The return of warmer weather in North Iowa means fantastic community events for you and the entire family to enjoy! Spend this weekend outside with your friends and neighbors at these awesome area events!
TAKE ME BACK FESTIVAL
Celebrate the 22nd year of this summertime live music festival. Rock the weekend away at PM Park (15297 Raney Drive, Clear Lake) while supporting your favorite local charities. Friday’s concert with The Johnny Holm Band starts at 7:00 pm. Friday cover is $10. Then, come back on Saturday night at 6:00 pm for The Rockabilly Kid and 8:00 pm for Farm Rock. Saturday cover is $5.
This fun tournament is perfect for the whole family. Head to the fishing jetty in Ventura on Saturday for some friendly competition. Try to catch the biggest fish with your child (ages 16 & under) from a boat on Clear Lake or the shoreline. All caught fish are eligible for a weigh in! ALL youth participants will receive a tackle bag of stuff and fun fishing prizes! The tournament takes place from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Prior to the tournament, the Iowa DNR will be giving presentations on informative fishing topics, such as fish identification and boat safety. There will also be food on hand to enjoy.
Get artsy at this fantastic festival. Head to the Charles H. MacNider Arts Museum (303 2nd Street, Mason City) on Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for this favorite annual event. Start your morning with a tasty (and FREE) pancake breakfast from the Mayor and City Council. Explore the Outdoor Art Market for incredible works of art from talented local artists. Enjoy live music from the Mason City Municipal Band, Paul Christian, The Common Ground Company, and Juni West. Make your own crafts for all ages. And, so much more! Proceeds from food and some activities help benefit the museum’s programming.