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Upcoming Events in Mason City Iowa


January

10 - 31 A Century of Iowa Architecture - Exhibit of 50 photographs celebrating Iowa's architectural heritage. At the Charles MacNider Art Museum.

Ph: 641-421-3666 (Always call and confirm events)

February

21 Kid's Carnival - Activities for the whole family at Southbridge Mall.

Ph: 641-423-6688 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tbeavers@mmrs.com

2 River City Street Rods - Street rods and trailers on display at Southbridge Mall.

Ph: 641-423-3811 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tbeavers@mmrs.com

6 - 10 Boat Show - At Southbridge Mall.

Ph: 641-423-6688 (Always call and confirm events)

10 American Heart Association Walk - At Southbridge Mall.

Ph: 641-423-6688 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tbeavers@mmrs.com

March

22 - 24 North Iowa Home and Landscaping Show - New Home Manufacturers, Contractors, Remodeling Ideas, Kitchens, Windows, Doors, Fireplaces, Hot-Tubs, Sun Rooms, Insulation, Furniture, Carpeting, Heating, Cooling, Cookware, Siding, Vacuums, Internet, Landscaped Gardens, Lawn Tractors, Mowers, Chippers, and lots more!

Address: North Iowa Fairgrounds - Mason City, IA , Mason City, Iowa
Ph: 319-232-0218 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@iowashows.com
Web: www.iowashows.com

22 - 24 Spring Arts and Crafts Show - At Southbridge Mall.

Ph: 641-423-6688 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tbeavers@mmrs.com

April

7 North Iowa Farm Toy Show - 9am - 6pm.

Address: North Iowa Fair Grounds , Mason City, Iowa
Ph: 563-422-7000 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@northiowafair.org
Web: www.northiowafair.org

19 - 20 Badlands Bull Riding - Ph: 641423-3811 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.northiowafair.org

May

26 - 28 Midstates Hunter/Jumper Horse Show - Ph: 641-423-3811 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@northiowafair.org
Web: www.northiowafair.org

11 Walk MS: Mason City Walk - Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. This community event raises critical funds to support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. It is an experience unlike any other — a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections. Join friends, family and your community and walk to create a world free of MS. For more information and to register, visit myMSwalk.org.

Address: Mason City, IA , Mason City, Iowa
Ph: 800-582-5296 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: specialevents@mssociety.org
Web: www.mymswalk.org
Fee: free

16 - 20 North Iowa Band Festival - Parade through downtown with more than 25 marching bands. Carnival, free entertainment, craft show, car show, and food.

Ph: 641-423-5724 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.nibandfest.com

25 Stu Nevermann Memorial Run - Four-mile run.

Ph: 641-423-7830 (Always call and confirm events)

June

16 Thursday Night Live - Outdoor entertainment, music and food.

Ph: 641-494-0003 (Always call and confirm events)

25 - 26 MacNider Art Festival - Musicians, actors, magicians, balloon, artists, art activities for all ages, and Sunday art market at the MacNider Art Museum.

Ph: 641-421-3666 (Always call and confirm events)

26 Vintage Car Day and Trunk Sale - Items will be for sale out of the trunks of vintage cars, on the lawn of the Kinney Pioneer Museum. Refreshments, music.

Ph: 641-423-1258 (Always call and confirm events)

30 - 9 Midstates Hunter/Jumper Horse Show - Ph: 641-423-3811 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@northiowafair.org
Web: www.northiowafair.org

8 Annual Greek Festival - Village atmosphere with Greek food, bake sale, music, and Middle Eastern dancer. At Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church.

Ph: 641-423-6238 (Always call and confirm events)

14 - 16 Dressage Horse Show - Ph: 641-423-3811 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@northiowafair.org
Web: www.northiowafair.org

21 - 23 National Barrel Horse Association of Iowa State Show - Ph: 641-423-3811 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@northiowafair.org
Web: www.northiowafair.org

July

23 Annual Pork Barbecue - Old-fashioned barbecue and music, crafts. At Kinney Pioneer Museum.

Ph: 641-423-1258 (Always call and confirm events)

3 - 7 Clear Lake July 4th Celebration - Clear Lake’s premiere festival includes a midway, amusement rides, bingo, huge open-air craft show by the Lake, live music nightly in the band shell, a traditional Independence Day parade down Main Avenue, and the biggest and the best fireworks display in the area over the Lake on the 4th!

