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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/

25 - 27 Bonaparte's Annual Spring Festival & City Wide Yard Sales - Our Spring Festival Sales Event is memorial day weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
We are bringing together a large selection of vendors with a variety of products in our City Park which is found along our Historic Riverfront of Bonaparte, Iowa, 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. Alumni banquet luncheon will be at the Bonaparte School.

Will be listing vendors and vendors will post pictures of items that will be on hand that day on our facebook event page

Address: 803 First Street , Bonaparte, Iowa
Ph: 641-451-5294 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: dustang966@yahoo.com
Web: www.facebook.com/events/807521846122935
Fee: Free

June

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/

30 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/

30 Bonaparte Independence Day Celebration - Bonaparte Independence day celebration is our 4th of July Celebration we always have it the Saturday before the 4th. We are bringing together a large selection of vendors with a variety of products in our City park. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday events will include large inflatables for the kids and a parade at 5pm that goes through our downtown district and fireworks to be held at 10 pm.

Address: Bonaparte City Park, 803 First Street , Bonaparte, Iowa
Ph: 641-451-5294 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: dustang966@yahoo.com
Web: www.facebook.com/events/324202411377192
Fee: Free

August

5 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/

8 - 9IA0806003e010 - Bonaparte Bonaparte's Annual End of Summer Sales Event - We are bringing together a large selection of vendors with a variety of products in our City Park which is found along our Historic Riverfront of Bonaparte, Iowa between West and Orchard Streets.

This event is the same weekend as Bentonsport Flea Market and The End of Summer Rally in Keosauqua. A lot going on in the area be a great weekend to come see the Villages of Van Buren County and what we have to offer.

Will be listing vendors and vendors will post pictures of items that will be on hand that day.

For more info Contact: Dustin Troutman on Facebook or Call: 641-451-5294
The setup fee is 25.00 FOR the weekend weather you do ONE DAY OR both days

Address: City Park, 805 1st St , Bonaparte, Iowa
Ph: 641-451-5294 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: dustang966@yahoo.com
Web: www.facebook.com/events/2032017523694213
Fee: Free

October

12 - 13 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

12 - 13 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. including food, flea market items, crafts, home-based businesses, Addie Mae fudge and inflatables for the kids. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We are bringing together a large selection of vendors with a variety of products in our City Park which is found along our Historic Riverfront of Bonaparte, Iowa 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.

We will be listing vendors and vendors will post pictures of items that will be on hand that day.
There will be advertising on the radio, tv, classified papers, and news paper for this event. The event will be on a lot of community calendars, local newspapers, and fliers posted within 50 miles radius.

Address: City Park, 803 1st Street , Bonaparte, Iowa
Ph: 641-451-5294 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: dustang966@yahoo.com
Web: www.facebook.com/events/1757905474503083
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 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

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

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