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Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa

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1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States

Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community on March 4, 2008 by the State of Iowa.  A wide variety of events occur along First Street in Mount Vernon, Iowa.  Uptown Mount Vernon is lined by historic buildings, retail shops, restaurants, and other businesses.   

Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa

May 2016

Chalk the Walk 2016

May 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 8, 2016

Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Chalk the Walk 2015 photo of the street and participants working on the collaborative piece of art, Grant Wood's "American Gothic"

The 11th anniversary of Iowa's largest Madonnari Festival is on May 7 and 8, 2016. Chalk the Walk 2016 features 300+ artists using over a half-ton of chalk with a Mount Vernon city street as the canvas.

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June 2016

Chocolate Stroll 2016

June 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Choosing a chocolate treat at Chocolate Stroll 2015

The Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll is a music and chocolate event invites guests to stroll down Mount Vernon's historic First Street.

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Mount Vernon City-Wide Garage Sale

June 18, 2016
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Attendees at Mount Vernon Garage Sale Summer 2014

A city-wide garage sale will be held in both Mount Vernon and Lisbon, Iowa on Saturday, June 18.

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July 2016

Lincoln Highway Antiques Extravaganza 2016

July 4, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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View of antique vendors and shoppers at the Lincoln Highway Antiques Extravaganza 2014

The Lincoln Highway Antiques Extravaganza is on July 4, 2016. Stroll through historic Mount Vernon, Iowa and find vintage items from vendors across the country. The open-air vintage market will feature 60-plus vendor booths! Over 8,000 visitors are expected for the one-day-only outdoor sale.

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Heritage Days Festival 2016

July 7, 2016 - July 9, 2016
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Photo of participants and audience for Bags Tournament at Mount Vernon Iowa Heritage Days

Live music, parade, kids' entertainment and food are just a few of the activities planned for this event. Be sure not to miss the fireworks on Thursday night!

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Mount Vernon’s Got Talent

July 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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10 minute performances will be on the Main Stage during the Mount Vernon Heritage Days festival.

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August 2016

Mount Vernon City-Wide Garage Sale

August 6, 2016
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Attendees at Mount Vernon Garage Sale Summer 2014

A city-wide garage sale will be held in both Mount Vernon and Lisbon, Iowa on Saturday, August 6.

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Mount Vernon Window Dressing Project

August 18, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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an example of Anna Woodward's work at the Sewing House in Ottumwa

Anna Woodward, a window dresser and professional merchandiser, is working with volunteers to help 3 Uptown Mt Vernon businesses redo their window displays.

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September 2016

Meet Your Community Night 2016

September 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Cornell College Campus Sign during the summer

Cornell College is planning on bringing in another great class of new students this year with approximately 320 first year and new transfer students, and Meet Your Community Night is a way to help the new students connect with Mt. Vernon and Lisbon.

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11th Annual Lincoln Highway Arts Festival

September 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Jake and Slim at LHAF

The Lincoln Highway Art Festival will be on September 24, 2016.

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October 2016

Porchfest

October 2, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Enjoy beautiful music performed on 8 historic front porches during Porchfest. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Mt Vernon, IA Fine Arts Association..

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10th Annual Mount Vernon Chili Cook-Off

October 15, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Photo of Chili Cook Off Attendees

The 10th Annual Mount Vernon-Lisbon Chili Cook-off is set for Saturday, October 15, 2016.

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Preschool Trick or Treating

October 31, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Halloween Ghost decorations on Main Street in Lisbon Iowa

There will be Preschool Trick or Treating in Uptown Mount Vernon again this year! Look for the kids to come to Uptown on Monday, Oct. 31, at 10:30 a.m. and then again at 12:45 p.m. This group comes into Uptown every year to trick or treat and they are adorable! They will start at MV Bank and Trust and go down one street and up the other to hit as many businesses on the West side as possible. 51 students…

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November 2016

Mount Vernon Art Walk 2016

November 5, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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close up of artist paintbrushes

The Mount Vernon Art Walk highlights 3 blocks to shop in the historic Uptown business district, with stops between East End Art and First Brick Art Gallery.

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Shop Small Saturday 2016

November 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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The Shop Small Booth during Shop Small Saturday

Shop Small Saturday is on Saturday, November 26, 2016 throughout Mount Vernon and Lisbon. Enjoy special discounts and enter a drawing to win prizes!

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December 2016

Magical Night 2016

December 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Photo of Magical Night Snowflake chandelier

Magical Night is December 1, 2016. You can expect dozens of individual events taking place throughout Uptown Mount Vernon, all connected by a free Trolley.

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March 2017

LilFest Weeknight House Concert

March 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on April 3, 2017 at 7:30pm

Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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playing guitar

Created by Nancy Emrich Freeman, LilFest has been bringing world-class touring performers to Mount Vernon-Lisbon since 2011.

