June 3rd - 4th
Fort Madison Main Street's "Grand Bazaar" from 10am to 4pm each day. There will be sidewalk sales, vendor blenders, flea market and antiques. Fun activities for the children which includes face painting, bubbles, chalk and much more. Old Fort Players will be offering a free movie for kids. Lots of food and fun for everyone!
"Fore" The Kids Putt-Putt Tournament sponsored by the YMCA. This is an 18-hole event for ages 4 to 15 will be held at Putt-A-Round. Cost is $10 per child which includes golf, ice cream cone and a token for the batting cages. Pre-register at the YMCA and get additional details for tee times.
Melissa and Doug Craft Nights. This is a free summer activity for children. Stop by Dollhouse Dreams at 613 Avenue G and let the creativity begin. 5pm to 7pm
Jack Morris Florida of Iowa Golf Tournament sponsored by the Fort Madison Chamber of Commerce. Named after a dearly missed long-time Chamber member and supporter, the Jack Morris Florida of Iowa Golf Tournament is one of our signature events. Always held the second Friday of June at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course, the golf tournament is a chance to play golf, make new business connections, and have a whole lot of fun! Funds raised at the Florida of Iowa are used to support other special programs that occur throughout the year.Contact the Chamber Office at 319-372-5471 for more information or to put your team on the waiting list.
Music in the Park featuring "River City 6" from the Quad Cities performing big band era music. Lee County Pork Producers will be serving food. 5pm - 8:30pm
June 24th - 26th
2016 Fort Madison Area Community Weekend. Come out and cheer on the Burlington Bees. Pre-ordered tickets are $3 each when you buy 10 or more tickets. Call 319-754-5705 to order your tickets today.
Fourth of July - All Lee County Bank offices will be closed.
The first Lee County Fair was held in 1841 making it the oldest country fair in Iowa. The Lee County Fair has continued to grow and add many attractions over the years. Present day fair-goers find many different exhibitions; not only livestock and farm, but garden produce, art, sewing, and just any type of hobby or trade you can think of. Grand Stand events include tractor pulls, sprint car races, and a demolition derby. The Lee County Fair has something for everyone. The Lee County Fair is held in Donnellson, Iowa, at the Lee County Fairgrounds.
Music in the Park featuring "Richie Lee and the Fabulous 50's". Tributes to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and other great artists from the 50's and 60's. Lions Club will be serving food. 5pm - 8:30pm
September 7th - 10th
The Tri-State Rodeo starts on September 7th with the Cinch Shoot-Out. Winners will receive $10,000 from Cinch. September 8th is family night. Bring the entire family for an evening of rodeo fun. September 9th is "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" and another fantastic night of rodeo action. This year there will be three national country acts taking the main stage. On Thursday, September 8th, Granger Smith (Earl Dibles Jr.) will take to the stage. On Friday, September 9th, Tyler Farr will be entertaining fans after the rodeo performance. Frankie Ballard will be the closing act on Saturday, September 10th. Check out the Tri-State Rodeo's website for information about tickets and pre-rodeo events that start on Labor Day Weekend.
Music in the Park featuring "Amarillo". Get ready for Rodeo with the soft country sounds of this band from Mt. Pleasant, IA. The Elks Lodge will be serving food. 5pm - 8:30pm
Rodeo Stampede 5K Run/Walk - Registration starts at 7 am. Go to "http://www.tristaterodeo.org/ready-to-rodeo-week-events/" and click on Events for the registration form.