Come to Lake City in late June to experience the Lake City Western Days weekend! 3 days full of fun for the whole family including our biggest attraction the 2 night rodeo complete with all of your favorite acts and fireworks after the Saturday show! Don’t miss out on the carnival, street dance & beer garden, vendors in the park, Stewart Memorial Community Hospital Fun Run, entertainment in the band stand, BIG parade, ice cream social, car show, mud volleyball, Tractor Pull and MORE!!! This weekend is not one to be missed!!! Visit the Top Rail Saddle Club to find out more about the Rodeos!
2012 – June 29 – July 1
2013 – June 28 – 30
Fall Festival & Dell Blair Memorial Chili Cook-Off
(The third Sunday of September)
Bring in Fall with this local favorite! Enter to cook chili OR salsa or if you would rather taste than don’t forget to purchase your official taste testing spoon! Special judges choose 1st, 2nd & 3rd place while the crowd chooses People’s Choice! Also at fall festival enjoy: grilled burgers, caramel apples, vendors in the park, kids activities including a peddle tractor pull and inflatables carnival, entertainment in the bandstand and much more! Want to do something special for the community than participate in the Pillowcase Challenge!
2012 – September 16
(The first Sunday in December)
Welcome Santa Claus to town, roast marshmallows in the square, enjoy soup and rolls in the community building, watch the Christmas parade, take in the atmosphere, register for the Christmas raffle and don’t forget to visit the Festival of Trees and go on the Tour of Homes!
2012 – December 2nd
Jazz Band in the Park
Come to the square mid-May and enjoy the sounds of the newly formed South Central Calhoun Jazz Band. Listen as Director Tom Plummer directs the band in a delightful and entertaining performance. This Jazz Program has a history of 7 consecutive state championships jazz band titles. While you listen enjoy burgers and food provided by the Lake City Betterment Association!
2012 – May 22nd
Held annually in June, this is a night where our businesses thank YOU, their customers! Come up town for a FREE meal prepared for those of the community by our store front owners. The first 500 are served. Meat preparation is an all day event, by the time 5:00 comes your mouth and stomach won’t be able to resist! Also enjoy entertainment in the Bandstand and ice cream sponsored by the at the United Bank of Iowa.
2012 – June 21
Community Wide Garage Sale/Crazy Day
(Third Saturday in July)
Do you like to snag up a good deal or maybe want to make a few bucks off some of the stuff you don’t need anymore? Then come to Lake City and take part in this exciting day of good deals all around town! Get your Garage Sale registered by contacting the Graphic-Advocate a few weeks in advance and then don’t forget to cut out your map from the paper or pick one up at our local Casey’s and Sparky’s Convenient Stores!
2012 – July 21