Events

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Jul
21
Sun
RAGBRAI XLVII, Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa @ See Details
Jul 21 – Jul 27 all-day

Jul 21-27; RAGBRAI XLVII . Register’s Annual Great Bike Rade Across Iowa. Ride will begin in Council Bluffs, with overnight stops in Atlantic, Winterset, Indianola, Centerville, Fairfield, Burlington, ending in Keokuk. Interesting twist for 2019 is a full day’s ride along the Mississippi River. Route is 427 miles long, with 14,735 feet of climb (eighth flattest in history).  http://ragbrai.com/

Jul
27
Sat
Great River Rumble (GRR) Weeklong Paddle Camping Adventure @ Lower Cedar, Iowa, & Mississippi Rivers
Jul 27 – Aug 3 all-day

Jul 27-Aug 3; Great River Rumble (GRR). Annual weeklong paddle with shuttles, campsites, meals, & gear transport. 2019 route will include 106 miles on lower Cedar River, Iowa River, thru Lock & Dam 18 on the Mississippi to Burlington.  http://www.riverrumble.org/

Jul
28
Sun
32nd annual Cedar River Festival Group Festival @ Spicoli's Reverb
Jul 28 @ 11:00 am

Join us for the 32nd annual Cedar River Festival Group Festival

Sunday, July 28, at 11:00 a.m. will be the Festival with local live music and craft vendors at

Spicoli’s Reverb – Live Music and Bar Arcade.

Check back for specific times for the events! :)

Aug
8
Thu
Iowa State Fair, Des Moines @ Iowa State Fairgrounds
Aug 8 – Aug 18 all-day

Aug 8-18; Iowa State Fair, Des Moines.  Visit IDNR Building & Courtyard, with River Programs, Water Trails, & Project Aware displays. Also find inspiration in the Photography Salon exhibit.  http://www.iowastatefair.org/

Sunset & Music Cruise With Clinton County Conservation @ Rock Creek
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sunset & Music Cruise ~ 7 PM ~ Rock Creek~ This will be a special cruise with little chat and home spun music from local musicians.

Register after August 4th by calling 563-259-1876.

 

Aug
9
Fri
Riverside Community Fire Jam With Clinton County Conservation @ Sherman Park
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Riverside Community Fire Jam ~ 8 PM ~ Sherman Park ~ Local talents will gather around a fire near the shelter for some home spun music. There will be fix-ins for smores while supplies last. All comers are welcome.

Aug
13
Tue
Mississippi Paddle Trip # 3 With Clinton County Conservation @ Meet at Clinton's 9th Ave N boat ramp.
Aug 13 all-day

We’ll be crossing the channel into protected waters then follow the Illinois shore and cross to Albany and Beaver Islands, making our landing at Camanche, Iowa. Plan on paddling as this permits us more and longer breaks. We will supply paddle craft (possibly voyageur canes), gear and shuttle drivers back to their rides. Participants are responsible for their own water, hat, sun screen & glasses, food and any other gear they require.

This is a intermediate trip and requires paddling skills. We may be exposed to undesirable weather so be set for adventure.

Register online at mycountyparks.com/County/Clinton/Events.

Aug
14
Wed
Mississippi Paddle Trip # 4 With Clinton County Conservation @ Meet at Camanche, Iowa's 8th Ave boat ramp Iowa
Aug 14 all-day

 

We’ll meet at the Camanche, Iowa’s 8th Ave boat ramp Iowa and continue our 18th century style trip imagining a wild Mississippi, landing where possible to stretch and cool off. It’s 5 miles through Swan, Hansen and Sodus Sloughs. Plan on paddling as this permits us to take more and longer breaks. We will supply paddle craft (possibly voyageur canoes), gear and shuttle drivers back to their rides. Participants are responsible for their own water, hat, sun screen, food, glasses, and any other gear they require.

This is an intermediate trip and requires paddling skills. We may be exposed to undesirable weather so be set for an adventure.

Register online at mycountyparks.com/County/Clinton/Events.

 

 

Aug
17
Sat
Annual “Floatzilla” in the Quad Cities
Aug 17 all-day

Aug 17; Annual “Floatzilla” in Quad Cities.  Floats, food, live music, tee shirts, world record attempt for largest flotilla of kayaks & canoes; http://www.floatzilla.org/

Aug
19
Mon
Iowa Mussel Blitz on Wapsipinicon River near Central City @ Wapsipinicon River near Central City
Aug 19 – Aug 23 all-day

Aug 19-23; Iowa Mussel Blitz on Wapsipinicon River near Central City. Volunteers are welcome to assist this annual project, with or without mussel experience. Contact Iowa DNR Fisheries Biologist Scott Gritters  scott.gritters@dnr.iowa.gov