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May 2017

May 26th - May 28th » Bonaparte Spring Festival Sales Event & City Wide Yard Sales

A variety of vendors will be set up in the Bonaparte Mercantile Parking Lot. City-Wide Yard Sales throughout the weekend.  And the Bonaparte Alumni Banquet will be held as well. City-wide yard sales throughout the town.

Time:9:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Downtown Bonaparte, 703 1st St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Dustin
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:clerk@cityofbonaparte.com

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May 26th » Villages Folk School Annual Spring Lawn Party

Join the Villages Folk School and their many talented artists at their Annual Memorial Day Weekend BBQ!  Enjoy Bailey's BBQ Brisket or Pulled Pork and their custom sauces, along with homemade salads and cookies. There will be a Plein Air Quick Paint Contest through the Van Buren County Arts Council.  Participants must register in advance for the outdoor painting contest. Several local artisan-made items will be auctioned off throughout the evening.  Bring your lawn chair and join the fun under the BIG TENT near the Keosauqua Bridge!

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Time:5:00pm
Location:Riverfront Park, Kesoauqua, IA
Contact Person:Mel
Phone:319-288-0047
Email:villagesfolkschool@gmail.com

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May 26th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Friday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried Fish with all of the fixins' tonight. Soft drink included.  Cash bar available!  

COST: Adults: $10.95 +tax, Children: $5.95+tax.

Time:5:00pm until 7:30pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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May 27th » Memorial/Alumni Breakfast

Keosauqua Lions serve an All-You-Can-Eat pancake and sausage breakfast for a free will donation.

Time:7:00am until 10:00am
Location:Riverfront Park Keosauqua, IA
Phone:641-799-7953

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May 27th - May 28th » Bentonsport Flea Market & Craft Show

Bentonsport Historic District will be haveing its annual Spring Flea Market and Craft Show during the Memorial weekend. A variety of vendors set up along Riverside Park. Music with John Boyer, Amish Fried Pies & Ice Cream. Food vendors on-site and artist demos throughout the weekend. The Mason House Inn will be selling fudge, crafts and Usborne Books. Bentonsport Quilt company, Paddle, Historic Greef General Store and Pedal & More will be open. Indian Artifact Museum will offer free museum tours.

Time:10:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Downtown Bentonsport
Contact Person:Greef General Store
Phone:319-592-3579
Email:greefstore@netins.net
Website:http://www.greefstore.com

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May 28th » Keosauqua Music Festival

Come join us for an afternoon and evening full of fun, drinks, food, and great music!! Fun for the whole family! No cost just free will donation. T-shirts and Koozies for sale. All proceeds donated to the Ferguson Sports Complex. The bands are INQUIRE WITHIN 11am, WILD WILD WEST 12pm, Steve & Michaela from- Jefferson County Green Band 2pm, Van & the Movers 4pm, The Boys 6pm, and MATERIAL GIRL 8pm.

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Sponsored by the City/Sports Complex Committee. 

Location:Riverfront Park Keosauqua, IA

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May 29th » Milton Lions Memorial Day Lunch

Milton Lions Club will sponsor this full meal with desserts. 

Time:11:30am until 1:00pm
Location:Milton American Legion Bldg. 3201 N. Main St. Milton, Iowa

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May 29th » Douds Memorial Day Service

Douds American Legion and Auxiliary Memorial day Service. Potluck dinner at 6:00. Memorial Day Service begins at 7:00pm followed by the traditional walk to the Des Moines River bridge.

Time:6:00pm
Location:Douds Community Center Main St. Douds, IA
Contact Person:Sandra Gire
Phone:641-208-743
Email:gire@iowatelecom.net

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May 30th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4:00--6:00 PM beginning May 16th through October. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park 100 Van Buren Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727
Email:MelissaDaugherty@vbch.org
Website:www.thehealthyvillages.com

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June 2017

Jun 1st » Bonaparte Farmers Market

Produce, honey, baked goods, eggs, home-based businesses, crafts, flea market items, etc.
Vendors vary week to week,

All vendors welcome. Free setup. 

Time:3:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:703 First St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Dustin Troutman
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:dustang966@yahoo.com

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Jun 2nd - Jun 4th » Birmingham Homecoming

Friday, June 2 

5pm.....Tenderloin Supper.    

5:30pm...PRINCE AND PRINCESS CONTEST. In City Park Gazebo.      

6pm.....Kids BINGO.                                                               

Saturday, June 3

7am.....Birmingham Lions Biscuit & Gravy Breakfast.

