Events

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IWC “Share & Practice” Skills Day, Charles City
IWC “Share & Practice” Skills Day, Charles City @ Whitewater Park
Jul 1 all-day
Jul 1; IWC “Share & Practice” Skills Day, Charles City. Find more info about the Iowa Whitewater Coalition at http://iowawhitewater.org/  or contact Dave Hillman crgdragon@gmail.com.  IWC events calendar at http://www.iowawhitewater.org/events.html
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“Blue Heron Sunset Eco Cruises” Jul 5,12,19,26 7:00 pm
“Blue Heron Sunset Eco Cruises” Jul 5,12,19,26 @ Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm
Cruise the Mississippi aboard the Blue Heron, a 26-passenger pontoon boat that gives cruisers an up-close and personal look at the Mississippi River. It’s a fun way for people to talk, laugh and celebrate nature together. A[...]
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Jul 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29; Motor Mill Free Tours, Turkey River WT. 12:00 pm
Jul 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29; Motor Mill Free Tours, Turkey River WT. @ Motor Mill
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jul 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29; 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[...]
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Iowa DNR Project AWARE
Iowa DNR Project AWARE @ Maquoketa River in Delaware, Jones, & Jackson Counties
Jul 8 – Jul 13 all-day
Jul 9-13; Iowa DNR Project AWARE, Maquoketa River in Delaware, Jones, & Jackson Counties.  With the retirement of Project AWARE coordinator Lynette Seigley, Iowa DNR is exploring partnerships to keep this event cleaning up Iowa’s[...]
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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
Jul 10 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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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
Jul 12 @ 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 Rowing Competition
Iowa Summer Games Rowing Competition
Jul 14 all-day
Jul 14; Iowa Summer Games Rowing Competition, Carter Lake, IA . Commissioner  Danelle Stipes danelle-stipes@uiowa.edu  Info at https://www.iowagames.org/event/summer-iowa-games/
“SUP Intro,” Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Beginners Class 8:00 am
“SUP Intro,” Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Beginners Class @ Grays Lake
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jul 14; Saturday, “SUP Intro,” 8:00 am-Noon, 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 Lake[...]
Kayak Demo Day Saturdays, Various Sites Around E Iowa 10:00 am
Kayak Demo Day Saturdays, Various Sites Around E Iowa @ Kohlman Park
Jul 14 @ 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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Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park 6:00 pm
Whitewater Kayaking & SUP Tuesday Meet-Ups, Manchester WW Park @ Manchester Whitewater Park
Jul 17 @ 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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Preserve Iowa Summit, Fort Dodge
Preserve Iowa Summit, Fort Dodge
Jul 18 – Jul 22 all-day
Jul 18-22; Preserve Iowa Summit, Fort Dodge. State Historical Society of Iowa annual conference for professionals and volunteers involved in Iowa historic preservation; educational sessions on preservation topics, tours, demonstrations, opportunities to network with fellow[...]
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“Paddle For A Wish” Paddlefest at Clear Lake
“Paddle For A Wish” Paddlefest at Clear Lake @ PM Park/Tiki Bar
Jul 21 all-day
The inaugural “Paddle for A Wish” Paddlefest event will be held in Clear Lake on Jul 21, a combination of competition and fundraising in partnership with Make-A-Wish. Check-in will be at 7:00-8:30 am, race starts at[...]
Iowa Summer Games Canoe Kayak Flatwater Competition
Iowa Summer Games Canoe Kayak Flatwater Competition @ Ada Hayden Park
Jul 21 all-day
Jul 21; Iowa Summer Games Canoe Kayak Flatwater Competition, Ada Hayden Park, Ames. Commissioner Dave Hillman crdragon@gmail.com  Info at https://www.iowagames.org/event/summer-iowa-games/
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IWC “Share & Practice” Skills Day, Ames
IWC “Share & Practice” Skills Day, Ames
Jul 22 all-day
Jul 22; IWC “Share & Practice” Skills Day, Ames. Find more info about the Iowa Whitewater Coalition at http://iowawhitewater.org/  or contact Dave Hillman crgdragon@gmail.com.  IWC events calendar at http://www.iowawhitewater.org/events.html
RAGBRAI
RAGBRAI @ To be announced Jan 27
Jul 22 – Jul 28 all-day
Jul 22-28; RAGBRAI 2018. Ride will begin in Onawa, with overnight stops in Denison, Jefferson, Ames,  Newton, Sigourney, & Iowa City, ending in Davenport. Route is 428 miles long, with 12,576 feet of climb.  http://ragbrai.com/
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“Paddle Boarding Basics” Story County 5:00 pm
“Paddle Boarding Basics” Story County @ West Peterson Park
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Story County Conservation will host “Paddle Boarding Basics” at West Peterson Park in Story County, 5:00-8:00 pm on Jul 23. Try out Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), the fastest growing paddle sport in the country. Gain[...]
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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
Jul 26 @ 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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“Voyageur Canoe Trip” Mississippi River Clinton County
“Voyageur Canoe Trip” Mississippi River Clinton County @ Clinton County Eco Tourism Center
Jul 27 all-day
Enjoy daydreams of historic voyageur canoe journeys and trading metal cookware for beaver pelts, but without the arduous portaging. Clinton County Conservation will host a “Voyageur Canoe Trip” on Jul 27. Paddle the big boat[...]
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Great River Rumble (GRR)
Great River Rumble (GRR) @ Keosauqua, IA to Hannibal, MO
Jul 28 – Aug 4 all-day
Jul 28-Aug 4; Great River Rumble (GRR). For 2018, paddle 102 miles from Keosauqua, IA on the lower Des Moines River, through 2 locks on the Mississippi to historic Hannibal, MO. Annual weeklong paddle with[...]
Meteor Shower — Delta Aquarids
Meteor Shower — Delta Aquarids @ All Iowa
Jul 28 – Jul 29 all-day
Jan 3-4; Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peaks. Above average shower, peaks at 40 meteors/hour. Apr 22-23; Lyrids Meteor Shower Peaks. Average shower, peaks at 20 meteors/hour. May 6-7; Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks. Above average shower,[...]
Annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, Clear Lake 10:00 am
Annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, Clear Lake @ Arnolds Park Docks
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jul 28; Annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, Clear Lake, IA. The Clear Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society will hold its annual boat rendezvous at Clear Lake’s City Park lakefront and[...]
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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
Jul 31 @ 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.[...]