Upcoming Events

Local Farmer's Market - Every Thursday from 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. in Central Park during the summer months.


Sept 11 - 14

92nd Annual Mexican Fiesta in Fort Madison, IA. Held on September14th. Located at 34th Street and Avenue Q, the Fiesta is a family fun event that includes street dancing, carnival rides, authentic Mexican food, live bands, and traditional folk dancing just to name a few of the activities for this 3 day celebration of Mexico's independence. Everyone is welcome!


Sept 20

Annual Fall Festival - Mark your calendar for the Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 20th at the Railroad Park in Donnellson, IA. A wonderful, family-oriented festival. The festival starts with a free a pancake breakfast. Activities at Railroad Park include games, an apple-peeling contest, tours of the Depot, a Craft Alley, a water fight competition, a basketball contest, a car show, tractors, and much, much more for the young and the young at heart. Musical entertainment also featured during the day and into the evening. Also featured are a city-wide scarecrow contest and an apple exhibit from Apple Berry Orchards. Come out and enjoy a beautiful fall September day! This event is FREE and open to the public.


Sept 21

Art in Central Park will be held on Sunday, September 21st from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. at the park on 9th Street and Avenue E in Fort Madison. This annual art event is held in Fort Madison's historic Central Park, which encompasses a picturesque bandstand, a lovely fountain, and shaded lawns. This setting provides a wonderful atmosphere for the public to enjoy art, entertainment, and other activities. In addition to the artists that will be displaying their wares in almost every medium are a number who will be providing demonstrations as well. The Fort Madison Area Arts Association will be providing a wide range of refreshments. This event is FREE and open to the public.


Sept 26

North Lee County Relay for Life will be held on Friday, September 26th from 6 P.M. to Midnight at the FMHS track. The opening ceremony brings everyone together to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. There is a Survivors Lap as the cancer survivors walk one lap around the track to upbeat music as other participants cheer them on. There is also a Caregivers Lap for those who have cared for someone with cancer. The Luminaria Ceremony will take place after dark. This is a time to remember people who have lost the battle to cancer, support people who are currently battling cancer and to honor people that have fought cancer in the past. This ceremony provides an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.