectibles for all occasions, will be open from 9am-5pm. On Saturday only, enjoy a Soup Luncheon from 11am-1pm at the Opera House on Main St. A maid-rite lunch will be served at the Fire Station from 11am-2pm and a Ribeye or Pork Chop Dinner will be served at 5pm at the Fire Station. On Sunday enjoy a Soup Luncheon at the Opera House from 11am-2pm or a Sandwich Lunch at the Fire Station from 11am-2pm.

Ph: 800-868-7822 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.villagesofvanburen.com

7 - 8 Bonaparte Fall Festival - The Bonaparte Fall Festival as a part of the Scenic Drive Festival is our largest event of the year. With all the Villages of Van Buren County having their own activities over the weekend.
We are bringing together a large selection of vendors with a variety of products in our City park 805 First Street Bonaparte Iowa 52620. Which is found along our Historic Riverfront of Bonaparte Iowa 52620 between West and Orchard Streets.
We will also be having a Fall City Wide Yard Sale If locals would like to be on the Yard Sale Map Contact: Dustin Troutman on Facebook or Call: 641-451-5294

Address: 306 Washington St , Bonaparte, Iowa
Ph: 641-451-5294 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: dustang966@yahoo.com
Web: www.facebook.com/events/1521071478210168/
Fee: Free

November

25 Bonaparte Small Shop Saturday sales event - Bonaparte Small Shop Saturday sales event. Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm.
Kick off you holiday gift buying season right with some home town local vendor shopping for your loved ones.
At this event we bring a variety of vendors together with a large selection of products
we have a max of 19 vendors spaces available at this event located at 614 first street, Bonaparte Iowa 52620.
Will be listing vendors and vendors will post pictures of items that will be on hand that day.
Be sure to swing by our local shop also to find some great gifts for your friends and family.
Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1500819136913232/

Address: 614 first street , Bonaparte, Iowa
Ph: 641-451-5294 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: dustang966@yahoo.com
Web: www.facebook.com/events/1500819136913232/
Fee: free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Bonaparte Historic Riverfront District

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, downtown Bonaparte offers gift shops, antique stores and a well-known restaurant. The smallest Main Street community in the country, Bonaparte has been named one of 12 national "Distinctive Destinations"

Bonaparte, IA Historic Districts

Bonaparte Pottery

A pottery was housed in this brick structure from 1865 to 1896. See parts of the kiln foundation, 22-foot fir beams, the area where horses powered the mill, drying areas and more. Special events include pottery making on site with original molds.

Bonaparte, IA Historic Homes

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