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May 2017

Chalk the Walk 2017

May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on May 7, 2017 at 10:00am

Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Chalk the Walk 2017 is the 12th anniversary of Iowa's largest Madonnari Festival. Artists will use a 1/2 ton of chalk with a Mt Vernon street as the canvas.

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Mount Vernon Mural Ribbon Cutting

May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Coming Spring 2017 Community Mural

The Mount Vernon Area Arts Council is having a community mural unveiling event. The Mount Vernon Mural Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

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June 2017

Selection of chocolate pigs at the Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll 2015

Chocolate Stroll 2017

June 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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The Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll is a music and chocolate event invites guests to stroll down Mount Vernon's historic First Street.

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Mount Vernon City-Wide Garage Sale

June 17, 2017
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One event on August 5, 2017 at 12:00am

Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Attendees at Mount Vernon Garage Sale Summer 2014

A city-wide garage sale will be held in both Mount Vernon and Lisbon, Iowa.

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July 2017

First Brick Antiques and Art Gallery Perfect Blend

Lincoln Highway Nitty Gritty 2017

July 4, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Lincoln Highway Nitty Gritty is on July 4, 2017. Stroll through historic Mount Vernon, Iowa and find vintage items from vendors across the country. Over 8,000 visitors are expected for this one-day-only outdoor sale.

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Bingo at Mount Vernon Heritage Days

Heritage Days Festival 2017

July 6, 2017 - July 8, 2017
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Live music, a parade, kids' entertainment, food, and fireworks are just a few of the activities planned for the 2017 Heritage Days Festival.

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August 2017

Meet Your Community Night 2017

August 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Free
Cornell College Campus Sign during the summer

Meet your Community Night includes a game to encourage student groups to visit local businesses in order to earn additional BINGO cards.

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September 2017

Restaurant Week: Meet the Culinary Artists of Mt Vernon Chris

Restaurant Week: Meet the Culinary Artists of Mt Vernon-Lisbon

September 15, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Plan to spend September 15-24 in the Mount Vernon area during Restaurant Week and get to know the culinary artists of Mount Vernon.

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Holding bowl at Lincoln Highway Arts Festival

12th Annual Lincoln Highway Arts Festival

September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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The Lincoln Highway Arts Festival will be on September 16, 2017. Over 50 artists & entertainers will join the event to celebrate art, music, and creativity.

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October 2017

Portrayal of Mount Vernon

October 7, 2017
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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paint and paintbrush

Artists will be in and around Mount Vernon, Iowa demonstrating their skills as they paint, photograph, and sculpt their love of the town.

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Mount Vernon Chili Cook-Off 2017

October 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Teams will compete for cash prizes and bragging rights during the Mount Vernon Chili Cook-Off. Cooking is begins at Noon, followed by public tasting 4-7PM.

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November 2017

Art Walk 2017

November 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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paint and paintbrush

The 3rd Annual Art Walk is over double the size of previous years with 33 stops, and it includes Art Stops in Mount Vernon and Lisbon.

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Shop Small Booth 2015

Shop Small Saturday 2017

November 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Shop Small Saturday is on Saturday, November 25, 2017 throughout Mount Vernon and Lisbon. Enjoy special discounts and enter a drawing to win prizes!

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Magical Night 2017

November 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Magical Night is November 30, 2017. You can expect dozens of individual events taking place throughout Uptown Mount Vernon, all connected by a free Trolley.

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May 2018

CTW 2017 Drone Shot

Chalk the Walk 2018

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on May 6, 2018 at 10:00am

Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Chalk the Walk 2018 is the 13th anniversary of Iowa's largest Madonnari Festival. Artists will use a 1/2 ton of chalk with a Mt Vernon street as the canvas.

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CTW 2017 Drone Shot

Chalk the Walk 2018

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on May 6, 2018 at 10:00am

Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Chalk the Walk 2018 is the 13th anniversary of Iowa's largest Madonnari Festival. Artists will use a 1/2 ton of chalk with a Mt Vernon street as the canvas.

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June 2018

Chocolate Stroll Cupcakes

Chocolate Stroll 2018

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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The Mount Vernon Chocolate Stroll is a music and chocolate event invites guests to stroll down Mount Vernon's historic First Street.

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Mount Vernon City-Wide Garage Sale

June 16
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One event on August 4, 2018 at 12:00am

Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Attendees at Mount Vernon Garage Sale Summer 2014

A city-wide garage sale will be held in both Mount Vernon and Lisbon, Iowa on June 16 and August 4, 2018.

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July 2018

Nitty Gritty 2 Items for sale and shoppers

Lincoln Highway Nitty Gritty 2018

July 4 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Lincoln Highway Nitty Gritty is on July 4, 2018. Stroll through historic Mount Vernon, Iowa and find vintage items from vendors across the country.

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Paraders walk down a tree-lined street.

Heritage Days Festival 2018

July 12 - July 14
Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Live music, a parade, kids' entertainment, food, and fireworks are just a few of the activities planned for the 2018 Heritage Days Festival.

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