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Iowa DNR Free Fishing Days
Iowa DNR Free Fishing Days @ Statewide
Jun 1 – Jun 3 all-day
Jun 1-3; Iowa DNR Free Fishing Days, annually first full weekend in June, Iowa residents only, many local fishing derbies for kids.
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Skunk River Paddlers “South Skunk River Spring Float.”
Skunk River Paddlers “South Skunk River Spring Float.” @ River Route TBD
Jun 2 all-day
Jun 2; Skunk River Paddlers “South Skunk River Spring Float.” Route will be determined by weather & water flow closer to the date of the float. For details & updates, visit “News & Events” on[...]
Jun 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-1; Motor Mill Free Tours Begin, Turkey River WT. 12:00 pm
Jun 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-1; Motor Mill Free Tours Begin, Turkey River WT. @ Motor Mill
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jun 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-1; Motor Mill Free Tours, Turkey River WT. Free tours of historic 1860’s Motor Mill, related buildings, and town site, Noon-5:00 pm on scheduled weekends, group tours by appointment. Consider[...]
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“SUP Basics,” Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Beginners Class 12:00 pm
“SUP Basics,” Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Beginners Class @ Grays Lake
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jun 3; Sunday, “SUP Basics,” Noon-4:00 pm. Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Beginners Class at Grays Lake, Des Moines. Des Moines Parks & Recreation and Iowa DNR are partnering to offer SUP skills courses at Grays[...]
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Annual Great Iowa River Race, Sturgis Ferry Park to Hills Access, Iowa City
Annual Great Iowa River Race, Sturgis Ferry Park to Hills Access, Iowa City @ Sturgis Ferry Park
Jun 9 all-day
Jun 9; Annual Great Iowa River Race, Sturgis Ferry Park to Hills Access, Iowa City.  Runs 9.25 miles, divisions for Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard, in both recreational and racing categories. Race start and check-in is at[...]
CanoeSport Outfitters 3rd Annual Kayak Fishing Tournament, Lake Ahquabi, Indianola
CanoeSport Outfitters 3rd Annual Kayak Fishing Tournament, Lake Ahquabi, Indianola
Jun 9 all-day
Jun 9; CanoeSport Outfitters 3rd Annual Kayak Fishing Tournament, Lake Ahquabi, Indianola. Pan fishing (acceptable for weigh-in are all crappie, bluegill, and sunfish species). Prizes for highest weight of 10 fish, and largest fish. Registrations close[...]
Two Day “SUP Train the Trainer,” Stand-up Paddling (SUP) Class
Two Day “SUP Train the Trainer,” Stand-up Paddling (SUP) Class @ Grays Lake
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day
Jun 9-10; Two Day “SUP Train the Trainer,” Class, Grays Lake & Raccoon River, Des Moines. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Two day Stand-up Paddling (SUP) class for people who will be leading groups on[...]
Whitewater Paddling, Big Cobb River, Daly Park in Blue Earth County, Minnesota
Whitewater Paddling, Big Cobb River, Daly Park in Blue Earth County, Minnesota @ Lizard Creek
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day
Jun 9-10; New Event with Cedar Valley Paddlers (requires completion of CVP paperwork, waiver); Whitewater Paddling, Big Cobb River, Daly Park in Blue Earth County, Minnesota.       “Meet at Daly Park, put in off[...]
Kayak Demo Day Saturdays, Various Sites Around E Iowa 10:00 am
Kayak Demo Day Saturdays, Various Sites Around E Iowa @ Split Rock County Park
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. Everyone test drives their car before buying – kayak demo days provide an opportunity for you to test paddle your kayak before buying. There[...]
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ACA Kayak Safety Clinic, Ave Saints Lake, Waverly
ACA Kayak Safety Clinic, Ave Saints Lake, Waverly @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, W of Hwy 218 & Hwy 3 Intersection
Jun 12 all-day
ACA Kayak Safety Clinic, Avenue of the Saints Lake near Waverly, sponsored by CrawDaddy Outdoors. Class is designed for beginning kayakers or those wanting to improve their skills; includes proper paddling strokes & rescue techniques.[...]
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Flag Day r
Flag Day r
Jun 14 all-day
 
US Army Birthday, 1775 r
US Army Birthday, 1775 r
Jun 14 all-day
US Army Birthday Birthdays of All Military Branches: National Guard: Dec 13, 1636 U.S. Army: Jun 14, 1775 U.S. Navy: Oct 13, 1775 (Abolished Feb 1781 – Reinstated Sep 7, 1781) U.S. Marine Corps: Nov[...]
Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly 6:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, W of Hwy 218 & Hwy 3 Intersection
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities piqued your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on[...]
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“Rhubarb on the River,” Manchester
“Rhubarb on the River,” Manchester @ South Franklin & Shelly Park
Jun 16 all-day
Jun 16; “Rhubarb on the River,” Manchester. Organizers combined two festivals into one! Music, kids’ activities, run & bike ride, vendors, rhubarb pies/brats/more! South Franklin and Shelly Park. http://www.manchesteriowa.org/
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Father’s Day
Father’s Day
Jun 17 all-day
Jun 17; Father’s Day
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Summer Solstice, 1st Day of Summer
Summer Solstice, 1st Day of Summer
Jun 21 all-day
Jun 21; Summer Solstice, 1st Day of Summer
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Charles City Challenge: WhiteWater Weekend
Charles City Challenge: WhiteWater Weekend @ Whitewater Park
Jun 23 all-day
Jun 23; Charles City Challenge: WhiteWater Weekend.  Kayak & SUP competition, riverfront activities; info & webcam at www.CCWhiteWater.com.
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Iowa DNR Two Day Kayak School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders
Iowa DNR Two Day Kayak School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders @ Briggs Woods Park
Jun 26 – Jun 27 all-day
Jun 26-27; Iowa DNR Two Day Kayak School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders. Briggs Woods Park, Hamilton County (Boone River). Want to improve your skills to better demonstrate to others how to paddle efficiently, elegantly, and[...]
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park 6:00 pm
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park @ Manchester Whitewater Park
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park, 6:00-8:00 pm. Join Hannah Ray J & friends to share some WW fun at the park. The focus will be on WW kayaking & SUP skills.[...]
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Full Moon
Full Moon @ Iowa; Times for Cedar Rapids
Jun 28 all-day
A full moon experience in the outdoors can become a treasured memory and inspiration for young and old to connect with the natural world. Whether viewed rising over a wooded bluff or through bare tree[...]
Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly 6:00 pm
Kayak Demo Day Thursdays, Ave of Saints Lake, Waverly @ Avenue of the Saints Lake, W of Hwy 218 & Hwy 3 Intersection
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CrawDaddy Outdoors Demo Days are free and no pre-registration is required. Has one of the fastest growing outdoor activities piqued your interest?  There is no better way to select a kayak than to paddle it on[...]
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Iowa Summer Games Whitewater Competition, Charles City
Iowa Summer Games Whitewater Competition, Charles City @ Whitewater Park
Jun 30 all-day
Jun 30; Iowa Summer Games Whitewater Competition, Charles City.  Commissioner Piper Wall piperwall@q.com  Info at https://www.iowagames.org/event/summer-iowa-games/