CDG Announces 2022 List of Festivals

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Charitable Development Group (CCDG), a Main Street Iowa organization, today announced the dates of several major festivals and events that will be taking place in Mount Vernon and Lisbon throughout Calendar Year 2022.

 The CCDG partners with several organizations in both communities that create and manage community festivals and events in the Mount Vernon-Lisbon area. Almost all of the festivals listed below are managed by a large, dedicated team of volunteer committees. Help is always needed, and all are welcome to participate.

“Of course, we don’t know how COVID and its variants will impact our event schedule throughout 2022,” said Joe Jennison, director of Marketing and Main Street for the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Charitable Development Group (CCDG). “However, at this point, we are expecting a full season of festivals – volunteers and committees are already meeting and planning several events including Chalk the Walk in May, Heritage Days in July and a live, in-person Magical Night on Thursday, Dec. 1.”

More information is available at www.visitmvl.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2022 Major Events

 

MVLCT: “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Feb. 25-27 & March 4-6, 2022

 

Portrayal of MV Plein Air Event

April 9, 10

 

Easter Egg Dash

April 16

 

Lisbon Clean-Up Day

Mid-April TBD

 

Mount Vernon Clean-Up Day

April 30

 

Chalk the Walk, Uptown Mount Vernon

May 7-8

 

Cornell College Commencement

May 8

 

MV and Lisbon HS Graduation

May 22

 

Memorial Day parade, Mount Vernon, Lisbon

May 30

 

Chocolate Stroll, Mount Vernon

June 4

 

Mount Vernon-Lisbon City-wide Garage Sales

June 11

 

MV-L Day at the Kernels

June 26

 

Lincoln Highway Antique Nitty Gritty

July 4th

 

Heritage Days, Mt Vernon

July 8-9

 

MVLCT: “The Drowsy Chaperone”

July 15-17, 22-23, 2022

 

Volunteer Appreciation Party

August 16       

 

Lisbon Movie in the Park

August 17

 

Lisbon Sauerkraut Days

August 18-20 

 

MVLCT: Shakespeare in the Park

Sept 8-11, 15-17 AT MEMORIAL PARK

 

Lincoln Highway Arts Festival

Sept 17

 

Chili Cookoff, Mount Vernon

October 8       

 

Cornell Homecoming, Reunion weekend

October 21-23

 

HalloweenTown, Lisbon

Oct 31

 

MVLCT: “The Game’s Afoot”

Nov 11-13, 18-19

 

Shop Small Saturday

Nov. 26

 

Magical Night, Mount Vernon

Dec. 1

 

About the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group exists to improve the social and economic well-being of Mount Vernon and Lisbon by capitalizing on their unique identity, assets and character. Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community in 2008, and practices economic development within the context of historic preservation.

 

About Main Street

The Main Street Approach is a copyrighted process of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The Program has been used in Iowa since 1986 with a total of 56 communities having participated.  Mount Vernon was selected as a Main Street community on March 4, 2008, by the State of Iowa, after submitting a comprehensive application and presenting to a select board of reviewers.