8am-12pm...Car Show Sign-in. Free registration

9-11am.....Tractor Show Sign-in. Free registration

10am.....Parade line up at City Hall.

 10:30am-12:30pm.....Baking Contest Sign-in. Free registration at Log Cabin.

11am...PARADE

12noon.....Lunch- Brats, pulled-pork. 

12-2pm.....Car Show Judging.

12-3pm.....CAR SHOW. (Show & Shine)

12-4pm.....Barrel Train, Face Painting, Bounce House.

12:30pm.....Judging Baking Contest.

1pm.....Honey Bee Display.

1pm.....Tractor Show. All tractors welcome.

1pm.....Firemen's free water sports for kids.

1:15pm.....Baked Goods Auction at Log Cabin.

3pm.....Kids' Pedal Pull Sign-in.

3:30pm.....Kids' Pedal Pull.

5-7pm.....Firemen's Hot Beef Supper.

5:30pm.....Ice Cream and Pie Social.

5-6pm.....Music by The Tarnished Brass Band.                  

Sunday, June 4

7-9am.....Breakfast Buffet.

10am.....Church Services.

10am.....Weigh-in for Tractor Pull.

10am...TRACTOR PULL

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Location:Birmingham City Park
Contact Person:Harry
Phone:319-498-4201
Email:hjbla@netins.net

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Jun 2nd » All You Can Eat Buffet

Friday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried Chicken  and all the  fixins  tonight! Soft drink included.  Cash bar available! 

COST: Adults: $10.95 +tax, Children: $5.95+tax.

Time:5:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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Jun 3rd - Jun 4th » River Valley Lodge Colt Starting Competition

River Valley Lodge hosts their 10th Annual Cowboy Fun Colt Starting Competition.  1st prize - $2,000 & a Peoples Choice Award!  There will also be a dance, food, cattle sorting, and more!

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Location:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge 29080 Hawk Dr. Farmington, IA
Contact Person:River Valley Horsecamp & Lodge
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleyhorsecamp.com

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Jun 3rd » Breakfast on Main Street

Free will donation breakfast hosted by "Santa's Helpers"

Proceeds to help with Santa's 2017 visit to Bonaparte.

Time:7:00am until 9:00am
Location:Bonaparte Opera House 103 Main St. Bonaparte, IA

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Jun 3rd » Douds Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast

Douds American Legion Auxiliary serving Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast. Free will Offering to benefit Veterans in need.

Time:7:00am until 10:00am
Location:Douds Community Center Main St. Douds, IA
Contact Person:Sandra Gire
Phone:641-208-743
Email:gire@iowatelecom.net

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Jun 3rd » Douds Legion Auxiliary Garage Sale

Douds American Legion Auxiliary hosts a big Garage Sale featuring everything except clothing. Free will offering for all items. Proceeds benefit Veterans in need.

Time:8:00am until 6:00pm
Location:14080 Hwy. 98 Douds, IA
Contact Person:Sandra Gire
Phone:641-208-743
Email:gire@iowatelecom.net

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Jun 3rd » Douds Citywide Garage Sale

City-Wide Yard Sales in Douds, IA

Time:8:00am
Location:Douds, IA
Contact Person:Lisa
Phone:319-288-0733
Email:lisaplowman@netins.net

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Jun 3rd » 3rd Annual Sharon Norton Memorial Gospel Sing

Dinner served (on-site) at 5:30pm with meat and drinks provided, along with homemade ice cream.  Bring a covered dish to share and your lawn chair.  Enjoy a day of great music, fun, and fellowship at no charge, no donation.

Time:1:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Norton Residence, 25775 Chestnut, Milton, IA
Contact Person:Wayne Norton
Phone:641-680-6555
Email:nortonpw@live.com

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Jun 6th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4:00--6:00 PM beginning May 16th through October. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park 100 Van Buren Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727
Email:MelissaDaugherty@vbch.org
Website:www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Jun 8th » Bonaparte Farmers Market

Produce, honey, baked goods, eggs, home-based businesses, crafts, flea market items, etc.
Vendors vary week to week,

All vendors welcome. Free setup. 

Time:3:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:703 First St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Dustin Troutman
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:dustang966@yahoo.com

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Jun 9th - Jun 11th » Farmington Strawberry Festival

Great American Family Circus performs all weekend at Wild Rose Park. Flea market and Craft Vendors, Kids Games, Dog Show, Color Run on Saturday at Indian Lake Park, Kenny Hamburg Car Show on Sunday.

FREE Strawberries and Ice Cream 2:00pm-4:00pm on Saturday & Sunday in downtown Farmington.

