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Heritage Days Festival 2022

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Heritage Days Festival 2021

FireworksThe 34rd Annual Heritage Days Festival, Mount Vernon’s biggest summer festival, will take place Wednesday, July 6 through Saturday, July 9, in and around Uptown Mount Vernon.

  • The 2022 theme is “Happy 175th Birthday MV!”
  • A complete schedule of events is available online.
  • Link to event on Facebook.

The event will be hosted by the the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Charitable Development Group (CCDG) in partnership with the Lester Buresh Family Community Wellness Center, the Mount Vernon Alumni Association, the City of Mount Vernon, Kernoustie Golf Club, the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council and several other local organizations.

Highlights of the four-day festival will include fireworks, a kids fun run, bouncy houses and inflatables, carnival games, bags tournament, a parade, the Memorial Park Family Fun Zone, live music and a new family-friendly storytelling event.

“The Heritage Days committee continues to think outside the box with expanding partnerships and creative programming in an attempt to grow the event while staying true to our roots,” said Joe Jennison, Director of Main Street and Marketing for the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Charitable Development Group (CCDG). “We are grateful to our two main sponsors The City of Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Alumni Association who are making this event possible with their financial support, and hope everyone will come out and join us to celebrate our 175th birthday!”

Heritage Days is an annual Mount Vernon event that seeks to bring the community together, including a large number of MV School Alumni, and raise funds for, and awareness of, community-based organizations.

Several local organizations will use this event to raise money for local projects. Some of those organizations include the Mount Vernon Volunteer Firefighters and the Mount Vernon Wrestling Club.

A food vendor application is available online.

About Mount Vernon

Historic Mount Vernon, Iowa, is the home to 4500 residents, including 1200 college students enrolled at Cornell College. Located in Eastern Iowa at the intersection of Highways 30 and 1, 20 miles north of Iowa City and 15 miles east of Cedar Rapids, it boasts a vibrant uptown business community with numerous antique and specialty stores, restaurants, coffee houses, art galleries, and three National Historic Districts.

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.


July 6
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Uptown Mount Vernon, Iowa
1st Street and Iowa 1
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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