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Upcoming Events in Keokuk Iowa


April

13 - 15 Battle of Pea Ridge Civil War Re-enactment - Relive the 1862 battle won by a Keokuk general.

Ph: 319-524-5599 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: keokukia@interl.net
Web: www.keokukiowatourism.org

June

9 Keokuk Racer's Reunion - Keokuk, iowa has long been called the "Home of Champions" or the "Racing Capital of the World". Four of Keokuk's more famous drivers were Ernie Derr, Don White, Ramo Stott and Dick Hutcherson. Ernie Derr is the most winning driver of all Keokuk residents who raced from 1950-1974. Ernie has 12 National Championships to his credit and an all-time record of approximately 350 first place finishes. Don White raced USAC, ARCA and IMCA circuits from 1950-1972. Don is the all-time USAC stock car champion in 1954, 1955 and 1958. Ramo Stott raced from 1967-1977 and 1984. Ramo, former ARCA and reigning USAC stock car champion, won the pole for the 1976 Daytona 500. Dick Hutcherson raced IMCA and ARCA from 1963-1967. He won the IMCA driving title twice in 1963 and 1964. Dick headed south to NASCAR in 1965 and finished second in overall points to Ned Jarret. He finished second behind Richard Petty in 9 races. Some other well known Keokuk drivers were Gordon Blankenship Sr., Ron Hutcherson, Jerry McCredie, Lem Blankenship and Darrel Bradley.

Address: River City Mall , Keokuk, Iowa
Ph: 319-524-2742 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: keokukracingstore@hotmail.com
Web: www.keokuk.com/racingchampions

July

4 - 6 Medicine Eagle Gathering of the People Pow Wow - All drums, dancers and public welcome.

Reeawaken Native dreams and traditions . . . . .
Rekindle and awake the history of Native past . . . . .
Share cultural diversity with native arts, crafts, dance, music and education . . . . .
Bring understanding, love and unity . . . . .
Honor Mother Earth and all her creatures . . . . .
Honor those who have passed . . . . .

Address: Rand Park , Keokuk, Iowa
Ph: 319-526-3846 (Always call and confirm events)

12 - 14 Annual International L-Bird Fly-In Convention - Warbirds, Liaison Planes, Military Trainers, Spot Landings, Bomb Drops, Formation Flying.

Address: Keokuk Municipal Airport, 2504 - 340th S , Keokuk, Iowa
Web: www.keokukchamber.com

August

3 - 4 Rollin' on the River Blues Fest - IOWA'S BEST FEST BY A DAM SITE - Keokuk, Iowa presents it's end of the summer blues festival on the third weedend of August each year. At various times they feature fund-raisers, the best of the blues!

"Through the years, Rollin on the River has presented some of the
finest in blues music. We've had everyone from A to Z
(Anson Funderburg to Buckwheat Zydeco). - Jim Wells

Address: Victory Park , Keokuk, Iowa
Ph: 800-383-1219 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.keokukchamber.com

September

14 - 16 Rocktober Geode Fest & Hunt - Celebrating Iowa's state rock, the Keokuk Geode, with guided hunts, geode cracking, swap area.

Ph: 800-383-1219 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: keokukia@interl.net
Web: www.keokukiowatourism.org

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Keokuk National Cemetery

Iowa's only national cemetery, designated by Congress at the same time as Arlington National Cemetery. Union and Confederate soldiers, as well as members of the military representing all conflicts since the Civil War, are buried here.

Keokuk, IA Cemeteries



George M. Verity Riverboat Museum

This museum is on the George M. Verity, a retired paddlewheel steamboat built in 1927 and retired in 1960. View its original boiler, machinery, crew quarters and pilot house. Photos of 19th century riverboats and artifacts of the steamboat era are also displayed on this national historic landmark. Keokuk, IA Museums


Miller House Museum

Home of Supreme Court justice appointed by Abraham Lincoln. Federal-style house with 19th century furnishings. Special exhibits include an early dentist's office, American Indian artifacts, the building of the dam and powerhouse and a children's room

Keokuk, IA Museums

Things to do near Keokuk, IA

Waubonsie Trail

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Observation Deck

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Winfield Historical Society and Museum

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Spirit Hollow Golf Course

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