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Location:Farmington, Iowa
Website:http://www.farmingtonstrawberryfestival.com/

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Jun 9th - Jun 11th » Pony Express Riders of Iowa

Trail rides, dance, kids fun show, mutton busin' poker run, food and more.

Special rates on primitive camping sites.

A Camp Sunnyside benefit. 

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Location:River Valley Lodge 29080 Hawk Dr. Farmington, IA
Phone:319-878-3888

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Jun 9th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Friday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried Fish with all of the fixins' tonight. Soft drink included.  Cash bar available!  

COST: Adults: $10.95 +tax, Children: $5.95+tax.

Time:5:00pm until 7:30pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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Jun 10th - Jun 11th » Pioneer Museum Special Open Hose

The Pioneer Museum will hold a special Open House during the Strawberry Festival and the Historic Hills Scenic Byway Museum Crawl.  Stop by the Pioneer Museum and pick up a free copy of "The History of the Strawberry Festival in Farmington, Iowa."  Free-will donation.

Time:10:00am until 4:00pm
Location:Pioneer Historical Museum, 205 S. 4th St., Farmington, IA 52626
Contact Person:Louise
Phone:847-651-1836
Email:louiseatc21@yahoo.com

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Jun 13th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4:00--6:00 PM beginning May 16th through October. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park 100 Van Buren Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727
Email:MelissaDaugherty@vbch.org
Website:www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Jun 15th » Bonaparte Farmers Market

Produce, honey, baked goods, eggs, home-based businesses, crafts, flea market items, etc.
Vendors vary week to week,

All vendors welcome. Free setup. 

Time:3:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:703 First St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Dustin Troutman
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:dustang966@yahoo.com

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Jun 16th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Friday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried  Chicken and all the  fixins  tonight! Soft drink included.  Cash bar available! 

COST: Adults: $10.95 +tax, Children: $5.95+tax.

Time:5:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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Jun 16th - Jun 18th » Ranch Horse Show Series at River Valley Lodge

Ranch Horse Show Series - The third of the 2017 series. High Point Year End Awards for each class April - October.  Camping available on grounds.  

Friday (starts at 7pm)

Kids Barrels, Jackpot Barrels, Open Ranch Riding, Novice Ranch Riding, Open Sort A, Cowgirl Sort, Open Sort B, Youth Sort, Kids Sort, +1 Sort, & Addemup Sort.

Saturday (10am)

Open Extreme Trail Competition & Novice Extreme Trail Competition

Saturday (starts at Noon)

Barrel Race, Kids Barrels, Ranch Rodeo, Open Ranch Riding, Novice Ranch Riding, Open Sort A, Cowgirl Sort, Open Sort B, +1 Sort, Youth Sort, Kids Sort, & Addemup Sort.

Sunday (starts at 11)

Youth and Ladies Breakaway, Open Breakaway, & Jackpot Team Roping

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Time:7:00pm
Location:River Valley Horse Camp & Lodge, 29080 Hawk Dr., Farmington, IA
Contact Person:River Valley
Phone:319-878-3888
Website:http://www.rivervalleylodgeandcampground.com/

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Jun 17th » Fly Van Buren

All you can eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast served by the Keosauqua Lions. Adults $6, Children $3.

NEW! Check out the ISU, Penumbra, the world's first practical solar utility vehicle with 4 doors, 4 seats, and the amenities of a normal car including cup holders, an infotainment system, and enough storage space to transport skiis!

Ottumwa R/C Flyers entertaining with remote control aircraft aerobatics.

IHCC providing educational information for a career in aviation. 

All kids will receive a coupon for a FREE 32oz. drink at Circle B  in Keosauqua.

Kids (and adults) can frost and decorate FREE airplane shaped sugar cookies.

Register to win a 30 minute airplane ride (to be scheduled at a time of your choosing.) Two winners, need not be present to win.

All pilots flying in, eat FREE!

There is no admission fee for the Fly-in. Public is welcome to attend. Bring your lawn chair!

 

Time:7:00am until 10:00am
Location:Keosauqua Municipal Airport Keosauqua, IA
Phone:800-868-7822
Email:info@villagesofvanburen.com

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Jun 18th » Bentonsport Artisan CoopFather's Day Special

Visit the Co-op today for an in-store promotion of 10% off your purchase of $20 or more!  Come and pick out that great gift for Dad!!

