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Sep 1-2, 15-16, 29-30; Motor Mill Free Tours, Turkey River WT. 12:00 pm
Sep 1-2, 15-16, 29-30; Motor Mill Free Tours, Turkey River WT. @ Motor Mill
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sep 1-2, 15-16, 29-30; 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 combining the[...]
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Sticks In the Water Annual “Half Chicken Dinner Float,” Volga/Turkey River
Sticks In the Water Annual “Half Chicken Dinner Float,” Volga/Turkey River @ Wadena Fire Station
Sep 2 all-day
Sep 2; Sticks In the Water Annual “Half Chicken Dinner Float,” Volga/Turkey River. Morning put-in for float on an area river, followed by chicken dinner at the Wadena Fire Station, serving starts at 5:30 pm. Route[...]
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Labor Day
Labor Day
Sep 3 all-day
Sep 3; Labor Day.
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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
Sep 6 @ 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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Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival, on the Mississippi
Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival, on the Mississippi
Sep 8 – Sep 9 all-day
Sep 8-9; Dubuque Dragon Boat Festival, on the Mississippi in Dubuque. Two days of racing, plus associated festival fund and activities. Watch for event details on their website http://dubuquedragonboat.org/  or facebook  https://www.facebook.com/DubuqueDragonBoatAssociaton  
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Grandparents Day
Grandparents Day
Sep 9 all-day
Sep 9; Grandparents Day
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Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park 6:00 pm
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park @ Manchester Whitewater Park
Sep 11 @ 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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Disabled Veteran Kayaking/Canoeing event at Riverside. (Tentative Date)
Disabled Veteran Kayaking/Canoeing event at Riverside. (Tentative Date) @ Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Sep 12 all-day
Sep 12 (Tentative); Disabled Veteran Kayaking/Canoeing event at Riverside.  Volunteer-led opportunity for disabled Vets to experience paddling, often for the first time. Volunteers loan boats and gear, offer informal coaching, camaraderie, and safety presence. Paddling[...]
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Iowa River Clean-up, Iowa City
Iowa River Clean-up, Iowa City @ Sturgis Ferry Boat Ramp
Sep 15 all-day
Sep 15; Iowa River Clean-up, Iowa City, Sturgis Ferry Boat Ramp to Hills Access, Volunteers will clean a 9.5 mile stretch of the river, paddling or helping as land volunteers unloading and sorting garbage and[...]
“Dragoon River Romp,” Boone County
“Dragoon River Romp,” Boone County @ DesMoines River, Exact Route TBD
Sep 15 all-day
Sep 15; Boone County 13th Annual “Dragoon River Romp,” Des Moines River cleanup & recreational education event, canoes & transportation provided, followed by lunch & awards. Rivers contain Iowa’s greatest remaining tracts of wildlife habitat.[...]
Kayak Demo Day Saturdays, Various Sites Around E Iowa 10:00 am
Kayak Demo Day Saturdays, Various Sites Around E Iowa @ Rodgers Park
Sep 15 @ 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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Constitution Day r
Constitution Day r
Sep 17 all-day
Sep 17; Constitution Day.
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Arthur Carhart Birthday, 1892 r
Arthur Carhart Birthday, 1892 r
Sep 18 all-day
Sep 18; Arthur Carhart, Sep 18, 1892-Nov 27, 1978. Born in Mapleton, IA. Pioneering advocate of the Wilderness Concept, inspiration for the “Conservation Library” and the “Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center.”
Iowa DNR Two Day Kayak School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders
Iowa DNR Two Day Kayak School for Naturalists & Trip Leaders @ Briggs Woods Park
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day
Sep 18-19; 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[...]
US Air Force Birthday, 1947 r
US Air Force Birthday, 1947 r
Sep 18 all-day
Sep 18; US Air Force 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.[...]
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IACCB Fall Conference “Leading You Outdoors,” Polk County.
IACCB Fall Conference “Leading You Outdoors,” Polk County. @ Polk County
Sep 19 – Sep 21 all-day
18Sep 19-21; IACCB Fall Conference “Leading You Outdoors,” Polk County.  https://www.mycountyparks.com/Info/IACCB.aspx
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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
Sep 20 @ 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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Autumnal Equinox, 1st Day of Autumn.
Autumnal Equinox, 1st Day of Autumn.
Sep 23 all-day
Sep 23; Autumnal Equinox, 1st Day of Autumn.
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Full Moon
Full Moon @ Iowa; Times for Cedar Rapids
Sep 24 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[...]
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