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Events

EVENTS & DON’T-MISS EXPERIENCES

Year-round fun, arts and culture, fresh air, unique festivals, exhibits, theatre, concerts and more await in Mason City, Iowa!
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Jul
16
Tue
Exhibit: Ceramics at the MacNider @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum (Ceramic Studio),
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ceramics at the MacNider is a competitive exhibition highlighting pieces created in the Museum’s Ceramic Studio. Exhibit open during all normal operation hours of the Museum. Exhibit will be on display until August 14, 2019.

Museum Hours:

Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Union Pacific’s Historic Big Boy Steam Locomotive No. 4014 in Mason City!
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm

Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 is touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad’s 150th anniversary. The Big Boy’s return to the rails is the product of more than two years of meticulous restoration work by the Union Pacific Steam Team. No. 4014 is the world’s only operating Big Boy locomotive. The ‘Big Boy’ will arrive in Mason City at approximately 2:00pm for an overnight stop. Due to the dynamic nature of these operations, running times and scheduled stops are subject to change. The most accurate steam schedule information always will be located on this page > https://www.up.com/heritage/steam/schedule/index.htm

North Iowa Farmers Market @ Located at the corner of 1st NE and S. Delaware Ave
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Offering the very best of local produce, baked goods, meats, artisan products, gluten-free, goods, flowers, honey and much more. The market  runs Tuesdays and Fridays, spring thru fall.

Jul
17
Wed
Exhibit: Ceramics at the MacNider @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum (Ceramic Studio),
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ceramics at the MacNider is a competitive exhibition highlighting pieces created in the Museum’s Ceramic Studio. Exhibit open during all normal operation hours of the Museum. Exhibit will be on display until August 14, 2019.

Museum Hours:

Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Junque in the Trunk @ Willowbrook Mall
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In the southwest corner of Willowbrook Mall‘s parking lot will be a ‘Junque in the Trunk’ sale. Pack up your car with things you want to sell.  Fee is $10 per spot. Event time: 5:00pm-8:00pm; weather permitting. Contact Glenys for more information – 641-530-0837

Lady of the Lake Dockside Night @ Lady of the Lake
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sit back and enjoy a relaxing evening on the Lady of the Lake Dockside! Feel the fresh air on your face, sway to the music, and relax into the lake lifestyle. Free admission for dockside night. Cash bar is open.

Jul
18
Thu
Take a Ride of a Lifetime! Ride in B-29 Doc! @ Mason City Municipal Airport
Jul 18 @ 8:30 am

The B-29 Doc Flight Experience is a unique way for warbird and aviation enthusiasts to relive history with a ride in a B-29 Superfortress. Ticket holders will get an approximately 90-minute experience that includes a 30-minute flight on B-29 Doc, during which passengers will get to ride in the seats that our nation’s veterans rode in while protecting freedom. Flight times are: 8:30am & 10:00am.

Exhibit: Ceramics at the MacNider @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum (Ceramic Studio),
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ceramics at the MacNider is a competitive exhibition highlighting pieces created in the Museum’s Ceramic Studio. Exhibit open during all normal operation hours of the Museum. Exhibit will be on display until August 14, 2019.

Museum Hours:

Thursday 9AM–8PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PM
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9AM–8PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Take a Ride of a Lifetime! Ride in B-29 Doc! @ Mason City Municipal Airport
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am

The B-29 Doc Flight Experience is a unique way for warbird and aviation enthusiasts to relive history with a ride in a B-29 Superfortress. Ticket holders will get an approximately 90-minute experience that includes a 30-minute flight on B-29 Doc, during which passengers will get to ride in the seats that our nation’s veterans rode in while protecting freedom. Flight times are: 8:30am & 10:00am.

North Iowa Fair @ North Iowa Events Center
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm

FREE entertainment, attractions, exhibits, livestock shows, hot air balloons and more! Come out and enjoy four days of fun that are certain to offer something for everyone! For more information and to view the fair schedule, visit > https://www.northiowaeventscenter.org