Time:12:00pm until 5:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Artisans Co-op, 21986 Hawk Dr., Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Pam
Phone:319-293-3749
Website:http://www.bentonsportartisansco-op.com

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Jun 20th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4:00--6:00 PM beginning May 16th through October. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park 100 Van Buren Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727
Email:MelissaDaugherty@vbch.org
Website:www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Jun 22nd » Bonaparte Farmers Market

Produce, honey, baked goods, eggs, home-based businesses, crafts, flea market items, etc.
Vendors vary week to week,

All vendors welcome. Free setup. 

Time:3:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:703 First St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Dustin Troutman
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:dustang966@yahoo.com

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Jun 23rd - Jun 25th » Bentonsport Rendezvous

Step back in time to the early American frontier pre-1840's. Demonstrators of crafts and skills of the time period. Vendors on hand.

Time:10:00am until 5:00pm
Location:Bentonsport Riverfront 21964 Hawk Dr. Bentonsport, IA
Phone:(641) 208-5430

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Jun 23rd » All You Can Eat Buffet

Friday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried Fish with all of the fixins' tonight. Soft drink included.  Cash bar available!  

COST: Adults: $10.95 +tax, Children: $5.95+tax.

Time:5:00pm until 7:30pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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Jun 24th » Douds Field Day

Fun for the whole family all day long!! 

Friday

Douds- Leando High School Alumni Banquet. 5pm Social & 6:30pm Dinner - Van Buren Elementary Center Recognition Classes: 1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, & 1962- call Verna Canaday for reservations, 641-693-9151

Saturday

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast. 7am-10am Douds Community Center.

Parade Line-up. 8am-9:30am Leando Memorial Park

Parade 10am Centennial of Douds-Leando Consolidated School.

Prince & Princess Contest after parade

Motorcycle Shoe after parade

Kids' Game & More Noon

Farm Horse Obstacle Course 1pm

Tractor Pulling Contest  1pm

Pedal Pull 2pm Registration at 1:30pm

Douds Dash Run 5pm

Auction of Baked Goods & Donated Merchandise 7pm

Sunday

Community Worship Service 10am Mt. Moriah Church

 

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Location:Yates Park, 14168 Walnut St., Douds, IA
Contact Person:Lisa
Phone:641-936-4476
Email:lisaplowman@netins.net

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Jun 27th » Keosauqua Farmers Market

The Keosauqua Farmers Market will have various vendors and even entertainment at times. The market will be held each Tuesday from 4:00--6:00 PM beginning May 16th through October. Watch for further details.

Time:4:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:Keosauqua City Park 100 Van Buren Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Melissa Daugherty
Phone:319-293-8727
Email:MelissaDaugherty@vbch.org
Website:www.thehealthyvillages.com

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Jun 29th » Bonaparte Farmers Market

Produce, honey, baked goods, eggs, home-based businesses, crafts, flea market items, etc.
Vendors vary week to week,

All vendors welcome. Free setup. 

Time:3:00pm until 6:00pm
Location:703 First St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Dustin Troutman
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:dustang966@yahoo.com

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Jun 30th - Jul 2nd » Rough Stock & Barrels Extravaganza

A whole weekend of cowboys and cowgirls putting their skills to the test.

Friday (7pm)

Bareback/Saddle Bronc Riding and Wild Cow Race to follow.

Saturday (4pm)

Mutton Busting with Bull Riding at 7pm.

Sunday (10am)

16 & under Junior Barrel Racing with Open Barrels to follow.

$10 at gate Fri & Sat. Kids 5 & under free. July 2nd $5.

Location:River Rd., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Dale Billingsley
Phone:319-217-0655

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Jun 30th - Jul 1st » Bonaparte Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate the 4th of July in Bonaparte!  Vendors in the park will begin selling from 1-9pm, a parade through downtown will be a 5pm, a BBQ Cook-off with Judging at 7pm, and Fireworks at 10pm.

Time:1:00pm until 10:00pm
Location:Downtown Bonaparte, 803 1st St., Bonaparte, IA
Contact Person:Dustin
Phone:641-451-5294
Email:clerk@cityofbonaparte.com

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Jun 30th » All You Can Eat Buffet

Friday night All You Can Eat Buffet. Serving Fried  Chicken and all the  fixins  tonight! Soft drink included.  Cash bar available! 

COST: Adults: $10.95 +tax, Children: $5.95+tax.

Time:5:00pm until 7:00pm
Location:Archie's Banquet Center 204 Cass Street Keosauqua, IA
Contact Person:Anna
Phone:319-293-3126
Email:office.uclandpros@gmail.com
Website:www.facebook.com/archiesbanquetcenter/

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