Ph: 641-423-2668 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.visitmasoncityiowa.com/

12 - 13 Up in Smoke BBQ Bash - Barbecue competition, chili cookoff, entertainment, food.

Ph: 641-421-0500 (Always call and confirm events)

17 - 21 North Iowa Fair - Games, rides, contests, food and entertainment. Livestock and 4-H shows, exhibits.

Ph: 641-423-3811 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@northiowafair.org
Web: www.northiowafair.org

August

26 - 28 Dressage Horse Show - Ph: 641-423-3811 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@northiowafair.org
Web: www.northiowafair.org

2 - 4 Civil War Battle and Encampment - Live entertainment, battle re-enactments, cannon and mounted cavalry demonstrations, soldier encampments.

Ph: 641-424-3519 (Always call and confirm events)

16 - 18 Pony of the Americas Horse Show - Ph: 641-423-3811 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@northiowafair.org
Web: www.northiowafair.org

September

31 Fiber Arts Festival - Quilts and woven items on display at Southbridge Mall.

Ph: 641-423-6688 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tbeavers@mmrs.com

6 - 8 Midstates Hunter/Jumper Horse Show - Bring your lawn chairs! Friday 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m.

Ph: 641-423-3811 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.northiowafair.org
Fee: Free

6 - 8 Flea Market at North Iowa Fairgrounds - BUY, SELL, TRADE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

Friday 4-8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Address: Kinney 4-H Building , Mason City, Iowa
Ph: 641-423-3811 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@northiowafair.org
Web: www.northiowafair.org
Fee: Free Admission

October

20 - 22 Fall Arts and Crafts Show - At Southbridge Mall.

Ph: 641-423-6688 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tbeavers@mmrs.com

5 - 6 AKC Dog Show - Ph: 641-423-3811 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@northiowafair.org
Web: www.northiowafair.org

11 - 13 Flea Market at North Iowa Fairgrounds - BUY, SELL, TRADE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

Friday 4-8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Address: Kinney 4-H Building , Mason City, Iowa
Ph: 641-423-3811 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@northiowafair.org
Web: www.northiowafair.org
Fee: Free Admissioin

November

17 Jingle Bell Run - Ph: 641-423-6688 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tbeavers@mmrs.com

24 Tuba Christmas - More than 100 tubas, euphoniums, baritones and sousaphones play holiday favorites at Southbridge Mall.

Ph: 641-423-6688 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tbeavers@mmrs.com

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Charles H. MacNider Museum

Tudor-style mansion with contemporary additions overlooks Willow Creek and features permanent collection of 19th and 20

Mason City, IA Museums

Meredith Willson Boyhood Home

In 1902 Meredith Willson, who immortalized his hometown of Mason City as River City in "The Music Man," was born in this 1895 house. It is now filled with family memorabilia, musical treasures and period furnishings.

Mason City, IA Historic Homes

Lime Creek Nature Center

Visit the 450-acre conservation education facility with its walking trails, restored prairie, and nature center featuring animal displays.

Mason City, IA Nature Centers

The Music Man Square

The 1912 River City Streetscape features an ice cream parlor, gift shop, and set designs from the Warner Brothers motion picture of "The Music Man." The museum is a tribute to the genius of one of America'

Mason City, IA Historic Districts

Frank Lloyd Wright Stockman House

Wright's first Iowa building, designed in 1908, restored and furnished with Arts and Crafts furniture and reproductions of period Wright furniture. The only middle-class home of his Prairie School period that is open to the public in the U.S.

Mason City, IA Historic Homes

Things to do near Mason City, IA

Rock-n-Row Adventures

Make reservations for a tube float down the scenic Iowa river, or enjoy miniature golf and driving range on site....

Promise of America Monument

Bronze sculpture of Norwegian immigrant family on restored prairie site....

1880 One-Room Schoolhouse

Period furnishings and school items, including schoolbooks, potbellied stove, desks, and dunce stool....

Lady of the Lake

Cruise aboard a double-deck sternwheel riverboat with bar, bandstand and dance floor. Narrated tours and private charters are...

Charles H. MacNider Museum

Tudor-style mansion with contemporary additions overlooks Willow Creek and features permanent collection of 19th and 20th cen...